Sunset over Malibu beach
Sunset over Malibu beach
San Clemente and La Jolla in San Diego
San Clemente and La Jolla in San Diego
Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Phoenix
Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Phoenix
Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Lake Powell
Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Lake Powell
Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park
Las Vegas, Death Valley (top right), and Mammoth Lakes (bottom right)
Las Vegas, Death Valley (top right), and Mammoth Lakes (bottom right)
Bridal Veil Falls and El Captain in Yosemite National Park
Bridal Veil Falls and El Captain in Yosemite National Park
San Francisco (far left), Monterey (top left), Santa Barbara (top right), and Hollywood (bottom left and right)
San Francisco (far left), Monterey (top left), Santa Barbara (top right), and Hollywood (bottom left and right)

Western Discovery

14 Nights from £2,089 Including Flights

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

Why not extend your holiday with four nights in Hawaii from £649 per person including flights - Fly direct from Los Angeles to Honolulu, staying on iconic Waikiki Beach.

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Day 1

Los Angeles

Fly to Los Angeles International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel, where you’ll meet with your tour director for the start of your tour

Overnight: Holiday Inn Suites Anaheim or similar

Day 2

Los Angeles – The O.C. San Diego – Los Angeles

Today you’ll travel south, through the San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente areas to San Diego, the second largest city in California. Known for year-round mild weather and wonderful beaches, you’ll follow up a city tour with a visit to the picturesque Seaport Village and the relaxing bay-front marketplace. There may even be time for a spot of shopping. You’ll then return to Los Angeles for the evening.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Suites Anaheim or similar

Day 3

Los Angeles – Palm Springs – Phoenix

Journey through Palm Springs today, a winter playground for Hollywood royalty, where you’ll see the lively downtown regions and spectacular golf courses set at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. Afterwards, pass through Indio, which is home to the International Date Festival in the Coachella Valley. Continue onto Phoenix and your overnight hotel

Overnight:
Season 1: We Ko Pa Resort or similar
Season 2: Delta Hotels Phoenix Mesa or similar

Day 4

Phoenix – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park

Travel through the Sonoran Desert, possibly the most biologically diverse ecosystem in the Americas. Continue onwards to Sedona, which is a unique and fascinating geological area encircled by breath-taking red-rock monoliths which boast interesting names such as Coffee Pot and Cathedral. The majestic Grand Canyon National Park is one of the seven natural wonders of the world – be sure to stop at the rim of the canyon to really appreciate its depth and size, as well as the rising spires formed by the Colorado River.

Overnight: Yavapai West Lodge Grand Canyon or similar

Day 5

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

On your journey today you will enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Onwards, you will pass through the Painted Desert to visit the striking Monument Valley, an area which captures the imagination and embodies the iconic images of the American West. In the afternoon, you will arrive in the town of Page which is located on a mesa above the Colorado River and where you’ll enjoy an evening of leisure.

Overnight:
Season 1: Quality Inn Lake Powell or similar
Season 2: Best Western Lake Powell or similar

Day 6

Page/Lake Powell – Kanab - Bryce Canyon National Park

Today sees you visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete arch-dam in America. The views of Lake Powell from here are extraordinary, as you watch the crystal blue waters lap the towering red-rock walls. From here you will enter the Mormon state of Utah, passing through Kanab before you enter the beautiful Bryce Canyon and its world of multi-coloured sandstone spires and pinnacles. In the evening (weather permitting) you can enjoy stargazing around a pinewood campfire.

Overnight: Ruby’s Inn or similar

Day 7

Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park – Las Vegas

Today you will travel to Zion National Park and take in the views of the massive rock formations carved by time, wind and the vast Virgin River. In the evening, you’ll be greeted by the bright lights of Las Vegas for around-the-clock shopping, entertainment and, of course, a spot of gambling.

Overnight: Luxor Hotel Las Vegas or similar

Day 8

Las Vegas

Today is yours to spend at your leisure, where you can explore the many attractions Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to the casinos, shops and Broadway-calibre shows, you may want to spend some time wandering the famous Strip and explore some of the sights along the way.

Overnight: Luxor Hotel Las Vegas or similar

Day 9

Las Vegas – Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes **

You will begin today with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas ‘Welcome’ sign where you may wish to capture a memory of your time in Vegas with a photograph or two. In the afternoon, embark on a sharp contrast to the glitz and glamour of the city with a visit to Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing through the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort of Mammoth Lakes**. The area was once a gold mining town in the 19th century and is now known for the fantastic skiing terrain and mountain views.

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

Overnight: Mammoth Mountain Inn, Piccadilly Inn or similar

Day 10

Mammoth Lakes**  – Yosemite National Park

Rise with the sun this morning and join in on a (optional) seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a delicious breakfast as you take in the beautiful views of California. From here you will journey to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of the Yosemite National Park. Take in the splendid glacial-shaped granite formations of El Captain, Half Dome and the beautiful Bridal Falls. Overnight nearby Modesto.

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

Overnight:
Season 1: Best Western Plus Heritage Inn or similar
Season 2: Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Airport or similar

Day 11

Yosemite – San Francisco

Depart early this morning, crossing the Oakland Bay Bridge to arrive in San Francisco where you’ll commence on a sightseeing tour. In the evening, you have the opportunity to take in the city by night on a memorable tour (optional).

