Fly to Los Angeles and embark on an ultimate American adventure! This tour combines the bright lights and razzmatazz of Las Vegas, stunning San Francisco and some of America’s Great natural wonders, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Yosemite National Park. What’s more, you’ll discover the delights of California, on the West Coast, with visits to San Diego and the sun-drenched Palm Springs, on this once-in-a-lifetime holiday to America. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.
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Fly to Los Angeles where you will be transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Today we travel south through San Jan Capistrano and San Clemente for an included visit to the delightful city of San Diego. San Diego is the second largest city in California and is renowned for its year round mild weather and our included city tour will introduce you to the main sights. After the city tour enjoy an optional San Diego sightseeing cruise. Relax in comfort on the observation deck during your one-hour trip as our professional crew narrates the rich history, local points of interest and facts about San Diego’s landmarks and military.
We head east to the desert town of Palm Springs, favoured as a winter holiday spot for stars such as Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. In the afternoon, we cross the Colorado River, the region’s main source of irrigation water, and enter the state of Arizona. Soon you will see the Saguaro cacti, well-known icons of the southwest desert. By late afternoon, we arrive in the metropolitan area of Phoenix and we stay overnight in one of its closest neighbourhoods such as Scottsdale.
Grand Canyon National Park
Enjoy one of the highlights of our tour today, as we head to the incredible Grand Canyon. We travel north and leave the low desert behind and enter the Mexican Highlands of central Arizona before reaching the enchanting Red Rock Country. We pass through Sedona, a town surrounded by striking landscape filled with incredible rock formations, and enter Oak Creek Canyon where a winding road takes you to the Colorado Plateau. The Plateau extends all the way to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Canyon itself was carved in layer upon layer of sedimentary rock, over thousands of year. During your stay you may wish to join an optional helicopter flight to appreciate the immensity of the Grand Canyon from the air. This evening we stay overnight in the Grand Canyon area.
Monument Valley & Page
Our journey today takes us through the Monument Valley Navajo Indian Reservation. Enjoy an optional flight partly crossing the Grand Canyon, landing near Monument Valley. After a bus tour with a Navajo guide you will fly from Monument Valley to Page with views of Lake Powell. Alternatively, join an optional hour-long ground tour with Navajo guides who will introduce you to their rich heritage. Enter the valley for a close look at monumental sandstone formations such as ‘Elephant Butte’ and the ‘Left and Right Mittens’ formations. Later we arrive in the town of Page, where we stay overnight.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Fabulous views await today as we continue our journey into the Mormon state of Utah, passing through Kanab before entering the awe-inspiring Bryce Canyon and its world of multi-coloured sandstone spires and pinnacles, known as Hoodoos. You may like to join an optional Antelope Canyon Tour to discover this slot canyon known for beautiful colours on the sandstone. Our Navajo guide will take you on a walk on the canyon bottom before we continue to our overnight hotel in the Bryce Canyon area.
Zion National Park & Las Vegas
Zion National Park
Today we continue to discover the Colorado Plateau as we head south to Zion National Park and take in the views of the massive rock formations. View a chasm up to 3,000ft / 900m in depth carved by the Virgin River over the last 13 million years. Experience the beauty of the orange, red and white sandstone from the bottom of the chasm. The peace and quiet of this area inspired early pioneers to give it the name it bears today. After the natural wonders you have seen over the last few days, we travel to the city of Las Vegas for a two night stay. Originally founded as an agricultural settlement, the town was almost abandoned but began to thriving after the state of Nevada adopted liberal gaming laws. Enjoy an optional Las Vegas by night tour accompanied by your tour director, which will introduce you to the highlights of Las Vegas
Free Time in Las Vegas
Day at leisure to explore the many attractions of Las Vegas. Perhaps take an optional Indian Adventure and Skywalk which begins with an aerial sightseeing tour to Grand Canyon West and the Hualapai Indian Lands. Enjoy a rustic ground excursion of the Hualapai lands, a light meal at the edge of the canyon, the Skywalk, and a return flight. Alternatively, enjoy an optional Grand Voyager Flight starting with an aerial tour (fixed wing charter aircraft) of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and west rim of the Grand Canyon before landing at Grand Canyon West. Descend to the canyon floor by helicopter. A boat excursion on the Colorado River and then returning to the top of the rim by helicopter. Visit native Hualapai Indians during a short, coach tour. A light meal is also included.
Death Valley & Mammoth Lakes
We leave Las Vegas and embark on a sharp contrast to the glitz and glamour of the city with a visit to Death Valley. We ascend the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort of Mammoth Lakes for an overnight stay. Please note if Tiago Pass is closed, the overnight in Mammoth Lakes will not be possible and the tour will overnight in Visalia/Fresno instead.
Yosemite National Park Gateway
Yosemite National Park
Today takes us into the scenic wonderland of the Yosemite National Park. Take in the splendid glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome and the beautiful Bridal Falls. We then head to the Modesto area for an overnight stay.
Depart early this morning and head to the amazing city of San Francisco, where we stay for two nights.
Perhaps enjoy an optional San Francisco Bay Cruise lasting approximately 1 hour and sailing past the San Francisco skyline, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge, and also passing the famous island of Alcatraz. This evening, why not enjoy an optional tour of San Francisco by night, with dinner included. Start with a cable car ride over Nob Hill before taking a stroll through China Town. After dinner continue onto Treasure Island where you can enjoy a captivating panoramic view of the San Francisco skyline.
San Francisco Streets
Enjoy a full day in San Francisco to enjoy the sights at your leisure. Alternatively, why not join one of our optional excursions. Why not bike the Golden Gate Bridge and visit Sausalito on an optional excursion? Or, join an optional tour to Muir Woods, to see the giant redwood Sequioa trees, taking in Sausalito, and driving onto the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Alternatively, you may wish to join a full-day optional tour to Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries, or an optional seaplane flight to experience the local scenery from the air.
Monterey/Carmel to Pismo Beach
Pacific Coast Highway
We depart San Francisco this morning and continue south through Silicon Valley, an area known for its large concentration of computer companies. It was here in the late 1950’s that the most important developments in computer technology took place. Companies like Hewlett Packard, Apple Computers and Intel greatly contributed to the region’s economy. After passing San Jose, on the southern end of Silicon Valley, we return to the Pacific Coast. We continue to the Monterey Peninsula, one of the most scenic and picturesque parts of California. Later we arrive in the Pismo Beach area for an overnight stay.
Today we head back to Los Angeles and enjoy a beautiful drive into Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. We continue to Los Angeles arriving later this afternoon. Enjoy an optional visit to Santa Monica Pier with a casual lunch included at Bubba Gump. We continue to our hotel near the airport for an overnight stay.
Transfer to Los Angeles airport for the overnight return flight to the U.K.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
Why not go the night before your
holiday for a relaxing start? You can park for FREE
for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford
North and enjoy an overnight stay with English
breakfast from just £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. We’ll then
collect you from the hotel on the day of departure
and return you there at the end of your holiday.
To book this package, please call the hotel on
01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
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more details when you book your holiday.
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On Single Traveller holidays and
coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or
more, you don’t even have to think
about getting to your local joining point. If you live
within 20 miles of one of our free joining points
we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to
meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back
home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just
£30 per booking each way for up to four people
If you live a little further afield, you can also take
advantage of this convenient option for an
additional charge – please enquire at the time
Return flights are with British Airways from London Heathrow to Los Angeles. Regional connections from Manchester and Newcastle to Heathrow are available at a supplement. All prices and airports are subject to availability. Flight supplements may apply. Please call for more details. This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.
All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.
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On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.