Private aircraft over Lake Mead

15-day escorted tour Itinerary

Wings Over The West Tour

  • Canada & USA
  • USA

Best in the West

The ultimate Western USA tour, this 15-day itinerary takes you on an incredible journey across Western America – from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, to the roller coaster roads of San Francisco. You'll visit the epic Grand Canyon National Park, live the movie life in Los Angeles, trek through dense forests and mountainous expanses in Yosemite National Park, and stop off in a plethora of stunning destinations as you continue your journey. The best way to see some of America’s most exciting places, this flight tour enables you to travel further and see more, with each flight section conducted within the comfort of a private aircraft – for that extra touch of luxury. Just remember to bring your camera and capture the memories forever.

Selected departure dates are available between April and October.

 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Taking in jaw-dropping views of the expansive Grand Canyon and riding the Grand Canyon Railway
  • Exploring the beautiful and vast Yosemite National Park
  • Sampling delicious wines in Napa Valley and Sonoma
  • Wandering the iconic cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
15 days
Guide Price
£3,369 per person
Price based on
Based on 01 September 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Virgin Atlantic, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • International Flights
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation
  • Private aircraft on all internal flight sectors
  • Daily breakfast
  • One lunch on Day 10
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • Comprehensive City Tours of Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Guided Tour of Grand Canyon National Park
  • Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour
  • Services of a Tour Director
  • Antelope Canyon Tour
  • Las Vegas Night Tour

Itinerary Breakdown

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. 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.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • SLS Las Vegas or similar

Your day begins with a short flight on board a private aircraft from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park. Upon arrival in Merced, the local airport, you will board your coach and journey along the original route into the park that brought travelers directly to the valley along the Merced River Canyon. Experience some of the Parks most famous scenery including Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Tunnel View, Half Dome and Bridalveil Falls.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yosemite View Lodge or similar

Leaving behind Yosemite, today you will make your way west to Northern California's City by the Bay, San Francisco. To break up the journey a stop at a winery is included in famous Napa Valley and you will have time to explore the town of Sonoma. San Francisco remains one of the West Coasts most popular destinations. Its 49 square miles of distinctive terrain, with water on one side and hills on the other, lead to many spectacular views.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Stanford Court or similar

This morning a city tour of San Francisco awaits - a fun and exciting way to get an overview of the city and enables you to fully appreciate some of San Francisco's most famous sights including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. However, no visit would be complete without a cruise on the Bay and as you set sail keep an eye out for the sea lions on the famous Pier 39 while making your way along the waterfront. Views of Alcatraz and The Golden Gate Bridge are sure to please. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city, perhaps a ride aboard one the historic cable cars.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Stanford Court or similar

Heading south this morning, you will embark on a coach journey via one of the most scenic roads in California - 17 Mile Drive. Passing stunning estates as it hugs the Pacific coastline this this famous route runs through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach before continuing on to the town of Monterey where you can take in the sights, sounds and smells at Old Fisherman's Wharf in the downtown area. As you continue south hugging the twisting, turning Pacific Coast Highway the route takes you through Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur where Mountains meet the Ocean; pass Hearst Castle and Morro Bay before heading a short distance in land to San Luis Obispo and the heart of California's coastline.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Cambria Pines Lodge or similar

After breakfast, explore San Luis Obispo before you travel further south to the charming coastal town of Santa Barbara. After enjoying some time perusing the shops you will continue your journey south towards Los Angeles before enjoying an evening at leisure in the City of Angels.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Doubletree Downtown LA or similar

A comprehensive tour of Los Angeles gives you a true taste of this Southern Californian City. You'll explore the seaside communities of Marina del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica. You will also get to glimpse some of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood while checking out the Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip, Beverley Hills and Rodeo Drive.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Doubletree Downtown LA or similar

Transfer back to the airport where you will board a private aircraft for the short flight back to Las Vegas where you will be able to enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • SLS Las Vegas or similar

A full day of leisure in the city that never sleeps. Your tour director shall be on hand to help plan your day or any optional excursions.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • SLS Las Vegas or similar

Today, board your private aircraft bound for the Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim. Fly over Hoover Dam and Lake Mead where you will see the Colorado snaking its way through the length of the Canyon. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon National Park airport you will witness magnificent views at impressive lookouts offering photo opportunities aplenty before you board the Grand Canyon Railway's vintage train and journey onto Williams. Sit back, relax and watch the world go by as you take in the fantastic scenery prior to arriving at your destination for the evening.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Grand Canyon Railway Hotel or similar

Travel part of the famous Route 66 that makes up the main streets of Williams and Flagstaff. Just North of Flagstaff, Sunset Crater National Monument showcases the results of recent volcanic activity where twisted lava and colourful cinder cones are on display. Then continue onto Page, located on the edge of Lake Powell.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Lake Powell Resort or similar

How does a full day exploring the Navajo Nation sound? Experience Antelope Canyon; a sacred site for the Navajo people, which is the most photographed slot canyon in the world. Monument Valley has been the setting for more Western movies than any other site in the USA so be prepared to feel like you are part of your own fantastic Movie.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Lake Powell Resort or similar

Today head west as you make your way to Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon consists of  a series of horseshoe shaped amphitheatres where the power of mother nature has etched the pink cliffs and shaped the colourful rock into thousands of spires called hoodoos. Continue to Zion National Park, Utah's oldest national Park known for its incredible canyons, lush forests and spectacular views. 

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • La Quinta Inn and Suites Zion Park or similar

As you continue West, you will arrive back in Las Vegas allowing you some free time upon your arrival. As the City comes alive in the evening a night tour provides spectacular views of the Strip and Downtown. View the famous Bellagio Fountains, the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, along with the amazing Fremont Street light show.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • SLS Las Vegas or similar

Transfer independently to Las Vegas International Airport for your departure flight or extend your stay in Las Vegas to experience more of this amazing City.

  • Las Vegas

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Catching a spell-binding show
    • Riding the white-knuckle Big Apple Coaster at the New York, New York hotel
    • Witnessing the beautiful Bellagio fountain displays
  • Yosemite National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Spotting American black bears, bobcats and coyotes
    • Taking in stunning panoramic vistas
    • Observing the awe-inspiring Yosemite Falls and El Capitan
  • San Francisco

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visiting the historic Alcatraz
    • Riding the iconic cable cars through the city
    • Cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Central California Coast

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoying unfettered views of the Pacific Ocean
    • Explore the charming seaside town of Monterey
    • Travelling through the soaring Big Sur and visiting the picturesque Carmel-by-the-sea
  • Los Angeles

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Taking a star-studded Los Angeles city tour
    • Exploring the bohemian Venice, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey
    • Searching for your favourite stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Utah & Arizona

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visiting the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park
    • Hopping aboard the scenic Grand Canyon Railway
    • Travelling across Route 66
  • Itinerary Highlights

    • Visiting the awe-inspiring Antelope Canyon
    • Exploring iconic Monument Valley
    • Observing the 'hoodoos' of Bryce Canyon National Park