Western Express Northbound

Erlebe die Highlights des Westens in nur einer Woche

  • Pulsierende Metropolen Los Angeles & San Francisco
  • Wandern im märchenhaften Yosemite Nationalpark
  • Abstecher ins berühmt-berüchtigte Death Valley
  • Fahrt entlang der Route 66
  • Naturwunder Grand Canyon
  • Versuche dein Glück in der "Sin City" Las Vegas
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen

8 Tage USA

Nationalparks Metropolen Roadtrip ab 1.232 € %-Aktion Anfragen oder buchen

Vom glamourösen Los Angeles und dem grandiosen Grand Canyon zur Glücksspiel-Hauptstadt Las Vegas und dem kosmopolitischen San Fransisco - erlebe eine spannende Reise zu den Höhepunkten im Westen der USA. Unterwegs hast du viel Zeit für Aktivitäten auf eigene Faust. Der historische Bergwerksort Laughlin, "fabulous" Las Vegas, das berüchtigte Death Valley, LA und die Naturschönheiten des Yosemite Nationalparks werden dich begeistern. Und das Beste ist: Die Eintritte zu den Nationalparks haben wir bereits inbegriffen - da bleibt noch Geld fürs Glücksspiel in Las Vegas!

1. Tag: Los Angeles
2. Tag: Los Angeles - Lake Havasu City
3. Tag: Lake Havasu City - Grand Canyon National Park
4. Tag: Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas
5. Tag: Las Vegas - Bakersfield (Winter) / Bishop (Summer)
6. Tag: Bakersfield / Bishop - Yosemite National Park
7. Tag: Yosemite National Park - San Francisco
8. Tag: San Francisco

Leistungen enthalten

  • USA Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transport im Touring-Van mit Klimaanlage, Unterbringung und Mahlzeiten wie angeben
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Eintrittsgebühren zu allen Nationalparks und Provincial Parks
  • Orientierungstour in Las Vegas, San Francisco und Los Angeles
  • Eintrittsgebühr Joshua Tree Nationalpark
  • Halt auf der Route 66
  • Sonnenuntergang am Rande des Grand Canyon
  • Besuch des Death Valley Nationalparks
  • Fahrt über den Tioga-Pass (Sommer-Reiseverlauf)
  • Eintrittsgebühr Yosemite Nationalpark

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder

Unterbringung

4x einfaches Hotel
1x Standard-Hotel
2x Mittelklasse-Hotel
Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppelzimmern. Wahlweise kann gegen Aufpreis die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer gebucht werden (optional, vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit).

Verpflegung

1x Abendessen
Bitte planen Sie ca. 290-380 USD für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter

Transportarten

Zu Fuß, Touring-Van / Maxi-Van

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

  • Einzelzimmer-Zuschlag (Aufpreis: 859 €)
  • Sunset Sailing (Aufpreis: 50 €)
  • Hubschrauberrundflug Grand Canyon (Aufpreis: 250 €)
Folgende Ausflüge kannst du gegen einen Aufpreis direkt zu deiner Buchung hinzufügen:

Sunset Sailing:
Genieße eine Katamarantour durch die San Francisco Bay.

Hubschrauberrundflug Grand Canyon:
Der Hubschrauberrundflug über dem Grand Canyon ist ein Muss! Betrachte den Canyon auf diesem 45- bis 50-minütigen Flug aus der Vogelperspektive und bestaune den Kontrast des blaugrünen Colorado River gegen die tausend Schattierungen der roten Felsen in der Schlucht. Erst von oben wirst du dir der Größe der Schlucht so richtig bewusst werden und verstehen warum sie zu den sieben Naturwundern der Welt zählt.

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.

1. Tag: Los Angeles

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this crazy city.

Unterkunft: Dunes Inn Sunset (oder ähnlich), Hollywood

2. Tag: Los Angeles - Lake Havasu City

Look for celebs while heading out of town. Hike among the boulders and famous Joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park, then end the day next to the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.

Pack up the van in the morning and check out the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation tour. Drive through Beverly Hills and be dazzled by one of the world's most exclusive three-block district: Rodeo Drive.

In the late morning, take in the iconic trees of Joshua Tree National Park.

In late afternoon, continue on to Lake Havasu City, for the night.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Drive
Drive around to spot some of the main highlights of the area. See the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood sign, and swing by Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive.

Hollywood Visit
Wander around this iconic locale to find stars along the Walk of Fame; celebrities’ handprints, footprints, and signatures in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre; and views of the Hollywood sign.

Joshua Tree NP Visit
Discover the rugged rock formations and iconic Joshua trees that gave this National Park it's name. Go for a hike, keep a sharp eye out for desert wildlife, and take in the incredible scenery.

