Itinerary - BEST OF CALIFORNIA & NEVADA

  • Day 1: San Francisco

On arrival at San Francisco, after immigration & baggage collection, transfer to the hotel & check-in. Rest of the day at leisure. 

 

Fisherman’s Wharf:

During the day, street performers are here to tirelessly entertain you: magicians, mimes, musicians, jugglers, clowns and fire-eaters take pride in their efforts to make you feel welcome at Fisherman's Wharf. At night the wharf offers live music, theater, dancing, comedy clubs and much more.

 

A food lover's haven, Fisherman's Wharf boasts some of the best dining in the world. Salivate over fresh Dungeness crab served steaming hot at outdoor stands or in a variety of gourmet recipes at the Wharf’s many seafood restaurants. Smell the fresh sourdough bread baking. Savor some locally made chocolate. The Wharf's eclectic mix of international cuisine is sure to make a hit with your taste buds. Bon appetite!

 

Overnight at the hotel in San Francisco

 

  • Day 2: San Francisco - City Tour

This morning join the city tour and explore this most culturally diverse and beautiful of cities. Your guided journey will highlight famous landmarks and familiarize you with the unique sociology of San Francisco. Take photos along the way as well at our scheduled stops. Pass by the Victorian houses, Civic Center, Union Square, Nob Hill, Cable Cars, Chinatown, North Beach, Coit Tower, Fisherman's Wharf, Marina District, Palace of Fine Arts, The Presidio, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Bridge. Stop atop Twin Peaks for a panoramic view of the city. Drive through the lush Golden Gate Park and stop to visit the elegant Japanese Tea Garden or Botanical Gardens. Drive along the Pacific Ocean and stop at the Cliff House to enjoy Seal Rock and the ocean air. Cruise under both the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. Pass by Alcatraz, Angel and Treasure Islands. From past to present and hills to shiny sea, your experience will be most memorable.

 

Around 3 p.m. enjoy this combination tour of San Francisco by air on your helicopter sightseeing tour and your sunset dinner with entertainment. Views from above! Views from the water! Enjoy the sights on your way to the heliport where you will board a Bell Jet Helicopter to begin an exhilarating adventure. Musical background accompanies spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot. See the famous hills of San Francisco and the striking cityscape. Also view from a distance the surrounding Bay Area communities.  Take in well-known landmarks, such as Alcatraz Island and the spectacular bridges spanning the Bay. Upon landing, your driver will whisk you off to your dinner cruise, where you will delight in San Francisco from the water. Savor an elegant four course dinner, enjoy the music and stroll the outer decks. Transportation back to your hotel from the yacht is on your own.

 

Overnight at the hotel in San Francisco                                

 

  • Day 3: At Leisure

Day at leisure. You can explore the city on you own or take a 17 Mile Drive tour or Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour.

 

Optional Tours: Monterey, Carmel and 17 Mile Drive (11 hr.)

Experience some of the most beautiful coastline in the U.S., visit the lovely towns of Monterey and Carmel-by-the Sea, tour the historic waterfront district of Cannery Row and travel the scenic 17-Mile Drive, passing though Pacific Grove, Spanish Bay and Pebble Beach. All one tour! This 11-hour tour begins with a pickup at your hotel and a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway through Santa Cruz to the picturesque seaside town of Monterey. You'll spend two hours exploring Cannery Row, visiting the local museum, enjoying a meal and pursuing the shops and treasures of a waterfront town. Next, you'll travel along the 17-Mile Drive along the Monterey Peninsula and passing many famous golf courses and luxury homes. This coastline is featured in many works of arts, especially the Lone Cypress Tree, the symbol of Pebble Beach. Arriving at Carmel-by-the-Sea, you'll have an hour to explore the trendy shops, galleries and cafes. Carmel has a rich artistic history and has been home to many artists, poets and writers. On the way back to San Francisco, you'll pass through Silicon Valley and then be dropped off at your hotel.

 

Optional Tours: Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour (4 hr.)

