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Grand Western American Adventure Insight Coach Tour – Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite

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Total 14 nights


Day 1
Arrival San Francisco

Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Welcome to California! On arrival at San Francisco International Airport, your transfer takes you to your tour hotel. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

Overnight - San Francisco


Day 2
Exploring San Francisco

Spend the morning taking in the sights of the city - the bustling activity in Union Square and the beautiful Golden Gate Park. Later, join your Tour Director and fellow passengers for an informative walking tour through Chinatown followed by an authentic Chinese banquet Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight - San Francisco


Day 3
The Wine Country of Sonoma

Enter the Napa Valley in California's lush premier wine country with a visit to the Benziger Family Winery for a fabulous private tram tour. Take a close up look at the vines and learn about the biodynamic farming approach and the history of the winery while enjoying the breathtaking views. See the terraced vineyards and visit the crush pad, barrel aging caves and Tasting Room where you'll enjoy an exclusive tasting. Later this afternoon, peruse the quaint shops at Sonoma's historic plaza. The evening is at leisure.

Overnight - Sonoma


Day 4
Yosemite National Park

Travel through California's Gold Country and into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Yosemite National Park. Explore the valley floor with its spectacular waterfalls, the imposing rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome and abundant wildlife. Tonight, enjoy your newly refurbished rooms, at your hotel, located inside the park, close to North America's highest waterfall.

Overnight - Yosemite National Park


Day 5
Monterey

Drive down the Sierras and through the fertile San Joaquin Valley. Purchase local fresh fruit at an historic fruit stand en route to picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the art galleries and shops on Ocean Avenue, before a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along scenic 17-Mile Drive. Pass the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links and multi-million dollar mansions before arriving in charming Monterey. Enjoy a customized food tour upon arrival in Carmel where you'll learn about local flavour, culture, art, architecture, and history. For your dining pleasure this evening, you are offered a selection of local restaurants to choose from.

Overnight - Monterey


Day 6
Hearst Castle and the American Riviera

Head south to La Cuesta Encantada, ‘The Enchanted Hill' high above the ocean at San Simeon, for a guided tour of Hearst Castle - the grandiose estate of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Continue south through the vineyards of the Central Coast to the resort town of Santa Barbara, often billed as the ‘American Riviera'. Check into your beachfront hotel.

Overnight - Santa Barbara


Day 7
Santa Monica and the City of Angels

Visit the beautiful Mission Santa Barbara and learn about the chain of 21 missions along California's El Camino Real. Then journey along spectacular Santa Monica Bay, passing through glamorous Malibu on your way to Santa Monica. Take time to stroll along the popular Third Street Promenade. Visit the stunning Getty Villa, a recreation of an ancient Roman country house, for a guided tour. Continue on to your luxurious hotel at L.A. LIVE. This evening, set out for a popular restaurant to enjoy a glittering Highlight Dinner L.A. style.

Overnight - Los Angeles


Day 8
Los Angeles

This morning, spot the Hollywood Sign during your sightseeing tour, view Grauman's Chinese Theater and stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Experience the glitz and glam of Hollywood on a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards ceremony.

Overnight - Los Angeles


Day 9
Across the Mojave to Scottsdale

Travel across the Mojave Desert wilderness. Arrive in Phoenix where your idyllic resort is just next door in neighbouring Scottsdale.

Overnight - Scottsdale


Day 10
Sedona and the Grand Canyon

Head north to the quaint bohemian colony of Sedona, and browse the stores and galleries. Enjoy one of Arizona's finest drives through Oak Creek Canyon, before travelling on to Grand Canyon National Park. Spend the night inside the park, enjoying the peace and quiet after the crowds have departed. During your stay, join a local expert for an informative presentation about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. This evening, enjoy a private dinner in the Thunderbird Room while taking in the magnificent views.

Overnight - Grand Canyon


Day 11
Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell

The choice is yours this morning: wake up early and see the sun rise over the canyon or ask your Tour Director about optional flightseeing experiences over this natural wonder. Later, move on to the Historic Cameron Trading Post. The journey carries on through the Painted Desert, a colourful fantasy land of mesas, buttes and badlands, and through the Navajo Indian Reservation. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check into your room which has guaranteed lake views before taking a leisurely cruise on spectacular Lake Powell.

Overnight - Lake Powell


Day 12
Excursion to Monument Valley

Today is entirely yours to do as you please. Relax and enjoy the resort's facilities, or join an excursion to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park for a guided tour.

Overnight - Lake Powell


Day 13
Bryce Canyon's Stony Symphony

Perhaps join an optional float trip down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River before heading to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos. There is time at leisure before checking in at the lodge. In the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner including drinks.

