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There’s so much to discover on this adventure through California, Arizona and Nevada.
Fly into Los Angeles and discover the buzz around Tinsel Town and beach vibe of San Diego. See why the rich and famous hang out in Palm Springs and try your luck in Las Vegas. Take in great cultural cities like San Francisco and coastal Monterey. Plus, experience the stunning wilderness and renowned national parks, such as Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley and Yosemite National Park.
All this and more is packed into this 15-day tour.SEE THE BROCHURE
Inclusions at a glance
- Flights – return economy class airfare to Los Angeles, USA
- Fly from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane (extra $295pp from Hobart, Canberra, Adelaide & Perth)
- Includes all pre-payable fees & airport taxes
- Hotels – 14 nights hotel accommodation, standard room based on twin share
- Hotel taxes, service charges & baggage (one suitcase per person)
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- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary:
- Los Angeles-Orange County-San Diego-Palm Springs-Phoenix-Sedona-Grand Canyon National Park Monument Valley-Page-Lake Powell-Kanab-Bryce Canyon National Park-Zion National Park-Las Vegas-Death Valley-Mammoth Lakes-Yosemite National Park-San Francisco-Monterey-Carmel-Central Coast-Santa Barbara-Los Angeles
- Enjoy a welcome reception where you will meet your fellow travellers
- 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 (weather permitting)
- 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 favourite celebrity’s star
- Get a glimpse of all the glamour Los Angeles has to offer with stops at some of its most famous spots
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Fly to USA
Arrive in Los Angeles and make your own way independently to your hotel where you will meet with your Tour Director in the evening.
Los Angeles-Orange County-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 San Diego’s relaxing Bay front marketplace, perhaps enjoy some shopping. Return to Los Angeles for the night.
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 marks the entrance to this desert oasis. Afterwards you will pass through Indio, home to the Int’l Date Festival in the Coachella Valley.
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 breathtaking 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.
Grand Canyon-Monument Valley-Page/Lake Powell
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 the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colorado River. Evening at leisure.
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.
Bryce Canyon-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.
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.
Las Vegas-Death Valley National Park-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 (weather permitting). 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.
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 (weather permitting) 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 nearby Modesto.
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 at leisure! Your 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).
San Francisco-Monterey/Carmel-Central Coast
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. Spend the night in a quaint Central California Coast town.
Central Coast-Santa Barbara-Santa Monica-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.
Depart Los Angeles
Your tour ends upon check out from your hotel. It’s time to make your way to the airport for your return flights to Australia.
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You'll be amazed by all the highlights that this tour covers in California, Arizona and Nevada. This escorted coach tour is a great affordable option, with a good balance of included activities and free time. Plus, flights from Australia are included.
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This tour departs Australia on select dates:
2023 – 2 Feb.; 2 Mar.; 11, 18 May; 1, 8 June; 3, 10, 24, 31 Aug.; 14 Sept.; 5, 19 Oct.; 9 Nov.
2024 – 1 Feb.; 1 Mar.
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