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Western Discovery

14 Nights Tour from £1,679 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

The Western Discovery is our most popular tour of the American West, taking in a wide range of the region's highlights on this 14-night escorted coach tour. Beginning in Los Angeles, take a remarkable journey through Arizona, pausing to marvel at the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Lake Powell before reaching extraordinary Bryce Canyon. With two nights in Las Vegas you can experience the best of the Entertainment Capital, then onto iconic Death Valley, Mammoth Lakes & spectacular Yosemite National Park.

From here, your journey takes you to the iconic Yosemite National Park and San Francisco, then on to the charming West Coast resorts of Monterey, Carmel and Pismo Beach. Journey through Santa Barbara before reaching Los Angeles once more for a sightseeing tour before your tour draws to a close. This exciting adventure explores the very best of the west, with visits to vibrant cities, appealing seaside towns and world-renowned national parks along the way.

Highlights:

  • Explore the breath-taking landscapes of the Sonoran Desert and Sedona
  • Experience the stunning natural beauty of the Grand Canyon
  • Journey through the Painted Desert to Monument Valley – an iconic setting
  • Soak up the glitz and glamour of the entertainment capital of the world – Las Vegas
  • Take a tour of the top attractions in Yosemite National Park
  • Spend some free time in the City by the Bay – San Francisco
  • Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara
  • End your trip with a tour of Los Angeles, including Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica

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Details

Day 1

Los Angeles

Arrive into Los Angeles and transfer via shuttle bus to your hotel where you’ll be able to meet with your tour guide and check-in. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency LAX or similar

Day 2

Los Angeles – Palm Springs – Scottsdale

Bid farewell to Los Angeles and travel towards the San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Springs, a pretty area filled with swaying palm trees, sprawling golf courses and a lively downtown area. From here, you’ll journey across the desert to Scottsdale for your overnight stay.

Overnight: We-Ko-Pa Resort

Day 3

Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park

Travel through the Sonoran Desert this morning, one of the most biologically diverse desert ecosystems in the Americas. From here, continue on to Sedona to witness the incredible red rock scenery for yourself. Located in a unique geological area, Sedona is enveloped by amazing red rock monoliths with quirky names such as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Make your way to the breath-taking Oak Creek Canyon before reaching the Grand Canyon National Park where you’ll visit the lookout points along the South Rim, offering incredible vistas of this landmark. In the evening, travel to Williams for your overnight stay.

Overnight: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel Williams

Day 4

Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley – Lake Powell

Enter the Navajo Indian Reservation this morning, passing the Cameron Trading Post as you continue on through the Painted Desert to tour Monument Valley, an area that best embodies the iconic images of the American West. Monument Valley has been used as a backdrop for countless films and adverts over the years, giving visitors a sense of instant familiarity when they come here. In the afternoon, enter the town of Page, situated in the Lake Powell region where you’ll visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam – the second highest concrete arch dam in America. Overlook the picturesque views of Lake Powell where the bright blue waters lap the red-rock canyon walls.

Overnight: Best Western at Lake Powell or similar

Day 5

Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park

Visit the Mormon state of Utah this morning, passing through the town of Kanab before reach Bryce Canyon where you’ll be met with myriad multi-coloured sandstone spires and pinnacles. The landscape here has been forged over thousands of years, morphing the rocks into various shapes and colours. The evening is yours to spend at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western Ruby’s Inn or similar

Day 6

Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park – Las Vegas

Travel to Zion National Park to see the incredible rock formations found here, as well as the Virgin River, then experience Vegas in the afternoon – the Entertainment Capital of the World. While you’re here, make the most of the excellent shopping, nightly shows and casinos that make this city famous the world over.

Overnight: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Day 7

Las Vegas

Today is at leisure for you to explore Las Vegas and experience the many attractions it has to offer. Hit the casinos, see a Broadway-calibre show or wander along the Strip to take in the amazing sights.

Overnight: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Day 8

Las Vegas – Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes*

Today offers a sharp contrast from the glitz and glamour of Vegas as you make your way to the extreme and stark landscape of Death Valley. Stop off at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing on across the valley to ascend the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Mammoth Lakes*. This area was once famed as a gold mining town in the 19th century but is now better known as an alpine ski town with amazing mountain vistas.

*From October to May, the Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather conditions, in which case you will spend the night in Fresno or Visalia and it will not be possible to visit Mammoth Lakes.

Overnight: Mammoth Mountain Inn or similar

Day 9

Mammoth Lakes* – Yosemite National Park

Take a short drive over the Tioga Pass into the scenic wonders of Yosemite National Park. Once in the park, you’ll see the majestic and glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan and Half Dome which rise from the valley floor. Your overnight stay will take place in the Yosemite Gateway Area.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Express Gateway to Yosemite

Day 10

Yosemite National Park – San Francisco

Leave early in the morning to cross the Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco to enter one of the most popular cities in America. Upon arrival, take part in a sightseeing tour then in the evening you have the option to take part in a City by Night Tour to see the sights from a new perspective.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Civic Center or similar

Day 11

San Francisco

Today can be spent at leisure in one of the most vibrant and interesting cities on the West Coast. Perhaps take a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf, explore some of the diverse neighbourhoods, visit one of the galleries or museums, or go shopping around Union Square.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Civic Center or similar

Day 12

San Francisco – Monterey – Pismo Beach

Leave San Francisco this morning and drive the scenic route to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its array of expansive homes and picturesque beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and the famous Cannery Row then tour Carmel-by-the-Sea, a charming seaside town with quaint houses and unique boutique stores. In the afternoon, drive south through Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.

Overnight: Oxford Suites or similar

Day 13

Pismo Beach – Santa Barbara – Los Angeles

Journey south today through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where the palm-lined walkways meet sandy beaches. From here, continue on to Los Angeles for a sightseeing tour of the City of Angels, including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Venice before reaching your hotel.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency LAX or similar

Day 14

Los Angeles. – San Diego - Los Angeles

Today sees you travel through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego where you’ll take part in a city tour, visit the charming Seaport Village and the picturesque bay-front marketplace. Return to Los Angeles in the late afternoon where the remainder of the day can be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency LAX or similar

Day 15

Los Angeles

Today marks the end of your trip – transfer to the airport for your departing flight home.

 

What’s Included

  • International flights
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation as detailed above, or similar
  • City tours of San Diego and San Francisco
  • Hollywood & Beverley Hills tour
  • Visits to the Grand Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon,Yosemite, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Death Valley
  • Tour guide throughout
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach

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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