Fahrzeit: ca. 10 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 675 km

Unterkunft: Super 8 Lake Havasu City (oder ähnlich), Lake Havasu City

3. Tag: Lake Havasu City - Grand Canyon National Park

Travel to the Grand Canyon. Take a short hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy sunset at the rim.

Drive to one of the earth's greatest on-going geological spectacles, the Grand Canyon. Take a short hike (weather permitting) at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy dinner at the rim while watching a stunning sunset.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
Visit the south rim of the canyon for a great first impression. Marvel as the Grand Canyon unfolds before you. Don't get too close. The land drops almost straight down for more than 1,000m (3,280 ft) into the serpentine canyons below! The gorge is filled with rocky buttes, sheer limestone cliffs, and deep canyons all arrayed in a rainbow of colors. Words defy. This is truly one of the most magnificent sights on earth.

Hiking
Opt to hike along the rim or down into the canyon. Experience breathtaking scenery with spectacular views. Bring lots of water, a hat and plenty of energy. Remember -- hiking down is optional, hiking back up is mandatory!

Gehzeit: ca. 1-5 Std.
Wanderstrecke: ca. 5 km
Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 450 km

Unterkunft: Red Feather Lodge (oder ähnlich), Grand Canyon Village

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

4. Tag: Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas

Travel to Sin City, stopping at a traditional roadside burger joint along the way. Enjoy exploring the Vegas Strip, opt for a limousine tour or try your luck at the slots.
Spend the morning at the Grand Canyon and pre-book a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. After, hit the road and head towards Las Vegas, Nevada.
Get your kicks on Route 66 and stop at one of the wackiest, off-beat burger joints around. Continue on to explore the 'city of lights', Las Vegas, along the famous Vegas Strip.

Opt to try the VIP limo experience.
Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today.

Optional Activities:
VIP Party Bus Experience
45USD per person. Channel your inner celebrity and set off in this party on wheels. Luxuriate in the leather seats, and feel like a star with the neon lights, flat screen TV and booming stereo system. Tour the highlights of Vegas and love the limo life.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
The Grand Canyon helicopter ride is a must! Enjoy a bird's-eye view for 45 to 50 minutes as you fly over the canyon, taking in the stark contrast of the blue-green Colorado River against the thousand shades of red rock found in the canyon. From above, you can fully appreciate the greatness of the gorge and see why it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Vegas Strip Visit
Free. Walk along Las Vegas Boulevard and soak in the lights, energy and pulse of the Strip. With an ever-evolving architecture and multitude of hotels, casinos, restaurants, and entertainment, there's so much to see and do.

Las Vegas Show
60-200USD per person. Leave the world behind, give in to your senses and prepare to be amazed. Take in one of the many shows available in this entertainment mecca. Live music, burlesque, comedy, magic, Cirque Du Soleil, and more. Whatever your passion, no other city can compete with the range and scale of shows on offer 24 hours a day.

Gambling at Vegas Casino
Hold some cards, toss some dice, place a bet or sit at the slots. Try your luck at gambling in one of the many casinos along the Strip. (The legal age for gambling is 21 years of age.)

Fahrzeit: ca. 9 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 460 km

Unterkunft: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino (oder ähnlich), Las Vegas

5. Tag: Las Vegas - Bakersfield (Winter) / Bishop (Summer)

Head to desolate Death Valley — the hottest, driest, and lowest spot in North America.
Travel to one of the country's most rugged landscapes — the legendary Death Valley, California. Soak in the dramatic landscape.
Later, travel to Bishop. Surrounded by peaks which soar more than 14,000 ft (3,962m) in elevation, Bishop, one of "America's Coolest Mountain Towns," sits directly in the centre of an incredible area of natural beauty. Enjoy secluded natural hot springs where stargazing is amazing.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Death Valley National Park Visit
The Death Valley is one of America’s most extreme locations – from sand dunes and desert, to badlands, towering peaks, and a basin that actually registers below sea-level, this is sure to be an unforgettable stop. Hottest. Driest. Lowest. There’s a bit of everything here on the border of California and Nevada.

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 430 km

Unterkunft: La Quinta Bakersfield South (oder ähnlich), Bakersfield

6. Tag: Bakersfield / Bishop - Yosemite National Park

Travel the Tioga Pass and enjoy the view of Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers. Arrive in Yosemite for trekking amongst the giant sequoias.
Head out of town towards Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias. If lucky, spot black bears, deer or coyotes with a keen eye.

Spend the night just outside the national park.

We intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip.

