Western Highlights coach tour
Duration: 10 nights escorted tour
Price from: £1599pp
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 where you will meet your tour escort.
Day 2 San Francisco: This morning, your half day city tour includes Union Square, the Civic Centre and Fisherman's Wharf. The afternoon is at leisure, so why not hop on a cable car, take a stroll around Fisherman's Wharf where you can gaze across to Alcatraz, or enjoy some time for shopping.
Day 3 San Francisco: A fully 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 famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. The tour continues along 17 Mile Drive where you can admire the natural scenery and gorgeous homes before time in the charming community of Carmel, known for its galleries and shops.
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 appreciate 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.
Day 6 Grand Canyon: Stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome sign before continuing your day trip to the Grand Canyon. En route, admire beautiful Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the USA formed by the Hoover Dam. At the Canyon there's time to explore and admire the views on your own or, if you choose, join 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. One of the tour possibilities is 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 the Coachela Valley, one of the most famous desert areas. Along the way you will pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival. Travel by cities such as Palm Desert and Palm Springs before arriving into Los Angeles during the afternoon.
Day 9 Los Angeles: The morning begins with a comprehensive city tour which includes hip Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood and elegant 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 famous 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 19-Mar 20. Please ask for details.
Accommodation: 3* hotels throughout.
Meals: Room only.
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 guide, sightseeing as outlined and 10 nights accommodation.