Western Landscapes

Classic Package, Budget, Historical and Cultural, Scenery and Nature
From £1359 per person
Apr 2017 - Mar 2018

Tour Highlights Inclusions

Visit the glamorous desert retreat of Palm Springs. Tour the Navajo Indian Reservation and visit Monument Valley. Walk along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park. “Shop ‘til you drop” at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas. Guided walk to Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park. Sightseeing tour of San Francisco including Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, and Hollywood and the famous stars in the sidewalk (Walk of Fame).

Optional Experiences

Sunrise Breakfast at the Rim of the Grand Canyon. 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. Los Angeles beach lunch and/or bike ride at Santa Monica Pier. Note: Admission fees not included.

Quick facts
Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
Type: Escorted Coach Tour
Operator: American Tours International
Grade: 3 ½ Star
Start/Finish: Los Angeles / Los Angeles

Itinerary


DAY 01 / SAT
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 mark 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. Joining passengers meet in the lobby of the designated Hotel at 07:30 hours for a 08:00 hour departure.


DAY 02 / 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 03 / MON
Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley – Page/Lake Powell/Kanab
A highlight of the trip will surely be watching the sunrise before 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 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 04 / TUES
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-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 05 / 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 06 / 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 07 / FRI
Las Vegas – Death Valley – 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 08 / 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 09 / SUN
Yosemite Gateway – 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 10 / 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 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 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 have the option to take a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).


DAY 11 / TUE
San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel – Shell/Pismo Beach
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 12 / 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 signs of Beverly Hills and Hollywood before reaching your hotel where your tour concludes at approximately 18:30.


** 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 HOTEL
01 Phoenix Ke Ko Pa Resort
02 Grand Canyon Yavapai Lodge West
03 Lake Powell / Page Best Western Lake Powell
04 Bryce Canyon Ruby’s Inn
05-06 Las Vegas Luxor Las Vegas – Pyramid Rooms
07 Mammoth

or

Fresno (Winter)

Mammoth Mountain Inn

or

Picadilly Inn Shaw

08 Yosemite Gateway Modesto Hotel
09-10 San Francisco Hilton Financial San Francisco
11 Central Coast Radisson Santa Maria

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

Info & Extras


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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Operates & Prices


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2017 2017-2018
APR 8*, 22* APR 8, 22
MAY 13*, 20* MAY 13, 20
JUNE 10*, 17*, 24* JUNE 10, 17, 24
JULY 8*, 15*, 22*, 29* JULY 8, 15, 22, 29
AUG 12*, 19*, 26* AUG 12, 19, 26
SEPT 2*, 9*, 16*, 30* SEPT 2, 9, 16, 30
OCT 7*, 14*, 21* OCT 7, 14, 21
  NOV 4*, 18*
  DEC 9*, 30*
  JAN 13*
  FEB 3*
  MAR 3*, 17*

* Guaranteed to operate.

Starts: Los Angeles Ends: Los Angeles – 12 Days / 11 Nights
From £1359.00 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.

Offers


Special Offer Airfare available with this package for a limited period. View the Special Offer or contact us for a quotation.

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 x11 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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