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Pioneer Trails 15 Days / 14 Nights

A cluster of some of the United States' most well-known tourist spots is on offer for those who opt for this majestic holiday itinerary. Enjoy a walk along famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Discover Sinagua culture at Montezuma’s Castle, and marvel at the natural wonder, Grand Canyon. Enjoy a scenic drive along Pacific Coast Highway and then explore cosmopolitan city of Los Angeles.

 

Tour Nights

  • San Francisco: 3 nights
  • Monterey: 1 nights
  • Los Angeles: 2 nights
  • Palm Springs: 1 nights
  • Phoenix: 1 nights
  • Sedona: 1 nights
  • Grand Canyon National Park: 1 nights
  • Las Vegas: 2 nights
  • Death Valley National Park: 1 nights
  • Yosemite National Park: 1 nights
  • Tour code: AWUSFD06
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Walk along the railings of San Francisco’s world famous Golden Gate Bridge
  • Marvel at 17-Mile Drive’s The Lone Cypress
  • Experience California’s Central Coast splendor on Highway 1
  • Get closer to the stars at Grauman's Chinese Theater, a Hollywood landmark
  • Bask under sunny skies in Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Marvel at the enduring legacy of the Sinagua culture at Montezuma's Castle
  • Feast on Sedona's vivid crimson colors, hidden canyons, and sacred sites
  • Travel through spectacular Oak Creek Canyon, a mesmerizing experience
  • View one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon
  • Enjoy 24 Hour entertainment in glittering Las Vegas
  • Stand at the lowest land elevation in North America in Death Valley
  • Touch monoliths of exposed granite in Yosemite

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 San Francisco Arrival
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    San Francisco Arrival

    Arrive at San Francisco International Airport, pick up your car and proceed into the City by the Bay, beautiful San Francisco.

  • Day 2 San Francisco
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    San Francisco

    Afterward, enjoy a wonderful day touring the city and seeing places like Union Square, The Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can take a short boat trip to tour infamous Alcatraz Island.

  • Day 3 Driving Distance
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    Driving Distance

    Begin your drive this morning via Castroville to Monterey. Visit Cannery Row (brought to fame by John Steinbeck’s novel) and the quaint village of Carmel. Enjoy stunning views of the rugged coastline and the Pacific Ocean on 17-Mile Drive, then continue to your hotel for your overnight stay.

  • Day 4 Driving Distance
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    Driving Distance

    Today drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, passing San Simeon and Morro Bay to Santa Barbara. Continue toward the cosmopolitan city of Los Angeles and your hotel.

  • Day 5 Los Angeles
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    Los Angeles

    This morning, you will enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including the hip Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood and posh Beverly Hills. You will be able to stop by the "finish line" of historic Route 66, see an iconic Californian lifeguard tower made famous by "Baywatch", walk on the boulevard of stars and take a great photo of the famous Hollywood sign. The afternoon is yours to explore more on your own or join an optional excursion to Universal Studios where you will learn all about how movies are made.

  • Day 6 Driving Distance
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    Driving Distance

    Today head for Palm Springs, a favorite playground for the stars of the entertainment industry. Palm Springs is known for its golf courses, palm trees, and lavish private homes. Enjoy a desert sunset by the pool of your hotel.

  • Day 7 Driving Distance
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    Driving Distance

    There is time this morning to shop in the exclusive boutiques and shops of Palm Springs before driving to Scottsdale and Phoenix. Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, mainly due to the dry climate and many days of sunshine.

  • Day 8 Driving Distance
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    Driving Distance

    You will have an opportunity for plenty of sightseeing today as you visit the ancient cliff dwellings known as Montezuma Castle. Then continue to the idyllic town of Sedona, nestled among red sandstone buttes and pinnacles, this is a spiritual place and sure to be a highlight.

