About the tour: Western Bonanza

A spectacular tour of western America, enjoying a wealth of incredible sights, sounds and experiences! Discover the famous 'City by the Bay', San Francisco, stroll the glitzy main street of the ‘Biggest Little City in the World’, Reno, and transport yourself to another planet as you explore the Craters of the Moon National Monument. You will also enjoy the limitless natural majesty of the world’s first national park, Yellowstone, and witness the stunning rugged peaks of the Grand Teton mountain range, before immersing yourself in the sights of Salt Lake City and exploring the unique rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park. Gaze at the majestic Grand Canyon, traverse through historic Route 66, and spend time indulging as you shop, gamble or eat in glitzy Las Vegas. Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame and find your favourite celebrity’s star, witnessing the glamour of Los Angeles unfold, and discover Santa Barbara, 'California’s Riviera', known for its Mediterranean flair and picturesque scenery. The journey ends with a trip through America’s capital of technology innovation, Silicon Valley. This line-up boasts an unrivalled touring experience and serves some of the world's most fantastic sights on a plate; don't forget your camera!

Tour Includes

  • 17 nights hotel
  • Return flights to San Francisco
  • Airport transfers in the USA
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
  • Fully escorted in the USA by a Tour Director

19 days from £2899 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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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 to San Francisco, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Today, enjoy a morning city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Center 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.

    This afternoon and evening are at leisure. Perhaps take a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can enjoy a real 'taste of San Francisco', sampling local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s chocolate. 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.

    Golden Gate Bridge
    Golden Gate Bridge

    Included Highlights

    • San Francisco City Tour

    Today we depart for Sacramento, capital of the 'Golden State'. A stop will be made in Old Town, once a bustling centre of the gold rush and terminus of the Pony Express.

    Continue to gorgeous Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

    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 to Reno and your hotel, where you may be tempted to try your luck in the casino!

    Lake Tahoe
    Lake Tahoe

    Included Highlights

    • Reno
    • Virginia City
    • Lake Tahoe

    Today, we journey through the Black Rock Desert and across the plains of northern Nevada, following the Humboldt River along the route that was once used by early pioneers on the Oregon and California Trails.

    Visit Elko, the formerly 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.

    Black Rock Desert
    Black Rock Desert

    Included Highlights

    • Black Rock Desert
    • Elko
    • Twin Falls

    Leaving Twin Falls, we will cross the Snake River, known as 'The River of No Return.'

    We 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, we arrive at Yellowstone National Park, 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 the tour include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Canyon’s majestic falls (seasonal). An incredible day of spectacular scenery!


    Included Highlights

    • Yellowstone Sightseeing Tour

    This morning’s journey is through 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.

    We continue to Jackson Hole, the sophisticated 'Crown Jewel' of the Rocky Mountains. We then travel through southern Idaho to Salt Lake City, the capital of the state of Utah and most populous, known for the Mormon community. See the State Capitol building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle, before arriving at the hotel for the evening.

    Perhaps enjoy dinner at the Roof Restaurant for panoramic views of Temple Square this evening (optional).

    Grand Teton National Park
    Grand Teton National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Grand Teton National Park
    • Salt Lake City

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Dinner in Salt Lake City
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in local currency (cash payments).

    Heading south this morning, we will pass through Provo, home to Brigham Young University, en-route to Canyonlands National Park. Today you will see a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the Rivers. We will visit some of the most scenic spots of the Island in the Sky mesa, that rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1000 feet above the surrounding terrain.

    We continue on to Moab for tonight's stay.

    Canyonlands National Park
    Canyonlands National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Canyonlands National Park

    Today we visit Arches National Park, one of Utah’s 'Mighty 5'. Once in the park, you will discover a landscape of contrasting colours, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. With over 2000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles and giant balanced rocks, this red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations and inspire you with its most unique scenery.

    This evening, enjoy an optional jet boat float trip on the Mighty Colorado River.

    Arches National Park
    Arches National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Arches National Park

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Moab Jet Boat Tour
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in local currency (cash payments).

    Visit Capitol Reef National Park, a destination of extraordinary natural beauty, established in 1937 to protect a unique geological feature.

    We then continue to spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, known as '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.

    Capitol Reef National Park
    Capitol Reef National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Bryce Canyon
    • 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. We arrive at the Grand Canyon, one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colourful canyon’s plunging gorges and rising spires, formed by the mighty Colorado River.

    Our overnight stay is in Flagstaff.

    Grand Canyon
    Grand Canyon

    Included Highlights

    • Grand Canyon
    • Lake Powell

    We descend the high Coconino Plateau into the Mojave Desert. Along the way, we pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed historic Route 66 that looks as if it was frozen in time 60 years ago.

