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LA to the Bay

plus Ski Tahoe (Winter - From Dec 2020 to Mar 2021)

4.8
119 reviews
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The one that will give you the most laid-back, adventure-filled winter ever

Travel Style

Discoverer

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    12 days

  • Places

    12 places

  • Meals

    5 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Average 45 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Sedona, Route 66, Mojave Desert, Sierra Nevada, Old Town Sacramento

LA to the Bay plus Ski Tahoe (Winter - From Dec 2020 to Mar 2021)

17 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • See the famous Hollywood sign, Mann's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Drive along famous Sunset Strip
  • Visit Santa Monica and its famous pier
  • Dinner in Little Tokyo
  • Surfliner Train to San Diego
  • See downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island & Old Town San Diego
  • Visit Mission Beach (weather permitting)
  • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine
  • Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert
  • BBQ Dinner in Papago Park
  • Hike along the Canyon's South Rim
  • Capture some incredible photos with a visit to a panoramic viewpoint
  • Witness the stunning Grand Canyon Sunset
  • Visit Fremont Street for the light-and-laser show
  • Evening tour of the famous Las Vegas 'Strip'
  • Scenic drive through the mojave desert and stunning Sierra Nevada mountain range
  • Walking Tour in San Francisco

18 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Kayaking in La Jolla Caves
  • Speedboat Adventure USD $67.00
  • San Diego Zoo USD $49.00
  • 4WD Jeep tour
  • Hot Air Balloon USD $180.00
  • Helicopter Flight - Grand Kingdom
  • Helicopter Flight - North Canyon USD $186.00
  • Grand Canyon Biking (seasonal) USD $45.00
  • VIP club entry
  • High Roller Anytime USD $32.00
  • Dig This Experience
  • Top Golf Experience
  • Sky Combat Ace Experience
  • Stratosphere Sky Jump
  • Snowmobiling Single - USD $110.00, Double - USD $75.00
  • 1 Day Lift Ticket - Heavenly USD $95.00 *subject to change
  • 2 Day Lift Ticket - Heavenly USD $185.00 *subject to change
  • Sunset Sailing in San Francisco

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 11 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    9 nights in Hotel, 2 nights in Cabin

    Hotels and lodges are the name of the game. Think warm, comfy beds and lively communal areas for you and your new travel buddies to socialise.

About this trip

3 states, 12 days, 1 damn fine vacay. From the Golden Gate to the Hollywood sign, your eyes will be a popping the whole trip long.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Los Angeles

  2. 2 2 nights

    San Diego

  3. 1 1 night

    Phoenix

  4. via via

    Sedona

  5. 2 2 nights

    Grand Canyon

  6. via via

    Route 66

  7. 2 2 nights

    Las Vegas

  8. via via

    Mojave Desert

  9. via via

    Sierra Nevada

  10. 3 3 nights

    Lake Tahoe

  11. via via

    Old Town Sacramento

  12. San Francisco

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DAY 1 - Arrive Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Hello America! Welcome to the City of Angels. Here you’ll meet the crew and kick off your trip in true A-list Hollywood style with visits to places you’ll recognise from the silver screen. It’s a jam-packed day with so much to see and do - from Melrose to Muscle Beach you’ll be wowed at every stop and your phone will no doubt be full of Instagram worthy pics. Tonight exchange highlights of the day over a delicious American-Asian fusion feast in Little Tokyo.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the famous Hollywood sign, Mann's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood's Walk of Fame

  • Drive along famous Sunset Strip

  • Visit Santa Monica and its famous pier

  • Dinner in Little Tokyo

DAY 2 - Los Angeles to San Diego

Los Angeles

Next up, the O.C. – Orange County. You’ll join the crew and find yourselves cruising on the Surfliner Train as it cruises across the Pacific coastline before winding around to the super laid back locale of San Diego.

San Diego

Recline into relaxation mode and take in the laid back nature of San Diego. We'll start embodying the easygoing vibes with a visit to the eclectic mix of vibrant neighbourhoods around this city, including Balbao's Park for some Mother Nature time. Consider yourself a thrill seeker? Why not drive your very own speedboat (yes you can take the wheel) with a guide around the San Diego Harbour.  

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Surfliner Train to San Diego

  • See downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island & Old Town San Diego

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Kayaking in La Jolla Caves

  • Speedboat Adventure

    USD $67.00

DAY 3 - San Diego

San Diego

Today you'll go about your ways like a true Cali native with a full day of outdoor excitement. Surf, sun and 42 miles of beachside bliss will have you hanging ten like Kelly Slater in no time. For those maybe feeling a little less adventurous who'd rather get up close and personal with 4000 animals, then the famous San Diego Zoo will be a must see for you. By nightfall you'll have worked up an appetite so get ready to dig into a Mexican Feast! Margarita anyone?

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Mission Beach (weather permitting)

  • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • San Diego Zoo

    USD $49.00

DAY 4 - San Diego to Phoenix

San Diego

Now you've had a taste of living the San Diego dream, it's time to crank up the heat as we enter the desert. We say farewell to our California love and delve a little deeper inland to see what Arizona has to offer.

