Best of the West Summer 2017

Tour Type: CostSaver
Brochure Type: USA and Canada Costsaver 2017

Embark upon this western journey showcasing iconic cities and marvel at the natural wonders that make this part of the word truly unique. From Hollywood to the birthplace of California to the majestic panoramas of Yosemite National Park seen aboard your tram ride and on to the jaw dropping Grand Canyon, this trip has it all. Drive the iconic Mother Road, Route 66, be dazzled in the entertainment hub of Las Vegas and discover what makes cosmopolitan San Francisco truly incredible as your trip concludes in this beautiful "City by the Bay".

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Grand Canyon Visit the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder of the World
  • Los Angeles Included sightseeing in Hollywood
  • San Diego Visit the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and Old Town
  • San Francisco Sightseeing includes Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, Golden Gate Park, Union Square and Chinatown
  • San Francisco Iconic Breakfast at renowned Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849
  • Yosemite National Park Board an open-air, ranger-led tram to take in the breathtaking views of the National Park
Dining Highlights
  • 2 Breakfasts
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Hand-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13368318

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Los AngelesArrive Los Angeles (2 Nights): Welcome to Los Angeles, the city of glitz, glamour and stars. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Red Lion Anaheim
Day 2Los AngelesLos Angeles Sightseeing: This morning, set out to see the best Los Angeles has to offer-from wealthy Beverly Hills mansions, to eclectic Hollywood. Stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre with its celebrity hand prints, footprints, and autographs etched into the theatre's concrete forecourt. Drive along the Sunset Strip and visit Santa Monica.
Day 3San DiegoLos Angeles - San Diego: Head south for the drive along the coast to charming San Diego, a Spanish-influenced city, set around a sweeping bay and numerous sparkling white sand beaches. On arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour and view the beautifully restored Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park-the largest cultural complex west of the Mississippi-and Historic Old Town San Diego, the "birthplace" of California. It was here in 1769 that Father Junipero Serra came to establish the first of 21 missions that became the cornerstones of California. Today, Old Town San Diego still preserves the rich heritage from the period of 1821-1871.
Clarion San Diego South
Day 4ScottsdaleSan Diego - Scottsdale: Leaving the coast behind you, climb to 4,000 feet (1,219 metres), passing through the Cleveland National Forest and hugging the United States-Mexico border. Descend towards desert hot sands and white plains and cross the Arizona state line and Colorado River, before heading to the Valley of the Sun and the fashionable resort town of Scottsdale.
Days Hotel Scottsdale Old Town
Day 5FlagstaffScottsdale - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff: Continue driving through the Sonoran Desert. Stop in Sedona for opportunity to join an off-road jeep excursion. Head for the Grand Canyon with its awe-inspiring views. The grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder of the World is truly amazing. You'll be awe-struck by its mind-bending series of shapes and bright colours glaring in the desert light, contrasting with dark shadows, formed by pinnacles of rock interspersed by jutting promontories. Later this afternoon, arrive in the town of Flagstaff, a famous outpost on Historic Route 66.
Days Hotel Flagstaff
Day 6Las VegasFlagstaff - Historic Route 66 - Las Vegas (2 Nights): Call in at Seligman and Kingman, two other iconic outposts along the celebrated "Mother Road." Get ready to be amazed as you arrive in larger-than-life Las Vegas-a man made entertainment oasis right in the middle of the desert. Dubbed "Sin City," Las Vegas is all about glitz, glam and neon lights.
Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
Day 7Las VegasLas Vegas Free Time: Enjoy a free day in Las Vegas to pursue your own interests. Explore this entertainment-filled city with its grand hotels and shops. Why not try one of the many optional activities available to you today?
Day 8VISALIALas Vegas - Visalia: Leave Las Vegas, driving through the stark Mojave Desert; skirt the famous Edwards Air Force base; then climb up to the Great Basin Desert through the magnificent mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Continue through the vast fertile plains of the San Joaquin Valley, the "Breadbasket of California", and arrive in Visalia for your overnight stay.
Wyndham
Day 9ModestoVisalia - Yosemite National Park - Modesto: Nothing can quite prepare you for the incredible scenery of Yosemite National Park. Board a ranger-led, open-air tram and explore Yosemite Valley, carved by glaciers during the Ice Age. You'll be surrounded by breathtaking panoramas of lush forests and verdant meadows framed by El Capitan and iconic Half Dome. Overnight in Modesto, the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas in the nation.
Baymont Inn and Suites
Day 10San FranciscoModesto - San Francisco (2 Nights): Travel back toward the California coast, across the Bay Bridge and into San Francisco, the famous "City by the Bay", and one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. Your city tour includes the bustling Fisherman's Wharf, elegant Nob Hill, Golden Gate Park and Union Square. Other included highlights feature some of the city's famous Victorian homes, Chinatown, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio and North Beach. This evening, why not join an optional Chinatown walking tour, complete with a Chinese dinner.Continental Breakfast
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Day 11San FranciscoSan Francisco Free Time: In the morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849. The rest of the day has been set aside for you to do as you please. There are many options to chose from: an excursion to the Napa/Sonoma wine country area, a visit to Muir Woods, a cruise past Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge, a guided walk along the Golden Gate Bridge, and much more. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. Iconic Breakfast
Day 12Depart San FranciscoDepart San Francisco: This morning, bid farewell to the Golden West, your Travel Director and your fellow travellers.
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