Splendours of the West: Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco & More
- 11 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,406
MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Sandwiched between two superb cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco, your trip is packed with spectacular stops every day. The Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion offer breathtaking canyon vistas, while the iconic landscapes of Monument and Death Valley contribute magic of a different kind. Sedona, Yosemite, Palm Springs, and the glitter of Las Vegas complete a stellar line-up.
This 11-day western U.S. trip encompasses some of the world’s great cities, along with some of the most mesmerizing natural sites you’ll find anywhere.
Your first day takes you from Los Angeles to Phoenix via the beautiful Palm Springs region. If time allows, take a side trip through the city to admire the Mid-Century Modern architecture and beautiful golf resorts. You’ll pass by rugged mountain ranges and dry chapparal as you make your way into Arizona.
After a night in Phoenix, you’ll travel through the Sonoran Desert, the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas. Continue to Sedona, a small city encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths with such names as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Then drive through Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park. With its plunging gorges and rising spires in every shade of orange and red imaginable, this is one of the natural wonders of the world.
The next day you’ll enter the Navajo Indian Reservation. Continue through the Painted Desert and the region of Monument Valley, where many a Hollywood western has been shot. Enjoy your evening at leisure in the town of Page.
After admiring the deep waters of Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red rocks, you’ll head to Kanab, Utah and on to spectacular Bryce Canyon, with its remarkable rock formations. Weather permitting, check out the brilliant constellations in the night sky.
The next day is one of contrasts. Visit Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River, then head to Las Vegas, the neon-lit "Entertainment Capital of the World.”
Las Vegas is there for you to enjoy, whether it’s the remarkable shopping and food scene or a top-rated show at night. Of course, there’s always the casino. If you’re looking for more nature, check out beautiful Red Rock Canyon, just west of town.
Your tour stops next at the Las Vegas Welcome Sign for that perfect social media post. From there you’ll enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Check out the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes and the staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.
You’ll head north from there to the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park, with its massive outcroppings of ancient granite, tumbling waterfalls and deep green meadows. It’s one of the most photographed national parks in the world. From Yosemite it’s on to the capital of California, Sacramento, where you can enjoy a great meal and a quick look at the stunning Capitol building.
You’ll depart the next morning for San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before you settle in at your hotel.
- 11 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,406
Itinerary View Trip Map
Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival you might have some time to explore a little bit of the city. There is also a time scheduled at your hotel to meet with your tour leader. Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis of seemingly endless sunshine and world-renowned centre of entertainment, fashion, and sports with many unique neighborhoods to discover.
Overnight Los Angeles
Los Angeles - The O.C. - Palm Springs - Phoenix/Scottsdale
Your final destination today is Phoenix, Arizona and you have a long journey ahead of you. A sea of wind turbines marks the entrance to desert oasis of 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. From there you pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival in the Coachella Valley, before you settle back in your seat and enjoy the captivating desert scenery unfolding outside over the next four hours.
Phoenix/Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon
Today you 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 Natural Wonders of the World. Stop at the rim to closely experience this mile-deep colourful canyon's plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.
Overnight Grand Canyon area
Grand Canyon - Monument Valley - Page/Lake Powell
Continue your journey today, entering the Navajo Indian Reservation and passing the trading post of Cameron. From there travel through the Painted Desert and the region of Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the most iconic images of the American West. In the late afternoon, you arrive in the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colorado River, where the rest of the day is at leisure.
Page/Lake Powell - Kanab - Bryce Canyon
Today, you visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete-arch dam in America. From here you can enjoy views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Later in the morning, you arrive in Utah, known for its Mormon Community, and pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations.
Overnight Bryce Canyon area
Bryce Canyon - Zion - Las Vegas
The journey today visits another spectacular landscape, namely Zion National Park, where you can gaze at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink and red carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River that soar into the bright blue sky. Later in the day, continue west to Las Vegas, a city that surely needs no introduction.
Overnight Las Vegas
Enjoy a full day Las Vegas style. Walk the famous Strip lined with mega-resorts and flashing neon lights, place a bet at one of the many casino tables, dine in world-class restaurants, catch the latest must-see show, shop designer boutiques, ride a rollercoaster, lay by the pool ... the list goes on. With so much to do, 24 hours in a day hardly seems like enough.
Overnight Las Vegas
Las Vegas - Death Valley - Mammoth Lakes
Leaving Las Vegas, your tour stops at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture a last photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed the glamour of Vegas, this afternoon provides a sharp contrast when you enter the eerie 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.
Overnight Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite - Sacramento
Your journey today takes you over the Tioga Pass into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Experience the valley floor and its splendors including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Continue to California's State capitol, Sacramento, the final destination of the day.
Sacramento - San Francisco
Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, considered one of the greatest cities in the world, offering an incredible range of sightseeing possibilities and fabulous iconic views. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel.
Overnight San Francisco
Transfer independently to San Francisco International Airport for your flight home unless you plan to extend your stay in the area
2024 Friday departures
April 12, 19
May 3, 17, 31
June 7, 21
July 5, 12, 26
August 9, 23, 30
September 13, 27
2025 Friday departures
- Welcome Reception and meet your fellow travelers
- Deluxe transportation throughout
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- 1 night moderate accommodations in Los Angeles
- 1 night moderate accommodations in Phoenix
- 1 night moderate accommodations in Grand Canyon
- 1 night moderate accommodations in Page/Lake Powell
- 1 night moderate accommodations in Bryce Canyon
- 2 nights moderate accommodations in Las Vegas
- 1 night moderate accommodations in Mammoth Lakes
- 1 night moderate accommodations in Sacramento
- 1 night moderate accommodations in San Francisco
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes, service charges and baggage (one suitcase per person)
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Entrances fees to sites not explicitly listed as included
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
- Visa fees if applicable
- Experience the coastal vibes of San Diego during day long sightseeing tour of the city
- Discover the famed mid-century architecture of “Hollywood’s desert retreat” during a visit to Palm Springs
- Gaze at the majesty of the Grand Canyon
- Relive American western film history, witnessing the iconic western landscapes of Monument Valley
- Capture the unique rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park
- Enjoy leisure time for shopping, gambling, eating, or all the above in glitzy Las Vegas
- Post an Instagram of yourself at the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign
- Traverse the lowest and driest spot within the western hemisphere: Death Valley National Park
- Explore the magnificent falls during a visit to majestic Yosemite National Park (weather permitting)
- Take in the sites and sounds of the city by the Bay, San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf
- Ride a cable car during and extensive night tour of San Francisco and enjoy an authentic local dinner prepared in the “City by the Bay”
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
18 Oct 2024