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San Francisco to New York Plus

  • Code #XSS
  • 22 Days
Duration
22 Days
/21 Nights
Availability
Apr,2018-Dec,2018
Group Size
Max 50
Departure City: 
San Francisco
Ends in: 
New York City
Accommodation
Hotel
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Trip Overview

Take the southern route from San Francisco all the way to fabulous New York City! The Golden Gate awaits, before swapping city for nature at beautiful Yosemite. Live it up in Las Vegas, before seeing one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders – the Grand Canyon. Find wild West adventure at Monument Valley, get weird in Austin and soak up that famous Southern charm in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. Once you’ve had a deep dish pizza in Chicago, your journey’s almost at an end – via Cleveland (not just a Family Guy character), you’ll end up in the world's favourite city, New York!

Included Highlights 
  • 'Bobby’s Bike Hike’ tour in Chicago
  • Cruise the Las Vegas Strip on a private party bus
  • Take in the famous scenery of Monument Valley on a Navajo guided tour
  • The sweet sounds of Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans & Austin
  • Awe-inspiring sunset / sunrise over the Grand Canyon
  • Spray your mark onto cars at the Cadillac Ranch
  • Admission to national parks & monuments – Yosemite, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
Deserts & Canyons
Large Group
National Parks

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 50
Budget Lodging
2 Nights
Hotel
19 Nights

Food & Meals

  • 21 breakfasts included.

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader and driver
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi on board
  • All hotel accommodation included

Essential Information

  • 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 en-route accommodation.
  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • On Plus tours, your vehicle size will be the most appropriate for the size of your group. This ranges from a maximum of 13 to a maximum of 50 passengers. For groups larger than 13, you will have a tour leader and a driver.

Resources

San Francisco to New York Plus
Download Trek Tips
San Francisco
Download City Guide
Las Vegas
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New Orleans
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Memphis
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Nashville
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Chicago
Download City Guide
New York
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Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from.

You will meet your tour leader and group at 18:00 hrs in the hotel lobby on day one. Full details will be sent with your final documentation. If you would like to book additional nights before your tour please request at the time of booking.

The perfect place to begin your tour, San Francisco is a cosmopolitan, buzzing city with plenty to do and lots of areas to explore. Before you meet your guide and new travel companions at 18:00, take in some of what the ‘City by the Bay’ has to offer: Walk the Golden Gate Bridge for incredible city skyline views, spot sea lions and sample the foodie delights at Pier 39, or take a stroll into the colourful Castro or hip Haight-Ashbury districts. If you’re planning on visiting Alcatraz before you join us, make sure you book in advance.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Meals paid locally

Get back to nature with two awesome days exploring California's beloved Yosemite National Park. Take some time exploring the valley on foot or by bike, or if you want more of an adventure, there are tons of incredible hikes to get stuck into. One of the most popular trails, jam-packed with natural beauty, is the ‘Mist Trail’ hike to Vernal and Nevada Falls. Not only will you see epic waterfalls but you might even spot some incredible wildlife, such as coyotes or bears.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

Bike rental US$12-$34
Float trip on the Merced River US$31

Next up is the craziest city in America - you won't believe it until you see it! Elvis lookalikes trawling The Strip, roller coasters flashing past before your eyes, and beautiful people in bikinis and board shorts drinking cocktails at daytime pool parties. You're in Vegas, baby, and there really is nowhere else quite like it. There ain't no party like a TrekAmerica party, so that's why we've included a private party bus for you and your new mates, so get those red cups at the ready. Experience the buzz of 'Sin City' with a stroll down The Strip - you won't make it all the way along though, as it's a whopping four miles long!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

Clubs & casino shows from US$10
Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
Go karting US$26
Gun range US$20-$100
Helicopter flight US$124
Roller coasters US$25-$40

Strike out across the desert in search of one of the ‘Seven Natural Wonders of the World’, the Grand Canyon. As soon as you lay eyes on this super special place, you'll want to give Mother Nature a well-deserved high five! Take to the sky on an optional helicopter flight to witness the monumental red-and-gold formations from up high. Hike deep into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail or check out the aptly named ‘Ooh Aah Point’ on the South Kaibab Trail. At sunset or sunrise, the views are particularly special and will leave you breathless!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

Helicopter flight US$254-$284
IMAX Theater US$15

Stretching desert gives way to red rock vistas as you approach the iconic Monument Valley. Home to the Navajo, experience a backroads tour led by a local for a true insight into their culture and history. If you start re-enacting a western movie, we really don’t blame you!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

You’re in New Mexico, where the best of two cultures collide! Indulge yourself in the best Tex-Mex cuisine before taking a walk to check out Santa Fe’s thriving art scene. In the evening, get your dancing shoes on for a spot of live music.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Get arty at Texas talking point Cadillac Ranch – where you’ll find a line of Cadillacs half buried in the desert sands. Don’t worry – it’s art! Grab a can of spray paint and make your mark on this famous installation, before heading back on the road to experience real Texan countryside.

Accommodation

Horel included

Meals

Breakfast included

Famous for its live music and quirky charms, take some time getting to know the state capital of Texas. Discover why locals ‘Keep Austin Weird’ in the coffee shops, eccentric stores, restaurants, food trucks, trailers and festivals of South Congress district. 

