Desert landscapes near Scottsdale
Desert landscapes near Scottsdale
Golden Gate Bridge & San Francisco skyline
Golden Gate Bridge & San Francisco skyline
California Wine Country
California Wine Country
Yosemite National Park & The 17 Mile Drive, Monterey
Yosemite National Park & The 17 Mile Drive, Monterey
Santa Monica, Santa Barbara & Hollywood
Santa Monica, Santa Barbara & Hollywood
Mojave Desert, Sedona & The Grand Canyon
Mojave Desert, Sedona & The Grand Canyon
Monument Valley, Lake Powell & Antelope Canyon
Monument Valley, Lake Powell & Antelope Canyon
Zion National Park, Las Vegas & Bryce Canyon
Zion National Park, Las Vegas & Bryce Canyon

Great Western American Adventure

14 Nights from £5,169 Including Flights

Overview

A deluxe escorted tour exploring glorious cities, lush wine country, dramatic canyons and coastal resorts. With highlights including a private wine tasting in Napa, guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, San Francisco, a cruise on Lake Powell and much more you will experience the great west in style.

  • Visit Benziger Winery for a private tram tour and tasting
  • Guided tour of Heart Castle, one of America's greatest estates
  • Behind the scenes look at the Oscars on a private tour of the Dolby Theatre
  • Visit the Grand Canyon and enjoy an informative presentation by a local expert
  • Cruise Lake Powell, gliding through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon
  • Join a local expert to explore iconic Monument Valley
  • Take a private shuttle through Zion Canyon with live commentary
  • Walking tour through Chinatown in San Francisco with authentic chinese dinner

 

Our holidays include
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  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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2020 Itinerary

Day 1 San Francisco

On arrival at San Francisco International Airport, your transfer takes you to your tour hotel. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

Welcome Dinner with wine included

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

Day 2 Exploring San Francisco

Spend the day taking in the sights of the city - the bustling activity in Union Square and the beautiful Golden Gate Park. Walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge and head to Sausalito. returning by scenic ferry ride. This afternoon is free time to explore further at your own pace.

Full Breakfast included

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

Day 3 Yosemite National Park

Journey through California's Gold Country and into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Yosemite National Park. Explore the valley floor with its spectacular waterfalls, the imposing rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome and abundant wildlife. Tonight, a hotel stay inside the park, close to North America's highest waterfall.

Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge

Day 4 Monterey

Drive down the Sierras and through the fertile San Joaquin Valley, and buy local fresh fruit at an historic fruit stand en-route to Monterey before arriving at your hotel on Cannery Row.

Full Breakfast

Hotel: Intercontinental The Clement Monterey

Day 5 Monterey

Today's destination is the quaint seaside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the art galleries and shops on Ocean Avenue, before a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along scenic 17-Mile Drive. Pass the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links and multi-million dollar mansions. This evening, you are offered a selection of local restaurants to choose from.

Full Breakfast, Dine Around dinner option

Hotel: Intercontinental The Clement Monterey

Day 6 Hearst Castle and the American Riviera

Continue south today through the vineyards of the Central Coast to the resort town of Santa Barbara, known as the ‘American Riviera'. En-route satisfy your pallets with a wine tasting tour at Paso Robles winery. On arrival into Santa Barbara, check into your beachfront hotel before heading to a local restaurant where dinner awaits you.

Full Breakfast, dinner

Hotel: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Day 7 Santa Monica and Los Angeles

Visit the beautiful Mission Santa Barbara and learn about the chain of 21 missions along California's El Camino Real. Then drive along spectacular Santa Monica Bay, passing through glamorous Malibu, taking a guided tour of the Santa Monica Pier

Full Breakfast

Hotel: Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown

Day 8 Los Angeles Sightseeing

This morning, spot the Hollywood Sign during your sightseeing tour, view Grauman's Chinese Theater and stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and join a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards ceremony.  Spend the afternoon at the historic LA Farmers Market with a Local Expert to take you through the collection of restaurants and shops for a tasting before taking time to explore on your own. In the evening enjoy a Highlight Dinner of American comfort classics at Nick and Stef's Steakhouse.

