Rental Car Tour
Highway 1
USA / America

Drive Through Tree, Highway 1 USA Rental Car Tours

After arriving in Los Angeles, you will pick up your rental car and head north on the famous Highway 1. Have a look at the upper class town Malibu, in which numerous Hollywood stars have their villas with a sea view, Santa Barbara with a Spanish touch and the popular tourist town Solvang, a bit of Denmark in the Californian deserts. After an overnight stay in Morro Bay, you will drive on the most beautiful coastal section of California through Big Sur and Monterrey to San Francisco. Here you have an entire day to explore the sights such as the prison island Alcatraz and the waterfront Fisherman's Wharf. We recommend a bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge that you will cross again with the car on the way north the next morning. In Mendocino, you will leave the coast and the Highway 1 behind you and drive through The Mendocino National Forest, the capital Sacramento and the old gold mining city Placerville to the Lake Tahoe, a popular vacation area for Americans. After a trip through the Toiyabe National Forest you will reach the oldest settlement in Nevada Genoa and afterwards Reno, the second best known gambling city of the USA, in which you will spend the night. Of course the number one is not missing from your round trip in California: After a trip through the Nevada desert with its gold mining sites and abandoned ghost towns, you will reach Las Vegas where you have a further day entirely to your own disposal. Gamble in the casinos, go on a shopping spree or just relax at the hotel pool. Experience the Wild West once again on the trip through the Mojave Desert to Barstow. Take a short trip to the old silver mining city of Calico, before you return to Los Angeles where you will drop off your rental car.


The Route for the Rental Car Tours USA Highway 1


The Route:

arrow down Day 1: Los Angeles > Morro Bay


Once you have collected your rental car in Los Angeles, the great journey northwards begins. Your destination will be Morro Bay. But first, you can explore Santa Monica Pier and the best parts of Malibu.

arrow down Day 2: Morro Bay > San Francisco

Point Pinos Lighthouse, California

While the stunning Pacific Ocean passes by to left of your rental car, you will be heading to San Francisco. You decide whether you prefer to stop in Big Sur or in Pacifica or Half Moon Bay - enjoy the coastal beauty.

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Alcatraz, San Francisco

Today, you will only have eyes for San Francisco. Treat yourself to a ride on the famous cable car and explore winding Lombard Street and Alcatraz.

arrow down Day 4: San Francisco > Laytonville

Golden Gate Bridge

On the way to Laytonville, you will first cross gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge with your rental car. At the famous bridge, you should be sure to make a stop to take a photo.

arrow down Day 5: Laytonville > South Lake Tahoe

Clear Lake

Clear Lake, one of the largest lakes in California, which is of natural origin, is waiting for you. Find out what El Dorado wine country has to offer.

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Virginia City

In South Lake Tahoe, you can experience what the gold rush must have felt like. Virginia City is the former hot spot of gold money.

arrow down Day 7: South Lake Tahoe > Tonopah

Walker Lake, Nevada

Drive along Walker River. Your rental car will take you past former gold mining camps that rather seem like ghost towns today.

arrow down Day 8: Tonopah > Las Vegas

Goldfield, Nevada

Before you can approach the gambler paradise Las Vegas with your rental car, you will come across Beatty - an enchanting desert city that is a must on your agenda.

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The Mirage, Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas! Enjoy yourself in the glittering metropolis, shop till you drop, dine without end at one of the fabulous buffets, gamble or watch one of the spectacular shows. Feel the excitement of Las Vegas!

arrow down Day 10: Las Vegas > Barstow

Calico Ghosttown

From Las Vegas, you can take your rental car to Barstow. Before doing so, however, you should make sure to stop in Calico, a famous silver mining town.

arrow down Day 11: Barstow > Los Angeles

Santa Monica Pier

Today is your last day "on the road". It's back to Los Angeles for you, where you drop off your rental car and can look back on your US Highway adventure.

Learn more about this Self Drive Rental Car Tour:

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What's included:
* The Original Tour - developed and organised by Reuthers
* Rental Car - compact class - for the Tour including third party and comprehensive insurance
* Reuthers POMZEC© (Peace Of Mind Zero Excess Coverage) for the rental vehicle
* 10x 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 Rewards

Please feel free to tell us your individual date!

Driver Rental Car = USD 2625
Passenger Rental Car = USD 1645
Twin Room extra charge (2 separate beds instead of 1 common bed) = USD 135
Single Room extra charge (instead of shared Double Room) = USD 1205

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 95
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = USD 95
Additional Accommodation after the tour in Single Room = USD 190
GPS navigation device for Rental Car = on request
Higher class for Rental Car = on request

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.

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