The best of the west is at your fingertips. Each day will see someone’s eyes go wide with amazement
Take the family on an adventure that explores the biggest, best and most iconic sights of the West. Kick things off in the cosmopolitan city of San Francisco, heading south to get closer to nature in Monterey before making tracks for famous Yosemite National Park. Look out for bears! Drive through the Death Valley, be wowed by the bright lights of Las Vegas and see the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, bound for star-studded LA. The fun never stops on this unforgettable family road trip.
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Start this American adventure in the bustling melting pot of San Francisco and take a walk across the world’s most iconic golden bridge
Head underwater to come face-to-face with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s outstanding sea life, and hop in a kayak to seek it out in the wild
Yosemite National Park is the definition of natural beauty. You will have loads of time to seek out bears, crane your neck to look up at incredibly tall trees, and walk to towering granite cliffs and through wildflower valleys
Channel your inner cowboy as you explore the rugged Wild West, home to westerns, moon-like landscapes, and much more
Try and think of a word that can properly describe the amazing sight of the Grand Canyon. Camping nearby the rim as you explore the depths of the canyon, before ending the day with a breathtaking sunset.
If you want it, Vegas has got it! Be energised by the bright lights and endless entertainment options in this oasis of fun in the desert
End this American adventure rubbing shoulders with the celebs while walking down Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles' Beverly Hills
The USA is a big country. Distances between destinations may be longer than what you're used to, especially if you're coming from Europe. There are many long days of driving, so expect to spend a lot of time in the van – perfect for soaking in the scenery, perfecting your car games, or catching up on that latest book or album. Some travel days are 6–7 hours long
Although our vans do have air conditioning, it has to work pretty hard to keep a full group cool. Expect to feel hot during summer and cold at other times of the year, especially at night. Please consider the season and research the weather conditions to determine the best time to travel for you. Remember to come prepared with adequate clothing.
This is a participatory trip. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and help out with camp activities like food prep and washing up. This trip also involves you putting up and down your tent as you move from place to place.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
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A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.
Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
Minimum age for children on this trip is 10 years old.
Our Western USA family Holiday with Teenagers trips score an average of 4.83 out of 5 based on 12 reviews in the last year.
Our family of 5 including three children under 10 enjoyed the western USA family tour in July 2017. The alternating camping and hotels allowed us to be organised which is always a challenge with kids. The highlights were the 4th July fireworks in san Diego, Las Vegas, the beauty of Yosemite and kayaking with the Sea Otters in Monterey. Our guide Crystal was organised and helpful. We would recommend this trip to any family for their first tour of Western USA.
Review submitted 02 Sep 2017
Excellent trip itinerary, with a perfect mix of National Parks and cities, giving a great flavour of the 3 states visited. The combination of hotels and camping also added to the experience, especially with the opportunity to stay in the Grand Canyon National Park. However, the trips are primarily designed around groups of young adults and when travelling in a family group, this is not always compatible. Hotel rooms were not allocated together or necessarily even on the same floor, nor all hotels were in locations suitable for families. The camping equipment is not necessarily suitable for middle aged parents, with just a thin camping mat to sleep on, so be aware!
Review submitted 20 Aug 2017