Overnight:
Season 1: Hilton San Francisco Financial District or similar
Season 2: Parc 55/Hilton Union Square or similar

Day 12

San Francisco

Your day is yours to spend at your leisure, to give you chance to explore the city of San Francisco – perhaps take a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf or go shopping in Union Square.

Overnight:
Season 1: Hilton San Francisco Financial District or similar
Season 2: Parc 55/Hilton Union Square or similar

Day 13

San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel Central Coast

Depart from San Francisco in the morning and drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its enclave of spectacular homes and beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and the famous Cannery Row. You’ll then move on to tour the charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, popular for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon, drive south to Paso Robles, home to cowboys and wineries, before ending your day with an overnight stay in a Central California Coast Town.

Overnight:
Season 1: Holiday inn Express or similar
Season 2: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Santa Maria/Radisson Santa Maria or similar

Day 14

Central Coast – Santa Barbara – Los Angeles

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley and into Santa Barbara, where the palm-lined promenades border the sugary white sand beaches. Once you arrive in Los Angeles, you’ll will stop in Santa Monica for a spot of lunch on the pier or a beach bike ride (optional), then your afternoon will see you continue your ‘City of Angels’ tour with visits to Beverly Hills and Hollywood before arriving at your hotel.

Overnight: Hilton Los Angeles Airport or similar

Day 15

Los Angeles

Independent transfers back to the airport for your return flight. Or why not extend your stay in Los Angeles or perhaps add a Hawaii Extension.

**Please note that season 1 runs from April 2019 - March 2020 & Season 2 runs from April 2020 - March 2021.

 

  • Return scheduled transatlantic flights
  • Accommodation in hotels described above or similar standard
  • Transportation in deluxe air-conditioned motor coach throughout the tour
  • Service of a professional Tour Director
  • City tour of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the Walk of Fame
  • San Diego day tour
  • Palm Springs visit
  • Tour the Navajo Indian Reservation & visit Monument Valley
  • Walk along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Drive through Oak Creek Canyon
  • Optional sunrise breakfast at the rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Visit to Death Valley
  • Escorted walk to Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco city tour
  • Visits to Carmel and Monterey
  • Visit to Santa Barbara

 

Board Upgrades

Western Discovery Breakfast Plus Package (Breakfast+) to pre-book from £278 per person:
14 x Breakfast
1 x All you can eat buffet (full day) in Las Vegas
1 x Gondola ride (summer) / 1 x San Francisco Bay Cruise (winter)
 
Day 1: Arrival Los Angeles
N/A

Day 2: Los Angeles - San Diego-Los Angeles
American Breakfast

Day 3: Los Angeles-Palm Springs-Phoenix
American Breakfast

Day 4: Phoenix-Sedona-Grand Canyon
American Breakfast

Day 5: Grand Canyon-Monument Valley-Page/Lake Powell
American Breakfast

Day 6: Lake Powell/Page- Kanab - Bryce Canyon
Continental

Day 7: Bryce Canyon-Zion-Las Vegas
American Breakfast

Day 8: Las Vegas
All you can eat buffet (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 9: Las Vegas-Death Valley-Mammoth Lakes (winter: Fresno)
American Breakfast

Day 10: Mammoth Lakes (winter: Fresno) -Yosemite gateway
Continental Buffet  ***SUMMER: served offsite, includes Gondola ride***

Day 11: Yosemite Gateway– San Francisco
Continental Buffet

Day 12: San Francisco
American Breakfast *** WINTER: San Francisco Bay Cruise***

Day 13: San Francisco-Monterey-Pismo Beach
American Breakfast

Day 14: Pismo Beach – Santa Barbara-Los Angeles
American Breakfast

Day 15: Los  Angeles Departure
American Breakfast

 

Optional Excursions

  • San Diego Sightseeing Cruise - $22
  • Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour - North Canyon (25 minutes) - $199
  • Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour - Imperial Tour (45 minutes) - $289
  • Monument Valley Tour - $39
  • Antelope Canyon Excursion - $39
  • Dinner + Show,                 Bryce Canyon - $36
  • Las Vegas by Night (without ferries wheel ride) - $29
  • Las Vegas by Night (including ferries wheel ride)               - $65
  • Vegas! The Show + Dinner - $95
  • Hoover Dam from Las Vegas - $35
  • Black Canyon Float Trip + Transportation, Las Vegas - $139
  • Cowboy Horseback Ride + Barbecue (Evening), Las Vegas - $169
  • Cowboy Horseback Ride (Morning), Las Vegas - $125
  • Helicopter Tour: Grand Voyager                Las Vegas - $499
  • Dinner Buffet Pampas, Las Vegas - $45
  • Mammoth Mountain Gondola Ride + Breakfast - $39
  • Golden Gate Bay Cruise                San Francisco - $29
  • San Francisco by Night + Dinner - $59
  • Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour, San Francisco - $57
  • Bike Tour to Sausalito via Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco- $42
  • Sonoma & Napa Valley Wine Tour, San Francisco - $85
  • Waterplane Flight, San Francisco - $139
  • Disneyland + Transportation -  $159

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