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Best of the West

12 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Discover the Golden State from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

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    • For a trip with more exclusive Insider experiences, more included meals and upgraded hotels, see our Western Discoverer itinerary featured in the USA and Canada brochure.
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    • For horseback riding and Boulder City float on Day 7, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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    Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

    Departure date

    Los Angeles (CA), USA

    Return date

    San Francisco, USA

    Book by:

    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

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    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • For a trip with more exclusive Insider experiences, more included meals and upgraded hotels, see our Western Discoverer itinerary featured in the USA and Canada brochure.
      • These departures will operate per the 2017 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • For horseback riding and Boulder City float on Day 7, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Embark upon this western journey showcasing iconic cities and marvel at the natural wonders that make this part of the world truly unique. From Hollywood to the birthplace of California to the majestic panoramas of Yosemite National Park seen aboard your tram ride and on to the jaw dropping Grand Canyon, this trip has it all. Drive the iconic Mother Road, Route 66, be dazzled in the entertainment hub of Las Vegas and discover what makes cosmopolitan San Francisco truly incredible as your trip concludes in this beautiful "City by the Bay".


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      11 Nights

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      3 Meals
      • 3 Breakfasts

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Grand Canyon
          Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder of the World with a Local Specialist

        • Las Vegas
          Explore this entertainment-filled city with its grand hotels and shops

        • Los Angeles
          See the very best Hollywood has to offer

        • San Diego
          Explore the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and Old Town

        • San Francisco
          Get familiar with Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown

        • San Francisco
          Iconic Breakfast at renowned Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849

        • Yosemite National Park
          Take in breathtaking views of the valley floor


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 3 Breakfasts


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Best of the West

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Los Angeles (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Los Angeles, the city of glitz, glamour and stars. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

      Hotel
      Red Lion Anaheim

      2. Los Angeles Sightseeing

      This morning, set out to see the best Los Angeles has to offer-from wealthy Beverly Hills mansions to eclectic Hollywood. Stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre with its celebrity hand prints, footprints, and autographs etched into the theatre's concrete forecourt. Drive along the Sunset Strip and visit Santa Monica.

      3. Los Angeles – San Diego

      Head south for the drive along the coast to charming San Diego, a Spanish-influenced city, set around a sweeping bay and numerous sparkling white sand beaches. On arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour and discover the beautifully restored Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park-the largest cultural complex west of the Mississippi-and Historic Old Town San Diego, the "birthplace" of California. It was here in 1769 that Father Junipero Serra came to establish the first of 21 missions that became the cornerstones of California. Today, Old Town San Diego still preserves the rich heritage from the period of 1821-1871.

      Hotel
      Clarion San Diego South

      4. San Diego – Phoenix

      Leaving the coast behind you, climb 4,000 feet (1,219 metres), passing through the Cleveland National Forest and hugging the United States-Mexico border. Descend towards desert hot sands and white plains and cross the Arizona state line and Colorado River, before heading to the Valley of the Sun and fashionable Phoenix.

      Hotel
      The Saguaro Scottsdale

      5. Phoenix – Grand Canyon – Flagstaff

      Continue through the Sonoran Desert. Stop in Sedona for the opportunity to join an off-road jeep excursion. Head for the Grand Canyon with its awe-inspiring views and meet with a Local Specialist who walks you through the geological life of the canyon. Examine the multicolored rocks from different eras of the canyon's formation, a UNESCO Site and Natural Wonder of the World. Later this afternoon, arrive in Flagstaff, a famous outpost on Historic Route 66.

      Hotel
      Ramada Flagstaff East

      6. Flagstaff – Historic Route 66 – Las Vegas (2 Nights)

      Call in at Seligman and Kingman, two other iconic outposts along the celebrated "Mother Road." Get ready to be amazed as you arrive in larger-than-life Las Vegas-an entertainment oasis right in the middle of the desert. Dubbed "Sin City," Las Vegas is all about glitz, glam and neon lights.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

      7. Las Vegas Free Time

      Enjoy a free day in Las Vegas to pursue your own interests. Explore this city with its grand hotels and shops and consider trying one of the many optional activities^ available.

      8. Las Vegas – Visalia

      Leave Las Vegas, driving through the stark Mojave Desert, skirting the famous Edwards Air Force base. Marvel at the magnificent mountains of the Sierra Nevada before continuing through the vast fertile plains of the San Joaquin Valley, the "Breadbasket of California." Arrive in Visalia for your overnight stay.

      Hotel
      Wyndham

      9. Visalia – Yosemite National Park – Modesto

      Nothing can quite prepare you for the incredible scenery of Yosemite National Park. Be surrounded by breathtaking panoramas of lush forests and verdant meadows framed by El Capitan and iconic Half Dome. Overnight in Modesto, the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas in the nation.

      Hotel
      Baymont Inn and Suites

      10. Modesto – San Francisco (2 Nights)

      Travel back toward the California coast, across the Bay Bridge and into San Francisco, the famous "City by the Bay." Your city tour includes the bustling Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio and North Beach. This evening, consider joining an optional Chinatown walking tour, complete with a Chinese dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

      11. San Francisco Free Time

      In the morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849. The rest of the day is free. There are many options to choose from: an excursion to the Napa/Sonoma wine country area, a visit to Muir Woods, a cruise past Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge, a guided walk along the Golden Gate Bridge and much more. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day.

      Meal(s)
      Iconic Breakfast

      12. Depart San Francisco

      This morning, bid farewell to the Golden West, your Travel Director and your fellow travellers or extend your stay at the Holiday Inn.

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.costsavertour.com:80/eu/tours/best-of-the-west for the latest discounts & departure information.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Grand Canyon
          Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natural Wonder of the World with a Local Specialist

        • Las Vegas
          Explore this entertainment-filled city with its grand hotels and shops

        • Los Angeles
          See the very best Hollywood has to offer

        • San Diego
          Explore the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and Old Town

        • San Francisco
          Get familiar with Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown

        • San Francisco
          Iconic Breakfast at renowned Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849

        • Yosemite National Park
          Take in breathtaking views of the valley floor


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 3 Breakfasts


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 7 Reviews

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Mr. Monte Mc Cann is an excellent professional.Product : Great scenery reflecting America's beauty.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The tour director Monte McCann was excellent, very knowledgeable, engaging and sorted the breakdown of the bus which caused a 4 hour delay very well and with speed. Due to the breakdown it was very disappointing that all activities planned for the day were cancelled. Including

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Monte, the tour guide was excellent, Rik the driver was excellent...the bus Trafalgar gave us sucked...we missed TWO venues that were promised and you all have yet to correct this problem, I have filed several complaints, all apparently to no avail....Product : What we were given

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Efficient, well organized tour. Excellent guide with wide knowledge, good sense of humour and very helpful approach, He went out of his way to give us the best experiences Great bus and excellent driver tooProduct : Great value for money with amazing places, experiences,

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : very well done and tour guide did a great jobProduct : great trip enjoyed very well

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