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Best of the West

From £3,049.00
Duration 14 Days
Departures from: Sep 2022 - Oct 2023
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From £3,049.00
Duration 14 Days
Departures from: Sep 2022 - Oct 2023
Tour Overview
Hollywood, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco, this tour visits some of America's best-known places! In LA, we'll walk along star studded pavements, before heading through the desert to Arizona. We'll continue to the Grand Canyon, a must-see site, which you could opt to take a helicopter flight over. We'll then travel along the legendary Route 66 to the bright lights of Las Vegas, which looks like a mirage in the desert as the lights begin to appear as you draw closer. Taking in the spectacular natural beauty of Yosemite National Park is next, where you'll have time to explore. Finally, we'll travel across the Golden Gate Bridge and visit the coastal city of San Francisco. 
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Return flights from London
  • 12 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Los Angeles tour including Hollywood
  • Tour of San Diego
  • The iconic Grand Canyon
  • Drive along a part of Route 66
  • View the mighty Hoover Dam
  • Stay on the Las Vegas strip
  • Explore Yosemite National Park
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and tour San Francisco
  • Enjoy clam chowder in San Francisco
  • Discover Pier 39 in San Francisco with dinner

Airport Travel Service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can now choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a price reduction* off your holiday. Details on how to book will be included in your confirmation invoice on booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information.

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Los Angeles

Make you own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your flight to Los Angeles today. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel, where a two-night stay gives you plenty of time to explore.

Day 2 Los Angeles

You're going to experience the excitement and glamour of LA this morning on your included tour. Highlights include Hollywood and Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where you'll see celebrity handprints, footprints and autographs etched into the concrete. There's time to explore at your own pace this afternoon. However, if you'd like to discover more, you can take an optional drive on the famous Route 66 to Santa Monica. Meals included: B

Day 3 San Diego

You can discover LA your own way this morning as you explore at your own pace. If you have always dreamed of visiting Universal Studios, that's where our optional excursion is headed. This thrilling theme park is packed with movie memorabilia, big rides and exciting attractions. This afternoon, we're off to our next base, the seaport of San Diego.

Meals included: B

Day 4 San Diego

You can soak up the sights of this Spanish-influenced city on an included morning tour. Then the rest of the day is all yours to see more as you wish. You might be tempted to join an optional boat trip around San Diego Bay, visiting Old San Diego. Another possibility is perhaps visiting the city's famous zoo.

Day 5 Prescott

Today we're heading to Prescott, known as the 'Valley of the Sun', on a drive which takes us through the spectacular desert into the state of Arizona. If you're after a traditional western experience, our optional dinner here this evening is a must.

Day 6 Flagstaff

We take to the road again today, driving into Northern Arizona. We'll make a stop at the township of Sedona, known for its vibrant arts community. You can explore at leisure or you might choose to join an optional Jeep ride into the surrounding rock formations, they really are stunning. Our final destination today is the former Wild West town of Flagstaff. Meals included: B

Day 7 Grand Canyon National Park

This is the day that you visit one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, the Grand Canyon, which is a must-see on any traveller's list. For a truly unforgettable experience, why not choose to view this spectacular 14-mile-wide gorge from the air on an optional flight. However you choose to view this vast panorama, you will not be disappointed.

Meals included: B

Day 8 Las Vegas

You're going to travel on the legendary Route 66 today, westwards to Las Vegas. On the way we're going to pass the mighty Hoover Dam, a feat of 20th century construction.
If you want to be dazzled, join an optional Las Vegas by night tour to take in the lights and sights of this spectacular desert city.

Meals included: B

Day 9 Las Vegas

Las Vegas is all yours to discover today, so off you go on a stroll down the famous Strip. As you dip into the themed hotels lining it, you'll find a host of attractions. There are casinos, of course, shopping malls, aquariums, and you can even take a gondola ride on Vegas' very own 'Grand Canal'!​ Tonight, why not join our optional excursion to see a spectacular show by the famous Cirque du Soleil theatrical group, with dinner included.

