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Grand Journey of America's West

23 Days from $7,466 per person

Style: Premium | Pace: Active

Journey across the West from the bohemian charms of San Francisco, to the lush landscapes of the Sierras, and the crimson hues of the Canyonlands.

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Journey across the West from the bohemian charms of San Francisco, to the lush landscapes of the Sierras, and the crimson hues of the Canyonlands.

  1. Arrive at San Francisco International Airport and transfer to your hotel on Union Square. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers at 6:00 for a Welcome Dinner with wine.

    meal(s):Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Westin St. Francis
  2. Discover the city and its sights.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  3. Tour Haight-Ashbury with a former hippie. Enjoy a private wine tasting at an eco-friendly winery before a Highlight Dinner with wine.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
  4. See El Capitan and Half Dome.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Yosemite Valley Lodge
  5. Visit Carmel-by-the-Sea and drive across Monterey's 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy a delightful Highlight Dinner.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:InterContinental The Clement Monterey
  6. Take a guided tour of Hearst Castle before traveling to Santa Barbara.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
  7. Visit Mission Santa Barbara. Journey to L.A.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
  8. Join a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the Los Angeles Theater. Tonight, Café Pinot welcomes you for your Highlight Dinner.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  9. Make your way to Scottsdale.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Hotel Valley Ho
  10. Explore Sedona before heading to Grand Canyon National Park, where you'll join a Local Expert. A Highlight Dinner with wine awaits at the Thunderbird Room, overlooking the Grand Canyon.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:National Park Lodges
  11. Journey to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and explore with your Navajo guide.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with WIne
    hotel:Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View or Marina View Rooms)
  12. Cruise through Antelope Canyon.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  13. Explore Bryce Canyon National Park before traveling to Zion National Park. Join your Travel Director and new friends for a Highlight Dinner with wine.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Zion National Park Lodge
  14. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle. Later, arrive at your hotel on the Las Vegas strip.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:ARIA Resort and Casino
  15. Travel to Utah's capital, Salt Lake City.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Hilton Salt Lake City Center
  16. Take in Temple Square and the State Capitol building, before heading to historic Jackson.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Jackson Lake Lodge
  17. Enter Yellowstone, known for its unique geothermal activity, landscapes and wildlife.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:National Park Lodges
  18. See Old Faithful and Lower Yellowstone Falls.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  19. Continue on to the Wild West town of Cody. Dine like cowboys as you enjoy a ranch-style Highlight Dinner with wine.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Ranch at UCross
  20. Begin your day with a horseback ride*. Make your way to Devils Tower.

    *Note: Participation in this activity is at your own risk, and a signed liability waiver will be required.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Spearfish Canyon Lodge
  21. Join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour with a Local Expert.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:The State Game Lodge, Custer State Park
  22. View Crazy Horse Memorial before moving on to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner with wine.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  23. Guests ending in Rapid City may depart at any time. Or, travel south to Denver International Airport, arriving at 4:30 pm.

    meal(s):Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $3,925.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $276 per person.

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  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

22 breakfasts, 10 dinners

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • UCross:Spend your morning doing as the locals do, exploring your surroundings by horseback with a gentle ride* led by a Local Expert.
  • Deadwood: Enjoy an audience with Lakota tribe members who share a live narrative of the Great Sioux Nation.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Yosemite National Park: Experience the park's natural beauty and wildlife. See the El Capitan and Half Dome rock formations.
  • Yellowstone: See Upper Geyser Basin, which boasts the highest concentration of spouting geysers, hot springs and steaming fumaroles in the world.
  • Black Hills: Witness Crazy Horse Memorial and the famous Mount Rushmore National Memorial.


*Note: Participation in this activity is at your own risk, and a signed liability waiver will be required.

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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

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