Santa Barbara Coastline
Santa Barbara Coastline
San Diego
San Diego
Scottsdale, Sedona & The Grand Canyon
Scottsdale, Sedona & The Grand Canyon
Las Vegas & Mammoth Lakes
Las Vegas & Mammoth Lakes
Yosemite, Napa & Sonoma Valleys
Yosemite, Napa & Sonoma Valleys
San Francisco
San Francisco
Big Sur, Santa Barbara & 17 Mile Drive, California
Big Sur, Santa Barbara & 17 Mile Drive, California

Western Discoverer

13 nights from £3,469 per person Including Flights


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.


  • 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

Itinerary Overview

Fly into Los Angeles 1 night – San Diego 1 night – Scottsdale 1 night – Grand Canyon National Park 1 night – Las Vegas 2 nights – Mammoth Lakes 1 night – Yosemite National Park 1 night – San Francisco 2 nights – Monterey 2 nights – Santa Barbara 1 night.

Tour departs between April - October. Speak to our sales experts today to discuss your 2021 / 2022 tour.

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Day 1

Los Angeles

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

Overnight: Beverly Hills Marriott

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: Embasy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown (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 (Breakfast included)

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: (Breakfast included) Harrahs Las Vegas

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: (Breakfast and Dinner included) Harrahs Las Vegas

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: (Breakfast included) Mammoth Mountain Inn

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 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: (Breakfast and dinner included) The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

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: (Breakfast included) The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Day 11

San Francisco – Monterey

The morning is yours to spend as you like in San Francisco before heading to Monterey along the rugged coastline. This evening you'll "connet with locals" for a delicious farm to table dinner.

Overnight: (Breakfast and Dinner included) Hotel Pacific

Day 12

Monterey and Carmel-by-the-sea

This morning you'll explore 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. 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: (Breakfast included) Hotel Pacific

Day 13

Monterey – Santa Barbara

Journey south towards 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: (Breakfast and dinner included) Hilton Santa Barabara Beachfront Resort

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)

Airport arrival will be at 2:30 p.m, please be aware when booking your flights


  • 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

What's not included

Optional extras:

  • Transfers to your UK airport are available at an additional cost.
  • Gratuities may be pre-paid at the time of booking.

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