Can you find me a great value tour of the best of West USA
From Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California, the west of the USA offer some of the most familiar locations of the western world, featured in many films and feature many iconic sites.
It is possible to tour these taking in the very best at a relaxed comfortable pace with plenty of time for shopping and exploring.
We have found a great value tour incorporating all the best of the west, but first here is some information form the Official Tourist Site for California.
See a movie star. Sip a cocktail on a rooftop bar at sunset. Slip on a pair of designer shoes in an ultra-luxurious boutique in Beverly Hills. Play at Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, explore world-class museums, or dance the night away in a starlet-filled club. Welcome to California’s liveliest city, America’s entertainment capital, with mega-star wattage and non-stop things to do.
“You know, you’re really a nobody in L.A. unless you have a really big door.” -comedian Steve Martin
The main hub is the city of Los Angeles, with legendary Hollywood north-west of down town, the San Fernando Valley to the east, and the inviting beaches of Santa Monica and Malibu to the west.
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Here is an outstanding and great value tour 15 Day Luxury Great Western American Adventure
First Day Arrive in San Francisco, the City by the Bay
Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. 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 tour hotel. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.
Second Day Explore San Francisco
Spend the morning taking in the sights of the city – the bustling activity in Union Square and the beautiful Golden Gate Park. Later, join your Tour Director and fellow passengers for an informative walking tour through Chinatown followed by an authentic Chinese banquet Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant.
Third Day 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 fabulous private tram tour. Take a close up look at the vines and learn about the biodynamic farming approach and the history of the winery while enjoying the breathtaking views. See the terraced vineyards and visit the crush pad, barrel aging caves and Tasting Room where you’ll enjoy an exclusive tasting. Later this afternoon, peruse the quaint shops at Sonoma’s historic plaza. The evening is at leisure.
Fourth Day Visit Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Travel through California’s Gold Country and into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Yosemite National Park. Explore the valley floor with its spectacular waterfalls, the imposing rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome and abundant wildlife. Tonight, enjoy your newly refurbished rooms, at your hotel, located inside the park, close to North America’s highest waterfall.
Fifth Day Drive across Monterey, the Cradle of History
Drive down the Sierras and through the fertile San Joaquin Valley. Purchase local fresh fruit at an historic fruit stand en route to picturesqu Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the art galleries and shops on Ocean Avenue, before a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along scenic 17-Mile Drive. Pass the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links and multi-million dollar mansions before arriving in charming Monterey. Enjoy a customized food tour upon arrival in Carmel where you’ll learn about local flavour, culture, art, architecture, and history. For your dining pleasure this evening, you are offered a selection of local restaurants to choose from.
Sixth Day Travel to Hearst Castle and the American Riviera
Head south to La Cuesta Encantada, ‘The Enchanted Hill’ high above the ocean at San Simeon, for a guided tour of Hearst Castle – the grandiose estate of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Continue south through the vineyards of the Central Coast to the resort town of Santa Barbara, often billed as the ‘American Riviera’. Check into your beachfront hotel.
Seventh Day see Santa Monica and the City of Angels
Visit the beautiful Mission Santa Barbara and learn about the chain of 21 missions along California’s El Camino Real. Then journey along spectacular Santa Monica Bay, passing through glamorous Malibu on your way to Santa Monica. Take time to stroll along the popular Third Street Promenade. Visit the stunning Getty Villa, a recreation of an ancient Roman country house, for a guided tour. Continue on to your luxurious hotel at L.A. LIVE. This evening, set out for a popular restaurant to enjoy a glittering Highlight Dinner L.A. style.
Eighth Day enjoy Los Angeles Sightseeing
This morning, spot the Hollywood Sign during your sightseeing tour, view Grauman’s Chinese Theater and stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Experience the glitz and glam of Hollywood on a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards ceremony.
Ninth Day go across the Mojave to Scottsdale
Travel across the Mojave Desert wilderness. Arrive in Phoenix where your idyllic resort is just next door in neighbouring Scottsdale.
Tenth Day Journey to Sedona and the Wonders of the Mighty Grand Canyon
Head north to the quaint bohemian colony of Sedona, and browse the stores and galleries. Enjoy one of Arizona’s finest drives through Oak Creek Canyon, before travelling on to Grand Canyon National Park. 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 about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. This evening, enjoy a private dinner in the Thunderbird Room while taking in the magnificent views.
Eleventh Day its onto Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell
The choice is yours this morning: wake up early and see the sun rise over the canyon or ask your Tour Director about optional flightseeing experiences over this natural wonder. Later, move on to the Historic Cameron Trading Post. The journey carries on through the Painted Desert, a colourful fantasy land of mesas, buttes and badlands, and through the Navajo Indian Reservation. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check into your room which has guaranteed lake views before taking a leisurely cruise on spectacular Lake Powell.
Twelth Day Excursion to Monument Valley
Today is entirely yours to do as you please. Relax and enjoy the resort’s facilities, or join an excursion to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park for a guided tour.
Thirteenth Day Bryce Canyon’s Stony Symphony
Perhaps join an optional float trip down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River before heading to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos. There is time at leisure before checking in at the lodge. In the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner including drinks.
Fourteenth Day Travel from 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 to experience the scenic highlights of the park, followed by some time to explore at your own pace. Later, arrive in Las Vegas, a collection of bright lights and shopping malls, huge themed hotels of unbelievable design and the omnipresent slot machine. Your hotel is a breath of fresh air – modern and luxurious.