Day 10 Mojave Desert - Fresno

On today's journey back to the Golden State we'll drive through the Mojave desert, the driest in North America. We'll continue through California's fertile Central Valley filled with orchards, vineyards and farms.

Day 11 Yosemite National Park

Travelling north, today you're going to visit the vast Yosemite National Park. With its abundance of waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain peaks it's a wonderful place to explore. We'll stop for lunch in the park before travelling on to San Francisco.

Meals included: B

Day 12 San Francisco

Your morning tour of San Francisco begins as you cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. You'll then take in wonderful views from the city's Twin Peaks and visit landmarks including Golden Gate Park and Chinatown.
In the afternoon you can set your own pace. If you want to shop, there's a branch of Macy's that's a whole block in size, and the famous cable cars are a great way to get around. San Francisco Bay is at your feet too, so a cruise is another great option.

San Francisco offers a sparkling and cosmopolitan nightlife, and this evening we come together to enjoy a three course dinner at one of the restaurants located on Pier 39.

Meals included: D

Day 13 San Francisco - UK

Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​

Day 14 UK

Today you arrive back in the UK. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked).

  1. Favourite Moment

    As you stand at the edge of the Grand Canyon, you'll be blown away by the size of this incredible natural wonder. It really is a sight to behold - nature in all its glory!

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Hilton Garden Inn Burbank Downtown

This hotel has a lot to offer to its guests, relaxed rooms feature en-suite facilities, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Additional facilities include microwaves, minifridges and coffee-making facilities. Amongst other hotel facilities guests can find a restaurant, a gym and an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a sundeck with loungers.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Diego Old Town

The Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego is ideally located in the charming Old Town of San Diego. A indoor and outdoor connected pool and 24 hour fitness centre are available, breakfast restaurant and comfortable,well-appointed rooms with private facilities, air-conditioning, coffee and tea making, mini-refridgerator.

Springhill Suites Prescott

Modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. There is also a tea/coffee-making facilities, a microwave and a minifridge located in each room. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a fitness centre.

Doubletree by Hilton Flagstaff

The Doubletree by Hilton Flagstaff boasts a lovely location near downtown Flagstaff.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, lounge/bar, outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, air-conditioning, iron and coffee-maker.

Bally's Hotel & Casino

Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is situated at the heart of the Las Vegas strip. With a range of different restaurants to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice at this hotel. From a fine dining Steak house and Nobu, Italian and Mexican, as well as, some fast food outlets. Why not enjoy a drink at the hotel bar if you want to after exploring all day, the bars have a choice of beers and cocktails for you to choose from. Or enjoy a poolside cocktail while you enjoy the warmer climates by the outdoor swimming pool if you choose to opt for some relaxation during your time here. Recently renovated air-conditioned hotel rooms ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay with a flat screen TV.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fresno South

Hilton Parc 55

A centrally located hotel close to Union Square for easy access to A centrally located hotel close to Union Square for easy access to the iconic Cable Cars, shopping, bars and restaurants. The hotel has a 24 hour fitness centre, access to a rooftop pool at the neighbouring Hilton San Francisco, two restaurants - a Thai open for lunch and dinner and then the main restaurant serving a variety of cuisine open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Well furnished rooms offer a comfortable stay with air conditioning and flat screen TV.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

USA - Grand Canyon - Canyon Spirit Helicopter flight

USA - Grand Canyon - Canyon Spirit Helicopter flight

The Canyon Spirit is a Grand Canyon helicopter tour that departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon taking you over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world's largest ponderosa pine forest. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon, the South Rim gently drops away as the North Rim and eastern end of the canyon come into view - one of the most spectacular views in the entire canyon.

In the distance, it is possible to see the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower designed by the Hopi Indians. Your journey continues as you follow the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River.

