Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 14 breakfasts, 5 dinners
An inspiring experience of North American natural wonders and iconic city sightseeing that spirits you down the boulevards of LA, through the blinking neon of Las Vegas, to the edge of the Grand Canyon and into the serene forests of Yosemite.
Fly to Los Angeles where, on arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening join your travelling companions and tour director for a welcome drink.
Begin today with a sightseeing tour of the 'City of Angels' to explore the attractions of this famous city. See the sights of Los Angeles such as Hollywood and Olvera Street, the oldest thoroughfare in the city. Step into the shoes of famous actors at TCL Chinese Theatre or visit Sunset Strip and the luxurious shopping district of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. This afternoon travel to San Diego. Dinner will be at a local restaurant.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of San Diego that includes Old Town, Balboa Park and the Gaslamp Quarter. The rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps make time to visit the charming San Diego Zoo or enjoy a cruise around the harbour.
Today, travel inland across California and into Arizona. First there is a stop in Yuma, nestling on the Colorado River and famous for its Wild West History. Continue to Scottsdale where the rest of the evening is free. Perhaps visit Old Town Scottsdale with it's boutique's, art galleries and restaurants.
Head towards the Grand Canyon National Park today through cactus-studded scenery. There will be a stop in Sedona before setting out on one of America's most beautiful drives through Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. This afternoon arrive at Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. This evening don't miss the spectacular sunset.
This morning, why not take an optional flightseeing excursion over the Grand Canyon? Later, get to explore the Grand Canyon and learn about its geology and how the canyon was carved. This afternoon is at leisure to further explore this natural wonder.
Today, head to the desert oasis of Las Vegas where the incredible Las Vegas strip awaits. Enjoy an orientation tour before arriving at your hotel for two nights. The resort hotel is located in the heart of the 'strip' for easy access to the mega-casinos and plentiful restaurants. Tonight, head to downtown Las Vegas and experience a private tour of the Mob Muesum to learn about the impact of organised crime on the history of Las Vegas. Hear the real stories and learn about the actual events from all sides. Afterwards, be dazzled by the light show at the famous Fremont Street Experience.
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Las Vegas further.
A day of striking contrast travelling across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing back into California. Overnight in Mammoth Lakes in the shadow of Mammoth Mountain in the eastern Sierra.
Head to Yosemite National Park today. Inside the park descend to the valley floor for sightseeing of this wonderland of lakes, cascading waterfalls, lush forest, giant granite domes, pinnacles and mountains.
Continue from mountainous beauty to the vibrant city of San Francisco. Perhaps join an optional dinner outing this evening?
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour of San Francisco that includes Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, Fisherman's Wharf and much more. Next visit the Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. Learn about the history of the park and enjoy time to explore the five acres of native Japanese planes, serene Koi Ponds, pagodas and more. This afternoon is free to explore this amazing city independently. Must do's include a ride on one of the famous cable cars up the steep streets or take a boat over to Alcatraz Prison in the middle of the bay. This evening is at a local restaurant.
This morning, visit Monterey, one of California's most beautiful coastal towns. See Cannary Row, immortalised by author John Steinbeck. Then it is on to the spectacular 17-Mile Drive and Pebble Beach with the chance to see the famous Lone Cypress tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Afterwards, visit Carmel and onto through the Big Sur with it's spectacular coastline and majestic mountains. The evening will be spent in Cambria.
Visit downtown Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. Enjoy a coffee and a Danish Speciality at a local bakery. There is freetime to explore the charming shops. Continue through the Santa Ynez Mountains to beautiful Santa Barbara, where Spanish influence is apparent in quaint whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings. Later arrive in Los Angeles where the Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Accommodation as stated or similar
Grand Canyon National Park: All departures will be at Yavapai West
This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.
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We've been creating unforgettable holidays since 1994. We are a member of ABTA and all our flight-inclusive holidays are fully protected by the CAA's ATOL scheme.