Western Highlights - San Francisco, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Los Angeles

12 days from £2,249pp.


Pacific Coast Highway

Visit: Pacific Coast Highway, USA

San Francisco

Visit: San Francisco, USA

Los Angeles

Visit: Los Angeles, USA

Yosemite National Park

Visit: Yosemite National Park, USA

Las Vegas

Visit: Las Vegas, USA

About the Tour

A true taste of California and beyond as we explore some of the Western National parks and iconic cities. We begin in the stunning San Francisco, where you can enjoy the spectacular sights of America’s ‘most beautiful’ city. We then partake in an adventure to the Yosemite National Park, where you’ll be treated to views of beautiful waterfalls, granite peaks and wonderful wildlife. Heading to the lively Las Vegas, we visit the marvellous Grand Canyon, where you can even join a helicopter trip over the spectacular sight that has been carved by the Colorado River. From Las Vegas we head to Los Angeles, where guests will get the opportunity to visit Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. On this tour, guests will also have to opportunity to see the beautiful Zion National Park, San Diego, Monterey and Carmel, making for the ultimate American holiday experience.

Tour Includes


  • 10 nights hotel
  • Flights to San Francisco and from Los Angeles
  • Airport transfers in the USA
  • Fully escorted in the USA by a Tour Manager
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
Dates & Prices

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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Your Itinerary

    Fly to San Francisco International Airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a three-night stay. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome reception.

    San Fransisco

    San Fransisco

    This morning, join a half-day city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Centre and Fisherman’s Wharf. From the top of Twin Peaks, enjoy the spectacular view and see for yourself why many consider San Francisco to be the most beautiful city in America.

    Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in 'the City by the Bay', perhaps take a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can enjoy local seafood, famous sourdough breads or Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. You can also take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to observe 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. For a spot of retail therapy, visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store.

    Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist you in planning your next two days in the city.

    Monterey

    Monterey

    Join our optional tour to Monterey and Carmel. We travel along the Pacific Coast to the Monterey Bay Peninsula and visit Cannery Row, made famous by the John Steinbeck novel. Today's visit also includes admission to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium – one of the most respected aquariums in the world – showcasing some 200 exhibits on marine life.

    Continue along 17-Mile Drive, admiring the natural scenery and gorgeous homes. Enjoy time in the charming community of Carmel, known for its art galleries and shops, before returning to San Francisco.

    Yosemite National Park

    Yosemite National Park

    Today we leave San Francisco for an included full-day adventure to Yosemite National Park. Known for its magnificent waterfalls, granite peaks and remarkable wildlife, Yosemite is one of America’s favourite National Parks.

    We will explore the park by motorcoach, but you will also have time on the valley floor to enjoy the spectacular scenery and enjoy an included all-American picnic.

    Tonight we will stay overnight in the Yosemite/Fresno area.

    Las Vegas

    Las Vegas

    Today, we travel through the Mojave Desert on our way to Las Vegas for a three-night stay. A late afternoon arrival in the dazzling 'Entertainment Capital of the World' will give you enough time to start enjoying this fantastic city right away.

    Your Tour Director will assist you in arranging whatever you want to do, whether it's shopping, seeing a show, enjoying the fine dining, or joining an optional evening tour.

    Grand Canyon

    Grand Canyon

    This morning, we head off on an included visit to the Grand Canyon. We first stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome sign, where you may wish to capture a photo memory of Las Vegas, before making our way to the Grand Canyon.

    On the way, admire the beauty of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S. formed by the Hoover Dam.

    At the Grand Canyon, you will have time to take in the views on your own and if you choose, join an optional helicopter trip over the canyon, a rafting trip on the Colorado, or walk on the Skywalk platform.

    ZION NATIONAL PARK

    ZION NATIONAL PARK

    Today, you can choose to spend the day how you wish – maybe do a little shopping at one of the fine shopping outlets in Las Vegas, lounge by the hotel pool, or join an optional tour.

    One of the possibilities would be a full-day trip to Zion National Park, known for its majestic canyons, tumbling waterfalls and amazing wildlife.

    Today's visit will also include a guided walk, as well as an all-American picnic lunch.

    Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    Today, we leave Las Vegas and head to Los Angeles for a three-night stay. Our journey takes us through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown area and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains.

    This city in the desert was once known as the winter retreat of stars like Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell and Elvis Presley. Today, it is a flourishing resort town with great shops, restaurants and year-round desert climate. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis.

    Along the way we will pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival, due to the abundance of this crop in the Coachella Valley.

    We will arrive at our hotel in Los Angeles late afternoon.

    LOS ANGELES

    LOS ANGELES

    This morning, we enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles, including the hip Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood and posh Beverly Hills.

    We will stop by the 'finish line' of historic Route 66, see an iconic Californian lifeguard tower made famous by the TV series Baywatch, walk on the boulevard of stars and have the chance to take a photo of the famous Hollywood sign.

    The afternoon is yours to explore more on your own or join an optional excursion to Universal Studios, where you will learn all about how movies are made.

    City of San Diego California Downtown Sunset

    City of San Diego California Downtown Sunset

    Today, enjoy an optional full-day excursion to San Diego. We travel south through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego, the second largest city in California. San Diego enjoys year-round mild weather and a location on the San Diego Bay. Enjoy a city tour including the historic Old Town, the Gas Lamp district, and the bay-front picturesque Seaport Village.

    For a different view of the city, you can join an optional cruise on the bay before returning to Los Angeles in the late afternoon.

    Transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the U.K.

    Arrival in the U.K.

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • San Francisco
    • Yosemite
    • Las Vegas
    • Grand Canyon (West Rim)
    • Los Angeles

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Full day excursion to Monterey & Carmel
    • Las Vegas by Night Tour
    • Las Vegas Show & Dinner
    • Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight or Skywalk
    • Full day excursion to Zion National Park
    • Full Day to San Diego

    Notes

      

    Single Room Supplement from £529.00 (12 days).

    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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    Accommodation

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

    You will stay for three nights in San Francisco at the Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway and overnight in the Yosemite/Fresno area at the Piccadilly Inn Shaw. In Las Vegas you will stay for three nights at the Luxor, then for three nights at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Torrance – South Bay in Los Angeles.

    All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard.

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

    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.

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    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.

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