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Western Discoverer

13 Nights Tour from £2,869 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Spanning three remarkable states, the Western Discoverer tour showcases the best of the west with visits to national parks, vibrant cities and iconic destinations over the course of a 14-day trip. Beginning in the City of Angels, you’ll make your way to San Diego, Scottsdale and onwards to the amazing Grand Canyon National Park. From here, journey to Las Vegas, Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park, before heading north to Sonoma, San Francisco, Monterey and Santa Barbara. An exciting, inspiring and unforgettable experience, this trip takes you on a breath-taking journey to a host of famous sights.

Highlights:

  • Begin your trip in the sun-kissed city of Los Angeles
  • Visit the iconic Grand Canyon with a guided tour with a local expert
  • Explore the Sierra Nevada Mountains with a trip to Mammoth Lakes
  • Spend time in the stunning Yosemite National Park visiting the Half Dome and Bridal Veil
  • Enjoy a day of sightseeing in San Francisco
  • Head to the coast to visit Carmel and Monterey
  • End your trip with a tour of the top attractions of Los Angeles

 

 

Details

Day 1

Los Angeles

Arrive into Los Angeles and transfer to your hotel at Long Beach. In the evening, you’ll meet with your group and tour guide at a welcome reception.

Overnight: Hotel Maya

Day 2

Los Angeles – San Diego

Travel to San Diego this morning and enjoy some time to get to know this city with a tour of the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town, as well as the quaint gardens and Spanish colonial-style museums. There will be some free time in the afternoon to enjoy the area before joining your group for dinner in the evening.

Overnight: Westin Gaslamp Quarter (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3

San Diego – Scottsdale

Journey east towards the Sonoran Desert and keep a lookout for the unique saguaro cacti which dot this landscape. In the afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale where you’ll have the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale

Day 4

Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park

Make your way through the pine groves of the Coconino National Forest on your way to Sedona – be sure to get your camera ready when you venture near the Oak Creek Canyon, with its towering red cliffs and crystalline pools. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive at the Grand Canyon where you’ll meet with a local guide who will invite you to learn more about the fascinating geology of this natural wonder.

Overnight: National Park Lodges (Breakfast included)

Day 5

Grand Canyon – Las Vegas

Leave the stunning scenery of the Grand Canyon this morning to make your way towards Las Vegas – transfer to your hotel in the heart of The Strip and enjoy a high-end buffet in the evening for dinner.

Overnight: Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 6

Las Vegas

Today is a free day in one of the most spectacular locations in America – the choices are endless, from visiting the casinos and shopping spots to taking an optional experience at the Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel that spans the Colorado River. You could take a ride on the observation wheel for amazing views over Vegas or simply relax by the pool.

Overnight: Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (Breakfast included)

Day 7

Las Vegas – Mammoth Lakes

Depart from Las Vegas today and make your way through the Mojave Desert to the Mammoth Lakes, set on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The evening is at leisure to enjoy the area and the hotel facilities*.

*If the weather conditions cause the Tioga Pass to be closed, typically between October and May, the overnight stay will be in Fresno at The Doubletree.

Overnight: The Westin Monache Resort (Breakfast included)

Day 8

Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park

Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through the Tioga Pass (weather permitting) into the Yosemite Valley where you’ll pass the Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Head to El Capitan and Half Dome and then spend the afternoon exploring at your own pace.

Overnight: Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 9

Yosemite National Park – Napa – Sonoma – San Francisco

Head north today to Sonoma where you’ll visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting session. Afterwards, you’ll travel through Napa’s scenic vineyard-studded landscape to cross the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. In the evening there’ll be a regionally-inspired meal with your group.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 10

San Francisco

Enjoy a morning sightseeing from Fisherman's Wharf to Golden Gate Park. Then in the afternoon you have time to explore further at your own pace.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero (Breakfast included)

Day 11

San Francisco – Carmel – Monterey

The morning is yours to spend as you like in San Francisco before heading to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea where you can go shopping, wander along the water’s edge or enjoy a delicious coffee in one of the charming cafés.

Overnight: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay (Breakfast included)

Day 12

Monterey

Cruise along the famous 17-Mile Drive, past the Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, to spend the remainder of your day at the historic waterfront district of Cannery Row in Monterey.

Overnight: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay (Breakfast included)

Day 13

Monterey – San Simeon – Santa Barbara

Journey south towards the Hearst Castle, which was once home to one of America’s most powerful men, where you’ll have the chance to take a guided tour of this amazing building. From here, continue on to Santa Barbara for your overnight stay. In the evening, there will be a delicious farewell dinner for you and your group to toast your trip, where you’ll be treated to a farm-to-table dining experience using seasonal local ingredients.

Overnight: Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 14

Santa Barbara – Los Angeles

Head south from Santa Barbara’s golden beaches to Hollywood to see the iconic sign, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame. Journey along Sunset Boulevard and through Beverly Hills as you bid farewell to Los Angeles on your way to the airport for your departing flight.

(Breakfast included)

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: Air-conditioned coach
  • Hotels (13 nights)
  • 13 breakfasts and 5 dinners included
  • City tour of San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles; Visit to Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks; Guided tour of Grand Canyon with a local guide; Journey along 17-Mile Drive; Visit to Cable Car Museum in San Francisco; Farm-to-Table dining experience in Santa Barbara
  • Tour guide throughout, plus local guides

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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