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Chicago to the Golden Gate Escorted Tour

Chicago * Sioux City * Rapid City * Cody * Yellowstone Park * Salt Lake City * Bryce Canyon * Flagstaff * Las Vegas * Los Angeles * California Central Coast * San Francisco

15-day escorted tour that starts from the metropolitan city of Chicago. View the Mt Rushmore Memorial, tour America's first national park - Yellowstone and the natural wonders of Bryce and Grand Canyon National Park. Follow the coast from Los Angeles to the city by the bay, San Francisco.

15 days from £2,602 per person twin share + flights


Day 01 - UK – Chicago

Your Chicago to San Francisco adventure begins with a scheduled flight with United Airlines from London to Chicago. On arrival transfer independently to your downtown hotel where you will meet your tour director and fellow travellers.

Overnights (2): Hilton Oakbrook Resort - Chicago

Day 02 – Chicago

A full day at leisure in Chicago, perhaps join your guide and fellow travellers on an Architectural River Cruise, the best way to see Chicago's impressive and famous architecture up close (optional).

Day 03 - Chicago - Mississippi River Crossing - Sioux City

Travel through Midwest farm country abundant in corn fields, wheat farms and dairy farms, cross the mighty Mississippi River and travel into the state of Iowa to arrive just as Lewis & Clarke did 200 years ago on the banks of the Missouri River.

Overnight (1): Marina Inn & Suites - Sioux City

Day 04 - Sioux City - Badlands National Park - Mr Rushmore National Memorial - Deadwood/Rapid City

Travel westwards through the grasslands of South Dakota and onwards to Badlands National Park, once home to the buffalo. and filled with strange shaped and colourful rock formations. Then we continue to the Black Hills, sacred to the Plains Indians and home to Mount Rushmore, an enormous monument to four of the great presidents of America: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt.

Overnight (1): Best Western Ramkota - Rapid City

Day 05 - Deadwood/Rapid City - Bighorn Mountains – Cody

Enter the equality state of Wyoming, which has 12 mountain ranges intermixed with deserts and rolling grasslands, and continue to Cody for the night.

Overnight (1): Buffalo Bill Village - Cody

If overnight in Cody is not possible due to weather or adverse road conditions in Yellowstone, overnight will be in Billings/Livingstone, Montana

Day 06 - Cody - Yellowstone National Park

Drive past the mountains in Wyoming to Yellowstone, Americas first national park and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland including: geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and canyons. Highlights include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithfull, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Canyons majestic falls and the beautiful Hayden Valley.

Overnight (1): Gray Wolf Inn or Brandin’ Iron Inn - Yellowstone

Day 07 - Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Salt Lake City

Travel through Grand Teton National Park (weather permitting) and see awesome mountain peaks towering over 13,000 feet. Visit the Snake River outlook and try your hand at capturing the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adams iconic shot. This prairie land is home to wild buffalo, moose and elk. Later arrive in the Mormon state of Utah and take a short city tour of its capital, Salt Lake City. See the State Capitol building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle.

Overnight (1): Red Lion Hotel Downtown - Salt Lake City

Day 08 - Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Continue today to Bryce Canyon National Park where a tour through a multi coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles "hoodoos" will dazzle the eye.

Overnight (1): Bryce View Lodge - Bryce Canyon

Day 09 - Bryce - Lake Powell - Grand Canyon – Flagstaff

Depart Bryce Canyon this morning and journey to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in America, and one in a series of lakes formed by the damming of the Colorado River. Then visit the colossal Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the east rim to fully experience these mile-deep canyons plunging gorges, rising spires, extinct volcanos and below the rim, the winding Colorado River.

Overnight (1): Days Inn Route 66 Hotel - Flagstaff

Day 10 - Flagstaff - Seligman/Route 66 - Las Vegas

This morning depart Flagstaff and travel onto Las Vegas. Along the way pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time sixty years ago. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you explore the Las Vegas Strip

Overnight (1): Luxor Hotel - Las Vegas

Day 11 - Las Vegas - Mojave Desert - Beverly Hills - Los Angeles

Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert, home of the world’s tallest thermometer at 134 high. Clusters of Joshua tress dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles you will enjoy a tour through the city of Angels including star studded Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills.

Overnights (2): Marriott LAX - Los Angeles

Day 12 - Los Angeles

Today we suggest an optional full day tour visiting the world’s largest movie studio and theme park - Universal Studios Hollywood, where Hollywood puts you so close you can hear the cameras rolling. Take of the Studios feature rides including Jurassic Park, Transformers and Despicable Me.

Day 13 - Los Angeles - Santa Barbara – Solvang

Leave Los Angeles in the morning and travel north through one of California's favourite vacation spots - Santa Barbara, where palm line walkways border white sandy beaches. Continue along the coast to Solvang.

Overnight (1): Holiday Inn Express Solvang - California Central Coast

Day 14 - California Central Coast - Carmel/Monterey - San Francisco

Dip your toes in the cool, refreshing waters of the Pacific during an early morning beach stroll, then you leave Pismo Beach and make your way north to Carmel, home of actor/director Clint Eastwood. Enjoy browsing the shops and boutiques of this famous artists’ colony.  Travelling further north, visit Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf. Arrive later in the day into San Francisco, Have a great seafood dinner in one of the restaurants in Fisherman’s Wharf.

Overnight (1): Hotel Carlton - San Francisco

Day 15 - San Francisco – UK

Maybe take a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge or take an early tour of Alcatraz (paid locally) before transferring independently to San Francisco Airport to check in for your flight home.

Day 16 - Arrive UK



 Departure Dates 



 Twin Share 


 Single Traveller 

May 16 £2,602 £3,257
June 06 £2,602 £3,257
July 04 £2,847 £3,576
August 01, 15 £3,199 £3,928
September 05, 26 £2,744 £3,473
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Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights with United Airlines from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes, security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 13 nights Accommodation
  • 1 nights accommodation post tour
  • Porterage
  • Air Conditioned Tour Coach
  • Tour Guide from Day 1 to Day 14
  • Guided Tour of Temple Square in Salt Lake City
  • Take a walk along the brim of Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Visit the famous Cannery Row in Monterey and shops in Carmel
  • Enjoy a city tour of Los Angeles including a tour of the stars in the sidewalk, Walk of Fame

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Optional Experiences

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