Los Angeles - Barstow - Seligman - Williams (433 miles)
Depart from Los Angeles, we will head to the Barstow Outlets and shop discounted brand names. Then we will take the westbound Interstate 40 to explore the legendary historic Route 66 town Seligman. In the afternoon, we will drive into the Bearizona Wildlife Park and greet you on the side of the road with black bears, wolves, and bison.
Barstow serves as a civilized stop-over for off-road enthusiasts and desert adventurers and offers access to a very modest clutch of cultural sights. Find out and about a museum or two, including one with Route 66 as its focus, filming locations like Bagdad Cafe and quaint Calico Ghost Town.
Tanger Outlet Center
Calvin Klein, Fossil, Old Nave - these are just a few of the name brand outlets at this Tanger facility in Barstow, halfway between Las Vegas and Los Angles, where customers can find bargain prices on designer wares.
Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
Williams is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, west of Flagstaff. It lies on the route of Historic Route 66, Interstate 40, and the Southwest Chief Amtrak train route. It is also the southern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway, which takes visitors to Grand Canyon Village. There are numerous inns, motels, restaurants and gas stations that cater to the large influx of tourists rather than local residents, especially during the summer and holiday seasons.
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Visitors will drive through more than three miles of Ponderosa Pine Forest viewing North American animals in natural habitats when they visit.
Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child $27
Bearizona Wildlife Park with Dinner
More animals are exhibited in Fort Bearizona, a beautiful 20 acre walk-thru area, along winding paths which is more of a "zoo" type setting.
Admission (Optional): Adult $39; Child $39
Standard Hotel: Williams Hotel or similar
Williams - Grand Canyon - Page - Antelope Canyon - Las Vegas (458 miles)
Early morning, we will head to Grand Canyon South Rim. Then we will along the Colorado River to explore the beginning of the 277-mile Grand Canyon - Horseshoe Bend. After arriving at Antelope Canyon, we will take a tour into the canyon by India Guides to experience the most colorful world. Then we will drive to Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell . In the evening, we will arrive in Las Vegas to enjoy a night tour.
Grand Canyon, AZ
Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon was carved over 17 million years by the Colorado River. This breathtaking, 18-mile-long canyon has been stunning visitors for hundreds of years.
Grand Canyon South Rim
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is the location of Grand Canyon National Park, and is the most tourist-friendly of the three rims. It is the location of the visitors' center, hotels, and other amenities.
Page is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Page was founded in 1957 as a housing community for workers and their families during the construction of nearby Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.
Horseshoe Bend, located within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area about 5 miles downriver from Lake Powell, is a sharp turn in the Colorado River that formed from erosion over the course of millions of years.
Glen Canyon Dam
This concrete arch dam in northern Arizona barricades the Colorado River and creates Lake Powell, the second-largest man-made lake in the country. Lake Powell is a haven for water-skiers and boaters, and is also popular with fishermen.
Lake Powell is a beautiful reservoir along the Colorado River amid the vast desert expanses of Utah. It is in the vicinity of the Rainbow Bridge, Ticaboo Canyon, and iconic Antelope Canyon.
Antelope Canyon, AZ
The most popular slot canyon in the American Southwest is Antelope Canyon, a sandstone formation formed by flood and rainwater. The canyon is located on a Navajo reservation, and has been made a Navajo Tribal Park.
Upper Antelope Canyon
Upper Antelope Canyon is called "the place where water runs through rocks" by the Navajo. Its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Beams occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Light beams start to peek into the canyon March 20 and disappear October 7 each year.
Admission (Optional): Adult $60; Child (3-12 yrs) $55|Opening Hours: Mar 15 - Nov 1 8:00am - 5:00pm, Nov 2 - Mar 14 9:00am - 3:00pm
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.
Las Vegas Night Tour
See fabulous Las Vegas at its best-- at night! This exciting tour of the famous Strip takes guests to sights such as the Bellagio Fountains, Venetian Hotel, Volcano at the Mirage, and historic Old Town Las Vegas.
Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Westgate or similar
Las Vegas - Costa Mesa - Newport Beach - Los Angeles (271 miles)
Today we will go to South Coast Plaza first. You will have a chance to taste the most famous LAWERY'S steak. In the afternoon, we will arrive at Newport Beach to enjoy the unrivalled sea views of the Balboa Peninsula to take a cruise at your own expense. In the evening, we will return to Los Angeles.
Costa Mesa, CA
Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a primarily suburban and edge city with an economy based on retail, commerce, and light manufacturing.
South Coast Plaza
South Coast Plaza is an upscale-luxury goods shopping center in Costa Mesa, California in Orange County. The largest mall on the West Coast of the United States, its sales of over $1.5 billion annually are the highest in the United States.
Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach is a seaside city in Orange County, California, United States. Its population was 85,287 at the 2010 census.
Overlooking the billionaire mansions on the peninsula, such as John Wayne, Tiger Woods, Nicolas Cage, Shirley Temple, Cindy Crawford, Casablanca star Humphrey Bogart, and many other stars reside here.
Admission (Optional): Adult $14; Child $14
Standard Hotel: Lincoln Hotel or similar
Los Angeles - Solvang - San Francisco (370 miles)
Riding bus northward in the morning, we will visit sunny town "Danish Village", once entering Danish village, the smell of the baked goods fill in the air, European windmill, Danish-styled steeple house, a typical Northern European style. Then we will visit Hearst Castle.You will marvel at the priceless collections of art and antique pieces, and the gilt-edged swimming pools.
Antiquated windmills and Northern Europeans-style architecture punctuate the little village's skyline. Brilliant sunshine, boundless open country and rolling hills- these are the characteristics of what the original Danish immigrants called "Solvang" or "Sunny Field"
This small city near Santa Barbara, California is a popular California tourist spot due to its historical significance. The town was settled by Danish immigrants, and today serves as a portal to the past for curious visitors.
San Simeon, CA
San Simeon is a town on the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. Its position along State Route 1 is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, each of those cities being roughly 230 miles (370 km) away. A key feature of the area is Hearst Castle.
Hearst Castle is a mansion located on the central coast of California that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1919 for William Randolph Hearst, the mansion is more than 90,000 square feet in area.
If Hearst Castle is closed, we will visit 17 Miles instead.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (5-12 yrs) $13; Grand Rooms Tour|Opening Hours: May - Sep 8:00am - 6:00pm, Oct - Feb 9:00am - 5:00pm
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn or similar
San Francisco - Yosemite - Los Angeles (430 miles)
After departing from San Francisco in the morning, we will make our way to Los Angeles via the magnificent Yosemite National Park. We will arrive in Los Angeles in the evening, bringing an end to this amazing experience. See "Departure and Return" for more detailed information on when to book flights.
Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $5; Child $5