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Overview

Explore California from the Bay Area and back down, then head over to Viva Las Vegas where the fun never stops. Along the way, experience the grandeur of the Western United States.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive Los Angeles International Airport and transfer independently to the hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.

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

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.

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 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.

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-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.

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.

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.

(If Tioga pass closed routing will be done via Fresno)
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/Visitors Center 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.

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. 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.

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. This evening to take a memorable City by Night Tour (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. 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).

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.

Journey south through the Santa Ynez valley into Santa Barbara where palm–lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in Los Angeles an orientation tour commences to include Hollywood, portions of Beverly Hills and Century City before arriving in Santa Monica, home to the finish line of Historic Route 66, where you may enjoy an optional lunch on the pier before arriving at your hotel.

Inclusions

+ 4 complimentary breakfast*
+ Enjoy a welcome reception where you will meet your fellow travelers.
+ Discover the famed mid-century architecture of “Hollywood’s desert retreat” during a visit to Palm Springs.
+ Gaze at the majesty of the Grand Canyon.
+ Relive American western film history, witnessing the iconic western landscapes of Monument Valley.
+ Capture the unique rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park.
+ Enjoy leisure time for shopping, gambling, eating, or all of the above in glitzy Las Vegas.
+ Post an Instagram of yourself at the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign
+ Traverse the lowest and driest spot within the western hemisphere: Death Valley National Park.
+ Explore the magnificent falls during a visit to majestic Yosemite National Park (weather permitting).
+ Take in the sites of the City by the Bay, San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf.
+ Journey through America’s capital of technology innovation, Silicon Valley.
+ Experience the charming sites and sounds of Monterey including Cannery Row, inspiration for American author John Steinbeck.
+ Discover through the picturesque scenery of California’s central coast and its rich agricultural plains.
+ Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame and find your favorite celebrity’s star.
+ Get a glimpse of all the glamour Los Angeles has to offer with stops at some of its most famous spots.

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
Los Angeles - Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Phoenix - Best Western Plus Executive Residency Phoenix North Happy Valley*
Grand Canyon - Yavapai West
Page/Lake Powell - Hyatt Place Page/Lake Powell*
Bryce Canyon - Bryce View Lodge*
Las Vegas - Luxor Las Vegas - Pyramid Rooms
Mammoth Lakes or Fresno - Mammoth Mountain Inn or Hampton Inn Fresno Airport*
Yosemite Gateway - Doubletree by Hilton Modesto
San Francisco - Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Central Coast - Radisson Santa Maria
*Complimentary breakfast offered by a hotel may be discontinued at any time with or without notice

EXPERIENCE MORE (OPTIONALS) - Rates available on request
+ Take flight over the magnificent Grand Canyon for unforgettable experience
+ Jump into a Jeep and taking an in depth tour of Monument Valley
+ Capture the intense colors and ethereal light of Antelope Canyon
+ How about a boot stompin’ dinner with country music fun at Ebenezer’s Barn in Bryce Canyon
+ Experience the glitz and glam of Las Vegas during an extensive evening tour
+ Hop on board a cable car during an extensive night tour of San Francisco and the “City by the Bay”

ALL DEPARTURE DATES ARE GUARANTEED TO OPERATE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: **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.

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

Los Angeles - Phoenix - Grand Canyon - Page/Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon - Las Vegas - Mammoth Lakes or Fresno - Yosemite Gateway - San Francisco - Central Coast

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05 Jan, 2024

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