DAY 01 SUN:
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 MON:
Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Las Vegas
Today, see the Grand Canyon as it can best be seen … from the air and ground. Your adventure begins upon boarding a private aircraft bound for Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. Glide over the vast expanse of the Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead; and as the land rises and lake becomes river, 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 and embark on the ground portion of the tour. Stop along the Rim at impressive outlooks whose magnificent views offer spectacular photo opportunities, enjoy a picnic lunch, take a stroll, and shop for souvenirs before hopping back on the aircraft for your return flight to Las Vegas. This evening you’re invited to join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAY 03 TUE:
Las Vegas – Yosemite
Your journey begins this morning with a short flight onboard 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, Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View, and Bridalveil Falls. Postcard-perfect pictures abound so be sure to have your camera ready.
DAY 04 WED:
Yosemite – 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 neighborhoods and one-of-a-kind experiences.
DAY 05 THR:
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.
DAY 06 FRI:
– 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.
DAY 07 SAT:
California’s Central Coast
– Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
– Santa Barbara – Los Angeles
Another mode of transport today, after breakfast and free time to explore the charming town of San Luis Obispo we board the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner and journey South towards Los Angeles. The train track hugs the Pacific Coast and you will enjoy superb views from your dome car seating. Our train passes through Santa Barbara, also known as “The American Riviera,” and the classic beach town of Ventura. Further south we arrive in Downtown Los Angeles, a thriving metropolis.
DAY 08 SUN:
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 09 MON:
Los Angeles – Las Vegas
Today we 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 10 TUE:
Las Vegas Departure
Transfer independently to McCarran International Airport (LAS) for your departure flight.
Info & Extras
The Beechcraft 1900D ExecLiner
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.
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. Each leg of the journey uses the mode of transport that best allows guests to experience the destinations they are visiting.
Private Charter Available
Air Tours are available for private charter. Imagine traveling with your best friends or family for a vacation of a lifetime!
Contact us for details.
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. Any additional luggage will be stored for a nominal charge of $50 per bag in Los Angeles and returned to guests upon arrival in Los Angeles at the end of the tour.
Tour Highlights Inclusions: Welcome reception. Private Aircraft on all flight sectors. Comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles. Guided tour of Grand Canyon National Park. Guided tour of Yosemite National Park. San Francisco Bay Cruise. Napa Valley and Sonoma with wine tasting and vineyard tour. Comprehensive city tour of San Francisco. Tour 17 Mile Drive and Monterey’s Cannery Row. Free time to explore. 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners. First Class Train Journey from Central Coast to Los Angeles.
Meal Plan: Daily Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners – as shown in the itinerary.
Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard properties. Refer to our Booking Conditions for full details.
“Compulsory Daily Resort Fee” if applicable will be advised at time of booking. A resort fee is a mandatory nightly surcharge imposed by hotels, nominally to cover the cost of certain amenities. Unlike room rates, which vary hugely according to season, the resort fee is generally a fixed amount per night.
International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.