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Great Western American Adventure

Las Vegas
15 Days from $4,964 per person

Glorious cities, wine country, dramatic canyons and coastal towns… this is truly a marvellous and diverse composition of the American West.

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  1. Welcome to California. On arrival at San Francisco International Airport, your transfer takes you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.
    hotel:Omni San Francisco (2 nights).
  2. Spend the morning taking in the sights of the city – the bustling activity in Union Square and beautiful Golden Gate Park. Later, join your Tour Director and fellow guests for a Highlight Dinner with an informative walking tour through Chinatown followed by an authentic Chinese dinner at a restaurant loved by the locals.
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    hotel:Omni San Francisco.
  3. Enter the Napa Valley in California's lush premier wine country with a visit to the Benziger Family Winery for a private tram tour. Take an up-close look at the vines and learn about the biodynamic, certified organic farming approach and the history of the winery. See the terraced vineyards and visit the crush pad, barrel aging caves and Tasting Room where you'll enjoy an exclusive tasting. Later, peruse the quaint shops at Sonoma's historic plaza. The evening is at leisure.
    hotel:The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa.
  4. Travel through California's Gold Country to Yosemite National Park. Explore the valley floor with its spectacular waterfalls, the imposing rock formations and abundant wildlife. At night, enjoy newly refurbished rooms at your hotel, located inside the park and close to North America's highest waterfall.
    hotel:Yosemite Valley Lodge.
  5. Drive down the Sierras and through the fertile San Joaquin Valley. Stop at Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the art galleries and shops on Ocean Avenue before a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along scenic 17-Mile Drive. Pass the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links and multi-million dollar mansions before arriving in charming Monterey. For your dining pleasure, you have a spectacular selection of local restaurants to choose from.
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    hotel:Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa.
  6. Head south to 'The Enchanted Hill', high above the ocean at San Simeon, for a guided tour of Hearst Castle, the grandiose estate of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Continue south to the resort town of Santa Barbara, often billed as the 'American Riviera'. Check in to your beachfront hotel.
    hotel:The Fess Parker A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Oceanfront Rooms.
  7. Visit and learn about the beautiful Mission Santa Barbara.Then journey along spectacular Santa Monica Bay, passing through glamorous Malibu on your way to Santa Monica where you can stroll the popular Third Street Promenade. Visit the stunning Getty Villa, a recreation of an ancient Roman country house. Continue on to your luxurious hotel.
    hotel:JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE (2 nights).
  8. In the morning, spot the Hollywood Sign during your sightseeing tour and view Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and join a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards ceremony. Spend the afternoon at the historic L.A. Farmers Market with a Local Expert to take you through the collection of restaurants and shops for a tasting taking time to explore on your own. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner of American comfort classics with a Southern twist at Engine Co 28, a renovated firehouse from 1912.
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    hotel:JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.
  9. Travel across the Mojave Desert wilderness. Arrive in Scottsdale, where you can spend the afternoon relaxing at your idyllic resort and spa.
    hotel:Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains.
  10. Head north to the quaint bohemian colony of Sedona, where you can browse the stores and galleries, before travelling on to Grand Canyon National Park. Perhaps take an optional flightseeing tour by helicopter or plane over this natural wonder. Spend the night inside the park, enjoying the peace and quiet after the crowds have departed. During your stay, join a Local Expert for an informative presentation about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner in the Thunderbird Room while taking in the magnificent views.
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    hotel:National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon.
  11. Head to the historic Cameron Trading Post, featuring Southwest American Indian arts and crafts. The journey carries on through the colourful Painted Desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you board all-terrain vehicles for a guided tour of the valley floor, used as a backdrop of many Western Films. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort.
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    hotel:Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, Lake View Rooms (2 nights).
  12. Relax and enjoy the resort's facilities or join an optional float trip down the scenic Colorado River. Take a leisurely cruise through scenic Antelope Canyon with its dramatic steep, sandstone walls
    hotel:Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas.
  13. Head to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah and enjoy a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos before heading to Zion National Park.
    hotel:Zion National Park Lodge.
  14. Travel through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with a live commentaryof the scenic highlights of the park, followed by time to explore at your own pace. Later, arrive in Las Vegas and marvel at the bright lights, huge themed hotels and the omnipresent slot machine. In the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner including drinks before seeing all the lights and glitz that Las Vegas has to offer.
    meal(s):FB, CD
    hotel:The Cosmopolitan™ of Las Vegas.
  15. Your adventure ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or extend your stay in Las Vegas.

