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Pony Express Photography

Photo Tours Pony Express

Journey across the United States of America. A dream that you can easily fulfill with Reuthers. Join us on the Pony Express from Los Angeles to Chicago. On the way, visit the Yellowstone National Park, walk in the footsteps of Buffalo Bill, take a trip to the Mormon city of Salt Lake City and keep using your camera during numerous stops and stays.

 

The Route for the Pony Express Photo Tour

 

The Route:

arrow down Day 1: Los Angeles

Welcome Dinner

Welcome to Los Angeles. After a transfer to your hotel, meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome Drink and Dinner in the evening.

arrow down Day 2: Los Angeles > Morro Bay

Solvang

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.

arrow down Day 3: Morro Bay > San Francisco

Point Pinos Lighthouse, California

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.

arrow down Day 4: San Francisco > South Lake Tahoe

Golden Gate Bridge

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.

arrow down Day 5: South Lake Tahoe > Ely

Austin, Highway 50

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...

arrow down Day 6: Ely > Salt Lake City

Highway 50, loneliest road in the USA

Today we are travelling through the Salt Lake Desert to the Mormon Capital, to Salt Lake City.

arrow down Day 7: Salt Lake City > Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls, USA

Next to our hotel in Idaho Falls we visit the famous water falls and relax for the next day.

arrow down Day 8: Idaho Falls > Cody

Yellowstone National Park

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.

arrow down Day 9: Cody > Gering

Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody

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.

arrow down Day 10: Gering > Kearney

Chimney Rock

Today we learn more about Scotts Bluff, the Chimney Rock National Park and an Original Pony Express Station in Gothenburg.

arrow down Day 11: Kearney > Des Moines

Pony Express Station, Gothenburg

Our tour leads us to Fort Kearney before arriving in Des Moines, our overnight stay for the night.

arrow down Day 12: Des Moines > Chicago

Virginia City, Nevada

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.

Learn more about this Guided Photo Tour:

arrow down What's included - Pricing - Dates

What's included:
* The Original Tour - developed and organised by Reuthers
* Reuthers Tour Guide - trained and multilingual
* Travelling in comfortable Mini Bus / Van
* 12x Accommodation Middleclass Hotels/Motels in shared Double Room
* Secured Payment Certificate (Sicherungsschein)
* Reuthers Tour Book with Itineraries and Tips
* Reuthers Travel Lecture (in English)
* Reuthers Welcome Drink
* Welcome Dinner in Restaurant
* Farewell Dinner in Restaurant
* Transfers Airport > Hotel > Airport
* Entrance Fees
* Reuthers Rewards

Dates:
16.May.-27.May.2018
20.Jun.-1.Jul.2018
25.Jul.-5.Aug.2018
15.Aug.-26.Aug.2018
12.Sep.-23.Sep.2018
15.May.-26.May.2019
19.Jun.-30.Jun.2019
24.Jul.-4.Aug.2019
14.Aug.-25.Aug.2019
11.Sep.-22.Sep.2019
Of course we also realise individual dates for VIPs, private and group tours.

Pricing:
Per Person = USD 1995
Twin Room extra charge (2 separate beds instead of 1 common bed) = USD 165
Single Room extra charge (instead of shared Double Room) = USD 895
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Optional Bookings:
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = USD 95
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = USD 95
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in Single Room = USD 190
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = USD 85
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = USD 95
Additional Accommodation after the tour in Single Room = USD 170

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.

>>> All Reuthers Photo Tours convey the peculiarities of landscape photography and portrait photography with corresponding motifs. You learn more about the look for graphic accents and different perspectives as well as the use of different focal lengths. Finally, it is subtleties that lead to an individual photograph. For early risers we have the sunrise in the program - for night owls the sunset. And, of course, we will discuss the photo shoots of the participants in the tour group and award the best photo at the end of a Reuthers Photo Tour <<<

 

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