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America's Golden West

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Departing: March 2017 - August 2018
* Price shown: 06 March 2017 from London Heathrow - LHR - AWQ
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Discover America's glorious western states on this fantastic escorted tour. Californian sunshine, stunning Pacific coastlines and visits to three of America's most iconic cities - cosmopolitan San Francisco, starstruck Los Angeles and glitzy Vegas - as well as to the awesome Grand Canyon and stunning Yosemite - make this the trip of a lifetime.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Spend two nights in glittering Los Angeles
  • Enjoy two days in the Southern California gem of San Diego
  • Non-stop, 24-hour Las Vegas - the world's most extraordinary playground
  • A full-day visit to the Grand Canyon, one of the most extraordinary sights on Earth
  • Yosemite National Park is one of America's natural wonders
  • Explore San Francisco, the 'City by the Bay'
  • Call at Steinbeck's Monterey and exquisite Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Journey south along the Pacific Coast Highway
  • Stay overnight in the classic Californian coast resort of Pismo Beach
  • Visit Hollywood - the movie capital of the world
  • Spend two days in sunny San Diego
  • 14 nights' room-only accommodation at a series of good-quality hotels in Los Angeles (2 nights), San Diego (2), Las Vegas (3), Laughlin (2), Visalia (1), Tuolumne (1), San Francisco (2) and Pismo Beach (1)
  • Return flights from your chosen airport
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Los Angeles and transfer to the southern suburb of Buena Park to check in to your first hotel.

Day Two

Rest and relax, enjoy the sunshine for which southern California is renowned, or join our optional excursion to discover coastal Santa Monica's boardwalk and promenade, chic restaurants and bars, and distant views of the northern ranges, and exclusive Malibu - beachside residence of the stars.

Day Three

Today we'll head south to laid-back, sun-kissed San Diego. Check in to your hotel, and then enjoy a first balmy evening, perhaps dining in one of Old Town's many restaurants.

Day Four

Discover San Diego on today's orientation tour. Highlights include the historic Santa Fe Railroad Depot and the Gaslamp District. Across the Bay Bridge, Coronado Island is home to the Hotel del Coronado, where 'Edward' first met 'Mrs Simpson', and Marilyn Monroe filmed 'Some Like it Hot'.

Day Five

Today we'll journey across the high sierra and into the desert landscape of Nevada, for a three-night stay in Las Vegas, an electrifying city of spectacular hotels, glittering casinos and sparkling show-lounges.

Day Six

Today you're free to explore more of Vegas' countless attractions. Check out the gaming rooms, vast shopping malls, diverse entertainments and endless dining opportunities of the Strip's mega-resorts, or join our optional excursion, to the Hoover Dam a man-made marvel that's now amazingly 80 years old. This evening don't miss your chance to join us for an optional dinner show - 'The Rat Pack is Back'.

Day Seven

Relax by the pool, arrange to be pampered in a spa, or simply shop till you drop on your final full day in Las Vegas.

This evening, don't miss our optional Vegas Nights helicopter flight over the Strip, and perhaps round off your stay with a show in one of the famous lounges.

Day Eight

This afternoon you'll travel to Laughlin for a two-night stay in this colourful resort-town which stands on the banks of the Colorado River, known as 'Vegas in Miniature' because of its boardwalk, casinos, restaurants and bars.

Day Nine

One of the tour's most unforgettable days awaits, today, as you visit the Grand Canyon. We'll stop on the South Rim, to take in the astonishing views across this immense chasm, formed over millennia by the Colorado River, which still flows along the Canyon floor a mile below.

Take an optional helicopter flight for even more stupendous views, before we return to Laughlin.

Day 10

Today's long journey takes you back across Nevada's desert, and over the high sierra, back into California. You'll spend the night in Visalia, economic and governmental centre of one of the most prosperous areas of California's fertile central valley.

Day 11

The breathtaking spectacle of Yosemite National Park's plunging waterfalls, forested valley floor and towering peaks of El Capitan and Half-Dome awaits you today. Soak up the sights here before we continue to our hotel in Tuolumne, in California's Gold Country.

Day 12

For many, San Francisco is America's most attractive city. We'll stay here for two nights, and you'll be able to head out and dine in style on Nob Hill, or visit the Fairmont Hotel and ride the elevator to its top floor for the very best view of the City by the Bay.

Day 13

This morning's optional guided tour includes Union Square, quirky North Beach, 1960s hangout Haight-Ashbury and stylish Nob Hill. You'll then head across the photogenic Golden Gate Bridge to the bay-side artists' town of Sausalito. Return by Bay Ferry, taking in the sight of infamous prison-island Alcatraz.

This evening, why not head to bustling Chinatown, or to Fisherman's Wharf's shops, bars and restaurants? Board one of the "little cable cars" to "climb halfway to the stars" - or at least to ride from Market Street over Powell and Hyde.

Day 14

Leaving your heart behind in customary fashion, board the coach and journey south to Steinbeck's 'Cannery Row' - fishing town Monterey. Take in 17-Mile Drive, and visit exclusive Carmel-by-the-Sea, as you head to your final hotel, in Pismo Beach.

