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Best of the West

Duration 12 days

Destinations visited :
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Fast paced fun in Sin City and leisurely strolls through the pine-scented forests of Yosemite National Park are on offer in the Golden West. Kicking off in the City of Angels and ending in the City by the Bay, experience the Cali lifestyle, the thrill of the Grand Canyon and the American Dream on Route 66. Tempted? This is the Best of the West, tailored by you.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Arrive Los Angeles (2 Nights)
Welcome to Los Angeles, the city of glitz, glamour and stars. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Hotel: Red Lion Anaheim
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DAY 2

Los Angeles Sightseeing
This morning, set out to see the best Los Angeles has to offer-from wealthy Beverly Hills mansions to eclectic Hollywood. Stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre with its celebrity handprints, footprints and autographs. Drive along the Sunset Strip and visit Santa Monica.
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DAY 3

Los Angeles – San Diego
Head south along the coast to charming San Diego, a Spanish-influenced city. On arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour and discover the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and Historic Old Town San Diego. It was here in 1769 that Father Junipero Serra established the first of 21 missions that became the cornerstones of California.
Hotel: Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle
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DAY 4

San Diego – Scottsdale
Leaving the coast behind you, climb 4,000 feet (1,219 metres), passing through the Cleveland National Forest and hugging the United States-Mexico border. Cross the Arizona state line and Colorado River before heading to the Valley of the Sun and Scottsdale.
Hotel: The Saguaro Scottsdale
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DAY 5

Scottsdale – Grand Canyon – Flagstaff
Continue through the Sonoran Desert. Head for the Grand Canyon with its awe-inspiring views and meet with a Local Specialist who walks you through the geological life of the canyon. Examine the multicoloured rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation, a UNESCO Site and Natural Wonder of the World. Later this afternoon, arrive in Flagstaff, a famous outpost on Historic Route 66.
Hotel: Ramada Flagstaff East
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DAY 6

Flagstaff – Historic Route 66 – Las Vegas (2 Nights)
Call in at Seligman and Kingman, two other iconic outposts along the celebrated “Mother Road. ” Get ready to be amazed as you arrive in larger-than-life Las Vegas-an entertainment oasis in the middle of the desert.
Hotel: Circus Circus Las Vegas
Meal: Continental Breakfast

DAY 7

Las Vegas Free Time
Enjoy a free day in Las Vegas to pursue your own interests. Explore this city with its grand hotels and shops and consider trying one of the many optional activities available.
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DAY 8

Las Vegas – Visalia
Leave Las Vegas, driving through the stark Mojave Desert. Marvel at the magnificent mountains of the Sierra Nevada before continuing through the vast fertile plains of the San Joaquin Valley, the “Breadbasket of California. ” Arrive in Visalia for your overnight stay.
Hotel: Wyndham Visalia
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DAY 9

Visalia – Yosemite National Park – Modesto
Nothing can quite prepare you for the incredible scenery of Yosemite National Park. Be surrounded by breathtaking panoramas of lush forests and verdant meadows framed by El Capitan and iconic Half Dome. Overnight in Modesto, the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas in the nation.
Hotel: Baymont Inn and Suites
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DAY 10

Modesto – San Francisco (2 Nights)
Travel back toward the California coast, across the Bay Bridge and into San Francisco, the famous “City by the Bay. ” Your city tour includes the bustling Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio and North Beach. This evening, consider joining an optional Chinatown walking tour, complete with a Chinese dinner.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Meal: Continental Breakfast

DAY 11

San Francisco Free Time
In the morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849. The rest of the day is free. There are many options to choose from: an excursion to the Napa/Sonoma wine country area, a visit to Muir Woods, a cruise past Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge, a guided walk along the Golden Gate Bridge and much more. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day.
Meal: Iconic Breakfast

DAY 12

Depart San Francisco
This morning, bid farewell to the Golden West, your Travel Director and your fellow travellers or extend your stay at the Vacations Inn.
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Sightseeing Highlights

  • Grand Canyon Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder of the World with a Local Specialist
  • Las Vegas Explore this entertainment-filled city with its grand hotels and shops
  • Los Angeles See the very best Hollywood has to offer
  • San Diego Explore the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and Old Town
  • San Francisco Get familiar with Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown
  • San Francisco Iconic Breakfast at renowned Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849
  • Yosemite National Park Take in breathtaking views of the valley floor

Dining Highlights

  • 3 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
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Best of the West

Fast paced fun in Sin City and leisurely strolls through the pine-scented forests of Yosemite National Park are on offer in the Golden West. Kicking off in the City of Angels and ending in the City by the Bay, experience the Cali lifestyle, the thrill of the Grand Canyon and the American Dream on Route 66. Tempted? This is the Best of the West, tailored by you.

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