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West coast bus tour...Help!

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1. Posted by Gooner_ali (Budding Member 73 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone

I'm I'm the process of booking my trio for the USA. To be more exact West usa. I want to go to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, yosemite and maybe LA. I'm travelling on my own, so don't really want to rent a car and thought a bus tour would be a good way to meet people and experience what I'd like to see. I am wondering if has anyone done a bus tour and if you can recommend any? I'm 30 so don't want a party bus , but at the same time don't want to be on a pensioner tour. I was thinking green tortoise was a good option, but the tour I wanted to do is not doing. I'm heading end of Aug with a flight to either San Francisco or LA... if this does any difference?

Thanks in advance


2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 941 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

You shouldn't have any problems traveling by bus. There are quite a few options, including Greyhound. There is bus service from SF to Yosemite. Go online to check. Even so, it might make sense to rent a car for a day or two, as it will be more convenient in certain places. Passenger rail also is an option.

Fly into San Francisco, or LA. And fly out from the other. SF is convenient to Yosemite. LA is close to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. There are bus tours from Vegas to the Grand Canyon. From Vegas, rent a car and visit the five national parks in southern Utah: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches. Also visit Dead Horse Point State Park. You will be amazed!

There is a lot of information online. Hope this helps.

3. Posted by robmer (Full Member 105 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

It is hard to get around without a car in California, but not impossible. There are bus lines that you could travel on. The destinations that you chose are possible by bus. However, if you do not want to drive, I would recommend traveling by train. The train is more comfortable and roomy, not to mention that there can be snack bar or dining cars. Also there are probably lounge cars where you can relax, lay back, and enjoy the scenery along the way.

4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Have you seen the Trek America website