California and the Golden West

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There are few places in the world that generate more iconic imagery than California and the western USA: the Grand Canyon; Monument Valley; the Painted Desert; Yosemite; Bryce Canyon and so it goes on, the natural splendours of this huge region are astonishing. Combine these with the allure of cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas and you have an unbeatable destination.

Inhabited for thousands of years by Native Americans, California and Arizona were then visited by Spanish explorers searching for gold. The names of the cities still display their Spanish heritage: San Francisco, charmingly eccentric and Los Angeles, the archetypal US mega-city; San Diego, with the laid-back atmosphere so typical of Southern California cities and Las Vegas, a vibrant, fascinating manmade wonder.

For many, however, the real attraction will be America’s most famous national parks. The Grand Canyon is such an astonishing natural wonder that the sheer scale of it is almost too much to comprehend and Monument Valley, the instantly recognisable fiery-red landscape, is even more spectacular up close.

This tour showcases the very best of the western USA.

Holiday Highlights

  • An outstanding tour exploring western USA’s world-famous National Parks, intriguing native Indian history, amazing desert landscapes, lush forests and the lofty peaks of the Sierra Nevada, including its pulsating and unique cities
  • Return direct scheduled flights from London Heathrow
  • Stay in hand-picked three and four-star hotels with five breakfasts
  • Experience the stunning beauty of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Yosemite. Each visit has been carefully timed to see these awe-inspiring sights when the light displays them at their most beautiful
  • Wonder at timeless Monument Valley, immortalised in so many classic ‘westerns’
  • Three nights in cosmopolitan San Francisco, America’s favourite city, dominated by the instantly recognisable Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guided tours of Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco
  • Enjoy a superb optional helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon
  • Visit and stay in glitzy Las Vegas – the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’
  • Escorted by our experienced tour manager

What's Included

  • he price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room with single rooms available at the relevant supplement. Price includes scheduled direct flights to Los Angeles and returning from San Francisco; all transfers; thirteen nights’ accommodation on room only basis in three and four-star hotels and four continental breakfasts; all tours and National Park entrance fees as mentioned; all touring as mentioned; hotel porterage of one item of luggage per person; the services of a Rivera Travel tour manager.
  • Included excursions are: guided city tours of Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Visits to Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion Park and Yosemite National Park and Las Vegas.
  • Not included: There are several optional excursions available during this tour which are to be arranged with the tour manager in resort. You will be advised of these and the relevant prices within your final travel documents.

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