Western Wonders

Most popular

Price per person
from £2,020

Price based on
London Heathrow
30th Oct 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • Flights
  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service
  • Accommodation on tour
  • 13 days

  • Western USA

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

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.

At a glance


  • Los Angeles Wander the Hollywood Walk of Fame and fashionable shops of Rodeo Drive.
  • Old Town Scottsdale Get a flavour of America's Old West.
  • Grand Canyon National Park Epic, otherworldly and unforgettable.
  • Las Vegas A wild and unabashed clash of neon lights and desert city.
  • Yosemite National Park A serene setting of lush forests and giant granite domes.

What's included

  • Flights
  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Porterage
  • Services of a tour director
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Transfers
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

...

29th May 2017
Mr David Brailsford

Excellent tour all that I wanted and more. Everyday there...

24th May 2017
Mr Richard Marks

Excellent tour all that I wanted and more. Everyday there was at least one wow.

...

14th April 2017
Mrs Christine Pettit

...

14th April 2017
Trusted Customer

Overview

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. 

Total meals included:

  • 2 breakfasts

UK - Los Angeles

Day
1

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

Your tour starts today.

Los Angeles

Day
2

Begin the day 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, and your tour director will have suggestions for your further exploration of the city. Stroll down Olvera Street or the heart of the original Spanish Mission.

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.

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’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time to the era of outlaws and saloons.

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

Day
5

Travel to Sedona, a thriving centre for New Age arts set in Canyon Country. On to the weather-sculptured rock formations of Oak Creek Canyon. Travel alongside the San Francisco Mountains and beautiful pine forests to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Time to stroll the canyon rim—or, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take an optional helicopter flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 7,000 feet into the Colorado River. Overnight in Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route 66 as the Main Street and the gateway to the Grand Canyon.

Williams - Las Vegas

Day
6

Cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert beauty. Watch for Joshua trees, a species of the lily family that grows to more than 40 feet in height and can live up to 300 years. By late afternoon, reach Las Vegas, the fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, bars, and glamorous shows. Be sure to explore some of the many themed casino resorts along the colourful “Strip.” This evening, we highly recommend a night out to a dazzling stage show featuring top Vegas entertainment.

Las Vegas

Day
7

The day is free to swim and sunbathe at the hotel pool or to explore the varied casinos and shopping plazas. Your tour director will have more suggestions. Consider a river float trip through the Black Canyon.

Las Vegas - Tulare

Day
8

Departing the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. You’ll 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.

Tulare - Yosemite National Park - Modesto

Day
9

This morning, we enter Yosemite National Park, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, giant granite domes, towering pinnacles, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests. Afterward, drive to Modesto.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

San Francisco

Day
11

The day is free for you to explore more of this fascinating city. Perhaps visit the notorious former prison of Alcatraz, which housed famous gangsters such as Al Capone, “Machine Gun” Kelly, and Robert “The Birdman” Stroud. Afterward, the day is yours to do some more exploring in the “City by the Bay.” NOTE: Consider advance ticket purchase for Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service.

San Francisco - UK

Day
12

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
13

Things to note

 

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: Saguara Scottsdale
  • Williams: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
  • Las Vegas: SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  • Tulare: Best Western Town & Country Lodge
  • Modesto: Best Western Palm Court Inn
  • San Francisco: Hotel Carlton

Why book with Archers Holidays?