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America's Western Wonders

From $8,099
Duration 13 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Oct 2025
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From $8,099
Duration 13 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Oct 2025
Tour Overview

Experience incredible natural and man-made wonders on this epic tour. Starting in Los Angeles, you'll see highlights including the TCL Chinese Theatre and have the chance to visit Warner Bros Studios. Enjoy a stay in San Diego, a city perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, then take a journey through the Arizona Desert. A visit to the Grand Canyon is an amazing trip of a lifetime, and an optional flight over comes highly recommended. You'll travel along a section of Route 66 to the neon-lit wonderland of Las Vegas before heading back to California through the Mojave Desert. The highlights keep on coming as you explore Yosemite National Park, then cross San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge for a two-night stay in this cosmopolitan city.  

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • 12 nights in hotels of a great standard 
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 14 included meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 dinners including welcome dinner and drink & farewell drink
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Tour of Los Angeles & Hollywood
  • Visit oceanfront Santa Monica
  • Tour of Spanish-influenced San Diego
  • Visit the iconic Grand Canyon
  • Drive along a part of Route 66
  • Stay on the Las Vegas strip
  • Explore Yosemite National Park
  • Waterfront Sausalito
  • San Francisco tour
  • Dinner in Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco

Itinerary

Day 1 Los Angeles

Make your own way to the hotel where your Holiday Director will meet you for your welcome meeting this evening.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Los Angeles

We'll get to know Los Angeles today on an included morning sightseeing tour of this sprawling city. Highlights include Hollywood, where we'll see the TCL Chinese Theatre, whose courtyard features the hand and footprints of more than 200 stars of stage and screen. This afternoon we offer an optional excursion to Warner Bros Studios. On a behind-the-scenes tour you'll discover the secrets of Hollywood past and present and see how hit TV shows are made.

Meals included: B

Day 3 Santa Monica & San Diego

This morning we'll visit the chic coastal resort of Santa Monica, where you can take a stroll along the 100-year-old pier, a landmark which is lined with attractions including its famous Ferris wheel. We then continue to the delightful Spanish-influenced city of San Diego for a two night stay.

Meals included: B

Day 4 San Diego - At leisure

This morning we'll enjoy a orientation tour of San Diego before time to explore the city in your own way. Balboa Park plays host to numerous museums and San Diego Zoo. The USS Midway is also a popular attraction. You also have the opportunity to join an optional cruise around San Diego Bay. As you sail on the calm waters, sit back and take in the views as you pass by Seaport Village, the seaside community of Point Loma and many other scenic attractions.

Meals included: B

Day 5 San Diego - Prescott

Today we'll leave California on a drive that takes us through a spectacular desert landscape filled with the characteristic saguaro cactus. We'll cross the border into the state of Arizona and an area known as the 'Valley of the Sun', thanks to its many days of sunshine and absence of rainfall for much of the year. We'll end the day in Prescott, a former wild west town surrounded by forests, giant boulders and lakes. Don't miss an evening on Whisky Row in downtown Prescott with its nightly live music and cowboy saloon bars, once frequented by Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp.

Meals included: B

Day 6 Grand Canyon

Today is the day that you visit one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, the Grand Canyon, which is sure to be a highlight of your holiday. This 14-mile-wide gorge is a spectacular sight however viewed, but nothing quite compares to taking in its magnificence from the air. You can do that today if you choose to take an optional flight - a truly unforgettable experience.

Meals included: B

Day 7 Route 66 & Las Vegas

You're going to travel on part of the legendary Route 66 today, as we journey westwards to Las Vegas. On the way we're going to pass the mighty Hoover Dam, a feat of 20th century construction which towers above the Colorado River. Built in 1935, this is still one of the country's largest power plants and is a spectacular sight.
An equally amazing sight is the desert city of Las Vegas, and if you want to see this dazzling neon-lit wonderland in all its glory you can join an optional tour tonight.

Meals included: B

Day 8 Las Vegas - At leisure

Today is free for you to explore Las Vegas at leisure. Take a stroll up and down the Strip and dip into the hotels that line it – from the dancing fountains outside the Bellagio to the gondolas that traverse the 'Grand Canal' at the Venetian, there is so much to see and do. Be sure to step inside as many as you can - you'll discover everything from shopping malls and casinos to rollercoaster rides and even an aquarium.