View Marble Canyon and Point Imperial as you fly through the canyon and climb above the North Rim. Experience fabulous bird's-eye views once on the North Rim, and then head south through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon.

As you cross over the Colorado River, you'll fly over the South Rim and the Kaibab National Forest landing back at the Grand Canyon Airport. This Grand Canyon South Rim tour will provide you with memories of a lifetime.

Please note: The maximum weight limit per person is 136.4 kilos / 21.43 stone. Anyone over this will be required to purchase an additional seat. Please advise your tour manager of your weight as they will need to pass this to Maverick, who have advised that guests with inaccurately stated body weights may be cancelled with no refund.

Your tour manager will need to gather everyone's weight at least 10 days ahead of the flight and advise Maverick. The combined weight of the guests must not exceed the limit for the helicopter or the flight cannot be confirmed.

Where possible please advise your weight at the time of booking the excursion.

This excursion has limited availability so booking in advance is recommended.

Duration: 45 – 50 minutes Minimal walking Spectacular views.
The Canyon Spirit is a Grand Canyon helicopter tour that departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon taking you over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world's la...

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Sedona - Red Rock Jeeps

Sedona - Red Rock Jeeps

Take a scenic and adventurous jeep ride along the historic stagecoach route through the evocatively named Bear Wallow Canyon to enjoy stunning views of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, and Carousel Rock. Follow in the footsteps of those early brave travellers and experience the same stunning western scenery that has inspired countless western films, books and TV shows. During your hour-long jeep ride you will be accompanied by expert “western-style” guides who will regale you with their knowledge of “Red Rock Country”.

Minimal walking - Scenic - Great Value!

Please Note : You will only be able to take one of the jeep tours (Easy on the Asphalt or Red Rocks) due to time restrictions.

Take a scenic and adventurous jeep ride along the historic stagecoach route through the evocatively named Bear Wallow Canyon to enjoy stunning views of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon,...

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San Francisco Helicopter flight

San Francisco Helicopter flight

Board a Bell Jet helicopter for an exciting adventure above San Francisco. Take in the renowned hills of San Francisco and its striking cityscape, see famous landmarks such as Alcatraz Island and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the spectacular bridges spanning the Bay. You will even soar underneath the famous Golden Gate Bridge itself – a once-in-a-lifetime experience! (Weather permitting). The flight will be made memorable and informative with a spontaneous narration from your professionally trained pilot. Return transportation included.

20 minute flight - Minimal walking - Once in a life time!
Board a Bell Jet helicopter for an exciting adventure above San Francisco. Take in the renowned hills of San Francisco and its striking cityscape, see famous landmarks such as Alc...

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Las Vegas - Mob Museum

Las Vegas - Mob Museum

The Mob Museum, officially the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a history museum located in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Opened on February 14, 2012, the Mob Museum is dedicated to featuring the artifacts, stories, and history of organized crime in the United States, as well as the actions and initiatives by law enforcement to prevent such crimes. Enjoy an interactive journey bringing to life both sides of the story recalling crime and prevention in the USA.

Duration: 2-3 hours - moderate walking – historical experience.

The Mob Museum, officially the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a history museum located in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Opened on February 14, 2012, the M...

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USA - LA - Universal Studios

USA - LA - Universal Studios

Find hours of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling world-class movie-orientated rides and experiences, shows and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk.
Go behind the scenes of a real working movie studio on the backlot tour and visit the areas where filming has taken place since 1915. It is a great way to explore the largest and busiest motion picture and TV studio in the world. There are also special shows throughout the day where stuntmen perform some of the death-defying action sequences at Waterworld, plus learn more about the secrets of special effects at the Special Effects stage. The latest additions to the studios include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and The Walking Dead attraction based on the awarding winning TV Show.
Universal Studios Hollywood is the entertainment capital of L.A. and a must for all movie buffs.
Half Day - Moderate Walking - Action Packed Entertainment!
Find hours of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling world-class movie-orientated rides and experiences, shows and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas...

