Western Discovery Escorted Tour

Los Angeles • San Diego • Palm Springs • Grand Canyon • Lake Powell • Las Vegas • Yosemite

A leisurely fortnight unearthing some of America’s greatest treasures, the Western Discovery presents a bountiful measure of visual splendours, urban magic and beach life as it winds its way through one of the most stunning treasure trails imaginable.
You’ll begin at LA before making your way to San Diego, a cosmopolitan city with a mild temperament that manages to maintain a resort feel and a buoyant holiday atmosphere. The playground of Palm Springs will feature on this tour, which takes a geological turn when it encounters some of the most awe-inspiring national parks around – from outdoor landscapes, waterfalls, arid desert land and more.
You’ll savour a break from the great outdoors when you’re thrown into the buzz of Las Vegas where you can explore the phenomenal strip where each and every imposing hotel here boasts its own wonderland of thrills. Yosemite National Park will follow where you can revel in the panorama made up of lakes, pristine pathways, majestic cliffs and more.
San Francisco and its plethora of sights, sounds and visual stimulation will wow next and you’ll even have time to explore the surrounding Napa Valley. Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach and the glorious ambience of Los Angeles will conclude what will possibly be your best ever discovery tour!
From £2089pp

What's Included

  • Transatlantic flights with Aer Lingus including airport taxes
  • 14 NIGHTS hotel accommodation in tour hotels (more details below)
  • Service of a professional Tour Director days 1-15
  • Price based on 2 adults sharing, travelling in April 2018
  • Quote Ref 1525664 - Call us on 028 9051 1840 or Email Us

Staff Tips

Las Vegas-Check out the outdoor Town Square Mall just a mile down LV Blvd from Mandalay Bay in Enterprise. The prices are cheaper than Fashion Show if you're there for shopping, and they also have 3-4 popular clubs and an awesome theatre.

Leah Quinn

Travel Expert

Los Angeles-Drive one of the world’s most famous scenic drives, Mulholland winds from the Hollywood Hills, across the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains, and west towards the Pacific Ocean.

Denise Walsh

Travel Expert

San Francisco-Alcatraz is America's most infamous penitentiary as well as one of the most visited attractions in California, day passes must be booked with the tourist board.

Kristin Skinner

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Los Angeles
Los Angeles – The O.C. – San Diego – Los Angeles
Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Phoenix
Phoenix – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park - Monument Valley - Page / Lake Powell / Kanab
Kanab/Page/Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Las Vegas – Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes**
Mammoth Lakes** – Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Gateway – San Francisco
San Francisco (Napa Valley)
San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel - Shell/Pismo Beach
Shell/Pismo Beach - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles
  • Day 1 Los Angeles

    Arrive Los Angeles International Airport and transfer via shuttle bus to the hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.

  • Day 2 Los Angeles – The O.C. – San Diego – Los Angeles

    Travel south through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego, the second largest city in California, renowned for its year-round mild weather. Following a city tour, visit picturesque Seaport Village and the San Diego’s relaxing bayfront marketplace. Perhaps enjoy the opportunity for shopping. Return to Los Angeles for the evening.

  • Day 3 Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Phoenix

    Today your journey 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 Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Phoenix

    Today your journey 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 4 Phoenix – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park

    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 5 Grand Canyon National Park - Monument Valley - Page / Lake Powell / Kanab

    A highlight of the trip will be watching the sunrise as you enjoy a special (optional) breakfast served right at the rim of the Canyon. 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 6 Kanab/Page/Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park

    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 7 Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - 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 8 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 to take in its amazing sights, or “shop ‘til you drop” at designer outlets.

  • Day 9 Las Vegas – Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes**

    Today starts with a stop 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 the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renown for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.

  • Day 10 Mammoth Lakes** – Yosemite National Park

    Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a tasty breakfast as you survey a most stunning view of California from its desert floor to its lofty peaks. Next, your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into 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 the Yosemite Gateway.
    **Winter Routing The Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will overnight in Fresno or Visalia and a visit to Mammoth Lakes will not be possible (winter routing applies to all departures between October and May under normal snow conditions).

  • Day 11 Yosemite Gateway – 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. This evening take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).

  • Day 12 San Francisco (Napa Valley)

    Day at leisure! Your Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day: perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where you 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 watch them frolic. 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. You also may choose to embark on a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).

  • Day 13 San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel - Shell/Pismo Beach

    Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its magnificent homes and lovely beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Then tour charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon your tour continues through Paso Robles, home of fine wineries. Overnight in a quaint Central California Coast town.

  • Day 14 Shell/Pismo Beach - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

    Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you’ll stop in Santa Monica, home to the “Finish Line” of historic Route 66, where you may enjoy an optional lunch on the pier or a beach bike ride. Your afternoon tour of “The City of Angels” continues with Beverly Hills and Hollywood before arriving at your hotel.

  • Day 15 Los Angeles

    Your tour ends upon check out from your hotel.

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