Golden West Adventure

Offer

Price per person
from £2,453

Price based on
London Heathrow
30th Oct 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

Book a USA tour before 31 January 2018 and you can upgrade your inbound flight to premium economy for just £29 per person on all Virgin Atlantic and British Airways flights to the US. Offer subject to availability. When booking, click 'view alternative flights' if the first option returned is not a BA or Virgin flight.

More details
  • 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
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

Everything I wanted to cover was in the itinerary and...

21st October 2017
Trusted Customer

Everything I wanted to cover was in the itinerary and was able to everything in the itinerary.

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4th October 2017
Trusted Customer

We thoroughly enjoyed this holiday and would recommend it...

20th September 2017
Mr John Hopwood

We thoroughly enjoyed this holiday and would recommend it

Reasonable value for money but wish the tour guide and...

8th August 2017
Mr Richard Lewis

Reasonable value for money but wish the tour guide and driver gratuities were included in the price. Felt obliged to give them a lot of money (over £200 in tips) Just add it to the tour price please.

Excellent value for money. Beautifully designed itinerary catering for a...

8th July 2017
Trusted Customer

Excellent value for money. Beautifully designed itinerary catering for a very wide age-range and appealing to different tastes. Very good range of options, well worth doing. Outstanding tour director !

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15th June 2017
Mr Clive Rees

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8th June 2017
Trusted Customer

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.

Your tour starts today.

No meals included

Los Angeles

Day
2

Begin with a sightseeing tour of the world’s “Capital of Glamour,” including a drive through Hollywood and the famous TCL Chinese Theatre. The remainder of your day is at leisure; your tour director will have suggestions so you can further explore the city. Stroll down Olvera Street, or the heart of the original Spanish Mission. This evening, plenty of suggestions for dining and shopping will be available.

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 holing 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 toward Old Town Scottsdale, where Western storefronts create an aura of the past. Afterward, 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 7,000 feet 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 feet 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 on your own. Your tour director will have plenty of activities to choose from and will recommend favourite restaurants and shopping areas.

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. Afterward, 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 breath-taking views. Afterward, included sightseeing takes in the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, and bustling Fisherman’s Wharf.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

San Francisco

Day
11

The day is free for you to explore more of this fascinating city. Perhaps visit fascinating Alcatraz Prison. Get a close-up look at the infamous federal penitentiary that was off limits to the public for years. Afterward, the day is yours to explore the “City by the Bay.” Choose from a variety of optional excursions. NOTE: Consider advance ticket purchase for Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service.

No meals included

San Francisco

Day
12

Another day at leisure to explore this most beautiful city. Perhaps ride San Francisco’s historic cable cars, take a walking tour of one of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods, enjoy an Italian coffee at a sidewalk café in North Beach, or 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. 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

Today, you’ll take in spectacular 17-Mile Drive. Watch Pacific Ocean waves en route to Carmel on Carmel Bay. Nestled in a pine forest, the one-square-mile village of Carmel is incredibly dynamic, yet still quaint and picturesque. Afterward, on to Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. There’s time to walk the flower-lined village streets and enjoy the “Old World” architecture. Tasty bakery treats and perhaps a Danish smorgasbord for dinner all add to the unique experience.

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

Your tour ends today.

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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