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Unearth the beauty and history that makes the West so special. Large cities, such as San Francisco and Las Vegas, will delight tourists with their cosmopolitan flair, while the striking natural wonders of the land in Yosemite, Zion and Bryce Canyon have a special allure of their own.

Inclusions

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

Itinerary

Day 1 SAN FRANCISCO ARRIVAL

Arrive at San Francisco International Airport. You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel.

Day 2 SAN FRANCISCO

Following your overnight stay, you will meet your Tour Director.

Day 3 SAN FRANCISCO

This morning, join a half-day city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. From the top of Twin Peaks, enjoy the spectacular view and see for yourself why many consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in “the City by the Bay”, perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to observe them frolic and play. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz Island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and “Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store. Your ATI Tour Director will be on hand to assist you in planning your next two days in the city.

Day 4 SAN FRANCISCO (MONTEREY/CARMEL – 17-MILE DRIVE OPTIONAL)

Join an optional tour to Monterey and Carmel. Travel along the Pacific Coast to the Monterey Bay Peninsula. Visit Cannery Row, made famous by the John Steinbeck novel. Your optional package includes admission to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, showcasing some 200 exhibits on marine life and one of the most respected aquariums in the world. Continue on the 17-Mile Drive, admiring the natural scenery and gorgeous homes. Enjoy time in the charming community of Carmel, known for its art galleries and shops before returning to San Francisco.

Day 5 SAN FRANCISCO – YOSEMITE

Join the group for an included all day adventure to Yosemite National Park. Known for its magnificent waterfalls, granite peaks and remarkable wildlife, Yosemite is one of America’s favorite National Parks. We will explore the park by motorcoach, but you will also have time on the valley floor to enjoy the spectacular scenery and enjoy an included all American picnic. This evening enjoy an included reception with your tour director and fellow passengers.

Day 6 YOSEMITE – MOJAVE DESERT – LAS VEGAS

Today, travel through the Mojave Desert on your way to Las Vegas. A late afternoon arrival in the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World” will give you enough time to start enjoying this fantastic city right away. Your ATI Tour Director will assist you in arranging all you want to do whether it is shopping, seeing a show, enjoying the fine dining, or joining an optional evening tour.

Day 7 LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON – LAS VEGAS

Day 8 LAS VEGAS (ZION OPTIONAL)

The day is yours to choose how you spend it. Maybe do a little shopping at one of the fine shopping outlets in Las Vegas, lounge by the pool, or join an optional tour. One of the possibilities would be a full day trip to Zion National Park. Zion is known for its majestic canyons, waterfalls, and amazing wildlife. Your day visit will include a guided walk as well as an All-American picnic lunch.

Day 9 LAS VEGAS – PALM SPRINGS – LOS ANGELES

Today your journey takes you from Las Vegas through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown area and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. This city in the desert was once known as the winter retreat of stars like Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell and Elvis Presley. Today it is a flourishing resort town with great shops, restaurants and year round desert climate. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Along the way you will pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival due to the abundance of this crop in the Coachella Valley. In the late afternoon, arrive in Los Angeles.

Day 10 LOS ANGELES – HOLLYWOOD – BEVERLY HILLS – LOS ANGELES

This morning, you will enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including the hip Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood and posh Beverly Hills. You will be able to stop by the “finish line” of Historic Route 66, see an iconic Californian lifeguard tower made famous by “Baywatch”, walk on the boulevard of stars and take a great photo of the famous Hollywood sign. The afternoon is yours to explore more on your own or join an optional excursion to Universal Studios where you will learn all about how movies are made.

Accommodation

San Francisco: Park Central Hotel San Francisco 4* or similar – 4 Nights

Yosemite Gateway: Hotel Piccadilly 3* or similar – 1 Night

Las Vegas: Luxor Hotel & Casino 4* or similar – 3 Nights

Los Angeles: Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel 4* or similar – 3 Nights

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Single room supplement €910
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% per person
  • Full payment due on confirmation
  • Optional Insurance €48 (conditions apply)
  • Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price

  Cost per person: €2,839pp
  Number of nights: 11

10 May 2018 €2,839
31 May 2018 €2,839
21 June 2018 €2,839
28 June 2018 €2,839
12 July 2018 €2,839
26 July 2018 €2,839
09 August 2018 €2,839
16 August 2018 €2,839
30 August 2018 €2,839
06 September 2018 €2,839
13 September 2018 €2,839
04 October 2018 €2,839
15 October 2018 €2,839

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