Western Treasures

Price per person
from £2,347

Price based on
London Heathrow
7th Oct 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Western USA

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Journey through Steinbeck’s Monterey over the Santa Ynez Mountains all the way to La La Land; as Las Vegas beckons, stand at the rim of the Grand Canyon, weave through the towering peaks of Yosemite and cross the vast Mojave Desert.

At a glance


  • 17-Mile Drive Scenic drive Watch Pacific Ocean breakers roll in on wide Californian beaches.
  • Santa Barbara Explore the popular boutiques and California Mission-style architecture.
  • The Grand Canyon Walk the rim or take a helicopter excursion across this cavernous spectacle.
  • Las Vegas Spend two full days immersed in this neon playground.
  • Yosemite National Park Giant granite domes, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests.

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

The tour was very well put together, I liked the...

7th September 2017
Dr Robert Jenner

The tour was very well put together, I liked the contrast of the big cities and the open spaces of the desert. I also liked the additional stops in places of interest the tour guide made such as in Santa Barbara and Sausalito. Sufficent time was allocated to key sights such as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.

...

3rd July 2017
Trusted Customer

Overview

Journey through Steinbeck’s Monterey over the Santa Ynez Mountains all the way to La La Land; as Las Vegas beckons, stand at the rim of the Grand Canyon, weave through the towering peaks of Yosemite and travail the vast Mojave Desert.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

UK - San Francisco

Day
1

Fly to San Francisco where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Your tour starts today.

San Francisco - Monterey

Day
2

Today travel to picturesque Monterey, made famous by John Steinbeck's novel 'Cannery Row', named after the old sardine canning factories. Your sightseeing tour includes visits to historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row; and then the afternoon to explore Alvarado Street, home to the Alvarado Street Brewery; Monterey Bay Aquarium; and a wealth of restaurants and shops in Old Monterey. Keep an eye out for sea lions and otters in Monterey Bay.

Monterey - Carmel - Solvang

Day
3

Take the impressive 17-Mile Drive and soak up the ocean rolling in on the wide Pacific beaches en route to Carmel, the popular retreat for artists and celebrities – where actor-director Clint Eastwood was once mayor. Pick up the Old Spanish Mission Trail to Solvang, the Danish Capital of America, where Danish settlers travelled west to start a colony away from the harsh midwestern winters. Here European village meets Californian sun, in an unusual and unique mix of old-world architecture, windmills and thatched roofs. Wander its flower-lined streets and sample the wares of its pancake houses.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Solvang - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

Day
4

Drive over the Santa Ynez Mountains to Santa Barbara, a handsome city of popular wineries, notable for its California Mission-style architecture, red-tiled roofs and lush subtropical climate. Before travelling to Los Angeles, there’s time to wander along the waterfront to the attractive Stearns Wharf; built in 1872, look out for brown pelicans perched on its end.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Los Angeles

Day
5

A full day to explore the 'City of Angels', home of star-studded Hollywood and glamorous Beverly Hills. Take a sightseeing tour of the world's 'Capital of Glamour', including a drive through Hollywood past the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre. The afternoon is at leisure.

Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Scottsdale

Day
6

Head to Palm Springs with its distinctive wind farms, and abundance of swimming pools and golf courses. Cross the great Colorado River and drive through vast desert landscapes, viewing the spectacular giant saguaro cacti, before arriving in the mountain-ringed desert resort of Scottsdale in the late afternoon.

Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff

Day
7

Canyon country is your next stop, home to Sedona known for its distinctive red rock landscape and lively arts scene. Then journey through the weather-sculpted rock formations of Oak Creek Canyon and Kaibab National Forest to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Designated one of the Natural Wonders of the World with good reason, the contrast of this cavernous canyon and its natural stillness can be an overwhelming experience when visiting this awesome spectacle. Why not take an optional helicopter 'flightseeing' excursion for a better view? Overnight along the famous Route 66 in Flagstaff.

Flagstaff - Las Vegas

Day
8

Travel across the old Mojave gold strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert beauty, to Las Vegas - a neon desert oasis, packed with spectacular hotels and casinos.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Las Vegas

Days
9 - 10

Las Vegas offers a variety of spectacular attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. Enjoy two full days for relaxing at the hotel pool or exploring the 'Strip'. There's also a range of great-value excursions to choose from, including river rafting through the Black Canyon on the Colorado River, a visit to the Hoover Dam or in the evening a dazzling Las Vegas show.

