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Western Landscapes Escorted Tour

  • Los Angeles
  • Scottsdale
  • Grand Canyon
  • Page
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Las Vegas
  • Mammoth Lakes
  • Yosemite
  • San Francisco
  • Solvang
  • 13 nights from
  • £2,195 per person
  • Trip Code: ES-1015

Holiday Overview

Western Landscapes, USA escorted tour

 

This incredible escorted trip guides you from cool waters of the Pacific Ocean to the deep heat of the desert. Along the way you will visit & enjoy so many iconic sights, sounds and wonders that will undoubtedly stay with you for some time. Travel along the pacific highway as it hugs the California coast before venturing inland as far as the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley before returning back through Palm Spring to your start, Los Angeles. Along the way you can try your hand at blackjack or roulette in Las Vegas or be in awe at the heights of El Capitan in Yosemite.

14days  / 13 nights

Start & Finish: Los Angeles

US States you will visit: California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Highlights of the holiday are:

- Gaze at the majesty of the Grand Canyon

- Witness the iconic western landscapes of Monument Valley

- Enjoy leisure  in glitzy Las Vegas

- Death Valley, Yosemite & Bryce Canton  National Parks

- Take in the sites of the City by the Bay, San Francisco.

- Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame and find your favourite celebrity’s star

- Get a glimpse of all the glamour Los Angeles has to offer.

Western Landscapes Escorted Tour includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Transportation throughout
  • Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • 2 nights accommodation in Los Angeles
  • 1 night accommodation in Scottsdale
  • 1 night accommodation Grand Canyon area
  • 1 night accommodation Lake Powell
  • 1 night accommodation Bryce Canyon
  • 2 nights accommodation Las Vegas
  • 1 night accommodation Mammoth Lakes
  • 1 night accommodation Yosemite
  • 2 nights accommodation San Francisco
  • 1 night accommodation Solvang
  • Accommodation on a room only basis
1

Day 1 - Arrive in Los Angeles

Arrive Los Angeles International Airport and transfer independently to the hotel where you will meet your ATI Tour Director.

Featured accommodation

Hilton Anaheim

2

Day 2 - Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Scottsdale

Today your journey begins and takes you through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Afterwards you will pass through Indio, home to the Int’l Date Festival in the Coachella Valley. Motorcoach tour commences. Joining passengers meet in the lobby of the designated Hotel at 07:30 hours for an 08:00 hours departure.

Featured accommodation

We ko Pa Resort

3

Day 3 - Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon

Travel through the Sonoran Desert, the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas. Continue to Sedona, a city situated in a unique geological area and encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths with such names as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Then drive through the breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park. Majestic Grand Canyon National Park is one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colourful canyon’s plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.

Featured accommodation

Yavapai Lodge West

Unmissable Experiences

Grand Canyon

4

Day 4 - Grand Canyon - Monument Valley - Page/Lake Powell

As you journey further today, you will enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Continue through the Painted Desert and the region of Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the iconic images of the American West. In the late afternoon, enter the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colorado River, and we welcome you to enjoy an evening at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Best Western Plus at Lake Powell

5

Day 5 - Page/Lake Powell - Kanab - Bryce Canyon

Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete-arch dam in America. From here you’ll enjoy views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Enter Utah, known for the Mormon Community, pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations.

Featured accommodation

Ruby's Inn

Unmissable Experiences

Bryce Canyon

6

Day 6 - Bryce Canyon - Zion - Las Vegas

Travel today to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World,” where round-the-clock shopping, nightly shows, and of course gambling are available.

Featured accommodation

Luxor

7

Day 7 - Las Vegas

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to world-class shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-caliber shows, you might simply stroll the famous Strip to take in its amazing sights, or “shop ‘til you drop” at designer outlets.

Featured accommodation

Luxor

8

Day 8 - Las Vegas - Death Valley - Mammoth Lakes

Your tour stops at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch/Visitors Center before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renowned for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.

Featured accommodation

Mammoth Mountain Inn

9

Day 9 - Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite

Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a well-balanced continental breakfast as you survey a most stunning view of California from its desert floor to its lofty peaks. Next, your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendours including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in nearby Modesto.

Featured accommodation

Heritage Inn Yosemite

10

Day 10 - Yosemite - San Francisco

Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening to take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).

Featured accommodation

Handlery Union Square Hotel

11

Day 11 - San Francisco (Napa Valley Optional)

Day at leisure! Your ATI Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day: perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and ”Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store. You also have the option to take a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).

Featured accommodation

Handlery Union Square Hotel

12

Day 12 - San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel - Central Coast

Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its enclave of magnificent homes and lovely beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Then tour charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon continue to drive south through Paso Robles to one of the quaint Central Coast towns for overnight.

Featured accommodation

Vacations Inn Solvang

13

Day 13 - Central Coast - Santa Barbara - Malibu - Beverly Hills - Los Angeles

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you’ll stop in Santa Monica, home to the “Finish Line” of Historic Route 66, where you may enjoy an optional lunch on the pier or a beach bike ride. Your afternoon tour of “The City of Angels” continues with signs of Beverly Hills and Hollywood before reaching your hotel where your tour concludes at approximately 18:00.

Featured accommodation

Crowne Plaza LA Harbour

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Day 14 - Depart from Los Angeles

Take the return flight back to the UK

USA Holiday Stopovers

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If you are travelling to the west coast of America, why not add a couple of nights stay in New York which includes accommodation and tickets for the 'Top of the Rock' observation platform for an iconic view of the city skyline. This can be done either on your way out or on the way back.

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