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Western Express Escorted Tour

Las Vegas * Grand Canyon * Yosemite * San Francisco * Monterey * California's Central Coast * Amtraks Pacific Sunliner * Santa Barbara * Los Angeles * Las Vegas

An exclusive air and ground tour using a private aircraft, motor coach and first class rail travel on Amtraks Surfliner, along the Pacific Coast visiting the iconic locations of Nevada and California.

2018 - 11 days from £3,163 per person twin share + flights + internal private tour jet

Itinerary

Day 01  UK - Las Vegas
Your holiday to the West begins with a scheduled flight with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick to Las Vegas. On arrival transfer independently to your hotel, taxi's and shuttles can easily be found in the arrivals area or for that classic arrival why not hire a limo to ride the strip before arrival at your hotel. Your evening is at leisure.
Overnights(3): Luxor Hotel - Las Vegas

Day 02 - Las Vegas
Your day is at leisure, take a walk today to view the shops at Caesars Palace, the aquarium at the Mirage and the famous fountains of the Bellagio before meeting your tour director. This evening, why not catch a show, try your luck at the casinos or even take a ride on the High Roller, the worlds tallest observation wheel and the most exciting attraction to hit the strip. Breakfast Included

Day 03 - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Las Vegas
Today, see the Grand Canyon as it can best be seen....from the air and ground. Your adventure begins upon boarding a private aircraft bound for Grand Canyon National Parks South Rim. Glide over the vast expanse of the Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Upon arrival at Grand Canyon National Park Airport, you will board a motorcoach and embark on the ground portion of the tour. Stop along the rim at impressive outlooks whose magnificent views offer spectacular photo opportunities, enjoy a picnic lunch, take a stroll along the rim and shop for souvenirs before hopping back on the aircraft for your return flight to Las Vegas. This evening you are invited to a welcome reception to meet your fellow travellers. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 04 - Las Vegas - Yosemite
Your journey begins this morning with a short flight onboard a private aircraft from Las Vegas to Merced, the gateway to Yosemite National Park. Upon arrival in Merced youll board a motorcoach and retrace the original route to Yosemite along Highway 140, the first route into the park that brought travellers directly to the valley floor along the Merced River Canyon. Once inside the park you will be introduced to some of Yosemites most famous and awe-inspiring scenery including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Falls, Breakfast Included
Overnight(1): Yosemite View Lodge - Yosemite National Park area

Day 05 - Yosemite - San Francisco
Leaving the wonder of Yosemite behind, today you will make your way west via motorcoach to Northern Californias beloved City by the Bay, San Francisco. Enroute we visit a winery in the famed Napa Valley and you will have time to explore the quaint town of Sonoma. Considered one of the greatest cities in the world for many reasons. San Franciscos 49 square miles of distinctive terrain - water on one side, hills on the othe - leads to spectacular views, a multitude of ethnically diverse neighborhoods and one of a kind experiences. Breakfast Included
Overnights(2): Hilton Financial - San Francisco

Day 06 - San Francisco
This morning, a comprehensive city tour provides a fun and exciting way to get an overview of the city and enables you to truly appreciate many of San Franciscos most famous sites, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Union Square and Fishermans Wharf finishing the tour with a bay cruise to view the iconic skyline from the water as you glide under the Golden Gate Bridge and circle Alcatraz Island, The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore or shop this great city. To ease the shoe leather take the cable car to Union Square and hang off the running board for extra adventure. Breakfast Included

Day 07 - San Francisco - 17 Mile Drive - Monterey - Californias Central Coast
Heading south this morning via motorcoach  youll embark on an exhilarating journey along one of the most scenic raods in the world - 17 Mile Drive. Hugging the Pacific Coastline while passing emeral green fairways and stunning estates, this coastal landmark runs through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach. Afterwards take in the sights, sounds and smells of Montery at Old Fishermans Wharf and explore Cannery Rows Historic downtown district. The Pacific Coast Highway winds south through Carmel by the Sea and Big Sur where mountains plunge into the Pacific Ocean. Further south the landscape mellows to oak studded hills as the highway passes Hearst Castle amd Morro Bay, from here a short distance inland is San Luis Obispo and the heart of California's Central Coast. Breakfast Included
Overnight(1): Cambria Pines Lodge - Californias Central Coast  

Day 08 - Californias Central Coast - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles
A different mode of transport today after breakfast and free time to explore the charming town of San Luis Obispo, you board Amtraks Pacific Surfliner and journey south towards Los Angeles. The train tracks hugs the Pacific Coast and you will enjoy superb views from your dome car. Our train passes through Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera and the classic beach town of Ventura. Further south you arrive into Los Angeles. Breakfast Included
Overnights(2): L.A Downtown Hotel - Los Angeles

Day 09 - Los Angeles
Todays comprehensive tour of Los Angeles enables you to get a true taste of Southern California. Youll explore the seaside communites of Marina Del Ray, Venice whose boardwalk is famous for its muscle beach and Santa Monica, home to one of Californias oldest pleasure piers. You will also tour Hollywood and the famous Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre, Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills. Breakfast Included

Day 10 - Los Angeles - Las Vegas
Today you transfer to the airport and board your private aircraft for the short flight back to Las Vegas. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where your evening is at leisure. Breakfast and Dinner included.
Overnight(1): Luxor Hotel - Las Vegas

Day 11 - Las Vegas - UK
Transfer independently to Las Vegas airport to check in for your Virgin Atlantic flight to London Gatwick

Day 12 - Arrive UK

The internal private jet aircraft used is a Beechcraft 1900D ExecLiner which allows groups of 16 passengers per flight and 32 passengers per tour. All passengers will receive guaranteed window seating on each private flight sector. (Please note that this does not include Transatlantic Flights).

The tour will utilize private aviation terminals at all airports you visit - this means that security procedures whilst thorough will not entail the long lines commonly found at US Airports. (Private flights only.)

 

 Departure Dates 

2018

 

Twin Share 

 

Single Traveller 

April 08 £3,163 £3,879
May 06, 20 £3,163 £3,879
June 03, 17 £3,163 £3,879
July 01, 15, 29 £4,027 £4,027
August 12 £4,027 £4,027
September 02, 16 £3,163 £3,879
October 14 £3,163 £3,879
 
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Tour Price Includes:

  • Schedule flights with Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick
  • Airport taxes, security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 9 nights Accommodation
  • 1 night pre tour accommodation.
  • Welcome Reception
  • Private aircraft on tour flight sectors - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Las Vegas, Las Vegas - Merced and Los Angeles to Las Vegas
  • Business Class Train Journey on board the Pacific Surfliner from California Central Coast to Los Angeles
  • 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 2 Dinners
  • Comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Guided tour of Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • Napa Valley and Sonoma with wine tasting and vineyard tour
  • Tour 17 Mile Drive and Monterey Cannery Row
  • Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Tour Guide from Day 2 - Day 10

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Airport Transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Excursions


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