Written on: 05/07/2013
Where to start? I usually book my own holidays over the net. This year we decided to visit the USA for the first time. After many nights of sitting at the computer, totally confused with flights, timings, hotels and cost I Googled for a recommended company and American Sky appeared.
Best decision I ever made to call them. The advisor was wonderful, very knowlegable and enthusiastic to book us the exact holiday we were looking for.
After a few days of e-mails, swapping hotels, flights etc to suit our taste and schedule we booked.
Started with 4 nights in Las Vegas at the Signature MGM Grand. Amazing hotel and Vegas was brilliant fun.
Then on to Fresno (flew from Vegas), picked up our hire car, and drove to Yosemite View Lodge five minutes from the entrance to Yosemite National Park. Perfect location, beautiful scenery. Yosemite National Park blew our minds, it's stunning. She had suggested we do the Valley Tour trip to familiarize ourselves with the park, excellent idea. We got to visit areas of the park we wouldn't have thought to go ourselves. Had lunch in the forest where we were joined by a family of Deer who grazed less than 10 feet away from us, wow.
After spending five nights at Yosemite, we drove back to Fresno, flew onto Phoenix where our connecting flight took us to Tampa. We again picked up a hire car and drove to St Petersburg, where we stayed in St Pete Beach at the Beachcomber Beach Resort and Hotel. Excellent hotel in perfect location for visiting all the surrounding areas of Clearwater, Tampa, Old St Petersburg (beautiful town). Seven nights later, we returned our hire car, and made the final leg of our holiday to New York for four nights. OMG, WE LOVE NEW YORK. We crammed so much in in the four days we were there. Again, our hotel The NewYorker, couldn't have been in a better location. I recommend getting a New York Hopper pass, cost $69 but we could hop on and off the busses where we wanted to visit, but it also included the Hudson River Ferry trip, four separate trips to the areas of New York you wouldn't think to go, Uptown Treasure, Harlem, Bronx Tour and Downtown Tour which included Ground Zero, Empire State etc.
Finally our last day was spent doing more shopping and having to buy another case. We flew from JFK at 10:30pm, so she ensured we had a full last day for our trip. Perfect.
I cannot recommend this company enough. The advisor and her co-workers were brilliant. I phoned to ask a quick question before we left and spoke to one of the team, who proceeded to tell me all about Vegas and Yosemite and gave me even more tips and ideas for our visit.
So, 20 days, 6 flights, 4 hotels and the most amazing memories later, we are home and already planning a return using American Sky again.
Best of all, the entire holiday flights, hotels, car hire all came to the unbelievable price of £ 5,160 for the two of us.
When I had tried to book this trip myself, our flights to Vegas, returning from New York were coming in at nearly £1,600. We never expected to get such an amazing holiday for the price we paid.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE TEAM AT AMERICAN SKY - YOUR BRILLIANT!! Can't wait to book our next trip with you (think we may fit a week at a ranch in next time)