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Overview

Explore the West Coast and gain a firsthand feel for the big cities and National Parks before your excursion over to Hawaii, a grand jewel in the Pacific.

Detailed Itinerary

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

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 watch 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.

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 and admire the natural scenery as well as the spectacular homes. Enjoy time in the charming community of Carmel, known for its art galleries and shops before a late afternoon return to San Francisco.

Join the group for an included all day adventure to Yosemite National Park. Known for its magnificent waterfalls (seasonal), granite peaks and remarkable wildlife, Yosemite is one of America’s favorite National Parks. We will explore the park by motor coach, but you will also have time to enjoy the spectacular scenery on the valley floor. Enjoy an All-American Picnic while looking at majestic Yosemite Falls.

Today, travel through the Mojave Desert on your way to Las Vegas. A late afternoon arrival in the dazzling “Entertainment Capital 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.

This morning leave Las Vegas for an included day trip to the Grand Canyon. First stop is the majestic Hoover Dam. Admire the construction of the dam and the beauty of Lake Mead before continuing on to the Grand Canyon. 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, or walk on the Skywalk platform.

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 to Death Valley National Park. The lowest (below sea level) and hottest region in the western hemisphere.

Today your journey takes you through the Coachella Valley, one of the most famous desert areas. Along the way you will pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival due to the abundance of this crop. You will also travel alongside cities such as Palm Desert and Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, glitz and glamor. A sea of wind turbines lay along this desert’s floor. This is the oldest windfarm in the USA, capturing the breezes between the San Jacinto Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains, harnessing energy for the entire valley. This afternoon, arrive in 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.

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, the bay front as well as 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.

Transfer independently to the airport in time for your flight to Honolulu. On arrival you will be met and receive the traditional flower lei greeting before transferring to your hotel for five nights of relaxation in beautiful Hawaii.

Enjoy four relaxing, balmy days in the land of aloha. Whether you go off the beaten path to explore, or simply lay by the ocean or pool to soak up the sun, this is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your journey. Your locally based representative will be on hand to assist you in planning your time

Enjoy four relaxing, balmy days in the land of aloha. Whether you go off the beaten path to explore, or simply lay by the ocean or pool to soak up the sun, this is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your journey. Your locally based representative will be on hand to assist you in planning your time.

Enjoy four relaxing, balmy days in the land of aloha. Whether you go off the beaten path to explore, or simply lay by the ocean or pool to soak up the sun, this is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your journey. Your locally based representative will be on hand to assist you in planning your time.

Enjoy four relaxing, balmy days in the land of aloha. Whether you go off the beaten path to explore, or simply lay by the ocean or pool to soak up the sun, this is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your journey. Your locally based representative will be on hand to assist you in planning your time.

Leave the spirit of the islands behind and return to the mainland today. Transfer to the airport for your flight. Your tour concludes upon arrival in Los Angeles in the late evening

Inclusions

+ 1 complimentary breakfast*
+ Welcome Reception and meet your fellow travelers
+ Sightseeing tour of San Francisco including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf
+ Walk to the magnificent Yosemite Falls (weather permitting)
+ Travel through the Mojave Desert and see its indigenous Joshua Trees.
+ Photo stop at the landmark “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign
+ Leisure time in vibrant Las Vegas
+ Visit for a picture stop at the Hoover Dam
+ Full day excursion to the western Rim of the Grand Canyon.
+ Visit “Hollywood’s desert retreat”: Palm Springs
+ See Hollywood and its ‘Sidewalk of the Stars’
+ Orientation tour of Los Angeles including stops at some of its most famous spots. 
+ Enjoy the sights and sounds of beautiful & tranquil Hawaii.

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Hotels Used
San Francisco - San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Yosemite Gateway - Hampton Inn Fresno Airport*
Las Vegas - Sahara Hotel
Los Angeles - Crowne Plaza LA Harbor
Honolulu - OHANA Waikiki East
*Complimentary breakfast offered by a hotel may be discontinued at any time with or without notice.

ALL DEPARTURE DATES ARE GUARANTEED TO OPERATE.

EXPERIENCE MORE (OPTIONALS) Rates available on request      + Hop on board a cable car during an extensive night tour of San Francisco and enjoy dinner tonight in the “City by the Bay”
+ Take a full day excursion to experience the charm of Monterey and Carmel, traversing portions of the famed 17 Mile drive in Pebble Beach.
+ Experience the glitz and glam of Las Vegas during an extensive evening tour.
+ Enjoy more of the excitement that Vegas has to offer with a dinner show.
+ Experience the depth of the Grand Canyon by descending into the canyon by helicopter.
+ Fulfill a thrill seeker’s dream by walking above the Grand Canyon over the glass floors of the Skywalk. 
+ Enjoy thrilling rides and a bit of Hollywood history during a half-day visit to Universal Studios.

**We have taken the option for arrival in Honolulu in Hawaii and you can give a supplement cost for arrival in Maui.

Please note that the prices are starting from and that upon sending a new request with specific date we will send the applicable rate and availability.

Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

San Francisco - Yosemite Gateway - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - Honolulu

Fixed Departure
14 Jun, 2024

3 Star
AUD 5,208 P P twin share
AUD 8,434 P P single
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19 Jul, 2024

3 Star
AUD 5,208 P P twin share
AUD 8,434 P P single
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16 Aug, 2024

3 Star
AUD 5,208 P P twin share
AUD 8,434 P P single
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06 Sep, 2024

3 Star
AUD 5,208 P P twin share
AUD 8,434 P P single
AVAILABLE

27 Sep, 2024

3 Star
AUD 5,208 P P twin share
AUD 8,434 P P single
AVAILABLE

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