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USA - Las Vegas by night

USA - Las Vegas by night

Prepare to be absolutely dazzled by the city whose lights beat them all! Get into the mood of this unashamedly brash neon city as we “Cruise” the world-famous ‘Strip’ and downtown area. Soak up the razzle-dazzle from your comfortable air-conditioned coach as we show you the lights and stop for some fascinating sights along the way, all with fascinating facts about this glamorous modern oasis in the desert.

Evening Tour - Minimal Walking - Must See!
Prepare to be absolutely dazzled by the city whose lights beat them all! Get into the mood of this unashamedly brash neon city as we “Cruise” the world-famous ‘Strip’ and downtown ...

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San Diego - Cruise around the Bay

San Diego - Cruise around the Bay

San Diego sits on one of the world’s great natural harbours. Once on board your comfortable cruise boat just sit back and relax whilst admiring the fabulous cityscape and fascinating bustle of harbour life. During the one-hour cruise around the North or South Bay professional crew members bring to life the city’s rich history and military connections, whilst pointing out local landmarks and regaling you with interesting facts. You will also get to visit Seaport Village for an opportunity to browse the independent boutiques, stroll the harbour-side or get a bite to eat in one of the many food outlets. This tour offers tremendous value for money as you will also get a chance to explore the historic old town district as well.

Minimal/Moderate walking - Scenic - Areas of interest!
San Diego sits on one of the world’s great natural harbours. Once on board your comfortable cruise boat just sit back and relax whilst admiring the fabulous cityscape and fascinati...

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LA - The beach-front city of Santa Monica

LA - The beach-front city of Santa Monica

This trendy, vibrant, yet relaxing beach resort overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is lined with fabulous golden sand beaches. Santa Monica has a special place in American history, being a part of the great American Dream right at the end of the legendary Route 66. Stroll the famous wooden pier, lined with food stalls and fairground rides, and browse the boutiques along Third Street Promenade. Looking for a place to eat? You’ll find the finest examples of Californian cuisine, authentic flavours from around the world and many casual dining restaurants.

Moderate walking - Cultural - Must do!
This trendy, vibrant, yet relaxing beach resort overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is lined with fabulous golden sand beaches. Santa Monica has a special place in American history, be...

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Prescott - Western Style Dinner

Prescott - Western Style Dinner

Enjoy a hearty western style dinner and evening at The Palace, the oldest frontier saloon in Arizona and the most well-known, historic restaurant - saloon in the state. It once boasted patrons such as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday and the feel of the old West still lingers in the air, captured in the warm wooden floors, old plaster walls, tin ceiling and the original quarter sawn oak and cherry bar. Originally built in 1877, an all American style restaurant, the Palace also features a mini-museum with old photographs, posters of Hollywood films shot at The Palace and antique gambling and mining display.
Enjoy a hearty western style dinner and evening at The Palace, the oldest frontier saloon in Arizona and the most well-known, historic restaurant - saloon in the state. It once bo...

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Las Vegas - Dinner & Cirque du Soleil show The Beatles LOVE

Las Vegas - Dinner & Cirque du Soleil show The Beatles LOVE

Enjoy dinner and a show Las Vegas style! Eat at one of the city's restaurants before we sit down to the show of a lifetime. Set to an iconic soundtrack that now features Twist & Shout, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil has been reinvigorated with vibrant new acts, costumes,
choreography and astounding projection technologies. With 360º seating, LOVE tells a unique story from every angle, while a three-time Grammy winning
soundtrack sets the backdrop for thrilling aerial acrobatics, colourful new imagery and re imagined choreography.
Evening event - minimal walking - an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy dinner and a show Las Vegas style! Eat at one of the city's restaurants before we sit down to the show of a lifetime. Set to an iconic soundtrack that now features Twist &...

