15 Day California, Yosemite & Grand Canyon
Air & Land
|15 Day California, Yosemite & Grand Canyon|
|Holiday Inn Golden Gateway||San Francisco, CA|
|Yosemite View Lodge||El Portal, CA|
|Hotel Pacific||Monterey, CA|
|DoubleTree by Hilton - Los Angeles Downtown||Los Angeles, CA|
|Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Old Town Scottsdale||Scottsdale, AZ|
|Yavapai Lodge East||Grand Canyon, AZ|
|Courtyard Page at Lake Powell||Page, AZ|
|Holiday Inn Express - Springdale Utah||Springdale, UT|
|Hampton Inn & Suites Zion National Park||Springdale, UT|
|Springhill Suites Springdale Zion National Park||Springdale, UT|
|Tropicana Las Vegas||Las Vegas, NV|
Transfers, optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price includes flight Los Angeles-Phoenix. Checked bag fees, excess luggage or weight charges levied by an airline on intra-flights are passengers' responsibility.
Passengers arriving to San Francisco should select flights that arrive no later than 5:00 pm.
Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Chicago-San Francisco, Las Vegas-Chicago
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Intra-flight Los Angeles-Phoenix
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 14 nights accommodations
- 2 nights San Francisco
- 1 night El Portal
- 2 nights Monterey
- 2 nights Los Angeles
- 1 night Scottsdale
- 1 night Grand Canyon South Rim
- 2 nights Page
- 2 nights Springdale (Zion National Park)
- 1 night Las Vegas
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- 20 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
- Services of English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- Tour San Francisco, the beloved "City by the Bay"
- At Yosemite National Park, see the Bridalveil Falls and the El Capitan granite monolith
- Drive along the scenic Monterey Bay Peninsula, known as the "17 Mile Drive"
- Visit stunning Santa Barbara, star-studded Malibu and the Santa Monica Pier
- Discover the world-famous landmarks in Los Angeles
- Stay in the Old Town of Scottsdale, where the "Old West meets the New West"
- Visit picturesque Sedona, with its distinctive red rock formations and artist community
- Stop at Montezuma Castle, site of prehistoric Native American cliff dwellings
- Stand in awe at the rim of the Grand Canyon with its breathtaking beauty
- View Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world
- Tour Bryce Canyon, a wondrous land of pines and oddly sculpted Red Rock formations
- Discover Zion National Park, enjoy short hikes and stunning views
- Stay in glittering Las Vegas, with its non-stop nightlife and colorful themed hotels
Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, and steps. There is one long 8-hour drive to Los Angeles which is necessary to cover the region. The altitude in the National Parks varies and may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by height. Airport transfers are not included. Consider a taxi or shared ride service as the least expensive options. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
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455 Maryland Drive
Ft. Washington, PA 19034 USA
All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.
National Parks route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.
Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This superior tourist class hotel is located in San Francisco's Lower Nob Hill neighborhood.Hotel Details
This tourist class lodge overlooks the Merced River.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class hotel is situated in downtown Monterey and is a short walk from Old Fisherman's Wharf.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class hotel is located in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles.Hotel Details
This superior budget class hotel is located in downtown Scottsdale.Hotel Details
This tourist class lodge is about a half mile away from the edge of the canyon.Hotel Details
This tourist class hotel has splendid views of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class hotel is tucked among the towering red rock cliffs of Zion Canyon.Hotel Details
This tourist class hotel is situated amidst the red rock cliffs of Zion National Park.Hotel Details
This tourist class hotel features spectacular views of the red cliffs of Zion Canyon.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Experience the magnificent views of Sedona on this Scenic Rim tour in a Pink Jeep. Ascend an amazing 1500 feet to the very top of the Mogollon Rim. From this vantage point, you’ll see the majestic red rock formations that make Sedona world-famous and extraordinary views of the lowland deserts combined with the Ponderosa Pine forests of the high mountains. Along the trail stop for photos -- it is a photographer’s dream come true!
Details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.