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

Barton Springs US$4

This jazz-tastic town moves at its own pace and you'll find yourself embracing the laid-back vibes in no time. Music fills the air in New Orleans and you can't leave without spending an evening on Bourbon Street, legendary for its nightlife, or Frenchmen Street, famous for cool live music. For a really authentic Southern experience check out a 'Voodoo and Graveyard' tour or brush up on your cooking skills at the New Orleans Cooking School so you can learn to make yourself a big ole' bowl of gumbo!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

Alligator swamp tour US$23-$40
Jazz clubs US$10-20
Mardi Gras World US$20
Mississippi steamboat ride US$30-$80
Preservation Hall US$15-$20
Scandalous Cocktails tour US$25
School of Cooking US$28-$150
Southern mansion tour US$20-$25
Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20

As the birthplace of blues and rock 'n' roll, there's no shortage of great music in Memphis to excite your ears. No trip to Memphis is complete without a stroll down Beale Street to see the bright lights and hear the eclectic mix of music flowing out of every doorway. It's also essential to make a pilgrimage to America's second-most visited private home after the White House, Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion, for a tour of his home and loads of other interesting exhibits. Sun Studio is another must for music fans or find your American soul with a trip to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Memphis isn't all about music though; brush up on an essential chapter in your American history with an optional visit to the Civil Rights Museum to learn all about the struggle to overcome slavery and oppression.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

Civil Rights Museum US$15
Gibson guitar factory US$10
Rock 'n' Soul Museum US$12
Stax Museum of American Soul Music US$12
Sun Studio US$12
Visit the Peabody Hotel FREE
Elvis Experience US$58
Graceland entrance only US$39

With your love of all things country in full swing, it's perfect timing as you cruise into Nashville, the undisputed home of country music. Experience musical history with a visit to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame. If you're looking for a rocking party make sure you join us for a night in the Wildhorse Saloon - by the end of the evening you and your Trek mates will be line dancing legends. Hit Broadway - the nightlife hub of the city, or laze in one of the many parks for a more relaxing Nashville experience.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

Country line dancing US$10
Country Music Hall of Fame US$25-$40
Country western saloons US$varies
Grand Ole Opry US$37-$90
Johnny Cash Museum US$19
Ryman Auditorium tour US$20-$30

You're in the 'Windy City', the home of the Magnificent Mile, steely skyscrapers and North America's tallest building, the Willis Tower. The moment you arrive you'll be itching to explore and the best way to do it is on two wheels! We've included a 'Bobby's Bike Hike' tour so you can make sure you don't waste any time in seeing all the sights of this awesome city. Build up an appetite as Chicago's also the home of delicious deep-dish pizza – make sure you grab yourself a slice! 

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

Baseball game from US$20
Blues clubs from US$6
Museums US$20-$50
Willis Tower US$22

Not just a character in Family Guy, but one more cool city just waiting for you to explore! In Cleveland grit meets sophistication and here you'll find some top restaurants and great nightlife. The highlight of your time here will be an included visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where you can learn about the evolution of a musical phenomenon, oh and did we mention that you'll find Michael Jackson's sparkly glove inside? Awesome!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast included

On your final day, make your way to the city so good they named it twice – New York, New York! Your tour may be coming to an end, but why not book up some extra nights to explore the city's neighbourhoods, from laid-back Greenwich Village to hip Brooklyn, or check out the famous hotspots like Central Park or Fifth Avenue. Finish your day off sampling some of the famous New York street food - the NYC hot dog is one of the best!

This tour ends at approximately 17:00. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00

Meals

Breakfast included

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 - HOTEL UNION SQUARE

114 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Located in the heart of San Francisco, this hotel offers contemporary rooms with air conditioning and flat-screen cable TV.

 

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £189 | US$249 | Eur227 | AU$322 | NZ$338
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you are flying into San Francisco, take the Super Shuttle from the main level of the airport (above baggage collection). It takes 40 minutes and costsUS $19-$20 per person, although a tip of US$1-$2 is generally expected. It is recommended to pre-book your transfer on the Super Shuttle website www.supershuttle.com by searching for the “Hotel Union Square” when prompted. Alternatively a taxi direct from the airport to the hotel is between US$50-$55 depending on traffic.

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.

 

NEW YORK - SKYLINE

725 10th Avenue, 49th Street, New York, NY 10019

This hotel is well located in the Clinton/Hells Kitchen District and features an indoor pool with views of the Manhattan skyline and fitness center.

 

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £249-262 | US$328-345 | Eur299-315 | AU$424-446 | NZ$445-468
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

Transfer from Newark Airport:
Approximately 18 miles. A taxi will cost approximately US$60.00-$65.00 including tolls and tips. The alternative is to catch the train or Super Shuttle to NY Penn Station (shuttle approximately US$25.00, the train around US$12.50). From here it is a four minute walk to 34th St Penn Station where you catch a further train to 50th Street. From there it’s .4 miles to the hotel.

 

Transfer from JFK:
Approximately 13 miles. An ‘official’ taxi from the airport has a flat rate of US$45.00 plus toll (approx. US$4.00) and tip. Alternatively, take the monorail to Jamaica Station where transfer is available to the NY Subway system (the C and E Subways are two blocks away from the hotel on Eighth Avenue) or catch a “Super Shuttle” to New York Penn Station which is located in Midtown at 31st and 7th Streets (costs approximately US$25 including tip). Then take a four minute walk to take a train from 34th St Penn Station to the 50th Street Station. From there it’s .4 miles to the hotel.

 

Transfer from LaGuardia Airport:
LA Guardia – 11 miles. A taxi will cost between US$30.00-$40.00 including tolls and tips. For public transportation, from the Baggage Claim Area of LaGuardia Airport, catch a “Super Shuttle” to New York Penn Station which is located in Midtown at 31st and 7th Streets (costs approximately US$20 including tip). Then take a four minute walk to take a train from 34th St Penn Station to the 50th Street. From there it’s .4 miles to the hotel.

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. 

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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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