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San Francisco - Cruise around the Bay

San Francisco - Cruise around the Bay

Sit back and view the “City on the Bay” from the Bay! Your relaxing cruise will depart from bustling Fisherman’s Wharf and head out under one of the world’s most famous bridges, the Golden Gate. You will also get magnificent views of the city skyline, Oakland Bay Bridge and circle the infamous Alcatraz Island. A superb commentary will make this a wonderfully informative addition to your San Francisco experience, which we believe offers excellent value for money.

1 Hour - Minimal Walking - Relaxing Cruise!
Sit back and view the “City on the Bay” from the Bay! Your relaxing cruise will depart from bustling Fisherman’s Wharf and head out under one of the world’s most famous bridges, th...

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Sedona - Red Rock Easy on the Asphalt tour

Sedona - Red Rock Easy on the Asphalt tour

Easy on the Asphalt is a Sedona snapshot with great photo opportunities and local history. Join this informative and relaxing, yet breath-taking, tour of some of Sedona’s most magnificent overlooks including Cathedral Rock, one of the most photographed sites in all of Arizona. This jeep tour stays on the road and the duration is 1.5 hours.

Minimal walking – breath taking experience

Please Note : You will only be able to take one of the jeep tours (Easy on the Asphalt or Red Rocks) due to time restrictions.
Easy on the Asphalt is a Sedona snapshot with great photo opportunities and local history. Join this informative and relaxing, yet breath-taking, tour of some of Sedona’s most magn...

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Personalise your trip

Choose to extend your stay with an organised add-on. 

Best of the West with San Francisco Add-on

Best of the West with San Francisco Add-on

Extend to 17 days from £349.00 Departures from: Sep 2022 - Oct 2023

Extend your stay in the beautiful city of San Francisco and discover more of the sights at your own pace.

Your extension includes

  • Scheduled flights and overseas transfers
  • 3 nights' accommodation on a room-only basis
  • Porterage

Please note: You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager.

Your hotel

You will stay in a hotel such as the Hotel Zephyr in San Francisco, situated just a few steps away from the popular Fisherman's Wharf. Facilities include a fitness centre and Wi-Fi. Guest rooms feature en suite facilities, TV and hairdryer. Your hotel will be confirmed in your final documents.

Itinerary

DAYS 13-15 San Francisco
Enjoy an extra 3 nights in this beautiful city where you can discover more of the famous sights at your own pace. San Francisco boasts an array of fantastic shopping destinations including a branch of Macy's that is a whole block in size. Don't forget to go on the famous cable cars which are a great way of exploring the city!

DAY 16 San Francisco/UK
Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

DAY 17 UK
You'll arrive back in the UK today.

Extend your stay in the beautiful city of San Francisco and discover more of the sights at your own pace.

Your extension includes

  • Schedu...

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Best of the West with Los Angeles Pre Tour

Best of the West with Los Angeles Pre Tour

Extend to 16 days from £279.00 Departures from: Sep 2022 - Oct 2023

Start your holiday early with an extra two nights in Los Angeles, the heart of the film industry. Explore the city at your own pace and discover its array of art galleries, museums, restaurants and upmarket boutiques. For panoramic views of the city, be sure to head to Griffith Park and walk up to the Griffith Observatory. 

Your extension includes

 

  • Scheduled flights, overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • 2 nights' accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis
Please note: You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager.    Your Hotel: You will stay in a hotel such as the Hilton Garden Inn Burbank Downtown.

 

 

Start your holiday early with an extra two nights in Los Angeles, the heart of the film industry. Explore the city at your own pace and discover its array of art galleries,...

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Best of the West with Los Angeles Pre Tour & San Francisco Add on

Best of the West with Los Angeles Pre Tour & San Francisco Add on

Extend to 19 days from £628.00 Departures from: Sep 2022 - Oct 2023
Take in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas and marvel at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park.  Extend your stay in the beautiful city of San Francisco and discover more of the sights at your own pace.
Take in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas and marvel at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park.  Extend your stay in the beautiful city of San F...

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