Best of the West

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13 days, from £2599
Saga
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Description

From the Grand Canyon to vibrant San Francisco, join us on this journey across America's west

Head west on a journey that includes sparkling Las Vegas, the awesome Grand Canyon, famous Yosemite Park and enchanting San Francisco. Walk in the footsteps of the stars as you see Hollywood Boulevard with its 'autograph' pavement and take time out at Long Beach in California. There are visits to the Napa Valley - home of the Californian wine industry, and to Cannery Row in Monterey, the namesake of John Steinbeck's famous novel. And to allow you greater freedom, we've left you free to dine independently, when and where you please:

Please note this tour involves long but rewarding journeys.

Including...

12
nights in hotels and 1 in flight

12
meals: 12 breakfasts (B) - VIP door-to-door travel service
- Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour manager
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage at all hotels

Excursions and visits
- Night tour of Las Vegas
- A visit to the Grand Canyon
- Sightseeing tour of Los Angeles
- Travel along '17 Mile Drive'
- See Monterey's Cannery Row and Old Fisherman's Wharf
- Visit to Yosemite National Park including a Valley Floor tram tour
- Wine tasting in Napa Valley
- San Francisco city tour

Itinerary


 Day 1 UK-Las Vegas

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, depart on your flight to Las Vegas. On arrival transfer to The Paris Hotel (4Q) where you'll spend the next three nights.


 Day 2 Las Vegas

After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure to relax at your hotel, explore the shops or perhaps try your luck at one of the casinos! This evening look forward to a tour of Las Vegas by night, taking in the famous Las Vegas sign, the Boulevard, Bellagio fountains, historic downtown and more. B


 Day 3 Grand Canyon

Head for the famous Grand Canyon early this morning, pausing briefly at the Hoover Dam before arriving at the Canyon's West Rim. enjoy some free time to explore this awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site and perhaps visit the Hualapai Indian Village. B


 Day 4 Las Vegas-Long Beach

Leave the bright lights behind as you head through the desert, travelling partly along famous Route 66, to California's Long Beach where you'll spend three nights on the iconic Queen Mary (3Q) now converted to a hotel. Look forward to staying in one of the staterooms of this famous ship, built in the 1930s and now permanently moored in Long Beach. B


 Day 5 Los Angeles

A morning guided tour reveals some of the attractions of the 'City of Angels' including the iconic Hollywood sign and Boulevard with its 'autograph' pavement, the TCL Chinese Theatre, plus Rodeo Drive in exclusive Beverly Hills. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore independently. B


 Day 6 Long Beach

Today is at leisure, perfect for discovering more of the city independently. Alternatively, explore the Queen Mary with its exhibitions and attractions, perhaps treating yourself to one of the tours on offer. B


 Day 7 Long Beach-Central Valley

Leave glittering LA behind as you head through Central Valley to the city of Turlock. Spend three nights at the Best Western Orchard Inn (3Q). (Please note 2017 departures will stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites (3Q)). B


 Day 8 Monterey

Head for Monterey city, immortalised by novelist John Steinbeck, where you'll tour the town including famous Cannery Row. This afternoon, visit Carmel-by-the-Sea and the Mission Carmel, and drive along famous '17 Mile Drive'. B


 Day 9 Yosemite

Enjoy a visit to Yosemite National Park today, famed for its evergreen forests, mountains and rugged vistas. An included guided tour in an open-air tram takes in some of the park's impressive sights, including granite cliffs and waterfalls, that go to make this park so justifiably popular. B


 Day 10 Turlock-Napa-San Francisco

As you travel north, you'll stop first at the Napa Valley - the home of the Californian wine industry - where you can enjoy a wine tour and tasting. Afterwards, continue to San Francisco where you'll stay for three nights at the Parc 55 Hotel (4Q) close to Union Square. B


 Day 11 San Francisco

An included guided tour of this compact city reveals its major sights including Chinatown, the business district, and Union Square. You'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge to pretty Sausalito and then return to the city for some free time to discover more of the city reputed to have 43 hills! B


 Day 12 San Francisco

Enjoy a full day at leisure in San Francisco. Perhaps ride the cable cars, visit the Museum of Modern Art, enjoy a spot of shopping or choose from a selection of optional excursions. B


 Day 13 San Francisco-UK

After a relaxing morning transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK. B


 Day 14 UK

Arrive in the morning for your included UK VIP door-to-door travel service home.