    Onward to Las Vegas, the dazzling 'Entertainment Capital of the World.'

    Seligman, Route 66
    Seligman Route 66

    Included Highlights

    • Seligman , Route 66

    We have a day at leisure! Enjoy all that Las Vegas offers, with its dazzling lights and famous sights. In addition to shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-calibre shows, you might simply stroll the famous strip or take an optional trip to Death Valley, one of the hottest, driest, and lowest places on the surface of the Earth.

    Las Vegas
    Sign on Las Vegas strip,Nevada

    Included Highlights

    • Las Vegas

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Death Valley
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in local currency (cash payments).

    Today starts with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas welcome sign, where you may wish to capture your photo memory.

    We then travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert, where strands of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape.

    Upon arrival in Los Angeles, we will enjoy a tour including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills, before reaching our hotel.

    Mojave Desert
    Mojave Desert

    Included Highlights

    • Las Vegas Welcome Sign
    • Los Angeles Tour
    • Mojave Desert

    Today, either spend the day exploring Los Angeles at your leisure, or take an optional full-day tour visiting the world’s largest movie studio and theme park: Universal Studios. For passengers leaving the tour today, we will arrive at the hotel by 18:00 hours.

    Hollywood Boulevard
    Hollywood Boulevard

    Included Highlights

    • Los Angeles

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Universal Studios Hollywood
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in local currency (cash payments).

    Travel north along the beautiful Pacific coast this morning, passing through the beach communities of Santa Monica and Malibu. Stop by the 'finish line' of historic Route 66 and at an iconic Californian lifeguard tower made famous by Baywatch.

    Then on to Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Stop for lunch and enjoy the Spanish architecture before continuing to a quaint central coast town.

    Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara

    Included Highlights

    • Santa Barbara

    This morning, we make our way north to Carmel. Enjoy browsing through the shops and galleries of this famous colony.

    Then, travelling further north, we visit Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf.

    We continue to San Francisco, the 'City by the Bay.' The tour concludes upon arrival at the hotel.


    Included Highlights

    • San Francisco
    • Monterey
    • Carmel

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

    Arrival in the UK.

    All rooms have to be requested with our Partner, ATI. Once we have confirmed your requirements we will send you a new confirmation invoice. ATI Terms and Conditions do not allow any name changes once your booking is confirmed.

    This tour requires customers to have a certain degree of fitness as it is a very full itinerary.  Wheelchairs must be prior approved by ATI.  This is due to luggage space being at a premium on the coach.  Customers are subject to 1 piece of hold luggage each, additional pieces are subject to approval by ATI and may be charged at a supplement.  Passengers with medical conditions which impair their travels and may require assistance must make these conditions known at the time of booking. Tour Directors are not permitted to personally intervene or assist in medical emergencies, or assist passengers with prior medical conditions. Passengers with physical challenges must always travel with a companion who can assist them. All coaches are equipped with a lavatory. As facilities for properly serving the lavatory are extremely limited outside major metropolitan areas, the on-board lavatory is principally intended for emergency use. Of course, frequent stops are made throughout the day for the customers comfort. You may find that your tour coach does not have seat belts as American Law doesn't require them.

    Please note, due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be aged 21 years or over.  Persons under 21 years of age cannot enter casinos (including those in hotels) alone in the USA and must be accompanied at all times by an adult aged 21 or over.


    Travel Authorisation via the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) is required prior to travelling to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program, for which an additional charge of approximately $14 per person is made. Log onto the ESTA Web site at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and complete an online application in English. The web-based system will prompt you to answer basic biographical and eligibility questions typically requested on a paper I-94W form. Applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, however, DHS recommends that applications be submitted no less than 72 hours prior to travel.

    It is your responsibility to ensure you hold the correct passport and visa (if required) to enter the United States of America.  If you are in any doubt please contact the appropriate embassy.

    Travel Insurance from £92.00 (19 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £1,099.00 (19 days).

    Western Bonanza 19 days from £2899pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463


    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.

    During the tour you will stay in hotels such as:


    • Hotel Carlton, San Francisco

    • Harrah's Reno

    • Red Lion Hotel, Twin Falls

    • Gray Wolf Inn, Yellowstone

    • Hotel RL Salt Lake City

    • Moab Valley Inn, Moab

    • Bryce View Lodge, Bryce Canyon

    • Days Hotel Flagstaff

    • Luxor Las Vegas (Pyramid Rooms)

    • Crowne Plaza LAX, Los Angeles

    • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Santa Maria, Central Coast

    • Hotel Carlton, San Francisco


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


    All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard.

    Your Flights

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

    Estimated 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.
    Return flights to San Francisco are available from Heathrow and Manchester.

    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

    Customer Reviews