Dag 1: Ankomst Las Vegas
Welcome to Las Vegas, a desert oasis of neon lights, non-stop excitement and tons
of fun around every corner. Upon arrival at McCarran International Airport, transfer
independently to your hotel where you will meet your ATI Tour Director. Free time
this evening allows you to experience the sights and sounds of this wonderland first
hand. Walk the famous Strip lined with mega-resorts, place a bet at one of the many
casinos, dine at world-class restaurants, catch the latest star-studded show, or enjoy
breathtaking views during a 30-minute ride on the all-new, 550-foot tall "High
Roller" ... the world's tallest observation wheel and the most exciting attraction
to hit the Strip.
Dag 2: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Las Vegas
Today, see the Grand Canyon as it can best be seen ... from the air and ground.
Your adventure begins upon boarding a private aircraft bound for Grand Canyon National
Park's South Rim. Glide over the vast expanse of the Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam
and Lake Mead; and as the land rises and lake becomes river, you'll see the Colorado
snaking its way through the length of the Canyon, continuing to carve out its history.
Upon arrival at Grand Canyon National Park Airport you'll board a motorcoach and
embark on the ground portion of the tour. Stop along the Rim at impressive outlooks
whose magnificent views offer spectacular photo opportunities, enjoy a picnic lunch,
take a stroll, and shop for souvenirs before hopping back on the aircraft for your
return flight to Las Vegas. This evening you're invited to join your fellow travelers
for a Welcome Reception.
Dag 3: Las Vegas - Yosemite
Your journey begins this morning with a short flight onboard a private aircraft
from Las Vegas to Merced, the gateway to Yosemite National Park. Upon arrival in Merced
you'll board a motorcoach and retrace the original route to Yosemite along Highway
140, the first route into the park that brought travelers directly to the valley floor
along the Merced River Canyon. Once inside the park you will be introduced to some
of Yosemite's most famous and awe-inspiring scenery, including Yosemite Falls,
Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View, and Bridalveil Falls. Postcard-perfect pictures
abound so be sure to have your camera ready.
Dag 4: Yosemite - San Francisco
Leaving the wonder of Yosemite behind, today you'll make your way west via
motorcoach to Northern California's beloved City by the Bay, San Francisco. En
route we visit a winery in the famed Napa Valley and you will have time to explore
the quaint town of Sonoma. Considered one of the greatest cities in the world for
many reasons, San Francisco's 49 square miles of distinctive terrain - water on
one side, hills on the other - leads to spectacular views, a multitude of ethnically
diverse neighborhoods and one-of-a-kind experiences.
Dag 5: San Francisco
This morning, a comprehensive city tour provides a fun and exciting way to get
an overview of the city and enables you to truly appreciate many of San Francisco's
most famous sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Union Square, and
Fisherman's Wharf. And, as no visit would be complete without taking a cruise
on the Bay, you'll set sail, passing the famous PIER 39 sea lions while making
your way along the historic waterfront which reveals the city's spectacular skyline.
Be sure to take full advantage of prime photo opportunities with unobstructed views
in every direction as you glide under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and circle the
notorious Alcatraz Island. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city's
amazing sights, scenes, and neighborhoods at your leisure. Ever ride a national landmark?
Then consider hopping on one of San Francisco's historic cable cars. And for an
extra thrill, hang off the running board, Doris Day-style.
Dag 6: San Francisco - 17-Mile Drive - Monterey - California's Central
Heading south this morning via motorcoach you'll embark on an exhilarating
journey along one of the most scenic roads in the world, 17-Mile Drive. Hugging the
Pacific coastline while passing emerald green fairways and stunning estates, this
coastal landmark runs through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach. Afterward, take in the
sights, sounds and smells of Monterey at Old Fisherman's Wharf in downtown and
explore Cannery Row's historic waterfront district, John Steinbeck's inspiration
for his novel of the same name. Continuing south, Pacific Coast Highway's twisting,
cliff-hugging route takes you through the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea and
Big Sur where mountains plunge into the Pacific Ocean. Further south, the landscape
mellows to oak-studded hills as the highway passes Hearst Castle and Morro Bay. From
here, a short distance inland is San Luis Obispo and the heart of California's
Dag 7: California's Central Coast - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner - Santa
Barbara - Los Angeles
Another mode of transport today, after breakfast and free time to explore the charming
town of San Luis Obispo we board Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and journey south
towards Los Angeles. The train tracks hug the Pacific Coast and you will enjoy superb
views from your business class seating. Our train passes through Santa Barbara, also
known as "The American Riviera," and the classic beach town of Ventura.
Further south we arrive in Downtown Los Angeles, a thriving metropolis.
Dag 8: Los Angeles
Today's comprehensive tour of Los Angeles enables you to get a true taste of
Southern California. You'll explore the seaside communities of Marina del Rey,
Venice whose boardwalk is famous for its Muscle Beach, and Santa Monica, home to one
of California's oldest pleasure piers. You'll also glimpse some of the glitz
and glamour of Hollywood while checking out the Walk of Fame where more than 2,400
stars are embedded in the sidewalk, TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's Chinese
Theatre), the Sunset Strip, and Beverly Hills where you just might catch a celebrity
shopper or two along Rodeo Drive.
Dag 9: Los Angeles - Las Vegas
Today we transfer to the airport where you will board a private aircraft for the
short flight back to Las Vegas. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Dag 10: Avreise Las Vegas
Transfer independently to McCarran International Airport for your departure flight.