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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 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'.
Join 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.
Today 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.
Journey east into the Nevada Desert, heading for the Grand Canyon, close to which you'll spend the night. Enjoy the breathtaking sight of the sunset over the abyss, as the ancient, primordial rock formations take on extraordinary hues as daylight fades at nature's most eye-popping sight.
Take an optional helicopter flight over the chasm, and 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.
Spend 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.
Days Six to Eight
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.
Bid 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.
Arrive back in the UK, at the end of an exciting tour of some astounding man-made and natural wonders.