LA to the Bay & Ski or Board Lake Tahoe

12 Day Winter Tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco with Contiki

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Contiki's 12 Day LA to the Bay & Ski or Board Lake Tahoe. 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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$ 2,524
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 239
Per Person ($AU)
Winter Tour Starts In
Starts In
Los Angeles
Winter Tour Ends In
Ends In
San Francisco
Accomodation
Accomodation
2.5 - 3.5 Star
51
Max Group Size
51
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
18 - 30's
Trip Style
18 - 30's
Winter
Trip Style
Winter
Skiing
Trip Style
Skiing
Countries Explored:
USA
Trip Operated By:
Contiki
Contiki
36 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
No Reviews
Trip Code:
WLAB

Itinerary

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1 Arrive 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. (D)
2 Los Angeles to San Diego
Next up, the O.C. – Orange County. You'll join the crew and find yourselves cruising along the unmistakable Pacific coastline as it gloriously winds around to the super laid back locale of 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.
3 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? (D)
4 San Diego to Phoenix
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. 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. (B)
5 Phoenix to the Grand Canyon via Sedona
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. 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. (B)
6 Grand Canyon National Park
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.
7 Grand Canyon to Las Vegas via Route 66
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 skool Americana vibes. 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. (D)
8 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. (B)
9 Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe via Mojave and Sierra Nevada
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. (D)
10-11 Lake Tahoe
Hit the slopes of Heavenly to get your snow fix. Our 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. (B/D)
12 Lake Tahoe to San Francisco via Old Town Sacramento
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. This afternoon its time to to say so long to your new friends as your trip end on arrival at the hotel. (B)

Contiki Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • 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
  • Visit Mission Beach (weather permitting)
  • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine
  • See the Sonoran Desert
  • Hike along the Canyon's South Rim
  • Capture some incredible photos with a visit to a panoramic viewpoint
  • Witness the stunning Grand Canyon Sunset
  • Go wild in Vegas with a Party Bus
Included Meals
  • We'll get 12 of your meals and you get the rest. You can refuel over breakfast and grab some authentic American dinners from us but you'll also get an opportunity to sample some of this country's best gourmet fare.
Accommodation
  • 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.
Your Tour Guides
  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Prices & Dates

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Trip Starts Trip Ends Status Offer Save Now Our Price  
Tuesday 15 Dec 2020 Saturday 26 Dec 2020 239per person 2,800per person Enquire
Tuesday 29 Dec 2020 Saturday 09 Jan 2021 215per person 2,524per person Enquire
Tuesday 19 Jan 2021 Saturday 30 Jan 2021 215per person 2,524per person Enquire
Tuesday 26 Jan 2021 Saturday 06 Feb 2021 215per person 2,524per person Enquire
Tuesday 09 Feb 2021 Saturday 20 Feb 2021 215per person 2,524per person Enquire
Tuesday 16 Feb 2021 Saturday 27 Feb 2021 215per person 2,524per person Enquire
Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 Saturday 13 Mar 2021 215per person 2,524per person Enquire
Tuesday 09 Mar 2021 Saturday 20 Mar 2021 215per person 2,524per person Enquire
Tuesday 15 Dec 2020 Saturday 26 Dec 2020 354solo traveller 4,154solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 29 Dec 2020 Saturday 09 Jan 2021 314solo traveller 3,690solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 19 Jan 2021 Saturday 30 Jan 2021 314solo traveller 3,690solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 26 Jan 2021 Saturday 06 Feb 2021 314solo traveller 3,690solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 09 Feb 2021 Saturday 20 Feb 2021 314solo traveller 3,690solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 16 Feb 2021 Saturday 27 Feb 2021 314solo traveller 3,690solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 Saturday 13 Mar 2021 314solo traveller 3,690solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 09 Mar 2021 Saturday 20 Mar 2021 314solo traveller 3,690solo traveller Enquire
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Trip Notes
Trip prices are per person, and reflect applicable discounts. Discounts are subject to availability, exclusive to Global Journeys and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change by Contiki. Full terms & conditions are available here.