Highlights: Las Vegas - Yosemite - Sonoma - San Francisco - Monterey - California's Central Coast - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - Grand Canyon - Williams - Page - Antelope Canyon - Monument Valley - Bryce Canyon - Zion
Other departures: Manchester - £3859, Birmingham - £3959, Leeds Bradford - £3959, Newcastle - £3959, Durham - £3959, Cardiff - £3959, Bristol - £3959, Norwich - £3959, Edinburgh - £3959, Glasgow - £3959
Excursions & Activities:
- Comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles
- Tour of Grand Canyon National Park
- Tour of Yosemite National Park
- San Francisco Bay Cruise
- Comprehensive city tour of San Francisco
- Napa Valley and Sonoma with wine tasting and vineyard tour
- Tour of 17 Mile Drive and Monterey's Cannery Row
- Antelope Canyon Tour
- Visit Lake Powell, Zion and Monument Valley
- Grand Canyon Picnic Lunch
Day 1: Las Vegas Arrival
Welcome to Las Vegas, a desert oasis of neon lights, non-stop excitement and tons of fun around every corner. Upon arrival at McCarran International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your ATI Tour Director. Free time this evening allows you to experience the sights and sounds of this wonderland first hand. Walk the famous Strip lined with mega-resorts, place a bet at one of the many casinos, dine at world-class restaurants, catch the latest star-studded show, or enjoy breathtaking views during a 30-minute ride on the all-new, 550-foot tall "High Roller" ... the world's tallest observation wheel and the most exciting attraction to hit the Strip.
Day 2: Las Vegas - Yosemite
Your journey begins this morning with a short flight on-board a private aircraft from Las Vegas to Merced, the gateway to Yosemite National Park. Upon arrival in Merced, you'll board a motorcoach and retrace the original route to Yosemite along Highway 140, the first route into the park that brought travelers directly to the valley floor along the Merced River Canyon. Once inside the park you will be introduced to some of Yosemite's most famous and awe-inspiring scenery, including Yosemite Falls (seasonal), Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View, and Bridalveil Falls. Postcard-perfect pictures abound so be sure to have your camera ready.
Day 3: Yosemite - Sonoma - San Francisco
Leaving the wonder of Yosemite behind, today you'll make your way west via motorcoach to Northern California's beloved City by the Bay, San Francisco. En route, we visit a winery in the famed Napa Valley and you will have time to explore the quaint town of Sonoma. Considered one of the greatest cities in the world for many reasons, San Francisco's 49 square miles of distinctive terrain - water on one side, hills on the other - leads to spectacular views, a multitude of ethnically diverse neighborhoods and one-of-a-kind experiences.
Day 4: San Francisco
This morning, a comprehensive city tour provides a fun and exciting way to get an overview of the city and enables you to truly appreciate many of San Francisco's most famous sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Union Square, and Fisherman's Wharf. And, as no visit would be complete without taking a cruise on the Bay, you'll set sail, passing the famous PIER 39 sea lions while making your way along the historic waterfront which reveals the city's spectacular skyline. Be sure to take full advantage of prime photo opportunities with unobstructed views in every direction as you glide under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and circle the notorious Alcatraz Island. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city's amazing sights, scenes, and neighborhoods at your leisure. Ever ride a national landmark? Then consider hopping on one of San Francisco's historic cable cars. And for an extra thrill, hang off the running board, Doris Day-style.
Day 5: San Francisco -17-Mile Drive - Monterey - California's Central Coast
Heading south this morning via motorcoach you'll embark on an exhilarating journey along one of the most scenic roads in the world, 17-Mile Drive. Hugging the Pacific coastline while passing emerald green fairways and stunning estates, this coastal landmark runs through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach. Afterward, take in the sights, sounds and smells of Monterey at Old Fisherman's Wharf in downtown and explore Cannery Row's historic waterfront district, John Steinbeck's inspiration for his novel of the same name. Continuing south, Pacific Coast Highway's twisting, the cliff-hugging route takes you through the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur where mountains plunge into the Pacific Ocean. Further south, the landscape mellows to oak-studded hills as the highway passes Hearst Castle and Morro Bay. From here, a short distance inland is San Luis Obispo and the heart of California's Central Coast.
