Hollywood, Vegas & The Grand Canyon
8 nights. April 2019 - November 2020. From £1379.00.
Two of America's most famous cities and one of nature's greatest wonders
This hugely popular, fun-packed itinerary begins in sparkling Los Angeles, home to the star-studded streets of Hollywood, before journeying to the majestic, awe-inspiring chasm of the Grand Canyon, perhaps nature's greatest wonder, where you can experience the sun set. Four nights in glittering, glamorous Las Vegas, an oasis of colour and opulence rising out of the desert floor, and some fascinating optional excursions including chic Santa Monica, complete a fun and interest-packed tour.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsSpend three nights close to glittering Los Angeles, California's star-spangled Pacific Coast city
Visit Hollywood, the movie capital of the world
A full-day tour to San Diego
The Grand Canyon is one of the most awe-inspiring sights on Earth - we stay to catch the sunrise
Four nights to enjoy extraordinary Las Vegas, and some unforgettable optional excursions
Eight nights' room-only accommodation in a series of good quality hotels in Buena Park (3 nights), Grand Canyon (1) and Las Vegas (4)
Return flights to Los Angeles
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneFly west to Los Angeles, and upon arrival meet your Tour Manager and make the short transfer to your hotel in Southern 'LA' for three nights. Rest and relax after the journey, and enjoy a first evening in the 'City of Angels'.
Day TwoJoin today's excursion to the sun-kissed, laid-back city of San Diego, the epitome of Southern California living, and where highlights of a guided tour will include the restored Downtown area, the historic Santa Fe Railroad Depot, paying tribute to the 'Iron Horse' and the Gaslamp District with its wonderful collection of arts and crafts and speciality stores and eateries. Return to LA to spend a second evening in the warmth and excitement of the city.
Day ThreeToday brings the opportunity to rest and relax in the hotel and its surroundings, enjoying the sunshine for which southern California is renowned, although many will wish to join the optional excursion to discover and explore coastal Santa Monica, with its ocean-front boardwalk and promenade, chic restaurants and bars, and distant views of the northern ranges. Take a seat in a beachfront cafe to see a slice of colourful LA life as it jogs, cycles or roller-blades its health-obsessed way towards adjacent Venice Beach, then catch a glimpse of the exclusive enclave of Malibu, beachside residence of scores of the stars of music and the movies.
Day FourJourney east into the Nevada Desert, heading for the Grand Canyon, close to which you'll spend the night.
Day FiveSee the sunrise over the Grand Canyon, then take an optional helicopter flight over the chasm to marvel at the almost incomprehensible vastness of it all. You'll then continue on through the awe-inspiring desert landscape, arriving this evening in the neon-lit world of fabled Las Vegas, your base for the next four nights. Waste no time in familiarising yourself with your glittering surroundings, which are every bit as surreal as the Canyon's glories.
Days Six to EightSpend the next three days discovering and exploring stunning, glittering, glorious Las Vegas and some of the extraordinary places that lie on its Nevada Desert doorstep. Nothing prepares you for the glitz, glamour and sheer scale of this monument to man's capacity for fun and imagination that seems to rise out of the desert floor, its towering hotels, and gargantuan casinos reaching skywards, its streets - including the famous 'Strip' - lined with colourful entertainment centres, stores and themed bars, and show lounges that over the years have been home to some of the most famous names in the business.
Spend your days at leisure - perhaps just relaxing, checking out the city's various shopping malls, or perhaps even heading for one of the resort's many golf courses, or take to the skies on an optional night-time helicopter ride over the 'Strip'.
By evening, enjoy a flutter - or watch others enjoying theirs - in a sparkling, state-of-the-art casino - there is no end to the ways in which you can try your hand against Lady Luck. Wander up and down the 'Strip' to see this unique place in all its colourful glory. See the spectacular display of the Bellagio Hotel's amazing dancing fountains or see an exciting swashbuckling pirate adventure with superb special effects at Treasure Island.
Day NineBid farewell to Vegas, heading for Hollywood, home to the 'stars of the silver screen' - spot your favourite on the 'sidewalk' of Hollywood Boulevard - and fabled centre of the movie-making industry.
Later, continue to the airport for your overnight return flight.
Day 10Arrive back in the UK, at the end of an exciting tour of some astounding man-made and natural wonders. Back to top
AccommodationHollywood and Vegas Touring Hotels
The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
Luggage allowanceYou are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
Passports and visasWhen travelling to the USA, British citizens require passports with an integrated chip (shown on the front by a small rectangular symbol beneath the word PASSPORT), valid beyond the return date from the USA. Visas are not normally required for entry, but visitors must apply for an ESTA online with US Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.cbp.gov/esta . The current charge is $14 for British Citizens. British subjects and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested should consult the US Embassy as a visa may be required. Note too that if you have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationality with any of these countries, you do require a US visa and cannot travel on the Visa Waiver Program.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
On your flightAll outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.
Casino age restrictionsLocal laws stipulate that that there must be at least one person aged 21 or over occupying each room booked. Casino floors cannot be entered by under 21s unless they are accompanied by an adult aged over 21.
Helicopter flightsSightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lb. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)
SmokingSmoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday, though regular stops will be made for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout, including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.
TippingGratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Changes to your hotelsShould circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.
Hotel roomsStandard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group. Back to top