The Best of the West
- Los Angeles tour including Hollywood
- Tour of San Diego
- The iconic Grand Canyon
- Drive along a part of Route 66
- View the mighty Hoover Dam
- Stay on the Las Vegas strip
- Explore Yosemite National Park
- Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and tour San Francisco
- Stay in Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
- Enjoy clam chowder in San Francisco
- Discover Pier 39 in San Francisco with dinner
Take in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles before heading to San Diego and on to Prescott in Arizona. Known as the Valley of the Sun, your journey takes you through spectacular desert scenery, and a Western-style dinner here might prove irresistible. From the former Wild West town of Flagstaff, you'll visit one of the world's most iconic wonders, the Grand Canyon, where an optional flight is a not-to-be-missed experience. From natural wonders to man-made marvels, next you'll find yourself in Las Vegas, where the famous Strip is lined by many attractions, including incredible themed hotels. A drive through the Mojave Desert takes you back into California, and before you know it, you're exploring the dramatic landscapes of Yosemite National Park. Your tour may be coming to an end, but the excitement continues as you discover the highlights of San Francisco, by first crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Return flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
- 12 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight
- FREE private chauffeur
- Transfers to and from your UK airport
Day 1 UK - LOS ANGELES
Fly to Los Angeles today, where you'll stay for two nights. Join your travelling companions for an included dinner and drink this evening.
Day 2 LOS ANGELES
We'll get to know Los Angeles today on an included morning sightseeing tour of this sprawling city. Highlights include Hollywood, where we'll see the TCL Chinese Theatre, whose courtyard features the hand and footprints of more than 200 stars of stage and screen. This afternoon we offer an optional excursion to Warner Bros Studios. On a behind-the-scenes tour you'll discover the secrets of Hollywood past and present and see how hit TV shows are made.
Day 3 SANTA MONICA - SAN DIEGO
This morning we'll visit the chic coastal resort of Santa Monica, where you can take a stroll along the 100-year-old pier, a landmark which is lined with attractions including its famous Ferris wheel. We then continue to San Diego. After free time for lunch here, we include a tour of this delightful Spanish-influenced city.
Day 4 SAN DIEGO - AT LEISURE
Explore San Diego your own way today, or perhaps choose to join an optional cruise around San Diego Bay. As you sail on the calm waters, sit back and take in the views as you pass by Seaport Village, the seaside community of Point Loma and many other scenic attractions.
Day 5 SAN DIEGO - PRESCOTT
We're heading to Prescott today on a drive which takes us through a spectacular desert landscape. We'll cross the border into the state of Arizona and an area known as the 'Valley of the Sun', thanks to its many days of sunshine and absence of rainfall for much of the year.
On arrival in the town of Prescott, why not join our optional dinner - a traditional western experience not to be missed.
Day 6 GRAND CANYON
Today is the day that you visit one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, the Grand Canyon, which is sure to be a highlight of your holiday. This 14-mile-wide gorge is a spectacular sight however viewed, but nothing quite compares to taking in its magnificence from the air. You can do that today if you choose to take an optional helicopter flight - a truly unforgettable experience.
Day 7 PRESCOTT - LAS VEGAS
You're going to travel on part of the legendary Route 66 today, as we journey westwards to Las Vegas. On the way we're going to pass the mighty Hoover Dam, a feat of 20th century construction which towers above the Colorado River. Built in 1935, this is still one of the country's largest power plants and is a spectacular sight. An equally amazing sight is the desert city of Las Vegas, and if you want to see this dazzling neon-lit wonderland in all its glory you can join an optional tour tonight.
Day 8 LAS VEGAS - AT LEISURE
Today is free for you to explore Las Vegas at leisure. Take a stroll up and down the Strip and dip into the hotels that line it. From the dancing fountains outside the Bellagio to the gondolas that traverse the 'Grand Canal' at the Venetian, there is so much to see and do. Be sure to step inside as many as you can - you'll discover everything from shopping malls and casinos to rollercoaster rides and even an aquarium.
This evening, why not join an optional excursion which gives you the chance to enjoy one of the famous Cirque du Soleil shows, with dinner included.
Day 9 LAS VEGAS - SELMA
We're going to drive back into California today, where we'll stay overnight in Selma. Our journey will take us through the Mojave Desert, an arid landscape that is dotted with Joshua trees. These spiky evergreens grow nowhere else in the world, and are striking to see.
Day 10 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - MARIPOSA
Yosemite National Park is best known for its abundance of waterfalls, but during your full day here you'll see so much spectacular scenery, from deep valleys and dramatic mountain peaks to ancient sequoias and towering granite monoliths. We'll stay overnight in Mariposa before heading to San Francisco for a two-night stay.
Day 11 SAUSALITO - SAN FRANCISCO
En route to San Francisco, we'll stop at the pretty, waterfront community of Sausalito. With a great selection of restaurants, you'll be spoilt for choice if you want a spot of lunch. We'll then cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for an afternoon sightseeing tour of beautiful 'city by the bay' - San Francisco.
Day 12 SAN FRANCISCO - AT LEISURE
We've left today free so you can explore at leisure. You could take a stroll to Chinatown, where Grant Avenue is the city's oldest street, or maybe take a ride in one of the famous cable cars. We also offer a full range of optional excursions if you'd like to see more. You can take a thrilling helicopter ride over and under the Golden Gate Bridge, or join an 'Escape from the Rock' cruise, which takes us past the former island prison Alcatraz.
This evening we will get together as a group and head to a restaurant on Pier 39 for dinner
Day 13 & 14 SAN FRANCISCO - UK
We'll transfer you to the airport in San Francisco on day 13 for your return flight back to the UK, arriving on day 14.