Overnight - Bryce Canyon / Zion National Park


Day 14
Zion to Las Vegas

Travel through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary to experience the scenic highlights of the park, followed by some time to explore at your own pace. Later, arrive in Las Vegas, a collection of bright lights and shopping malls, huge themed hotels of unbelievable design and the omnipresent slot machine. Your hotel is a breath of fresh air - modern and luxurious.

 Overnight - Las Vegas


Day 15
Depart Las Vegas

Your adventure ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or extend your stay in Las Vegas. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

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Introduction

Glorious cities, wine country, dramatic canyons and coastal towns… this is truly a marvellous and diverse composition of the American West.

Accommodation

No. of nightsLocationAccommodation
2San Francisco, CAOmni San Francisco
1Sonoma, CAThe Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
1Yosemite National Park, CAYosemite Lodge at the Falls
1Monterey, CAIntercontinental The Clement Monterey
1Santa Barbara, CAFess Parker's Doubletree Resort
2Los Angeles, CAJW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
1Scottsdale, AZWestin Kierland Resort & Spa
1Grand Canyon, AZNational Park Lodges
2Lake Powell, AZLake Powell Resorts & Marina
1Bryce Canyon / Zion National Park, UTBryce Canyon National Park Lodge / Zion National Park Lodge
1Las VegasThe Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

 

'Grand Western American Adventure - Insight' Inclusions

  • Napa Valley: Visit Benziger Winery for a private tram tour including the barrel aging caves and an exclusive tasting
  • Hearst Castle: Ascend the ‘Enchanted Hill' for a guided tour of one of America's grandest private estates
  • Santa Barbara: Visit Mission Santa Barbara, an historic Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in 1786
  • Los Angeles: Enjoy a guided tour of the Getty Villa, a recreation of an ancient Roman country house
  • Los Angeles: Step beyond the red carpet! A behind-the-scenes look at the Oscars on a private tour of the Dolby Theatre
  • Grand Canyon: Join a local expert for an informative presentation and witness the burnt orange hues of the canyon walls
  • Lake Powell: A testament to the power of water over rock, glide through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon during your cruise
  • Monument Valley: Join a guide in a special vehicle to explore the iconic vistas of this Navajo Tribal Park, made famous in America's favourite Western movies
  • Zion Canyon: The most relaxing and informative way to see the grandeur and natural features of the canyon is by private shuttle which includes live commentary
  • 14 Breakfasts, 3 Highlight Dinners, 1 Dine-Around, 1 Celebration Dinner and 1 table d'hote dinner
  • Escorted by a professional Tour Director
  • Headsets for all guided visits and walking tours
  • Luxury air-conditioned, 40-guest coaches with extra legroom and onboard restroom
  • Complimentary bottled water on board your luxury touring coach
  • Complimentary coach and hotel WiFi
  • Insight Hotels include all service charges, taxes and porterage
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers on Day 1 and Day 7
  • Trans-atlantic flights
  • US & UK airport taxes

Financial Protection

By booking this complete package with Complete North America you benefit from reduced rates on flights, accommodation and car rental along with complete financial protection. Package holidays are sold by Complete North America Limited as a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group. All payments will be handled by Hays Travel Limited and will be financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under Hays Travel Limited's ATOL Number 10531. The ATOL scheme ensures that you will not lose the money you have paid over and will not be stranded abroad should the ATOL holder fail.

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Hawaii add-on 

From £699 per person

Paradise awaits...

Extend your trip with a visit to the beautiful island of Oahu, the Heart of Hawaii. Oahu is home to the State capital of Honolulu, which offers magnificent palaces, museums and art galleries as well as the world famous Waikiki Beach. Indulge in world class hotels, shopping and dining and visit the Memorial of the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor or the Polynesian Cultural centre to experience the rich island tradition.

6 days/ 5 nights add-on to include: Roundtrip Transpacific flights (Between Mainland USA & Hawaii), Lei Meet & Greet at airport in Hawaii, Round-trip Airport Transfers and 5 nights hotel accommodation*

*'From' price based upon a Standard room at the Aqua Aloha Surf Hotel, Oahu (Upgrade options available)... Contact us for more details

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Grand Western American Adventure

Itinerary Summary

San Francisco, CA
2 nights
Sonoma, CA
1 night
Monterey, CA
1 night
Santa Barbara, CA
1 night
Los Angeles, CA
2 nights
Scottsdale, AZ
1 night
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
1 night
Lake Powell, AZ
2 nights
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
1 night
Las Vegas, NV
1 night

Total 14 Nights

 



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