Western Highlights Escorted Tours

10 Nights

Los Angeles, CA

The starting point is a half-day introductory tour of San Francisco taking in some of its iconic sights, such as Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf, with plenty more time to explore independently. Then we head inland to explore the wonders of Yosemite National Park before striking out across the Mojave Desert via Fresno towards the man-made wonders of Las Vegas, with its 24-hour casino, entertainment and shopping culture. Our next stop is the breath-taking Grand Canyon, one of the world’s seven natural wonders, passing the country’s largest reservoir – Lake Mead – on the way. After returning to enjoy free time in Vegas, we’re off again to the stylish Hollywood winter resort of Palm Springs and on to Los Angeles. On your first day there, enjoy a full city tour taking in Santa Monica, with its famous beach lifeguard towers, Hollywood and the home suburb of the stars, Beverley Hills. Wind down your tour by relaxing by the pool, exploring on your own or taking one of our optional tours.

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Highlights

  • There are optional experiences to suit all travelling tastes on this tour, from a night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown to a Las Vegas show and dinner or Vegas by night tour.
  • Other great optional experiences include a Grand Canyon helicopter tour, or Skywalk visit, a full day excursion to Zion National Park or a visit to the Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
  • Round off your holiday with an optional experience to remember as we head south via San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to the beautiful coastal city of San Diego, with a city tour included.
  • There is lots to see and do in Las Vegas: you can pose for pictures at its iconic welcome sign, shop until you drop, take a stroll on the strip, try your luck in the casinos or take in a show.
  • Enjoy Yosemite’s landscapes on our coach tour, with time to explore the valley floor and enjoy an ‘All-American picnic’ before an evening reception at your hotel hosted by your tour director.
  • Our introductory San Francisco tour will whet your appetite and with lots of time to explore independently, don’t miss Golden Gate Bridge, a cable car ride and tasty seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf!
  • Other San Francisco sights include the Sea Lions’ Marina, shopping at Macy’s and other stores in Union Square or the view across the bay to the formidable Alcatraz prison, once home to Al Capone.
  • Head out from San Francisco and down the stunning California coast with an optional tour to Monterey Bay – including the spectacular aquarium – and the welcoming seaside community of Carmel.
  • Day 1 - SAN FRANCISCO ARRIVAL
  • Day 2 - SAN FRANCISCO
  • Day 3 - SAN FRANCISCO (MONTEREY /CARMEL-17-MILE DRIVE OPTIONAL)
  • Day 4 - SAN FRANCISCO - YOSEMITE
  • Day 5 - YOSEMITE - MOJAVE DESERT - LAS VEGAS
  • Day 6 - LAS VEGAS - GRAND CANYON - LAS VEGAS
  • Day 7 - LAS VEGAS (ZION OPTIONAL)
  • Day 8 - LAS VEGAS - PALM SPRINGS - LOS ANGELES
  • Day 9 - LOS ANGELES - HOLLYWOOD - BEVERLY HILLS - LOS ANGELES
  • Day 10 - LOS ANGELES
  • Day 11 - LOS ANGELES DEPARTURE
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Arrive at San Francisco International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel. Your Tour Director will meet you this afternoon.

Meals Included: Ro

The Park Central San Francisco

We offer superior style, comfort, superb amenities, easy access to downtown and SOMA, floor to ceiling window boasting breath taking views

This morning, join a half day city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Centre 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 observe 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.

Meals Included: Ro

The Park Central San Francisco

We offer superior style, comfort, superb amenities, easy access to downtown and SOMA, floor to ceiling window boasting breath taking views

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, admiring the natural scenery and gorgeous homes. Enjoy time in the charming community of Carmel, known for its art galleries and shops before returning to San Francisco.