Las Vegas - Tulare

Day
11

Leave the neon lights of Las Vegas behind and continue across the eerie desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. Covering one fifth of the Golden State, the Mojave Desert is a place of immense beauty and isolation; your journey through it takes you to Tulare in the central San Joaquin Valley.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Tulare - Yosemite National Park - Modesto

Day
12

Enter Yosemite National Park, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, lush forests and giant granite domes and pinnacles rising more than 4,000 feet above the valley floor. Explore the Yosemite Valley or visit the Ansel Adams Gallery and see the works of this famous photographer who so beautifully captured Yosemite. Afterwards, drive to Modesto.

Modesto - San Francisco

Day
13

Continue on to the 'Golden Gate City' of San Francisco, famous for its hills, cable cars and iconic island prison. See the epic Golden Gate Bridge up close, Nob Hill, and lively Fisherman’s Wharf on a sightseeing tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

San Francisco

Day
14

The day is free for you to explore this fascinating city. Perhaps visit the famous and fascinating Alcatraz Prison. Get a close-up look at the infamous federal penitentiary that was off limits to the public for years. Afterwards the day is yours to do some more exploring. Ride San Francisco's historic cable cars or take a walking tour through the city's diverse neighbourhoods.

NOTE: Consider advance ticket purchase for the Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service.

San Francisco - UK

Day
15

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in San Francisco or Hawaii.

Home landing in the UK

Day
16

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

San Francisco - Hotel Carlton

Decorated with hand-painted Moroccan tables, marble-topped writing desks and global photography, the warm rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffeemakers and iPod docks. 

  • Location

    1075 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi

Monterey - Days Inn Monterey Downtown

One mile from Fisherman's Wharf, this straightforward, low-rise hotel is 2 miles from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and 3 miles from the beach at Lovers Point State Marine Reserve.

  • Location

    850 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940, USA

  • Facilities

    • Kitchens in all rooms

Solvang - Holiday Inn Express

Situated in Santa Barbara County's Wine Valley, this unassuming hotel overlooks Hans Christian Anderson Park and is 3.6 miles from Zaca Creek Golf Course.

  • Location

    1455 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463, USA

  • Facilities

    • Free Wifi
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Laundry Service
    • Hot Tub

Los Angeles - LA Hotel Downtown

The amazing sky scraper looking over Los Angeles as the hotel offers 360 degrees over the whole of Los Angeles has sleek rooms that feature flat-screen TVs that can help you relax.

  • Location

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Room Service
    • Fitness Centre

Scottsdale - Saguaro Scottsdale

Set in Old Town, this stylish hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Chic, colorful rooms and suites featuring handcrafted furniture from Mexico offer flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and patios or balconies.

  • Location

    4000 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa

Williams - La Quinta Inn & Suites

Relax in the hot tubs and heated pool of this modern hotel, enjoy the 40" flat screen tv in every room with its premium channels. The rooms also have ensuite bathrooms that are complete with bathrobes and a variety of free toiletries.

  • Location

    1100 West Cataract Lake Rd, Williams, AZ 86046, United States

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • WiFi available
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Hot tub
    • Fitness Centre

Las Vegas - SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Set in a complex of modern buildings on The Strip, this chic casino resort is 4 miles from McCarran International Airport, a mile from the Las Vegas Convention Centre and 3 miles from the Fremont Street Experience mall. Stylish rooms designed by Philippe Starck offer sitting areas.

  • Location

    2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant

Tulare - Best Western Town & Country Lodge

A 4.9-mile drive from Tulare County Museum, this casual hotel is split across 2 buildings located 9.7 miles from Visalia Fox Theatre, dating to the 1920s.

  • Location

    1051 N Blackstone St, Tulare, CA 93274, USA

  • Facilities

    • Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre

Modesto - Best Western Court

These casual rooms include free Wi-Fi and cable TV, as well as a minifridges, desks and balconies. Suites add seating areas and microwaves.

  • Location

    2001 W Orangeburg Ave, Modesto, CA 95350, USA

  • Facilities

    • Beach Access
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Golf Course

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