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San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas Explorer

11 days from £1729 per person

Combining the culture of San Francisco and the glamour of Los Angeles with the flamboyance of ostentatious Las Vegas, this journey unites three of the West Coast’s most important cities. San Francisco is the ultimate Californian city and the perfect place to start your holiday. Hike the hills, ride the historic cable cars, visit Alcatraz and gaze at the Golden Gate Bridge, or even cruise famed Highway 1 on a day trip to Monterrey. Fly on to Los Angeles and lose yourself in world-class art galleries, thrilling theme parks and the gold-sand beaches of Santa Monica then end your holiday in the Nevadan desert with three indulgent days exploring the casinos, restaurants and shops of Las Vegas.

Route: San Francisco – Los Angeles – Las Vegas

Itinerary Highlights

San Francisco is a world-class city nestled between stretches of beautiful coastline and neighbours some of the world’s finest winelands, which make for a great day out.

Los Angeles is a hot spot for noticing celebrities, choose to mingle with them in the top bars and restaurants or follow in their footsteps on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Home to themed hotels, elaborate casinos, glitz, glamour and clubs that never close, Las Vegas is a remarkable city that’s brimming with entertainment.

Itinerary: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas Explorer

Today depart the UK on your international flight to San Francisco. On arrival make your own way from the airport to your hotel where you will stay for the next three nights. This beautiful city of multi-coloured Victorian homes, bustling wharves, resident sea lions, world-class museums and art galleries, Alcatraz Island and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco is the perfect Californian city. Founded by Spanish settlers and built with Californian gold, famed for its fog and colourful 1960s hippie counter-culture, the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax and explore this fabulous city. (N)
Accommodation in San Francisco: Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco (or similar)
Over the next two days explore San Francisco under your own arrangements. Spend a morning at the island prison of Alcatraz, watch sea lions from Pier 39 then have lunch in one of the crab shacks at Fisherman’s Wharf. Despite its hills San Francisco is great to explore on foot but do also take the opportunity to ride one of the famous rickety cable cars. If you can, remember to stop at Lombard Street, ‘the most crooked street in the world’, Coit Tower for stunning views and the 60s hippie district of Haight-Ashbury. Sports fans may like to watch a game of baseball ay AT&T Park or follow Highway 1 south on a day trip to visit the excellent aquarium at Monterey or the charming small town of Carmel. (N)
Accommodation in San Francisco: Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco (or similar)
This morning return to San Francisco Airport and fly to Los Angeles. On arrival make your own way to your hotel where you will stay for the next three nights. The second largest urban area in the US, this idiosyncratic city of contrasts is both glamorous and gritty, familiar but eccentric. Mingle with celebrities or follow in their footsteps on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, enjoy some of the best street-food in the country and also some of its finest art, then rediscover your youth at the timeless and world-famous Disneyland. (N)
Accommodation in Los Angeles: Millennium Biltmore (or similar)
There is plenty to see and do in Los Angeles and over the next two days you are at leisure to explore the city. A great place to start the morning is at Griffith Park for breathtaking views of the city and ‘Hollywood’ sign. If interested in art, head to LACMA or the Getty Centre – both excellent galleries. Thrill-seekers must visit one of the city’s excellent theme parks whilst beach lovers should spend an afternoon beside the sea in handsome Santa Monica or offbeat Venice Beach with its street performers, artists and bodybuilders. For the best restaurants, the regenerated Downtown, Little Tokyo and Koreatown are the top places to go. (N)
Accommodation in Los Angeles: Millennium Biltmore (or similar)
After breakfast return to Los Angeles Airport and fly to Las Vegas. On arrival take a taxi to your hotel where you will stay for the next three nights. Known as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’, Las Vegas is unlike any other city on earth. A bewildering blend of flashing neon lights, luxurious hotels, enormous mega-casinos and world-class shows and entertainment, the city also has some of the widest range of dining options and finest restaurants in the country. (N)
Accommodation in Las Vegas: Luxor (or similar)
Spend the next two days exploring the city. The outrageous strip and the mesmerising casinos that line it are a highlight and don’t forget to visit the Venetian, complete with replica Grand Canal, the extravagant Wynn Hotel and the fountain water show at the Bellagio. Enjoy an evening at one of the many excellent shows and also take the obligatory photo of the world-famous ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada’ sign. Day trips can also be arranged to the Art Deco Hoover Dam and the magnificent Grand Canyon. (N)
Accommodation in Las Vegas: Luxor (or similar)
Check out of your accommodation and make your way back to Las Vegas airport for your return flight home, arriving the following day. (N)
Arrive back into the UK in the morning. (N)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

What To Do Next?

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What's included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Domestic flights
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes

What's not included

  • Cost of visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals unless specified

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

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