  • Day 9 Driving Distance
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    Driving Distance

    This morning a short drive takes you to Oak Creek Canyon and Flagstaff, which may look familiar as many scenes have been filmed here for Western movies. Then arrive at the extraordinary Grand Canyon. You have the day to stroll along the South Rim and experience this awesome work of nature, with its plunging gorges – and two kilometers below the rim – the mighty Colorado River.

  • Day 10 Driving Distance
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    Driving Distance

    Today’s drive takes you through Williams on historic route 66 and Kingman to one of the world’s greatest man–made structures, the Hoover Dam, which marks the border between Arizona and Nevada. Continue to Las Vegas, the glittering "Entertainment Capital of the World," open 24–hours a day for nonstop fun and gambling.

  • Day 11 Las Vegas
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    Las Vegas

    A full day at leisure in Las Vegas. Enjoy the shopping, dining and gaming that make Vegas the playground that never sleeps.

  • Day 12 Driving Distance
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    Driving Distance

    Spend the morning at leisure in Las Vegas. Depart at noon for the drive across the Amargosa Desert to Death Valley National Park. At Zabriskie Point you can admire the panoramic view of this seemingly endless, unchanging valley. This evening, head outside for some of the best stargazing in the world.

  • Day 13 Driving Distance
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    Driving Distance

    Today offers a complete contrast in landscape from the desolation of Death Valley, as the drive takes you into the high Sierra Nevada Mountains via Bishop to the Tioga Pass** and Yosemite, one of America’s most scenic national parks. Here, among pine trees, cascade the silvery waters of the Yosemite and Bridalveil Falls. Massive ice–shaped formations rise sharply from the valley floor in the sculptured beauty of El Capitan and Half Dome.

  • Day 14 Driving Distance
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    Driving Distance

    From Yosemite, take a drive west across the state of California and return to San Francisco.

  • Day 15 San Francisco Departure
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    San Francisco Departure

    Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.

Dates and Prices

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Hotels

  • Hotel Metropolis
    Hotel Metropolis
    San Francisco
  • Chaminade Resort & Spa
    Chaminade Resort & Spa
    Monterey
  • Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim
    Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim
    Los Angeles
  • Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
    Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
    Grand Canyon
  • Excalibur Hotel Casino
    Excalibur Hotel Casino
    Las Vegas
  • Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel
    Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel
    Death Valley National Park
  • Holiday Inn Express Sedona Oak Creek
    Holiday Inn Express Sedona Oak Creek
    Sedona
  • Americas Best Value Inn Yosemite South Gate
    Americas Best Value Inn Yosemite South Gate
    Yosemite
  • Best Western Plus Americania (San Fracisco)
    Best Western Plus Americania (San Fracisco)
    San Francisco
  • Yavapai Lodge West
    Yavapai Lodge West
    Grand Canyon
  • Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel
    Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel
    Death Valley National Park
  • Hilton Garden Inn Monterey (Monterey)
    Hilton Garden Inn Monterey (Monterey)
    Monterey
  • Luxor Las Vegas
    Luxor Las Vegas
    Las Vegas
  • Saguaro Hotel Scottsdale
    Saguaro Hotel Scottsdale
    Scottsdale
  • The Saguaro Palm Springs (Palm Springs)
    The Saguaro Palm Springs (Palm Springs)
    Palm Springs
  • Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
    Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
    Sedona
  • Yosemite Cedar Lodge
    Yosemite Cedar Lodge
    Yosemite
  • Hilton Anaheim
    Hilton Anaheim
    Los Angeles

Hotel Metropolis

San Francisco
  • Hotel Metropolis

The 10-story boutique Hotel Metropolis is 1 block from Westfield San Francisco Centre and the Powell Street cable-car line; San Francisco's Union Square and Moscone Center are within 5 blocks.

