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For people around the world San Francisco is representative of the perfect city. It is awash with film-sets and folklore. It possesses stunning vistas and has a culture based on intellect and innovation. It is as famous for it's fantastic architecture and thriving technology industry, as it is for the cultural revolutions that have occurred here in its past. From Gold Rush to earthquakes, epicentre of the Beat and Hippie movements to the boom-town it is now, San Francisco has witnessed it's fair share of upheaval, yet still manages to retain that special atmosphere where dreamers and doers are shrouded together in the mists that float in from the bay. Be sure to take a trolley car and drop into Haight–Ashbury and Nob and Russian Hill districts, not to mention the infamous Alcatraz and perhaps the most famous bridge in the world the Golden Gate Bridge.

Then, when you need to get away from it all, the legendary Lake of the Sky, Lake Tahoe is just on your doorstep. The area has left visitors spellbound by the beauty of the green-blue waters and the majesty of surrounding mountains for decades. Welcome to this all year round adventure playground. In any given season it is full of activities such as horse riding, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking. If you like to camp out where eagles fly then Lake Tahoe, encased by mile upon mile of golden sands is perfect for you.


10 Days

Guide Price

£2,299 pp

Recommended For

Adventure, City, Iconic Journeys, Self Drive, USA Road Trips


Private basis

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Trip Highlights

  • The perfect combination of iconic cities and the great outdoors
  • Laid back city of culture meets stunning natural wilderness
  • A Fantastic opportunity for a California self drive holiday
  • Head out of Las Vegas and explore Nevada state

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Day 1

Destination 1: San Francisco

San Francisco is widely touted as being one of the most desirable places to live, work and play in the USA. It is a modern city full of fascinating architecture, culture and history. Located on the beautiful Pacific Coast it benefits from having many natural wonders right on its doorstep.

Day 4

Destination 2: Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful spots in the USA, straddling both California and Nevada the surrounding mountains also provide access to adventure sports of every kind. The blue waters of Lake Tahoe and golden sandy beaches provide an atmosphere of peace and serenity that is hard to beat.

Day 7

Destination 3: Las Vegas

Hit the bright lights of Las Vegas where you can shop in designer stores and party with celebrities 24 hours a day. The four miles of the strip will keep you thoroughly entertained; from roller coaster rides at the New York New York, Circus Circus and Stratosphere to a relaxing Gondola ride in the Venetian. Soar through Fremont street on a zip wire or take a helicopter flight out to see one of America's oldest National Parks; the Grand Canyon.

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