Phoenix

This impressive metropolis is situated right smack bang in the middle of the desert and is a sight you won't forget anytime soon. Uninterrupted sunshine is expected for approximately 300 days a year, making this place a super steamy urban mirage perfect for shopping and sporting events. We'll enjoy a picnic in the gorgeous Papago Park, surrounded by red buttes and fishing lagoons. Dreamy or what?

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert

  • BBQ Dinner in Papago Park

DAY 5 - Phoenix to the Grand Canyon via Sedona

Phoenix

A hot air balloon ride over the "Valley of the Sun" – sounds like a bucket list kind of thing (because it is) and you have the chance to tick it off the list right here. There's a champagne breakfast provided in the deal too so try to keep breathing so you don't miss out.

Sedona

Grand Canyon

The thrill of the desert continues and the next stop will make any nature lover weak at the knees. This location is one of the world’s most recognizable natural wonders and the pride of Arizona. We'll settle in for the night at our comfy Lodge in the heart of the National Park before the great Grand Canyon reveals itself tomorrow. Take a step outside and take a peep at the endless starry skies, tomorrow will be a day to remember. 

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • 4WD Jeep tour

  • Hot Air Balloon

    USD $180.00

DAY 6 - Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon

You deserve a full day out here in the wilderness to take in the truly dramatic scenery. This day will be like no other; beginning with a hike through the UNESCO World Heritage listed site and, incredibly, there is an option to view this wonder from the best and most thrill-seeking seat in the hous, a helicopter and ending with a spine-tingling sunset.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Hike along the Canyon's South Rim

  • Capture some incredible photos with a visit to a panoramic viewpoint

  • Witness the stunning Grand Canyon Sunset

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Helicopter Flight - Grand Kingdom

  • Helicopter Flight - North Canyon

    USD $186.00

  • Grand Canyon Biking (seasonal)

    USD $45.00

DAY 7 - Grand Canyon to Las Vegas via Route 66

Grand Canyon

With the majestic Grand Canyon left behind for now, we stop off at several spots along the famous Route 66, but most notably, Seligman, a town steeped in history for some rustic old school Americana vibes.

Route 66

Las Vegas

Get ready for a full-blown, non-stop assault on the senses, starting first up with the iconic Hoover Dam. This is Las Vegas - sometimes known as Sin City - a place of dreams & epic debauchery. This huge man-made entertainment precinct in the middle of the desert is all about total excess. You’ll be blinded by the bright lights and gob smacked at the thought of all that money running through more than 75 massive casinos. A nighttime tour of the famous ‘Strip’, including  a stop for pics at the legendary Vegas sign will show you just what is on offer after dark in this absolutely outrageous city. Fremont Street is on tonight's agenda, where the main attraction is a super impressive light and laser show, before no doubt heading out and straight into what Vegas is all about.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Fremont Street for the light-and-laser show

  • Evening tour of the famous Las Vegas 'Strip'

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • VIP club entry

DAY 8 - Las Vegas

Las Vegas

You have today all to yourself but you’ll need to run to a tight schedule to fit in all of Vegas' weird and wonderful charms. Travel the world in a day, taking in the famous Bellagio fountain, a Venetian gondola and even an Egyptian pyramid, all whilst staying firmly within the city's realm. Feeling romantic? Stop by and see one of the many Elvis impersonators for a shotgun wedding ceremony, and maybe even get hitched yourself...(joking). Tonight live like a baller while you cruise along the 'Strip' in a party bus and don't stress, the bills on us. Later, you’ll witness the 24-hour party scene first hand when you head out for a night with the crew.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • High Roller Anytime

    USD $32.00

  • Dig This Experience

  • Top Golf Experience

  • Sky Combat Ace Experience

  • Stratosphere Sky Jump

DAY 9 - Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe via Mojave and Sierra Nevada

Las Vegas

From the ridiculously flashy Vegas ‘Strip’ to the outdoor capital of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this change of scenery will bring you and the crew back to nature again.

Mojave Desert

Sierra Nevada

Lake Tahoe

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Scenic drive through the mojave desert and stunning Sierra Nevada mountain range

DAYS 10-11 - Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Hit the slopes of Heavenly to get your snow fix. Or jump on a snowmobile and get into the back-country. Back at the lodge, you could relax, grab a hot chocolate and breathe in the mountain air. 

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Snowmobiling

    Single - USD $110.00, Double - USD $75.00

  • 1 Day Lift Ticket - Heavenly

    USD $95.00 *subject to change

  • 2 Day Lift Ticket - Heavenly

    USD $185.00 *subject to change

DAY 12 - Lake Tahoe to San Francisco via Old Town Sacramento

Lake Tahoe

We dust the snow off our boots this morning and make way to the city for the final leg of the adventure. Bye bye mountain air, it's been real. Colourful characters, freethinkers, and artists have all descended upon San Francisco to make this place an historically eclectic place. Via Oakland and the Sacramento Valley, we to descend upon the treasure of beatnik culture, cable cars and the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Old Town Sacramento

San Francisco

After getting a dose of San Fran exploring on a walking tour, admiring the street art and fog emerging over the Golden Gate Bridge,  as skateboards zig zag past. You could opt for a spot of sunset sailing tonight to end things on a high - and then there's no better way to reminisce than over one final meal.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Walking Tour in San Francisco

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Sunset Sailing in San Francisco

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