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Big City BLT

  • Code #ALS
  • 11 Days
Duration
11 Days
/10 Nights
Availability
Sep,2017-Dec,2018
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Los Angeles
Ends in: 
New York City
Accommodation
Budget Lodging
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Trip Overview

This tour is jam-packed with glitz, glamour and the big bright city lights of some of the USA's most iconic cities. Look for celebs in LA, try to win big in Vegas, spot awesome wildlife with a cheeky stop in Yosemite, America's most loved national park, then discover the laid-back vibes of San Francisco before flying over to the one and only New York City! 

Included Highlights 
  • Explore LA’s hotspots and hidden gems on a locally guided tour
  • Experience the bright lights of Vegas on a stretch limo ride
  • Tour San Francisco’s highlights with a local - Union Square, Pier 39, Lombard St & Chinatown
  • Get the inside scoop & tasty treats in New York City with a local guide
  • Discover towering granite peaks & spot wildlife in Yosemite National Park
  • Walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge
  • Flight from San Francisco to New York (Day 9)
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Budget Lodging
7 Nights
Hotel
3 Nights

Food & Meals

  • All meals to be paid locally

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • 1 flight included in the itinerary (San Francisco to New York)
  • 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.

Resources

Big City BLT
Download Trek Tips
Los Angeles
Download City Guide
Las Vegas
Download City Guide
San Francisco
Download City Guide
New York
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.

Note that your group will not be escorted during the en route flight (Day 9).

Welcome to the big, bold and beautiful city of Los Angeles! The hustle and bustle of the city's busy sidewalks are offset by golden sand beaches and the cool laid-back vibes that California is so famous for. We've hooked you up with a local guide who'll show you LA's hotspots and hidden gems, and help you get to the very heart of this West Coast city like only a local can. Start the tour off with legendary Hollywood Boulevard and make sure you snap a selfie with the Hollywood sign. Visit The Original Farmers Market for some LA nostalgia and discover more delicious food than you ever thought possible, from crepes to Mexican; there's even live music to accompany the food. Search for celebrities on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and cruise the coast from the Santa Monica Pier to Venice's Muscle Beach.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

You'd better be ready, as this 24-hour party town is awaiting your arrival! Start your Vegas experience off in style with an included limousine tour under the neon lights. then you're free to hit the glitzy downtown clubs for one heck of a night. When it comes to eating, drinking and partying, Las Vegas is where it's at! You can get your fill at an all-you-can eat buffet and there are endless clubs and shows to check out. Why not opt to fly over The Strip or venture further afield on a helicopter tour - all the way to the mighty Grand Canyon and land right in the canyon itself! Sounds awesome, right? If you opt for the flight from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, please let your tour leader know on your first day as this option is subject to availability.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Clubs & casino shows from US$10
Roller coasters US$25-$40
VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100
Helicopter flight US$124
Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
Go karting US$26
Gun range US$20-$100

The West Coast isn't just about awesome cities, it’s also home to one of the nation’s most loved national parks, Yosemite. Fill your lungs with fresh California air and enjoy a couple of days of hiking and biking action. Walk under the canopy of Yosemite's famous Giant Sequoia trees, hike to one of the magnificent waterfalls or hire a bike to pedal along the park roads and really appreciate Mother Nature's handiwork. With hiking trails to suit every level of fitness you'll be spoilt for choice. Whatever route you choose, you'll be rewarded with some truly inspiring views.
 

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

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

With some of nature's best work in the rear view mirror, you're off to San Francisco! Come fog or shine, the 'City by the Bay' will impress you from the start. Walk or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge and admire this awesome piece of architecture, or take a tour of Haight Ashbury and feel those hippy vibes. A local guide will be waiting to show you the hidden gems of Union Square, the sea lions around Pier 39 and Lombard Street (one of the steepest and most crooked streets in San Francisco!); they will also take you taste testing in the largest Chinatown outside of Asia! Don't worry though, there's still heaps of time to explore the city on your own! If you want to visit Alcatraz, you can enjoy a superb audio tour and learn all about the prisoners and their escape stories (you must book in advance). If you are interested in visiting Alcatraz we recommend you book your tickets well in advance, direct with Alcatraz Cruises. For this tour you should book your ticket for Day 8 (anytime). 