*This activity is an off road experience reaching elevations of 1500 ft and people with difficulty breathing, heart, back or other medical conditions should consider the mild, all-paved tour option, available locally only. The paved option does not have elevation changes as you explore on scenic paved roads while experiencing flora, fauna, geology and history of the area. This option will not view the same sights as the off-road version and utilizes public roads for a smooth ride. Stop(s) and amount of time spent, may vary depending on traffic conditions.
|Day #9||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$69.00|
See the stark beauty of this great valley with its sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1000 feet, framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. These fragile pinnacles of rock are surrounded by miles of mesas and buttes, shrubs, trees and windblown sand, all comprising the magnificent colors of the valley. All of this harmoniously combines to make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience and an unforgettable day. Start at the Navajo Tribal Park with stops at "The Mittens" and "John Ford’s Point/Three Sisters" Overlooks for fantastic photo opportunities. Learn more about the native craft of rug weaving at a demonstration by Navajo Hogan craftsmen before enjoying a Navajo Taco lunch at Goulding's Stagecoach Restaurant. Enjoy some free time to browse through the Goulding's Museum before returning to your hotel. Transfers to and from the hotel are included.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.
|Day #11||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$79.00|
Wonderful! My husband and I enjoyed it very much. Our tour guide Dani and driver Doug are two wonderful people!Maria M. Lakeland, TN
Our trip was wonderful and our tour guide, Ashley, was the absolute best!! We've been on many tours, not only with Gate 1, and Ashley was the best tour director we've ever encountered. Competent, personable, friendly, courteous, organized, helpful, and knowledgeable. She was always willing to go the extra mile for each of us. I will actually miss her very much!! She made each one of us feel extremely important. Thank you, Ashley, and thank you, Gate 1!! We'll be back! :)Barbara V. Amelia Courthouse, VA
Our trip was wonderful! I loved every minute. The tour guide was thoughtful and friendly. And New Orleans was everything I thought it would be! I really enjoyed this trip.Renee G. Phoenix, AZ
It was wonderful. Leah, our tour guide, was well prepared, informative and very personable. She made us all feel so comfortable. The scenery was beautiful and the weather couldn't have been better. The bus driver was excellent and again very accommodating. It's a trip I would definitely recommend.Annette M. Berkeley, CA
It was an excellent trip!! Absolutely beautiful scenery, and incredible wildlife sightings! The trip of a lifetime! Our guide, KariLynn, and our driver, Crystal, were both fantastic! Very knowedgeable. 5 stars!Allison B. Carlisle, IN
Our trip was wonderful! Every part of it was positive and memorable ... Keri-Lyn F., our guide handled every detail of our trip in the most professional manor, kept the group in beautiful harmony with a personality that all the group were extremely pleased. Her knowledge of Alaska and her presentation was not only informative, but was laced with delightful stories of her own experiences as a native Alaskan ... But honestly, she is almost impossible to describe...she's that amazing! We appreciated her and respected the job she did beyond words. We hope that our attempt to let you know what a special tour guide you have in Keri-Lyn will be passed on to the upper management at Gate1.Claudia M. Fallbrook, CA
Our trip was FABULOUS! Dani is an excellent tour guide. The long days of Travel were filled with beautiful sights and Dani has so much knowledge to share with her travelers ... The hotel accommodations were nice ... Liked the park ranger spending the day with us in Yellowstone. Looking forward to our next trip and getting ready to book a couple more!Christine F. Santa Cruz, CA
Pam is one of the best guides I have traveled with. The bus driver was also excellent and always on time, kind, and courteous. He drove smoothly and safely . The coach was always clean. The Parks' were awesome and traveling in the bus was nice, everyone got along very well.Gordon A. Houston, TX
Thanks to our guide, Rick, it was superlative in every way. He went above and beyond in advising and assisting the travelers, a super knowledgeable and interesting man! Our tour to Yellowstone and Wyoming was fascinating in all respects and a great value for the money!Linda S. Saint Louis, MO
Our Alaska trip was flawless! ... Our Tour Director, Keri-Lyn F., was an Alaskan native who was well versed on the many attractions we saw and was able to give us a personal account of growing up in our 49th State. We all also agreed that the accommodations and the itinerary were superb. The Denali train ride, the Tundra Wilderness Tour and the Seward boat trip were the favorite part of our visit.Bruse S. Orlando, FL
The National Parks tour was one of the best we have ever taken, with any company. The tour director, Tim Miller was outstanding as was the coach driver, Shannon Romero. I could not have improved anything on this trip. Excellent, all around!John W. Canton, CT
