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Tour Code - 8617 22 days - SAN FRANCISCO to HONOLULU $4009 AUD
See the best of the west on this incredible Panorama vacation through the western United States. Begin in San Francisco with sightseeing of the city highlights, then travel south to picturesque Monterey and see historic Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row. From here, sit back and watch the dramatic Pacific coastline, and the Lone Cypress on 17-Mile Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world. Pick up the Old Spanish Mission Trail to Solvang, a quaint Denmark-inspired village founded in 1911. A short drive south takes you to coastal Santa Barbara, a charming city with Spanish architecture. Up next: the “City of Glamour”—Los Angeles. Enjoy two overnights, including a sightseeing tour that takes in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, of Rodeo Drive fame. After a stop in famous Palm Springs, journey to scenic Sedona, then through the weather-sculpted rock formations of Oak Creek Canyon and north to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. After a stay in Flagstaff, let your hair down for three nights surrounded by the neon lights of Las Vegas before traveling to Yosemite National Park with its waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, and meadows. Return to San Francisco for a visit of Alcatraz Prison and the conclusion of your West Coast adventure! Extend your holiday with 7 relaxing nights in Honolulu.

Standard Features


    In San Francisco, Monterey, and Los Angeles.
    Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel, Old Spanish Mission, Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, Mission Trail to Solvang, coastal Santa Barbara, Pacific Ocean coastline, Hollywood, Palm Springs, Sedona, South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Historic Route 66, Las Vegas, Mojave Desert, and Yosemite National Park.
    Services of a professional Tour Director; local host in Honolulu, where information is provided for independent exploration and dining.
    Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
    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.
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.


Breakfast Lunch Dinner

1 breakfast (B), 4 continental breakfasts (CB).

Day by Day

    Welcome to San Francisco! Enjoy time at leisure today. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer questions.

    South to picturesque Monterey, made famous by John Steinbeck's Cannery Row and once Spain's California capital. Your sightseeing tour visits historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row. This afternoon, why not visit Monterey Bay Aquarium or stroll along Fisherman's Wharf to watch the sea lions and otters?

    This morning, the spectacular 17-MILE DRIVE takes us to the popular retreat of Carmel. Later, take the Old Spanish Mission Trail to Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated through its architecture and windmills. There's time to walk the flower-lined village streets and enjoy the quaint "Old World" architecture. (CB)

    From Solvang, it's a short drive south to coastal Santa Barbara, a charming city with handsome Spanish-inspired architecture. Once the original Hollywood in the glamorous 1920s, it is still a favourite to movie producers and home to numerous celebrities. There's time to wander along the bustling waterfront or to do some shopping in some of the most talkedabout boutiques in downtown Santa Barbara before making our way to Los Angeles. (CB)

    A full day to explore the "City of Angels," home of star-studded Hollywood and glamorous Beverly Hills. Your day begins with included sightseeing of the world's "Capital of Glamour," featuring a drive through Hollywood and the TCL Chinese Theatre. The afternoon is free. Why not join the optional tour of Universal Studios Hollywood?

    This morning, visit Palm Springs with its wind farms, 5,000 swimming pools, and 90 golf courses! Crossing the great Colorado River, we drive through vast desert landscapes surrounded by giant saguaro cacti. Late afternoon arrival in the mountain-ringed desert resort of Scottsdale. Tonight is yours to relax.

    We journey to scenic Sedona in Canyon Country. Then, on through the weather-sculpted rock formations of Oak Creek Canyon and north through Kaibab National Forest to the South Rim of the GRAND CANYON. Marvel at one of the Natural Wonders of the World as you experience breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. And for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, consider an optional helicopter flightseeing excursion. Overnight in Flagstaff. (CB)

    Travel across the old Mojave gold-strike country to the neon desert oasis of Las Vegas. Your Tour Director can advise on the best shows to see and casinos to visit.

    Enjoy two full days of relaxing at the hotel pool or exploring the "Strip" with its casinos, resorts, and shopping plazas. Also consider a range of excursions, including a float trip through the Black Canyon on the Colorado River, a visit to Hoover Dam, or a dazzling Las Vegas show.

  10. LAS VEGAS.
    Continue on from Day 9.

    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.

    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. Explore Yosemite Valley or visit the Ansel Adams Gallery and see the works of this famous photographer who captured the beauty of Yosemite National Park so well. (B)

    This morning we continue west to San Francisco, famous for its hills and cable cars. Included sightseeing takes in the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, and bustling Fisherman's Wharf. (CB)

    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. Ride San Francisco's historic cable cars or take a walking tour through 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.

    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.

    The timeless beauty and Hawaiian paradise of Oahu is calling. You can be as active or idle as you 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.

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    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
01 Oct 2017 22 Oct 2017 $4069 AUD $6266 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
22 Oct 2017 12 Nov 2017 $4009 AUD $6206 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
Twin Price
Triple Price
PRE SAN FRANCISCO 01 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2017 $235 AUD $125 AUD $95 AUD
PRE SAN FRANCISCO 01 May 2017 31 Oct 2017 $280 AUD $147 AUD $109 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $218 AUD

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