Western Frontiers Escorted Tours

7 Nights

Las Vegas, NV

Start with the world’s entertainment capital, with its casinos, shows and shopping and then it’s off to the contrasting peace and solitude of Death Valley – the hottest place on earth. From there it’s onwards and upwards into the Mammoth Lakes ski resort, high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. We then head through the Tioga Pass and enter the raw beauty of Yosemite National Park, with its peaks, waterfalls, bears and cougars! It’s back to civilisation after that and the lovely coastal city of San Francisco for a host of sightseeing opportunities.

Our tour continues down the Californian coast, visiting the Monterey Peninsula with its glorious beaches and the quaint seaside town of Carmel-by-the-sea along the way. We then continue south to the white beaches of Santa Barbara, the glamour of Malibu and Santa Monica, where the iconic Route 66 ends. Enjoy the bustle of Los Angeles – including Beverley Hills and the Hollywood Walk of Fame – before we head back to Las Vegas through the arid beauty of the Mojave Desert.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy one of our optional experiences, which include a night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown, a breakfast gondola ride to the top of Mammoth Mountain or an ‘All-American picnic’.
  • The sweltering landscape of Death Valley offers stunning photo opportunities, including the endless panoramas of Zabriskie Point, the giant Mesquite Flat sand dunes and Badwater Basin.
  • Make the most of Yosemite’s natural wonders, from a guided walk to Yosemite Falls to El Capitan’s magnificent rock formations and the park’s teeming wildlife, including bears aplenty!
  • There’s plenty of time to enjoy San Francisco, so join an optional walk across Golden Gate Bridge, hop on a cable car, tuck into seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf or gaze across the bay to Alcatraz.
  • California is the centre of the US wine industry and aficionados head for the Napa Valley to sample its delights amid gorgeous scenery. We offer an optional wine tour of the valley and its wineries.
  • Monterey’s Cannery Row was immortalised in John Steinbeck’s 1945 novel and was the centre of the sardine industry. Its old warehouses are now packed with shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy.
  • If you like to be beside the seaside, make the most of the spectacular Californian beaches in Monterey, Malibu and Santa Barbara, or have lunch at Santa Monica pier or a go for a ‘beach bike’ ride.
  • If you don’t want your tour to end, we can fix that with optional extensions in Las Vegas, San Diego in southern California or the welcoming island of Hawaii among others that can be arranged.
  • Day 1 - LAS VEGAS ARRIVAL
  • Day 2 - LAS VEGAS - DEATH VALLEY - MAMMOTH LAKES**
  • Day 3 - MAMMOTH LAKES** - YOSEMITE
  • Day 4 - YOSEMITE - SAN FRANCISCO
  • Day 5 - SAN FRANCISCO (NAPA VALLEY OPTIONAL)
  • Day 6 - SAN FRANCISCO - MONTEREY / CARMEL - CENTRAL COAST
  • Day 7 - CENTRAL COAST- SANTA BARBARA - MALIBU- BEVERLY HILLS - LOS ANGELES
  • Day 8 - LOS ANGELES - MOJAVE DESERT - LAS VEGAS
  • Additional Information

Transfer independently from the airport to your hotel.

Luxor Hotel & Casino

Known for its iconic pyramid shape, Luxor is located on the Las Vegas Strip and features a casino and live entertainment. It provides a full-service spa, 4 large pools and a hot tub.

Today starts with a stop 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 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. Motorcoach tour commences. Passengers should meet in the lobby of the designated  Hotel at 07:30 hours for an 08:00 hours departure.

Mammoth Mountain Inn

The Mammoth Mountain Inn is part of the Mammoth Mountain Lodging Collection, distinctive properties that make up the largest collection of year-round accommodations available in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a tasty 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 Cap- itan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and  Yosemite Falls. Overnight in the Yosemite Gateway.

Ramada Modesto

Whether this is your first visit, or you have been a guest many times, we want your experience to be excellent. Our staff is always available to help with any questions or concerns you may have.

Depart early this morning to arrive in San  Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. “Q Be sure to wear some  flowers in your hair Q “. Enjoy a compre- hensive sightseeing tour before arriving at  your hotel. This evening take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Our hotel is situated where everyone wants to be. Only about an hour or less from the airports, this San Francisco hotel is close to shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. It's only 14 miles from San Francisco International Airport, 20 miles from Metropolitan Oakland International and 46 miles from San Jose International Airport.

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. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch  them frolic. 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 may choose to embark on a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Our hotel is situated where everyone wants to be. Only about an hour or less from the airports, this San Francisco hotel is close to shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. It's only 14 miles from San Francisco International Airport, 20 miles from Metropolitan Oakland International and 46 miles from San Jose International Airport.

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. In the afternoon your tour continues through Paso Robles, home of fine wineries. Overnight in a quaint Central California Coast town.

Radisson Hotel Santa Maria

Welcome to beautiful Santa Barbara Wine Country! Radisson Hotel Santa Maria provides guests with a convenient location adjacent to Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX) and just half a mile from SR-135. Our pet-friendly Santa Maria, CA hotel also offers convenient access to nearby golf courses, Vandenberg Air Force Base and the Santa Maria Airport Business Park. Ask our knowledgeable front desk staff for tips on visiting nearby wineries like Cambria Estate Vineyards & Winery or Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery.

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palmlined 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.

Custom Hotel Los Angeles Airport

Los Angeles is one of the few cities where being near the airport is a good thing. And as the only boutique hotel within a mile of LAX, we have certain bragging rights. Our hotel is central to iconic beach towns, cultural landmarks, Playa Vista and well known Universities. Simply put – Custom Hotel is designed for convenience and comfort. Stay with us.

Today you will return to glittering Las Vegas from Los Angeles, via the Mojave
Desert, home of the world’s tallest thermometer. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Your tour ends upon arrival.

Includes

  • Guided walk to Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of San Francisco including Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, and Hollywood & the famous stars in the sidewalk(Walk of Fame)
  • “Shop ‘til you drop” at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas


OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
    Night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown
  • Los Angeles beach lunch and/or bike ride at Santa Monica Pier
  • “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route
  • Gondola Ride to the summit of Mammoth for Breakfast