Day 6: California's Central Coast - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles
After breakfast enjoys visiting the small town of Solvang as you travel south to the charming coastal city of Santa Barbara, also known as "The American Riviera". After some time perusing shops along State Street, you will journey south towards Los Angeles. Evening at leisure in LA.
Day 7: Los Angeles
Today's comprehensive tour of Los Angeles enables you to get a true taste of Southern California. You'll explore the seaside communities of Marina del Rey, Venice whose boardwalk is famous for its Muscle Beach, and Santa Monica, home to one of California's oldest pleasure piers. You'll also glimpse some of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood while checking out the Walk of Fame where more than 2,400 stars are embedded in the sidewalk, TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's Chinese Theatre), the Sunset Strip, and Beverly Hills where you just might catch a celebrity shopper or two along Rodeo Drive.
Day 8: Los Angeles - Las Vegas
Today we transfer to the airport where you will board your aircraft for the short flight back to Las Vegas. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 9: Las Vegas
A full day at leisure in the entertainment capital of the world. Your ATI Tour Director will be on hand to help with planning your day.
Day 10: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Williams
Today, board your aircraft bound for Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim. Glide over Hoover Dam & Lake Mead where you'll see Colorado snaking its way through the length of the Canyon, continuing to carve out its history. Upon arrival at Grand Canyon National Park Airport, you'll board a motorcoach & embark on the ground portion of the tour. Stop along the Rim at impressive outlooks whose magnificent views offer spectacular photo opportunities. Join Grand Canyon Railway's vintage train to Williams. Once on-board the train you can sit back, relax Cabin Interior & watch a remarkable world go by out your window while being entertained by strolling musicians. T here's even an old fashioned shoot out & train robbery.
Breakfast and Lunch
Day 11: Williams - Antelope Canyon - Page
Today's motorcoach journey allows you to get your kicks while traveling the portions of Historic Route 66 that make up the main streets in both Williams and Flagstaff. Just north of Flagstaff, Sunset Crater National Monument showcases the results of recent volcanic activity with its colorful cinder cones and a huge expanse of jagged, twisted lava, still uncovered by any vegetation and pure black in color even though the last major eruption was in 1065. Next, experience a harmony you've never felt before in Antelope Canyon, the most photographed slot canyon in the world. Formed over hundreds of years of water running through sandstone, Antelope Canyon is both a sacred site for the Navajo and a favorite destination for visitors from around the world. Continuing on to Page, located on Lake Powell's doorstep, you'll find you are right in the heart of unparalleled outdoor beauty.
Day 12: Page - Monument Valley - Page
Be prepared today to see some of the most iconic sandstone buttes of Monument Valley and the heart of the sacred Navajo nation. Towering sandstone rock formations starting at the valley floor soar to the skies and have been sculpted over time in this American West wonderland. After visiting Monument Valley, we will return today to Page.
Day 13: Bryce Canyon - Zion
Today, heading west via motorcoach you'll make your way to Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters where the power of wind, water & geologic mayhem has etched the pink cliffs & shaped the colorful limestone rock into thousands of spires called "hoodoos". Continue to Zion National Park, Utah's oldest national park known for its incredible canyons, lush forests & spectacular views. Here, you can gaze at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink & red which soar into the bright blue sky.
Day 14: Zion - Las Vegas
Continuing west via motorcoach you'll return to Las Vegas. Leisure time upon arrival allows you to take in more of the city's sites. Once night sets, you'll find the Las Vegas Strip really comes alive, lighting up the desert sky with its neon signs & stunning displays. An optional night tour provides spectacular views of the Strip & Downtown. Experience the spectacles, action and lights of this entertaining city that never sleeps.
Day 15: Las Vegas (Departure)
Transfer independently to Las Vegas International Airport for your departure flight.