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Grand Tour of the West Fly Drive

San Francisco * Santa Maria * Anaheim Area * Flagstaff * Grand Canyon * Mesa Verde * Moab * Vernal * Yellowstone * Salt Lake City * Capitol Reef * Bryce Canyon * Zion * Las Vegas * Death Valley * Yosemite * San Francisco

A circular tour of the scenic highlights of the west, featuring the California coast and no less than eight National Parks, visiting the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

21 nights from £3,161 per person twin share + flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - San Francisco
Your USA holiday starts with a flight from the UK to San Francisco, where you will have plenty of time to enjoy o­ne of the most beautiful cities in America. Explore Fisherman's Wharf, take a boat trip to the prison island of Alcatraz and stroll through the busy Chinatown.
Overnights(2): San Francisco

Day 2 - San Francisco
Another day to explore this fascinating city. Take the Trolley to Union Square for some great restaurants and shopping.

Day 3 - San Francisco - Santa Maria (300 miles)
Collect your hire car from downtown and drive along the rugged Pacific Coast. o­n the way there is an abundance of sightseeing or hiking in several state parks. Visit the excellent Aquarium in Monterey, take the 17 Mile Drive with its wild headlands and beautiful mansions and stop at the enormous Hearst Castle. Stop at Piedras Blanca Beach to view the Elephant Seal Sanctuary.
Overnight(1): Santa Maria

Day 4 - Santa Maria - Los Angeles / Anaheim Area (210 miles)
Continue to Los Angeles. o­n the way visit the Danish village of Solvang and stop in Santa Barbara which offers delightful historic Spanish-colonial architecture, lots of shopping, restaurants and an inviting beach. Spend two nights in the Disneyland Area.
Overnights(2): Los Angeles

Day 5 - Los Angeles
Spend a day visiting the Disneyland Park, or visit some of the local malls for some great bargains.

Day 6 - Anaheim- Flagstaff (462 miles)
Continue through the Mojave Desert to Flagstaff, the largest town in Northern Arizona. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and discover the lovely downtown area with excellent restaurants and colourful night spots.
Overnights(2): Flagstaff

Day 7 - Flagstaff - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff
A full day to spend exploring the majestic Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Day 8 - Flagstaff - Mesa Verde (280 miles)
Today you will be driving along the Grand Canyon - truly o­ne of the great moments of a trip, or of a lifetime and through the Navajo Reservation to Mesa Verde National Park, known best for its fabulous cliff dwellings - whole towns built into high cliff alcoves. The flat mesa juts 800 meters above the surrounding valley floor; the resulting 360 degree views of the Four Corners states Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah are stupendous.
Overnight(1): Mesa Verde

Day 9 - Mesa Verde - Moab (160 miles)
Enjoy the afternoon around Moab, the starting point for excursions into Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Many tour companies provide hiking, rafting, bicycling, boating, four-wheel drive tours and scenic flights.
Overnight(1): Moab

Day 10 - Moab - Vernal (230 miles)
Continue to Vernal at the heart of Dinosaurland, where millions of years of history unfold before your eyes. A jumble of over 2000 fossilized bones, some as small as a hand, others longer than a man, have been exposed and preserved in the rock walls.
Overnight(1): Vernal

Day 11 - Vernal - Yellowstone (370 miles)
Yellowstone is an amazing park: it preserves the largest concentration of geothermal activity anywhere in the world and it protects enormous herds of bison, elk, and other animals.
Overnights(2): Yellowstone

Day 12 - Yellowstone National Park
A further day to enjoy the many natural wonders that are to be found in this world-renowned National Park.

Day 13 - Yellowstone - Salt Lake City (380 miles)
After a scenic drive you will reach Salt Lake City - the Mormon capitol. Visit the Temple Square, the symbolic heart of the Mormon religon - see the imposing Mormon Temple, the Tabernacle home of the famous Tabernacle Chor and visit the Family History Library with o­ne of the world?s largest collections of genealogical information.
Overnight(1): Salt Lake City

Day 14 - Salt Lake City - Capitol Reef (200 miles)
Travel to Capitol Reef National Park which is named for the enormous rock ridge that runs for 90 miles through it. Several trails and drives provide scenic views of the park.
Overnight(1): Capitol Reef

Day 15 - Capitol Reef - Bryce Canyon (120 miles)
On your way to Bryce Canyon you will be travelling through some of the most beautiful land America offers. The pinnacles and spires of Bryce Canyon appear almost fragile. You can drive to different overlooks, walk along the rim or take o­ne of the loop trails through the colorful rock formations.
Overnight(1): Bryce Canyon

