Duration: 10 nights escorted tour
San Francisco 3 nights
Yosemite National Park 1 night
Las Vegas 3 nights
Los Angeles 3 nights
Day 1: Fly to San Francisco. On arrival make your own way to your hotel to meet your tour escort.
Day 2 San Francisco: This morning, join a half day city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Centre and Fisherman's Wharf. From the top of Twin Peaks, enjoy the wonderful view and see for yourself why many consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in "the City by the Bay", perhaps riding on a cable car, visiting the shops around Union Square, or taking a stroll around Fisherman's Wharf.
Day 3 San Francisco: San Francisco/Fresno: Today you will visit Yosemite National Park, known for its magnificent waterfalls, granite peaks and remarkable wildlife. Explore the park by bus before you have time to explore the spectacular scenery on foot.
Day 5 Yosemite National Park/Las Vegas: Today, travel through the Mojave Desert on the way to Las Vegas. You'll arrive late afternoon, so there will be time to try your luck in a casino, browse some of the fantastic shops or perhaps book to see a show.
Day 6 Las Vegas: This morning leave Las Vegas for a day trip to the Grand Canyon. Admire the beauty of Lake Mead before arriving at the Canyon, where you'll have time to explore the views on your own and, if you choose, join an optional helicopter trip over the canyon, a rafting trip on the Colorado River, or if you dare why not walk on the recently built Skywalk platform.
Day 7 Las Vegas: Today is at leisure, so you may opt to do a little shopping at one of the fine shopping outlets or join an optional tour. One possibility would be a full day trip to Zion National Park, which is known for its majestic canyons, waterfalls and amazing wildlife.
Day 8 Las Vegas/Los Angeles: Travel back across the Mojave Desert, stopping in Palm Springs which was once the winter retreat of stars like Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell and Elvis Presley. Today it is a flourishing resort town with great shops, restaurants and year round desert climate. Arrive Los Angeles late afternoon.
Day 9 Los Angeles: This morning you will enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles which includes hip Santa Monica, glamorous Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Walk on the Boulevard of Stars and take a great photo of the famous Hollywood sign. The afternoon is yours to explore further at leisure or perhaps join an optional excursion to Universal Studios.
Day 10 Los Angeles: Today enjoy an optional full day excursion to San Diego, the second largest city in California which enjoys year round mild weather and a delightful location on San Diego Bay. Alternatively, continue to explore Los Angeles at your leisure.
Day 11 Los Angeles: Transfer yourself to the airport where your tour concludes.
Departures: This tour has set departure dates. Please ask for details.
Accommodation: In 3* hotels.
Meals: Room only.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes international flights to San Francisco and from Los Angeles, services of a tour guide, sightseeing as outlined and 10 nights accommodation.