San Francisco to LA Road Trip
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- See the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Fran
- Discover the spectacular natural landscapes of Yosemite National Park
- Cash in your chips on the neon-soaked streets of Las Vegas
- Hike deep into the Grand Canyon
- Spend your nights in style in comfortable American hotels and lodging!
Uncover the USA’s wonderful west coast on this awesome 7 day tour! Starting in trendy San Francisco, you’ll hit the very best of the west, spending time in gorgeous Yosemite, buzzing Las Vegas and the mighty Grand Canyon. You’ll then round off the adventure on the sparkling boulevards of Los Angeles! Travel with a group and guide, and stay in comfortable hotel and hostel accommodation. This ultimate west coast experience!
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Day 1-2: Welcome to the USA! San Francisco – Yosemite
Our road trip begins in the cool streets of San Fran. We’ll make tracks pretty quickly after swinging past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Then it’s on to gorgeous Yosemite National Park. Discover stunning waterfalls and soaring granite cliffs in this legendary National Park.
This trip starts at 7:30am on day 1 so we recommend that you arrive the date before and book a night of pre-tour accommodation - contact us for more details.
Day 3-4: Las Vegas
Next-up: Sin City! This legendary place is a feast for the senses. From the 24/7 clatter of the slot machines to the ever-blinking neon lights, we’ll soak up the glitz, glamour and buzz over the next two nights. A party bus drive down the main strip is included to get us into the mood. You’re then free to sample the delights of Vegas.
Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park
We’re headed into the desert now to see America’s most famous natural landmark. The Grand Canyon is truly incredible. Peer over the rim and venture deep into the Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. You won’t forget the sunset here in a hurry!
Day 6: Route 66 – Colorado River
No American road trip is complete without some time on Route 66. Follow this legendary road to Seligman, where you can pick up some American memorabilia. Then enjoy a rest stop at the Snow Cap Diner before journeying to the Colorado River for swimming and hiking. We’ll spend the night in a comfortable hotel in nearby Laughlin.
Day 7: Laughlin – Los Angeles
Today we will hike in the Hidden Valley and visit Joshua Tree National Park. Our tour is almost at an end as we cruise into the star-studded streets of L.A. If you plan to fly out this evening, please do not book a flight that departs before 9pm to allow time for transfer and check-in.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- 6 nights’ hotel and lodging accommodation
- All in-country transport between included destinations
- A dedicated tour leader
- See the iconic Golden Gate Bridge
- Admission to Yosemite National Park
- Party bus in Las Vegas
- Admission to Grand Canyon
- Travel along legendary Route 66
- Swimming at the Colorado River
- 24-hour emergency support
- Travel Insurance
- Meals, snacks and drinks
- Optional Activities
- Airport transfers
6 nights of accommodation are included on this tour. Unlike many of our other American tours which require travellers to camp in the evenings, you will spend your nights in warm and comfortable hotel and lodging accommodation! See America in style! 2 nights will be spent in budget lodging and 4 nights will be spent in hotels.
Meals are not included on this tour. This is a great chance to immerse yourself in American culture by finding your own food in delis and diners in each awesome stop!
Your tour starts in San Francisco at 7:30am on day 1. Due to this early start, we recommend you arrive the night before and book an extra night of accommodation at your own cost.
Your tour ends in Los Angeles on day 21 at approx. 5pm. If you plan to fly out that night, please don’t book a flight that departs before 9pm to allow time for transfers and check-in.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18 years and the maximum is 38 years. Please be aware that the legal drinking age in the USA is 21. If you are under 21 years old you will not be able to buy alcohol or enter clubs/casinos.
It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for your time away. British Nationals visiting the USA will be able to travel (for tourism purposes) under the US Visa Waiver Programme for up to 90 days. If you intend to stay for longer than this, plan to work, have ever been arrested or hold any criminal convictions, you will need to apply for a visa. American immigration procedures can be a little confusing, so for full and further details please either call us, or contact the US Embassy.
How Many People Will There Be On The Tour?
The maximum group size is 13 people.
What Is The Average Age Of The Tour Participants?
The age range is 18-38 and early to mid-twenties are the most common ages. Please be aware that the legal drinking age in the USA is 21. If you are under 21 years old you will not be able to buy alcohol or enter clubs/casinos.
Can I Do This Trip In Reverse, Starting In La And Ending In San Fran?
Yes! A reverse option is available. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.
How Fit Do I Need To Be?
There will be a fair bit of walking and hiking on the tour as well as the opportunity to do lots of activities. So you should be relatively fit but dont forget that activities are optional so you can do the trip at your own pace.
Will I Be The Only Person Travelling On My Own?
No, the majority of our travellers are solo travellers and you will meet lots of people on your tour!
Do I Need To Tip?
Although it may not be customary in your country, it is normal and expected in North America to tip waiters, bar staff, any type of guide and taxi drivers. Service workers are paid a low wage and depend upon their tips for their livelihood. A minimum of 15% is standard in restaurants. Your tour leader works long and hard for you. He or she may well become your close friend during the tour, but they also need to pay their bills. If the leader's performance meets or exceeds your expectations we recommend a tip of US $5 per person, per day.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.