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Grand Western Explorer (Western USA Adventure)

Deal ID: GreatWest


  • Airfare from Australia to San Francisco return
  • 14 nights accommodation in Superior hotels with private bath or shower
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • Professional tour director while touring


Sightseeing Visits to:

San Francisco, Monterey and Los Angeles.


Scenic Highlights:

Monterey, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel, Old Spanish Mission, Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, Mission Trail to Solvang, coastal Santa Barbara, Pacific Ocean coastline, Hollywood, Palm Springs, Sedona, South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Historic Route 66, Las Vegas, Mojave Desert, and Yosemite National Park.

Stunning red-rock formations, stark desert landscapes, charming coastal cities, scenic ocean drives, some of the country’s most thrilling cities, and two of the West’s most spectacular national parks. All of this and more await you on this western U.S. tour through California, Nevada, and Arizona. Start and end your tour in San Francisco, spend two nights in Los Angeles, three nights in Las Vegas, and an overnight each in Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Tulare, Modesto, Monterey, and Solvang. Along the way, enjoy stunning Grand Canyon National Park, where you’ll marvel at the breathtaking views of the canyon, and Yosemite National Park, with its beautiful mountains, granite domes, lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and gorgeous lakes.

Grand Western Explorer (Western USA Adventure) - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

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Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 28 April 2018 – Fly to San Francisco

    Fly from Australia to San Francisco (departures from Perth). If you’re leaving from the east coast, you’ll leave on the 29th and arrive in San Francisco on the same day

  2. 29 April 2018 – San Francisco

    Welcome to San Francisco! Make your way from the airport to your hotel and then enjoy time at leisure. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer questions.

    Overnight: San Francisco

  3. 30 April 2018 – San Francisco to Monterey

    South to picturesque Monterey, made famous by John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and once Spain’s California capital. Your sightseeing tour visits historic Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row. This afternoon, why not visit Monterey Bay Aquarium or stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf to watch the sea lions and otters?

    Overnight: Monterey

  4. 01 May 2018 – Monterey to Solvang

    This morning, the spectacular 17-Mile Drive takes us to the popular retreat of Carmel. Later, take the Old Spanish Mission Trail to Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated through its architecture and windmills. There’s time to walk the flower-lined village streets and enjoy the quaint “Old World” architecture.

    Overnight: Solvang

    Meals: Breakfast

  5. 02 May 2018 – Solvang to Los Angeles

    From Solvang, it’s a short drive south to coastal Santa Barbara, a charming city with handsome Spanish-inspired architecture. Once the original Hollywood in the glamorous 1920s, it is still a favourite to movie producers and home to numerous celebrities. There’s time to wander along the bustling waterfront or to do some shopping in some of the most talked about boutiques in downtown Santa Barbara before making our way to Los Angeles.

    Overnight: Los Angeles

    Meals: Breakfast

  6. 03 May 2018 – Los Angeles

    A full day to explore the “City of Angels,” home of star-studded Hollywood and glamorous Beverly Hills. Your day begins with included sightseeing of the world’s “Capital of Glamour,” featuring a drive through Hollywood and the TCL Chinese Theatre. The afternoon is free.

    Overnight: Los Angeles

  7. 04 May 2018 – Los Angeles to Scottsdale

    This morning, visit Palm Springs with its wind farms, 5,000 swimming pools, and 90 golf courses! Crossing the great Colorado River, we drive through vast desert landscapes surrounded by giant saguaro cacti. Late afternoon arrival in the mountain-ringed desert resort of Scottsdale. Tonight is yours to relax.

    Overnight: Scottsdale

  8. 05 May 2018 – Scottsdale to Flagstaff

    We journey to scenic Sedona in Canyon Country. Then, on through the weather-sculpted rock formations of Oak Creek Canyon and north through Kaibab National Forest to the South Rim of the GRAND CANYON. Marvel at one of the Natural Wonders of the World as you experience breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. And for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, consider an optional helicopter flightseeing excursion. Overnight in Flagstaff.

    Overnight: Flagstaff

  9. 06 May 2018 – Flagstaff to Las Vegas

    Travel across the old Mojave gold-strike country to the neon desert oasis of Las Vegas. Your Tour Director can advise on the best shows to see and casinos to visit.

    Overnight: Las Vegas

  10. 07 May 2018 – Las Vegas

    Enjoy two full days of relaxing at the hotel pool or exploring the “Strip” with its casinos, resorts, and shopping plazas. Also consider a range of excursions, including a float trip through the Black Canyon on the Colorado River, a visit to Hoover Dam, or a dazzling Las Vegas show.

    Overnight: Las Vegas

  11. 08 May 2018 – Las Vegas

    Your second day at leisure in Las Vegas

    Overnight: Las Vegas

  12. 09 May 2018 – Las Vegas to Tulare

    Departing the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. You’ll see the vast Mojave Desert, which covers one-fifth of California. Pass through the agricultural land and overnight in Tulare in the central San Joaquin Valley.

    Overnight: Tulare

  13. 10 May 2018 – Tulare  to Modesto

    This morning, we enter Yosemite National Park, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, cascading waterfalls, lush forests, giant granite domes, pinnacles, and mountains soaring as high as 4,000 feet above the valley floor. Explore Yosemite Valley or visit the Ansel Adams Gallery and see the works of this famous photographer who captured the beauty of Yosemite National Park so well.

    Overnight: Modesto

    Meals: Breakfast

  14. 11 May 2018 – Modesto to San Francisco

    Today, we continue west to San Francisco, famous for its hills and cable cars. Included sightseeing takes in the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, and bustling Fisherman’s Wharf.

    Overnight: San Francisco

    Meals: Breakfast

  15. 12 May 2018 – San Francisco

    The day is free for you to explore more of this fascinating city. Perhaps, visit the famous and fascinating Alcatraz Prison. Get a close-up look at the infamous federal penitentiary that was off limits to the public for years. Afterward, the day is yours to do some more exploring. Ride San Francisco’s historic cable cars or take a walking tour through the city’s diverse neighbourhoods. Note: consider advance ticket purchase for Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service.

    Overnight: San Francisco

  16. 13 May 2018 – San Francisco to Australia

    The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to San Francisco International Airport are included. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the “City by the Bay” further with a variety of exciting optional activities, just ask your consultant when you book and we’ll be happy to quote