Thoroughly enjoyed it! Very beautiful sights & great guide, Sabrina, good hotels, very comfortable bus, friendly group, nice weather & constantly on the go!Patrica C. Louisville, KY
Our trip was totally amazing! Saw some incredible sights, just stunning beauty. This was our second trip with Gate 1. Again, Gate 1 did an amazing job. Everything was so well organized & coordinated. We had an incredible tour guide in MaryAnne. She kept things interesting at all times, took great care of us, very upbeat and personable, and we absolutely loved her! Looking into an Alaska trip next year with Gate 1. Keep up the great work!!Bob B. Ansonia, CT
I was extremely happy with our trip to Texas. It was my first trip with Gate 1. Most of the rest of the group were seasoned Gate 1 travelers who assured me that I was experiencing a typical Gate 1 tour. I am looking forward to my Gate 1 travel to Spain and Morocco in October.Kathy O. Pleasant Hill, CA
My Mom and I had the best trip. We had so much fun exploring the parks and enjoying the beauty, Bryce was our favorite but we made great memories every day. Marianne, our tour manager, was incredible. She gave us plenty of knowledge and every day made sure we had what we needed for our hikes. Marianne was friendly, accommodating and beyond helpful. She and Lee, our driver, made our vacation.Skye M. Rochester, NY
Our trip was outstanding! We loved every minute of it. Our guide, Tim, did an exceptional job with his talks, DVD's and handouts. We will certainly be using Gate 1 for future vacation plans.Joe M. Narragansett, RI
The trip was very well organized. We were treated fantastic. The tour guide and the tour bus driver were more than we could have asked for.Rick W. Sandy, UT
It was fantastic! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Louisiana trip. Our tour guide Karen Armagost was OUTSTANDING! Can't say enough about her and our great bus driver, Jimmie. We will definitely be touring again with Gate! Travel.Peter K. Cedar Hills, UT
We were fortunate to have Manuel as our tour guide and coordinator. His knowledge of history, anthropology, ornithology, botany and many, many other fields is truly amazing. It was our pleasure to be in the company of a true professional and gentleman. We particularly enjoyed his sharp wit and his caring and passionate love for his country and work. We were a large group with...yet Manual handled every situation with tact and diplomacy. We were also equally impressed with the skills of our driver, Javier. We felt completely safe in his capable hands. And last, but not least, our assistant tour manager, Douglas, another wonderful travel mate, gave a wonderful presentation on pearl farming. We would gladly take this tour again, if assured the company of these three gentlemen. They truly made the trip remarkable.Millard R. St Petersburg, FL
It was a wonderful trip. Bacho, our leader, made the trip a real success. The bus and driver were top notch. All the hotels and meals were very good. Thank you for a great trip.Edwin G. Edmontone, AB
It was a great trip. The selection of stopping points, Hotels and pit stops, was very good if with great variety. The driver was excellent. He knew his route and handled the vehicle extremely well under all conditions. The guide Juan was exceptional. Although he was from Mexico his diction was flawless. Many times accents make comprehension difficult. This was NEVER an issue with Juan. He knew every location and could provide details of every area that we traveled through. He was able to present the itinerary in a clear concise and entertaining manor. We enjoyed the trip immensely and would recommend it.Frederick M. Dix Hills, NY
This was our first guided tour, and we were somewhat nervous, however it was a perfect vacation. Our guide David, affectingly became known as "Uncle Dave", was amazing and went over and beyond. He was extremely informative and was always available for any questions. Uncle Dave used his own personal time on our days and evenings of leisure to ensure that we had a great time. He took a group of 40 people that were strangers and of varied cultures and somehow made everyone feel that they were family and connected. Lee, the bus driver, was amazing. I am terrified of curvy mountain roads, however I felt safe with Lee. Lee was very friendly and polite, as well as informative. The hotels and meals were all very good for the price that was paid. My husband and I will be using Gate 1 again, and are recommending Gate 1 to all our friends. Every aspect of this vacation was wonderful, reservations are very easy to make, the trip itself was fantastic and the price was very reasonable. Thank you Gate 1 for providing such a great experience. Looking forward to our future adventures with Gate 1.Phyllis J. Almo, KY
We enjoyed our trip to Mount Rushmore, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Jackson, and Salt Lake City. Kelly was a great Tour Director. He passed out plenty of handouts and gave a lot of information of each site. It was very educational. He was very organized and kept the group together and on time. It was nice that we beat some of the crowds. John was also a great driver. Everyone felt safe with him driving. Very personable and friendly.Marcia K. San Francisco, CA