Meals included: B

Day 9 Mojave Desert - Selma

We're going to drive back into California today, where we'll stay overnight in Selma. Our journey will take us through the Mojave Desert, an arid landscape that is dotted with Joshua trees. These spiky evergreens grow nowhere else in the world, and are striking to see.

Meals included: B

Day 10 Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is best known for its abundance of waterfalls but during your full day here you'll see so much spectacular scenery, from deep valleys and dramatic mountain peaks to ancient sequoias and towering granite monoliths. We'll stay overnight in nearby Oakhurst.

Meals included: B

Day 11 San Francisco

En route to San Francisco, we'll stop at the pretty, waterfront community of Sausalito. With a great selection of restaurants, you'll be spoilt for choice if you want a spot of lunch. We'll then cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for an afternoon sightseeing tour of beautiful 'city by the bay' San Francisco.

Meals included: B

Day 12 San Francisco - At leisure

We've left today free so you can explore at leisure. You could take a stroll to Chinatown, where Grant Avenue is the city's oldest street, or maybe take a ride in one of the famous cable cars. We also offer an optional excursion, an 'Escape from the Rock' cruise, which takes us past the former island prison Alcatraz. This evening we will get together as a group and head to a restaurant in Fisherman's Wharf for dinner.

Meals included: B,D

Day 13 Departure

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end.

Meals included: B
  1. Memorable Moments

    Taking in the stark natural beauty of the coastline between Monterey and Santa Barbara is breathtaking.

Accommodation

Hilton Garden Inn Burbank Downtown

This hotel has a lot to offer to its guests, relaxed rooms feature en-suite facilities, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Additional facilities include microwaves, minifridges and coffee-making facilities. Amongst other hotel facilities guests can find a restaurant, a gym and an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a sundeck with loungers.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Diego Old Town

The Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego is ideally located in the charming Old Town of San Diego. A indoor and outdoor connected pool and 24 hour fitness centre are available, breakfast restaurant and comfortable,well-appointed rooms with private facilities, air-conditioning, coffee and tea making, mini-refridgerator.

Springhill Suites Prescott

Modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. There is also a tea/coffee-making facilities, a microwave and a minifridge located in each room. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a fitness centre.

Horseshoe Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Horseshoe Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (formerly Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino) is situated at the heart of the Las Vegas strip. With a range of different restaurants to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice at this hotel. From a fine dining Steak house and Nobu, Italian and Mexican, as well as, some fast food outlets. Why not enjoy a drink at the hotel bar if you want to after exploring all day, the bars have a choice of beers and cocktails for you to choose from. Or enjoy a poolside cocktail while you enjoy the warmer climates by the outdoor swimming pool if you choose to opt for some relaxation during your time here. Recently renovated air-conditioned hotel rooms ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay with a flat screen TV.

Holiday Inn Selma - Swancourt

The Holiday Inn Selma - Swancourt is located in the town of Selma, a convenient stop between Las Vegas and Yosemite National Park. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a lounge. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oakhurst-Yosemite Park Area

The Holiday Inn Express Oakhurst - Yosemite Area is located close to Yosemite National Park, a convenient stop after a day exploring the park. The property features a fitness centre and seasonal outdoor pool. Rooms feature TV, tea & coffee making facilities and free WiFi. 

Hilton Parc 55

A centrally located hotel close to Union Square for easy access to the iconic Cable Cars, shopping, bars and restaurants. The hotel has a 24 hour fitness centre, access to a rooftop pool at the neighbouring Hilton San Francisco, two restaurants - a Thai open for lunch and dinner and the main restaurant serving a variety of cuisine open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Well furnished rooms offer a comfortable stay with air conditioning and flat-screen TV.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

USA - San Francisco - Escape from the Rock cruise around Alcatraz

USA - San Francisco - Escape from the Rock cruise around Alcatraz

Hear chilling tales of Alcatraz escape attempts and unscripted accounts of life on The Rock aboard the 90-minute Escape from the Rock Cruise. Pass under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and past Angel Island State Park before circling Alcatraz Island to see every angle of this mysterious island and get an in-depth view of the prison. Hear intriguing stories about Alcatraz escape attempts by Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson and many others, giving you a clear picture of what life was like in this maximum-security prison when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
Hear chilling tales of Alcatraz escape attempts and unscripted accounts of life on The Rock aboard the 90-minute Escape from the Rock Cruise. Pass under the majestic Golden Gate Br...

