13D/12N - 2019 Western Landscapes

    Western Landscapes

    Los Angeles-Palm Springs-Phoenix-Sedona-Grand Canyon National Park-Monument Valley-Lake Powell-Bryce Canyon National Park-Zion National Park-Las Vegas-Death Valley National Park-Mammoth Lakes-Yosemite National Park-San Francisco-Monterey-Carmel-Central Coast-Santa Barbara-Malibu-Bevelry Hills-Los Angeles

    13days/12nights, Los Angeles/Los Angeles

    2019 depart Fri: Jan 11, Feb 01. Mar 01, 15. Apr 12, 26. May 03, 17, 24. Jun 07, 14, 21. Jul 05, 12, 19. Aug 02, 09, 23.30. Sep 13, 20, 27. Oct 11, 25. Nov 15. Dec 06, 20.

    2020 depart Fri: Jan 10, 31. Feb 28, Mar 13.

    On request: Child rates 07-12 years & single supplement.

day 01 Los Angeles – Arrival

Arrive Los Angeles International Airport and transfer independently to the hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.

day 02 Los Angeles-Palm Springs-Phoenix

Today your journey begins and takes you through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. A sea of wind turbines marks the entrance to this desert oasis. Afterwards you will pass through Indio, home to the Int’l Date Festival in the Coachella Valley. Motorcoach tour commences. Joinig passangers meet in the lobby of the designated Hotel at 07:30 hours for an 08:00 hours departure.

day 03 Phoenix-Sedona-Grand Canyon National Park

Travel through the Sonoran Desert, the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas. Continue to Sedona, a city situated in a unique geological area and encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths with such names as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Then drive through the breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park. Majestic Grand Canyon National Park is one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this miledeep colorful canyon’s plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.

day 04 Grand Canyon-Monument Valley-Page/Lake Powell

As you journey further today, you will enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Continue through the Painted Desert to visit Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the iconic images of the American West. In the late afternoon, enter the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colorado River, and we welcome you to enjoy an evening at leisure.

day 05 Page/Lake Powell-Kanab-Bryce Canyon National Park

Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete-arch dam in America. From here you’ll enjoy views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Enter the Mormon state of Utah; pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-colored world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations and take in the aroma of pine-wood campfire.

day 06 Bryce Canyon-Zion National Park-Las Vegas

Travel today to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World,” where round-theclock shopping, nightly shows and of course gambling are available.

day 07 Las Vegas

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to world-class shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-calibre shows, you might simply stroll the famous Strip to take in its amazing sights.

day 08 Las Vegas-Death Valley National Park-Mammoth Lakes

Your tour stops 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.

day 09 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 nearby Modesto.

day 10 Yosemite-San Francisco

Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. “Q Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair Q”. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening to take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).

day 11 San Francisco

Day at leisure! Your Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day: perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and”Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store.You also have the option to take a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).

day 12 San Francisco-Monterey/Carmel-Central Coast

Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its enclave of 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 continue to drive south through Paso Robles to one of the quaint Central Coast towns for overnight.

day 13 Central Coast-Santa Barbara-Malibu-Beverly Hills-Los Angeles

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palmlined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in Los 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 signs of Beverly Hills and Hollywood before reaching your hotel where your tour concludes at approximately 18:00.

Inclusions: twin share, tour director, deluxe coach, porterage, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: Palm Springs, Navajo Indian Reservation and Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon National Park, guided walk to Yosemite Falls, San Francisco, Los Angeles.

Hotels: Los Angeles- Holiday Inn Anaheim, Phoenix-We Ko Pa Resort, Grand Canyon-Yavapai West, Page/Lake Powell-BW Inn at Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon-Ruby’s Inn, Las Vegas-Luxor (pyramid room), Mammoth Lakes-Mammoth Mountain Inn/ in winter Fresno-Piccadilly Inn Shaw, Yosemite Gateway-BW Plus Heritage Inn, San Francisco-Hilton Union Square, Central Coast- Holiday Inn Express (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: helicopter flights over the Grand Canyon, “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route, Gondola Ride to the summit of Mammoth for Breakfast, Las Vegas by Night tour, walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown and Los Angeles beach lunch and/or bike ride at Santa Monica Pier.

Optional excursions need to be arranged with the tour director at the start of the tour.

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