Great Western American Adventure with Insight Vacations

Resort: Great Western American Adventure with Insight Vacations
Operator: Kuoni
Destination: United States Of America
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Overview

Glorious cities, wine country, dramatic canyons and coastal towns… this is truly a marvellous and diverse composition of the American West.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – SAN FRANCISCO, THE CITY BY THE BAY
Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Welcome to California. On arrival at San Francisco International Airport, your transfer takes you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.
Stay: Omni San Francisco
Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 – EXPLORING SAN FRANCISCO
Spend the morning taking in the sights of the city – the bustling activity in Union Square and beautiful Golden Gate Park. Later, join your Tour Director and fellow guests for a Highlight Dinner with an informative walking tour through Chinatown followed by an authentic Chinese dinner at a restaurant loved by the locals. (FB,HD)

Stay: Omni San Francisco
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 – A TASTE OF CALIFORNIA’S WINE COUNTRY
Enter the Napa Valley in California’s lush premier wine country with a visit to the Benziger Family Winery for a private tram tour. Take an up-close look at the vines and learn about the biodynamic, certified organic farming approach and the history of the winery. See the terraced vineyards and visit the crush pad, barrel aging caves and Tasting Room where you’ll enjoy an exclusive tasting. Later, peruse the quaint shops at Sonoma’s historic plaza. The evening is at leisure.
Stay: The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa

Full Breakfast

DAY 4 – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Travel through California’s Gold Country to Yosemite National Park. Explore the valley floor with its spectacular waterfalls, the imposing rock formations and abundant wildlife. At night, enjoy newly refurbished rooms at your hotel, located inside the park and close to North America’s highest waterfall.
Stay: Yosemite Valley Lodge

Full Breakfast

DAY 5 – MONTEREY, THE CRADLE OF HISTORY
Drive down the Sierras and through the fertile San Joaquin Valley. Stop at Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the art galleries and shops before a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along scenic 17-Mile Drive. Pass the famous multi-million dollar

mansions before arriving in charming Monterey. For your dining pleasure, you have a spectacular selection of local restaurants to choose from.
Stay: Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa
Full Breakfast, 1 Dine Around meal

DAY 6 – HEARST CASTLE AND THE AMERICAN RIVIERA
Head south to ‘The Enchanted Hill’, high above the ocean at San Simeon, for a guided tour of Hearst Castle, s the grandiose estate of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Continue south to the resort town of Santa Barbara and your beachfront hotel.
Stay: The Fess Parker A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Oceanfront Rooms
Full Breakfast

DAY 7 – SANTA MONICA AND THE CITY OF ANGELS
Visit and learn about the beautiful Mission Santa Barbara. a Then journey along spectacular Santa Monica Bay, passing through glamorous Malibu on your way to Santa Monica where you can stroll the popular Third Street Promenade. Visit the stunning Getty Villa, a a recreation of an ancient Roman country house. Continue on to your luxurious hotel.
Stay: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Full Breakfast

DAY 8 – THE GLITZ AND GLAM OF L.A
In the morning, spot the Hollywood Sign during your sightseeing tour and view Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and join a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards ceremony. Spend the afternoon at the historic L.A. Farmers Market with a Local Expert s to take you through the collection of restaurants and shops for a tasting before taking time to explore on your own. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner of American comfort classics with a Southern twist at Engine Co 28, a renovated firehouse from 1912.
Stay: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 – ACROSS THE MOJAVE TO SCOTTSDALE

Travel across the Mojave Desert wilderness. Arrive in Scottsdale, where you can spend the afternoon relaxing at your idyllic resort & spa.
Stay: Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains.
Full Breakfast

DAY 10 – SEDONA AND THE WONDERS OF THE MIGHTY GRAND CANYON
Head north to the quaint bohemian colony of Sedona, where you can browse the stores and galleries, before travelling on to Grand Canyon National Park. Perhaps take an optional flightseeing tour by helicopter or plane over this natural wonder. Spend the night inside the park, enjoying the peace and quiet after the crowds have departed. During your stay, join a Local Expert for an informative presentation s about the

wonders of the Grand Canyon. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner in the Thunderbird Room while taking in the magnificent views.
Stay: National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 – MONUMENT VALLEY AND LAKE POWELL
Head to the historic Cameron Trading Post, featuring Southwest American Indian arts and crafts. The journey carries on through the colourful Painted Desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you board all-terrain vehicles for a guided tour of the valley floor, s used as a backdrop of many Western Films. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort.
Stay: Lake Powell Resorts and  Marinas, Lake View Rooms
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12 – LEISURELY LAKE POWELL
Relax and enjoy the resort’s facilities or join an optional float trip down the scenic Colorado River. Take a leisurely cruise through scenic Antelope Canyon s with its dramatic steep, sandstone walls.
Stay: Lake Powell Resorts and  Marinas, Lake View Rooms
Full Breakfast

DAY 13 – BRYCE CANYON’S STONY SYMPHONY

Head to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah and enjoy a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos before heading to  Zion National Park.

Stay: Zion National Park Lodge
Full Breakfast

DAY 14 – ZION TO LAS VEGAS – FROM NATURE TO NEON
Travel through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary a of the scenic highlights of the park, followed by time to explore at your own pace. Later, arrive in Las Vegas and marvel at the bright lights, huge themed hotels and the omnipresent slot machine. In the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner including drinks before seeing all the lights and glitz that Las Vegas has to offer.
Stay: The Cosmopolitan™ of Las Vegas
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15 – DEPART LAS VEGAS
Your adventure ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or extend your stay in Las Vegas. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home.
Full Breakfast

Why not combine this itinerary with the American Parks Trail to fully experience America’s West, see Grand Tour of the American West.

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