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Golden Gate Bridge, California

California and The Golden West Coach Tour

California and the Golden West 

14 night coach tour from £2,699 per person
including flights, escorted tour and accommodation 

This California coach holiday begins with a private car transfer from your front door to the airport and free connecting flights from regional airports.
Your knowledgeable and professional tour manager will enrich your visit to iconic destinations including, Los Angeles, San Francisco, stunning stretches of the Pacific coastal road, sections of Route 66 and the bewitching expanse of Yosemite National Park. Travel to the Wild West landscapes of Arizona and the extraordinary Las Vegas. Your tour concludes in style with sea view room overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach.
Our flexible approach means we can tailor your itinerary with extensions before or after the coach holiday.

Prices

Single traveller from: £3,598
Two people travelling from: £2,699
(Prices shown per person)

Dates: March – November departures available

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled Flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Luxury air conditioned coach transportation and experienced tour director for duration of tour
  • Accommodation – 14 nights

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.


Day 1
Los Angeles Arrival

Depart London Heathrow – 11:50
Arrive Los Angeles – 14:55
Journey Time – 11 hours 05 minutes

Our VIP Home Departure Service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport for a direct, scheduled Virgin Atlantic or British Airways flight to Los Angeles. On arrival we transfer to the Hyatt Regency LAX.

Overnight – Los Angeles

Hotel:
Hyatt Regency LAX


Day 2 & 3
Los Angeles to San Diego
120 miles

This morning, enjoy a brief tour of three icons of popular culture – Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard and TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman’s), where the hand prints of the stars are famously immortalised, before travelling south to San Diego. On arrival, we check in to our hotel, the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. This afternoon, a tour introduces this attractive harbour city. The evening and tomorrow are at leisure to make your own explorations and sample San Diego’s superb restaurants.

Overnight – San Diego

Hotel:
Sheraton Hotel and Marina


Day 4
San Diego to Scottsdale
365 miles

We travel from California to Arizona by way of cactus-studded landscapes reminiscent of countless westerns and a stop at Palm Springs, the fashionable desert resort town whose former residents include Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe. We continue to Scottsdale in the afternoon. At our hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, a welcome drink awaits.

Overnight – Scottsdale

Hotel:
Hilton Garden Inn


Day 5
Scottsdale to Sedona to Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff
154 miles

We travel to the charming artist colony of Sedona and breath-taking Oak Creek Canyon en route to Flagstaff. We stay two nights at the superb Little America Hotel (4T), allowing us plenty of time to explore the area and experience the Grand Canyon

Overnight – Flagstaff

Hotel:
Little America Hotel


Day 6
Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the most awe-inspiring natural sights the world has to offer. This geological wonder is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and one mile deep; a huge expanse of richly-coloured rock enclosing the silvery Colorado River far below. We visit today and perhaps enjoy a pre-bookable optional flight for even more stunning views of the canyon.

Overnight – Flagstaff

Hotel:
Little America Hotel


Day 7 & 8
Flagstaff to Las Vegas
250 miles

Following a brief visit to the historic train depot at Williams, we proceed to Las Vegas, America’s entertainment capital. By turns chic, glamorous and awe-inspiring, brash, excessive and outrageous, Las Vegas is certainly never boring. You don’t need to be a high roller or slots wizard to enjoy this shimmering neon mirage in the heart of the forbidding Mojave Desert – there are shows that dazzle, from the famous Cirque du Soleil and the Beatles-inspired ‘Love’ to the regular open-air spectacles, as each iconic hotel along the famous Strip tries to outdo the next in the extravagance of their performances. Some of the world’s best restaurants may be found here, along with a vibrant nightlife, relaxing spa centres, immaculate golf courses and quirky museums.

Our chosen hotel is the Tropicana, located on the Las Vegas Strip – perfect for discovering an extraordinary, unique city which somehow manages to live up and down to its various reputations simultaneously and in enthralling style. Included for those who wish, is a short morning excursion to the Hoover Dam – a spectacular engineering achievement built in the 1930s. This huge dam is an awesome sight and its construction created Lake Mead, which is 100 miles long and 500 feet deep.

Overnight – Las Vegas

Hotel:
Tropicana


Day 9
Las Vegas to Calico to Visalia
365 miles

We cross the Mojave Desert en route to Calico, a once-thriving centre of silver mining, now an enjoyable reminder of the days when cowboys roamed its streets. Visalia is our destination, where we stay at the Holiday Inn.

Overnight – Visalia

Hotel:
Wyndham Visalia


Day 10
Visalia to Yosemite National Park
104 miles

One of the world’s great natural sanctuaries is Yosemite National Park, in the Sierra Nevada. With its craggy mountains, postcard-perfect lakes and verdant forests of dogwood, sugar pine and white fir, Yosemite is endlessly photogenic – the reason why it so appealed to the great photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams. Adams visited Yosemite for more than 50 consecutive years, recording luminously beautiful photographs of the park’s dramatic landscapes, many of which have become instantly recognisable icons of the American wilderness. After a memorable day, we continue west to our hotel, the DoubleTree Modesto.

