California and the Golden West

13 days

California and the Golden West

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Gazing across the spectacular Grand Canyon - an incredible panorama of colourful rock layers in red, copper and brown, with the silver Colorado River snaking its way along the base.

This departure follows a shorter itinerary than our standard tour, concluding in the legendary ‘City by the Bay’, San Francisco. One of the longest running of our original holidays, our escorted tours to California are still among our most popular itineraries today. You’ll travel around California (nudging into neighbouring Nevada and Arizona), visiting great cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas. You’ll drive along Route 66 and visit the spectacular scenery of Yosemite National Park. We’ll also spend two nights in Flagstaff: gateway to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.

Important notes:

California conjures images of laid-back towns, sweeping beaches of golden sand and the glistening ocean dotted with surfers. Redondo Beach is just that, a quintessential Californian beach town with a vibrant harbour and horsesh-shaped pier - it’s a great place to unwind after your holiday. The Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina (4-star) is ideally located for your explorations. There’s the Riviera Village to explore, home to over 300 eclectic shops and restaurants. This extension isn't available for those choosing our shorter duration itinerary. Please call our travel advisors for more information.