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WESTERN AMERICA ADVENTURE

Jan. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2019

15 days
Land Arrangement only

$5275

About your trip

Visit the glorious cities, wine country, dramatic canyons and coastal towns, which is truly a marvellous and diverse composition of the American West. This combination of the ‘Best of California' and ‘Enchanting Canyonlands' strikes the perfect balance between vibrant cities and spectacular natural wonders.

Tour Highlights

Napa Valley: Visit Benziger Winery for a private tram tour including the barrel aging caves and an exclusive tasting.

Hearst Castle: Ascend the ‘Enchanted Hill’ for a guided tour of one of America’s grandest private estates.

Santa Barbara: Visit Mission Santa Barbara, a historic Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in 1786.

Los Angeles: Enjoy a guided tour of the Getty Villa, a recreation of an ancient Roman country house.

Los Angeles: Step beyond the red carpet. A behind-the-scenes look at the Oscars on a private tour of the Dolby Theatre.

Grand Canyon: Join a Local Expert for an informative presentation and witness the burnt orange hues of the canyon walls.

Lake Powell: A testament to the power of water over rock, glide through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon during your cruise.

Monument Valley: Join a Local Expert in a special vehicle to explore the iconic vistas of this Navajo Tribal Park, made famous in America’s favourite Western movies.

Zion Canyon: The most relaxing and informative way to see the grandeur and natural features of the canyon is by private shuttle which includes a live commentary.

San Francisco: See the cable cars, Union Square, Alamo Square and Golden Gate Bridge. Chinatown walking tour.

Sonoma: Explore the shops of this Spanish Plaza.

Yosemite National Park: Experience the natural beauty and wildlife. See the El Capitan and Half Dome rock formations.

San Joaquin Valley: Stop at a historic fruit stand.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Browse the art galleries and shops.

Monterey: Enjoy a presentation about the array of fish, animal and plant exhibits of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Santa Barbara: Drive down State Street, view the Court House and Stearns Wharf.

Santa Monica: Stroll along the Third Street Promenade.

Los Angeles: Drive along Sunset Boulevard, see the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

Sedona: Visit one of the most scenic cities in the Southwest.

Grand Canyon: Enjoy outstanding views.

Cameron: Stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post.

Glen Canyon: Visit the dam.

Bryce Canyon N.P.: Walk to Sunset Point to see the hoodoos.

Scenic Drives: 17-Mile Drive. Oak Creek Canyon. Desert View Drive on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. The Painted Desert.

 

Inclusions

An expert Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your ‘travelling concierge’, this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your ‘friend in a foreign land’.

Enjoy the unique comfort of 40-seater coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. Complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.

A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating insights and commentaries.

At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door. Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.

Included airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 15.

San Francisco: Your boutique Omni hotel is a sophisticated, urban retreat that is only a short walk to Union Square.

Sonoma Mission: The Fairmont hotel is the ultimate Wine Country resort, surrounded by lush vineyards and blessed with natural hot springs.

Monterey: Overlooking the ocean and just steps from Cannery Row, The Clement offers unique, contemporary style.

Lake Powell: We guarantee lake-view rooms with picture-perfect vistas and breathtaking sunsets at no extra charge!

Las Vegas: Where else would you want to stay than the Cosmopolitan? A modern, luxury, upscale, resort, overlooking the heart of the strip.

Los Angeles: Located In the heart of the city and setting a new standard of luxury, the stunning JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE Hotel is the focal point of L.A.

San Francisco: Enjoy a walking tour through Chinatown, followed by an authentic Chinese dinner.

Monterey: Dinner with wine is available from a selection of restaurants on your Dine-Around evening.

Los Angeles: A dazzling Highlight Dinner.

Grand Canyon: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at the Thunderbird Room while taking in views of the South Rim.

Bryce Canyon: Toast to the finale of your tour at a lively Celebration Dinner with wine.

1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 14 Full Breakfasts (FB), 3 Highlight Dinners (HD), 1 Dine-Around (DA), and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

Itinerary

DAY 1 SAN FRANCISCO, THE CITY BY THE BAY

Welcome to California. On arrival at San Francisco International Airport, your transfer takes you to your tour hotel. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal. Hotel: Omni San Francisco Welcome Reception and Dinner

DAY 2 EXPLORING SAN FRANCISCO

Spend the morning taking in the sights of the city – the bustling activity in Union Square and the beautiful Golden Gate Park. Later, join your Tour Director and fellow passengers for an informative walking tour through Chinatown followed by an authentic Chinese Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. Hotel: Omni San Francisco Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

DAY 3 A TASTE OF CALIFORNIA’S WINE COUNTRY

Enter the Napa Valley in California’s lush premier wine country with a visit to the Benziger Family Winery for a fabulous private tram tour. Take a close-up look at the vines and learn about the biodynamic farming approach and the history of the winery while enjoying the breathtaking views. See the terraced vineyards and visit the crush pad, barrel aging caves and Tasting Room where you’ll enjoy an exclusive tasting. Later in the afternoon, peruse the quaint shops at Sonoma’s historic plaza. The evening is at leisure. Hotel: The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa. Full Breakfast

