Western Highlights

Duration: 10 nights escorted tour

Price from: £1699pp

Solo traveller price from: £2299

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 way to your hotel where you will meet your tour escort.

Day 2 San Francisco: This morning, enjoy a half day city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Centre and Fisherman’s Wharf. The afternoon is at leisure, so why not hop on a cable car, return to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can also gaze across to Alcatraz, or enjoy some time for shopping at Macy’s department store.

Day 3 San Francisco: A full day at leisure to further explore the city. Alternatively, join an optional tour to Monterey and Carmel (additional expense). If you choose to join the tour, you’ll travel along the Pacific Coast to the Monterey Bay Peninsula then visit Cannery Row and have admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Later, travel along 17 Mile Drive to admire the natural scenery and gorgeous homes before time to browse the galleries and shops in the charming community of Carmel.

Day 4 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park: Set off for an all day adventure to Yosemite National Park. Known for its magnificent waterfalls (seasonal), granite peaks and remarkable wildlife, Yosemite is one of America’s favourite national parks. Explore the park by coach and have time on the valley floor to take in the spectacular scenery and enjoy a picnic.

Day 5 Yosemite National Park/Las Vegas: Travel through the Mojave Desert on your way to Las Vegas. Arrive late afternoon in the dazzling ‘entertainment capital of the world’ and begin your explorations of this fantastic city straight away. Your options are seemingly endless, from shopping and amazing shows to fine dining and of course, the casinos.

Day 6 Grand Canyon: Stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign before continuing to the Grand Canyon. On the way, admire beautiful Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the USA formed by the Hoover Dam. At the Grand Canyon, there’s time to explore and marvel at the views on your own or, you can take an optional helicopter trip over the canyon, a rafting trip on the Colorado River, or a walk on the Skywalk platform (all additional expense). Return to Las Vegas.

Day 7 Las Vegas: A day at leisure. Maybe do a little shopping at one of the fine malls, lounge by the pool, try your luck in a casino or join an optional tour.  Alternatively, take a full day trip to Zion National Park, known for its majestic canyons, waterfalls and amazing wildlife (additional expense). This tour includes a guided walk and a picnic lunch.

Day 8 Las Vegas/Los Angeles: Your journey today takes you through Palm Springs, with its lively downtown area and immaculate golf courses. Also pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival, before arriving late afternoon into Los Angeles.

Day 9 Los Angeles: The morning begins with a comprehensive city tour which includes hip Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood and sophisticated Beverly Hills.  You will be able to stop by the ‘finish line’ of historic Route 66, see an iconic Californian lifeguard tower made famous in the TV series “Baywatch”, walk on the boulevard of stars and take a great photo of the Hollywood sign. The afternoon is yours to explore independently or, perhaps, join an optional excursion to Universal Studios (additional expense).

Day 10 San Diego: Enjoy a full day excursion to San Diego, travelling through the cities of San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. On arrival in San Diego, enjoy a city tour taking in the historic Old Town, the Gaslamp District and the bayfront picturesque Seaport Village. For an alternative perspective, join an optional cruise on the bay (additional expense) before returning to Los Angeles.

Day 11 Los Angeles: Your tour concludes as you make your way to the airport for your onward journey.

Departures: On selected dates between Apr 20-Mar 21. Please ask for details.

Accommodation: 3* hotels throughout.

Meals: Room only. Picnic lunch included on day 4.

Tour price: The price shown for this ATI tour 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 escort, sightseeing as outlined and 10 nights accommodation.

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