USA: Golden West Adventure (21st October – 5th November 2015)
Cost From: AU$2359.00 per person share twin plus airfare
Single Supplement Available on Request
Golden West Adventure: 21st October – 5th November 2015
Cost From: AU$5359.00 per person share twin
Single Supplement Available on Request
- Touring as detailed
- All accommodation in 3 & 1/2 – 4 star hotels
- All transport by air-conditioned coaches
- Any Day Tours or optional tours not included in below itinerary
- Travel Insurance
- Any Visa or passport costs
- Any personal expenses including gratuities, passports , laundry, phone calls, drinks etc.
Itinerary As Follows:
21st October 2015: Day 1: LOS ANGELES.
Arrival in Los Angeles. The balance of the day is free until an evening meet up.
22nd October 2015: Day 2: LOS ANGELES.
Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of the world’s “Capital of Glamour,” including a drive through Hollywood and the famous TCL Chinese Theatre. The remainder of your day is at leisure, and your Tour Director will have suggestions for your further exploration of the city. Perhaps visit Hollywood again and the Hollywood History Museum, located in the old Max Factor Building. Stroll down Olvera Street, the heart of the original Spanish Mission, or visit the Getty Centre with its wonderful art collection. For the evening, plenty of suggestions for dining and shopping will be available.
23rd October 2015: Day 3: LOS ANGELES-PALM SPRINGS-SCOTTSDALE.
Stop in the desert oasis of Palm Springs with its distinctive wind farms, 5,000 swimming pools, and 90 golf courses! Afterward, we make our way to Scottsdale, where the evening has been set aside for independent time.
24th October 2015: Day 4: SCOTTSDALE-SEDONA-GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK-FLAGSTAFF.
Your first stop is Sedona, a thriving centre for New Age arts set in canyon country. Next, we pass through the weather-sculptured rock formations of stunning Oak Creek Canyon and up onto the Mogollon Rim, passing the San Francisco Peaks and arriving at one of the Natural Wonders of the World – the Grand Canyon. There is time to stroll the canyon rim. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take our optional helicopter flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 1,828 metres (6,000 feet) into the Colorado River. Overnight in Flagstaff.
5th October 2015: Day 5: FLAGSTAFF-LAS VEGAS.
Leave the mountain town of Flagstaff on historic Route 66 and cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, which still bears traces of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert beauty. By late afternoon, reach Las Vegas, a fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, and glamorous shows. This evening, enjoy our optional outing to relive the revelry and timeless music of the Rat Pack in one of the only theatres in Las Vegas that recreates the authentic dinner and show that was common with some of the city’s most famous entertainers back in their heyday. Finish the evening with a stop at Glitter Gulch for the “Fremont Street Experience” light show.
26th October 2015: Day 6: LAS VEGAS.
The morning and afternoon are free for you to swim and sunbathe at the hotel pool or explore the varied casinos. Try an optional river float trip through the Black Canyon.
27th October 2015: Day 7: LAS VEGAS.
Another full day at leisure. Your Tour Director will have plenty of activities to choose from and will recommend favourite restaurants and shopping areas.
28th October 2015: Day 8: LAS VEGAS-MAMMOTH LAKES.
A day of striking contrasts as you journey across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California and ascending into the snowcapped Sierra Nevadas. Overnight in Mammoth, a popular alpine resort area surrounded by beauty and majesty – and within easy reach of Yosemite National Park. NOTE: Tioga Pass is typically closed from November to the end of May due to snow. When Tioga Pass is closed, this tour is rerouted to overnight in Fresno instead of Mammoth Lakes. Departures from the end of May through mid-October are expected to overnight in Mammoth Lakes; however, weather may affect the routing of tours to Fresno during these times.
29th October 2015: Day 9: MAMMOTH LAKES-YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK-MODESTO.
Cross the high Tioga Pass and enter YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, cascading waterfalls, lush forests, giant granite domes, pinnacles, and mountains soaring as high as 1,219 metres (4,000 feet) above the valley floor. Afterward, drive to Modesto.
30th october 2015: Day 10: MODESTO-SACRAMENTO-SAN FRANCISCO.
This morning we visit Sacramento, California’s historic state capital. Time to visit historic Old Town, the nation’s largest collection of Gold Rush-era buildings. We continue west to the “Golden Gate City” of San Francisco, famous for its cable cars. Our included sightseeing tour takes in the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge. (CB)
31st October 2015: Day 11: SAN FRANCISCO. EXCURSION TO WINE COUNTRY.
This morning, cross the famous Golden Gate Bridge to wine country for a guided tour and WINE TASTING at one of the many wineries. Next up: Sonoma, a picturesque valley known for its wine grapes. Afterward, visit the pristine waterfront community of Sausalito. Free time to explore this quaint, Mediterranean-style village’s shops, galleries, and breathtaking views.
1st November 2015: Day 12: SAN FRANCISCO.
This morning, visit fascinating ALCATRAZ PRISON. Get a close-up look at the infamous federal penitentiary that was off limits to the public for years. Afterward, the day is yours to explore the “City by the Bay.” Choose from a variety of optional excursions. NOTE: The National Park Service requires we disclose the value of the Alcatraz Prison visit is US$30.00.
2nd November 2015: Day 13: SAN FRANCISCO-MONTEREY.
This morning, visit Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, known for its historic waterfront, delicious seafood, and unique shopping. Then, visit Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck’s novel. During your free time this afternoon, consider a visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium, known for its interactive exhibits and teeming sea life.
3rd November 2015: Day 14: MONTEREY-17-MILE DRIVE-CARMEL-SOLVANG.
Today takes in spectacular 17-Mile Drive. Watch the waves of the Pacific Ocean en route to Carmel. Situated on Carmel Bay and nestled in a pine forest, the 2.6-square-metres village of Carmel is incredibly dynamic, yet still quaint and picturesque. Afterward, we pick up the Old Spanish Mission Trail to Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. There’s time to walk the flower-lined village streets and enjoy the quaint “Old World” architecture. Tasty bakery treats and perhaps a Danish smorgasbord for dinner all add to the unique experience of Solvang. (CB)
4th November 2015: Day 15: SOLVANG-SANTA BARBARA-SANTA MONICA-LOS ANGELES
From Solvang, it’s a short drive south to coastal Santa Barbara. Sightseeing includes a photo stop at the historic mission and a visit to the pier. Once the original Hollywood in the glamorous ’20s, this is still a favourite to movie producers and home to numerous celebrities. There’s time to wander along the bustling waterfront or do some shopping in some of the most talked about boutiques in downtown Santa Barbara. Next, we make our way to the Santa Monica Pier and the ultimate Southern California beach. Time to explore on your own before continuing to Los Angeles. (CB)
5th November 2015: Day 16: LOS ANGELES
The trip ends today with guests dtransfering to Los Angeles International Airport for homeward bound flight.
Note; tour itinerary is subject to change at any time due to unforseen circumstances. Hotels listed may be substituted for another of a similar standard. Terms and Conditions apply and for full details please contact Shoalhaven Solo Sisters and My Travel Expert