Day 15

The final leg of your journey south takes us past small, exclusive Santa Barbara to LA. Take a brief tour of the star-studded streets of Hollywood, and see Mann's Chinese Theatre and chart the history of the city's film industry through the hand, foot (and even hoof!) prints that line the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

This afternoon, return to Los Angeles airport to board your overnight flight home.

Day 16

Arrive back in the UK, at the end of a wonderful holiday.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 06 March 2017 £1849.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 10 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 24 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 01 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 08 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 22 May 2017 £2019.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 29 May 2017 £2049.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 05 June 2017 £2049.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 21 August 2017 £2249.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 04 September 2017 £2269.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 11 September 2017 £2269.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 25 September 2017 £2249.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 02 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 09 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 23 October 2017 £2029.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 30 October 2017 £1999.00 NF7AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 05 March 2018 £1999.00 F18AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 16 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 23 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 14 May 2018 £2049.00 F18AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 21 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 28 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 04 June 2018 £2099.00 F18AGI14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 20 August 2018 £2199.00 F18AGI14
Belfast City
Belfast City 10 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 24 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 01 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 08 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 22 May 2017 £2019.00 NF7AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 29 May 2017 £2049.00 NF7AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 05 June 2017 £2049.00 NF7AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 02 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 09 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 23 October 2017 £2029.00 NF7AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 05 March 2018 £1999.00 F18AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 16 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 23 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 14 May 2018 £2049.00 F18AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 21 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 28 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 04 June 2018 £2099.00 F18AGP14
Belfast City
Belfast City 20 August 2018 £2199.00 F18AGP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 06 March 2017 £1849.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 24 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 01 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 22 May 2017 £2019.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 29 May 2017 £2049.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 05 June 2017 £2049.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 21 August 2017 £2249.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 04 September 2017 £2269.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 25 September 2017 £2249.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 02 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 09 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 23 October 2017 £2029.00 NF7AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 05 March 2018 £1999.00 F18AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 16 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 23 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 14 May 2018 £2049.00 F18AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 21 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 28 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 04 June 2018 £2099.00 F18AFP14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 20 August 2018 £2199.00 F18AFP14
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 March 2017 £1849.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 March 2017 £1849.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 10 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 10 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 24 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 24 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 01 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 01 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 08 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 08 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 22 May 2017 £2019.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 22 May 2017 £2019.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 29 May 2017 £2049.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 29 May 2017 £2049.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 05 June 2017 £2049.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 05 June 2017 £2049.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 21 August 2017 £2249.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 21 August 2017 £2249.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 04 September 2017 £2269.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 04 September 2017 £2269.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 25 September 2017 £2249.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 25 September 2017 £2249.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 02 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 02 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 09 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 09 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 23 October 2017 £2029.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 23 October 2017 £2029.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 30 October 2017 £1999.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 30 October 2017 £1999.00 NF7AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 05 March 2018 £1999.00 F18AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 16 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 23 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 14 May 2018 £2049.00 F18AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 21 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 28 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 04 June 2018 £2099.00 F18AFQ14
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 August 2018 £2199.00 F18AFQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 March 2017 £1699.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 April 2017 £1799.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 24 April 2017 £1799.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 May 2017 £1849.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 May 2017 £1849.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 May 2017 £1869.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 May 2017 £1899.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 June 2017 £1899.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 21 August 2017 £2099.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 04 September 2017 £2069.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 11 September 2017 £2069.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 25 September 2017 £2049.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 October 2017 £1899.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 October 2017 £1899.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 October 2017 £1829.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 October 2017 £1799.00 NF7AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 March 2018 £1799.00 F18AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 April 2018 £1799.00 F18AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 April 2018 £1799.00 F18AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 May 2018 £1849.00 F18AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 21 May 2018 £1899.00 F18AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 28 May 2018 £1899.00 F18AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 04 June 2018 £1899.00 F18AWQ14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 August 2018 £1999.00 F18AWQ14
Manchester
Manchester 06 March 2017 £1849.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 10 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 24 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 01 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 08 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 22 May 2017 £2019.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 29 May 2017 £2049.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 05 June 2017 £2049.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 21 August 2017 £2249.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 04 September 2017 £2269.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 11 September 2017 £2269.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 25 September 2017 £2249.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 02 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 09 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 23 October 2017 £2029.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 30 October 2017 £1999.00 NF7AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 05 March 2018 £1999.00 F18AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 16 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 23 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 14 May 2018 £2049.00 F18AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 21 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 28 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 04 June 2018 £2099.00 F18AFK14
Manchester
Manchester 20 August 2018 £2199.00 F18AFK14
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 March 2017 £1849.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 10 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 24 April 2017 £1949.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 01 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 08 May 2017 £1999.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 22 May 2017 £2019.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 29 May 2017 £2049.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 05 June 2017 £2049.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 21 August 2017 £2249.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 04 September 2017 £2269.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 11 September 2017 £2269.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 25 September 2017 £2249.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 02 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 09 October 2017 £2099.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 23 October 2017 £2029.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 30 October 2017 £1999.00 NF7AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 05 March 2018 £1999.00 F18AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 16 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 23 April 2018 £1999.00 F18AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 14 May 2018 £2049.00 F18AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 21 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 28 May 2018 £2099.00 F18AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 04 June 2018 £2099.00 F18AWR14
Newcastle
Newcastle 20 August 2018 £2199.00 F18AWR14

Golden West Touring Hotels 2016 

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.

