Your holiday summary

Holiday type Tours
Country United States
Travel type Fly
Price range From £1449
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 12 nights
Need help with your booking?
0330 333 6731

America's golden west

Discover America's western states on this fantastic-value escorted tour. Californian sunshine, Pacific coastlines and visits to three of America's most iconic cities - San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas - as well as to the Grand Canyon.


  • Return scheduled flights from selected regional airports
  • 12 nights room-only accommodation in a series of good standard hotels Free time in San Francisco, Anaheim and Las Vegas
  • A full-day visit to the Grand Canyon Visits to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive and Hollywood
  • A touring itinerary as described
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Single rooms are available for a supplement
Not included
The American arrivals process
Most British Citizens travelling to the USA do not need a visa but must register online with US Immigration at least 72 hours before departure. A charge of $14US applies. We will send you the details, along with your tickets, about two weeks prior to travel. Any persons who have a criminal record or have ever been arrested, even if not charged, cannot use this process and must apply for a visa
Day one

Fly west, across the North Atlantic, to San Francisco, the fabled 'City by the Bay'. Coach transfer to your first hotel for a three night stay.

Day two

Today's optional guided tour offers an excellent way to get to know this diverse city. After a short introduction, we'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge to the waterfront community of Sausalito. Here you'll have time to explore this lively town, where the Beat poets and artists once thrived, before returning to the city by ferry, passing forbidding Alcatraz Island. Then perhaps explore bustling Fisherman's Wharf and its many shops.

Day three

Spend the day at leisure. Perhaps take a walk along the Bay to Pier 39 for a glimpse of the sea lions, stroll through the Japanese Tea garden in Golden Gate park, or visit the shops for a souvenir of your trip. This evening, why not head to colourful Chinatown or choose from one of the eateries on Nob Hill?

Day four

Today we head south on the Pacific Coast Highway. We'll call at two towns linked by the 17 mile drive - Carmel-by-the-Sea, renowned for its natural beauty and rich artistic history, and Monterey, immortalised by one-time resident John Steinbeck, before continuing to Morro Bay for an overnight stay.

Day five

Continue our journey south towards the sprawling metropolis which is Los Angeles. En route, visit the star-spangled streets of Hollywood before continuing to our hotel for a three night stay.

Day six

Rest, relax and explore at your leisure.

Day seven

Join today's optional excursion to the laid-back coastal city of San Diego.

Day eight

Today we head inland and across the desert to Laughlin, an oasis bordered by rugged desert and the Colorado river, and your base for the next two nights.

Day nine

Our included visit to the Grand Canyon introduces you to one of the world's greatest natural wonders and to nearly two billion years of the Earth's geological history. Experience the canyon's beauty from above on our optional flight by helicopter.

Day 10

Today you'll journey to Las Vegas for a three night stay.

Day 11

Discover Las Vegas, the world's most colourful entertainment centre. Nothing can prepare you for the glitz, glamour and sheer scale of this monument to man's capacity for fun. Perhaps visit the Hoover Dam on our optional excursion. One of the most remarkable engineering feats of the 20th Century, the dam contains Lake Mead, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the US. This evening, join our optional helicopter flight for the chance to see its colour and opulence from the skies above.

Day 12

Spend today exploring Vegas, before this evening's optional excursion introduces you to Vegas by night, the highlights of which are the 'dancing' fountains at the Bellagio hotel. Afterwards, you're free to try your hand at one of the casinos for the ultimate Vegas experience.

Day 13

Today we head back towards the coast, and to Los Angeles, to check in for your overnight flight home.

Day 14

Arrive back home, after an overnight flight.

Please note that departures on 5th, 13th and 18th May 2014, will operate in revised order, arriving into Los Angeles and returning from San Francisco.

America's Golden West Touring Hotels

You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a European three- or four-star standard.

10 results
Departure date Departing point Nights Price  
22-Sep-2014 Aberdeen 12 1529.00 book
22-Sep-2014 Edinburgh 12 1529.00 book
22-Sep-2014 London Heathrow 12 1499.00 book
22-Sep-2014 Manchester 12 1649.00 book
07-Oct-2014 Manchester 12 1649.00 book
20-Oct-2014 Aberdeen 12 1479.00 book
20-Oct-2014 Edinburgh 12 1479.00 book
20-Oct-2014 London Heathrow 12 1449.00 book
20-Oct-2014 Manchester 12 1479.00 book
22-Oct-2014 London Heathrow 12 1499.00 book
10 results