Highway 1 / USA
Self Drive Rental Car Tour

Drive Through Tree, Highway 1 USA Rental Car Tours

"California Dreaming" - our Self Drive Rental Car Tour through California and Nevada will take you to the most beautiful places of the American West. With the rental Car you will ride along the famous Highway 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco and discover the beautiful region of Big Sur. After a visit to San Francisco and the exciting ride on the Golden Gate Bridge you will discover the wine-growing areas in northern California and the artists town Mendocino before you leave California and head south through the Nevada Desert. In Nevada, visit the gambling mecca of Las Vegas and discover the old "Wild West" in the ghost town of Calico with their closed down silver mine. Your Self Drive Rental Car Tour through California and Nevada ends in Los Angeles.


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.

arrow down Day 3: San Francisco

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.

arrow down Day 6: South Lake Tahoe

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:

arrow down What's included - Pricing

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 595

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 at least 60 years prior tour start)
10% Group Discount (from 8 registrations made within one week, one common Payment of Balance)
Please note: The Total Discount for all applicable Discounts is a maximum of 10%.

Paying in the above tour currency is the cheapest way. If you prefer another currency - simply select:

Pricing in Euro
Pricing in US Dollar
Pricing in New Zealand Dollar
Pricing in Australia Dollar
Pricing in Canada Dollar
Pricing in British Pound
Pricing in South Africa Rand


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