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11 Day Western Highlights
11 Day Western Highlights
Explore some of the delights of America’s West with an eleven day tour that takes you from San Francisco to Los Angeles, including time to explore both cities, a visit to the Grand Canyon and a spell enjoying the bright lights of Las Vegas.
Tour highlights
  • Enjoy a city tour to see the sights of San Francisco
  • Admire the beauty of the Yosemite National Park
  • Explore the bright lights of Las Vegas
  • Marvel at the scale and majesty of the Grand Canyon
  • Visit the winter playground of the stars with a trip to Palm Springs
  • Tour Los Angeles, with the chance to photo the famous Hollywood sign and to take up an optional tour around Universal Studios
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Day 1: Arrive San Francisco
Arrive into San Francisco airport before transferring to your hotel, where you will meet with tour director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception before your trip gets underway properly the following day.
  • The Park Central San Francisco, or similar
Day 2: San Francisco
Spend the day exploring the sights of San Francisco, starting with a half-day long city tour that visits Union Square, the Civic Centre and Fisherman’s Wharf. The remainder of the day is then free to spend at leisure, with the chance to further investigate the city. Take a ride on the famous cable cars, walk out onto the fampis Golden Gate Bridge, gaze across the bay to the Isle of Alcatraz, do some shopping at Macy’s or visit the Sea Lions that call Pier 39 home.
  • The Park Central, San Francisco, or similar
Day 3: San Francisco – Optional Monterey trip
Spend a further day exploring San Francisco at leisure or join an optional tour at your own cost to head out of the city and travel to the Monterey Bay Peninsula. While there, you can pay a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium before travelling along the scenic 17 mile Drive to the town of Carmel for a touch of a shopping before heading back to San Francisco.
  • The Park Central San Francisco, or similar
Day 4: San Francisco - Yosemite – Fresno
Head away from San Francisco and travel to the Yosemite National Park to take in the stunning beauty of the areas many waterfalls and granite peaks, while also meeting some of the varied local wildlife. Travelling by coach, you’ll also have to chance to head onto the valley floor by foot to explore the scenery and to enjoy an included All-American picnic before arriving at your hotel.
  • Piccadilly Inn Shaw, or similar
Day 5: Fresno – Las Vegas
Journey through the Mojave Desert as you head towards Las Vegas ahead of time in the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’. Arriving in late afternoon, you’ll be able to start enjoying the city straight away with the possibility of heading out to see a show, heading for the casinos or taking in a spot of shopping in the many boutiques.
  • Luxor Las Vegas - Pyramid Rooms, or similar
Day 6: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Las Vegas
Rise early to visit the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign for a memorable photo opportunity travelling out of the city for a day at the Grand Canyon; which includes the chance to stop off at America’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead. On arrival at the Grand Canyon you’ll be able to spend time exploring at leisure or can instead join an optional helicopter ride as your own expense to gain a unique view from the air. There is also the option of a rafting trip on the Colorado River or the opportunity to take a walk out onto the Skywalk Platform. You’ll then return to Vegas at the end of the day.
  • Luxor Las Vegas - Pyramid Rooms, or similar
Day 7: Las Vegas – Optional Zion National Park
Spend the day at leisure in Las Vegas, where can hit the shops, lounge by the pool or visit the casinos at your own pace. Alternatively, you could head out of town on an optional tour, such as a visit to the Zion National Park to see the majestic canyons, waterfalls, and amazing wildlife.
  • Luxor Las Vegas - Pyramid Rooms, or similar
Day 8: Las Vegas – Palm Springs – Los Angeles
Head away from Las Vegas and travel to the desert resort city of Palm Springs near the San Jacinto Mountains. Previously best known as a winter retreat for some of the biggest names in show business, the resort has now grown into a popular tourist destination with a number of shops and restaurants and various activities in the local area. After time in the desert, you’ll continue on to Los Angeles, arriving in the late afternoon with the rest of the day being at leisure.
  • Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor, or similar
Day 9: Los Angeles
Spend the morning enjoying a comprehensive tour of Los Angeles, including visits to Santa Monica, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Along the way, you’ll see the ‘end’ of Route 66, check out a lifeguard tower made famous by Baywatch and have the opportunity to take your own snaps of the famous Hollywood sign high on the side of Mount Lee. The afternoon is then free to spend at leisure, with the possible option of a trip to Universal Studios to see how movies are made (own cost).
  • Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor, or similar
Day 10: Los Angeles – Optional San Diego
Enjoy time at leisure in Los Angeles or take up the option of a full day excursion to San Diego for a tour of the historic Old Town, the Gas Lamp district, and the bay front picturesque Seaport Village. You’ll then return to Los Angeles in the late afternoon.
  • Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor, or similar
Day 11: Los Angeles departure
Depart Los Angeles at any time for your return flight home.
All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.
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