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The History

The Sons of Royalty is an eclectic group of individuals dedicated to raising money for Childline NSPCC through live music and a unique annual jaunt through North America entitled “The Great British Invasion”. In eight previous invasions we have raised nearly £200,000 for the cause, and we are the only motorcycle and car gang ever to have ridden all of the Rocky Mountain States for a British charity: Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah. Colorado, California, Nevada, New Mexico, British Columbia, Alberta..and additionally Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Our members include the following: some of the UK’s finest musicians, suits, a distant living relative of Butch Cassidy rumoured to be living somewhere in South London, an A list actor, a surgeon, a town mayor, Special Forces veterans, artists, celebrity chefs, chartered accountants, property professionals, a descendant of Henry V111’s Yeoman of the Wardrobe, a royal refuse expert (motto Trashus Maximus) and even a personal service provider. This is the pedigree of this never before or again to be gathered together gang!


The Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Flight 09th September 2019 – British Airways


    Fare Type Date Flight Number Departure Airport/Time Arrival Airport/Time
    World Traveller 9th September 2019 BA0273 London Heathrow / 15:30 San Diego / 18:45

    Check-in opens 4 hours before departure and closes strictly 1 hour before departure.

    To guarantee this price you must confirm your booking by latest 15th February 2019. After this date flight prices will not be held.

    San Diego International Airport to Murrieta – 69 Miles

    1 Night Accommodation at Courtyard by Marriott Temecula Murrieta – Breakfast Included.

    Located within 8.7 miles of Monteleone Meadows, Courtyard by Marriott Temecula Murrieta in Murrieta offers a fitness centre, as well as free WiFi. A hot tub is available for guests. Guests can chill out in the outdoor swimming pool or the onsite bar.

  • Day 2: Murrieta to Joshua Tree – 100 Miles

    1 Night accommodation at Joshua Tree Inn or High Desert Mote

    The Inn is laid out in a square horseshoe that provides privacy for all of our guests. All of our eleven rooms are on ground level, facing our desert courtyard and large pool. Our decor is eccentrically eclectic. The Inn is the site of the legendary Gram Parsons Room, where the beloved and respected musician/songwriter spent his last hours. Room 8 still offers a quintessential "Cosmic American Experience" to fans of the father of Alt-country rock. On the peach colored wall hangs the same mirror and picture that hung in the room back in 1973. We are an environmentally conscious Solar-Powered facility.

  • Day 3 : Joshua Tree to Lake Isabella – 220 Miles

    1 Night accommodation at Corral Creek Lodge - Breakfast included

    Corral Creek Resort is your perfect choice for a getaway in the Sequoia National Forest. You can enjoy our beautiful natural setting along the Kern River while staying in one of our 22 clean and inviting rooms. Here you can enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking, tubing, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. We are one of the closest places to stay to visit the Trail of 100 Giants Sequoia Grove.

  • Day 4 : Lake Isabella to Yosemite – 240 Miles

    1 Night accommodation at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite - Breakfast included

    An elegant resort in the California High Sierra, Tenaya Lodge is your gateway to four seasons of Yosemite adventure. At Tenaya Lodge you rest, play and rejuvenate. You make memories that you never forget.

  • Day 5 and 6 : Yosemite to Lake Tahoe – 280 Miles

    2 Nights’ accommodation at Hard Rock - Breakfast included

    Comfortable. Contemporary. Spacious. Tap into the rock star inside of you with a hotel experience that brings together quality and edge against the backdrop of mesmerizing views of Lake Tahoe. Guests of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe are greeted by a 24-hour reception. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, luggage storage and ski storage. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including golfing. The property offers free parking.

  • Day 7 : Lake Tahoe to Monterey – 344 Miles

    1 Night accommodation at Portola Hotel & Spa - Breakfast included

    The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay is located in historic downtown Monterey, Calif. The resort is one half-mile from Cannery Row. Famed 17-Mile Drive and Pebble Beach Golf Course are three miles

  • Day 8 : Monterey to Santa Barbara – 219 Miles

    1 Night accommodation at Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara - Breakfast included

    Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara is your gateway to the American Riviera. Just minutes from Santa Barbara’s downtown, the hotel is located on Cabrillo Boulevard, across from East Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Relax poolside, or step out onto one of Southern California’s most beautiful beaches and take it all in.

  • Day 9 and 10 : Santa Barbara to Santa Monica – 92 Miles

    2 Nights’ accommodation at Shore Hotel Santa Monica - Breakfast included

    At Shore Hotel, you can simply pull back the curtain or step onto a balcony for views of the Pacific. This eco-friendly boutique hotel in Santa Monica lets you stay steps from the water in sophisticated style. The Original Muscle Beach is about a 10-minute walk down Ocean Avenue.


The itinerary is subject to recce and distances / overnight stays may change following the route check. During the event the route may change depending on local weather conditions. Flight times subject to change.


Fare Type Date Flight Number Departure Airport/Time Arrival Airport/Time
World Traveller 19th September 2019 BA0280 Los Angeles / 16:55 London Heathrow / 11:30

Check-in opens 4 hours before departure and closes strictly 1 hour before departure.

Holiday Cost

Passenger Type Number of Passengers Price per passenger Prices held until 19th February 2019
Adult 40 £2300.00 based on double occupancy
£3600.00 based on single occupancy

Cost Includes

  • Return flights in economy, operated by British Airways
  • 10 nights accommodation (as described or similar) including taxes - all double occupancy
  • 8 breakfasts including taxes and gratuities (excluding Day 3)
  • 9-day Van hire with U-Haul including 1146 KM

Not Included

  • Motorcycle rental + applicable expenses (booking directly)
  • Seat selection on flight
  • Transfers to and from the airports
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks
  • Personal insurances
  • Parking fees may apply, Free parking might be available in the local area

Important Notes

  • Check-in at hotels is usually at 16:00 and check-out is usually at 11:00
  • Due to the size of some of the hotels, you might be asked to share rooms
  • Hotel are not 100% confirmed and might change

How to Confirm Your Space:

  • Complete the booking form attached - 1 form per person
  • Send the form by email to Amanda McDermott at Canadian Affair 0207 616 9999
    If you have any special requests, please let Amanda know and she will handle them Amanda will put you in touch with the motorcycle hire company (& you will pay them separately)
  • At time of booking, pay a non-refundable deposit of £500pp for the holiday (excluding motorbike) Payment methods: bank transfer, debit or credit card (no fees)
  • Final balance is due 15th June 2019

Notice: All Applicants are subject to interview and vetting by the SOR committee.

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