Western Discoverer Summer 2017

A 14-Day Trafalgar Tours tour starting from $3,550

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Tour Length: 14 Days
Countries Visited: United States
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 National Parks Tours
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Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
Tour Code: TT-DWED-2016
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Taking in two national parks, the major metropolises of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, wine country, the ocean and deserts, this diverse trip crosses three extraordinary states.You'll enjoy Insider moments like... meeting the chef, farmer and host who create your authentic Californian meal at stunning Stella Mare's restaurant. And learning about the formation of the Grand Canyon, as you explore with an expert geologist.

 
Dining Highlights
13 full breakfasts 5 dinners (including Be My Guest Farewell Dinner).

First class travel Highlights
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation Hand-picked Insider Experiences Optional Experiences and free time All porterage and restaurant gratuities Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras An expert Travel Director and separate Driver All hotel tips, charges and local taxes Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday VIP entry to many sights Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing It's the right hotels With our Insider knowledge, we've handpicked quality hotels to complement this trip. Check the daily itinerary for hotel details and tripadvisor.com for reviews. 13 nights First Class accommodation

 
Day 1: Arrive Los Angeles
Welcome to the City of Angels. After a short transfer to Long Beach, settle in at your hotel and relax before your holiday begins. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. Welcome Reception

Day 2: Los Angeles ' San Diego Sightseeing
Travel south along the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. Get acquainted with the city on a tour that takes you from the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town to the gardens and Spanish colonial-style museums of Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park. Enjoy some free time before joining your travelling companions for dinner. Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: San Diego ' Scottsdale
Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you���keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti. This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy.Full Breakfast

Day 4: Scottsdale ' Sedona ' Grand Canyon National Park
Travel north through the fragrant pine groves of Coconino National Forest on your way to the artists' enclave of Sedona. Get out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. This afternoon, arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about the amazing geology of this natural wonder of the world. Full Breakfast

Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park ' Las Vegas (2 nights)
Depart the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and head towards the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Arrive at your hotel located in the centre of the famed Strip and enjoy one of the high-end buffets Las Vegas is renowned for. Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Las Vegas Free Time
The choices today are endless: hit the casinos, do some shopping and enjoy lunch at one of the city's elegant restaurants. If you're feeling adventurous, take an optional experience to the Hoover Dam, the engineering marvel that spans the Colorado River. Perhaps get a different perspective of sprawling Las Vegas; with a ride on the High Rolller. Or just lounge a while by the hotel pool, browse the exclusive shops or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage. Full Breakfast

Day 7: Las Vegas ' Mammoth Lakes
Leave the glittering lights of Vegas behind and travel through the wide-open expanses of the Mojave Desert. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and enjoy the evening on your own. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid-October to the end of May. In this case, overnight will be in Fresno at The Doubletree.) Full Breakfast

Day 8: Mammoth Lakes ' Yosemite National Park
Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass (weather permitting) into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend the afternoon here in one of the wild places that John Muir called “the hope of the world.” Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Yosemite ' Napa - Sonoma ' San Francisco (2 nights)
Descend from the mountains and head north for lunch on your own in Napa. Then it's on to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Travel through Napa's scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions. Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: San Francisco Sightseeing and Free Time
As the mist rises over the bay, stunning San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman's Wharf to Golden Gate Park. There's a story around every corner and this afternoon you have some time to follow your own path.Full Breakfast

Day 11: San Francisco ' Carmel - Monterey (2 nights)
Spend a leisurely morning in San Francisco before heading to Carmel. In the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the shops, wander down to the water's edge or savour a cappuccino at a café.   Full Breakfast

Day 12: Monterey Free Time
After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, spend the rest of your day experiencing the historic waterfront district Cannery Row in Monterey. Full Breakfast

Day 13: Monterey ' San Simeon ' Santa Barbara
Travel south on your way to Hearst Castle, once the home to one of America's most powerful men, William Hearst. After a guided tour of his fabulous residence, continue to sun-kissed Santa Barbara. This evening, toast your holiday and newfound friends with a California wine pairing at a culinary Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. Your host, a local chef and author, shares the bounty of local, seasonal foods for the ultimate farm-to-table experience. <BR><BR> Highway 1/Big Sur advisory ' Travel along Hwy 1 between Carmel and Ragged Point/Hearst Castle is now restricted due to recent mudslides and bridge closures. Re-routing via US-101 may be necessary depending on conditions at time of travel.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Day 14: Santa Barbara ' Depart Los Angeles
Wake to Santa Barbara's golden beaches and elegant Spanish Revival buildings. Head south to Hollywood and see its landmark sign, Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. Bid farewell to the City of Angels as you ride down Sunset Boulevard and through Beverly Hills. A transfer is provided to Los Angeles International Airport or to the Millennium Biltmore if you'd like to extend your stay. Airport arrival will be at 2:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.Full Breakfast

 
         
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Sightseeing Highlights
City tour of San Francisco and Los Angeles and orientation of San Diego View Oak Creek Canyon and Half Dome Visit Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Napa and Sonoma Valley, Hearst Castle, Santa Barbara, Carmel and Monterey. Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive

 

 
 

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