Western Highlights

Classic Package, Budget, Historical and Cultural, Scenery and Nature
From £899 per person
Apr 2017 - Mar 2018

Tour Highlights Inclusions

Welcome reception to meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route. Guided sightseeing tour of San Francisco including Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Full day excursion to Grand Canyon (West Rim). Visit the glamorous desert retreat of Palm Springs. Enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the birthplace of Los Angeles, Olvera Street. Stop at an iconic California lifeguard tower. “Shop ‘til you drop” at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas.

Optional Experiences

Night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown. Full day excursion to Monterey and Carmel, including admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Las Vegas by Night tour. Las Vegas Show and Dinner. Grand Canyon helicopter flight or Skywalk. Full Day Excursion to Zion National Park. Visit to Universal Studios to see how movies are made. Full Day visit and Tour of San Diego. Note: Admission fees not included.

Quick facts
Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
Type: Escorted Coach Tour
Operator: American Tours International
Grade: 3 ½ Star
Start/Finish: San Francisco / Los Angeles

Itinerary


DAY 01 / FRI
San Francisco Arrival
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 reception.


DAY 02 / SAT
San Francisco
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 sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to observe 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. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store. Your ATI Tour Director will be on hand to assist you in planning your next two days in the city.


DAY 03 / SUN
San Francisco (Monterey/Carmel – 17-Mile Drive 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, showcasing some 200 exhibits on marine life and one of the most respected aquariums in the world. Continue on the 17-Mile drive, admiring the natural scenery and gorgeous homes. Enjoy time in the charming community of Carmel, known for its art galleries and shops before returning to San Francisco.


DAY 04 / MON
San Francisco – Yosemite – Yosemite Gateway
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 motorcoach, but you will also have time on the valley floor to enjoy the spectacular scenery and enjoy an included all American picnic.


DAY 05 / TUE
Yosemite Gateway – Mojave Desert – Las Vegas
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 give you enough time to start enjoying this fantastic city right away. Your ATI 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.


DAY 06 / WED
Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Las Vegas
This morning we stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture a photo memory of Las Vegas before making your way to an included day trip to the Grand Canyon. On the way, admire the beauty of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S. formed by the Hoover Dam. 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, or walk on the Skywalk platform.


DAY 07 / THU
Las Vegas – Zion National Park (optional).
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 visit will include a guided walk as well as an All-American picnic lunch.


DAY 08 / FRI
Las Vegas – Palm Springs – Los Angeles
Today your journey takes you from Las Vegas 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 was 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.


DAY 09 / SAT
Los Angeles – Hollywood – Beverly Hills – 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.


DAY 10 / SUN
Los Angeles – The O.C. – San Diego – Los Angeles
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, and the bay front 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.


DAY 11 / MON
Departure
“That’s a wrap!” We hope you have enjoyed your tour and that you return soon to see visit another area of the America the beautiful!

Accommodation


DAY CITY HOTEL
01-03 San Francisco Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
04 Yosemite Piccadilly Inn Shaw
05-07 Las Vegas Luxor Las Vegas – Pyramid Rooms
08-10 Los Angeles Doubletree South Bay

Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard hotels during high demand periods or for operational reasons.

Info & Extras


“Compulsory Daily Resort Fee” if applicable will be advised at time of booking. A resort fee is a mandatory nightly surcharge imposed by hotels, nominally to cover the cost of certain amenities. Unlike room rates, which vary hugely according to season, the resort fee is generally a fixed amount per night.

International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.

Pre & Post Tour Hotels available on request.

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APR 14*, 28*
MAY 19*
JUNE 2*, 23*, 30*
JULY 21*, 28*
AUG 11*, 18*
SEPT 8*, 22*
OCT 13*, 27*
NOV 24*
DEC 15*
JAN 19*
FEB 9*, 23*
MAR 9*

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Starts: Los Angeles Ends: Los Angeles – 8 Days / 7 Nights
From £899.00 Twin Share

  • Lead prices per person based on a Double/Twin Room.
  • Single, Triple/Quad and Child Rates on request.
  • Pre and Post Tour Hotel Accommodation available on request.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without notice.

Inclusions
  • Welcome kit and day-to-day itinerary with points of interest.
  • Passenger Assistance and Service Desk Hotline.
  • Motor coach with Tour Director/Escort.
  • Porterage for one piece of luggage, per person (from the first morning the coach departs).
  • Sightseeing and Excursions as specified in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation x10 Nights including sales tax as specified.
Exclusions
  • International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times.
  • Admissions &/or optional experiences unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel upon arrival.
  • Tips for Escorts and Drivers.
  • Compulsory Daily Resort Fee if applicable payable locally will be advised at time of booking.

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