Meals Included: Ro

The Park Central San Francisco

We offer superior style, comfort, superb amenities, easy access to downtown and SOMA, floor to ceiling window boasting breath taking views

Join the group for an included all day adventure to Yosemite National Park. Known for its magnificent waterfalls, granite peaks and remarkable wildlife, Yosemite is one of America’s favourite National Parks. We will explore the park by motorcoach, but you will also have time on the valley floor to enjoy the spectacular scenery and enjoy an included all American picnic. This evening enjoy an included reception with your tour director and fellow passengers.

Meals Included: Ro

Piccadilly Inn Shaw

For over 40 years, Hotel Piccadilly’s foundation has been built on style and gracious service.   Hotel Piccadilly offers its guests their choice of 185 rooms, ranging from luxurious suites to family and pet friendly rooms. It is also home to our new Restaurant, which features a full bar and delicious tapas.  Property amenities include swimming pool and heated spa as well as a 9-hole putting green for golf lovers.  Guests never have to venture elsewhere during their stay at Hotel Piccadilly.

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  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.

Meals Included: Ro

Luxor Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

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.

This morning we stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture a photo memory of Las Vegas before making your way to an included day trip to the Grand Canyon. On the way, admire the beauty of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S. formed by the Hoover Dam. 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, a rafting trip on the Colorado, or walk on the Skywalk platform.

Meals Included: Ro

Luxor Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

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.

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. One of the possibilities would be a full day trip to Zion National Park. Zion is known for its majestic canyons, waterfalls, and amazing wildlife. Your day visit will include a guided walk as well as an All American picnic lunch.

Meals Included: Ro

Luxor Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

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 your journey takes you from Las Vegas through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown area and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. This city in the desert was once known as the winter retreat of stars like Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell and Elvis Presley. Today it is a flourishing resort town with great shops, restaurants and year round desert climate. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Along the way you will pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival due to the abundance of this crop in the Coachella Valley. In the late afternoon, arrive in Los Angeles.

Meals Included: Ro

Crowne PLaza Los Angeles LAX Airport

Located less than one mile from the LAX terminals, the newly-renovated Crowne Plaza Los Angeles International Airport hotel offers a modern and refreshing hotel experience. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, our hotel offers a comfortable stay and friendly environment for working, meeting, dining and celebrating. Experience the LA lifestyle at our "Responsibly Green" contemporary hotel in Los Angeles, California.

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.

Meals Included: Ro

Crowne PLaza Los Angeles LAX Airport

Located less than one mile from the LAX terminals, the newly-renovated Crowne Plaza Los Angeles International Airport hotel offers a modern and refreshing hotel experience. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, our hotel offers a comfortable stay and friendly environment for working, meeting, dining and celebrating. Experience the LA lifestyle at our "Responsibly Green" contemporary hotel in Los Angeles, California.

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, and the bay front 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.

Meals Included: Ro

Crowne PLaza Los Angeles LAX Airport

Located less than one mile from the LAX terminals, the newly-renovated Crowne Plaza Los Angeles International Airport hotel offers a modern and refreshing hotel experience. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, our hotel offers a comfortable stay and friendly environment for working, meeting, dining and celebrating. Experience the LA lifestyle at our "Responsibly Green" contemporary hotel in Los Angeles, California.

“That’s a wrap!” We hope you have enjoyed your tour and that you return soon to visit another area of America the beautiful!

Meals Included: Ro

Includes

  • Welcome reception to meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers
  • “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route
  • Guided sightseeing tour of San Francisco including Union Square, & Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Full day excursion to Grand Canyon (West Rim)
  • Visit the glamorous desert retreat of Palm Springs
  • Enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Hollywood& the birthplace of Los Angeles, Olvera Street.
  • Stop at an iconic California lifeguard tower
  • “Shop ‘til you drop” at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown
  • Full day excursion to Monterey and Carmel, including admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Las Vegas by Night tour
  • Las Vegas Show and Dinner
  • Grand Canyon helicopter flight or Skywalk
  • Full Day Excursion to Zion National Park
  • Visit to Universal Studios to see how movies are made
  • Full Day visit and Tour of San Diego