California, Las Vegas & The National Parks18 Days
All breakfasts, two lunches and six dinners
Tour of the Queen Mary
Joshua Tree National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Zion Canyon National Park
Yosemite National Park
Guided tours of San Diego, Palm Springs, Las Vegas and San Francisco
Hoover Dam excursion
Sonoma winery tour with lunch
Gratuities for coach drivers and local guides
Skyscrapers, sequoias, and impossibly big skies await you in America’s West. This holiday takes you to where countless films have attempted to capture the size, beauty and diversity of California, but nothing lives up to the reality of driving along the state’s winding coastline, gazing out over Yosemite Valley, driving across the Golden Gate Bridge or spotting your favourite celebrity’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Travel from the golden beaches and relaxed surfer lifestyle of the south, to the towering redwoods and fruitful vineyards of the north.
Elsewhere, you’ll get the chance to marvel at the grandeur of the National Parks. The Grand Canyon, the giant sequoias of Yosemite, the red-rock wonderland created by wind, water, and snow in Zion and the barren tree-sized yucca-filled landscape of Joshua Tree. In Las Vegas see replicas of the monuments of the world and city sights, all inside hotels, as well as waltzing fountains, erupting volcanoes and vast casinos. This is a dazzling playground with sensory overload and lavishness at every turn all within yards of your hotel on the famous Strip.
Finally, San Francisco, clustered on hills at the tip of a peninsula, is surrounded by the waters of ‘The Bay’ and the Pacific Ocean. Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge gives you views over the city skyline, while Fisherman’s Wharf is lined with seafood restaurants and home to basking sea lions. Offshore, we tour Alcatraz, just a sail across the bay. If one holiday was to tick many points on your bucket list, it would be this one!
16 nights’ accommodation in good standard centrally located hotels, in a double room for sole occupancy.
No. of nights:
2 San Diego: DoubleTree Downtown
2 Los Angeles: Marriott Torrance, Redondo Beach
2 Palm Springs: Palm Mountain Resort & Spa
1 Flagstaff: Little America Hotel
1 Kanab: Hampton Inn by Hilton
3 Las Vegas: The Tropicana by Hilton
2 Bass Lake, Yosemite: The Pines Resort
3 San Francisco: Parc 55 by Hilton