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Western Highlights

Duration:11 days 10 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours USA
Tour Activity:American Cities
Tour Region:Mountain Region, Pacific Region (includes Hawaii and Alaska), Southwest Region

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The Western Highlights tour begins in San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles.

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Tours and holidays in Usa - San Francisco Arrival

Day 1

San Francisco Arrival

Arrive at San Francisco International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel. Your Tour Director will meet this afternoon. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome reception.

Tours and holidays in Usa - San Francisco

Day 2

San Francisco

This morning, join a half-day city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. From the top of Twin Peaks, enjoy the spectacular view and see for yourself why many consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in “the City by the Bay”, perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to observe them frolic and play. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz Island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and ”Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist you in planning your next two days in the city.

Tours and holidays in Usa - San Francisco (Monterey/Carmel – 17-Mile Drive optional)

Day 3

San Francisco (Monterey/Carmel – 17-Mile Drive optional)

Join an optional tour to Monterey and Carmel. Travel along the Pacific Coast to the Monterey Bay Peninsula. Visit Cannery Row, made famous by the John Steinbeck novel. Your optional package includes admission to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, showcasing some 200 exhibits on marine life and one of the most respected aquariums in the world. Continue on the 17-Mile drive, admiring the natural scenery and gorgeous homes. Enjoy time in the charming community of Carmel, known for its art galleries and shops before returning to San Francisco.

Tours and holidays in Usa - San Francisco – Yosemite

Day 4

San Francisco – Yosemite

Join the group for an included all day adventure to Yosemite National Park. Known for its magnificent waterfalls, granite peaks and remarkable wildlife, Yosemite is one of America’s favorite National Parks. We will explore the park by motorcoach, but you will also have time on the valley floor to enjoy the spectacular scenery and enjoy an included all American picnic.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Yosemite – Mojave Desert – Las Vegas

Day 5

Yosemite – Mojave Desert – Las Vegas

Today, travel through the Mojave Desert on your way to Las Vegas. A late afternoon arrival in the dazzling “Entertainment Capitol of the World” will give allow you enough time to start enjoying this fantastic city right away. Your Tour Director will assist you in arranging all you want to do whether it is shopping, seeing a show, enjoying the fine dining, or joining an optional evening tour.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Las Vegas

Day 6

Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Las Vegas

This morning we stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture a photo memory of Las Vegas before making your way to an included day trip to the Grand Canyon. On the way, admire the beauty of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S. formed by the Hoover Dam. At the Grand Canyon, you will have time to explore the views on your own and if you choose, join an optional helicopter trip over the canyon, a rafting trip on the Colorado, or walk on the Skywalk platform.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Las Vegas (Zion optional)

Day 7

Las Vegas (Zion optional)

The day is yours to choose how you spend it. Maybe do a little shopping at one of the fine shopping outlets in Las Vegas, lounge by the pool, or join an optional tour. One of the possibilities would be a full day trip to Zion National Park. Zion is known for its majestic canyons, waterfalls, and amazing wildlife. Your day visit will include a guided walk as well as an all-American picnic lunch.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Las Vegas – Palm Springs – Los Angeles

Day 8

Las Vegas – Palm Springs – Los Angeles

Today your journey takes you from Las Vegas through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown area and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. This city in the desert was once known as the winter retreat of stars like Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell and Elvis Presley. Today it is a flourishing resort town with great shops, restaurants and year round desert climate. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Along the way you will pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival due to the abundance of this crop in the Coachella Valley. In the late afternoon, arrive in Los Angeles.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Los Angeles – Hollywood – Beverly Hills – Los Angeles

Day 9

Los Angeles – Hollywood – Beverly Hills – Los Angeles

This morning, you will enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including the hip Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood and posh Beverly Hills. You will be able to stop by the “finish line” of historic Route 66, see an iconic Californian lifeguard tower made famous by “Baywatch”, walk on the boulevard of stars and take a great photo of the famous Hollywood sign. The afternoon is yours to explore more on your own or join an optional excursion to Universal Studios where you will learn all about how movies are made.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Los Angeles (The Orange County/San Diego optional)

Day 10

Los Angeles (The Orange County/San Diego optional)

Today enjoy an optional full day excursion to San Diego. Travel south through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego, the second largest city in California. San Diego enjoys year round mild weather and a location on the San Diego Bay. Enjoy a city tour including the historic Old Town, the Gas Lamp district, and the bay front picturesque Seaport Village. For a different view of the city, you can join an optional cruise on the bay before returning to Los Angeles in the late afternoon.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Los Angeles Departure

Day 11

Los Angeles Departure

“That’s a wrap!” We hope you have enjoyed your tour and that you return soon to see visit another area of the America the beautiful!

Prices, Dates and Conditions

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DEPARTURES 2017 DEPARTURES 2018 PRICE FROM
JAN 20 JAN 19 1393
FEB 10 FEB 9, 23 1393
MAR 10, 24 MAR 9 1393
APR 14, 28 - 1393
MAY 19 - 1393
JUNE 2, 23, 30 - 1393
JULY 21, 28 - 1471
AUG 11, 18 - 1471
SEP 8, 22 - 1471
OCT 13, 27 - 1471
NOV 24 - 1393
DEC 15 - 1393

YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT INCLUSIONS
- Welcome reception to meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers
- “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route
- Guided sightseeing tour of San Francisco including Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf
- Full day excursion to Grand Canyon (West Rim)
- Visit the glamorous desert retreat of Palm Springs
- Enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the birthplace of Los Angeles, Olvera Street
- Stop at an iconic California lifeguard tower
- “Shop ‘til you drop” at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1-3 San Francisco Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
4 Yosemite National Park/Fresno Piccadilly Inn Shaw
5-7 Las Vegas Luxor Las Vegas
8-10 Los Angeles Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Torrance - South Bay

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: San Francisco, Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
POST: Los Angeles, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Torrance - South Bay

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
- Night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown
- Full day excursion to Monterey and Carmel, including admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Las Vegas by Night tour
- Las Vegas Show and Dinner
- Grand Canyon helicopter flight or Skywalk
- Full Day Excursion to Zion National Park
- Visit to Universal Studios to see how movies are made
- Full Day visit and Tour of San Diego