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9 Nights Tour from £2,699 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

This 10-day escorted tour begins and ends in Las Vegas. You will take a private jet to cover the 400 miles to Yosemite National Park, giving you more time to enjoy its spectacular sights. After time in Yosemite, you’ll then travel by motorcoach to the wonderful Napa Valley where you’ll visit a winery, then onto the iconic city of San Francisco. Then you’ll head south along the magnificent Pacific Coast, visiting beautiful locations along the way. After a stay in Los Angeles, you’ll board another private aircraft to cover the 300 miles back to Las Vegas.

The air sections of this tour will be on board a Beechcraft 1900D Execliner, and will have 16 passengers per flight (two aircraft will be used as there will be a maximum of 32 people on this tour). Everybody gets a window seat so you’ll have great views and great photo opportunities.

Highlights:

  • Los Angeles city tour
  • Tour beautiful 17-Mile Drive and Monterey’s historic Cannery Row
  • Napa Valley and Sonoma with wine tasting and vineyard tour
  • San Francisco Bay cruise
  • Optional Grand Canyon tour

If you would like to extend this tour and see some of the magnificent National Parks, then you could consider the Wings Over the West tour

Details

Day 1

Las Vegas

Arrive into Las Vegas and transfer independently to your hotel where you’ll meet with your Tour Manager. You’ll have this first evening at leisure so you can explore Las Vegas as much as you’d like or just relax over dinner in your hotel.

Overnight: SLS Las Vegas

Day 2

Las Vegas - Yosemite

Take a short flight on board a private aircraft this morning to Merced which serves as the gateway to Yosemite National Park. Then board a motorcoach and travel along the original route along Highway 140, the first route that brought travellers directly to the valley floor along the Merced River Canyon. Once inside the park you will experience spectacular views including the Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View, Bridalveil Falls and Yosemite Falls.

Overnight: Yosemite View Lodge (Breakfast included)

Day 3

Yosemite National Park – San Francisco

Leave Yosemite and travel west to the City by the Bay – San Francisco. Along the way, you’ll stop in the world-famous Napa Valley and have chance to explore the town of Sonoma. San Francisco is a distinctive and ever-popular city, with diverse neighbourhoods, varied restaurants and bars, and renowned landmarks to explore.

Overnight: Stanford Court San Francisco (Breakfast included)

Day 4

San Francisco

This morning enjoy a fun and laid-back city tour, from Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. No visit to the city would be complete with a tour of the bay, so prepare to set sail on a cruise past the famous Pier 39 and its sea lions, all along the historic waterfront and under the Golden Gate Bridge. After circling the notorious Alcatraz Island, you’ll return to land and be free to explore at leisure with some visits to the museums, a coffee in a quaint café or perhaps a spot of shopping.

Overnight: Stanford Court San Francisco (Breakfast included)

Day 5

San Francisco – 17-Mile Drive – Monterey – California’s Central Coast

This morning you will venture south by motorcoach along the stunning 17-Mile Drive, passing beautiful estates, emerald green fairways and the Pacific Ocean to Monterey. Afterward, Visit Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row’s historic waterfront district before carrying onwards along the Pacific Coast Highway to Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur. Further south, the highway passes Hearst Castle and Morro Bay into the heart of California’s Central Coast.

Overnight: Cambria Pines Lodge (Breakfast included)

Day 6

California’s Central Coast – Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

After breakfast head south to Santa Barbara, visiting the towns of San Luis Opisbo and Solvang en route. Enjoy time in the charming coastal city of Santa Barbara, strolling the windy streets, then continue south to Los Angeles. Enjoy an evening at leisure in Los Angeles

Overnight: Doubletree Downtown LA (Breakfast included)

Day 7

Los Angeles

Take a comprehensive tour of Los Angeles, exploring the seaside communities of Marina del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica, home to California’s oldest pleasure piers. You’ll also get a flavour of Hollywood glitz and glamour when you check out the Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive.

Overnight: Doubletree Downtown LA (Breakfast included)

Day 8

Los Angeles – Las Vegas

Transfer to the airport this morning and board a private aircraft to Las Vegas where you’ll be transferred to your hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the “Entertainment Capital of the World” at your own pace.

Overnight: SLS Las Vegas (Breakfast included)

Day 9

Las Vegas

A full day to enjoy Las Vegas or take the optional tour to the Grand Canyon.

Overnight: SLS Las Vegas (Breakfast included)

Day 10

Today your tour ends, it’s time to fly home.

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: flight on private 16-seater jet from Las Vegas to Yosemite and LA to Las Vegas; Other journeys by air-conditioned coach
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation including breakfast described above or similar
  • Sightseeing as described above
  • Tour Manager throughout

Luggage Requirements: All passengers may bring one suitcase weighing no more than 20 Kilograms and one additional carry-on bag that must be stowed underneath the aircraft seat during flights. Due to space and weight limitations on the private aircraft, no additional bags or items may be carried under any circumstances.

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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