Mexican Riviera Cruise, Las Vegas & California Sights - Itinerary
Tour Starts: Las Vegas, NV
Tour Ends: Los Angeles, CA
Fly to Las Vegas
Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! Guests who booked their air through YMT will be greeted by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel. The night is at leisure and yours to enjoy this city of plentiful entertainment. Take in a show, try your luck at the casino or stay to enjoy the Fremont Street Experience.
✦ Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino or similar
Las Vegas is the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” With a multitude of activities, attractions, and dining options, it is always open! Enjoy your day at leisure to take advantage of the seemingly endless offerings. Take a flight to the Grand Canyon West Rim or visit the Hoover Dam. In the evening, enjoy an optional city tour that shows off all the glittering lights and attractions and the famous strip. (Please add this option at the time of booking)
✦ Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino or similar
Depart Las Vegas in the morning for stunningly beautiful Death Valley National Park. It is renowned for basins as deep as 300 feet below sea level, making it the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. You will marvel at beautifully bizarre rock and salt formations at Zabriskie Point and Badwater Basin. Continue on to Los Angeles for an overnight stay.
✦ Airtel Plaza Hotel or similar
Los Angeles and Embarkation
This morning see the City of Angels and Hollywood. Your Tour Director will lead you on an exciting city tour of highlights, including the Chinese Theatre with the famed hand and foot prints of stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland. The nearby Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscar’s, has a courtyard that offers a picture perfect view of the famous Hollywood sign. It will then be time to board the Norwegian Star, your floating hotel for the next seven nights.
Day 5 & 6
Start your relaxing cruise with two days at sea, giving you ample time to settle into your new home and the opportunity to experience everything the Norwegian Star has to offer. Multiple dining options are available and are included in our tour price, ensuring an unprecedented variety in cuisine. Swim, take in a show, try your luck in the casino - This is the perfect time to unwind and really enjoy yourself!
Puerto Vallarta (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)
Puerto Vallarta is the quintessential Mexicanresort overflowing with the charm of Old Mexico. Narrow cobblestone streets, lined with shops and galleries, provide perfectly shaded
patios where you may sample Carne Asada as a mariachi band plays. You can bargain with local merchants for one-of-a-kind souvenirs, or wander the 25 miles of golden beaches that stretch along Banderas Bay.
Mazatlán (8:00 AM–5:00 PM)
Combine a first-class beach resort with a city that has an illustrious, colonial past and you have Mazatlán. Founded in 1531, the city was developed into a thriving commercial seaport by German immigrants who arrived mid-19th century. Mazatlán’s fortune came from importing equipment for the nearby gold and silver mines. The German settlers also influenced the local music “banda,” an alteration of Bavarian folk music, as well as the beer culture, by founding the local and now world famous Pacifico brewery.
Cabo San Lucas (7:00 AM–3:00 PM)
Cabo’s signature landmark is El Arco (“The Arch”), a rock formation at the tip of “Land’s End.” The jewel of the Baja Peninsula is famous for its world-class sport fishing, as well as its high-end resorts and exclusive gated communities that line an area simply called “the Corridor.” Once sought by pirates for its safe harbors, the Los Cabos region of the Southern Baja Peninsula is now home to the bustling towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Snorkeling gear, boats, wave runners, kayaks, paddle boats and windsurfer boards are available for the active vacationer.
One last full day at sea to relax before it’s time to say goodbye to your cruise ship. Spend some time enjoying the entertainment and activity options that the Star has to offer.
Disembarkation and Los Angeles Sightseeing
It's time to say goodbye to the sea and say hello to California. After disembarkation in Los Angeles, travel west to Santa Monica, the end point of Route 66, renowned for its iconic pier and Ferris Wheel. Enjoy the boardwalk and beach views to top off your Los Angeles sightseeing.
✦ Crowne Plaza LAX or similar
Depart for Home
Today it will be the day that you will have to say goodbye to California as you venture back home. If you have booked your airfare through YMT Vacations, your transfer to the airport is included in our services.