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12 Nights Tour from £1,859 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

This 12 night tour from Los Angeles includes visits to four National Parks: Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Yosemite, as well as the exciting cities of Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Santa Barbara

12 night tour begins and ends Los Angeles: 1 night Los Angeles; 1 night Phoenix; 1 night Grand Canyon National Park; 1 night Lake Powell; 1 night Bryce Canyon National Park; 2 nights Las Vegas; 1 night Mammoth Lakes; 1 night Yosemite National Park; 2 nights San Francisco; 1 night Pismo Beach

The maximum altitude on this tour will be 9958 Feet/3,035 Metres

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Grand Canyon
  • Free time in Las Vegas
  • Visit Death Valley
  • Tour of Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco city tour
  • Option trip to the Napa Valley

Details

Day 1

Fly to Los Angeles

On arrival transfer independently to your hotel.

Hotel: Majestic Garden Hotel Anaheim

Day 2

Los Angeles – Palm Springs – Phoenix

Today your journey begins, taking you through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Afterwards you will pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival in the Coachella Valley.

Hotel: Marriott Phoenix Mesa

Day 3

Phoenix – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park

Travel through the Sonoran Desert, the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas. Continue to Sedona, a city situated in a unique geological area and encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths with such names as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Then drive through the breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park. Majestic Grand Canyon National Park is one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colourful canyon’s plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.

Hotel: Yavapai West

Day 4

Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley – Page/Lake Powell

This morning enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Continue through the Painted Desert to visit Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the iconic images of the American West. In the late afternoon, enter the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colorado River, and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Hotel: Best Western Lake Powell

Day 5

Page/Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park

Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete-arch dam in America. From here you’ll enjoy views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Enter the Mormon state of Utah, pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations and take in the aroma of pinewood campfire.

Hotel: Ruby’s Inn

Day 6

Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park – Las Vegas

Travel today to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World,” where you will find round-the-clock shopping, nightly shows, and of course gambling

Hotel: Luxor Hotel & Casino

Day 7

Las Vegas

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to world-class shopping, glitzy casinos, and Broadway-caliber shows, you can simply stroll the famous Strip to take in its amazing sights.

Hotel: Luxor Hotel & Casino

Day 8

Las Vegas – Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes**

Your tour stops at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renowned for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.

Hotel: Mammoth Mountain Inn or Best Western Village Inn, Fresno

Day 9

Mammoth Lakes** – Yosemite National Park

Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a tasty breakfast as you survey a most stunning view of California from its desert floor to its lofty peaks. Next, your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendours including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls.

Hotel: Modesto Hotel

Day 10

Yosemite Gateway Area – San Francisco

Depart early this morning, to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening you have the opportunity to take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).

Hotel: The Westin St Francis

Day 11

San Francisco (Optional trip to Napa Valley)

The whole day is at leisure in San Francisco. Your Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day – perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf, where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch them frolic. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and ”Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store. You also have the option to take a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).

Hotel: The Westin St Francis

Day 12

San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel – Shell/Pismo Beach

Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its enclave of magnificent homes and lovely beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Then tour charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon continue to drive south through Paso Robles to one of the quaint Central Coast towns for overnight.

Hotel: Oxford Suites Pismo (or similar)

Day 13

Shell/Pismo Beach – Santa Barbara – Malibu, Beverly Hills - Los Angeles

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in Los Angeles this afternoon, you will enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour through the “City of Angels,” including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Venice, before reaching your hotel where your tour concludes at approximately 18:30. Transfer independently back to Los Angeles airport for your return flight.

NB: If returning from Los Angeles today a late evening departure flight is required

Day 14

Arrival back home


**NB: Winter Routing
The Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will overnight in Fresno and a visit to Mammoth Lakes will not be possible (winter routing applies to all departures between October and May under normal snow conditions).

 

What's Included

  • Transatlantic scheduled flights
  • Accommodation in detailed hotels or of similar standard
  • Porterage of one bag per person
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Transportation in deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout the tour

 

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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