43 reviews of 7-Day Best of the West Tour by Private Plane: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 7-Day Best of the West Tour by Private Plane: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reviewed by John W, September 2012
I absolutely loved this tour! It was well organised and for the most part a good deal of fun! I met some really nice people on the trip. The only thing I will advise if that you could end up being in a group where the English language will be a minority. My group were mainly German speaking and the tour guide continually spoke mainly German. I was fortunate in that the vast majority of the group spoke English and translated a lot of information for me. (We bonded because of it, so was not an issue for me) but others should be aware. Also missed out on the Grand Canyon due to weather issues but got extra time in Vegas - meaning that I could relax on the last day and do a bit of shopping instead of rushing around seeing all the Vegas sights. Hotels were all really good quality and the meals were good. Would definately do this again. Lastly I travelled alone since I was meeting up with friends in Laguna after the tour. Don't be discouraged about going it alone if you want to - group bonding will take place. (Alcatraz visit was exceptional due to staff member Teresa on the Island and wine tasting in Sonoma superb due to the lovely Linda at the winery!)
Reviewed by elisabeth, August 2012
Everything was perfect on the tour. I just have a problem with the weight of my suitcase but Yovan managed with Mauiva. Thank you very much.
Reviewed by downsouthlad, Australia, July 2012
well worth the money...very good guide that made a real difference..she helped all
To fly over the grand canyon..well that was breath taking...no picture can show its real beauty..nature at its best
Very proffessionally done tour..lots of fun
i would rate it 10/10
only down fall for me was not being able to get the tickets to see alcatraz
look forward to using Viator again for more tours...would highly reccommend to everyone
Reviewed by Herbie, June 2012
No words ! A really VIP experience, no waisted time, fantastic and all the time positive guide (Thanks Alberto !), amazing jet and hilarious crew (Thanks Samantha and Christina !), all the hotels wonderful (we were 4 with a quadruple occupancy and had no problem), never carried our luggages, breakfast very rich, and dinner restaurants were a nice choice every night. We never had such a relaxing and in the same time a rich tour like this one. 4 states in 7 days, 7 flights, and we were no tired. We surely and highly recommend this tour
Reviewed by Sandy B, Australia, June 2012
What a fabulous experience! Flying enabled us to see so many great places that would otherwise have taken a much longer time by road only. The trip was a 'taster' of the 'best of the west', seeing all the highlights. So many photo opportunities and wonderful memories. It wasn't a tour seeing things through the bus window and quick stops for photos. There was plenty of time for exploring at our own pace and soaking up the ambience of the places we visited. Our tour leaders were great - well informed, personable, and supportive. The logistics were handled seamlessly, and accommodation and meals were all great. It was just wonderful not to do the usual airport routine, but to simply arrive at the plane and be on our way. Really, this is such a fabulous concept for a tour by private plane, with so many wonderful places to see and all in a relaxed environment. We loved it!
Reviewed by CHARLES C, June 2012
We had no idea what this tour would be like but we were not disappointed. Top notch guide, accommodation, itinerary, transport. Coming from Australia the tour gave us a great experience with coastal California and then continental Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. It gave us the contrast of the truly magnificent Bryce Canyon and the tinsel town Las Vegas (which has to be seen just once). I'm a structural engineer and Las Vegas convinced me that it was possible to build a city out of cardboard. This is well run and very efficient tour for a very reasonable price and I would certainly advise my friends to take this condensed experience of the west side USA if travel time is short.
I hear that there is a similar Best of the East tour which I will be looking into next time i travel.
Reviewed by JENNY T, May 2012
Excellent. Less time travelling, more time sightseeing. A great way indeed to sample the spectacular western USA, from the coast to the woods and canyon. Highly recommended
Reviewed by Charlotte B, May 2012
This was an awesome tour. If you want to see a portion of the western United States while being well taken care of, this tour is the one for you. No worrying about where you'll eat, sleep, what you'll tour, or how you'll get there - no hassles of driving in unfamiliar places. The tour was booked through Viator. Only complaint is with myself for not preparing physically. There's quite a bit of walking some days but nothing really strenuous. Also, some of the days are long but we were either in the air or on the motorcoach during portions of the day that provided rest between stops. An individual could never cover this much territory and see such magnificent scenery in the same period of time. Our tour host - Giorgio - was outstanding. A hassle-free tour with lots of history dialogue to accompany the beautiful scenery. We have absolutely no regrets and would recommend this to anyone.
Reviewed by Susan L, May 2012
Very enjoyable trip. Well organised, professional tour guide and good travelling companions.
Reviewed by vikrant, Paraguay, January 2012
Had a great time. I would definitely recommend it for families. Everything was perfectly organized and we did not have to bother about anything. Our tour guide Amber Newmann was very good and we felt like a family when we departed. Kudos to you guys to organized it so well. Felt rejuvenated and have just arrived home.
Reviewed by Patrice C, France, December 2011
SUPER ! Je conseille ce tour. Les hotels sont de qualité les restaurants aussi et cela m'a étonné. Si vous ne parlais pas anglais essayer de vous trouver dans un groupe avec des français Viator peut le faire. Mon guide parlait allemand parce qu'il y avait des allemands en majorité. Mais elle traduisait en anglais. Pas un mot de français. Je recommande ce tour. Je l'ai fait pour noel 2011 et il y avait du soleil et c'est enchanteur.
Reviewed by DARIO, Italia, November 2011
THIS TOUR HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE I HAVE ALREADY RECOMMENDED TO MY RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. BUT I'D LIKE SUGGEST SOME TIPS IN MONTEREY WHEN IS NOT SEASON FOR WATCHING WALES ITS BETTER TO TAKE TO THE PASSANGERS TO THE AQUARIUM, WE LOST MANY TIME IN THE PIER OF SAN FRANCISCO WHEN WE CAN SPEND THIS TIME STROLLING AROUND THE CITY, AND THE SAME IN SONOMA DOWTOWN, A GLASS OF WINE IT SHOULD BE A NICE DETAILS IN THE DINNERS, AND LUXOR HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS IS OK BUT A LITTLE OLD, ANYWAY THANKS FOR EVERY THING AND MAKE US FEEL VIP
Reviewed by Josephine M, September 2011
This was an excellent tour, and I would highly recommend it!
Reviewed by Harold M, September 2011
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