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Chaminade Resort & Spa

Monterey
  • Chaminade Resort & Spa

Situated on the northwestern edge of scenic Santa Cruz, Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular resort featuring newly renovated, well-appointed accommodations and breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountai

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Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim

Los Angeles
  • Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim

Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim is located on three acres of lush landscaped gardens, nestled around stately pine trees which offers you a home away from home experience. Enjoy the Buddha Point that serves as the pathway to the

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Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn

Grand Canyon
  • Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn

Take advantage of convenient location just outside Grand Canyon National Park and more at this full service Grand Canyon, Arizona hotel. This hotel is within a 5-minute drive of the Grand Canyon National Park Airport, which f

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Excalibur Hotel Casino

Las Vegas
  • Excalibur Hotel Casino

Excalibur Hotel & Casino is located in the centre of the Las Vegas Strip.

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Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel

Death Valley National Park
  • Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel

Located in Death Valley National Park, Stovepipe Wells Village is the ultimate destination for adventure travelers.

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Best Western Plus Americania (San Fracisco)

San Francisco
  • Best Western Plus Americania (San Fracisco)

Americania Hotel is located on 7th Street in South Market, next to Interstate 80 and transport stations and less than one mile from the heart of San Francisco. Tourists can explore Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market and Ferry Buildi

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Yavapai Lodge West

Grand Canyon
  • Yavapai Lodge West

The Lodge is located between Yavapai Point and Grand Canyon Village, about 1/2 mile (. 98kms) from the rim, and 16 km from the Grand Canyon Airport.

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Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel

Death Valley National Park
  • Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel

Located in Death Valley National Park, Stovepipe Wells Village is the ultimate destination for adventure travelers.

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Hilton Garden Inn Monterey (Monterey)

Monterey
  • Hilton Garden Inn Monterey (Monterey)

Ideally located just six blocks from the beach and Old Fisherman's Wharf, ten blocks from downtown Monterey, a mile and a half from historic Cannery Row, and much more, the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey serves as the perfect hom

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Luxor Las Vegas

Las Vegas
  • Luxor Las Vegas

Luxor Las Vegas is a hotel and casino situated on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.

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Saguaro Hotel Scottsdale

Scottsdale
  • Saguaro Hotel Scottsdale

Continental Golf Course is one kilometer from the hotel. Taliesin West, the winter home of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is 20.9 kilometers away. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a 20 minute drive away.

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The Saguaro Palm Springs (Palm Springs)

Palm Springs
  • The Saguaro Palm Springs (Palm Springs)

The Saguaro Palm Springs, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is a 5-minute drive from El Paseo, and 4.8 kilometers from Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Station is a 15-minute drive, and further afield, Joshua

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Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Sedona
  • Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is set amidst the spectacular beauty of the magnificent red rock formations surrounding Sedona, AZ and is located just 90 minutes north of Phoenix, AZ with the Grand Canyon two and a half hou

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Holiday Inn Express Sedona Oak Creek

Sedona
  • Holiday Inn Express Sedona Oak Creek

Located just minutes away you'll find over 40 art galleries featuring traditional, Southwest, Native American, and contemporary art, pottery, sculptures, and much more. Savor the many flavors Sedona has to offer by dining at

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Americas Best Value Inn Yosemite South Gate

Yosemite
  • Americas Best Value Inn Yosemite South Gate

Hotel details This 2-story hotel is 16 miles from Yosemite National Park and 47.5 miles from Yosemite Falls.

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Yosemite Cedar Lodge

Yosemite
  • Yosemite Cedar Lodge

Set within Yosemite National Park, this laid-back, budget hotel is 5 miles from Balanced Rock Foundation.

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Hilton Anaheim

Los Angeles
  • Hilton Anaheim

The Hilton Anaheim hotel is located in the heart of California's famous Orange County. Hotel is adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center and 1 block from Disneyland® Resort, including Disneyland® Park, Disney's California Ad

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What's Included?

  • Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
  • Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

What's not Included?

  • Visa fee
  • Flights from London and applicable airport taxes
  • Any personal expenses such as: phone calls, laundry, drinks, etc...
  • Any optional Tours or Meals unspecified in the above tour program.

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