Our guide, Ashley was fantastic. She knew Alaska, she knew our route and she was able to prepare us and point out things of interest. She was very personable, looked after each of us, listened, answered all questions, never got flustered. She had a great sense of humor and told us some great personal stories. Seeing the top of Denali was very exciting and emotional and she understood that. You have a great tour guide in her.James R. Gainesville, FL
We had a great time. The hotels were excellent. The sights were spectacular. The group on the tour were a lot of fun to be with and our tour guide, Keri, was amazing. She was tireless, always upbeat, attentive and had an incredible amount of knowledge about Alaska. We have had many tremendous tour quides on previous Gate 1 tours, but Keri was the absolute best ever!Kent L. Parrish, FL
The trip was Spectacular!!! Everything went perfect! I have told everyone who asks me about it how great it was and how wonderful Gate 1 was. Dani, our tour Manager was Awesome!! She made our trip so great. She was a wealth of information. She thought of everything. Your company is lucky to have her!! I would go on a trip with her anytime and anywhere! First time with Gate 1 and I will use you again!Kenneth W. Atkinson, NH
From start to finish this was a wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable vacation. Our tour guide Danielle (Dani) was a delightful, super efficient, tour guide who always had a smile on her face, could fix any issues or problems quickly while making it all look effortless. She was extremely well versed on information on all aspects of the sights we were seeing or going to. We learned a lot of facts and history while journeying along from stop to stop. We had a fresh supply of cold water available each and every day, as well as snacks for longer times on the bus, before meal destinations were reached. She was a true gem. Our bus driver John, was a super bus driver, and drove the mountain roads with skill and care always with his passengers safety first and foremost. Our day in Yellowstone with our Park Ranger, Kimberly, was yet another information packed day. We never would have learned so much and seen so much without her. It was a great addition to our tour. This was our first “bus tour”, and would take another with Gate 1 again. The ease of entering and exiting all the parks and venues was again, one of the highlights. Parking, entrance fees, etc. was all handled as we watched single cars search for parking spots and wait in line to pay fees. All and all, it was truly one of our best vacations and we look forward to joining another Gate 1 tour in the future.David S. Strongsville, OH
The trip was great and we had a lot of fun. Dani Moore, our tour guide, is a class act! She was wonderful, knowledgeable and fun. We definitely had a memorable experience. Our driver, John, was great as well and just as agreeable and friendly. Terrific driving and parking skills!Linda M. Syosset, NY
We had a great trip! Our tour manager Keri was excellent. The bus driver Mark was Excellent. We would recommend this trip to anyone. Gate 1 Travel does a great job.Susan G. Charles City, IA
Leslie made this one of the most memorable trips that we have ever taken. She was absolutely fabulous and amazing! She was so full of information that we would have never known about our sights. All the hotels, meals, bus, bus driver, and sights were awesome!! NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT ANYTHING!! We are already thinking about another trip with Gate 1 for next year! I would not hesitate to recommend your company at all!! Thank you for a great trip!!Carla R. Adams, MA
It was our first group trip and we really enjoyed it. Our tour director and driver (Liz and Jim) did a great job of looking after us and showing us the sights. We would definitely recommend the Gate 1 Alaska tour we did to anyone.Nicholas A. Redmond, WA
The trip was great and our guide, Kelly, was exceptional. I was very impressed with his wealth of knowledge as well as his efforts to accommodate and please everyone no matter what the situation. We couldn't have been more satisfied with the trip and our guide. Plus the weather was perfect and the animals throughout Yellowstone were extremely cooperative by appearing frequently. Will definitely travel with Gate 1 in the future.Kathleen W. Saint Johns, FL
My travel partner and I had a great trip. This was our fourth with Gate 1 and was again a fantastic and enjoyable trip with our great views of Yellowstone, Old Faithful, and an abundance of wild animals. The tour guide was well informed and had good control of a large group of diverse people. I'm sure we will take another journey with Gate 1.James M. Portland, OR
The trip was great. I really appreciated our tour manager Timothy. He went over and above to make our trip the best. His personality is perfect for a tour manager. Chris our driver was good also. Always there with a bottle of water. This was our fifth Gate 1 trip and we will be using you guys again. The dinners that were either included or booked as an extra were also great. Good job Gate 1.William C. Granbury, TX