Overnight – Yosemite National Park

Hotel:
Doubletree Modesto


Day 11 & 12
Yosemite to San Francisco
164 miles

Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco as many others have before and since. A sightseeing tour presents an orientation of this most cosmopolitan, liberal and attractive American city, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square and vibrant Chinatown. We stay for two nights. The following day at leisure offers opportunities for relaxation or further exploration – perhaps a boat trip to notorious Alcatraz Island, where visitors may explore the remnants of the federal prison, learn about its famous inmates, discover the story behind the Native American occupation of 1969-71, or take a walk around the quaint district of Haight-Ashbury, so beloved of ‘hippies’, artists, writers and musicians, which became the crucible of ‘counterculture’ in the 1960s. Our hotel is the Hyatt Regency or Holiday Inn Golden Gateway.

Overnight – San Francisco

Hotel:
Hyatt Regency / Holiday Inn Golden Gateway


Day 13
San Francisco to Monterey to Carmel to Cambria
232 miles

We travel south to Monterey, the old Spanish and Mexican capital of upper California, then proceed along the famous 17 Mile Drive, one of the loveliest coastal routes in the world. After lunch in the delightful town of Carmel, we continue south to Cambria by way of the curving Big Sur coastline, inspiration for Jack Kerouac’s autobiographical novel, where the dramatic Pacific breakers crash against the rocky shoreline. Our hotel for the night is the Cambria Pines Lodge.

Overnight – Cambria 

Hotel:
Cambria Pines Lodge


Day 14
Cambria to Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach
257 miles

Santa Barbara, a town favoured by artists, with an appealing harbour promenade and palm-fringed streets, makes a memorable lunch stop en route from Cambria to Huntington Beach. Our hotel is the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, where we stay in sea view rooms. This seaside city in California’s Orange County is known for it long stretch of sandy beach and beach culture.

Overnight – Huntington Beach

Hotel:
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort


Day 15
Depart Los Angeles

We travel on to Los Angeles Airport for a direct, scheduled, overnight Virgin Atlantic or British Airways flight to London.

Depart Los Angeles – 21:30
Arrive London Heathrow – 15:50 (Next Day)
Journey time – 10 hours 20 minutes

Suggested Extensions

Return to the U.K. from Los Angeles on a choice of non-stop flights after completing the 14 night tour as detailed in this itinerary.

Add to basic price from Single £425pp / Double £245pp
Stay where you are at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel or perhaps re-locate to one the world famous beach resorts in the area such as Newport Beach, Santa Monica.

How about a ‘S’mores’ experience at Huntington Beach? Public fire pits along the beach can be used for this long-standing American tradition of roasting marshmallows over the fire and creating a sandwich between two crackers and a layer of chocolate. Kits are widely available in resort.

Hotel:
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbour Hotel

Add to basic price from Single £796pp / Double £396pp
We will arrange a fully inclusive car rental for you from a nearby location, including free GPS so you can easily find your way and also provide 4 nights accommodation, so you can meander along one of the most stunning coastal roads in the world.

Please note you will fly back from San Francisco airport.

Hotels:
Santa Barbara Best Western Peppertree Inn– 1 night
Pismo Beach – SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel – 1 night
Monterey – Monterey Tides – 2 nights

Add to basic price from Single £1,370pp / Double £1,010pp
Fly to the islands of Aloha! Our add-on packages include trans-pacific flights. transfers and a traditional ‘Lei flower greeting’. Choose from the vibrancy of Waikiki Beach or the more laid back tropical ‘Valley Isle’ of Maui with arguably the best beaches in the world.

Whatever your preference we can make it happen with deals at a choice of hotels and special upgrade rates to full ocean view rooms. Additional tours can be arranged to see such attractions as the Pearl Harbour Museum.

Hotel:
Ohana Waikiki Hotel

Other hotel options offered all with ocean view upgrade offers available:

Oahu
Hilton Waikiki
Outrigger Waikiki

Maui
Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Royal Lahania
Hyatt Regency

Kauai
Kauai Beach Resort
Aston Islander on the Beach
Grand Hyatt Kauai

Big Island
Royal Kona Resort
Sheraton Keahou Beach
Hilton Waikoloa

Add to basic price from Single £1,020pp / £550pp
Our package includes all flights, New York airport transfers and 4 nights accommodation at the Stewart Hotel, a perfectly positioned Midtown Manhattan hotel. We’ve suggested 4 nights to really appreciate this iconic city but we can arrange the duration that best suits you. We can book a wide choice of tours and attraction tickets for you prior to departure.

Hotel:
Stewart Hotel

Map (TI)

Itinerary Summary

Location Nights
Los Angeles 1
San Diego 2
Scottsdale 1
Flagstaff 2
Las Vegas 2
Visalia 1
Yosemite NP 1
San Francisco 2
Cambria 1
Huntington Beach 1
Tour Highlights

  • Tours of Hollywood, San Diego and San Francisco (including Golden Gate Bridge)
  • Visits to the artist colony of Sedona; Hoover Dam; and the Old Silver Mining Town of Calico
  • Entrance to Grand Canyon and Yosemite national parks
  • Williams Depot and shoot-out re-enactment
  • 17 Mile Drive
  • Stops at Carmel and Monterey
  • Santa Barbara

Tour benefits

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • International flights
  • Best available coaches (with Wi-Fi) with experienced drivers
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes and duties

Why Book With C.N.A?

  • All holidays ATOL protected.
  • Tailored itinerary to suit you.
  • Choice of airlines & departure points.
  • Deals on flight upgrades.
  • Low booking deposit.

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