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Western Bonanza Escorted Tour

San Francisco * Reno * Twin Falls * Yellowstone * Salt Lake City * Moab * Bryce Canyon * Flagstaff * Las Vegas * Los Angeles * Central Coast

An 18-day escorted tour via the best of the Western United States National Parks including Yellowstone National Park, the very first National Park.

2018 - 18 days from £2,958 per person twin share + flights


Day 01 - UK - San Francisco

Your Western United States holiday begins with a scheduled flight with United Airlines to San Francisco. On arrival, transfer independently to your downtown hotel where your tour director will contact you in the evening.

Overnights (2): Hotel Carlton - San Francisco

Day 02 - San Francisco

Enjoy a morning city tour which includes Union Square, The Civic Centre and Fisherman’s Wharf. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure, perhaps a cable car ride to the Wharf where you can enjoy great seafood, or take a walk along to Pier 39 to view the resident sea lions. Across the bay lies Alcatraz once home to Al Capon and Machine Gun Kelly.

Day 03 - San Francisco - Lake Tahoe - Sierra Nevada Mountains – Reno

Depart for Sacramento, capital of the Golden State, A Stop will be made in Old Town, once a bustling centre of the Gold Rush and the terminus of the Pony Express.  Continue to Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In the afternoon, you will visit Virginia City, a 19th century mining metropolis where the Old West comes to life. A Short drive takes you to Reno and your hotel, where you may be tempted to try your luck in the casino.

Overnight (1): Harrah’s Reno - Reno

Day 04 - Reno - Black Rock Desert - Twin Falls

Journey this morning through the Black Rock Desert and across the plains of Northern Nevada. Follow the Humboldt River along the route once used by early pioneers on the Oregon and California Trails. Visit Elko, the formerly rough and tumble town that once sat at the end of the tracks laid from the west by the Central Pacific Railroad. Cross the state line at Jackpot and enter Twin Falls, located within Idaho’s Magic Valley Region.

Overnight (1): Shilo Inn - Twin Falls

Day 05 - Twin Falls - Craters of the Moon - Yellowstone National Park

Leaving Twin Falls, you will cross the Snake River, then visit the Craters of the Moon National Monument. This eerie desert landscape so closely resembles the lunar conditions that the training for the first men on the moon took place here. Later this afternoon you will arrive at Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872.

Overnights (2): Gray Wolf Inn or Brandin’ Iron Inn - Yellowstone

Day 06 - Yellowstone National Park

Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland. Highlights of the tour will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithfull, Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Falls (seasonal).

Day 07 - Yellowstone National Park - Grand Tetons - Jackson - Salt Lake City

This morning’s journey is through the rugged snow-capped mountains which welcome you to Grand Teton National Park. Continue to Jackson Hole, the sophisticated crown jewel of the Rocky Mountains. Travel through southern Idaho to Salt Lake City in the Mormon State of Utah. See the State Capital Building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle before arriving at the hotel for the evening.

Overnight (1): Little America Hotel - Salt Lake City

Day 08 - Salt Lake City - Moab 

Spend the morning exploring Salt Lake City, then travel to Moa, where the landscape is distinguished by thousand-foot-deep canyons as well as snow-capped peaks.

Overnights (2): Moab Valley Inn - Moab

Day 09 - Moab - Arches National Park - Canyonlands National Park – Moab

Journey today to two of Americas most spectacular National Parks. Your first stop, Arches National Park, is home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the awe-inspiring Delicate Arch. Then it’s on to Canyonlands, where you will explore the colour drenched landscape of sandstone eroded into hundreds of canyons, mesas and buttes by the forces of time and the Colorado River. This evening enjoy an optional jet Boat Float Trip on the mighty Colorado River.

Day 10 - Moab - Capital River National Park - Bryce Canyon National Park

Visit Capital Reef National Park, a destination of extraordinary natural beauty, established in 1937 to protect a unique geological feature. Continue to spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles with dazzle the eye.

Overnight (1): Bryce View Lodge - Bryce Canyon

Day 11 - Bryce Canyon - Lake Powell - Grand Canyon – Flagstaff

Travel to stunning Lake Powell, here crystal blue water laps against towering red rock canyon walls After crossing the Colorado, enter the Navajo Indian Reservation and drive through the Painted Desert via Cameron Trading Post. Arrive at the Grand Canyon to view from the rim the mile-deep canyons formed by the Colorado River. Arrive in Flagstaff late afternoon.

Overnight (1): Day Hotel - Flagstaff

Day 12 - Flagstaff - Seligman/Route 66 - Las Vegas

Descend the high Coconino Plateau into the Mojave Desert. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed historic Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time 60 years ago. Onward to Las Vegas.

Overnights (2): Luxor Hotel - Las Vegas

Day 13 - Las Vegas (Death Valley)

Your day is at leisure, take a walk along the strip viewing all the different attractions and hotels or take an optional trip to Death Valley, one of the hottest, driest and lowest places on the surface of the earth (optional).

Day 14 - Las Vegas - Mojave Desert - Beverly Hills - Los Angeles

Today starts with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory.  Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert, strands of unique Joshua Trees dot the mountainous landscapes. Upon arrival in Los Angeles you will enjoy a tour including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills before reaching your hotel.

Overnights (2): Los Angeles Airport Marriott

Day 15 - Los Angeles

Today either spend the day exploring Los Angeles at your leisure ot take an optional full day tour of the world’s largest movie studio and theme park, Universal Studios Hollywood.

Day 16 - Los Angeles - Malibu - Santa Barbara – Solvang

Travel north along the beautiful Pacific Coast this morning, [passing through the iconic beach communities of Santa Monica and Malibu. Stop by the finish line of historic Route 66 and at an iconic Californian lifeguard tower made famous by Baywatch and onto Santa Barbara where palm lined walkways border which sandy beaches. Stop for lunch and enjoy the Spanish architecture before continuing to a quaint central coast town.

Overnight (1): Holiday Inn Express Solvang

Day 17 - Solvang - Carmel/Monterey - San Francisco

Dip your toes into the cool refreshing waters of the Pacific during an early morning beach stroll. This morning we make our way north to Carmel. Enjoy browsing through the shops and galleries of this famous colony. Then travelling further north, you visit Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf before arriving into San Francisco late afternoon.

Overnight (1): Hotel Carlton - San Francisco

Day 18 - San Francisco – UK

Day at leisure for last minute shopping before transferring independently to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

Day 19 - Arrive UK


 Departure Dates 



Twin Share 


 Single Traveller 

May 26 £2,958 £3,926
June 09 £2,958 £3,926
June 30 £2,981 £3,949
July 21 £3,197 £4,165
August 18 £2,981 £3,949
September 01, 15  £2,981 £3,949
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Tour Price Includes:

  • Schedule flights with United Airlines from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes, security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 16 nights Accommodation
  • 1 night post tour accommodation.
  • Porterage
  • Air Conditioned tour coach
  • Tour Guide from Day 1 to Day 17
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour of San Francisco
  • Tour Historic Sacramento
  • Guided Visit of Temple Square in Salt Lake City
  • Walk through Arches National Park
  • Comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Optional Excursions

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