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GOLDEN WEST ADVENTURE WITH HONOLULU EXTENSION - 2017

Tour Code - 8503 23 days - LOS ANGELES to HONOLULU $4249 AUD
Spend 23 days visiting hot spots throughout California, Arizona, Nevada before concluding in sunny Honolulu. Overnights include 2 nights in Los Angeles, 1 night in Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Mammoth Lakes, Modesto Monterey, Solvang and San Francisco - with three overnights in Las Vegas. There's plenty of time to get to know these two spectacular cities without feeling rushed. Other stops along the way include Palm Springs, home to 90 golf courses; Yosemite National Park, home to El Capitan (a 3,000-foot vertical rock formation and a mecca for climbers); Sacramento, California's historic capital; and wine country, home to many well-known wineries. End your holiday with 7 relaxing nights in Honolulu.

N.B Flight from mainland USA to Honolulu is not included. Please ensure your flight connects with Day 1 of the Honolulu extension.
Guaranteed share option is not available on this tour.


Standard Features

Destinations

  • HONOLULU EXTENSION.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    In Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Alcatraz.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Palm Springs, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Route 66, Las Vegas, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, Monterey, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel, Solvang, and coastal Santa Barbara.
  • GUIDES
    Services of a professional Tour Director; local host in Honolulu, where information is provided for independent exploration and dining.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS
    Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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5 continental breakfasts (CB).

Day by Day

  1. LOS ANGELES.
    Welcome to Los Angeles! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

  2. LOS ANGELES.
    Begin with a sightseeing tour of the world's "Capital of Glamour," including a drive through Hollywood and the famous TCL Chinese Theatre. The remainder of your day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions so you can further explore the city. Stroll down Olvera Street, or the heart of the original Spanish Mission. This evening, plenty of suggestions for dining and shopping will be available.

  3. LOS ANGELES-PALM SPRINGS- SCOTTSDALE.
    Stop in the desert oasis of Palm Springs with its distinctive wind farms, 5,000 swimming pools, and 90 golf courses! Afterward, we make our way to Scottsdale, where the evening has been set aside for independent time.

  4. SCOTTSDALE-SEDONA-GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK-FLAGSTAFF.
    Your first stop is Sedona, a thriving centre for New Age arts set in canyon country. Next, we pass through the weather-sculptured rock formations of stunning Oak Creek Canyon and up onto the Mogollon Rim, passing the San Francisco Peaks and arriving at one of the Natural Wonders of the World-the GRAND CANYON. There is time to stroll the canyon rim. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take our optional helicopter flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 2,134 metres (7,000 feet) into the Colorado River. Overnight in Flagstaff. (CB)

  5. FLAGSTAFF-LAS VEGAS.
    Leave the mountain town of Flagstaff on historic Route 66 and cross the old Mojave goldstrike country, which still bears traces of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert beauty. By late afternoon, reach Las Vegas, a fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, and glamorous shows. This evening, enjoy our optional outing to see a Las Vegas show. Finish up with a stop at Glitter Gulch for the "Fremont Street Experience" light show.

  6. LAS VEGAS.
    The morning and afternoon are free for you to swim and sunbathe at the hotel pool or explore the varied casinos. Try an optional river float trip through the Black Canyon.

  7. LAS VEGAS.
    Another full day at leisure. Your Tour Director will have plenty of activities to choose from and will recommend favourite restaurants and shopping areas.

  8. LAS VEGAS-FRESNO.
    Departing the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. Overnight in Fresno, California's Central Valley.

  9. FRESNO-YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK-TURLOCK.
    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 1,219 metres (4,000 feet) above the valley floor. (CB)

  10. TURLOCK-SAUSALITO-SAN FRANCISCO.
    This morning, we continue west to the "Golden Gate City" of San Francisco, famous for its cable cars. Lunch in the pristine waterfront community of Sausalito. Free time to explore this quaint, Mediterranean-style village's shops, galleries, and breathtaking views. Afterward, included sightseeing takes in the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge. (CB)

  11. SAN FRANCISCO.
    Today is a full day at leisure to explore this most beautiful city. Perhaps ride San Francisco's historic cable cars, or take a walking tour of one of the city's diverse neighbourhoods. Enjoy an Italian coffee at a sidewalk cafe in North Beach or shop for bargains in Union Square.

  12. SAN FRANCISCO.
    This morning, visit fascinating ALCATRAZ PRISON. Get a closeup look at the infamous federal penitentiary that was off limits to the public for years. Afterward, the day is yours to explore the "City by the Bay." Choose from a variety of optional excursions. NOTE: The National Park Service requires we disclose that the value of the Alcatraz Prison visit is US$35.50.

  13. SAN FRANCISCO-MONTEREY.
    This morning, visit Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, known for its historic waterfront, delicious seafood, and unique shopping. Then, visit Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck's novel. During your free time this afternoon, consider a visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium, known for its interactive exhibits and teeming sea life.

  14. MONTEREY-17-MILE DRIVE-CARMEL-SOLVANG.
    Today takes in spectacular 17-Mile Drive. Watch Pacific Ocean waves en route to Carmel on Carmel Bay. Nestled in a pine forest, the 1.6-square-kilometre (one-square-mile) village of Carmel is incredibly dynamic, yet still quaint and picturesque. Afterward, we pick up the Old Spanish Mission Trail to Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. There's time to walk the flower-lined village streets and enjoy the "Old World" architecture. Tasty bakery treats and perhaps a Danish smorgasbord for dinner all add to the unique experience. (CB)

  15. SOLVANG-SANTA BARBARA-SANTA MONICA-LOS ANGELES.
    From Solvang, it's a short drive south to coastal Santa Barbara. Sightseeing includes a photo stop at the historic mission and a visit to the pier. There's time to wander along the bustling waterfront or do some shopping in some of the most talked-about boutiques in downtown Santa Barbara. Next, we make our way to the Santa Monica Pier and the ultimate Southern California beach. Afterward, return to downtown Los Angeles. (CB)

  16. LOS ANGELES-HONOLULU.
    Transfers to Los Angeles International Airport are included. Finish your holiday in style with a week relaxing in Hawaii and famous Waikiki Beach. Transfers are provided from Honolulu Airport to your hotel.

  17. HONOLULU.
    The timeless beauty and Hawaiian paradise of Oahu is calling. You can be as active or idle as you like... play golf, go hiking, or simply relax on impossibly scenic beaches and enjoy the splendid beauty of the coastline. If you're after sunshine and sea, Waikiki Beach in Oahu is legendary, while the natural lagoon of historic Pearl Harbor is nearby. Swim in the warm waters of world-famous Waikiki one moment, then enjoy the dramatic mountain views of the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout another. Watch surfers on the legendary North Shore by day, then get a taste of local flavours in Kapahulu at night. Services of a local host will help you customise your holiday experience with a range of convenient optional excursions and provide information on independent exploration and dining.

  18. HONOLULU.
    Day at leisure.

  19. HONOLULU.
    Day at leisure.

  20. HONOLULU.
    Day at leisure.

  21. HONOLULU.
    Day at leisure.

  22. HONOLULU.
    Day at leisure.

  23. HONOLULU.
    The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Honolulu International Airport are included.

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14 Jul 2017 05 Aug 2017 $4269 AUD $6668 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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11 Aug 2017 02 Sep 2017 $4269 AUD $6668 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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06 Oct 2017 28 Oct 2017 $4269 AUD $6668 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE LOS ANGELES 01 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2017 $263 AUD $139 AUD $104 AUD
POST HONOLULU 01 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2017 $283 AUD $150 AUD $127 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $226 AUD

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