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One of the longest-running of our original tours, this is still one of our most popular itineraries today. Travelling in a loop around California (and nudging into neighbouring Nevada and Arizona), it includes great cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco, drives along Route 66 and the Pacific coastal road, and takes in the spectacular scenery of Yosemite National Park. We’ll also spend two nights in Flagstaff: gateway to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.
- 14 Nights in hotels
- International Flight
- 20 Meals including; 10 breakfasts, and 10 dinner
- 13 Guided excursions and visits
- Tours of Hollywood, San Diego and San Francisco (including Golden Gate Bridge)
- Visits to the artist colony of Sedona; Hoover Dam; and the Old Silver Mining Town of Calico
- Entrance to Grand Canyon and Yosemite national parks
- Williams Depot and shoot-out re-enactment
- 17 Mile Drive
- Stops at Carmel and Monterey
- Santa Barbara
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Check-in service by Titan staff
- Free connecting flights from regional airports
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Scheduled Virgin Atlantic direct flights
- Best available coaches with Wi-Fi and experienced drivers
- Hotel porterage
- Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
- UK Air Passenger Duty
Day 1: London - Los Angeles
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Los Angeles. On arrival we transfer to the Hyatt Regency LAX
Days 2-3: Los Angeles - San Diego
This morning, enjoy a brief tour of three icons of popular culture - Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard and TCL Chinese Theatre, where the handprints of the stars are famously immortalised. We’ll then visit Santa Monica, before continuing to San Diego and our hotel, the Sheraton Hotel and Marina.
Day 4: San Diego - Scottsdale
We travel from California to Arizona, arriving in Scottsdale in the afternoon. At our hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn (3T) or Holiday Inn Express (3T).
Day 5: Scottsdale - Sedona - Oak Creek Canyon
We travel to the charming artist colony of Sedona and breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon en route to Flagstaff. We spend two nights at the superb Little America Hotel (4T), allowing us plenty of time to explore the area and experience the Grand Canyon.
Day 6: Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is one of the most awe-inspiring natural sights the world has to offer. This geological wonder is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and one mile deep; a huge expanse of richly-coloured rock enclosing the silvery Colorado River far below.
Day 7: Flagstaff - Williams - Las Vegas
Following a brief visit to the historic train depot at Williams, where local cowboys stage a Wild West shootout, we proceed to Las Vegas.
Day 8: Las Vegas
You don’t need to be a high roller or slots wizard to enjoy this shimmering neon mirage in the heart of the forbidding Mojave Desert - there are shows that dazzle, from the famous Cirque du Soleil and the Beatles-inspired ‘Love’ to the regular open-air spectacles, as each iconic hotel along the famous Strip tries to outdo the next in the extravagance of their performances. Some of the world’s best restaurants may be found here, along with a vibrant nightlife, relaxing spa centres, immaculate golf courses and quirky museums. Our chosen hotel is the Tropicana (4T), located on the Las Vegas Strip - perfect for discovering an extraordinary, unique city which somehow manages to live up and down to its various reputations simultaneously and in enthralling style.
Day 9: Las Vegas - Calico - Visalia
We cross the Mojave Desert en route to Calico, a once-thriving centre of silver mining, now an enjoyable reminder of the days when cowboys roamed its streets.
Day 10: Visalia - Yosemite National Park - Modesto
One of the world’s great natural sanctuaries is Yosemite National Park, in the Sierra Nevada. With its craggy mountains, postcard-perfect lakes and verdant forests of dogwood, sugar pine and white fir, Yosemite is endlessly photogenic - which is why it so appealed to the great photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams.
Day 11: Modesto - San Francisco
Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco as many others have before and since. A sightseeing tour presents an orientation of this most cosmopolitan, liberal and attractive American city, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square and vibrant Chinatown. We stay for two nights at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway (4T).
Day 12: San Francisco
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring San Francisco's most iconic sites.
Day 13: San Francisco - Cambria
We travel south to Monterey, the old Spanish and Mexican capital of upper California, then proceed along the famous 17 Mile Drive, one of the loveliest coastal routes in the world. After lunch in the delightful town of Carmel, we continue south to Cambria.
Day 14: Cambria - Santa Barbara - Newport Beach
Santa Barbara, a town favoured by artists, with an appealing harbour promenade and palm-fringed streets, makes a memorable lunch stop en route from Cambria to the California coast. In 2018, we will stay at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa (4T) and for 2019, the Hotel Maya DoubleTree by Hilton (4T) or similar.
Day 15: Newport Beach - Los Angeles - In Flight
We travel on to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Day 16: London
Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
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