Western Express Northbound

Was $1599  — Savings of 20% on Aug. 23, 2014
8 days,Los Angeles to San Francisco

Bask in big city lights of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, wind through the streets of San Francisco, hike through Yosemite, feel the heat in Death Valley, get your kicks on Route 66

From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, this Los Angeles to San Francisco itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At the sights—like the atmospheric mining town of Laughlin—you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.

What's Included

Free Wi-FiThis adventure boasts vans fitted with wi-fi for up to five users at a time. Check your email, upload a photo to Facebook, or send a tweet to your friends.
  • All national park and national monument fees. Los Angeles orientation walk. Route 66 drive. Grand Canyon visit and stay with pizza dinner on the rim. Las Vegas orientation walk. Death Valley visit. Tioga Pass drive (seasonal). Yosemite stay. San Francisco orientation walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 1 dinner. (Allow USD200-225 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (twin-share with en suite facilities, 7 nts).
  • Air-con private touring van, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10

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Offer valid for new bookings only with international air travel originating in North America added to a land booking. Not valid with any other discount, offer or promotion. Subject to availability. Must book by July 31, 2014, for travel by December 31, 2015. Subject to airline regulations and restrictions.

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Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from San Francisco to Los Angeles. See Western Express Southbound

Itinerary Notes

This tour runs year round with slight variations in summer and winter. If you are travelling mid-June through October, you will be on the summer itinerary. If you are travelling from Nov 1 to mid-June, you will be follow the winter itinerary. Additionally, we may revert to the winter itinerary in the shoulder seasons in the event of inclement weather.

Day 1 Los Angeles

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Los Angeles/Laughlin

Keep your eyes peeled for celebs as you head out of town.

Day 3 Grand Canyon National Park (1D)

Take a short hike (weather permitting) along the rim of the Grand Canyon or opt for a helicopter tour. Sunset pizza dinner at the rim.

Day 4 Las Vegas

Travel to Sin City, stopping at a traditional roadside burger joint along the way. Enjoy exploring the Vegas strip, then opt for a limousine tour or try your luck at the slots.

Day 5 Death Valley/Bishop (summer)/Bakersfield (winter)

Head to desolate Death Valley—the hottest, driest and lowest spot in North America.

Day 6 Yosemite National Park

In summer, travel via Tioga Pass and enjoy and the view of Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers. In winter or inclement weather, follow an alternate route through the Sierras. Arrive in Yosemite for trekking (weather permitting) amongst the giant sequoias.

Day 7 San Francisco

Enjoy an orientation walk of San Francisco, including attractions like Fisherman's Wharf and the stately Golden Gate Bridge.

Day 8 San Francisco

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking pre- and post-accommodation to fully experience these famous cities.

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