Golden West Adventure

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Price per person
from £2,603

Price based on
London Heathrow
30th Oct 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 17 days

  • USA

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tour

A West Coast tour that takes in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the dramatic, desert landscapes of Nevada and the Grand Canyon, the lush forests of Yosemite, and the historic coastal charms of San Francisco.

At a glance


  • Los Angeles Tour the iconic sights of the ‘City of Angels’.
  • Las Vegas Casinos, cabaret, and light shows in the desert.
  • Yosemite National Park Crystal lakes framed by towering peaks.
  • San Francisco A West Coast gem with history, scenery and charm.
  • Monterey Artistic haven namechecked by novelist John Steinbeck.
Golden West Adventure map

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • Single share option
Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

Great way to see many places....

2nd August 2017
Trusted Customer

Great way to see many places.

the actual holiday was well planned , and executed very...

14th June 2017
Mr John Hodge

the actual holiday was well planned , and executed very well , the tour guide Craig , exceptional, we enjoyed it very much , pity it was completely ruined by cosmos lack of thought , ( see my comments on the flights )and inability to help us .

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27th May 2017
Trusted Customer

This was a trip we had planned for some time...

3rd May 2017
Mr Geoffrey Older

This was a trip we had planned for some time and the experience lived up to our expectations

Brilliant trip which took us to some amazing places!...

3rd May 2017
Trusted Customer

Brilliant trip which took us to some amazing places!

Overview

A West Coast tour that takes in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the dramatic, desert landscapes of Nevada and the Grand Canyon, the lush forests of Yosemite, and the historic coastal charms of San Francisco.

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts

UK - Los Angeles

Day
1

Fly to Los Angeles where you will transfer to your hotel for the next two nights.

No meals included

Los Angeles

Day
2

Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of this sprawling West Coast metropolis, including a drive through Hollywood. The rest of the day is yours to explore the attractions of this famous Californian city. Head to Olvera St and wander the craft shops and restaurants of its historic tree-shaded, pedestrian marketplace; or visit the heart of the original Spanish Mission.

No meals included

Los Angeles - Palm Springs

Day
3

Journey to the desert oasis of Palm Springs, just 120 miles east of Los Angeles. Ever since Hollywood stars first came here in the 1930s laying claim to ranch-style estates and holding up in elite hotels, the clean dry air and sunshine have made Palm Springs irresistible.

No meals included

Palm Springs - Scottsdale

Day
4

Travel through cacti covered desert towards Old Town Scottsdale where Western storefronts create an aura of the past. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore a taste of the Old West with restaurants, shopping, and Western bars. With wooden beams, wagon wheels and cowboy hats abundant, you will feel like you have travelled back in time to the era of outlaws and saloons.

No meals included

Scottsdale - Sedona - Oak Creek Canyon - Grand Canyon - Williams

Day
5

First stop today is a visit to Sedona, a centre for Southwestern and New Age arts. Climb through Oak Creek Canyon with its weather-sculpted formations of dramatic, colour-tinted crags. Then pass by the San Francisco Mountains and beautiful pine forests to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take our optional helicopter 'flightseeing' excursion for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 6,000 ft into the Colorado River. Stay overnight in Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route 66 as the main street.

No meals included

Williams - Las Vegas

Day
6

Cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, that still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in the natural desert beauty. Look out for Joshua trees, a species of the lily family that grows to 40 ft high and can live for more than 300 years. Today's destination is the man-made phenomenon in the Nevada desert that is Las Vegas, a fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights and glamorous shows.

No meals included

Las Vegas

Day
7

The day is free for exploring the 'Strip' with its varied casinos and resorts, shopping plazas and amusement sites.

No meals included

Las Vegas - Tulare

Day
8

Departing the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. See the vast Mojave Desert, which covers one-fifth of California. Pass through the agricultural land and overnight in Tulare in the central San Joaquin Valley.

No meals included

Tulare - Yosemite National Park - Modesto

Day
9

Enter Yosemite National Park, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, cascading waterfalls, lush forests, giant granite domes, pinnacles and mountains rising more than 4,000 feet above the valley floor. Afterwards, drive to Modesto.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Modesto - Sausalito - San Francisco

Day
10

This morning, we continue west to the “Golden Gate City” of San Francisco, famous for its cable cars. Lunch in the pristine waterfront community of Sausalito. Free time to explore this quaint, Mediterranean-style village’s shops, galleries, and breathtaking views. Afterward, included sightseeing takes in the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

San Francisco

Day
11

Today is at leisure for you to explore this fascinating city. 

No meals included

San Francisco

Day
12

Today is a full day at leisure to explore this most beautiful city. So perhaps ride San Francisco's historic cable cars, or take a walking tour of one of the city's diverse neighbourhoods. Enjoy an Italian coffee at a sidewalk café in North Beach, shop for bargains in Union Square.

No meals included

San Francisco - Monterey

Day
13

Today you travel south to picturesque Monterey, which was once Spain's Californian capital, and visit historic Fisherman's Wharf, where you may spot sea lions and otters. This afternoon, travel to Monterey and visit Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck's novel of the same name. The rest of the day is free, so why not visit Monterey Bay Aquarium known for its interactive exhibits and teeming sea life.

No meals included

Monterey - 17 Mile Drive - Carmel - Solvang

Day
14

This morning, take spectacular 17-Mile Drive and watch the ocean rolling in on the wide Pacific beaches en-route to Carmel, the popular West Coast retreat for artists and celebrities. Afterwards, pick up the Old Spanish Mission Trail to Solvang, the Danish Capital of America, and the setting for the movie 'Sideways'. There's time to walk the flower-lined village streets and enjoy the quaint old world architecture. Windmills, thatched roofs and tasty bakery treats all add to the charming and unique experience of Solvang, nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Solvang - Santa Barbara - Santa Monica - Los Angeles

Day
15

It is a short drive this morning to coastal Santa Barbara, where sightseeing includes a photo stop at the historic Mission Santa Barbara and a visit to the pier on the bustling waterfront. Next, travel to Santa Monica to see the pier and the ultimate Southern California beach. Arrive in Los Angeles area later this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Los Angeles - UK

Day
16

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Los Angeles or Hawaii.

No meals included

Home landing in the UK

Day
17

No meals included

Things to note

Maximum elevation on this tour is 9,945 ft.

Important: For 2018 the visit to Alcatraz will not be an included item.

Accommodation as stated or similar

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Los Angeles: L.A Hotel Downtown
  • Palm Springs: Courtyard Palm Springs
  • Scottsdale: Saguaro Scottsdale
  • Williams: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
  • Las Vegas: SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  • Tulare: Best Western Town & Country Lodge
  • Modesto: Best Western Court
  • San Francisco: Hotel Carlton
  • Monterey: Days Inn Monterey Downtown
  • Solvang: Holiday Inn Express Solvang

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