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California, Grand National Parks & Canyonlands

Discover the great national parks of the United States over 18 exciting days. Explore beautiful Utah and Nevada and the urban wonder of Los Angeles.

18 Day
From (AUD)
$ 14,695
  • 2017 San Francisco > Las Vegas

    Tour Code:

    CNPC

    Duration:

    18 Days

    Departure City:

    San Francisco

    Return City:

    Las Vegas

    Selected Itinerary

    Wonder lost and found

    In terms of distance, not much separates the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, the buttes of Monument Valley and the magnificent Grand Canyon. However, as rock formations go, they couldn’t be more different.

    You’ll get the opportunity to explore this diversity in one compelling journey. Beautiful Yosemite National Park confirms the incredible range of wonders on offer in this corner of the United States. Combine that with cities like San Francisco, cultural gem of the West Coast, and the urban wonderland of Los Angeles and you’ll be sure to be swept away by it all. Along the way, you can also look forward to excursions in beautiful Utah and Nevada. There will be plenty of opportunities to take the scenic route.

  • 18 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - San Francisco

      Begin your wondrous journey with a two night stay at the luxurious Fairmont San Francisco. Celebrate your great adventure at a ‘welcome to America’ dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - San Francisco
      Freechoice

      Take a sightseeing tour and cruise to Alcatraz, or venture further afield on a Muir Woods and Sausalito tour. Alternatively, jump on a San Francisco hop-on-hop-off tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Napa Valley > Sonoma
      Enrich

      Enjoy a gourmet three-course lunch in an elegant dining car on board the Napa Valley Wine Train’s restored 1915 Pullman Lounge Car, travelling through world-renowned wineries.

      Continue to your Special Stay for tonight, Fairmont Sonoma, in the heart of wine country.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Sonoma > Yosemite National Park

      Travel towards the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range to the world-renowned Yosemite National Park. Tenaya Lodge will be your cosy Special Stay for two nights while you explore the park’s wonders.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Yosemite National Park

      Absorb the fresh air and the stunning views all around you as a Park Ranger on your Yosemite Valley Open Air Tram tour interprets the history, geology, plant and animal life in the region. View the park’s natural highlights including Half Dome and El Capitan.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 6 - 17 Mile Drive > Monterey

      Explore the quaint seaside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea and wind along the picturesque 17 Mile Drive en route to Monterey, where you’ll stay overnight at the elegant Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa or similar.

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight, choose from a selection of local restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Hearst Castle > Santa Barbara
      Enrich

      Discover magnificent Hearst Castle, tour the grand rooms and admire the intricacy of the elaborate furnishings.

      Stay overnight at the Canary Santa Barbara or similar.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Los Angeles > Santa Monica

      Discover the wonders of the ‘city of angels’, including the famous Hollywood sign, fashionable Rodeo Drive, and TCL Chinese Theatre, then spot your favourite star on the ‘walk of fame’. Loews Santa Monica Hotel will be your home for the next two nights.

      Freechoice Dining

      This evening, choose from a selection of local restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Los Angeles
      Freechoice

      Spend a day at Universal Studios, or experience the magic of Disneyland, ‘the happiest place on Earth’. Alternatively, enjoy a LA & Hollywood Stars Tour, or take a tour to Catalina Island.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Santa Monica > Las Vegas

      Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas. Revel in its glitz and glamour during your three night Special Stay at the luxurious Bellagio Las Vegas.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Las Vegas > Grand Canyon
      Enrich

      Adventure awaits as you fly to the western rim of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy stunning views, from the Skywalk Bridge, before lunch at Guano Point.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 12 - Las Vegas

      Enjoy the wonders of this dazzling city at your leisure.

      Enrich

      Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’ is an aquatic masterpiece of world-class acrobats, synchronised swimmers, divers and characters performing in, on, and above water to create a breathtaking experience.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Zion National Park > Bryce Canyon

      Discover the diverse environments of Zion National Park, which attract a great variety of animal and bird life. Continue to the Grand Hotel for your overnight stay. Tonight sing along at a rousing dinner show.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Bryce Canyon > Lake Powell

      Explore Bryce Canyon and learn about the forces that work to create the incredible rock formations known as ‘hoodoos’.

      Enrich

      Cruise on Lake Powell and experience the geological wonder of this area.

      An overnight stay at Lake Powell Resort rounds off your day of discovery.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Monument Valley > Grand Canyon
      Enrich

      Enjoy a Jeep tour of Monument Valley, the best way to truly experience this fascinating and rugged environment.

      Continue to the Grand Canyon for a two night stay at Holiday Inn Express.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 16 - Grand Canyon
      Enrich

      Discover the vastness of the Grand Canyon during a southern rim tour, followed by an unforgettable dinner right on the rim of this incredible natural spectacle.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Las Vegas

      Cross the desert and return to the oasis of Las Vegas for one more overnight Special Stay at the Bellagio.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 18 - Las Vegas

      Sadly, your wonderful journey through America’s South West ends today, but the memories will endure.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 7 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 13 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 3 memorable Special Stays
    • 29 meals - 17 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 9 dinners