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Wings over the West

Air Tour + Rail, Escorted Tour, Route 66, Small Group
From £2995 per person
22 May 2021 - 13 Sep 2021

Wings over the West Tour Highlights:

  • Daily breakfast included
  • Grand Canyon Picnic Lunch
  • Welcome reception
  • Private aircraft on most flight sectors
  • Comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles
  • Tour of Grand Canyon National Park
  • Tour of Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • Comprehensive city tour of San Francisco
  • Napa Valley and Sonoma with wine tasting and vineyard tour
  • Tour 17-Mile Drive and Monterey’s Cannery Row
  • Free time to explore
  • Antelope Canyon Tour
  • Visit Lake Powell, Zion and Monument Valley
Quick facts
Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Holiday Type: Air Tour + Rail
Grade: Superior
Start / Finish: Las Vegas
Flights: Additional Cost

Itinerary


Day 1 / Mon:
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 breath-taking 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 2 / Tue:
Las Vegas – Yosemite

Your journey begins this morning 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 travellers 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 (seasonal), Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View, and Bridalveil Falls. Postcard-perfect pictures abound so be sure to have your camera ready. Breakfast


Day 3 / Wed:
Yosemite – Sonoma – San Francisco

Leaving 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 neighbourhoods and one-of a- kind experiences. Breakfast


Day 4 / Thr:
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 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 neighbourhoods 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. Breakfast


Day 5 / Fri:
San Francisco – 17-mile Drive – Monterey – California’s Central Coast

Heading south this morning via motorcoach you’ll 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. Breakfast


Day 6 / Sat:
California’s Central Coast – Santa Barbara – Los Angeles

After breakfast enjoy visiting the small town of 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 L A. Breakfast


Day 7 / Sun:
Los Angeles

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. Breakfast


Day 8 / Mon:
Los Angeles – Las Vegas

Today we transfer to the airport where you will board your aircraft for the short flight back to Las Vegas. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Breakfast


Day 9 / Tue:
Las Vegas

A full day at leisure in the entertainment capital of the world. Your ATI Tour Director will be on hand to help with planning your day. Breakfast


Day 10 / Wed:
Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Williams

Today, board your 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. Breakfast and Lunch


Day 11 / Thr:
Williams – Antelope Canyon – Page

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 colourful cinder cones and huge expanse of jagged, twisted lava, still uncovered by any vegetation and pure black in colour even though the last major eruption was in 1065. Next, 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. Continuing on to Page, located on Lake Powell’s doorstep, you’ll find you are right in the heart of unparalleled outdoor beauty. Breakfast


Day 12 / Fri:
Page – Monument Valley – Page

Be prepared today to see some of the most iconic sandstone buttes of Monument Valley and the heart of the sacred Navajo nation. Towering sandstone rock formations starting at the valley floor soar to the skies and have been sculpted over time in this American West wonderland. After visiting Monument Valley, we will return today to Page. Breakfast


Day 13 / Sat:
Page – Bryce Canyon – Zion

Today, heading 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 where the power of wind, water & geologic mayhem has etched the pink cliffs & shaped the colourful 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. Breakfast


Day 14 / Sun:
Zion – Las Vegas

Continuing 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. An optional night tour provides spectacular views of the Strip & Downtown. Experience the spectacles, action and lights of this entertaining city that never sleeps. Breakfast


Day 15 / Mon:
Las Vegas – Departure

Transfer independently to Las Vegas International Airport for your departure flight. Breakfast

Accommodation


Day City Superior 
01 Las Vegas Luxor Hotel & Casino – Tower Rooms
02 Yosemite Yosemite View Lodge – Riverview Rooms
03-04 San Francisco The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
05 Central Coast Cambria Pines Lodge
06-07 Los Angeles Hilton Glendale
08-09 Las Vegas Luxor Hotel & Casino – Tower Rooms
10 Williams Railway Hotel
11-12 Page – Lake Powell Lake Powell Resort
13 Zion La Quinta Inn & Suites at Zion Park
14 Las Vegas Luxor Hotel & Casino – Tower Rooms
Superior Hotels

With above-average service, upscale, high quality and comfortable, with a variety of amenities located in town. Rooms will be well furnished to a high standard.

National Parks Accommodations

Please be advised that accommodations near and in the National Parks are rustic in nature and not always of the same level of comfort as accommodations in metropolitan areas.

Info & Extras


Our Aircraft
Small groups of just 16 passengers per flight and 32 passengers per tour. All passengers will receive guaranteed window seating on each flight sector. This ensures great views and photo opportunities for all.

The Grand Canyon Railway
Our Wings Above America’s National Parks tour features travel on-board the Grand Canyon Railway from the Canyon Rim to the town of Williams on Historic Route 66. Passengers on the Grand Canyon Railway will enjoy professional entertainment and knowledgeable guides in each lovingly restored carriage as they travel through changing landscapes.

Travel Hassle Free
Air Tours utilize private aviation terminals at all airports we visit – this means that security procedures whilst thorough will not entail the long
lines commonly found at US airports. Guests will enjoy a variety of ground transportation including modern and comfortable motorcoaches and even restored vintage trains on some itineraries. Each leg of the journey uses the mode of transport that best allows guests to experience the destinations they are visiting.

Luggage Requirements
All passengers may bring one suitcase weighing no more than 20 kg (44 lbs) and measuring no more than 158 linear cm (62 linear in), as well as one additional carry-on bag no more than 3kg (6 lbs) that must be stowed underneath the aircraft seat during flights. Due to space and weight limitation on the aircraft, no additional bags
or items may be carried under any circumstances.

Optional Experiences

  • Dinner in the Golden City: San Francisco
  • Grand Canyon Helicopter
  • Lake Powell Scenic Boat Tour
  • Monument Valley Jeep Tour
  • Las Vegas the Show
  • Las Vegas Night Tour
International long-haul flights and pre/post tour hotels available at additional cost

Operates & Prices


Departures:

Monday Departures – English Narration  
2021  
April July
May 24* August 2*, 16*
June 7*, 21* September 6*, 13*

* Guaranteed to operate.

Standard/Superior Hotels
From £2995.00 Share Twin/Double

  • Lead prices per person based on a Twin/Double Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Pre/post touring accommodation available
Special Discounted airfares available if booked as part of this package – request a quote.

Inclusions
  • Information kit
  • Air Touring on a private Aircraft.
  • Services of a Tour Director
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage, per person
  • Accommodation, Sightseeing and Excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Daily meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All State & Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Long-haul International Flights
  • Meals, admissions and/or optional tours unless specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Transportation upon arrival to/from airport (available at additional cost)
  • Gratuities to driver and guide at travelers discretion
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times and resort fees if applicable
  • No refunds for unused services or hotel nights
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