California Coast and Las Vegas

California & the Golden West Coach Tour


California & the Golden West Coach Tour

15 Days/14 Nights
Start date: 12th August 2021

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DAY 1 – Thu, 12 August 2021

Arrive Los Angeles, CA (2 Nights)

Welcome to the land where it’s always 70 degrees and sunny, California. Arriving today, you’ll meet up with your Travel Director before getting to know Anaheim, your home for the next two nights. You’ll find plenty of dining and entertainment options with Disneyland nearby.

*No early check in included at the hotel.
Hotel: Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort or similar

DAY 2 – Fri, 13 August 2021

Los Angeles Sightseeing & Free Time

This morning’s sightseeing tour will show you the all-out glitz and glamour of LA, visiting the wealthy mansions of Beverly Hills, the palm lined streets of Santa Monica, the iconic Sunset Boulevard, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is just a stone’s throw from the beacon of Hollywood, the Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards. With your afternoon free maybe explore on your own. Or try out an Optional Experience that will have you tasting fresh meat and seafood from
American grasslands.

DAY 3  – Sat, 14 August 2021

Los Angeles – San Diego, CA (1 Night)

Travelling south along the coast, it won’t take long for the laid-back charm and sunny disposition of San Diego to work its Cali magic on you. You’ll kick things off with a sightseeing tour visiting the cultural downtown Gaslamp Quarter, the gorgeous green space of the 1,200-acre Balboa Park, and the historic Old Town, which was California’s first ever settlement (and the best place for those seeking even more delicious Mexican treats). This afternoon is about exploring the city your way or taking an optional visit to the San Diego Zoo.

Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites Zoo-SeaWorld Area or similar

DAY 4 – Sun, 15 August 2021

San Diego – Phoenix, AZ (1 Night)

Today you’ll steadily climb 1,219 meters (4,000 ft) as you make your way through the arid lands of the Cleveland National Forest, tip toeing the US – Mexico border before crossing the Arizona state line into the ‘Valley of the Sun’, a region that boasts a massive 300 days of sunshine per year. Catching your first glimpse of the mighty Colorado River, your destination for today is exciting Phoenix.

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown or similar
Meal(s): Breakfast

DAY 5 – Mon, 16 August 2021

Phoenix – Grand Canyon – Flagstaff, AZ (1 Night)

You could start today with our breathtaking optional hot air balloon ride and champagne breakfast over the Arizona landscape. Venturing into the prehistoric Sonoran Desert, you’ll then have your sights firmly set on one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Listed Grand Canyon. Meeting with a Local Specialist you’ll discover more about the geological formation of the Canyon, and then it’s up to you how you wish to explore it further. If you want to make it extra special, we doubt you’ll be able to resist our exhilarating list of Optional Experiences for this afternoon, including helicopter and aircraft flights over the North and South rims, for absolute money can’t buy views of this feat of nature. Still flying high from an incredible day, you’ll finish up this evening in the Arizonan escape town of Flagstaff, a laid- back outpost on historic Route 66.

Hotel: Fairfield Inn Suites by Marriott Flagstaff East or similar
Meal(s): Breakfast

DAY 6 – Tue, 17 August 2021

Flagstaff – Historic Route 66 – Las Vegas, NV (2 Nights)

Ready to get your kicks on Route 66? Today’s the day to do it. A symbol of the American dream, Route 66 has been eternally immortalized by literature and movies and still to this day represents the ultimate American road trip. You’ll be stopping by Seligman and Kingman en route to Vegas, two iconic outposts that are a real taste of all things Americana, complete with classic motels, kitsch petrol pumps and steaming slices of Apple pie. Finally, as if by magic, you’ll slowly spot the neon lights of Las Vegas looming in the distance; an entertainment oasis surrounded by dry desert with a reputation almost as big as the fortune’s many have made (and lost) there.

Hotel: Rio Las Vegas or similar Meal(s): Breakfast

DAY 7 – Wed, 18 August 2021

Las Vegas Free Time

With a full day in Sin City, it’s entirely up to you how to explore the entertainment capital of the world. The casinos, the all you can eat buffets, the glittering roof top pools, the biggest names in show business – they’re all here for the taking. Or if you’re up for it, to help tailor your Vegas experience, we’ve also got a whole suite of enticing Optional Experiences lined up to help you see a different side of Vegas. You could wake up early for a western style breakfast and cowboy trail ride through the mountains or heading over to Hoover Dam to stand 900 meters above the Colorado River to admire the US’s biggest man-made reservoir, Lake Mead. Or perhaps a visit to the Mob Museum, or a singalong at ‘Vegas! The Show’ are more your style? Whatever you choose, today is guaranteed to be one to remember.

DAY 8 – Thu, 19 August 2021

Las Vegas – Visalia, CA

Leaving Vegas, a little lighter in the pocket but rich in memories, you’ll head for the Mojave Desert this morning. As the driest desert in the US you’d expect nothing more than barren landscape as you drive through, so prepare to be surprised as you pass rare and beautiful flora, wildlife and the iconic Joshua Tree, which only grows right here in the Mojave. Admiring the dramatic Mojave Desert and continuing through into the San Joaquin Valley, you’ll finish up today in the agricultural hub of Visalia. With a Downtown area that boasts old world charm and a wide selection of tasty restaurants, tonight’s dinner will no doubt be filled with chat about what to expect from glorious Yosemite tomorrow.

