Great Western American Adventure

San Francisco - Las Vegas

Great Western American Adventure



Glorious cities, wine country, dramatic canyons and coastal towns. Discover the diversity of America’s west on this deluxe tour packed with many signature experiences. From the City by the Bay to the Entertainment Capital of the World, this tour has it all. Start off in San Francisco and make your way down south stopping at Monterey, Yosemite National Park, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Then go further in-land to Scottsdale, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and finish off in Las Vegas.

15 Days
FROM £4645 Per Person

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  1. Day 1

    Arrive San Francisco

    Transfer from the airport to your hotel and relax in the comfort of your room. Explore at leisure before meetin your tour director at a welcome reception in the evening.

    Hotel for 2 nights: Westin St Francis San Francisco

  2. Day 2

    San Francisco

    Spend the morning taking in the city sights on an included sightseeing tour. See Fisherman's Wharf, Nob hill, Union Square and the Golden Gate Bridge. Later, explore at your own pace.

  3. Day 3

    San Francisco – Sonoma

    Join a local expert, a former hippie, for a walking tour of the Haight-Ashbury district for a flashback to the Flower Power era. Afterwards, travel to the California Wine Country and enjoy wandering the vineyards and a private tasting and dinner. 

    Hotel: The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

  4. Day 4

    Sonoma – Yosemite National Park

    Travel through California’s Gold Country to beautiful Yosemite National Park. Explore the valley with its spectacular waterfalls and rock formations including famous El Capitan and Half Dome. Stay in the park and enjoy a different perspective of it's beauty.

    Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge

  5. Day 5

    Yosemite - Monterey

    Drive through the San Joaquin Valley to Carmel-by-the-Sea. Take a relaxing drive along scenic 17-Mile Drive to Monterey. Enjoy a food tour in Carmel to learn about its local flavours and history. Choose from a selection of restaurants for dinner. 

    Hotel: Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa

  6. Day 6

    Monterey – Santa Barbara

    Head south along the coast. Take a guided tour of magnificent Hearst Castle then continue through the vineyards of the Central Coast to Santa Barbara.

    Hotel: The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort (Ocean View Room)

  7. Day 7

    Santa Barbara – Los Angeles

    Visit the beautiful Mission Santa Barbara and learn about California’s El Camino Real. Continue to Santa Monica and take a stroll along the promenade and tour of the famous pier.

    Hotel for 2 nights: JW Marriott Hotel at LA LIVE

  8. Day 8

    Los Angeles

    Take a morning sightseeing tour of Hollywood then enjoy a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards. Enjoy a glittering LA style dinner at a popular restaurant this evening. 

  9. Day 9

    Los Angeles - Scottsdale

    Travel across the Mojave Desert to Scottsdale. Spend the day relaxing at resort hotel. 

    Hotel: The McCormick Scottsdale

  10. Day 10

    Scottsdale - Grand Canyon

    Head north to bohemian Sedona then drive through Oak Creek Canyon and on to Grand Canyon National Park. Join a local expert for a presentation about the wonders of the Canyon. Enjoy a private dinner in the Thunderbird Room taking in the views. 

    Hotel: National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon.

  11. Day 11

    Grand Canyon – Lake Powell

    Spend the morning at leisure or take an optional flightseeing trip. Next travel through the Painted Desert and stop as Glen Canyon Dam. Check into your Lake View room then take a cruise on Lake Powell. 

    Hotel for 2 nights: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View Room)

  12. Day 12

    Lake Powell

    Today is at your leisure and later take a leisurely cruise to Antelope Canyon. 

  13. Day 13

    Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon

    Head to Bryce Canyon National Park and take a walk along Sunset Point to view hoodoos. Continue to spectacular Zion National Park and this evening join your tour director for an end-of-tour dinner with included drinks. 

    Hotel: Zion National Park Lodge 

  14. Day 14

    Bryce Canyon - Las Vegas

    See more amazing scenery in Zion National Park. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary to experience the park’s highlights. Arrive in Las Vegas and marvel at its bright lights and themed hotels.

    Hotel: ARIA Resort & Casino

  15. Day 15

    Las Vegas departure

    Your tour ends with a transfer to Las Vegas Airport, or why not extend your stay in Las Vegas and soak up more of this amazing city in the desert. 

  • Jan 12
  • Feb 09
  • Mar 09
  • Apr 20, 27
  • May 04, 11, 18, 25
  • Jun 01, 08, 15, 29
  • Jul 6, 27
  • Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Sep 21, 28
  • Oct 05, 12
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation
  • 21 Meals including 14 breakfasts & 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Guided tour of famous Hearst Castle
  • Drive along scenic 17 Mile Drive
  • Visit Mission Santa Barbara
  • A tour of Santa Monica Pier
  • Guided tour of Monument Valley
  • Tour of the Glen Canyon Dam
  • Cruise through Antelope Canyon
  • Revisit the summer of love with a local expert and former hippy at Haight-Ashbury
  • A professional Tour Director
  • Headsets for all guided visits and walking tours
  • Luxury air-conditioned, 40-guest coaches with extra legroom and onboard restroom
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers on Day 1 and Day 15
  • Return private transfers from home to UK airport (max 150 miles)
  • Flights to/from USA
  • Gratuities for driver & Tour Director
  • Meals & attractions not shown as included

This tour is operated by Insight Vacations

Great Western American Adventure
FROM £4645 Per Person


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