The Muir Wood's tour is designed to allow you complete flexibility to explore this remarkable destination, and spend time in the quaint Mediterranean-style village of Sausalito. Depart from the Fisherman's Wharf Tour Center at Pier 41 and enjoy the sites as you cross over the Golden Gate Bridge to the Muir Wood's National Monument. Walk through the giant redwoods at your own pace, spending as much time as you want. Stop at the Visitor Center to learn more or pick up on of the many books on Muir Woods. Then, either return to the city on the next scheduled bus or stroll to Sausalito where you'll find lots of restaurants, shopping, fine art galleries and many walking paths with spectacular views of the Bay area. Then you can hop a bus at the arrival point for the next departure and ride back to Fisherman's Warf.

 

Overnight at the hotel in San Francisco

 

  • Day 4: San Francisco – Los Angeles

Morning check-out & transfer to the airport to board your flight to Los Angeles. On arrival at Los Angeles transfer to the hotel & check-in. Rest of the day at leisure.

Cruise down the world famous Sunset Strip where the stars shop on exclusive Rodeo Drive in boutiques like Chanel, Fred Hayman, Gucci and Bijan next to Beverly Hills is Century City, the glamorous business center of the entertainment industry and home of 20th Century Fox Movie Studios

Next visit Mann's Chinese Theatre and then The Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Measure your footprints and handprints with many famous movie legends.

 

Overnight at the hotel in Los Angeles. 

 

  • Day 5: Universal Studio

This morning take the tour to Universal Studios, the largest film and television studio in the world. This is where the greatest moments from movies and television come to life, like the reality-shattering all-new Terminator 2 3D show, starring the cast of Terminator 2. Plus, have your worst nightmare come true when a man-eating T-Rex attacks you on Jurassic Park...The Ride. You'll speed through time on Back to the Future...The Ride and go Totally Nickelodeon in the place where kids rule. It's all waiting for you at Universal Studios, Hollywood.

Overnight at the hotel in Los Angeles. 

 

  • Day 6: At leisure

Day at leisure to explore the city on your own or take any of the below optional tours.

 

Optional Tour: Disneyland Park (12 hr.)

Head straight for fun and adventure at the happiest place on earth -Disneyland! Meet Mickey Mouse and all your favorite characters. Explore eight themed lands including Adventureland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Tomorrowland, New Orleans Square and Main Street USA along with over sixty world famous attractions. Zoom through the future on Rocket Rods, discover space age thrills on Star Tours or venture down Splash Mountain. Experience Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Mickey's Toontown. Our daily, direct round trip bus tour departs Los Angeles at 7:30 a.m. and arrives at Disneyland Resort around 8:30 a.m. Visit Disneyland Resort during the day, then enjoy Downtown Disney District for dinner before returning to Los Angeles. Depart Disneyland Resort daily at 20:15 and arrives into Los Angeles by 21:15.

 

Optional Tour: Sea World of San Diego (12 hr)

All aboard for a day of adventure at the spectacular Ocean Theme Park, Sea World. One of Sea World's premier attractions is Shamu Stadium and Shamu's Happy Harbor, the largest marine mammal facility ever built. See the newest attraction, Haunted Mansion 4D Show, and get wet on Shipwreck Rapids. Enjoy the Penguin Encounter and take a ride in the Wild Arctic. Take a front row seat at the Olympic High Dive Show, Music Trained Birds, and Acrobatic Dolphins. Lastly, don't miss Shark Encounter, with more than a hundred fascinating shark species.

 

Overnight at the hotel in Los Angeles. 

 

  • Day 7: Los Angeles – Las Vegas

This morning transfer to the airport to board your flight to Las Vegas. On arrival at Las Vegas transfer to the hotel & check-in. Rest of the day at leisure.

 

You can visit the Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Where you will enjoy the light show extravaganza, presented nightly, this has become a favorite of tourists over the years. Next visit the Bellagio's Dancing Waters, the volcano eruption at the Mirage.

 

Optional: Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour (20 min)

Start your fantasy with a champagne toast! Only in Las Vegas can you step back in time and experience the world from your front-row seat in the sky. Board Papillon's A-Star executive jet-helicopter and fly over such legendary landmarks as the New York New York skyline, the fountains of the Bellagio, the Eiffel Tower of Paris and the Clock Tower on The Venetians' St. Marks' Square. Soar over the Roman Empire of Caesars and the Pyramid of Luxor. Your trip is not complete without seeing the towering Stratosphere rising 1,149 feet into the air and the Downtown Glitter Gulch, where Las Vegas began.

 

Overnight at the hotel in Las Vegas.

