NEW About the tour: America's National Parks Explorer

America’s National Parks have long been a highlight of America’s natural charm. With jaw-dropping scenery, serene lakes and a spectrum of colours, reaching across dramatic landscapes, it’s easy to see why they make some of the USA’s most popular tourist attractions. From the magnificent city of San Francisco, famous for the Golden Gate Bridge and the world’s last manually operated Cable Car system, embark on a journey throughout some of America’s most beautiful, fascinating and popular National Parks. From the stunning Lake Tahoe, to Yellowstone, Arches National Park, Bryce canyon and, of course, the world-famous Grand Canyon, you will get a true taste of what natural wonders the United States has to offer. Your escorted tour will also include visits to some of the world’s most famous cities, including glitzy Las Vegas and the bright lights of the dazzling Strip, as well as the glamorous city of Los Angeles, visiting the opulent districts such as Hollywood and Beverly Hills. You will also take a journey along the iconic Route 66, visit Salt Lake City and the Black Rock Desert, this escorted tour of western America is certainly living the American Dream.

Tour Includes


  • 14 nights hotel
  • Inbound flight to San Francisco & return flight from Los Angeles
  • Airport transfers in the USA
  • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person)
  • Escorted in the USA by a Tour Manager

16 days from £2,899 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
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.
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    Fly into San Francisco International Airport and to your hotel for a two-night stay.

    Today we will spend time in ‘The City by the Bay’, where we will take a guided city tour that visiting Union Square, the Civic Centre and Fisherman's Wharf. Standing on a hilltop, watching the fog swirl in through the Golden Gate, it is easy to understand why many consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure, perhaps take a cable car ride to Fisherman's Wharf where you may enjoy a "Taste of San Francisco": local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli's Chocolate. Or, take a stroll by Sea Lions' Marina to watch them frolic and play. 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.

    San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge
    San Francisco

    Included highlights

    • San Francisco

    This morning, we depart for Sacramento, capital of the "Golden State." A stop will be made in the old town, once a bustling centre of the Gold Rush and terminus of the Pony Express. We will then continue on to gorgeous Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It’s said the sun shines for 75% of the year at Lake Tahoe and with its waters being 99.994% pure, is actually one of the purest large lakes in the world! In the afternoon you will visit Virginia City, a 19th century mining metropolis where the Old West comes to life. A short drive takes you on to Reno and your hotel where we will stay overnight, you may even be tempted to try your luck in the casino.

    Lake Tahoe
    Lake Tahoe

    Included highlights

    • Sacramento
    • Lake Tahoe
    • Virginia City

    Journey through the Black Rock Desert and across the plains of northern Nevada. Follow the Humboldt River along the route that was once used by early pioneers on the Oregon and California Trails. Visit Elko, the former rough and tumble town that once sat at the end of the tracks laid from the west by the Central Pacific Railroad. Cross the state line at Jackpot and enter Twin Falls, located within Idaho's Magic Valley region where we will stay overnight.

    Twin Falls
    Twin Falls

    Included highlights

    • Black Rock Desert
    • Twin Falls

    Leaving Twin Falls, we will cross the Snake River, also known as "The River of No Return." Then visit Craters of the Moon National Monument. This eerie desert landscape so closely resembles lunar conditions that the training for the first men on the moon actually took place here. Later this afternoon you arrive at Yellowstone National Park where we will enjoy a two-night stay. Yellowstone was established in 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant as the nation's first National Park.

    Craters of the Moon National Monument
    Craters of the Moon National Monument

    Included highlights

    • Yellowstone National Park
    • Craters of the Moon National Monument

    Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland. Highlights of your tour will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Canyon's majestic falls (seasonal). Yellowstone is home to over 60% of the world’s geysers, erupting regularly offering a volcanic spectacle, wowing visitors for millions of people each year. With one of the largest concentrations of wild animals in America, with wolves, bison and grizzly and black bears, to name a few, making Yellowstone their home.

    Yellowstone
    Yellowstone Guided Sightseeing Tour

    Included highlights

    • Yellowstone Guided Sightseeing Tour

    This morning's journey is through the rugged, snow-capped mountains which welcome you to Grand Teton National Park. Visit the Snake River Outlook and try your eye at capturing the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adam's iconic shot. This prairie land is home to wild buffalo (Tatonka!), moose and elk. Continue to Jackson Hole, the sophisticated "Crown Jewel" of the Rocky Mountains. Travel through southern Idaho to Salt Lake City in the Mormon State of Utah, where we will stay overnight. See the State Capitol building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle before arriving at the hotel for the evening. Why not treat yourself to a spot of dinner at the Roof Restaurant? This optional delight has the perfect setting, with panoramic views of Temple Square.

