Book a 2018 holiday before 31 July and our home pick-up service is doubled to 100 miles.
Meals included: 2 breakfasts,
Old West atmosphere, desert beauty and iconic West Coast cities: embrace the serene beauty of Yosemite, epic grandeur of the Grand Canyon, and the exhilarating energy of Las Vegas.
Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension
Fly to Los Angeles where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.
Always surprising, usually sunny, and never dull: begin your day with a sightseeing tour of LA’s hotspots. Head to Hollywood to see the iconic tiled stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame; the TCL Chinese Theatre; Dolby Theatre; fashionable Rodeo Drive and its luxury shops in Beverley Hills; and the legendary Sunset Strip. You can also visit the Hollywood History Museum, located in the old Max Factor Building.
Today, travel to the desert oasis of Palm Springs before continuing to Scottsdale, Arizona. This afternoon, head to the mountain ringed desert resort of Scottsdale. Tonight, why not join an optional excursion to one of Arizona's Legendary Cowboy Steakhouses, where legend goes it was once a hideout for cattle rustlers?
This morning begins with a Phoenix sightseeing tour, including downtown and 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.
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 fragrant pine forests to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Take an optional helicopter 'flightseeing' excursion for incomparable views of its 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.
Cross the old Mojave gold-strike country and spot traces of century-old ghost towns in this eerie desert setting. Look out for the iconic Joshua trees, a species of the lily family that grows to 40 ft high and can live for more than 300 years. Then on to Las Vegas: the inimitable desert city of feverish gambling, neon lights and glamorous shows.
The day is free for exploring the 'Strip' with its varied casinos and resorts, shopping plazas and amusement sites.
Depart the neon glare of Las Vegas to continue across Nevada’s desert landscape and into California. Traverse the arid and surreal beauty of the Mojave Desert and stay overnight in Tulare in the central San Joaquin Valley.
Enter Yosemite National Park: a wonderland of spectacular lakes, lush forests and giant granite domes, pinnacles and mountains rising more than 4,000 ft above the valley floor. Afterwards, drive onto Modesto.
Continue to San Francisco, crossing one of the city's splendid bridges offering vistas of its skyline and attractive harbour. Get up close to the famous Golden Gate Bridge, and wander the lively port area of Fisherman's Wharf and Nob Hill.
This morning, visit the notorious former prison of Alcatraz, which housed famous gangsters such as Al Capone, 'Machine Gun' Kelly and Robert 'The Birdman' Stroud. The afternoon is free for you to explore more of this fascinating city. The Alcatraz Prison visit has a value of $35.50 which is included in the price.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in San Francisco or Hawaii.
Important: For 2018 the visit to Alcatraz will not be an included item.
Accommodation as stated or similar
Fantastic western wonders tour. Great sites. Good hotels and excellent tour director and driver. Would highly recommend.
would have scored excellent but didnt like the area around the carlton hotel in san francisco . it didnt feel safe to go out at night. driver and tour director were excellent.
the tour its sleft was wonderful and tour director and driver were amazing
Some lovely places especially San Fran!
Stopping in Modesto was not great. I would cut that and have an extra night in Vegas 👍🏻
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for- like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
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