Western Highlights — West Coast US Tour

West Coast of America Holiday

Unearth the beauty and history that make the West so special. Large cities, such as San Francisco and Las Vegas, will delight tourists with their cosmopolitan flair, while the striking natural wonders of the land in Yosemite, Zion, and Bryce Canyon have a special allure of their own.

11 Days from $3119/person CAD
Family
Guided
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

West Coast, United States

Departures

Selected Friday departures from April to October 2023

Included:

  • 10-nights accommodation in premium hotels with a private bath and/or shower
  • Services of a professional multilingual Tour Manager throughout
  • Enjoy a welcome reception where you will meet your fellow travelers
  • Take in the sites and sounds of the City by the Bay, San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Feel the mists of the magnificent falls at Yosemite National Park (weather permitting)
  • Traverse the Mojave Desert and see its indigenous Joshua Trees
  • Enjoy leisure time for shopping, gambling, eating, or all of the above in glitzy Las Vegas
  • Post an Instagram of yourself at the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign
  • Witness the manmade majesty of Hoover Dam, the tallest in the United States
  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, taking in its natural majesty
  • Discover the famed mid-century architecture relaxed vibes of “Hollywood’s desert retreat” during a visit to Palm Springs
  • Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame and find your favorite celebrity’s star
  • Get a glimpse of all the glamour Los Angeles has to offer with stops at some of its most famous spots
  • 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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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Hotel services in the United States 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 traveling 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 (price is subject to change)
  • Due to the nature of this holiday, bags are handled many times, so a durable, reasonably sturdy, and clearly labeled 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 may be offered by a hotel and discontinued at any time with or without notice
  • Child 11 years and under with 2 adults sharing existing bedding with minimum child age is 7 years (child rates are on request)
  • We can not accept bookings on motorcoach tours for children less than seven (7) years of age. For all tours, children and young adults under the age of 21 must be accompanied by and share their room with an adult at least 21 years of age. Some hotels may also require that at least one of the room occupants is 21 years of age or older

Optional Extras:

  • Add the Breakfast Package to your tour to enjoy an included breakfast daily and other special inclusions
  • Hop on board 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
  • Escape from the city to experience the natural beauty of Muir Woods and the quaint coastal hamlet of Sausalito
  • Take a full-day excursion to experience the charm of Monterey and Carmel, traversing portions of the famed 17 Mile drive in Pebble Beach
  • Experience the glitz and glam of Las Vegas during an extensive evening tour
  • Enjoy more of the excitement that Vegas has to offer with a dinner show
  • Discover the vast majesty of the Grand Canyon from above with a helicopter flight
  • Fulfill a thrill seeker’s dream by walking above the Grand Canyon over the glass floors of the Skywalk
  • Take a full-day excursion from Las Vegas to experience the unparalleled natural beauty of Zion National Park
  • Enjoy thrilling rides and a bit of Hollywood history during a half-day visit to Universal Studios
  • Experience the coastal vibes of San Diego with a full day sightseeing tour of the city, including lunch
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and availability. Optional excursions are to be booked with the Tour Manager
  • Pre and post accommodation

PRIVATE GROUP TRAVEL

All United States escorted tours are available for exclusive groups with a minimum of 10 rooms. Please contact us for dates and prices.

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Itinerary

Day 1: San Francisco Arrival

Your west coast USA tour begins when you arrive at San Francisco International Airport. You will transfer independently to your hotel. Your Tour Director will meet you this afternoon.

Accommodation at the Park Central SF, a Hyatt Affiliated Hotel, San Francisco, or similar

Day 2: Tour San Francisco

This morning, join a half-day city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Center, and Fisherman’s Wharf. From the top of Twin Peaks, enjoy the spectacular view and see for yourself why many consider San Francisco 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 one 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 observe the sea lions frolicing and playing. 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. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist you in planning your next two days in the city.

Accommodation at the Park Central SF, a Hyatt Affiliated Hotel, San Francisco, or similar

Day 3: San Francisco (Monterey/Carmel – 17-mile Drive Optional)

Join an optional tour to Monterey and Carmel. Travel along the Pacific Coast to the Monterey Bay Peninsula. Visit Cannery Row, made famous by the John Steinbeck novel of the same name. Your optional package includes admission to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, showcasing some 200 exhibits on marine life and one of the most respected aquariums in the world. Continue on the 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.

Accommodation at the Park Central SF, a Hyatt Affiliated Hotel, San Francisco, or similar

Day 4: Tour From San Francisco to Yosemite

Join the group for an included all-day adventure to Yosemite National Park. Known for its magnificent waterfalls (seasonal), granite peaks, and remarkable wildlife, Yosemite is one of America’s favorite 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 all-American picnic.

Accommodation at the Piccadilly Inn Shaw, Yosemite Gateway (Fresno), or similar

Day 5: Tour From Yosemite to the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas

Today, travel through the Mojave Desert on your way to Las Vegas. 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 all you want to do whether it is shopping, seeing a show, enjoying the fine dining, or joining an optional evening tour.

Accommodation at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, or similar

Day 6: Tour Las Vegas From/to The Grand Canyon

This morning we stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture a photo memory of Las Vegas before making your way to an included day trip 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 explore the views on your own and if you choose, join an optional helicopter trip over the canyon, or walk on the Skywalk platform.

Accommodation at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, or similar

Day 7: Optional Zion National Park Tour (or stay in Las Vegas)

The day is yours to choose how you spend it. Maybe do a little shopping at one of the fine shopping outlets in Las Vegas, lounge by the pool, or join an optional tour. One of the possibilities would be a full-day trip to Zion National Park. Zion is known for its majestic canyons, waterfalls, and amazing wildlife. Your day visit will include a guided walk as well as an All-American picnic lunch.

Accommodation at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, or similar

Day 8: Travel From Las Vegas to Palm Springs to Los Angeles

Today your journey takes you from Las Vegas 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 a year-round desert climate. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Along the way, you will pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival due to the abundance of this crop in the Coachella Valley. In the late afternoon, arrive in Los Angeles.

Accommodation at the Crowne Plaza LA Harbor, Los Angeles, or similar

Day 9: Los Angeles Tour, Including Hollywood and Beverly Hills

This morning, you will enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including hip Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood, and posh Beverly Hills. You will be able to stop by the “finish line” of Historic Route 66, see an iconic Californian lifeguard tower made famous by “Baywatch”, walk on the boulevard of stars and take a great 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.

Accommodation at the Crowne Plaza LA Harbor, Los Angeles, or similar

Day 10: Los Angeles (Optional Day Trip to San Diego)

Today, enjoy an optional full-day excursion to San Diego. 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 Gaslamp district, and the bayfront 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.

Accommodation at the Crowne Plaza LA Harbor, Los Angeles, or similar

Day 11: Los Angeles Departure

“That’s a wrap!” We hope you have enjoyed your tour and that you return soon to visit another area of America the beautiful!


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