This tour has it all: the stunning beaches and cities of California, the vibrant and exciting city of Las Vegas, the dramatic landscapes of the Grand Canyon, and the perfect accompaniment of relaxing, postcard-perfect beaches of Hawaii.
You will enjoy a fully guided tour of both San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as visiting beautiful and iconic National Parks including Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. You will enjoy the impressive outlet malls of Las Vegas, before finishing with four relaxing and heavenly days in Maui where you can enjoy the stunning beach and ocean.
- Sightseeing tours of San Francisco and Los Angeles
- Full day excursion to the mighty Grand Canyon
- Shop til you drop in the fantastic Las Vegas outlets
- Head to Universal Studios to see how movies are made
- Relax on the pristine beaches of Maui
Start your Journey
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel. Your Tour Director will meet you this afternoon. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome drink and brief informational meeting.
This morning, join a half-day city tour, which includes Union Square, the Civic Center and Fisherman's Wharf. From the top of Twin Peaks, enjoy the spectacular 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 a cable car ride to Fisherman's Wharf where one may enjoy a 'Taste of San Francisco': local seafood, famous sour dough breads or decadent Ghirardelli’s Chocolate. Take a stroll by Sea Lions' Marina to watch them frolic and play. 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. Alternatively, visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy's Department Store. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist you in planning your next two days in the city.
San Francisco to Monterey/Carmel (optional)
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, displaying some 200 exhibits on marine life and one of the most respected aquariums in the world. Continue on the 17-Mile Drive and 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.
San Francisco to 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 favourite National Parks. We will explore the park by motor coach, but you will also have time to enjoy the spectacular scenery on the valley floor. Enjoy an All-American Picnic while looking at majestic Yosemite Falls.
Yosemite to Las Vegas via Mojave Desert
Today, travel through the Mojave Desert on your way to Las Vegas. A late afternoon arrival in the dazzling 'Entertainment Capital of the World' will 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.
This morning leave Las Vegas for an included day trip to the Grand Canyon. First stop is the majestic Hoover Dam. Admire the construction of the dam and the beauty of Lake Mead before continuing on to 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 Colorado River, or walk on the recently built Skywalk platform.
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.
Las Vegas to Los Angeles via Palm Springs
Today your journey takes you through 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, 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 mark 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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles to Maui
Transfer independently to the airport in time for your flight to Maui. On arrival you will be met and receive the traditional flower lei greeting before transferring to your hotel for five nights of relaxation in beautiful Hawaii.
Please note that the Hawaii portion of your trip shall be unescorted.
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. For a truly unforgettable experience take an early morning excursion up the Haleakala Crater to watch the sunrise.
Maui - Los Angeles
Leave the spirit of the islands behind and return to the mainland today. Transfer to the airport for your flight. Your tour concludes upon arrival in Los Angeles in the late evening. Travel home or extend your stay in Los Angeles.
- 15 nights accommodation
- Welcome reception to meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers
- Guided sightseeing tour of San Francisco including Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf
- Full day excursion to Grand Canyon
- 'Shop-till-you-drop' at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas
- Tour the glamorous desert retreat of Palm Springs
- Stop at an iconic California lifeguard tower
- Enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Hollywood & the birthplace of Los Angeles, Olvera Street
- Optional excursions
- Tips for the guide and driver
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