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California and the Golden West

Duration 14 days

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Discover the Californian life-style while traveling through this state that is also called the Golden State. Get stars in your eyes in glitzy Hollywood, feel the force of nature at the Grand Canyon and road trip down one of the most iconic roads in American history, all in two weeks, on California and the Golden West.

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 and glamour. 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 and Free Time
This morning, see the best Los Angeles has to offer. Stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre. Drive along the Sunset Strip and stop in Santa Monica. The afternoon and evening are free.
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DAY 3

Los Angeles – San Diego
Head along the coast to charming San Diego, set around a sweeping bay. Enjoy a sightseeing tour and discover the beautifully restored Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and Historic Old Town San Diego. It was here in 1769 that Father Junipero Serra came to establish the first of 21 missions that became the cornerstones of California.
Hotel: Days Inn
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DAY 4

San Diego – Scottsdale
Leaving the coast behind you, cross the Arizona state line and Colorado River before heading to the Valley of the Sun and fashionable Scottsdale.
Hotel: The Saguaro Scottsdale
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DAY 5

Scottsdale – Grand Canyon – Flagstaff
Head for the Grand Canyon and meet with a Local Specialist who walks you through the geological life of the canyon. Examine the multicolored rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. This UNESCO Site and Natural Wonder of the World was formed by pinnacles of rock interspersed by jutting promontories. 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 iconic outposts along the celebrated “Mother Road. ” Arrive in larger-than-life Las Vegas-a man-made neon oasis right 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. Consider trying one of the many optional activities available to you today.
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DAY 8

Las Vegas – Visalia
Drive through the stark Mojave Desert before climbing up to the Great Basin Desert through the magnificent mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Continue through the vast plains of the San Joaquin Valley and arrive in Visalia.
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. Enjoy a city tour that includes some of the most famous sites in this fascinating city.
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; your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day.
Meal: Iconic Breakfast

DAY 12

San Francisco – Carmel – Monterey – Pismo Beach
Today, head for Monterey, California’s first capital. Stop in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea and enjoy a stroll down Ocean Avenue. Drive along renowned 17 Mile Drive. Enjoy some of the most beautiful coastal scenery anywhere and watch for sea lions, sea otters and other marine life along the way. Take in the views of Pacific Grove and soak in a bit of California history at Monterey’s Cannery Row before arriving at your hotel in Pismo Beach.
Hotel: Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
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DAY 13

Pismo Beach – Santa Barbara
Travel through the scenic wine country of the Central Coast before arriving at the popular Mediterranean style resort town of Santa Barbara. This old mission town is famous for its Spanish look of red tiled roofs and bougainvillea-covered walls. Stroll down the main street before settling in at your hotel.
Hotel: Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
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DAY 14

Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles
Continue down the coast and back to Los Angeles. Soak in the sun and sea air with a stop in Venice Beach before your trip comes to an end at Los Angeles International Airport.
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Sightseeing Highlights

  • Carmel Visit Carmel-by-the-Sea and stroll down Ocean Avenue
  • Grand Canyon Witness the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with your Local Specialist
  • Las Vegas Explore this entertainment-filled city with its grand hotels and shops
  • Los Angeles Feel like a movie star as you stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Santa Monica
  • Monterey Learn about Steinbeck’s infamous Cannery Row
  • San Diego Visit the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and Historic Old Town
  • San Francisco Get familiar with Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown
  • San Francisco Iconic Breakfast at the famous Boudin Bakery, a local institution since 1849
  • Santa Barbara Unwind in this Mediterranean style resort town along the coast and discover the downtown area
  • Yosemite National Park Take in the 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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California and the Golden West

Discover the Californian life-style while traveling through this state that is also called the Golden State. Get stars in your eyes in glitzy Hollywood, feel the force of nature at the Grand Canyon and road trip down one of the most iconic roads in American history, all in two weeks, on California and the Golden West.

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