Geek Nation Tours Announces “Exploring Trek Sites: Hollywood to Vegas with Larry Nemecek” Tour 2013 December 5, 2012by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise , trackback
Following the success of their 2012 Hollywood to Vegas tour, Geek Nation Tours has announced the August 2013 edition of their Trekkie tour that follows Trek sites around Hollywood and LA area and beyond into Nevada — with some special guests along the way – and ending at the annual Creation Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. Geek Nation has once again teamed up with Larry “Dr. Star Trek” Nemecek, who will be leading the tour group. Get more details below and an exclusive photo from the 2012 tour.
Geek Nation Tours is again teaming up with “Dr. Star Trek” Larry Nemecek to make their second tour of Star Trek film locations en route to the fabled Las Vegas Convention a truly extraordinary experience. The nine-day tour (from 3-12 August, 2013) will visit famous and obscure Trek locations between Hollywood and Vegas and culminates in the big annual Star Trek convention at the Las Vegas Rio.
2013 will mark the 20th anniversary of Star Trek Deep Space Nine as well as the opening of the new JJ Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness, so there’s a lot to celebrate. The so-called “H2V” (Hollywood to Vegas) tour will again this year be guest-led by Larry Nemecek, noted Star Trek guru, consultant, journalist, producer, and author of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion. If you want to get the real stories of Trek, a tour with Larry is not one to pass up. Larry and co will take tour guests to filming sites from The Original Series, The Next Generation series and films, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and even the new JJ verse films. Some sites familiar, some obscure—but all iconic and ready for you to revisit, right on location.
Tour Details — what’s included
The entire package costs $2699.00 CAD (based on double occupancy in the hotel), and includes:
- Star Trek Expertise from Co-Guide Larry Nemecek
- All hotel nights including 6 Nights at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
- Motor coach transportation
- Entrance fees to most venues
- “How to get the best out of your tour” exclusive Welcome Dinner
- All breakfasts while in Los Angeles, Lunches on Day 3 and Day 4
- Paramount Studio tour
- Valley of Fire tour
- airport transfers to and from the hotel(s)
- tour guide service
- Commemorative (and stylish) Hollywood2Vegas bowling shirt
- Star Trek Towel
- Creation Entertainment discount voucher
- and all taxes and fees
The tour is also known for having some special guests along the way. In 2012, stunt man and fan favorite Bobby “The Gorn” Clark showed up at the famous Vasquez Rocks location to explain just what it was like shooting one of the most famous fight scenes in history (also referred to as “the worst combat fight in Hollywood history”). That would be, of course, the epic battle between Gorn and Kirk in the TOS episode “Arena”.
At the end of the journey, the group will arrive in Las Vegas for the granddaddy of them all: Creation Entertainment’s famous Star Trek Convention, where your Rio hotel is included in the tour as well as ongoing con and Vegas meet-ups as the group desires.
Sign Me Up!
The tour only accepts a total of 35 guests, so you’ll want to book sooner rather than later to ensure a spot. Read more about the day-to-day details of the tour at the Geek Nation Tours website, and book a place (with no money down) using the Tour Reservation Form.