 

  • Day 8: Grand Canyon & Wild West Scenic Sunset Dinner Ride

After breakfast at the hotel, get set to experience one-hour scenic 'flightseeing' adventure onboard the Dornier 228 Airplane over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Las Vegas including the famous Las Vegas Strip. During your one-hour flight from the Downtown Las Vegas Airport, you'll see the Grand Canyon's most colorful and unique rock formations, the stark beauty of the Mohave Desert, the azure-blue hues of Lake Mead, a picture-perfect view over the Hoover Dam and the Colorado River downstream. Before you land back in Las Vegas, you'll have seen Nellis Air Force Base and the world-famous skyline of the Las Vegas Strip.

 

Optional: Drive down Lovers Lane for that absolutely unique Las Vegas Drive-Up wedding experience. A Vegas Wedding is really fun and will always be a Special Memory for you! A Special memory is proud to be one of the few Las Vegas Chapel's that has a Drive Thru Wedding Chapel. The Drive Thru has become World Famous. From movies and commercials being filmed here, to stars driving thru or being the first run thru wedding chapel for the Las Vegas Marathon.

 

In the evening enjoy the Wild Wild West Scenic Sunset Dinner Ride. On arrival the friendly ranch hands will greet you with smiles as big as Texas and the warmth of old Nevada's hospitality. Saddled up you'll be with a great horse, great company, and a grand adventure into the most majestic country on earth. Off into Nevada's desert wilderness, you'll feel the same reverence for the land shared by generations of Paiute Indians and legendary cowboys of past times. Enjoy the wildlife sightings of jackrabbits, hear a coyote, and watch a spectacular sunset you'll never forget. This Wild Wild West Adventure is often compared to a scene right out of the movies, except you'll be the one riding off into the sunset! Dinner Menu: Steak or mesquite grilled chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, dinner rolls and a Slice of good ol' American apple pie.

 

Overnight at the hotel in Las Vegas

 

  • Day 9: Fly Back 

After breakfast at the hotel (on your own), check –out and transfer to the airport to board your flight back home. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations.

Inclusions - BEST OF CALIFORNIA & NEVADA

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast at Whitcomb  or similar in San Fransico
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast at Holiday inn express Hawthorne in Los Angeles
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Las Vegas Circus Circus or similar
  • Round trip transfers between the airport and hotel (on share van basis)
  • Half day city tour with bay cruise
  • Half day city tour with Hollywood on seat in coach basis
  • Full day universal tour on seat in coach basis
  • Helicopter tour of LV on seat in coach basis
  • Grand canyon Air only tour (no landing) on seat in coach basis

 

Exclusions - BEST OF CALIFORNIA & NEVADA

  • Airfare, Visa and travel insurance
  • Please note: Resort fee in Las Vegas $30 per room per night (cannot be prepaid)
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner unless mentioned in the ”Package Inclusions”
  • Early check-in & late check-out (Standard Check-in time: 1500 hrs & Check-out: 1200 hrs)
  • Pick-up & drop to the hotel during sightseeing
  • Gratuities to guides etc
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘Package Inclusions’
  • Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
  • Taxes as applicable.

 

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Notes:

  • Hotel accommodation are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • All arrangements made by Vacations Exotica are in the capacity of an agent only. Vacations Exotica will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • The above package cost is valid for a minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
  • Certain sightseeing and day tours may be subject to weather conditions or minimum number of passengers before they operate and suppliers may cancel or postpone the date of the tour at short notice. Any changes shall be notified to you at the earliest opportunity.
  • There is no refund for services not utilized.
  • Above rates are not valid during eve & public holidays, event, exhibitions, conference and
  • Conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.
  • Confirmations of all bookings are subject to availability at time of booking.
  • On return last day of tour guests must provide driver with their return flight information. All tipping for tour guide & driver, Airport & Hotel porterage are excluded. Rates are subject to increase during Holiday Week / Convention Week / Peak Season.
  • 2 pax rate or Twin share rate is based on 1 room in 2 persons occupancy using existing bedding (1 bed or 2 beds).
  • Tour sequence is subject to arrival date.
  • Final hotel confirmation is not available until two days prior to departure.
  • Above rates are not valid during public holidays, festivals, events, exhibitions, conference and conventions. Surcharges are applicable during this period.

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