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Discover the jewels of the American West on this 14-day/13-night motorhome tour.
Departs Saturday 10th September 2016.
£3,625 per person and includes:
· Flights from London Heathrow to San Francisco and home from Las Vegas to include all taxes, charges and fees (regional departures are available).
· Transfers on arrival at San Francisco International Airport to your hotel
· Two nights stay at 4-star hotel in Union Square, San Francisco in a twin/double room.
· Full city sightseeing tour on day 2 taking in Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Lombard Street, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.
· Transfers from your San Francisco hotel to the motorhome depot on day 3
· Hire of the motorhome (23-26ft) with all mileage and insurance included as well as personal and kitchen kits.
· All campground admissions and hook-ups.
· Two nights at a 5-star hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in a twin/double room
· Tour escorts will be available to provide support throughout the road trip.
Bon Voyage are able to add any pre and post tour variations that individuals require on a bespoke basis. There is an optional day trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with prices and details below.
Days 1 to 2 - San Francisco
Group will be met by at San Francisco International Airport and transferred to a 4 star hotel downtown for the first two nights. Whilst in San Francisco you’ll enjoy the city on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour where you’ll take insights as Fisherman’s Wharf, Barbary Coast, Ferry Building, South of Market, City Hall, Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Lombard Street and Pier 39. You can also visit the Golden Gate Bridge, see the world famous ‘Painted Ladies’ Victorian houses and the beautiful Golden Gate Park.
An undoubted highlight of a visit to San Francisco is the chance to explore Alcatraz Prison, the former home of notorious criminals such as Al Capone, and the ‘Birdman’, Robert Stroud. Your holiday includes a return ferry ride to Alcatraz and the award-winning audio tour of the Cell House. The history of this legendary prison is brought to life by the real life voices of the correctional officers and inmates who lived on the island during the infamous Federal Penitentiary era. Hear about escape attempts, ‘The Battle of '46’, food riots, and surviving solitary confinement.
Day 3 to 4 – Lake Tahoe ( 185 miles)
It’s an early morning group transfer from your San Francisco hotel to the motorhome depot. Here you’ll meet your Tour Escorts and be provided with an orientation session for your vehicle before we leave for Lake Tahoe.
C-25 Motorhome Specifications:
Feet: 23 - 24 ft
Meters:7.0 - 7.6
Sleeps: 4 adults & 1 child
Gasoline Engine Fuel Injection (litres): 7.4
4spd Overdrive Transmission: Yes
Automatic Transmission: Yes
Factory Cruise Control: Yes
Power Steering & Brakes: Yes
Factory Cab Air: Yes
Factory Roof Air-Ducted: Yes
Auxillary Battery: Yes
Often referred to as ‘The Big Blue’, Lake Tahoe is at an elevation of 6,225 feet and straddles the California/Nevada border. The lake is the second deepest in the USA, tenth deepest in the world and so extraordinarily clear that at some points you can see to depths of 70 feet. You’ll enjoy the scenic 70 mile drive around the lake before we arrive in the Zephyr Cove area. From here consider a leisurely cruise on the lake on the Queen Of Tahoe Mississippi paddle wheeler or take in the views from above on the Heavenly Gondola. You may also want to spend your time here taking a gentle hike in the alpine forest or lazing on the beach by the lake.
Days 5 to 6 – Yosemite National Park (192 miles)
It's time to head south today towards Yosemite National Park where some of the world’s most spectacular mountain terrain is protected within its 1,170 square miles of wilderness. In this park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll view towering granite formations, crystal-clear streams, majestic waterfalls and ancient giant sequoias. Choose to discover this national park on your own on the YARTS system (Yosemite Regional Area Transport), or join a tour with a naturalist guide.
Day 7 – Santa Cruz, California Coast (203 miles)
Today, we head back towards the California coast and the beautiful Monterey Bay area. Our base for the night will be in Santa Cruz county.
Day 8 – The Big Sur, California Coast (198 miles)
Today is all about the journey. You’ll travel along Monterey Bay and on the famous 17 Mile Drive before cruising slowly south on one of the world’s most scenic routes – California Highway 1. Prepare for an exhilarating experience. This twisting, cliff-hugging, route along the central California coast starts in historic Monterey, and threads through Big Sur, where mountains plunge into the Pacific. Farther south, the landscape mellows to oak-studded hills as the road passes ‘The Enchanted Castle on the Hill’ Hearst Castle to Morro Bay. Our base for the night is historic Santa Margarita in San Luis Obispo County.