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Meal Summary

1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 14 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Dinner (D), 3 Highlight Dinners (HD), 1 Dine-Around (DA), and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • Hearst Castle: Ascend the 'Enchanted Hill' for a guided tour of one of America's grandest private estates.
  • Santa Barbara: Visit Mission Santa Barbara, a historic Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in 1786.
  • Los Angeles: Visit the Getty Villa, a recreation of an ancient Roman country house.
  • Los Angeles: Step beyond the red carpet. A behind-the-scenes look at the Oscars on a private tour of the Dolby Theatre.
  • Grand Canyon: Join a Local Expert for an informative presentation and witness the burnt orange hues of the canyon walls.
  • Lake Powell: A testament to the power of water over rock, glide through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon during your cruise.
  • Monument Valley: Join a Navajo Guide in a special vehicle to explore the iconic vistas of this Navajo Tribal Park, made famous in America's favourite Western movies.
  • Zion Canyon: The most relaxing and informative way to see the grandeur and natural features of the canyon is by private shuttle with live commentary.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • San Francisco: See the cable cars, Union Square, Alamo Square and Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Sonoma: Explore the shops of this Spanish Plaza.
  • Yosemite National Park: Experience the natural beauty and wildlife. See El Capitan and Half Dome rock formations.
  • San Joaquin Valley: Stop at a historic fruit stand.
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea: Browse the art galleries and shops.
  • Santa Barbara: Drive down State Street, view the Court House and Stearns Wharf.
  • Santa Monica: Stroll along the Third Street Promenade.
  • Los Angeles: Drive along Sunset Boulevard, see the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman's Chinese Theater.
  • Sedona: Visit one of the most scenic cities in the Southwest.
  • Grand Canyon: Enjoy outstanding views.
  • Cameron: Stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post.
  • Glen Canyon: Visit the dam.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Walk to Sunset Point to see the hoodoos.
  • Scenic Drives: 17-Mile Drive and Oak Creek Canyon.

Definite Departure
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5 May 17 19 May 17 checkmark $5,225pp
12 May 17 26 May 17 checkmark $5,225pp
19 May 17 2 Jun 17 checkmark $5,225pp
2 Jun 17 16 Jun 17 checkmark $5,225pp
$5,225 pp
9 Jun 17 23 Jun 17 checkmark $5,225pp
23 Jun 17 7 Jul 17 checkmark $5,225$4,964pp Early PaymentPay by Apr 27
$5,225 $4,964 pp
7 Jul 17 21 Jul 17 checkmark $5,250pp
$5,250 pp
14 Jul 17 28 Jul 17 checkmark $5,250pp
$5,250 pp
28 Jul 17 11 Aug 17 checkmark $5,250pp
11 Aug 17 25 Aug 17 checkmark $5,250pp
18 Aug 17 1 Sep 17 checkmark $5,250pp
1 Sep 17 15 Sep 17 checkmark $5,225pp
15 Sep 17 29 Sep 17 checkmark $5,225pp
22 Sep 17 6 Oct 17 checkmark $5,225pp
6 Oct 17 20 Oct 17 checkmark $5,225pp
13 Oct 17 27 Oct 17 checkmark $5,225$4,964pp Early PaymentPay by Apr 27

Tours operate as per the 2016 itinerary.

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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 $2,095.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $158 per person.

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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 48 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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