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USA - Los Angeles - Warner Brothers Studio Tour

USA - Los Angeles - Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood brings you closer to the entertainment you love. You'll never see Hollywood the same way again as you explore the working sets and actual sound stages where the biggest names in entertainment made history. From The Big Bang Theory to Batman and beyond, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood takes you behind-the-camera for a revealing look at the magic of Hollywood.
Your knowledgeable tour guide will take you through backlot streets and sound stages. You'll also get to check out Stage 48: Script to Screen, a new interactive sound stage where you can learn about the production process of a film or TV show, sit on the couch at Central Perk on the actual set of Friends, become Hobbit-sized at our forced perspective special effect table, soar above Hogwarts on a broomstick and much more. Make sure to visit The Archive, with two floors of memorabilia, including costumes and props from the Harry Potter films, and explore the Picture Car Vault, currently featuring all the Batmobiles from the celebrated film series.   Half day - moderate walking
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood brings you closer to the entertainment you love. You'll never see Hollywood the same way again as you explore the working sets and actual sound s...

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USA - Las Vegas by night

USA - Las Vegas by night

Prepare to be absolutely dazzled by the city whose lights beat them all! Get into the mood of this unashamedly brash neon city as we “Cruise” the world-famous ‘Strip’ and downtown area. Soak up the razzle-dazzle from your comfortable air-conditioned coach as we show you the lights and stop for some fascinating sights along the way, all with fascinating facts about this glamorous modern oasis in the desert.

Evening Tour - Minimal Walking - Must See!
Prepare to be absolutely dazzled by the city whose lights beat them all! Get into the mood of this unashamedly brash neon city as we “Cruise” the world-famous ‘Strip’ and downtown ...

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San Diego - Cruise around the Bay

San Diego - Cruise around the Bay

San Diego sits on one of the world’s great natural harbours. Once on board your comfortable cruise boat just sit back and relax whilst admiring the fabulous cityscape and fascinating bustle of harbour life. During the one-hour cruise around the North or South Bay professional crew members bring to life the city’s rich history and military connections, whilst pointing out local landmarks and regaling you with interesting facts. You will also get to visit Seaport Village for an opportunity to browse the independent boutiques, stroll the harbour-side or get a bite to eat in one of the many food outlets. This tour offers tremendous value for money as you will also get a chance to explore the historic old town district as well.

Minimal/Moderate walking - Scenic - Areas of interest!
San Diego sits on one of the world’s great natural harbours. Once on board your comfortable cruise boat just sit back and relax whilst admiring the fabulous cityscape and fascinati...

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USA - Grand Canyon - Canyon Spirit Helicopter flight

USA - Grand Canyon - Canyon Spirit Helicopter flight

The Canyon Spirit is a Grand Canyon helicopter tour that departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon taking you over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world's largest ponderosa pine forest. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon, the South Rim gently drops away as the North Rim and eastern end of the canyon come into view - one of the most spectacular views in the entire canyon.

In the distance, it is possible to see the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower designed by the Hopi Indians. Your journey continues as you follow the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River.

View Marble Canyon and Point Imperial as you fly through the canyon and climb above the North Rim. Experience fabulous bird's-eye views once on the North Rim, and then head south through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon.

As you cross over the Colorado River, you'll fly over the South Rim and the Kaibab National Forest landing back at the Grand Canyon Airport. This Grand Canyon South Rim tour will provide you with memories of a lifetime.

Please note: This excursion has limited availability and we recommend to pre-book in advance.
The maximum weight limit per person is 136.4 kg / 21.43 stone. Anyone over this will be required to purchase an additional seat.

Duration: 45 – 50 minutes Minimal walking Spectacular views.
The Canyon Spirit is a Grand Canyon helicopter tour that departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon taking you over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world's la...

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