Trip was fantastic, made so by our tour director, Kerry. He was very organized, enthusiastic,knowledgeable and always went above and beyond to show us everything he thought we might be interested in, and made everything we did fun. He is passionate about the outdoors and the parks and that made the trip. In our opinion we could not have had a better leader. He organized speakers that were extremely interesting, especially Peter the Navajo Code Talker, as well as a dutch oven lunch and picnic lunches so we could spent more time seeing everything. Our bus driver was amazing as well. She handled that bus with amazing expertise, and was always happy.Phillip B. Woodland, CA
Trip was great and we had a fantastic time. From the red rocks of Sedona to Old Faithful and Mt. Rushmore, to the bison and bears we saw, we were constantly in awe of things we had previously only seen in pictures. We even got to watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir practice for their broadcast. Our guide, Leslie, was terrific, so personable, organized and informative on the areas we visited. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone considering seeing the national parks. So many natural wonders out there!Marion W. Delran, NJ
It was wonderful. The tour guide (Kelly) and the bus driver (Jimmy) were great and went far above duty for all of us.James H. McKinney, TX
We had a wonderful time on our trip. Our tour manager Pam was very helpful, organized and informative. Our bus driver Terry was very friendly and he always greeted everyone with a friendly smile. We would highly recommend Gate 1 Travel to our family and friends! Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable!Bernadette Y. Bedford, TX
It was wonderful. No complaints whatsoever. Loved our guide, Karen, and our motor coach operator, Jimmy. Both were very professional and fun to be with.Carol B. Pevely, MO
It's a great trip, we loved it, and a good experience. 1st time with Gate 1. The manager and coach driver were very nice and friendly. Thanks for providing us a wonderful trip.Xinqun Z. Yorba Linda, CA
The trip was wonderful. The weather was great, and the tour guide was efficient, informative, interested, and caring. We look forward to thinking about our next trip in the future.Michael D. Woodhaven, NY
It was a great trip; one of our best. Kelly was a superb leader and very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. Great group and wonderful that it was only 19 people.Charles M. Parker, CO
Our trip was wonderful and very informative. Kelly made it very enjoyable and interesting knowing the history of all the places. This was our 3rd trip with Gate 1 and I have not been disappointed with any.Joyce W. Westbury, NY
We had a very wonderful tour to Copper Canyon in Mexico. Sergio, our tour director, was not only knowledgeable with Mexican history and indigenous cultures but he was also a fantastic singer! We really enjoyed his singing with the Mariachi and other performers. It was another great tour with Gate 1.Susanna M. Alexandria, VA
We both had a wonderful trip. I definitely would recommend this musical tour of the South trip and would do another trip through Gate 1.Patricia M. San Diego, CA
Our, guide, Kris, was knowledgeable, caring, and had a sense of humor. Our local guide, in the French Quarter, Karen, was fabulous. We learned so much of the history of Louisiana. Hotels were fine. The meals on Gate 1 were excellent, and gave us a good taste of Cajun cooking. The farewell dinner, at The Creole School of Cooking, was good, and the Chef was not only a good chef, but a really good entertainer. Enjoyed the other local guides also.Judith G. Great Neck, NY
We had a great time in New Orleans. Our tour guide Kris did an all around great job. She was attentive, helpful, knowledgable, entertaining and a pleasure to be around.Leroy L. Portland, ME
Our trip was just wonderful!! Probably one of the best we have been on including Gate 1. The hotels were just great & your Tour Manager Kris Kimball & bus driver "T" could not have been better. Took care of everything from start to finish. She was so helpful & the Gate 1 Team had really done their homework of all the Great & Unusual places we visited & ate our meals. New Orleans was great-only place we would have added was visit to WWII museum, Baton Rouge was marvelous but our favorite was Thurs. March 23-Cajun Country-places we visited like McGee's Landing, Vermilionville, Martin's Accordion Center, and dinner at Randol's ALL VERY UNUSUAL & A REAL TREAT, Of course the Tabasco factory a must (main reason we went, just sorry they were not bottling on our day & wish we could have had a guided tour); New Orleans Cooking School & Farewell dinner with Kevin Bolton a real treat!!! he was marvelous & the food just great!!! All in all beyond our expectations!!! Again Kris was GREAT & "T" marvelous...Optional tours were just grand!! Laura Plantation & Nottoway Plantation well worth the cost!!!John W III. Charlottesville, VA
Fabulous, we had a great tour guide and each town was better than the next ! Thanks for all your help.Deborah I. St James City, FL
The trip was great, the tour manager, driver, hotels and itinerary arrangements are excellent, it was nice, thanks!Ellen W. Ontario, Canada