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Pony Express Photography
Wednesday, Day 1
Welcome to Los Angeles. After a transfer to your hotel, meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome Drink and Dinner in the evening.
Thursday, Day 2
Los Angeles > Morro Bay
We start our photo tour north along Highway 1 and eventually reach Malibu. We then head into central valley farmlands of California and the coastal hills of the Los Padres National Forest. Travelling through beautiful countryside, we stop at Santa Barbara's Stearns Wharf for lunch before visiting Solvang, the ‘Danish capital of America’, where you will see windmills, horse drawn carriages, horse ranches, and wineries. We continue north through lush green hills, farmland, and cattle ranches before reaching Morro Bay.
Friday, Day 3
Morro Bay > San Francisco
In the morning we continue our trip with the Pacific Ocean on the left and the majestic Santa Lucia mountains on the right. This is the Big Sur, or ‘El Sur Grande’, a wonderfully scenic region that we cover during today’s ride. We stop at Point Pinos Lighthouse, the entrance to Monterey Bay. Our journey continues through Castroville, where Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe) was once crowned Artichoke Queen. Finally we reach Half Moon Bay and Pacifica, where we head north toward San Francisco and our hotel.
Saturday, Day 4
San Francisco > South Lake Tahoe
We start the day by travelling over the Golden Gate Bridge and a photo stop. Passing Sacramento we head to Placerville, a gold rush town, and then on to Camino in the heart of the El Dorado Wine Country. Our route now takes us through the Eldorado National Forest and into South Lake Tahoe and Stateline, where the California - Nevada State Line can be found. If you feel like trying your luck, Stateline has many world-class casinos.
Sunday, Day 5
South Lake Tahoe > Ely
Our day begins with a journey through the Toiyabe National Forest toward Genoa, the oldest permanent settlement in Nevada and one of the most attractive villages in the American West. From Genoa, we continue north to Carson City. Our destination for the night is Ely, on Highway 50, the loneliest road in the USA...
Monday, Day 6
Ely > Salt Lake City
Today we are travelling through the Salt Lake Desert to the Mormon Capital, to Salt Lake City.
Tuesday, Day 7
Salt Lake City > Idaho Falls
Next to our hotel in Idaho Falls we visit the famous water falls and relax for the next day.
Wednesday, Day 8
Idaho Falls > Cody
Early in the morning we leave for the Yellow Stone National Park and spend the whole day in this area. Accommodation is in Cody - for a good reason.
Thursday, Day 9
Cody > Gering
Before leaving the western town Cody, we visit the Buffalo Bill Museum and learn more about the real Wild West of the USA. On our way we stop at Devil's Half Acre and visit the famous Fort Casper.
Friday, Day 10
Gering > Kearney
Today we learn more about Scotts Bluff, the Chimney Rock National Park and an Original Pony Express Station in Gothenburg.
Saturday, Day 11
Kearney > Des Moines
Our tour leads us to Fort Kearney before arriving in Des Moines, our overnight stay for the night.
Sunday, Day 12
Des Moines > Chicago
On our last day we head straight to Chicago to our hotel. In the evening we gather for our Farewell Dinner and to reminisce our photo tour adventure.
Join us for this Reuthers Dreamtour from Los Angeles to Chicago and learn more about the historic Pony Express Trail.
Pony Express Photo Tour - what's included:
* Guided Adventure Tour by Reuthers Photo Tour Guide
* Travelling in comfortable Van / Mini Bus
* 12x Accommodation Middleclass Hotels in shared Double Room (1 common bed)
* Reuthers Secured Payment Certificate (Sicherungsschein)
* Reuthers Tour Book with Itineraries and Tips
* Reuthers Travel Lecture USA / Pony Express
* Reuthers Welcome Drink
* Welcome- and Farewell-Dinner in Restaurants
* Transfers Airport-Hotel-Airport
* Entrance Fees
* Reuthers Rewards
Per Person = USD 1995
Single Room extra charge = USD 895
Twin Room (2 separate beds) extra charge = USD 165
All pricing payable in US Dollar.
3% "Early Bird Discount" (booking more than 12 months prior tour start)
2% "Golden Ager Discount" (age min 60 years prior tour start)
10% "Group Discount" (from 8 participants, all registrations within one week, common Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer)
Please note: Total Discount max. 10% for Deposit by Credit Card and Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer. No Discount for Deposit and Payment of Balance by Credit Card or by PayPal.
Of course we also realise individual dates for VIPs, private and group tours.