Days 9 to 10 Ventura, California Coast (135 miles)
On route to our next two night stop we’ll travel further south in the shadow of the Sierra Madre Mountains through rolling Californian vineyards and Moorish Santa Barbara to Ventura. This area of the California coast is known as ‘The American Riviera’ and a great place to relax and soak up the California sunshine. From your base here you can explore historic Santa Barbara, jump on a whale watching trip to the Channel Islands or explore the romantic town of Ojai in the Los Padres National Forest. Alternatively, relax at the Ventura Ranch campground, a 76-acre site nestled in Heritage Valley at the foot of Ventura County’s highest mountain, Topa Topa .
Day 11 Barstow, California Desert (176 miles)
It’s time to leave the Pacific Ocean behind and head east through the Los Angeles National Forest to the western Mojave Desert town of Barstow. On route we’ll travel via old Route 66 and stop in historic downtown Victorville at the California Route 66 Museum. At your overnight stop at the Barstow campground enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool or jump on the free shuttle to the Calico Ghost Town a former 1880 silver mining town. You may even wish to grab some popcorn and enjoy a real America experience at the Skyline Movie Drive Inn on Main Street, Barstow.
Days 12 to 13 Las Vegas, Nevada (165 miles)
Today, we continue through the eerie Mojave Desert and the Soda Mountains to our final destination. Here we’ll return the RV’s to the depot and you’ll be transferred to your 5- star Las Vegas hotel right in the middle of all the action. Completely over the top and yet totally compelling, everyone should visit Las Vegas at least once. Every hotel along the Strip is a destination in its own right; each is hell-bent on outdoing the last for spectacular architecture, mind-boggling theme or sheer size. Within a mile you’ll see the Pyramids of Egypt, the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and dozens more assaults on the senses. Spend your time here strolling the Las Vegas Strip.
While here we have arranged that you can take a half day trip (4 hours) to one of the Wonders of The World – the mighty Grand Canyon. You are picked up from the hotel and transferred back at the conclusion of the tour.
Helicopter Day Trip to the Grand Canyon with canyon landing - £399 per person
VIP service as you experience the excitement of a helicopter flight
over the stunning Grand Canyon aboard a deluxe Eco-Star helicopter – the
Rolls Royce of helicopters. Sip champagne at an exclusive landing point
on the floor of the Grand Canyon and enjoy a flight over the dazzling
‘Strip’ on your return to Las Vegas.
· Deluxe helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon in an Eco-Star Helicopter
· Descent into the Grand Canyon and landing on canyon floor
· Champagne and light snacks in the canyon
· Return flight along the Las Vegas Strip
· Individual headsets with voice activated microphones allowing you to communicate with your guest and the pilot.
· Hotel pick-up and drop off from all Las Vegas hotels within 5 miles of the Las Vegas Strip
· All landing fees and taxes
Experience an exhilarating helicopter flight on this premium Grand
Canyon Tour as you soar over Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and
Fortification Hill - an extinct volcano - along with many other
breathtaking views. Your flight is aboard a deluxe Eco-Star Helicopter
with enhanced stereo sound headsets for clearer narration; spacious
leather seats for superior comfort and wraparound glass for greater
On arrival at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon you
descend 3,500 feet into the Canyon in Hualapai Indian Territory.
Champagne, beverages and a light snack will be served some 300 feet
above the mighty Colorado River in one of the greatest natural wonders
of the world.
Fly back through the Grand Canyon, view the red
rock formations of the Bowl of Fire and conclude your adventure with an
exciting flight over Downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip.
Often referred to as ‘The Big Blue’, Lake Tahoe is at an elevation of
6,225 feet and straddles the California/Nevada border. The lake is the
second deepest in the USA, tenth deepest in the world and so
extraordinarily clear that at some points you can see to depths of 70
feet. You’ll enjoy the scenic 70 mile drive around the lake before we
arrive in the Zephyr Cove area. From here consider a leisurely cruise on
the lake on the Queen Of Tahoe Mississippi paddle wheeler or take in
the views from above on the Heavenly Gondola. You may also want to spend
your time here taking a gentle hike in the alpine forest or lazing on
the beach by the lake.
14 Depart Las Vegas
group will be transferred to Las Vegas International airport for your early
afternoon flights back to the UK.
Deposit per person £250 with balance due 10 weeks prior to departure.
For further information and reservations call Joanna Still or Hayley Crook at Bon Voyage FREE on 0800 316 3012