Stunning red-rock formations, stark desert landscapes, charming coastal cities, scenic ocean drives, some of the country’s most thrilling cities, and two of the West’s most spectacular national parks…all of this and more await you on this western U.S. tour through California, Nevada, and Arizona. Start and end your tour in San Francisco, spend two nights in Los Angeles, three nights in Las Vegas, and an overnight each in Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Tulare, Modesto, Monterey, and Solvang. Along the way, enjoy stunning Grand Canyon National Park, where you’ll marvel at the breathtaking views of the canyon, and Yosemite National Park, with its beautiful mountains, granite domes, lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and gorgeous lakes. On this western U.S. tour, you’ll stop in Sedona, set in a geologic wonderland with multi-hued stone formations; Palm Springs, a relaxed desert oasis; Carmel, a quaint and picturesque California town; and Santa Barbara, a coastal town with a bustling waterfront. Your overnight in Solvang gives you the opportunity to explore this town where Denmark has been recreated with flower-lined streets, “Old-World” architecture, and windmills. In Monterey, your sightseeing tour visits Fisherman’s Wharf, where you’ll have time to stroll the wharf and look for sea lions and otters, and Cannery Row, the famous street with shops and restaurants that runs parallel to Monterey Bay’s coastline. You’ll also drive the spectacular 17-Mile Drive, a winding road with views of Pebble Beach Golf Course, the Pacific Ocean, Lone Cypress, and multi-million dollar homes. Your sightseeing in Los Angeles includes a drive through Hollywood. In San Francisco, your sightseeing includes the Golden Gate Bridge and a visit to fascinating Alcatraz Prison. From the thrilling cities and charming towns to the scenic beauty of the national parks, this western U.S. tour designed for value-minded travelers is a perfect vacation!
Destinations & Sightseeing
Sightseeing:In San Francisco, Monterey, and Los Angeles. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.Guides:
Services of a professional Tour Director.
Scenic Highlights: Monterey, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel, Old Spanish Mission, Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, Mission Trail to Solvang, coastal Santa Barbara, Pacific Ocean coastline, Hollywood, Palm Springs, Sedona, South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Historic Route 66, Las Vegas, Mojave Desert, and Yosemite National Park.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Yosemite National Park
- Grand Canyon National Park
Transportation:Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring