14 days Las Vegas to San Francisco
14-day West Coast Adventure
The West Coast is a true treasure trove of magnificent scenery, stunning cities and gorgeous weather. This 2 week West Coast America tour includes a whole series of highlights. Experience Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, stroll Californian city streets and experience Vegas in all its glory. What's more - there's epic trips on Route 66 and the Pacific Coast.
Get right into the heart of the places we visit with this trip that includes a whole bunch of quintessentially American activities. Visit the Grand Canyon, hike amidst the waterfalls of Yosemite, visit the island prison of Alcatraz, learn how to play beach volleyball in Santa Monica, surf in Santa Cruz and cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge. This trip is a feast for the eyes, soul and spirit and lit up by blue skies and sunshine.
Including a casino hotel in Vegas and city centre hostels elsewhere.
Local Adventure Leaders throughout the whole tour.
All transport including Route 66 bus, Pacific Coast train and local transfers.
West Coast America Tour Stops
West Coast America Tour
Day 1 – Las Vegas:
We’ll start our West Coast America tour in one of nation’s most well-known cities: Las Vegas. This infamous den of vice, excitement and razzmatazz is home to some truly awe-inspiring hotels, casinos and plenty more. We’ll wander along the Strip and you can admire the neon majesty of the establishments lining the route. That night, we’ve splurged on the accomodation and it’s a night in a hotel on the Strip- live the Vegas lifestyle with an evening show, casino visit or dine out in the myriad of restaurant options!
Day 2- Las Vegas
Sleep in and then enjoy the Viva Las Vegas tour, see the Vegas sign, visit Area 15 and Fremont Street. Take in the downtown delights of Fremont Street with a trip to a microbrewery, more casinos and a delicious BBQ dinner. If understatement is your thing- then Vegas might not be for you- but it’s a great, unique and utterly American experience!
Day 3- Grand Canyon
From the big-city buzz to another slice of Americana with a trip from the bright lights to the remote grandeur of the Grand Canyon. En route, we check out the engineering marvel that is the Hoover Dam! We’ll drive along part of Route 66 and check out the rustic Seligman, birthplace of Route 66 and the inspiration for Cars by Disney-Pixar.
Day 4- Grand Canyon
An unforgettable day awaits as we step into the unknown with a full day out in the Canyon. Marvel at the majesty of the Canyon itself- a mile deep, 277 miles long and 18 miles wide- this National Park holds all the cards when it comes to mesmorising views. Discover the fascinating history of the Native American communities who lived here. Wander from one stunning panorama to the next and take incredible photos or soak up the surroundings. Please note you can walk at your own pace as the hikes themselves will not be guided but we’ll provide all the info and maps you need!
Day 5- Grand Canyon – Downtown Las Vegas
Bid farewell to the awesome grandeur of the Canyon, but first, try your hand at axe throwing or learn more about America’s complex relationship with guns during a visit to a shooting range. Enjoy lunch and shopping in the cowboy, hipster town of Williams, Arizona on Route 66. That evening we’ll stop off in downtown Vegas and you can check out the city’s local bar scene with a few of our favourite choices…
Day 6- Los Angeles
After a few days in the remote desert- it’s time for a taste of modern, city life in one of the world’s coolest cities: Los Angeles. See the sights and shops on the 3rd Street Promenade and grab dinner. Enjoy a sunset beach stroll and whilst at Santa Monica Pier- we’ll take part in the Coyote Trip Arcade Challenge!
Day 7– Los Angeles
We’ll start our time here with a volleyball lesson on the beach. Indulge in a classic California burger lunch! That afternoon- venture up the famous Hollywood sign and look down at the city beneath. An evening in the city starts with a wander down Hollywood Boulevard and spot the stars on the Walk of Fame. Watch the sunset over the city of angels and then explore the amazing Griffith Observatory.
Day 8- Los Angeles
Today – you can visit one of the city’s famous theme parks. The delights of Universal Studios or Disneyland await and both are jam-packed with entertainment, fun and a fair bit of magic! We can give you tips on the best rides, attractions and shows. Alternatively, we also arrange a chance to give something back to the LA community by volunteering with Heal the Bay, and help clean up the coastline.
Day 9- The Pacific Coast Highway- Santa Cruz
Another classic American trip awaits with a journey on the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Cruz. This train along the coast is one of the world’s most scenic journeys and our end destination is another treat. Santa Cruz is a truly magnificent stop with an array of stunning beaches, relaxed vibes and Californian culture.
Day 10- Santa Cruz
Learn the art of surfing with a morning class out on the water. After riding the waves – or at worst, admiring the scenery from the board- head over to The Picnic Basket for a breakfast burrito. That afternoon- we’ve got time to enjoy the stellar setting. Wander along the boardwalk and take in the views or jump in the ocean. Epic views are a guarantee. Also try your hand at Mini Golf or ride some of the waterfront rides.
Day 11- San Francisco
Head to the iconic San Francisco! Stroll through the downtown streets with a guided tour and admire the city from atop some of the city’s steep streets. Enjoy dinner in Chinatown at the House of Nanking.
Day 12- San Francisco
One highlight of any San Francisco experience is venturing across the Golden Gate Bridge and marvelling at both the feat of engineering and the impressive view of the bridge. We’ll do this experience on bikes and stop off in Sausalito for lunch. Head back into town, by ferry and stroll through some of city’s most charming districts.
Day 13- Yosemite National Park – San Francisco
Get set for another totally different part of the state: Yosemite National Park. This park is home to dramatic waterfalls, forested beauty, still nature, majestic cliffs, abundant wildlife and a myriad of inspiring vistas. A place to absorb the magic of nature and we’ll immerse ourselves in the heart of this National Park.
Day 14- San Francisco
The tour ends today, so bid farewell to your friends and check out of the hostel. It’s then time to bid farewell to the group and our action-packed USA group tour!
Included Activities on our West Coast America Tour
- Viva Las Vegas Tour
- Grand Canyon entrance fees
- Axe throwing
- Arcade Challenge
- Beach Volleyball Class on Santa Monica Beach
- Griffith Observatory
- San Francisco walking tour
- Bike ride over Golden Gate Bridge
- Yosemite Hiking
A deposit is required to make a reservation on our West Coast America Tour, with the balance due 70 days prior to departure (unless booking with one of our promotions, for which specific balance due dates may apply).
The deposit is 10% of the group tour price (unless stated otherwise). If you book on to our tours less than 70 days prior to departure, the full balance will be due within 3 days of booking.
No bookings can be accepted within 40 days of a trip departure date.
The price of a single room upgrade for the West Coast America Tour is £1,390 and a double room upgrade is £325 per person. Please let us know at least 5 working days before the trip starts if you would like any of these extras adding onto your booking.
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