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West Coast Insider

13 NIGHTS FROM £4,239 per person

This 14 day escorted tour travels through some of California’s most popular areas, as well as journeying through the states of Nevada and Arizona too. With a maximum of 20 guests, enjoy intimate tours with insider knowledge as you explore the famed cities of San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles. This tour includes four breakfasts along with many unforgettable bucket list experiences.


place DAY 1 - San Francisco

San Francisco

Arrive into San Francisco and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet with your tour guide in the evening.

place DAY 2 - San Francisco

San Francisco

This morning, an exciting tour provides an overview of the city and enables you to truly appreciate many of San Francisco’s most famous sights including Chinatown, Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. Your tour will also include a ride on one of the city’s historic cable cars. In the afternoon collect a bike and pedal across the Golden Gate Bridge before boarding a ferry back across the Bay, passing the famous PIER 39 sea lions along the historic waterfront. Be sure to take full advantage of prime photo opportunities with unobstructed views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the notorious Alcatraz Island. This evening can be spent dining with your group or at leisure.

place DAY 3 - San Francisco

San Francisco

Today can be spent continuing to discover San Francisco or if you would like to explore beyond the city, we recommend a wine-tasting tour to Napa Valley, world-renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery. Or you may choose to take in the natural wonder of the Bay Area by hiking through the enchanted forest at nearby Muir Woods.

place DAY 4 - Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

This morning we journey east toward the tranquillity of California’s High Sierras and Yosemite National Park’s nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous terrain. Once inside the park you will be introduced to some of Yosemite’s most famous and awe-inspiring scenery, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View, and Bridalveil Falls. Postcard-perfect pictures abound so be sure to have your camera ready.

place DAY 5 - Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Today, travel through the Mojave Desert on your way to Las Vegas with a late afternoon arrival. Enjoy an exciting evening tour featuring the famed casinos along the Strip followed by a visit to Downtown Las Vegas, where you will enjoy the glitzy lights of the Freemont Experience.

place DAY 6 - Grand Canyon West Rim

Grand Canyon West Rim

This morning we stop at the iconic ‘Welcome to Las Vegas Sign’ where you may wish to capture a photo memory before making your way on an included day trip to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim. On the way, admire the beauty of Lake Mead. At the Grand Canyon, you will have time to explore the views on your own and if you choose, join an optional helicopter trip over the canyon, a float on the Colorado River, or walk on the Skywalk platform. Return to Vegas for an evening at leisure.

place DAYS 7 - 8 - San Diego

San Diego

Today your journey takes you through Palm Springs continuing south to San Diego, a city known for its beaches, parks, and perfect climate. Enjoy the evening at leisure and perhaps visit some of the vibrant neighbourhoods of San Diego. The next day you will explore California’s second largest city on an insider tour where the relaxed seaside surf vibes of Sunset Beach provide a quintessential coastal California experience. In the evening opt to take an optional dinner cruise on the bay.

place DAY 9 - Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Head north this morning along the SoCal coast toward Orange County, or the OC, as it has come to by called be locals. Enjoy the atmosphere of cliffside Laguna Beach, with its local art galleries and vibrant surf culture. Continue onward to Los Angeles, a sprawling metropolis and the home of America’s entertainment industry. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

place DAY 10 - Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Embark upon an extensive and entertaining insider tour of Los Angeles. An afternoon either hiking the Hollywood Hills to the Griffith Observatory or partaking in the thrills offered at Universal Studios is recommended.

place DAY 11 - Santa Barbara – Central Coast

Santa Barbara – Central Coast

This morning you depart LA travelling through the coastal hamlet of Malibu. Join the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white-sandy beaches. Enjoy local food and wine during a lunch stop before continuing to a quaint central coast town for an overnight stay.

place DAY 12 - Big Sur – Monterey

Big Sur – Monterey

Head north along Highway 1 to one of California’s most unique destinations, Hearst Castle. Continue up the curvy coastal road through Big Sur, a cliffside retreat where viewpoints over the rugged coastline are truly unparalleled. Continue onward over the famed Bixby Creek Bridge to Monterey where you will be able to enjoy an evening at leisure.

place DAY 13 - San Francisco

San Francisco

This morning you will experience all that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer by visiting the quaint village of Carmel after an exhilarating journey along one of the most scenic roads in the world, 17 Mile Drive. Afterwards, take in the sights, sounds and smells of Monterey at Old Fisherman’s Wharf. In the afternoon, pass the fertile valleys of Castroville and Santa Clara en route back to San Francisco.

The next day transfer independently to the airport for your return flight home.

DAY 14 - Depart San Francisco

Depart San Francisco


13 NIGHTS FROM £4,239 per person

Price includes international economy flights, terms & conditions apply.

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