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 Monterey, Solvang, Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Tulare, and Modesto. 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. 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!
In San Francisco, Monterey, and Los Angeles.Guides:
Services of a professional Tour Director.Scenic Highlights:
Monterey, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel, Old Spanish Mission, Mission Trail to Solvang, coastal Santa Barbara, Pacific Ocean coastline, Hollywood, Palm Springs, Sedona, South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Mojave Desert, and Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate Bridge, and Nob Hill.Notes:
On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Yosemite National Park
- Grand Canyon National Park
Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Monterey Downtown Days Inn (ST) SOLVANG
Holiday Inn Express Solvang (ST) LOS ANGELES
L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown (SF) SCOTTSDALE
The Saguaro Scottsdale (F) FLAGSTAFF
La Quinta Flagstaff (ST) LAS VEGAS
SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (MD) TULARE
Best Western Town and Country Lodge (ST) MODESTO
Best Western Palm Court Inn (ST) SAN FRANCISCO
Hotel Carlton (MF)
Good accommodations are vital to your enjoyment on tour, so we pre-screen before selecting. Hotels are as shown, although it may be necessary to substitute with an alternate hotel of equivalent standard.