Tour of San Francisco and Las Vegas 2020

The Geography and History departments are organising a USA Study Tour during June 2020 for approximately 8 days. The trip is for students currently in Years 7, 8 and 9 who will be taking Geography or History as part of their options. It is also open to Year 11 pupils who will be continuing their study at South Wirral High Sixth Form and current Year 12 students who study Geography or History. The exact date of the trip is dependent upon flight availability. This is an exciting opportunity to see some of the geographical and historical wonders that California and Las Vegas have to offer. 

 The tour package includes the following itinerary:  

Day 1
Transfer from SWHS to airport
Fly from the UK to San Francisco
Transfer to accommodation via a lunch stop 
Evening meal at Hard Rock Cafe 

Day 2
Breakfast in accommodation with packed lunch for the day
Full Day Guided Tour around San Francisco sights such as Golden Gate Bridge
Visit to San Francisco Science Museum
Pizza Party at accommodation   

Day 3
Breakfast in accommodation with packed lunch for the day
Day trip to Alcatraz prison
Free time to explore San Francisco Shopping 
Evening meal in San Francisco 

Day 4
Breakfast in accommodation with packed lunch for the day
Full day walking tour of Yosemite National Park
Evening meal in San Francisco 

Day 5
Breakfast in accommodation
Lunch at service station
Coach transfer from San Francisco to Las Vegas
Evening meal in Las Vegas 

Day 6
Breakfast in accommodation
Packed lunch from Deli
Tour to Hoover Dam and the abandoned town of Nelson (Former gold rush town)
Evening meal in Las Vegas 

Day 7
Breakfast in accommodation 
Packed lunch from Deli
All day tour to the Grand Canyon
Evening meal in Las Vegas 

Day 8
Breakfast in accommodation
Transfer to airport
Fly from Las Vegas to the UK
Transfer from airport to SWHS 


Included in the cost of the trip are the following: 

  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in San Francisco and Las Vegas with all lunch and evening meals 
  • Economy flights from the UK to San Francisco and Las Vegas to UK 
  • Return domestic and overseas airport transfers 
  • Standard fully comprehensive travel insurance 
  • All excursions including guides 
  • Hold luggage for each student 

The cost of the trip is £1799
A breakdown of payment plan can be found in the extended letter here

We are aware that the USA trip is a huge expense, however, this is not a trip the school will be organising on a regular basis and as such, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that we would love to offer to our students.

See your Geography or History teacher for a letter with more information and to reserve your space.

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