WINGS OVER THE WEST
Las Vegas-Yosemite-San Francisco-17-Mile Drive-Monterey-Central Coast-Santa Barbara-Los Angeles-Las Vegas-Grand Canyon-Williams-Page-Antelope Canyon-Monument Valley-Bryce Canyon-Zion.
15 days/14 nights, Las Vegas/Las Vegas
2019 Mon: May 13, 27. Jun 10 ,24. Jul 08,22. Aug 05,19. Sep 02,16
On request: Child rates 07-12 years, single supplement
day 01 Las Vegas Arrival
Welcome to Las Vegas, a desert oasis of neon lights, non-stop excitement and tons of fun around every corner. Upon arrival at McCarran International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your tour director. Free time this evening allows you to experience the sights and sounds of this wonderland first hand. Walk the famous Strip lined with mega-resorts, place a bet at one of the many casinos, dine at world-class restaurants, catch the latest star-studded show, or enjoy breathtaking views during a 30-minute ride on the all-new, 550-foot tall “High Roller” the world’s tallest observation wheel and the most exciting attraction to hit the Strip.
day 02 Las Vegas-Yosemite
After breakfast, your journey begins with a short flight on-board a private aircraft from Las Vegas to Merced, the gateway to Yosemite National Park. Upon arrival in Merced you’ll board a motorcoach and retrace the original route to Yosemite along Highway 140, the first route into the park that brought travelers directly to the valley floor along the Merced River Canyon. Once inside the park you will be introduced to some of Yosemite’s most famous and awe-inspiring scenery, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View, and Bridalveil Falls. Postcard-perfect pictures abound so be sure to have your camera ready.
day 03 Yosemite-San Francisco
After breakfast, leave the wonder of Yosemite behind, today you’ll make your way west via motorcoach to Northern California’s beloved City by the Bay, San Francisco. En route 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 Francisco’s 49 square miles of distinctive terrain – water on one side, hills on the other – leads to spectacular views, a multitude of ethnically diverse neighborhoods and one-of-a-kind experiences.
day 04 San Francisco
After breakfast, enjoy a comprehensive city tour which provides a fun and exciting way to get an overview of the city and enables you to truly appreciate many of San Francisco’s most famous sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf. And, as no visit would be complete without taking a cruise on the Bay, you’ll set sail, passing the famous PIER 39 sea lions while making your way along the historic waterfront which reveals the city’s spectacular skyline. Be sure to take full advantage of prime photo opportunities with unobstructed views in every direction as you glide under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and circle the notorious Alcatraz Island. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city’s amazing sights, scenes, and neighborhoods at your leisure. Ever ride a national landmark? Then consider hopping on one of San Francisco’s historic cable cars. And for an extra thrill, hang off the running board, Doris Day-style.
day 05 San Francisco-17-Mile Drive-Monterey-California’s Central Coast
Enjoy breakfast in the morning and head south via motorcoach to embark on an exhilarating journey along one of the most scenic roads in the world, 17-Mile Drive. Hugging the Pacific coastline while passing emerald green fairways and stunning estates, this coastal landmark runs through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach. Afterward, take in the sights, sounds and smells of Monterey at Old Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown and explore Cannery Row’s historic waterfront district, John Steinbeck’s inspiration for his novel of the same name. Continuing south, Pacific Coast Highway’s twisting, cliff-hugging route takes you through the quaint village of 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 and Morro Bay. From here, a short distance inland is San Luis Obispo and the heart of California’s Central Coast.
day 06 California’s Central Coast-Santa Barbara-Los Angeles
After breakfast enjoy visiting the small towns of San Luis Obispo and Solvang as you travel south to the charming coastal city of Santa Barbara, also known as “The American Riviera”. After some time perusing shops along State Street, you will journey south towards Los Angeles. Evening at leisure in downtown LA.
day 07 Los Angeles
Enjoy breakfast in the morning. Today’s comprehensive tour of Los Angeles enables you to get a true taste of Southern California. You’ll explore the seaside communities of Marina del Rey, Venice whose boardwalk is famous for its Muscle Beach, and Santa Monica, home to one of California’s oldest pleasure piers. You’ll also glimpse some of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood while checking out the Walk of Fame where more than 2,400 stars are embedded in the sidewalk, TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman’s Chinese Theatre), the Sunset Strip, and Beverly Hills where you just might catch a celebrity shopper or two along Rodeo Drive.
