Western Wonders

 

11 days/10 nights

The complete west coast experience – national parks, spectacular cities and breathtaking coastlines!

 

What to expect


LOS ANGELES

PHOENIX / SCOTTSDALE

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

MONUMENT VALLEY

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

ZION NATIONAL PARK

LAS VEGAS

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
SAN FRANCISCO

MONTEREY

17-MILE DRIVE

CARMEL

SANTA BARBARA

LOS ANGELES

 

Your itinerary


DAY 1 SUNDAY OR THURSDAY
Los Angeles > Phoenix/Scottsdale
(400 m/644 km)
Board your motorcoach in Los Angeles, settle back and enjoy the scenery while traveling through the Mojave Desert across the Colorado River into Arizona. Discover the unique charm of our desert oasis, Phoenix/Scottsdale, a blend of southwestern architecture and magnificent saguaro cactus. This is your introduction to the American West!


DAY 2 MONDAY OR FRIDAY

Phoenix/Scottsdale > Sedona > Grand Canyon
(237 m/381 km)
Morning departure through the garden desert of Arizona, visiting Montezuma’s Castle, the ancient Indian cliff dwellings of the Sinaguas tribe. The journey continues to the lovely city of Sedona and then through Oak Creek Canyon. The area, known for its spectacular landscapes, has been the setting of many movies. The day ends with a visit of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.


DAY 3 TUESDAY OR SATURDAY

Grand Canyon > Monument Valley > Page > Kanab area

(380 m / 612 km)

This morning, continue to the Painted Desert and Monument Valley, land of the Navajo Indian. The valley’s unforgettable landscapes include mesas, buttes and rock spires. After Monument Valley, continue along to Page. Later in the afternoon, cross the Colorado River before arriving in Kanab.

 

DAY 4 WEDNESDAY OR SUNDAY

Kanab area > Bryce Canyon > Zion > Las Vegas
(323 m/519 km)
Early morning departure for the visit of a spectacular National Park: Bryce Canyon. The canyon has a symphony of colors and shapes that will leave you breathless. Continue on to Zion National Park, a popular destination with rock climbers for its unique landscapes and majestic plateaus. The wonders continue at our final destination Las Vegas, the city of lights and entertainment.


DAY 5 THURSDAY OR MONDAY

Las Vegas
Enjoy a day of leisure in Las Vegas. You have the choice of visiting some of the spectacular hotels, taking one of the many optional excursions offered, or simply relaxing by the pool. Las Vegas has something for everyone and you have the whole day to explore this world-famous city.

 

 

DAY 6 FRIDAY OR TUESDAY
Las Vegas  > Mammoth Lakes
(416 m/670 km)
Today, journey through the Mojave Desert before ascending into the High Sierras, and the resort of Mammoth Lakes. This picturesque resort is famous as both a summer and winter destination, and provides breathtaking scenery and stunning views of surrounding areas.

 

DAY 7 SATURDAY OR WEDNESDAY

Mammoth Lakes > Yosemite Area

(109 m/175 km)

Travel the short distance through the High Sierras to Yosemite National Park, the most popular natural tourist destination in California. Enjoy the highlights of the park, including Yosemite Valley and its high cliffs and waterfalls. The park is also known for its wildlife: mule, deer, coyotes, chipmunks, blue jays and occasionally even  bears.

 

DAY 8 SUNDAY OR THURSDAY

Yosemite area > San Francisco

(166 m/268 km)
Leaving the Yosemite area you will travel through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, California’s gold country, on the way to “The City by the Bay”. Upon arrival, city sightseeing of one of the most beautiful cities in America: Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and Fisherman’s Wharf with a view of infamous Alcatraz island across the bay.


DAY 9 MONDAY OR FRIDAY
San Francisco
Day at leisure to enjoy San Francisco with its beautiful views, famous cable cars, parks and museums. You have the possibility of an optional tour to the quaint village of Sausalito in the morning.

 

 

DAY 10 TUESDAY OR SATURDAY

San Francisco > Monterey/Carmel > Santa Maria area

(305 m/490 km)
Leave San Francisco and travel to Monterey, California’s first capital. After a stop in this beautiful seaside town, travel along stunning 17-Mile Drive known for its exclusive golf courses, beautiful views and distinctive fauna. After seeing the beauty of the 17-Mile Drive, visit the quaint and charming village of Carmel. Continue southward to the Santa Maria area.