Further Information

Tipping

Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. Customary gratuity to a coach driver or tour manager is about $5 per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 12-15 per cent of the bill and, in the bar, leave a dollar or so per drink.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though 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.

Passports and visas

When 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.

Helicopter flights

Sightseeing 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.)

Casino age restrictions

Local 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.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

On your flight

All 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.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If 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 access

The 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.

Helicopter flights

Sightseeing 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.)

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, 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 hotels

Should 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 rooms

Standard 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.

America’s Golden West 2014 reviews verified by Reevoo

America’s Golden West 2014Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 183 reviews
(6 out of 10)

PETER

London Couple
Coach was switched to a replacement. Seats were not sufficiently comfortable for long distance travel. Replacement coach broke down 25 minutes travel time from LA airport and check in. We sat for over an hour in 110* temperature waiting for a replacement bus, very little information given as to what was happening. Replacement vehicle was a former School Bus which had no aircon AND the fit and able male passengers had to unload the luggage from one bus to the other parked at an angle across the front of our bus in very high temperature on a very busy Interstate! Very late check in and rushed, most passengers saturated with sweat. Plane an hour late leaving.

Too many miles attempted. Most visits seemed rushed. Sometimes just 30 minutes allowed eg Malibu. Did not like the extra two Casino resorts in out of the way places. Why not cut out Grand Canyon or Yosemite and concentrate on California which would give more time.
Confirmed traveller: 21 June 2016
Published on: 30 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

NEIL

Manchester Couple
Really enjoyable and covered plenty. Also helped by having a good set of fellow travellers.
Confirmed traveller: 21 June 2016
Published on: 28 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

KEVIN

Ash, Guildford Friends
Overall we had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed many experiences while travelling through America's golden west. However we had 3 main disappointments, the coach was most uncomfortable for so much travelling, we spent many hours in traffic jams around Los Angeles but never saw LA itself, and our last night's hotel was a real shame, no bar or restaurant facility, only restaurant in walking distance was Denny's and rooms strangely laid out, eg wash basin in bedroom, not bathroom.
We also experienced the trauma of the coach breaking down on the way to the airport (we were stranded on busy 4 lane motorway for 1 1/2 hours in extreme 104 degrees, no air con!) and thereby risking us missing our flight, an experience which has never been acknowledged nor apologised for by Newmarket Holidays, let alone any compensation offered! A very sad end to a generally, most enjoyable, holiday!
Confirmed traveller: 21 June 2016
Published on: 19 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

ALAN

Hornchurch. Essex Couple
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip made pleasurable by a good knowledgeable tour guide and an excellent driver.

We only had one included meal, which was the breakfast at Pismo Beach. Overall, this was by far the most disappointing stop of the trip. Arriving quite late on a Sunday with not many restaurants open, the bar in the hotel closed, a good 20 minutes from the beach along an unlit road (with no pavement). Breakfast was chaotic and we would have preferred to have paid for a meal of better quality. We quite understand that distances covered dictate where the hotels are picked but would suggest one with a few more facilities in the hotel, or nearby, for the last night of the trip. This said these comments are meant to be constructive and not meant as a complaint.
Confirmed traveller: 14 June 2016
Published on: 14 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

JOHN

Farnborough, Hampshire Couple
We had an amazing holiday thanks! Ken the tour guide was extremely professional & informative & Mark the driver was really helpful. Both guys had a great sense of humour which made our holiday a truly wonderful experience. The only thing that spoiled my holiday was an unfortunate accident on the flight home due to turbulence a scalding hot meal was spilled down the front of me resulting in a nasty scald across the top of my chest. I am currently pursuing a complaint about this with Virgin. Well done Newmarket & we look forward to travelling with your company again in the future!
Confirmed traveller: 14 June 2016
Published on: 14 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

DAVID

liverpool Couple
we enjoyed the tour of the west coast so much we have just booked to go to the east coast of usa next year - the worst part of the experience was the flight arrangements coming home, ie cramped seating on virgin flights with no chance to upgrade seating,
and long hours between heathrow and Manchester connections
Confirmed traveller: 14 June 2016
Published on: 05 July 2016
(6 out of 10)

IAN

Elgin Couple
Malibu trip not value for money. Would have preferred more time in los Angeles . Journey back from Grand Canyon to San Fransisco a bit tedious but appreciate to cover the distance a lot of time has to be spent on the bus. Maybe have less stops and more quality time at the places you do stop at. felt we were off the bus and it was a quick dash round the place then back on the bus.
Enjoyed the major stops and the overall holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 14 June 2016
Published on: 05 July 2016