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Western Discovery

Classic Package, Escorted Tour
From £1549 per person
15 Apr 2021 - 03 Mar 2022

Tour Highlights Inclusions

  • 1 complimentary breakfast*
  • Enjoy a welcome reception where you will meet your fellow travelers
  • Experience the low key coastal vibes of San Diego during day long sightseeing tour of the city
  • Discover the famed mid-century architecture of “Hollywood’s desert retreat” during a visit to Palm Springs
  • Gaze at the majesty of the Grand Canyon
  • Relive American western film history, witnessing the iconic western landscapes of Monument Valley
  • Capture the unique rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Enjoy leisure time for shopping, gambling, eating, or all of the above in glitzy Las Vegas
  • Post an Instagram of yourself at the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign
  • Traverse the lowest and driest spot within the western hemisphere: Death Valley National Park
  • Explore the magnificent falls during a visit to majestic Yosemite National Park
  • Take in the sites of the City by the Bay, San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Journey through America’s capital of technology innovation, Silicon Valley
  • Experience the charming sites and sounds of Monterey including Cannery Row, inspiration for American author John Steinbeck
  • Discover through the picturesque scenery of California’s central coast and its rich agricultural plains
  • Enjoy a touch of Europe in the new world while visiting the Danish community of Solvang
  • Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame and find your favorite celebrity’s star
  • Get a glimpse of all the glamour Los Angeles has to offer with stops at some of its most famous spots
Quick facts
Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Holiday Type: Escorted Coach Tour
Grade: Standard/Superior
Start / Finish: Los Angeles
Flights: Additional Cost

Itinerary


Day 01 / Thu:
Arrive Los Angeles

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


Day 02 / Fri:
Los Angeles – The O.C. – San Diego – Los Angeles

Travel south through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego, the second largest city in California, renowned for its year-round mild weather. Following a city tour, visit picturesque Seaport Village and the San Diego’s relaxing bayfront marketplace. Perhaps enjoy the opportunity for shopping. Return to Los Angeles for the evening.


Day 03 / Sat:
Los Angeles – Palm Springs – Phoenix

Today your journey 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 mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Afterwards you will pass through Indio, home to the Int’l Date Festival in the Coachella Valley.
Passengers joining on Day 03 should meet in the lobby of the designated Los Angeles hotel at 07:30 hours for an 08:00 hours departure.


Day 04 / Sun:
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 breath taking 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 mile-deep colourful canyon’s plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.


Day 05 / Mon:
Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley-Page/Lake Powell/Kanab

A highlight of the trip will be watching the sunrise as you enjoy a special (optional) breakfast served right at the rim of the Canyon. 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 most 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 06 / Tue:
Kanab/Page/Lake Powell – 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-coloured 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 pinewood campfire.


Day 07 / Wed:
Bryce Canyon National Park – 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-the-clock shopping, nightly shows, and of course gambling are available.


Day 08 / Thu:
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, or “shop ‘til you drop” at designer outlets.


Day 09 / Fri:
Las Vegas – Death Valley – 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.


Day 10 / Sat:
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 splendours including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in the Yosemite Gateway.


Day 11 / Sun:
Yosemite Gateway – San Francisco

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


Day 12 / Mon:
San Francisco (Napa Valley)

Day at leisure! Your ATI Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day: perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where you may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch them frolic. 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 may choose to embark on a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).


Day 13 / Tue:
San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel – Shell/Pismo Beach

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 14 / Wed:
Shell/Pismo Beach – Santa Barbara – Malibu, 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 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 Beverly Hills and Hollywood before arriving at your hotel.


Day 15 / Thu:
Los Angeles

Your tour ends upon check out from your hotel.

** Winter Routing The Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will overnight in Fresno or Visalia and a visit to Mammoth Lakes will not be possible (winter routing applies to all departures between October and May under normal snow conditions).

Accommodation


Day City Standard/Superior
01-02 Los Angeles Holiday Inn Anaheim
03 Phoenix Delta Hotels Phoenix Mesa
04 Grand Canyon Yavapai West
05 Lake Powell / Page Best Western Lake Powell*
06 Bryce Canyon Ruby’s Inn
07-08 Las Vegas Luxor Las Vegas – Pyramid Rooms
09 Mammoth

or

Fresno (Winter)

Mammoth Mountain Inn

or

Piccadilly Inn

10 Yosemite Gateway Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Airport
11-12 San Francisco Parc 55/Hilton Union Square
13 Central Coast Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Santa Maria/Radisson Santa Maria
14 Los Angeles Hilton Los Angeles Airport

* Complimentary continental breakfast offered by hotel. May be discontinued without prior notice.

Standard Hotels

Standard hotels offer quality, style, comfortable accommodations, yet they are still considered “affordable”. Typically located in central areas.

Superior Hotels

With above-average service, upscale, high quality and comfortable, with a variety of amenities located in town. Rooms will be well furnished to a high standard.

National Parks Accommodations

Please be advised that accommodations near and in the National Parks are rustic in nature and not always of the same level of comfort as accommodations in metropolitan areas.

Info & Extras


Optional Experiences

  • Hop on a harbor cruise of San Diego Bay
  • Take flight over the magnificent Grand Canyon for unforgettable experience
  • Jump into a Jeep and taking an in depth tour of Monument Valley
  • Capture the intense colors and ethereal light of Antelope Canyon
  • How about a boot stompin’ dinner with country music fun at Ebenezer’s Barn in Bryce Canyon
  • Experience the glitz and glam of Las Vegas during an extensive evening tour
  • Hop on board a cable car during an extensive night tour of San Francisco and enjoy dinner tonight in the “City by the Bay”
  • Ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge with vast views of the San Francisco Bay
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch at world famous Bubba Gump at Santa Monica Pier the finishing line of famed route 66
International long-haul flights and pre/post tour hotels available at additional cost

Minimum Participation
Minimum participation on all motor coach tours is 20 passengers unless the tour is identified as a guaranteed. For non-guaranteed departure dates, we reserve the right to cancel or operate the departure by van.

Breakfast
Hotel services in the US customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee, pastries and sometimes cereal, cheese or fruit. Complimentary breakfast offered by a hotel may be discontinued at any time with or without notice.

Luggage
Each passenger traveling on an escorted motor-coach tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will be charged at $7.00 per person per day.

Operates & Prices


Departures:

Thursday Departures – English Narration  
2021 2022
April 15*, 22*, 29* January 6*
May 13*, 20* February 3*
June 3*, 10*, 17* March 3*
July 1*, 15*, 29*    
August 5*, 12*, 26*    
September 2*, 16*, 23*, 30*    
October 7*, 21*    
November 11*    
December 2*, 16*    

* Guaranteed to operate.

Standard/Superior Hotels
From £1549.00 Share Twin/Double

  • Lead prices per person based on a Twin/Double Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Pre/post touring accommodation available
Special Discounted airfares available if booked as part of this package – request a quote.

Inclusions
  • Information kit
  • Services of a Tour Director throughout (excluding Hawaii)
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage, per person – from the first morning the coach departs (excluding Hawaii)
  • Accommodation, Sightseeing and Excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • All State & Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Long-haul International Flights
  • Meals, admissions and/or optional tours unless specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Transportation upon arrival to/from airport (available at additional cost)
  • Gratuities to driver and guide at travelers discretion
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times and resort fees if applicable
  • No refunds for unused services or hotel nights

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