DAY 9 – Fri, 20 August 2021

Visalia – Yosemite National Park-Modesto CA (1 Night)

Awe inspiring nature at its finest, Yosemite will challenge all other national parks you’ve previously visited to stake its claim as the most beautiful. The third oldest national park in the US and a UNESCO World Heritage site, this patch of heaven is all emerald green valleys, cascading waterfalls and pine scented forests, all framed by the iconic Half Dome and the imposing presence of El Capitan. Take your time soaking it all in and exploring the various trails and picnic areas before heading on to Modesto, one of the greatest agricultural areas of the nation and the home of the Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery.

Hotel: Double Tree Modesto or similar

DAY 10 – Sat, 21 August 2021

Modesto – San Francisco, CA (2 Nights)

Feeling the ocean breeze moving ever closer you’ll head back to the Californian coast today, crossing the Bay Bridge into one of the West Coast’s best loved cities, San Francisco. A historical hub for progressive thinkers and creatives, San Fran’s infamously hilly landscape will instantly win you over as you spy the old-fashioned cable cars slowly rising and falling on the horizon. Explore the ‘City by the Bay’ on a sightseeing tour that visits Fisherman’s Wharf, the Palace of Fine Arts, the lush Presidio area and Italian influenced North Beach. This evening you could opt to try our Chinatown walking tour, exploring the markets, dim sum joints and herb shops of America’s oldest Chinatown before dining family style at a decadent Chinese feast.

Hotel: Hotel Union Square or similar

DAY 11 – Sun, 22 August 2021

San Francisco Free Time

We hope you’re hungry as you’re off to a San Fran institution, Boudin Bakery, who have been producing their very special ‘Mother Dough’ to create sourdough loaves since 1849 for an Iconic Breakfast. Appetites satisfied, the rest of today is then free for you to explore your way. If it’s icons you’re after why not join us for an optional walk along the Golden Gate Bridge followed by a cruise around the bay, taking in Alcatraz Island en route, or perhaps you’d prefer to head out to Muir Woods to appreciate the towering, ancient red wood trees that grow here, followed by a visit to the pretty seaside community of Sausalito. Wine connoisseurs, you’re also taken care of with a full day outing to the Napa and Sonoma wineries. Whatever you choose, make your last day an extra special one, whichever way you choose to explore.

Meal(s): Iconic Breakfast

DAY 12 – Mon, 23 August 2021

San Francisco – Carmel – Monterey – Pismo Beach, CA (1 Night)

Hugging the Pacific coastline, you’ll make your first stop today in Carmel-by-the-Sea. A former heaven for artists and writers, this pretty town has something of an English countryside feel to it thanks to the 1920’s gable roofed cottages dotted about. After taking a stroll along Ocean Avenue, you’ll journey on to Monterey, keeping a look out for seals, sea lions, dolphins and even whales on the way. A Spanish and Mexican influenced city, you’ll visit Cannery Row, a place immortalized by John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name that depicts the sardine canning business that was Monterey’s lifeblood for the first half of the 20th century. Finally, you’ll finish up in Pismo Beach, a retro town that lives by a sand and surf philosophy.

Hotel: Oxford Suites Pismo Beach or similar

DAY 13 – Tue, 24 August 2021

Pismo Beach – Santa Barbara, CA (1 Night)

Venturing into the scenic wine country of the Central Coast this morning, you’ll almost be able to smell the delicious pinot noir wines that are grow in this region. Drive through rolling hills and sunny valleys peppered with wineries before pulling in to Santa Barbara, where the perfect weather, red tiled roofs and bougainvillea strewn walls will have you thinking you’ve been transported to the Mediterranean. With an afternoon at your disposal, your first stop should undoubtedly be the ‘Queen of the Missions’ church, a Roman esque and still active parish church that sits perched above the city, boasting impressive Chumash artwork and mausoleums dedicated to California’s earliest settlers. Craving seafood? Head to Stearn’s Wharf, the oldest operating wharf on the West Coast, to take your pick of the day’s catch.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn Santa Barbara or similar.
Meal(s): Breakfast

DAY 14 – Wed, 25 August 2021

Santa Barbara – Los Angeles, CA (1 Night)

Enjoy every second of the drive today as you follow the coast all the way back to the ‘City of Angels’, Los Angeles. You’ll stop by Venice Beach for some free time before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside or similar.

DAY 15 – Thu, 26 August 2021

Depart Los Angeles, CA

After breakfast, transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. California and the Golden West, you’ve been unbeatable!

Meal(s): Breakfast


Single Room £ XXX
Double Room £ XXX
Quad Room (subject to availability) £ XXX

Child rate is available upon request and must be 5-14 years of age at time of travel, sharing twin room with 2 adults and is not counted as a paying guest when establishing price breaks. Children’s ages must be specified on the rooming list to qualify for child rates. Children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel.

Cost Includes

  • English speaking tour guide

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