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First Class Holidays Western Discovery
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  • Location
    California, United States of America
  • Board Basis
    Tour Only
  • Duration
    15 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Indigo blue skies beckon as you travel desert trails, explore the awe-inspiring landscapes of the jaw-dropping Canyonlands and national parks and absorb the atmosphere of cosmopolitan cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. Discover the plentiful national parks with spectacular scenery including Yosemite, Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon and see the seaside hideouts of Carmel and Monterey on the beautiful coast.

What's Included
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • San Diego City tour 
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Glen Canyon
  • Tour of Bryce Canyon
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco City Tour
  • Carmel by the Sea Tour 
  • Los Angeles City Tour 
  • Baggage handling - 1 bag per person
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Professional tour manager
First Class Holidays Western Discovery Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Los Angeles 

Upon arrival into Los Angeles International Airport transfer independently to the hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.

Hotel for 2 nights: Holiday Inn Anaheim

Day 2: San Diego Excursion 

Travel south through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego, the second largest city in California, renowned for its year-round mild weather.

Day 3: Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Phoenix 

Today your journey 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.

Hotel: We Ko Pa Resort

Day 4: 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.

Hotel: Yavapai West

Day 5: Grand Canyon – Monument Valley – Page

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

Hotel: Best Western Lake Powell

Day 6: 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 Utah, known for the Mormon Community, pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will dazzle the eye. 
Hotel: Ruby’s Inn

Day 7: 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.

Hotel for 2 nights: Luxor Las Vegas

Day 8: Las Vegas

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer.

Day 9: Las Vegas – Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes

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/ Visitors Centre before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes.

Hotel: Mammoth Mountain Inn

Day 10: 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 well-balanced continental 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.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Heritage Inn

Day 11: Yosemite – San Francisco

Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel for 2 nights: Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Day 12: San Francisco

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 you 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.

Day 13: San Francisco – Monterey 

Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its 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.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express

Day 14: Central Coast – 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 Beverly Hills and Hollywood before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel: Hilton Los Angeles Airport

Day 15: Los Angeles Departure 

Your tour ends upon check out from your hotel, make your way to the airport for your onward flight.

2019 & 2020 Dates
  • Apr 11, 25
  • May 02, 16, 23
  • Jun 06, 13, 20
  • Jul 04, 11, 18
  • Aug 01, 08, 22, 29
  • Sep 12, 19, 26
  • Oct 10, 24
Price Information

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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