Best of the West

13 nights from £3099

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Start:USA
Finish:USA
Duration:13 Nights
Accommodation:Good quality hotels
Physical rating:Classic Touring
Meals:7 meals

Overview

​Take in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas and marvel at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park.

Optional Excursions
  • The beachfront city of Santa Monica
  • Universal Studios
  • San Diego Bay cruise
  • Dinner at Rustler's Rooste steakhouse
  • Jeep ride through Red Rock canyons
  • A flight over the Grand Canyon
  • Las Vegas by night tour
  • San Francisco cruise around the bay
  • San Francisco at night including dinner
  • Pre-bookable excursions: Universal Studios, Rustler's Rooste and Las Vegas by night can be pre-booked as a package.
Excursions Included
  • Los Angeles tour including Hollywood
  • Tour of San Diego
  • The iconic Grand Canyon
  • Drive along a part of Route 66
  • Stay on the Las Vegas strip
  • View the mighty Hoover Dam
  • Explore Yosemite National Park
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and tour San Francisco
  • Stay in Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
  • Enjoy clam chowder in San Francisco
  • Discover Pier 39 in San Francisco
Accommodation
    • Hilton Garden Inn Burbank Downtown
    • This hotel has a lot to offer to its guests, relaxed rooms feature en-suite facilities, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Additional facilities include microwaves, minifridges and coffee-making facilities. Amongst other hotel facilities guests can find a restaurant, a gym and an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a sundeck with loungers.
    • Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
    • Situated in the centre of San Diego and within reach of popular attractions. Hotel facilities include outdoor heated pool, fitness centre, Polanco Kitchen & bar, gift shop and complimentary Wi-Fi. Bedrooms have private facilities.
    • Springhill Suites Prescott
    • Modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. There is also a tea/coffee-making facilities, a microwave and a minifridge located in each room. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a fitness centre.
    • Doubletree by Hilton Flagstaff
    • The Doubletree by Hilton Flagstaff boasts a lovely location near downtown Flagstaff. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a restaurant, lounge/bar, outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, air-conditioning, iron and coffee-maker.
    • Harrah's Las Vegas
    • Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is situated at the heart of the Las Vegas strip. <br><br> With a range of different restaurants to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice at this hotel. From a Steak house, to a Bar and Grill, and even an Oyster Bar. The hotel also has a Starbucks. <br><br> Why not enjoy a drink at the hotel bar if you want to unwind after exploring all day, the hotel bars have a choice of beers and cocktails for you to choose from. Or enjoy a poolside cocktail while you enjoy the warmer climates by the outdoor swimming pool if you choose to opt for some relaxation during your time here. <br><br> All hotel rooms are furnished with a mini-bar and a TV. <br><br> Other hotel facilities include: • Shops • Salon, located at the spa • Ben & Jerrys ice-cream parlour • Casino • Fitness centre with gym • Hotel bars
    • Holiday Inn Selma - Swancourt
    • The Swan Court Holiday Inn Hotel is situated in Selma. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a lounge. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.
    • Hotel Zephyr
    • Hotel Zephyr is positioned in San Francisco's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district; Fisherman's Wharf. Staying at the Hotel Zephyr makes it easy for you to explore the very best attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area. The hotel is one city block in size and is set between Beach Street and Jefferson Street on East-West Streets and between Mason and Powell Streets North-South. Guests can walk across the street to explore the world-famous Pier 39 to see the historic Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge in one seamless panoramic view. Or walk two blocks to catch a quick cable car ride to Union Square, North Beach, or Chinatown.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Los Angeles
  • Depart on your scheduled flight to Los Angeles. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel, where a two-night stay gives you plenty of time to explore.
  • DAY 2 Los Angeles
  • You're going to experience the excitement and glamour of LA this morning on your included tour. Highlights include Hollywood and Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where you'll see celebrity handprints, footprints and autographs etched into the concrete. There's time to explore at your own pace this afternoon. However, if you'd like to discover more, you can take an optional drive on the famous Route 66 to Santa Monica.
  • DAY 3 San Diego
  • You can discover LA your own way this morning as you explore at your own pace. If you have always dreamed of visiting Universal Studios, that's where our optional excursion is headed. This thrilling theme park is packed with movie memorabilia, big rides and exciting attractions. This afternoon, we're off to our next base, the seaport of San Diego.
  • DAY 4 San Diego
  • You can soak up the sights of this Spanish-influenced city on an included morning tour. Then the rest of the day is all yours to see more as you wish. You might be tempted to join an optional boat trip around San Diego Bay, visiting Old San Diego. Another possibility is taking in a marine show at the renowned Sea World, or perhaps visit the city's famous zoo.
  • DAY 5 Scottsdale
  • We're heading to Scottsdale today on a drive through the spectacular desert. We'll cross the border at Yuma into the state of Arizona and head to the 'Valley of the Sun' and Scottsdale, on the outskirts of Phoenix. If you want a traditional western experience, our optional evening visit to Rustler's Rooste, a traditional steakhouse, is a must.
  • DAY 6 Flagstaff
  • We take to the road again today, driving into Northern Arizona. We'll make a stop at the township of Sedona, known for its vibrant arts community. You can explore at leisure or you might choose to join an optional Jeep ride into the surrounding rock formations, they really are stunning. Our final destination today is the former Wild West town of Flagstaff.

  • DAY 7 Grand Canyon National Park
  • This is the day that you visit one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, the Grand Canyon, which is a must-see on any traveller's list. For a truly unforgettable experience, why not choose to view this spectacular 14-mile-wide gorge from the air on an optional flight. However you choose to view this vast panorama, you will not be disappointed.
  • DAY 8 Las Vegas
  • You're going to travel on the legendary Route 66 today, westwards to Las Vegas. On the way we're going to pass the mighty Hoover Dam, a feat of 20th century construction. If you want to be dazzled, join an optional Las Vegas by night tour to take in the lights and sights of this spectacular desert city.

  • DAY 9 Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas is all yours to discover today, so off you go on a stroll down the famous Strip. As you dip into the themed hotels lining it, you'll find a host of attractions. There are casinos, of course, shopping malls, aquariums, and you can even take a gondola ride on Vegas' very own 'Grand Canal'!
  • DAY 10 Selma
  • On today's drive through the Mojave Desert back to California, we'll follow the original trail of the early settlers.
  • DAY 11 Yosemite National Park
  • Travelling north, today you're going to visit the vast Yosemite National Park. With its abundance of waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain peaks it's a wonderful place to explore. We'll stop for lunch in the park before travelling on to San Francisco.
  • DAY 12 San Francisco
  • Your morning tour of San Francisco begins as you cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. You'll then take in wonderful views from the city's Twin Peaks and visit landmarks including Golden Gate Park and Chinatown. In the afternoon you can set your own pace. Your hotel is in a great position, in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, so everything is within your reach. If you want to shop, there's a branch of Macy's that's a whole block in size, and the famous cable cars are a great way to get around. San Francisco Bay is at your feet too, so a cruise is another great option.

  • DAY 13 San Francisco/UK
  • Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
  • DAY 14 UK
  • You'll arrive back in the UK today.

    Please note that for 2019 departure dates you will be staying in Prescott not Scottsdale.

What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
  • 12 nights room only in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • Hotels in prime locations in all cities
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage

Dates

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27-Apr-2022
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11-May-2022
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15-Jun-2022
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10-Aug-2022
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07-Sep-2022
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14-Sep-2022
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19-Oct-2022
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16-Nov-2022
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Start:USA
Finish:USA
Duration:13 Nights
Accommodation:Good quality hotels
Physical rating:Classic Touring
Meals:7 meals
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