Western Discovery

Explore what the best of Western United States has to offer as you adventure through its stunning natural landscapes and city sights!
Explore the very best of the Western United States as you journey through its natural landscapes and city sights! Discover the famed architecture of “Hollywood’s desert retreat” during a visit to Palm Springs. Gaze at the majesty of the Grand Canyon and relive American western film history, witnessing the iconic landscapes of Monument Valley and Bryce Canyon National Park. Explore the iconic falls during a visit to Yosemite National Park. Gaze upon the sights of San Francisco including the famed Golden Gate Bridge and get a glimpse of the glamour of Las Vegas, Los Angeles and much more!
15 Days from $3550/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

West Coast, United States

Departures

Thursday Departures from April 9 to March 11, 2021

Included:

  • 14-nights accommodation in premium hotels with a private bath and/or shower
  • Services of a professional multilingual Tour Manager throughout
  • Welcome Reception where you will meet your fellow travellers
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified per the itinerary
  • 1 complimentary breakfast at Page, Lake Powell
  • Transportation by a comfortable air-conditioned motor coach equipped with Wi-Fi throughout
  • Hotel, state and local taxes, service charges, and porterage service (limit one piece of checked luggage per person)
  • Information kit

Not Included:

  • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary
  • Meals are not included in order to allow for more flexibility
  • Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • All prices are per person
  • Hotel services in the United States and Canada customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee and pastries. Variations between the different hotels may result in the following also being available, cereal, cheese, fruit, etc.
  • Each passenger travelling on an escorted tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will be charged at $7.00 per person per day.
  • Due to the nature of this holiday, bags are handled many times, so a durable, reasonably sturdy and clearly labelled bag is required. The Tour Manager will issue you a special luggage tag which should remain on your customer’s bag at all times to help ensure the bag is delivered to, and retrieved from, the hotel room at each destination.
  • All coaches are equipped with air-conditioning and an onboard lavatory. Additionally, coaches may have the following onboard amenities: wi-fi, footrests, luggage nets, movable seats, individually adjustable air conditioning, etc.
  • Complimentary breakfast offered by a hotel may be discontinued at any time with or without notice

Optional Extras:

  • Add the Breakfast Package to your tour to enjoy an included breakfast daily and other special inclusions (14 breakfasts, 1 San Francisco Bay Cruise and 1 all you can eat buffet in Las Vegas)
  • Hop on a harbour cruise of San Diego Bay Take flight over the magnificent Grand Canyon for an unforgettable experience
  • Jump into a Jeep and taking an in-depth tour of Monument Valley
  • Capture the intense colours and ethereal light of Antelope Canyon
  • How about a boot-stompin' dinner with country music fun at Ebenezer’s Barn in Bryce Canyon
  • Experience the glitz and glam of Las Vegas during an extensive evening tour
  • Hop onboard a cable car during an extensive night tour of San Francisco and enjoy dinner tonight in the “City by the Bay”
  • Ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge with vast views of the San Francisco Bay
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch at world famous Bubba Gump at Santa Monica Pier the finishing line of famed route 66

Itinerary

DAY 1: LOS ANGELES ARRIVAL

Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport and transfer independently to the hotel where you will meet your Tour Manager. Enjoy a welcome reception where you will meet your fellow travellers.

DAY 2: LOS ANGELES > THE O.C. > SAN DIEGO > LOS ANGELES

Travel south through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego, the second-largest city in California, renowned for its year-round mild weather. Following a city tour, visit picturesque Seaport Village and San Diego’s relaxing bayfront marketplace. Perhaps enjoy the opportunity for shopping. Return to Los Angeles for the evening.

DAY 3: LOS ANGELES > PALM SPRINGS > PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE

Today your journey takes you through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. A sea of wind turbines marks the entrance to this desert oasis. Afterwards, you will pass through Indio, home to the Int’l Date Festival in the Coachella Valley.

DAY 4: PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE > SEDONA > GRAND CANYON

Travel through the Sonoran Desert, the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas. Continue to Sedona, a city situated in a unique geological area and encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths with such names as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Then drive through the breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park. Majestic Grand Canyon National Park is 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.

DAY 5: GRAND CANYON > MONUMENT VALLEY > PAGE/LAKE POWELL

As you journey further today, you will enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Continue through the Painted Desert and the region of Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the most iconic images of the American West. In the afternoon, enter the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colorado River. Evening at leisure.

DAY 6: PAGE/LAKE POWELL > KANAB > BRYCE CANYON

Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second-highest concrete-arch dam in America. From here you’ll enjoy views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Enter Utah, known for the Mormon Community, pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations.

DAY 7: BRYCE CANYON > ZION > LAS VEGAS

Travel today to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World,” where round-the-clock shopping, nightly shows, and of course gambling are available. As we stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome sign, you may wish to capture a photo memory there.

DAY 8: LAS VEGAS

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to world-class shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-caliber shows, you might simply stroll the famous Strip to take in its amazing sights, or “shop ‘til you drop” at designer outlets.

DAY 9: LAS VEGAS > DEATH VALLEY > MAMMOTH LAKES

Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch/Visitors Center before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renowned for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas. If Tioga pass is closed routing will be done via Fresno.

DAY 10: MAMMOTH LAKES/FRESNO > YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK > SACRAMENTO

Your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park (weather permitting). Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendours including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in nearby Sacramento.

DAY 11: SACRAMENTO > SAN FRANCISCO

Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).

DAY 12: SAN FRANCISCO (NAPA VALLEY OPTIONAL)

Day at leisure! Your Tour Manager is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day - perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where you may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”, local seafood, famous sourdough bread or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch them frolic. 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. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store. You also may choose to embark on a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world-renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).

DAY 13: SAN FRANCISCO > MONTEREY/CARMEL > CENTRAL COAST

Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its magnificent homes and lovely beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Then tour charming Carmel by the Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon your tour continues through Paso Robles, home of fine wineries. Overnight in a quaint Central California Coast town.

DAY 14: CENTRAL COAST > SANTA BARBARA > SANTA MONICA > LOS ANGELES

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in Los Angeles an orientation tour commences to include Hollywood, portions of Beverly Hills and Century City before arriving in Santa Monica, home to the finish line of Historic Route 66, where you may enjoy an optional lunch on the pier before arriving at your hotel.

DAY 15: LOS ANGELES DEPARTURE

Your tour ends upon check out from your hotel.