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Western Discoverer

14 Day Guided Tour NOW - from £2,813

Taking in two national parks, the major metropolises of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, wine country, the ocean and deserts, this diverse trip crosses three extraordinary states.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tour of San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego
  • View Oak Creek Canyon and Half Dome
  • Visit the Grand Canyon and Yosemite
  • Experience the bright lights ofLas Vegas
  • Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive

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Your Guided Tour

Day 1: Los Angeles

Welcome to the City of Angels. After a short transfer to Beverly Hills, settle in at your hotel and relax before your holiday begins. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Hotel Maya

Day 2: Los Angeles - San Diego

Travel south along the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. Get acquainted with the city on a tour that takes you from the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town to the gardens and Spanish colonial-style museums of Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park. Enjoy some free time before joining your travelling companions for dinner.

Hotel:Westin Gaslamp Quarter
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3: San Diego - Scottsdale

Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you - keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti. This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy.

Hotel: Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park

Travel north through the fragrant pine groves of Coconino National Forest on your way to the artists' enclave of Sedona. Get out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. This afternoon, arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about the amazing geology of this natural wonder of the world.

Hotel: National Park Lodges
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas

Depart the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and head towards the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Arrive at your hotel located in the centre of the famed Strip and enjoy one of the high-end buffets Las Vegas is renowned for.

Hotel: Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, 2 nights
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Las Vegas

The choices today are endless: hit the casinos, do some shopping and enjoy lunch at one of the city's elegant restaurants. If you're feeling adventurous, take an optional experience to the Hoover Dam, the engineering marvel that spans the Colorado River. Perhaps get a different perspective of sprawling Las Vegas; with a ride on the High Roller. Or just lounge a while by the hotel pool, browse the exclusive shops or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7: Las Vegas - Mammoth Lakes

Leave the glittering lights of Vegas behind and travel through the wide-open expanses of the Mojave Desert. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and enjoy the evening on your own. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid-October to the end of May. In this case, overnight will be in Fresno at The Doubletree.)

Hotel:The Westin Monache Resort
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park

Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass (weather permitting) into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend the afternoon here in one of the wild places that John Muir called “the hope of the world.”

Hotel:Best Western Yosemite Way Station
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Yosemite - Napa - Sonoma - San Francisco

Descend from the mountains and head north for lunch on your own in Napa. Then it's on to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Travel through Napa's scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 10: San Francisco

As the mist rises over the bay, stunning San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman's Wharf to Golden Gate Park. There's a story around every corner and this afternoon you have some time to follow your own path.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: San Francisco - Carmel - Monterey

Spend a leisurely morning in San Francisco before heading to Carmel. In the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the shops, wander down to the water's edge or savour a cappuccino at a café.

Hotel: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay, 2 nights
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 12: Monterey

After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, spend the rest of your day experiencing the historic waterfront district Cannery Row in Monterey.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Monterey - San Simeon - Santa Barbara

Journey south onto idyllic Santa Barbara. Spend some time discovering the city's Spanish colonial heritage and perhaps visit Mission Santa Barbara, one of the 21 missions founded by the Spaniards along El Camino Real. This evening, join your newfound friends to toast your holiday during a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 14: Santa Barbara - Depart Los Angeles

Head to Hollywood to see Tinseltown's most famous icons: Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. We continue to Beverly Hills for those extending their stay or take a transfer to the Los Angeles International Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

14 Day Guided Tour NOW - from £2,813

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Add a Disneyland Extension – from £325

After sightseeing in Los Angeles say goodbye before transferring to Anaheim. The Magic Kingdom awaits. Make the most of a full day at Disneyland Park or Disney’s California Adventure Park where dreams really do come true. You may even get a chance to meet Mickey Mouse himself.

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Your Touring Experience

First class touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your guided tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
  • Expert tour director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options

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