The holiday of a lifetime
The 'Golden West' is at its most glittering in the make-believe worlds of Los Angeles - movie capital and sprawling metropolis - and the Nevada Desert's oasis of colour and opulence, Las Vegas. Discover them both on a fun-packed holiday that also features one of the world's most breathtaking natural wonders - the awesome Grand Canyon.
Fly to Los Angeles, Southern California, then transfer by coach to your overnight hotel.
Enjoy a full-day tour to the laid-back, Pacific city of San Diego. From beaches to boardwalks, to the fields and footpaths of sprawling Balboa Park, there's plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the weather and outdoor way of life.
Relax and explore, or join an optional excursion to discover the gorgeous, yet very different coastal resorts of Santa Monica and Malibu. Stroll down the Santa Monica boardwalk, see the pier and Ferris wheel and enjoy the exceptional shopping on Third Street Promenade. Afterwards, follow the beautiful coastal drive along the bay to chic, picturesque Malibu.
Journey east into the Nevada Desert, heading for the spectacular Grand Canyon, close to where we'll spend the night. Enjoy the colourful sunset as rock formations take on the varying hues, as daylight fades at one of nature's most stunning sights.
Another unforgettable day awaits as you journey to the abyss that is the Grand Canyon. Perhaps venture out to experience the sunrise in this unique setting before enjoying an optional helicopter flight, on which you'll swoop like an eagle into the Canyon itself.
This afternoon, we'll continue through the awe-inspiring desert landscape to Las Vegas.
Discover glittering, glorious Las Vegas, the world's most colourful entertainment centre. Nothing prepares you for the glitz, glamour and sheer scale of this monument to man's capacity for fun.
Days Six to Eight
Spend your days at leisure in Las Vegas, or join our optional excursions. Take a helicopter ride over the 'Strip' by night, or visit the engineering wonder that is the Hoover Dam, which holds back the waters of mighty, man-made Lake Mead.
Bid farewell to 'Vegas', heading for Hollywood, home to the 'stars of the silver screen' and renowned centre of the movie-making industry. Spot your favourite on the 'sidewalk' of Hollywood Boulevard before continuing to the airport for the overnight return flight.