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California Christmas Vegas New Year

  • Code #CCV
  • 8 Days
Duration
8 Days
/7 Nights
Availability
Dec,2017
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
San Francisco
Ends in: 
Las Vegas
Accommodation
Budget Lodging
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Trip Overview

Escape to the winter wonderland that is Yosemite National Park for Christmas, then run for the sun in Death Valley, the hottest and driest place in America! Catch a dusting of the snow-covered peaks in Zion National Park and then finish your trip in the desert city of Las Vegas where the pace picks up in preparation for the grand finale, New Year's Eve! What a way to ring in the New Year! 

Included Highlights 
  • Snowshoeing in Yosemite on Christmas Day (conditions permitting)
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve with fireworks on The Strip in Las Vegas
  • City tour of San Francisco & see the famous Golden Gate Bridge
  • Discover granite peaks & frozen waterfalls in Yosemite National Park
  • Experience the hottest, driest & lowest place in America: Death Valley
  • Hike the trails in Zion National Park without the crowds
  • Admission to amazing national parks - Yosemite, Death Valley & Zion
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
Deserts & Canyons
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Budget Lodging
2 Nights
Hotel
5 Nights

Food & Meals

  • All meals to be paid locally

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of all en route accommodation.
  • Please note the minimum age on this tour is 21.

Resources

California Christmas Vegas New Year
Download Trek Tips
San Francisco
Download City Guide
Las Vegas
Download City Guide

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Come fog or shine, the city of San Francisco is awesome either way and a tour of the ‘City by the Bay' is a great way to kick-start your winter adventure. The scenery changes fast with the road twisting and turning until Yosemite National Park comes into view. What better way to spend Christmas than some included snowshoeing by frosted Giant Sequoias and frozen waterfalls? There's definitely something magical about seeing Yosemite decorated under a blanket of snow.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Cross country skiing US$25-$32

Leaving Yosemite, head south through the desert towns of California to Bakersfield, best known as the birthplace of the 'Bakersfield Sound', which merged country music with a rock ‘n’ roll backbeat in the 1950s. Perhaps grab yourself a photo op on Main Street with a quirky shoe repair shop housed inside a realistic 30ft. shoe! 

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Trade your mittens and woolly hats for sunscreen and shades! Leaving early, you visit one of the hottest and driest places on earth, Death Valley! This desert basin is below sea level and steady drought and record summer temperatures make Death Valley a land of extremes, but in winter the towering peaks can be capped with snow and rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbour tiny fish and provide refuge for wildlife and humans. Head down to the valley floor and take a walk on the salt flats where you can get creative with some cool perspective shots. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley and winter is the best possible time to visit. 
 

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Make your way to Zion National Park, where a desert oasis is transformed by a blanket of snow. Again, the warm winter temperatures are perfect for exploring the canyon without the summer crowds. For the best views in the park hike to the famous Angels Landing (subject to weather conditions) which offers 360 degrees of the entire park and awesome views of the Virgin River snaking below. 

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Rolling into Las Vegas on a natural high, kick off those boots and throw on your best party outfit. If there's one city that knows how to party it’s Vegas, baby! If you're looking for the one New Year's Eve party you'll remember for the rest of your life, look no further. The Strip fills with revellers, fireworks explode over iconic hotels, the resort nightclubs are packed and the shows are filled with A-list entertainers. Vegas is more gloriously alive than you could ever imagine. New Year's Eve in Las Vegas is truly a world-class celebration, so have a blast and start your year off in style!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Clubs & casino shows from US$10
Roller coasters US$25-$40
Helicopter flight US$124

Your adventure comes to an end this morning, but why not extend your time in Vegas with a few extra nights to explore more of this legendary city? We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. 

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends this morning.

Meals

All meals to be paid locally
We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

SAN FRANCISCO - RED ROOF INN

777 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010

This hotel offers free Wi-Fi, seasonal outdoor pool, fitness centre, 24hr on-site restaurant and 24hr free airport shuttle.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £79-86 | US$130-112 | Eur95-103 | AU$134-146 | NZ$140-154
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £137-150 | US$179-195 | Eur165-180 | AU$233-255 | NZ$245-268
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel operates a free shuttle service which runs every 20-30 minutes. After arrival and from either terminal 1, 2 or 3, the shuttle bus will arrive outside of the airport. Typically a tip of US$1-2 is expected.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

LAS VEGAS - ALEXIS PARK RESORT

375 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169

An all-suite hotel features 3 outdoor pools and gym. All rooms have flat screen TV, mini bar and refrigerator.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £54 | US$71 | Eur65 | AU$92 | NZ$9689
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £94| US$123 | Eur113 | AU$160 | NZ$168
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel offers a free complimentary Airport Shuttle Service. Call the hotel in advance on 1-800-582-2228 to book your shuttle and for pick up information. A tip of US$2 per person is recommended. Alternatively you can catch a taxi from the airport for approximately US $10. The hotel is approximately 5 minutes from the airport.

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

  • Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per person
  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
  • We are ATOL protected and IATA licensed
  • Personal service - you're more than just a number

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Request a flight quote

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

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