Day 16 - Bryce Canyon - Zion (84 miles)
After a short drive reach Zion National Park where desert terrain and huge, sculpted rock formations coexist with waterfalls and hanging gardens. Enjoy the Zion Canyon, a spectacular gorge carved through strangely coloured sandstone by the Virgin River.
Overnight(1): Zion

Day 17 - Zion - Las Vegas (135 miles)
Leave the red mountains of Utah behind and drive to Las Vegas, the Entertainment Capital of the world. Try your luck in the casinos, watch men play with rare white tigers, pirate ships sink in tropical lagoons, statues come to life by electronics and light shows or simply relax by the hotel swimming pool.
Overnights(2): Las Vegas

Day 18 - Las Vegas
Another day in this astonishing city in the desert.

Day 19 - Las Vegas - Death Valley / Ridgecrest (140 miles)
Leave the gambler?s paradise behind and drive to Death Valley. The relatively short drive gives you plenty of time to explore Death Valley, a place of unexpected contrasts. See large sand dune formations, sculpted rocks, isolated valleys and volcanic craters.
Overnight(1): Death Valley

Day 20 - Death Valley / Ridgecrest - Yosemite (360 miles)
Today you will be driving from o­ne of the hottest regions in the world to the cool mountains that surround Yosemite National Park, a region of unusual beauty.
Overnight(1): Yosemite area

Day 21 - Yosemite - San Francisco (200 miles)
Return to San Francisco where you have time for more sightseeing or souvenir shopping.
Overnight(1): San Francisco

Day 22 - San Francisco - UK
Return your hire car at the airport and catch your return flight to the UK.

Day 23 - Arrive UK

 

Departure Dates

2017

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September 01 - 15 £3,161 £2,609 £3,748 £3,099
 
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Standard HotelsUpgraded Hotels5 Star
San FranciscoHotel VertigoHandlery Union Square
Santa MariaHistoric Santa Maria InnHistoric Santa Maria Inn
AnaheimBest Western Plus Pavillions Hotel Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
FlagstaffBest Western Pony Soldier Inn & SuitesDoubletree by Hilton Flagstaff
Mesa VerdeFar View Lodge Far View Lodge
MoabBig Horn Lodge MoabHotel Moab Downtown
VernalHoliday Inn Express & Suites VernalHoliday Inn Express & Suites Vernal
Yellowstone National ParkBest Western Desert InnHoliday Inn West Yellowstone
Salt Lake CityRed Lion Hotel Salt LakeSheraton Salt Lake
Capital ReefBroken Spur Inn (Torrey)Capitol Reef Resort
BryceBryce View Lodge Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
ZionMajestic View Lodge Zion National Park Lodge
Las VegasGolden NuggetThe Venetian
Death ValleyQuality Inn Ridgecrest Furnace Creek Ranch
Yosemite National ParkBest Western Plus Yosemite Gateway - OakhurstYosemite View Lodge - El Portal
San FranciscoBest Western El Rancho InnBest Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights with United Airlines from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes
  • Security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 21 nights accommodation, room only
  • 20 days fully inclusive hire of an intermediate car with unlimited mileage, CDW, Extended Protection, Sales Tax, State Tax and Airport Fees
  • Customized roadbook with detailed day-by-day itinerary, maps and directions to overnight hotels prior to your departure from the UK

Not Included:

  • Weekend flight supplements Friday-Sunday £30 each way
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Hotel Parking charges if applicable
  • Extra charge applies to renters under 25 years of age
  • Car rental drop fee may be applicable and will be advised at time of booking.
  • Meals


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Hotel Vertigo


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Handlery Union Square


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Historic Santa Maria Inn


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Historic Santa Maria Inn


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Best Western Plus Pavillions Hotel


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Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort


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Best Western Pony Soldier Inn & Suites


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Doubletree by Hilton Flagstaff


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Far View Lodge


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Far View Lodge


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Big Horn Lodge Moab


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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vernal


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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vernal


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Best Western Desert Inn


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Holiday Inn West Yellowstone


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Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake


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Sheraton Salt Lake


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Capitol Reef Resort


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Bryce View Lodge


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Majestic View Lodge


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Zion National Park Lodge


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Golden Nugget


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The Venetian


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Quality Inn Ridgecrest


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Furnace Creek Ranch


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Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway - Oakhurst


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Yosemite View Lodge - El Portal


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Best Western El Rancho Inn


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Best Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel


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