DAY 4 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Travel through California’s Gold Country and into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Yosemite National Park. Explore the valley floor with its spectacular waterfalls, the imposing rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome and abundant wildlife. At night, enjoy your newly refurbished rooms, at your hotel, located inside the park, close to North America’s highest waterfall. Hotel: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. Full Breakfast

DAY 5 MONTEREY, THE CRADLE OF HISTORY

Drive down the Sierras and through the fertile San Joaquin Valley. Purchase local fresh fruit at a historic fruit stand en route to picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the art galleries and shops on Ocean Avenue, before a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along scenic 17-Mile Drive. Pass the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links and multi-million dollar mansions before arriving in charming Monterey. Enjoy a customised food tour upon arrival in Carmel where you’ll learn about local flavours, culture, art, architecture, and history. For your evening dining pleasure, you are offered a selection of local restaurants to choose from. Hotel: Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. Full Breakfast, Dine-Around

DAY 6 HEARST CASTLE AND THE AMERICAN RIVIERA

Head south to La Cuesta Encantada, ‘The Enchanted Hill’ high above the ocean at San Simeon, for a guided tour of Hearst Castle – the grandiose estate of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Continue south through the vineyards of the Central Coast to the resort town of Santa Barbara, often billed as the ‘American Riviera’. Check into your beachfront hotel. Hotel: Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, Santa Barbara Full Breakfast

DAY 7 SANTA MONICA AND THE CITY OF ANGELS

Visit the beautiful Mission Santa Barbara and learn about the chain of 21 missions along California’s El Camino Real. Then journey along spectacular Santa Monica Bay, passing through glamorous Malibu on your way to Santa Monica. Take time to stroll along the popular Third Street Promenade. Visit the stunning Getty Villa, a recreation of an ancient Roman country house, for a guided tour. Hotel: JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE. Full Breakfast

DAY 8 LOS ANGELES SIGHTSEEING

In the morning, spot the Hollywood Sign during your sightseeing tour, view Grauman’s Chinese Theater and stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Experience the glitz and glam of Hollywood on a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards ceremony. At night, set out for a popular restaurant to enjoy a glittering highlight dinner L.A. style. Hotel: JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE. Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

DAY 9 ACROSS THE MOJAVE TO SCOTTSDALE

Travel across the Mojave Desert wilderness. Arrive in Scottsdale, where you can spend the day relaxing at your idyllic resort and spa. Hotel: The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale. Full Breakfast

DAY 10 SEDONA AND THE WONDERS OF THE MIGHTY GRAND CANYON

Head north to the quaint bohemian colony of Sedona, and browse the stores and galleries. Enjoy one of Arizona’s finest drives through Oak Creek Canyon, before travelling on to Grand Canyon National Park. Spend the night inside the park, enjoying the peace and quiet after the crowds have departed. During your stay, join a Local Expert for an informative presentation about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. In the evening, enjoy a private dinner in the Thunderbird Room while taking in the magnificent views. Hotel: National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

DAY 11 GLEN CANYON DAM AND LAKE POWELL

The choice is yours in the morning: wake up early and see the sun rise over the canyon or ask your Tour Director about optional “flightseeing” experiences over this natural wonder. Later, move on to the Historic Cameron Trading Post. The journey carries on through the Painted Desert, a colourful fantasy land of mesas, buttes and badlands, and through the Navajo Indian Reservation. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check into your room, with guaranteed lake views, before taking a leisurely cruise on spectacular Lake Powell. Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (2 nights). Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12 EXCURSION TO MONUMENT VALLEY

This day is entirely yours to do as you please. Relax and enjoy the resort’s facilities, or join an excursion to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park for a guided tour. Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas Full Breakfast

DAY 13 BRYCE CANYON’S STONY SYMPHONY

Perhaps join an optional float trip down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River before heading to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos. There is time at leisure before checking in at the lodge. In the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner including drinks. Hotel: Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge or Zion National Park Lodge. Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

DAY 14 ZION TO LAS VEGAS – FROM NATURE TO NEON

Travel through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with a live commentary to experience the scenic highlights of the park, followed by some time to explore at your own pace. Later, arrive in Las Vegas and marvel at the bright lights, shopping malls, huge themed hotels of unbelievable design and the omnipresent slot machine. Your hotel is a breath of fresh air – modern and luxurious. Hotel: The Cosmopolitan™ of Las Vegas. Full Breakfast

DAY 15 DEPART LAS VEGAS

Your adventure ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or extend your stay in Las Vegas. Full Breakfast

Transportation

Roundtrip international airfare are excluded on this package. Roundtrip airport – hotel tranfsers, tours and transfers are included.

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Rates are per person based in US Dollars.
Rates are valid for all nationalities and valid until December 2016.
Minimum of 2 adults travelling together.
Exclude airfare, airline taxes, travel insurance and tipping to guide, driver and porter.
Subject to availability at the time of booking.
Rates are subject to change.

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