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America's Golden West 2018

15 days from £2099*
Departing: March - November 2018
* Price shown: 01 November 2018 from London Heathrow - LHR
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San Francisco, LA, Vegas and the Grand Canyon

Discover America's glorious western states on this fantastic escorted tour. Californian sunshine, stunning Pacific coastlines, visits to four of America's most iconic cities - cosmopolitan San Francisco, starstruck Los Angeles, all American San Diego 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 city of San Diego
  • Stay in non-stop, 24-hour Las Vegas
  • Visit the Grand Canyon, one of the most extraordinary sights on Earth
  • Visit Hollywood, the movie capital of the world
  • See Yosemite National Park, one of America's natural wonders
  • Three days in San Francisco, the City by the Bay
  • Call at Steinbeck's Monterey and exquisite Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Visit Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon
  • 13 nights' room-only accommodation at hotels in Los Angeles (2 nights), San Diego (2), Prescott (1), Flagstaff (1), Las Vegas (2), Visalia (1), Tuolumne (1) and San Francisco (3)
  • Return flights from the UK to 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, enjoying 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. You'll also visit Malibu - the exclusive, beachside residence of the stars.

Day Three

Take a brief tour of the star-studded streets of Hollywood, visiting Mann's Chinese Theatre and charting the history of the city's film industry along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Then, head south to laid-back, sun-kissed San Diego. Check in to your hotel, and perhaps enjoy dinner 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 over the high sierra and into the desert landscape of Arizona for a one-night stay in the Wild West town of Prescott.

Day Six

Travelling north, our first stop of the day is the geological wonderland of Sedona, where curious red-rock buttes dominate the landscape and artists inhabit the town. We'll then visit breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon to witness beautiful views of its pine forests and craggy cliffs, before continuing to Flagstaff for the night.

Day Seven

One of the tour's most unforgettable days awaits us, as we 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 that still flows along the Canyon floor a mile below.

Take an optional helicopter flight for yet more stupendous views, before we head to Las Vegas, an electrifying city of spectacular hotels, glittering casinos and sparkling show lounges, for a two-night stay.

Day Eight

Today, you're free to explore 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 of engineering. This evening, don't miss your chance to join us for an optional dinner show - 'The Rat Pack is Back'.

Day Nine

Today's long journey takes you 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 10

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

Day 11

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

Day 12

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 via the 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", which takes you from Market Street over Powell and Hyde.

Day 13

Today's journey south takes us to Steinbeck's Cannery Row in the coastal town of Monterey. We'll also travel along scenic 17-Mile Drive, and visit exclusive Carmel-by-the-Sea, known for its pretty, fairy tale-like cottages.

Day 14

This morning, you're free to do as you please in San Francisco, before returning to the airport to board your overnight flight home.

Day 15

Arrive back in the UK, at the end of a wonderful holiday.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 01 March 2018 £2299
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 19 April 2018 £2349
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 26 April 2018 £2349
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 17 May 2018 £2379
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 24 May 2018 £2379
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 31 May 2018 £2399
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 07 June 2018 £2399
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 16 August 2018 £2599
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 06 September 2018 £2479
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 20 September 2018 £2449
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 27 September 2018 £2449
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 11 October 2018 £2419
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 25 October 2018 £2299
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 01 November 2018 £2299
Belfast City
Belfast City 01 March 2018 £2299
Belfast City
Belfast City 19 April 2018 £2349
Belfast City
Belfast City 26 April 2018 £2349
Belfast City
Belfast City 17 May 2018 £2379
Belfast City
Belfast City 24 May 2018 £2379
Belfast City
Belfast City 31 May 2018 £2399
Belfast City
Belfast City 07 June 2018 £2399
Belfast City
Belfast City 16 August 2018 £2599
Belfast City
Belfast City 06 September 2018 £2479
Belfast City
Belfast City 20 September 2018 £2449
Belfast City
Belfast City 27 September 2018 £2449
Belfast City
Belfast City 11 October 2018 £2419
Belfast City
Belfast City 25 October 2018 £2299
Belfast City
Belfast City 01 November 2018 £2299
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 01 March 2018 £2299
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 19 April 2018 £2349
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 26 April 2018 £2349
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 17 May 2018 £2379
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 24 May 2018 £2379
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 31 May 2018 £2399
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 07 June 2018 £2399
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 16 August 2018 £2599
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 06 September 2018 £2479
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 20 September 2018 £2449
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 27 September 2018 £2449
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 11 October 2018 £2419
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 25 October 2018 £2299
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 01 November 2018 £2299
Glasgow
Glasgow 01 March 2018 £2299
Glasgow
Glasgow 19 April 2018 £2349
Glasgow
Glasgow 26 April 2018 £2349
Glasgow
Glasgow 17 May 2018 £2379
Glasgow
Glasgow 24 May 2018 £2379
Glasgow
Glasgow 31 May 2018 £2399
Glasgow
Glasgow 07 June 2018 £2399
Glasgow
Glasgow 16 August 2018 £2599
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 September 2018 £2479
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 September 2018 £2449
Glasgow
Glasgow 27 September 2018 £2449
Glasgow
Glasgow 11 October 2018 £2419
Glasgow
Glasgow 25 October 2018 £2299
Glasgow
Glasgow 01 November 2018 £2299
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 March 2018 £2099
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 19 April 2018 £2149
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 26 April 2018 £2149
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 May 2018 £2179
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 24 May 2018 £2179
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 31 May 2018 £2199
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 07 June 2018 £2199
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 August 2018 £2399
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 September 2018 £2279
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 September 2018 £2249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 27 September 2018 £2249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 11 October 2018 £2219
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 25 October 2018 £2099
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 November 2018 £2099
Manchester
Manchester 01 March 2018 £2299
Manchester
Manchester 19 April 2018 £2349
Manchester
Manchester 26 April 2018 £2349
Manchester
Manchester 17 May 2018 £2379
Manchester
Manchester 24 May 2018 £2379
Manchester
Manchester 31 May 2018 £2399
Manchester
Manchester 07 June 2018 £2399
Manchester
Manchester 16 August 2018 £2599
Manchester
Manchester 06 September 2018 £2479
Manchester
Manchester 20 September 2018 £2449
Manchester
Manchester 27 September 2018 £2449
Manchester
Manchester 11 October 2018 £2419
Manchester
Manchester 25 October 2018 £2299
Manchester
Manchester 01 November 2018 £2299
Newcastle
Newcastle 01 March 2018 £2299
Newcastle
Newcastle 19 April 2018 £2349
Newcastle
Newcastle 26 April 2018 £2349
Newcastle
Newcastle 17 May 2018 £2379
Newcastle
Newcastle 24 May 2018 £2379
Newcastle
Newcastle 31 May 2018 £2399
Newcastle
Newcastle 07 June 2018 £2399
Newcastle
Newcastle 16 August 2018 £2599
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 September 2018 £2479
Newcastle
Newcastle 20 September 2018 £2449
Newcastle
Newcastle 27 September 2018 £2449
Newcastle
Newcastle 11 October 2018 £2419
Newcastle
Newcastle 25 October 2018 £2299
Newcastle
Newcastle 01 November 2018 £2299

