LOS ANGELES | SAN DIEGO | SCOTTSDALE | GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK | LAS VEGAS | MAMMOTH LAKES | YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK | SAN FRANCISCO | MONTEREY | SANTA BARBARA
Immerse yourself in the heartland of the West and champion happy on this epic encounter with Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the splendour of Yosemite Falls, astounding views of the Grand Canyon and a dazzling playground in the desert, Las Vegas.
• Sample local wines in Sonoma
• Travel along the scenic 17-mile Drive
• See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
• Discover the quaint seaside towns of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-sea
Day 1 : Arrive Los Angeles
Upon arrival take your included transfer to Beverly Hills, settle in to your hotel, where you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Beverly Hills Marriott
Day 2 : Los Angeles – San Diego
Take the day to discover this city before joining your new friends for a memorable Regional Meal dinner.
Hotel: Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown
Day 3 : San Diego – Scottsdale
Spot the sanguaros as you traverse the great Sonoran Desert en route to the trendy Arizona town of Scottsdale. This evening is at leisure.
Hotel: Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale
Day 4 : Scottsdale – Grand Canyon National Park
Journey to Sedona - your rocky red gateway to the epic natural beauty of Oak Creek Canyon. Arrive at the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon this afternoon where you’ll meet a Local Specialist.
Hotel: National Park Lodges
Day 5 : Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas
Leave the world’s largest canyon and head towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas, where you’ll spend the next two nights.
Hotel for 2 nights: Paris Las Vegas
Day 6 : Las Vegas Sightseeing
Shrug off the shackles of responsibility and embrace fun and games in the city that never sleeps. This evening, enjoy one of the elaborate Regional Meal buffets for which Las Vegas is renowned.
Day 7 : Las Vegas – Mammoth Lakes
Travel through the Mojave Desert to Mammoth Lakes. Enjoy an evening at leisure. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid October to the end of May. In this case, an alternate entry point to Yosemite will be used.)
Hotel: The Westin Monache Resort
Day 8 : Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park
Today enter UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. Journey through Yosemite Valley, admiring the natural wonders of Bridal Veil, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan’s imposing granite cliffs. Hotel: Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station
Day 9 : Yosemite National Park – San Francisco
Head north to Northern California’s original wine country this morning, past Napa and on to Sonoma, where you’ll visit a winery. Continue to San Francisco and enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers this evening.
Hotel for 2 nights: Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Day 10 : San Francisco Sightseeing
Embark on an exploration of San Francisco and its iconic sights, from Fisherman’s Wharf to Golden Gate Park
Day 11 : San Francisco – Monterey
Drive to Monterey where we’ll Connect with Locals for a Be My Guest dinner using the freshest farm-totable local ingredients. Hotel for 2 nights: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay
Day 12 : Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea Sightseeing
Admire the inspiring natural scenery as you continue along the iconic 17-Mile Drive. The rest of the day is free to explore Monterey’s strong coastal heritage
Day 13 : Monterey – Santa Barbara
Journey south onto idyllic Santa Barbara. Spend some time discovering the city’s Spanish colonial heritage and perhaps visit Mission Santa Barbara. This evening, join our newfound friend to toast our holiday during a Farewell Dinner. Hotel: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Day 14 : Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles
Head to Hollywood to see Tinseltown’s famous icons. Then take a transfer to the Los Angeles International Airport where your tour comes to an end.