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7 NIGHTS

3 Nights Las Vegas - 4 Nights San Francisco

  • Las Vegas
  • San Francisco

Virgin Holidays' view

Arrive in Las Vegas, the biggest, brightest entertainment capital of the world. Spend your days in Vegas taking in Cirque du Soleil®, Broadway musicals and other spectacular shows, shop in world-class stores and dine around the globe, before you try your luck in the casinos. The cosmopolitan city of San Francisco will make you feel as though you’re on a film set. Take in the iconic sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown and Alcatraz. Ride the trams to Union Square and enjoy great restaurants, bars and trendy shopping. If you have time, venture across the bridge and visit the beautiful coastal town of Sausalito, with its quaint shops, art galleries and waterfront restaurants.

Itinerary

Stop 1: Las Vegas

Vegas is home to the biggest casinos and the most spectacular shows in the world, where you can travel to New York, Egypt, Paris and Venice in a day and get married by Elvis. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Find out about Las Vegas

Day 1: Flight to Las Vegas

Fly daily from London Gatwick to Las Vegas with Virgin Atlantic.

Day 1-4: Enjoy Las Vegas

One of the many appealing sights of Las Vegas is the amount of theme hotels and casinos, you could spend all day travelling up and down The Strip exploring each one and it's offerings. Don't forget the historic downtown Freemont Street with its LED canopy lightshow you can zipline under. Stay 3 nights at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Find out more about this hotel >>

Day 4

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco.

Stop 2: San Francisco

San Francisco is home to both familiar sights and some great local neighbourhoods, which are off the beaten track. You will be amazed by the choice of photo opportunities as you explore this colourful city, either on foot, by bike or on the world-famous trams. You will definitely leave your heart here.

Find out about San Francisco

Day 4-8: Enjoy San Francisco

Full of recognisable sights, San Francisco has a lot to offer. You can explore by renting a bike to ride along the famous Golden Gate Bridge, take a ferry to Alcatraz and jump on a tram nearby your hotel at Fishermans Warf to Union Square for a spot of shopping. Maybe not all in one day though! Stay 4 nights at the Holiday Inn San Francisco – Fisherman’s Wharf. Find out more about this hotel >>

Day 8: Fly home

Fly home from San Francisco to Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic.

Extensions

Grand Canyon West Rim (by Ground and Helicopter)

Staying in Las Vegas? The Grand Canyon is so close that it would be verging on criminal not to see it with your own eyes. This exceptional experience offers a magnificent change of scenery from the glittering distractions of The Strip – a helicopter ride that gives you spectacular aerial views of the Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam and adjacent Bypass Bridge, and Black Canyon. And all of this as a prelude to an exhilarating flight below the rim of the Grand Canyon itself. You’ll also land at Grand Canyon West for a two-hour visit, where you can meet members of the indigenous Hualapai Tribe and visit the scenic West Rim for yet more amazing photo ops.

Early Access to Alcatraz and Exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour

Set foot on the notorious ‘Rock’, following in the footsteps of Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, or Nicholas Cage. You can get ahead of the curve (and the inmates… sorry, crowds) with this early-access experience. Set sail on one of the first ferries out to Alcatraz and explore this infamous prison, without the hustle and bustle. Immerse yourself in the audio tour, featuring commentary from former inmates and guards, and discover the island at large with its beautiful bay views. Escape to enjoy a spot of sightseeing around the city in a converted classic cable car. Capture those beautiful city sights around Chinatown, North Beach and the Golden Gate Bridge, leaving yourself time to enjoy an evening of freedom.

Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Day Trip

You don’t have to plan an entire holiday on the edge of the awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park to experience its XXXL vistas and to go all Ansel Adams with your camera. This full-day trip departs from San Francisco, taking you east through historic Gold Rush towns en route to Yosemite. Once there, you’ll embark on an easygoing and photogenic one-hour hike to Tuolomne Grove and its soaring Sequoia trees, visit Inspiration Point for a staggering photo op of peaks El Capitan and Half Dome (while learning about the park from an experienced guide) and enjoy some free time to, well, simply be in nature. Perfection.