Las Vegas-Death Valley National Park-Yosemite National Park-San Francisco-Monterey-Carmel-Central Coast-Santa Barbara-Los Angeles-Las Vegas
8days/7nights, Las Vegas/Las Vegas
2019 depart: Jan 17. Feb 07. Mar 07, 21. Apr 18, May 02, 09, 23,30. Jun 13, 20, 27. Jul 11, 18,25. Aug 08, 15, 29. Sep 05, 19, 26. Oct 03, 17, 31. Nov 21. Dec 12, 26.
2020 depart: Jan 16. Feb 06. Mar 05, 19.
On request: Single supplement and child rates 07-12 year..
day 01 Las Vegas Arrival
Transfer independently from the airport to your hotel.
day 02 Las Vegas-Death Valley National Park-Mammoth Lakes
Today starts with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renowned for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas. Motorcoach tour commences. Passengers should meet in the lobby of the designated Hotel at 07:30 hours for an 08:00 hours departure.
day 03 Mammoth Lakes-Yosemite National Park
Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a tasty breakfast as you survey a most stunning view of California from its desert floor to its lofty peaks. Next, your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendors including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in the Yosemite Gateway.
day 04 Yosemite-San Francisco
Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening take a memorable ‘City by Night Tour’ (optional).
day 05 San Francisco
The whole day is at leisure in San Francisco. Standing on a hilltop, watching the fog swirl in through the Golden Gate, it is easy to understand why many consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America. The crests of many of the city’s hills, particularly Twin Peaks, afford matchless views of downtown San Francisco and the East Bay. Your tour escort is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day - perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf, or a stroll and some shopping around Union Square. You also have the option to take a day tour to Napa Valley, world-renowned for its many wineries and beautiful scenery. The choice is yours!
day 06 San Francisco-Monterey-Carmel-Central Coast
Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its magnificent homes and lovely beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Then tour charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon your tour continues through Paso Robles, home of fine wineries. Overnight in a quaint Central California Coast Town.
day 07 Central Coast-Santa Barbara-Beverly Hills-Los Angeles
Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in London Angeles, you’ll stop in Santa Monica, home to the “Finish Line” of Historic Route 66. Where you may enjoy an optional lunch on the pier or a beach bike ride. Your afternoon tour of ‘The City of Angels’ continues with Beverly Hills and Hollywood before arriving at your hotel.
day 08 Los Angeles-Mojave Desert-Las Vegas
Today you will return to glittering Las Vegas from Los Angeles, via the Mojave Desert, home of the world’s tallest thermometer, at 134 feet (41 metres) high. Strands of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Your tour ends upon arrival at the Luxor hotel.
Inclusions: twin share, tour director, deluxe coach, porterage, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, Los Angeles.
Hotels: Las Vegas-Luxor, Mammoth Lakes-Mammoth Mountain Inn or Fresno-Piccadilly Inn Shaw, Yosemite NP-Best Western Plus Heritage Inn, San Francisco-Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Central Coast-Holiday Inn Express, Los Angeles-Hilton Los Angeles Airport (or similar).
Notes: 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: walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown, Los Angeles beach lunch and/or bike ride at Santa Monica Pier, “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route and Gondola Ride to the summit of Mammoth for Breakfast.
Optional excursions need to be arranged with the tour director at the start of the tour.