YOSEMITE & GRAND CANYON WEST THE SKYWALK & LAS VEGAS & DISNEYLAND & UNIVERSIAL - 2009

7 days from Bay Area to Bay Area (LA-GWL7)

Prices & Dates:

$648.00 (depart Tuesday & Saturday)

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Vacation Overview

From the Spanish Conquistadors, to the American Pioneers, to the writings of Jack Kerouac, the open road has held an irresistible allure to those who want to explore America’s vast western expanses.

And here in one itinerary is a chance to see everything that makes America great: First, it’s the towering granite cliffs and stalwart pines of Yosemite. Then comes Las Vegas’ visceral rush of excitement and neon sparkling in the desert. Then the wide-open Arizona countryside and the majestic gaping cliffs of the Grand Canyon.

Then it’s on to Los Angeles, in many ways the quintessential American city. First Hollywood - the dream factory where the globe’s celluloid miracles are born. And no trip to Southern California, or (some would argue) even North America would be complete without visiting nearby Disneyland—the original happiest land on earth. The next day, ride the movies at Universal studios—from white-knuckled thrill-rides to intriguing special-effects presentations.

On the return journey, drive past California’s world famous coastline, stopping in Santa Barbara and Solvang; the authentic Danish villa nestled amongst the lush rolling green hills of Southern California’s Santa Inez valley.

Itinerary

Day 1  BAY AREA – YOSEMITY – FRESNO

From waterfalls that drop thousands of feet, and endless mountain ridges, Yosemite National Park can be considered one of the most famous scenic spots in the Western United States. Arrive in Yosemite National Park after lunch. Highlights include: Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Captain, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome. Overnight stay in Fresno.

Hotel: Days Inn Fresno or Vagabond Inn Fresno

Day 2  FRESNO – LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas, it's a city that has something to offer for everyone. The infamous Las Vegas Strip is where tourists can enjoy a walk in the warm desert evening and visit the newest and most lavish casinos from Bellagio, Venetian, MGM Grand, The Mirage, and more. Or perhaps take a stroll downtown and view a dazzling light show that spans an entire street (Optional night tour). There are special shows and performances year round that truly makes Las Vegas as a city that never sleeps. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

Hotel: Circus Circus Hotel or similar

Day 3  LAS VEGAS - HOOVER DAM – GRAND CAYON WEST THE SKYWALK – LAS VEGAS

Your journey begins from stopping by the Magnificent Hoover Dam and then on to the Majestic Hualapai Indian Reservation where is located at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon (Admission $54 & Lunch $12 are excluded). You can walk along the rim of this great wonder of nature - unblemished by modern civilization. You may walk on the Skywalk (Optional tour: $32). David Jin, the man who conceived and funded Skywalk makes this U-shaped platform, which extends 70ft over the edge and about 4,000 feet over the canyon floor. You may also elect to take a helicopter flight into the Grand Canyon & cruise along the Colorado River aboard a pontoon boat (Optional tour: $179). Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

Hotel: Circus Circus Hotel or similar

Day 4  LOS ANGELES

Visit the largest metropolitan area in California, Los Angeles. Highlights include the historical landmarks of Hollywood, downtown, as well as Hollywood Blvd., Chinese Theater, and the Kodak Theatre, which is now the permanent home to the Oscars. Overnight stay in Los Angeles.

Day 5  DISNEYLAND (FULL DAY)

From the mind of Walt Disney, enjoy a full day in Disneyland- a theme park suitable for all ages. Overnight stay in Los Angeles.

Day 6  UNIVERSIAL STUDIOS (FULL DAY)

Experience movie magic at its best. The studio theme park has attractions including Shrek and Jurassic Park, with various shows and performances throughout the day. Get an inside look at the movie sets to uncover the behind-the-scenes secrets of legendary films in the studio tour. Overnight stay in Los Angeles.

Day 7  LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – BAY AREA

In the morning, visit the Danish immigrant town of Solvang. The word Solvang in Danish can be translated as “sunny countryside”, which in fact is true for almost the entire year. While in Solvang, enjoy the famous Danish pastries, cookies, and chocolates. After lunch, head back to the Bay Area.

Tour Fare Includes:

* Universal Studios Admissions, Disneyland Admissions

 

 

Package Excludes:

* Meals

* All other private expenses

* Tips to tour guide and driver (Suggested $6.00 per day)

Rules & Restrictions:

All activities at Grand Canyon West are CASH payment only. (Fee will be paid to local companies directly, not part of our tour fare.) Tour Guide will collect the fee on the tour and reserve the services for passengers. All these services are optional and operated by the local companies.

$ 66-Grand Canyon West Admission $54 and Local Lunch $12
$ 32-Skywalk
$179-Helicopter & Pontoon Boat Trip

*National Holiday & Long Weekend Tour Fare, hotel surcharge may be applied.
*2 Nights Hotel at Las Vegas - Circus Circus Hotel.
*Optional Tour and Service Fee at Grand Canyon West is for reference only.


The child admission tickets of Universal Studios Hollywood if purchased separately, will be based on the passenger’s height as stipulated by the theme parks.
- Guests 48 inches and taller will pay the general admission price.
- Guests from 3 to 7 years old and fewer than 48 inches high will pay child fare.