day 08 Los Angeles-Las Vegas
After breakfast, transfer to the Airport where you will board a private aircraft for the short flight back to Las Vegas. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Remainder of day is at leisure.
day 09 Las Vegas Departure
After breakfast, enjoy a full day at leisure in the entertainment capital of the world. Your Tour Director will be on hand to help with planning your day.
day 10 Las Vegas-Grand Canyon-Williams
Breakfast and board your private aircraft bound for Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. Glide over Hoover Dam & Lake Mead where you’ll see the Colorado snaking its way through the length of the Canyon, continuing to carve out its history. Upon arrival at Grand Canyon National Park Airport you’ll board a motorcoach & embark on the ground portion of the tour. Stop along the Rim at impressive outlooks whose magnificent views offer spectacular photo opportunities. Join Grand Canyon Railway’s vintage train to Williams. Once on-board the train you can sit back, relax & watch a remarkable world go by out your window while being entertained by strolling musicians. There’s even an old fashioned shoot out & train robbery. Lunch included.
day 11 Williams-Page
Enjoy breakfast in the morning. Today’s motorcoach journey allows you to get your kicks while traveling the portions of Historic Route 66 that make up the main streets in both Williams and Flagstaff. Just north of Flagstaff, Sunset Crater National Monument showcases the results of recent volcanic activity with its colorful cinder cones and huge expanse of jagged, twisted lava, still uncovered by any vegetation and pure black in color even though the last major eruption was in 1065. Continuing on to Page, located on Lake Powell’s doorstep, you’ll find you are right in the heart of unparalleled outdoor beauty.
day 12 Page–Antelope Canyon–Monument Valley–Page
After breakfast, enjoy a full day exploring the Navajo Nation. Experience a harmony you’ve never felt before in Antelope Canyon, the most photographed slot canyon in the world. Formed over hundreds of years of water running through sandstone, Antelope Canyon is both a sacred site for the Navajo and a favorite destination for visitors from around the world. Once a vast lowland basin, Monument Valley has been the setting for more Western movies than any other site in the United States.
day 13 Page-Bryce Canyon-Zion
After breakfast, we head west via motorcoach you’ll make your way to Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon consists of a series of horseshoe- shaped amphitheaters wherethe power of wind, water & geologic mayhem has etched the pink cliffs & shaped the colorful limestone rock into thousands of spires called “hoodoos”. Continue to Zion National Park, Utah’s oldest national park known for its incredible canyons, lush forests & spectacular views. Here, you can gaze at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink & red which soar into the bright blue sky.
day 14 Zion-Las Vegas
After breakfast, continue west via motorcoach you’ll return to Las Vegas. Leisure time upon arrival allows you to take in more of the city’s sites. Once night sets, you’ll find the Las Vegas Strip really comes alive, lighting up the desert sky with its neon signs & stunning displays. A night tour provides spectacular views of the Strip & Downtown. See The Mirage’s volcano erupt, the Bellagio’s famous dancing fountains, the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, & the incredible Fremont Street Experience light show.
day 15 Las Vegas - Departure
After breakfast, transfer independently to Las Vegas International Airport for your departure flight.
Inclusions: twin share in a 3* or 4* accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, welcome reception, private Aircraft on all flight sectors, tour director throughout, services and taxes.
Sightseeing: Los Angeles, the Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco Bay Cruise, Napa Valley and Sonoma with wine tasting and vineyard tour, Tour 17 Mile Drive and Monterey’s Cannery Row, Antelope Canyon Tour and visit Lake Powell, Zion and Monument Valley.
Hotels: Las Vegas-SLS Las Vegas, Yosemite-Yosemite View Lodge river view rooms, San Francisco-Hotel Zoe Fishermans Wharf, Central Coast-Cambria Pines Lodge, Los Angeles-Hilton Glendale, Las Vegas-SLS Las Vegas Williams-Railway Hotel, Page- Lake Powell Resort, Zion- LA Quinta (or similar).
Notes: All bookings are made only on English spoken tour departures; however some tours may be modified to multilingual (2 languages) at short notice. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions.
Optional excursions: Las Vegas Night Tour, San Francisco Chinatown Dinner, Los Angeles by Night Tour and Dinner, Monument Valley Jeep Tour.
Optional excursions need to be arranged with the tour director at the start of the tour.