West Coast Aloha
San Francisco-Yosemite National Park-Fresno-Las Vegas-Grand Canyon-Palm Springs-Los Angeles-Hawaiian Islands-Los Angeles
16days/15nights, San Francisco/Los Angeles
2019 depart: Jan 18, Feb 08, 22. Mar 08. Apr 05, 19. May 03, 31. Jun 14, 28. Jul 12, 26. Aug 09, 16, 30. Sep 06, 20. Oct 04, 18. Nov 22. Dec 13.
2020 depart: Jan 10. Feb 07. Mar 06.
On request: Child rates 07-12 years and single supplement
day 01 San Francisco Arrival
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel. Your tour director will meet you at the welcome desk from 2-8 pm. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome drink and brief informational meeting.
day 02 San Francisco
This morning, join a half-day city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Centre and Fisherman’s Wharf. From the top of Twin Peaks, enjoy the wonderful 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 riding on a cable car, visiting the shops around Union Square, or taking a stroll around Fisherman’s Wharf. Your tour director will be on hand to assist you in planning your next two days in the city.
day 03 San Francisco
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. 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. Admire the natural scenery as well as the spectacular homes. Enjoy time in the charming community of Carmel, known for its art galleries and shops before a late afternoon return to San Francisco.
day 04 San Francisco-Yosemite
Join the group for an included all day adventure to Yosemite National Park. Known for its magnificent waterfalls, granite peaks and remarkable wildlife, Yosemite is one of America’s favorite National Parks. We will explore the park by bus, but you will also have time on the valley floor to enjoy the spectacular scenery and enjoy an included all American picnic.
day 05 Yosemite-Mojave Desert-Las Vegas
Today, travel through the Mojave Desert on your way to Las Vegas. A late afternoon arrival in the dazzling “Entertainment Capitol of the World” will give allow 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.
day 06 Las Vegas-Grand Canyon-Las Vegas
This morning leave Las Vegas for an included day trip to the Grand Canyon. Admire the beauty of Lake Mead before continuing on the Grand Canyon. 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, a rafting trip on the Colourado, or walk on the recently built Skywalk platform.
day 07 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 will include a guided walk as well as an all-American picnic lunch. For passengers leaving the tour today, tour ends upon check out from hotel.
day 08 Las Vegas-Palm Springs-Los Angeles
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 year round desert climate. A sea of wind turbines marks 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.
day 09 Los Angeles
This morning, you will enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including the 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.
day 10 Los Angeles
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 Gas Lamp district, the bay front as well as 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.
day 11 Los Angeles – Honolulu/Maui
Transfer independently to the airport in time for your flight to either Honolulu or Maui. On arrival you will be met and receive a traditional flower lei greetings before transferring to your hotel for 5 nights of relaxation in beautiful Hawaii.
day 12-15 Hawaiian Islands
Enjoy four relaxing, balmy days in the land of aloha. Whether you go off the beaten path to explore, or simply lay by the ocean or pool to soak up the sun, this is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your journey. Your locally based representative will be on hand to assist you in planning your time.
day 16 Honolulu-Los Angeles
Leave the spirit of the islands behind and return to the mainland today. Transfer to the airport in time for your flight. Tour ends upon arrival in Los Angeles in the evening.
Inclusions: twin share, welcome reception, tour director, deluxe coach, porterage, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: San Francisco, Grand Canyon, Palm Springs, stop at an iconic California lifeguard tower, Los Angeles.
Hotels: San Francisco-Park Central Hotel, Yosemite-Piccadilly Inn Shaw, Las Vegas-Luxor Las Vegas (Pyramid rooms), Los Angeles- Crowne Plaza LA Harbor, Honolulu- Waikiki East, Maui-Kaanapali Beach Hotel (or similar)
Notes: Own arrangements for the return flights to Hawaii. All bookings are made only on English spoken tour departures, however some tours may be modified to multilingual (2 languages) at short notice. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions.)
Optional excursions: Night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown, full day excursion to Monterey and Carmel, including admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Las Vegas by Night tour, Las Vegas Show and Dinner, Grand Canyon helicopter flight or Skywalk, full Day Excursion to Zion National Park, visit to Universal Studios to see how movies are made, full Day visit and Tour of San Diego, “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route.
Optional excursions need to be arranged with the tour director at the start of the tour.