Travel 2 Touring 18/19

NIGHTS STAYED

1

UNITED STATES

Yellowstone

2

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

Craters of the moon

1

Grand Teton/ Jackson

Twin Falls

1

Elko

Reno

1 LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

San Francisco

Lake Tahoe

2

1

Salt Lake City

1

Nevada

Utah

Arches National Park

Monterey/Carmel

Death Valley LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Capital Reef

Moab

2

California

Bryce

Las Vegas

1

Lake Powell

2

1

1

Grand Canyon

Arizona

1

Los Angeles

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 1

ESCORTED COACH TOUR

LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED • Comprehensive tour covering the major ational Parks of the West • Discover the highlights of San Francisco one of America’s most liveable cities • Visit old gold rush and pioneer era towns of the Old West • See the lunar landscapes of Craters of the Moon • Explore the geothermal geysers and wonders on a tour of Yellowstone National Park • Gaze in awe at the incredible natural rock formations of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks • The magnificent Grand Canyon and the bright lights of Vegas 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

PRICES FROM £2069pp

15 day National Parks Explorer

San Francisco • Twin Falls • Yellowstone • Grand Teton • Moab • Arches NP • Canyonlands NP • Bryce Canyon • Grand Canyon • Las Vegas • Los Angeles

Days 1 & 2: San Francisco On arrival into San Francisco, transfer independently to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure. The next morning, take a city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to discover the delights of the ‘City by the Bay’. Hotel Carlton (2 nights) Day 3: San Francisco – Reno Depart for Reno, stopping in Sacramento old town en route, once a bustling centre of the Gold Rush and continuing on past the gorgeous Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In the afternoon you will visit Virginia City, a 19th century mining metropolis where the Old West comes to life. Harrah’s Reno Day 4: Reno – Twin Falls Journey through the Black Rock Desert and across the plains of northern Nevada following a route that was once used by early pioneers on the Oregon and California Trails, stop in Elko, the formerly rough and tumble town that once sat at the end of the tracks laid from the west by the Central Pacific Railroad. Cross the state line at Jackpot and enter Twin Falls, located within Idaho’s Magic Valley region. Shilo Inn Twin Falls Day 5: Twin Falls - Yellowstone Leaving Twin Falls, you will cross the Snake River before visiting the Craters of the Moon National Monument. This eerie desert landscape so closely resembles lunar conditions that the training for the first men on the moon actually took place here. Later this afternoon, you arrive at Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the nation’s first National Park. Gray Wolf Inn or Brandin Iron Inn (2 nights) Day 6: Yellowstone Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland. Highlights include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Canyon’s majestic falls (seasonal). Day 7: Yellowstone – Salt Lake City This morning’s journey is through the rugged, snow- capped mountains which welcome you to Grand Teton National Park. This prairie land is home to wild buffalo, moose and elk. Continue to Jackson Hole, the sophisticated “Crown Jewel” of the Rocky Mountains before hitting Salt Lake City in the Mormon State of Utah. Little America Hotel

Day 8: Salt Lake City – Moab Spend the morning at leisure exploring Salt Lake City before departing for Moab, where the landscape is distinguished by thousand-foot-deep canyons as well as snow-capped peaks. Moab Valley Inn (2 nights) Day 9: Arches & Canyonlands National Park Today’s first stop is Arches National Park, home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the awe-inspiring Delicate Arch. Then, it’s on to Canyonlands National Park, where you will explore the colour drenched landscape of sandstone eroded into hundreds of canyons, mesas and buttes by the forces of time and the Colorado River. This evening, perhaps take an optional Jet Boat Float trip on the mighty Colorado River. Day 10: Moab – Bryce Canyon Visit Capitol Reef National Park before arriving at the spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, “hoodoos”, will amaze. Bryce View Lodge Day 11: Bryce Canyon & Grand Canyon Travel to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red rock canyon walls then drive through the Navajo Indian Reservation and the Painted Desert before arriving at the Grand Canyon, one of the wonders of the natural world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colourful canyon’s plunging gorges and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River. Days Hotel Flagstaff Days 12 & 13: Route 66 – Las Vegas En route to Las Vega today, descend the high Coconino Plateau into the Mojave Desert. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed Historic Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time 60 years ago. The following day is at leisure to enjoy all that Las Vegas offers or perhaps join an optional trip to Death Valley? Luxor Las Vegas Days 14 & 15: Las Vegas – Los Angeles Before leaving Las Vegas for Los Angeles, there is a chance to stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign. Once in Los Angeles, there is time for a tour including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills. The tour concludes after check out of your hotel on day 15.

TOUR DETAILS

£2069 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 14 nights’ accommodation in selected hotels on a room-only basis • Transport by air-conditioned motorcoach • Services of a qualified guide throughout • Transfers and sightseeing as specified • Admission fees to all National Parks DEPARTURES 2019: May 11; Jun 1; Jul 20; Aug 17; Sep 7, 21

TOUR STYLE: Escorted Coach

GROUP SIZE: 56 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in San Francis- co and Los Angeles. Please call for details.

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