Golden West 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.

Further Information

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.

Hotel transfer times

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

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.

Tipping

Gratuities 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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

*Low deposit of £149 per person applies to new bookings made between 5th and 30th April 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

America's Golden West 16DAYS reviews verified by reevooReevoo

America's Golden West 16DAYSScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 105 reviews
(9 out of 10)

ALAN

Bristol Couple
We really enjoyed our holiday, but would have liked breakfast included in the package. Our tour guide Patti, was very knowledgable and the coach driver , Jennifer, had excellent driving skills and was very efficient even when we broke down on the way to the airport!!

Whilst we found the travelling tiring, we appreciated the wide-range of interesting locations visited. We particularly enjoyed visiting San Diego, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park and San Fransisco, but having been and seen Las Vagas, we have no further inclination to return!
Confirmed traveller: 20 June 2016
Published on: 18 July 2016
(9 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Couple
A great tour with opportunities to explore yourself while in big cities. Definitely need 3 nights in San Francisco but in a better hotel. Overall rating would have been higher if a couple of hotels were either better quality or better positioned.
Confirmed traveller: 03 November 2015
Published on: 14 December 2015
(9 out of 10)

ALLAN

Couple
A wonderful holiday which far exceeded our expectations - which were high! The itinerary was great and included all we had hoped.

The tour director, Kelly Thomas, was exceptional. The organisation and day to day care provided by Kelly couldn't have been better, but his commentary, the wealth of information in terms of history, geography, geology, recommendations of what to see and do in each location, his stories and humour, DVDs and music choices, without a doubt turned a holiday into an amazing experience.

Our driver, Frank, was superb and we very much appreciated his safe driving. He was courteous and helpful at all times.

Our second great experience with Newmarket.
Confirmed traveller: 03 November 2015
Published on: 23 November 2015
(10 out of 10)

ANDREW

Bristol Single traveller
My holiday was fantastic! I enjoyed every second of it!

The itinerary was perfect and i saw some wonderful things and places!

The tour manager was excellent! Friendly, helpful and knew everything!(Kelly Thomas)

All the hotels where also excellent, not always ideally situated, but i understand why!
(The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas is perfect, as its next to Freemont St! Fantastic!

I think the holiday was great value for money and would highly recommend it to
everybody! So much so, i will be booking another holiday to America with Newmarket
in the near future!
Confirmed traveller: 03 November 2015
Published on: 18 November 2015
(9 out of 10)

BOB

Clacton on Sea Couple
A wonderful holiday, extremely well organised.
There were only two concerns - one being the choice of Whitcomb Hotel in San Francisco (which I understand is to be changed). It was tired, very dated and the rooms were tiny - you couldn't close the bathroom door and wash your face, and there was a desk with chair that blocked the side of the bed. Completely unusable. Also it was in an area populated by the homeless. The second was the overnight hotel at Pismo beach, which, whilst having comfortable and spacious suites, had most of the rooms up an external flight of steps, which were almost unmanageable for some members of our group.
I do not want this to colour the holiday, which as mentioned was excellent, but it needed to be said. I couldn't score included meals highly because the holiday was advertised as "meals not included"
Confirmed traveller: 03 November 2015
Published on: 18 November 2015
(9 out of 10)

CHRISTINE

MANCHESTER Couple
We had a great time, if you don't mind the mileage this is for you


October is a good month weather wise
Confirmed traveller: 03 November 2015
Published on: 14 November 2015
(9 out of 10)

JAMES

Bradford Couple
We loved everything about our holiday except the situation of the Whitcomb Hotel in San Francisco. The hotel itself is fine, it's just in a rather seedy area of the city, and many on our trip did not feel comfortable walking around in that area. I'm sure with a little research a company like Newmarket could find a more appropriate hotel.
Confirmed traveller: 03 November 2015
Published on: 14 November 2015