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Western Landscapes

Duration:12 days 11 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours USA
Tour Activity:Nature and Landscapes
Tour Region:Mountain Region, Pacific Region (includes Hawaii and Alaska), Southwest Region

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The Western Landscapes tour begins in Los Angeles and ends in Los Angeles.

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Tours and holidays in Usa - Los Angeles – Palm Springs – Phoenix

Day 1

Los Angeles – Palm Springs – Phoenix

Motorcoach tour commences. Joining passengers meet in the lobby of the designated Hotel at 07:30 hours for an 08:00 hours departure.

Today your journey begins and takes you through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Afterwards you will pass through Indio, home to the Int’l Date Festival in the Coachella Valley.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Phoenix – Sedona – Grand Canyon

Day 2

Phoenix – Sedona – Grand Canyon

Travel through the Sonoran Desert, the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas. Continue to Sedona, a city situated in a unique geological area and encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths with such names as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Then drive through the breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park. Majestic Grand Canyon National Park is one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colorful canyon’s plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Grand Canyon – Monument Valley – Page/Lake Powell

Day 3

Grand Canyon – Monument Valley – Page/Lake Powell

As you journey further today, you will enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Continue through the Painted Desert to visit Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the iconic images of the American West. In the late afternoon, enter the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colorado River, and we welcome you to enjoy an evening at leisure.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Page/Lake Powell – Kanab – Bryce Canyon

Day 4

Page/Lake Powell – Kanab – Bryce Canyon

Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete-arch dam in America. From here you’ll enjoy views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Enter the Mormon state of Utah, pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-colored world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations and take in the aroma of pinewood campfire.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Bryce Canyon – Zion – Las Vegas

Day 5

Bryce Canyon – Zion – Las Vegas

Travel today to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World”, where round-the-clock shopping, nightly shows, and of course gambling are available.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Las Vegas

Day 6

Las Vegas

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to world-class shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-caliber shows, you might simply stroll the famous Strip to take in its amazing sights, or “shop ‘til you drop” at designer outlets.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Las Vegas – Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes**

Day 7

Las Vegas – Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes**

Your tour stops at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renowned for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.

**Winter Routing: the Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will overnight in Fresno or Visalia and a visit to Mammoth Lakes will not be possible (winter routing applies to all departures between October and May under normal snow conditions).

Tours and holidays in Usa - Mammoth Lakes** – Yosemite

Day 8

Mammoth Lakes** – Yosemite

Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a tasty breakfast as you survey a most stunning view of California from its desert floor to its lofty peaks. Next, your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendors including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in nearby Modesto.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Yosemite – San Francisco

Day 9

Yosemite – San Francisco

Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening to take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).

Tours and holidays in Usa - San Francisco (Napa Valley optional)

Day 10

San Francisco (Napa Valley optional)

Day at leisure! Your Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day: 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 watch them frolic. 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. You also have the option to take a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).

Tours and holidays in Usa - San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel – Central Coast

Day 11

San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel – Central Coast

Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its enclave of magnificent homes and lovely beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Then tour charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon continue to drive south through Paso Robles to one of the quaint Central Coast towns for overnight.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Central Coast – Santa Barbara – Malibu – Beverly Hills – Los Angeles

Day 12

Central Coast – Santa Barbara – Malibu – Beverly Hills – Los Angeles

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you’ll stop in Santa Monica, home to the “Finish Line” of historic Route 66, where you may enjoy an optional lunch on the pier or a beach bike ride. Your afternoon tour of “The City of Angels” continues with signs of Beverly Hills and Hollywood before reaching your hotel where your tour concludes at approximately 18:30.

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DEPARTURES 2017 DEPARTURES 2018 PRICE FROM
JAN 14 JAN 13 1711
FEB 11 FEB 3 1711
MAR 11, 18 MAR 3, 17 1711
APR 8, 22 - 1711
MAY 13, 20 - 1711
JUNE 10, 17, 24 - 1774
JULY 8, 15, 22, 29 - 1774
AUG 12, 19, 26 - 1774
SEP 2, 9, 16, 30 - 1774
OCT 7, 14, 21 - 1774
NOV 4, 18 - 1711
DEC 9, 30 - 1711

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
- Visit the glamorous desert retreat of Palm Springs
- Tour the Navajo Indian Reservation and visit Monument Valley
- Walk along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park
- “Shop ‘til you drop” at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas
- Guided walk to Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park
- Sightseeing tour of San Francisco including Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf
- Comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, and Hollywood and the famous stars in the sidewalk (Walk of Fame)

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1 Phoenix/Scottsdale We Ko Pa Resort
2 Grand Canyon Yavapai West
3 Lake Powell Best Western Lake Powell
4 Bryce Canyon Ruby’s Inn
5-6 Las Vegas Luxor Las Vegas
7 Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Mountain Inn or Picadilly Inn Shaw in Fresno (Winter)
8 Yosemite Area Modesto Hotel
9-10 San Francisco Hilton San Francisco Financial District
11 Central Coast Radisson Santa Maria

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: Los Angeles, Holiday Inn Anaheim
POST: Los Angeles, Crowne Plaza LAX

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
- Helicopter flights over the Grand Canyon
- “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route
- Gondola Ride to the summit of Mammoth for Breakfast
- Las Vegas by Night tour
- Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
- Night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown
- Los Angeles beach lunch and/or bike ride at Santa Monica Pier