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Cable car ride US$5-$13
Bike rental US$8 per hour / US$32 per day
Sunset sailboat cruise US$45
Baseball game from US$20
Alcatraz Prison (must be booked in advance with Alcatraz Cruises) US$33-$40

From one awesome city to the next, take to the skies with the other Trekkers on your tour and make your way from San Francisco to New York. Staying in Manhattan at the heart of the 'Big Apple', you won’t want to waste a second. Head out at night to enjoy this vibrant metropolis and see why everyone falls head over heels for this bustling East Coast city! The buzz of Times Square is unmissable. 

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Where to start? Well how about an included guided tour to discover NYC from a local's perspective? Visit bustling markets and sample the tasty treats as you stroll through New York's unique historic sites in the Lower East Side, Chinatown and Little Italy, all with a local guide. There's still plenty of time to explore the city's neighbourhoods on your own, from laid-back Greenwich Village to hip Brooklyn, or check out the famous hotspots like Central Park or Fifth Avenue. Why not finish your day off sampling some of the famous New York street food - the NYC hot dog is one of the best!

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge FREE
Century 21 department store FREE
East River & Hudson River Waterfront Parks FREE
Historic Battery Park FREE
Statue of Liberty US$18-$21
Ellis Island US$18-$22
South Street Seaport tall ships US$12

Your adventure comes to an end this morning and you're free to depart any time after breakfast. If you still haven't finished exploring, make sure you add on a couple of extra days to say hello to Lady Liberty or soar up to the top of the iconic Empire State Building for some seriously cool views of this awesome city! If you want to extend your stay, we can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. 

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00hrs

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.

 

LOS ANGELES - FAIRFIELD INN MARRIOTT

525 North Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, Los Angeles, CA 90245  

This hotel offers free WiFi, air-conditioning, mini-market, plus an outdoor pool, fitness centre and free shuttle service to LAX.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £95-106 | US$123-138 | Eur114-127 | AU$161-180 | NZ$169-190
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £165-185 | US$215-241 | Eur198-222 | AU$281-315 | NZ$295-331
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel operates a free airport to hotel pickup from the international airport to the Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel. Whilst this is a complimentary service a tip of US$1-$2 is generally expected. On arrival to the airport, please call the hotel and advise them which terminal you are at and to arrange pick up. The transfer should take approximately fifteen minutes by road depending on traffic. For airport drop-off, please arrange this with the reception staff.

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 - WEST SIDE YMCA

5 W 63rd St, New York, NY 10023

Located 50 yards from Central Park on Manhattan's West Side, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi, on-site restaurant and two indoor swimming pools.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £70 | US$91 | Eur84 | AU$119 | NZ$125
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £140 | US$182 | Eur168 | AU$238 | NZ$250
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

NEED TO ADD TRANSFER INFO

Booking our 3 day New York to Niagara mini adventure is a perfect way to extend your adventure. Leaving the bright lights and crazy nights of New York area behind, venture deep into 'up state' New York to the thundering wonder of the incomparable Niagara Falls before a night on the shore of the Finger Lakes with it's many waterfalls and wineries.

New York Mini Adventure Highlights

  • Drive through the Delaware Water Gap
  • Visit the stunning Finger Lakes town of Seneca Falls
  • Niagara Falls & the Maid of the Mist cruise
  • Woodbury Common Outlet Mall

Book your Niagara Mini Adventure here or call us to add to your booking.

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

Call us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers or

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.

Located in San Francisco bay, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world's most legendary prisons.Departing from Fisherman's Wharf, you can connect with Alcatraz via a return ferry where you explore within the concrete walls and cells with an audio headset to learn the history and conditions within the prison.

Alcatraz tours can sell out far in advance so if you want to visit Alcatraz you will need to book your own ticket ahead of time directly with Alcatraz Cruises.

Check the itinerary description for San Francisco above for the recommended date and time for your tour.

Book tickets here with Alcatraz Cruises

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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