DAY 11 WEDNESDAY OR SUNDAY

Santa Maria area > Los Angeles

(159 m/255 km)
En route to Los Angeles you will have a chance to explore Santa Bar-bara, often referred to as the pearl of the “American Riviera”. The city is known for its Spanish Colonial style architecture, lush vegetation and laid back lifestyle. We return to Los Angeles in the afternoon.

 

 

Included in this tour

 

 

THE DEPARTURE DATES


Sunday Departures 2018

Sep 2 • 9 • 16 • 23 • 30

Oct 7 • 14 • 21 • 28

Nov 4 • 18

Dec 2 • 16 • 30

 

Thursday Departures 2018

Sep 6 • 13 • 20 • 27

Oct 4 • 11

 

 

Pick-up Place and Time

English, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese Passengers

 

07:00AM

HILTON LOS ANGELES AIRPORT

5711 WEST CENTURY BOULEVARD

LOS ANGELES, CA 90045

 

08:00AM

MILLENNIUM BILTMORE (GRAND AVENUE ENTRANCE)

506 S GRAND  AVE

LOS ANGELES, CA 90071

 

Post tour hotels here


The places you’ll enjoy staying

 

Day 1 > Phoenix/Scottsdale – Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs

Day 2 > Grand Canyon - Canyon Plaza, Cameron Trading Post, Holiday Inn Express Grand Canyon, Yavapai West or Embassy Suites Flagstaff

Day 3 > Kanab Area – Best Western Red Hills, Parry Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Hampton Inn, Days Inn

Day 4 > Las Vegas – Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Day 5 > Las Vegas – Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Day 6 > Mammoth Lakes – Mammoth Mountain Inn

Day 7 > Yosemite Area – Yosemite Southgate Hotel, Comfort Inn Oakhurst, Miners Inn Mariposa, DoubleTree Modesto, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, Holiday Inn Merced or Monarch Inn Mariposa Day 8 > San Francisco - Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, Executive Vintage Court, Hotel Whitcomb, Holiday Inn Civic Center or Comfort Inn By The Bay

Day 9 > San Francisco - Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, Executive Vintage Court, Hotel Whitcomb, Holiday Inn Civic Center or Comfort Inn By The Bay

Day 10 > California Coast – Historic Santa Maria Inn, Radisson Santa Maria or Lompoc Valley Inn & Suites

 

Hotels are correct at the time of going to press, but are subject to change.

 

 

Tour prices:

 

Booking date Single Double Triple Quad Child Breakfast
(Apr 01, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019) $2526 $1641 $1417 $1305 $750 $204

 

Tour price with Pre and Post tour package (AIRPORT):

 

Booking date Single Double Triple Quad Child Breakfast
(Apr 01, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019) $3338 $2079 $1761 $1579 $812 $308

 

Tour price with Pre and Post tour package (DOWNTOWN):

 

Booking date Single Double Triple Quad Child Breakfast
(Apr 01, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019) $3480 $2150 $1837 $1681 $870 $304

 

Prices are per person.

Child price applies to children 8 - 16. Children under 8 are not accepted on Escorted Tours.

 

Pre and post tour package includes:

 

Option 1 / Airport

(English/German/Dutch/Spanish/Italian/Portuguese)

> Arrival transfer (hotel shuttle, no Meet and Greet)

> 2 nights at Hilton LAX prior to tour

> City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles (live narration in English/Italian/Spanish)

> 1 night at Hilton LAX at end of tour >

> Departure transfer (by hotel shuttle, no Meet and > Greet)

 

Option 2 / Downtown

(Spanish/Italian/Portuguese)

> Meet and Greet and arrival transfer (seat-in basis)

> 2 nights at Millennium Biltmore prior to tour

> City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles (live narration in Italian/Spanish)

> 1 night at Hilton LAX at end of tour

> Departure Transfer (by hotel shuttle, no Meet and Greet)

 

 

Important note

 

Some departures may operate as follows:

DAY 6: Las Vegas > Yosemite Area

DAY 7: Yosemite Area

 

 

The extras (additional cost)


Helicopter tours in Grand Canyon National Park and Las Vegas

Sightseeing by Jeep in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Night tours of Las Vegas and San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito Excursions

Western Dinner

 

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