Brochure Type: At Leisure USA and Canada 2017
Taking in two national parks, the major metropolises of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, wine country, the ocean and deserts, this diverse trip crosses three extraordinary states. You'll enjoy Insider moments like... meeting the chef, farmer and host who create your authentic Californian meal at stunning Stella Mare's restaurant. And learning about the formation of the Grand Canyon, as you explore with an expert geologist.
- City tour ofÂ San Francisco and Los Angeles and orientation of San Diego
- View Oak Creek Canyon and Half Dome
- Visit Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Napa and Sonoma Valley, Hearst Castle, Santa Barbara, Carmel and Monterey.
- Scenic drive alongÂ 17-Mile Drive
- 13 full breakfasts
- 5 dinners (including Be My Guest Farewell Dinner).
- 16 full Breakfasts
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
- Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
- Hand-picked Insider Experiences
- Optional Experiences and free time
- All porterage and restaurant gratuities
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
- An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
- Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
- VIP entry to many sights
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
- It's the right hotels With our Insider knowledge, we've handpicked quality hotels to complement this trip. Check the daily itinerary for hotel details and tripadvisor.com for reviews.
- 13 nights First Class accommodation
Call (940) 325-4418 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13153733
- Tour Operator
- Trafalgar Tours
- Offer valid through 3/31/2017
- 16 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Los Angeles||Arrive Los Angeles: Welcome to the City of Angels. After a short transfer to Long Beach, settle in at your hotel and relax before your holiday begins. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for aÂ Welcome Reception.
|Day 2||San Diego||Los Angeles - San Diego Sightseeing: Travel south along the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. Get acquainted with the city on a tour that takes you from the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town to the gardens and Spanish colonial-style museums of Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park. Enjoy some free time before joining your travelling companions for dinner.
Full Breakfast, Dinner|
Westin Gaslamp Quarter
|Day 3||Scottsdale||San Diego - Scottsdale: Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you-keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti. This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy.Full Breakfast|
Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale
|Day 4||Grand Canyon National Park||Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park: Travel north through the fragrant pine groves of Coconino National Forest on your way to the artists' enclave of Sedona. Get out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. This afternoon, arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a Local SpecialistÂ who will enlighten you about the amazing geology of this natural wonder of the world.
National Park Lodges
|Day 5||Las Vegas||Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas (2 nights): Depart the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and head towards the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Arrive at your hotel located in the centre of the famed Strip and enjoy one of the high-end buffets Las Vegas is renowned for.
Full Breakfast, Dinner|
Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
|Day 6||Las Vegas||Las Vegas Free Time: The choices today are endless: hit the casinos, do some shopping and enjoy lunch at one of the city's elegant restaurants. If you're feeling adventurous, take an optional experience to the Hoover Dam, the engineering marvel that spans the Colorado River. Perhaps get a different perspective of sprawling Las Vegas; with a ride on the High Rolller. Or just lounge a while by the hotel pool, browse the exclusive shops or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage. Full Breakfast|
|Day 7||Mammoth Lakes||Las Vegas - Mammoth Lakes: Leave the glittering lights of Vegas behind and travel through the wide-open expanses of the Mojave Desert. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and enjoy the evening on your own. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid-October to the end of May. In this case, overnight will be in Fresno at The Doubletree.)
The Westin Monache Resort
|Day 8||Yosemite National Park||Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park: Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass (weather permitting) into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend the afternoon here in one of the wild places that John Muir called 'the hope of the world.'
Full Breakfast, Dinner|
Best Western Yosemite Way Station
|Day 9||San Francisco||Yosemite - Napa - Sonoma - San Francisco (2 nights): Descend from the mountains and head north for lunch on your own in Napa. Then it's on to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting.Â Travel through Napa's scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions.
Full Breakfast, Dinner|
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
|Day 10||San Francisco||San Francisco Sightseeing and Free Time: As the mist rises over the bay, stunning San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman's Wharf to Golden Gate Park.Â There's a story around every corner and this afternoon you have some time to follow your own path.Full Breakfast|
|Day 11||Monterey||San Francisco - Carmel - Monterey (2 nights): Spend a leisurely morning in San Francisco before heading to Carmel. In the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the shops, wander down to the water's edge or savour a cappuccino at a cafe. Â
The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay
|Day 12||Monterey||Monterey Free Time: After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, spend the rest of your day experiencing the historic waterfront district Cannery Row in Monterey. Full Breakfast|
|Day 13||Santa Barbara||Monterey - San Simeon - Santa Barbara: Travel south on your way to Hearst Castle, once the home to one of America's most powerful men, William Hearst. After a guided tour of his fabulous residence, continue to sun-kissed Santa Barbara. This evening, toast your holiday and newfound friends with a California wine pairing at a culinaryÂ Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. Your host, a local chef and author, shares the bounty of local, seasonal foods for the ultimate farm-to-table experience.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining|
Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort
|Day 14||Anaheim||Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - Anaheim (2 Nights): After sightseeing in Los Angeles say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends before transferring to Anaheim. Take some time this afternoon to explore the city's attractions on your own.Full Breakfast|
Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
|Day 15||Anaheim||Anaheim and Disneyland Resort Free Time: The Magic Kingdom awaits. Make the most of your full day at Disneyland Park or Disney's California Adventure Park where dreams really do come true. You may even get a chance to meet Mickey Mouse himself.Full BReakfast|
|Day 16||DEPART ANAHEIM||Depart Anaheim: Bid farewell to Southern California as you board your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport.Full Breakfast|
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- Hotel Class Key: D: Deluxe SF: Superior First Class F: First Class