Splendours of the West

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This tour covers it all. From a seaside playground to unparalleled canyon vistas to Zion’s intriguingly shaped rocks, glittering Las Vegas, and Giant Sequoias.

Inclusions

  • Flight Dublin to Los Angeles
  • Transfers on luxury coaches throughout
  • 9 nights accommodation, staying in centrally located hotels
  • Room only basis
  • Tours and excursions, outlined in the itinerary
  • Flight San Francisco to Dublin
  • Services of guide and local representatives
  • Taxes and charges of €242

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE LOS ANGELES

Arrive Los Angeles International Airport and transfer independently to the hotel where you will meet your ATI Tour Director.

Day 2: LOS ANGELES – THE O.C. – PALM SPRINGS – PHOENIX

Today your journey begins and takes you through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Afterwards you will pass through Indio, home to the Int’l Date Festival in the Coachella Valley.

Day 3: PHOENIX – SEDONA – GRAND CANYON

Travel through the Sonoran Desert, the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas. Continue to Sedona, a city situated in a unique geological area and encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths with such names as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Then drive through the breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park. Majestic Grand Canyon National Park is one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colorful canyon’s plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.

Day 4: GRAND CANYON – MONUMENT VALLEY – PAGE/LAKE POWELL

As you journey further today, you will enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Continue through the Painted Desert to visit Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the most iconic images of the American West. In the late afternoon, enter the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colorado River, and we welcome you to enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 5: PAGE/LAKE POWELL – KANAB – BRYCE CANYON

Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete-arch dam in America. From here you’ll enjoy views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Enter the Mormon state of Utah, pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-colored world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations and take in the aroma of pinewood campfire.

Day 6: BRYCE CANYON – ZION – LAS VEGAS

Travel today to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World,” where round-the-clock shopping, nightly shows, and of course gambling are available.

Day 7: LAS VEGAS

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to world-class shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-caliber shows, you might simply stroll the famous Strip taking in its amazing sights, or “shop ’til you drop” at designer outlets.

Day 8: LAS VEGAS – DEATH VALLEY – FRESNO or VISALIA

Your tour stops at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Fresno or Visalia.

Day 9: FRESNO or VISALIA – YOSEMITE

Arise with the morning sun. Next, your journey today brings you to the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendors including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in nearby Modesto.

Day 10: YOSEMITE – SAN FRANCISCO

Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. “Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Ireland.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Single room supplement €570
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% 
  • Full payment due on confirmation
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price

  Cost per person: €2,479pp
  Number of nights: 9

11 January 2019 €2,479
01 February 2019 €2,479
01 March 2019 €2,479
15 March 2019 €2,479

Single Supplement €570

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