Optional Activities:
Yosemite National Park Hike
Free. Panoramic vistas, gushing waterfalls, and elusive wildlife await. Bring water, wear a hat and sunscreen, and hike Yosemite NP. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes.

Yosemite Bike Rental
12USD per person. Set your wheels in motion with tandem, hand crank or mountain bikes, and opt to cycle some of the 20km (12mi) of paved trails throughout the valley floor. Bring a water bottle, stop to shoot photos, and enjoy some of the most picturesque spots in Yosemite NP.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Yosemite National Park Visit
Picturesque valleys, vast wilderness, powerful waterfalls, elusive wildlife, ancient sequoias and more than 16 types of granite make up this internationally recognized national park. Hike the trails, get up close to ancient rock formations and take panoramic photos of this gorgeous landscape. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes.

Fahrzeit: ca. 9 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 322 km

Unterkunft: einfaches Hotel

7. Tag: Yosemite National Park - San Francisco

Leave the Sierra Nevadas and stop to try some of the region's best produce en route to the coast. On the way through San Francisco, take in some first sights. Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, where on a clear day you can see the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge to one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Opt to take a cable car ride over the steep hills or pre book a sailing trip into the setting sun.
Depart in the morning for one of the greatest cities in the world: San Francisco.
Discover some of the iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and Art Deco design.

Optional Activities:
Cable Car Ride
7USD per person. Iconic to San Francisco, travel back in time and hop on the world's last manually operated cable car system.

Sunset Sailing San Francisco
Depart from Fisherman's Wharf and catch a glimpse of marine life as we sail around San Francisco Bay. Admire the city's remarkable skyline, get up close and personal with the infamous Alcatraz Island, and sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the sunset and make a mental note to return.

Alcatraz Visit
33USD per person. Travel out to Alcatraz Island for a cell-house audio tour of the infamous federal penitentiary. While there, check out the natural side of the rock—with its gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and stunning views of San Francisco Bay. Tours often sell out, so book a ticket online (far in advance!) to secure a spot.

Bike Rental
8-32USD per person. Rent a bike to peddle across the Golden Gate Bridge, through the scenic Marina district or perhaps to Golden Gate park.

Fisherman's Wharf Visit
Free. Visit San Francisco's famous Fishermen's Wharf, walk the piers, check out the marine life, shop and sample the fresh seafood.

Golden Gate Bridge Visit
Free. What trip to San Fran would be complete without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge? Depending on time, step foot on this famous red suspension bridge or find a great viewing point to take some photos.

Haight-Ashbury Visit
Free. Check out this neighbourhood known as the centre of counterculture ideals, drugs, and music during the hippie movement in the 60s. Today, find locally-owned restaurants and bars, boutiques, booksellers, head shops and record stores.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk
Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

California Produce Tasting
California's Central Valley is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the United States. Nestled in between California's Coastal Range and the Sierra Nevadas, the region is known for fruits, vegetables and nuts. Stop in the heart of the valley to sample so of the seasonal favorites.

Golden Gate Bridge Visit
What trip to San Fran would be complete without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge? Depending on time, step foot on this famous red suspension bridge or find a great viewing point to take some photos.

Fahrzeit: ca. 6 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 230 km

Unterkunft: Le Meridien San Francisco (oder ähnlich), San Francisco

8. Tag: San Francisco

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this famous city.

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Hinweis
Bitte beachte, dass es je nach Abfahrt im Winter (1. November bis Mitte Juni) oder im Sommer (Mitte Juni bis Ende Oktober) an den Tagen 5 und 6 eine leichte Routenänderung gibt.

Fahrzeuge
Du kannst während der Fahrt im Van E-Mails checken und auf Facebook und Twitter posten, denn die Fahrzeuge sind mit WI-FI ausgestattet (abhängig von Signalverfügbarkeit). Maximal 5 Nutzer können gleichzeitig online gehen.

Tourstil
Unverfälschte Reiseerlebnisse in kleinen Gruppen für entdeckungsfreudige Reisende, die die Welt so erfahren möchten, wie sie wirklich ist. Die Highlights sind inklusive, dazu haben Sie noch jede Menge Zeit für Erkundungen auf eigene Faust. Die durchschnittliche Gruppengröße liegt bei 12-14 Personen. Es erwartet Sie eine bunte Mischung aus Einzelreisenden, Freunden und Paaren jeden Alters aus der ganzen Welt. Da die Teilnehmer in der Regel aus verschiedenen Ländern kommen, ist die Toursprache Englisch.

Variante
Diese Tour ist auch in umgekehrter Richtung von San Francisco nach Los Angeles buchbar:
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