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WESTERN WONDERS WITH HONOLULU EXTENSION - 2017

Tour Code - 8513 19 days - LOS ANGELES to HONOLULU $3579 AUD
Discover the best of the west and Honolulu on this 19-day tour. From San Francisco, travel south along the coastline to picturesque Monterey and Santa Barbara before heading to Los Angeles and the glamorous Malibu and Palm Springs. Journey into Canyon Country and marvel at the breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. Continue across the desert landscape of Nevada to the neon desert oasis of Las Vegas. Crossing into California, explore the spectacular lakes, waterfalls and lush forests of the Yosemite National Park. Enjoy sightseeing in Sonora and Sacramento before finishing your holiday in San Francisco, famous for its steep hills and cable cars. Conclude your holiday with 7 relaxing nights in Honolulu.

N.B Flight from mainland USA to Honolulu is not included. Please ensure yout 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, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Alcatraz.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Palm Springs, Scottsdale, Old Town Scottsdale, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Route 66, Las Vegas, Mojave Desert, and Yosemite National Park.
  • 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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1 breakfast (B), 3 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 the day 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, and your Tour Director will have suggestions for your further exploration of the city. Stroll down Olvera Street, or the heart of the original Spanish Mission.

  3. LOS ANGELES-PALM SPRINGS-SCOTTSDALE.
    Stop in the desert oasis of Palm Springs, an area sprinkled with Hollywood stardust. This afternoon, head to the mountain-ringed desert resort of Scottsdale. Later tonight, join the optional excursion to one of Arizona's cowboy steakhouses, which, according to legend, was once a hideout for cattle rustlers.

  4. SCOTTSDALE.
    This morning begins with a Phoenix sightseeing tour that includes downtown and Old Town Scottsdale. Afterward, free time to explore the Old West, with restaurants, shopping, and Western bars. With wooden beams, wagon wheels, and cowboy hats, you're sure to feel like you've travelled back in time to the era of outlaws and swing-door saloons. (CB)

  5. SCOTTSDALE-SEDONA-GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK-WILLIAMS.
    Travel to Sedona, a thriving centre for New Age arts set in Canyon Country. On to the weather-sculptured rock formations of Oak Creek Canyon. Travel alongside the San Francisco Mountains and beautiful pine forests to the South Rim of the GRAND CANYON. Time to stroll the canyon rim, or, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take an optional helicopter flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 2,134 metres (7,000 feet) into the Colorado River. Overnight in Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route 66 as the Main Street and the gateway to the Grand Canyon. (CB)

  6. WILLIAMS-LAS VEGAS.
    Cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert beauty. Watch for Joshua trees, a species of the lily family that grows to more than 12 metres (40 feet) in height and can live up to 300 years. By late afternoon, reach Las Vegas, the fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, bars, and glamorous shows. Be sure to explore some of the many themed casino resorts along the colourful "Strip." This evening, we highly recommend a night out to a dazzling stage show featuring top Vegas entertainment.

  7. LAS VEGAS.
    The day is free to swim and sunbathe at the hotel pool or to explore the varied casinos and shopping plazas. Your Tour Director will have more suggestions. Consider a river float trip through the Black Canyon.

  8. LAS VEGAS-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.

  9. TULARE-YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK-MODESTO.
    This morning we enter YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, giant granite domes, towering pinnacles, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests. Afterward, drive to Modesto. (B)

  10. MODESTO-SAN FRANCISCO.
    This morning, head for San Francisco, crossing the splendid bay with vistas of the San Francisco skyline and its magnificent harbour. On your city tour, see the main sights, including the renowned Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Nob Hill. (CB)

  11. SAN FRANCISCO.
    This morning, 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 in the "City by the Bay." Ride San Francisco's historic cable cars or take a walking tour of one of the city's diverse neighbourhoods. NOTE: The National Park Service requires we disclose that the value of the Alcatraz Prison visit is US$35.50.

  12. SAN FRANCISCO-HONOLULU.
    Transfers to San Francisco 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.

  13. 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.

  14. HONOLULU.
    Day at leisure.

  15. HONOLULU.
    Day at leisure.

  16. HONOLULU.
    Day at leisure.

  17. HONOLULU.
    Day at leisure.

  18. HONOLULU.
    Day at leisure.

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

Prev Year Available 2017 Tours Next Year
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
06 Oct 2017 24 Oct 2017 $3579 AUD $5542 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
13 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 $3579 AUD $5542 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
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Triple Price
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PRE LOS ANGELES 01 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2017 $263 AUD $139 AUD $104 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $164 AUD

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