PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
17 Day Itinerary
Fly to San Francisco International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Your ATI Tour Director will meet you this afternoon. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome drink and brief informational meeting.
Day 2 - San Francisco
This morning, join a half-day city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Centre and Fisherman’s Wharf. From the top of Twin Peaks, enjoy the spectacular view and see for yourself why many consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in 'the city by the bay'. Perhaps take a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can enjoy a 'taste of San Francisco' as you sample local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or, why not take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch the wonderful creatures frolic and play. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz Island where 'America’s most wanted' such as Al Capone and 'Machine Gun' Kelly were incarcerated. Or, visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store.
Your ATI Tour Director will be on hand to assist you in planning your next two days in the city.
Day 3 - San Francisco
Enjoy a further day at leisure in San Francisco or join an optional tour to Monterey and Carmel. Travel along the Pacific Coast to the Monterey Bay Peninsula. Visit Cannery Row, made famous by the John Steinbeck novel. Your optional package includes admission to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, showcasing some 200 exhibits of marine life and one of the most respected aquariums in the world. Continue on the 17-mile drive and admire the natural scenery as well as the spectacular homes. Enjoy time in the charming community of Carmel, known for its art galleries and shops, before a late afternoon return to San Francisco.
Day 4 - San Francisco - Yosemite
Join the group for an included all day adventure to Yosemite National Park. Known for its magnificent waterfalls (seasonal), granite peaks and remarkable wildlife, Yosemite is one of America’s favourite national parks. We will explore the park by coach, but you will also have time to enjoy the spectacular scenery on the valley floor. Enjoy an all-American picnic whilst looking at majestic Yosemite Falls.
Day 5 - Yosemite - Mojave Desert - Las Vegas
Today, we travel through the Mojave Desert on our way to Las Vegas. A late afternoon arrival in the dazzling 'entertainment capital of the world' will give allow you enough time to start enjoying this fantastic city right away!
Your ATI Tour Director will assist you in arranging all you want to do, whether it is shopping, seeing a show, enjoying a fine dining experience, or joining an optional evening tour.
Day 6 - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Las Vegas
This morning, we leave Las Vegas for an included day trip to the Grand Canyon. First stop is the majestic Hoover Dam. Admire the construction of the dam and the beauty of Lake Mead before continuing on to the Grand Canyon.
At the Grand Canyon, you will have time to explore the views on your own and if you choose, join an optional helicopter trip over the canyon, a rafting trip on the Colorado, or walk on the recently built Skywalk platform.
Day 7 - Las Vegas
The day is yours to choose how you spend it! Maybe do a little shopping at one of the fine shopping outlets in Las Vegas, lounge by the pool, or, join our optional tour.
One of the possibilities would be a full day trip to Zion National Park. Zion is known for its majestic canyons, waterfalls and amazing wildlife. Your day will include a guided walk as well as an all American picnic lunch.
Day 8 - Las Vegas - Los Angeles
Today, our journey takes us through the Coachella Valley, one of the most famous desert areas. Along the way we will pass through Indio, home to the International Date Festival due to the abundance of this crop. We will also travel alongside cities such as Palm Desert and Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, glitz and glamour.
A sea of wind turbines lay along this desert’s floor. This is the oldest wind farm in the USA, capturing the breezes between the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains, and harnessing energy for the entire valley.
This afternoon, we arrive in Los Angeles.
Day 9 - Hollywood - Beverly Hills
This morning, we will enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including the hip Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood and renowned 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 10 - Los Angeles
A day at leisure today! Or why not join an optional full day excursion to San Diego? Travel south through San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente to San Diego, the second largest city in California. San Diego enjoys year-round mild weather and is located on the San Diego Bay. Enjoy a city tour including the historic old town, the Gas Lamp district, the bay front, as well as picturesque Seaport Village.
For a different view of the city, you can join an optional cruise on the bay before returning to Los Angeles in the late afternoon.
Day 11 - Los Angeles - Honolulu
Transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Honolulu. On arrival you will be met and receive the traditional flower lei greeting, before transferring to your hotel for five nights of relaxation in beautiful Hawaii.
Days 12 to 15 - Hawaii
Enjoy four relaxing, balmy days in the land of aloha! Whether you go off the beaten path to explore, or simply lay by the ocean or pool to soak up the sun, this is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your journey!
Your locally based representative will be on hand to assist you in planning your time.
Day 16 - Hawaii - US mainland
Today we leave the spirit of the islands behind and return to the mainland for our overnight flight to the UK.
Arrival in the UK.
AccommodationDuring the tour you will stay in hotels such as:
* Park Central Hotel, San Francisco
* Piccadilly Inn Shaw, Yosemite Gateway
* Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
* Crown Plaza LA Harbor, Los Angeles
* Luana Waikiki Hotel & Suites, Honolulu or Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Maui
Please note; due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over.
All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard.
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