    Grand Teton National Park
    Grand Teton National Park

    Included highlights

    • Grand Teton National Park
    • Salt Lake City

    Optional highlights

    • Roof Restaurant Dinner

    Spend the morning exploring Salt Lake City. Then travel to Moab, where the landscape is distinguished by thousand-foot-deep canyons as well as snow-capped peaks. Moab is home to two of The Mighty 5® National Parks, Arches National Park and Canyonlands. We will stay in Moab for two nights.

    Included highlights

    • Moab

    Journey today to two of America's most spectacular National Parks. Your first stop, Arches National Park, home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the awe-inspiring Delicate Arch. Then it's on to Canyonlands National Park, where you will explore the colour drenched landscape of sandstone eroded into hundreds of canyons, mesas and buttes by the forces of time and the Colorado River. This evening enjoy an optional Jet Boat Float trip on the mighty Colorado River.

    Canyonlands National Park
    Canyonlands National Park

    Included highlights

    • Canyonlands National Park
    • Arches National Park

    Visit Capitol Reef National Park, a destination of extraordinary natural beauty, established in 1937 to protect a unique geological feature. Continue to spectacular Bryce Canyon for an overnight stay. Here, a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, "hoodoos", will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations and the aroma of pinewood campfires.

    Capitol Reef National Park
    Capitol Reef National Park

    Included highlights

    • Bryce Canyon National Park
    • Capitol Reef National Park

    Today, we travel to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red rock canyon walls. After crossing the Colorado, we enter the Navajo Indian Reservation and drive through the Painted Desert via Cameron Trading Post. Arriving at the Grand Canyon, one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world, we will make a stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colourful canyon's plunging gorges and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River. We then travel on to Flagstaff for an overnight stay.

    Lake powell
    Lake powell

    Included highlights

    • Grand Canyon
    • Lake powell

    Descend the high Coconino Plateau into the Mojave Desert. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed Historic Route 66, that looks as if it were frozen in time 60 years ago. We will then travel onward to Las Vegas, the dazzling ‘Entertainment Capital of the World' for a two-night stay.

    Seligman Route 66
    Seligman

    Included highlights

    • Seligman & Route 66

    Today is a day at leisure, giving you time to enjoy all that fabulous Las Vegas has to offer, and here, seeing really is believing in this 24-hour city! In addition to impressive shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-calibre shows, you could take a stroll along the famous Strip or enjoy a spot of fine dining in some of the world's most famous restaurants. Or, you could join us for an optional trip to Death Valley, one of the hottest, driest, and lowest places on the surface of the Earth.

    Las Vegas
    Las Vegas

    Included highlights

    • Las Vegas

    Optional highlights

    • Death Valley

    We start today with a stop at the iconic ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign, where you may wish to capture your photo memory. We will then travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles you will enjoy a tour including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills, before reaching your hotel for an overnight stay.

    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles

    Included highlights

    • Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign Photo Opportunity
    • Los Angeles - Hollywood, Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills Tour

    Transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.

    Morning arrival in UK.


    NEW America's National Parks Explorer 16 days from £2,899pp

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    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    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.

    Throughout your holiday, you will stay at the hotels detailed below, or similar.

    You will spend 2-nights at the Hotel Carlton, San Francisco, moving on to Harrah’s Reno, Reno for a one night stay. In Twin Falls, you will stay for one night at the Shilo Inn Twin Falls before moving on to the Gray Wolf Inn, Yellowstone for 2-nights. In Salt Lake City, you will spend one night at the Little America Hotel, then 2-nights at the Moab Valley Inn, Moab. In Bryce Canyon, you will spend one night at Bryce View Lodge before moving on for one night at the Days Hotel Flagstaff. In Las Vegas, you will stay for 2-nights at the Luxor Las Vegas before completing your tour at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor.  

    All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard and have a restaurant or bar on site or nearby.

    Please note: due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over.

    Your Flights

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.
    Outbound flight to San Francisco and inbound flight from Los Angeles are available from/to London Heathrow. Regional connections may be available at a supplement.

    We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

    Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss.

    All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

    This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880. 

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

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