Full Breakfast and Highlight Dinner with wine

Hotel: Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown

Day 9 Across the Mojave to Scottsdale

Travel across the Mojave Desert wilderness. Arrive in Scottsdale, where you can spend the afternoon relaxing at leisure

Full Breakfast

Hotel: Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale

Day 10 Sedona and the Grand Canyon

Northbound to the quaint bohemian colony of Sedona, and browse the shops and galleries. Enjoy one of Arizona's finest drives through Oak Creek Canyon, before travelling onto the Grand Canyon National Park. Spend the night inside the park, enjoying the peace and quiet after the crowds have departed. During your stay, join a local expert for an informative presentation about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. This evening, you will have a private dinner in the Thunderbird Room while admiring the magnificent views.

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner with wine

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 11 Monument Valley and Lake Powell

Head to the Historic Cameron Trading Post. The journey carries on through the Painted Desert, a colourful fantasy land of mesas, buttes and badlands, and through the Navajo Indian Reservation.  In Monument Valley at the Navajo Tribal Park board all-terrain vehicles for a guided tour of the valley floor. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check into your room which has guaranteed lake views before taking a leisurely cruise on spectacular Lake Powell.

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas

Day 12 Leisurely Lake Powell

The morning is yours to do as you please. Relax and enjoy the resort's facilities, or join an optional float trip down the scenic Colorado River. Later take a leisurely cruise through the scenic Antelope Canyon with its dramatic steep, sandstone walls.

Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Hotel: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas

Day 13 Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks

Head to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos. Travel through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. In the evening enjoy a celebration dinner.

Full Breakfast and Dinner with wine

Hotel: Zion National Park Lodge

Day 14 Zion to Las Vegas

Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary to experience the scenic highlights of the park, followed by some time to explore at your own pace. Later, arrive in Las Vegas, a collection of bright lights and shopping malls, huge themed hotels of unbelievable design and the omnipresent slot machine. 

Full Breakfast

Hotel: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Day 15 Depart Las Vegas

Your adventure ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or extend your stay in Las Vegas.

What's Included

  • VIP return transfers from home to your UK departure airport within a 150 mile radius
  • Return transatlantic flights
  • Airport to hotel transfers in America

DINING

  • 14 Full Breakfasts & 7 Dinners with wine

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

  • Santa Barbara: Visit Mission Santa Barbara, an historic Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in 1786.
  • Grand Canyon: Join a local expert for an informative presentation and witness the burnt orange hues of the canyon walls.
  • Lake Powell: A testament to the power of water over rock, glide through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon during your cruise.
  • Monument Valley: Join a guide in a special vehicle to explore the iconic vistas of this Navajo Tribal Park, made famous in America's favourite Western movies.

HIGHLIGHT HOTELS AND LOCATIONS

  • Sonoma Mission: The Fairmont hotel is the ultimate Wine Country resort, surrounded by lush vineyards and blessed with natural hot springs.
  • Yosemite: Insight has worked behind the scenes to ensure you receive only the newly renovated rooms at the Valley Lodge.
  • Bryce Canyon or Zion National Park: Stay in rustic charming lodges, located right inside the National Parks.
  • Lake Powell: We guarantee lake-view rooms with picture-perfect vistas and breathtaking sunsets at no extra charge!
  • Los Angeles: Located In the heart of the city and setting a new standard of luxury, the stunning JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE Hotel is the focal point of L.A.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • San Francisco: See the cable cars, Union Square, Alamo Square and Golden Gate Bridge. Chinatown walking tour.
  • Sonoma: Explore the shops of this Spanish Plaza.
  • Yosemite National Park: Experience the natural beauty and wildlife. See the El Capitan and Half Dome rock formations.
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea: Browse the art galleries and shops.
  • Santa Barbara: Drive down State Street, view the Court House and Stearns Wharf.
  • Santa Monica: Stroll along the Third Street Promenade.
  • Los Angeles: Drive along Sunset Boulevard, see the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman's Chinese Theater.
  • Sedona: Visit one of the most scenic cities in the Southwest.
  • Grand Canyon: Enjoy outstanding views.
  • Cameron: Stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post.
  • Glen Canyon: Visit the dam.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Walk to Sunset Point to see the hoodoos.
  • Scenic Drives: 17-Mile Drive. Oak Creek Canyon. Desert View Drive on the Grand Canyon's South Rim. The Painted Desert.

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

  • Your expert Insight Tour Director will smooth your way throughout your vacation. Acting as a 'travelling concierge', he or she is also an expert guide, a consummate organiser and your friend in a foreign land
  • The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas and WiFi is also generally available on most touring coaches.
  • We include Personal radio headsets - these give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing an authentic food or beverage of the region
  • We'll handle your Baggage everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
  • Your Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • Luxury air-conditioned, 40-guest coach with extended legroom and onboard restroom.

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