Fifteenth Day 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 you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.
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Please find me a tour of USA that encapsulates its diverse culture
Whilst American’s travelling abroad crave the ancient history, iconic castles and palaces of countries like Great Britain, a whole difference and equally appealing experience awaits you on an extended tour of the USA, encapsulating the countries diverse culture.
To mention a few to find on your incredible journey across the most diverse country in the world! Experience the dazzling lights of Vegas, Route 66, Dallas home of Cowboys and JFK, toe tapping Memphis, Graceland home of Elvis and the Blues, Atlanta world of Coca Cola, historic Washington, D.C. and amazing skylines of New York.
Here is some information from Discover America the official USA tourist site about the iconic Route 66
It’s a route so legendary that celebrated author John Steinbeck named it The Mother Road in his novel The Grapes of Wrath. The highway built in the 1920s that once served as a main thoroughfare from east to west, still beckons travelers seeking a classic piece of Americana.
The historic Route 66 runs from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California and crosses the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Spanning a distance of more than 2,000 miles, Route 66 passes through a cross section of the USA that lets you see the country’s heart and soul. Traverse the urban streets of Chicago and St. Louis, take in the expansive Grand Canyon, experience the Southwest’s Native American communities, and hit the beach in Santa Monica without leaving the route.
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Here is an outstanding and great value tour 22 Day Luxury America the Beautiful Reverse
First Day Arrive in New York
Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. On arrival in New York, enjoy some time to explore this vibrant city. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.
Second Day A Manhattan Masterpiece
Start the morning with a city tour revealing all of the amazing sites that make the city so famous. See the towering Empire State Building, the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park. Ascend to the “Top of the Rock,” the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sprawling view of the booming island of Manhattan.
Third Day Head to Washington D.C.
Fourth Day A Monumental Time in Washington D.C.
Join a city tour of Washington, D.C. with a local expert and discover all of the amazing memorials and monuments in the nation’s capital city including the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Fifth Day Visit the Tobacco Farms and the City of Oaks
Head to the other Carolina today, North Carolina that is! First stop at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, which takes you back in time to a simpler way of a life. In a genuine turn-of-the-century homestead, see how rural families lived, worked and cultivated one of the country’s most important crops. Arrive in Raleigh, the ‘City of Oaks’ for tonight’s Signature Dining Experience featuring North Carolina barbecue. Known locally as Pig Pickin’ – it’s not just a food, but an integral part of Carolina culture.
Sixth Day See Charleston – Embodiment of the Old South
Discover Charleston, South Carolina’s oldest city, during an historic tour featuring Rainbow Row, Antebellum Mansions, hidden gardens and courtyards, churches and elaborate graveyards. Visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the oldest plantations in the south dating back to 1676.
Seventh Day enjoy Charming Charleston
Start the day with a journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide for an up-close look at global news in the making. An exclusive guided walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes with exclusive access to the working studios. Continue to Charleston where this evening’s Highlight Dinner is an event in itself, prepared with perfection and served with Southern hospitality.
Eighth Day Travel to Atlanta, Cultural Capital of the New South
Travel from one amazing Southern city to another on your way to Atlanta today! Upon arrival, set out in search of the secret formula with a visit to the World of Coca Cola! Learn the history of one of the planet’s best loved beverages and take your taste buds on a trip around the world with more than 100 different varieties of Coke products to sample. The evening is at leisure to relax or explore.
Ninth Day your off to Graceland and Everything Elvis
Today is dedicated to Graceland, home and final resting place of Elvis Presley. Enjoy the Platinum tour which includes an audio-guided tour of Graceland Mansion and grounds, a self-guided tour of Elvis’ two custom air-planes, the Auto-mobile Museum and much more! This evening, soak up the atmosphere on famous Beale Street as you join your friends for drinks and a delicious Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant.
Tenth Day Journey to Memphis, Birthplace of the Blues
After breakfast this morning, visit the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum dedicated in 2004 to Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. The museum features replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room and showcases a timeline and alcoves which highlight life at the White House. Then it’s on to Memphis, legendary home of the Blues, barbecue and The King, Elvis Presley.
Eleventh Day A Taste of Bourbon in Little Rock
Bid farewell to Texas and travel to Little Rock for a private tour of Rock Town Distillery – sample Arkansas whiskey and learn about the production process, all the way from grain to glass. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your travelling companions.
Twelfth Day see Dallas, JFK and the Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the country’s richest sports franchises and football fans are in for a real treat this morning during a guided VIP tour of Cowboy Stadium. In a fascinating look behind the scenes, you are privy to places normally off limits during game days – the field, the media press box, the Cowboys and even the Cheerleaders locker rooms are all included. After free time for lunch, one of the pivotal moments in US history is brought to life during a visit to the JFK Sixth Floor Museum, the site of the President’s assassination.
Thirteenth Day go Deep in the Heart of Texas
Today, get out your dancin’ shoes for a true Western experience – a private Country Western dance lesson! In Fort Worth, a professional dance instructor teaches you 3 basic dances at the world’s largest Country Western bar! Later, visit the Stockyards National Historic District, established to preserve Fort Worth’s livestock history, where they are working to promote the history of one of the greatest livestock and meatpacking industries in the world.
Fourteenth Day Is This the Way to Amarillo
There is free time this morning to continue your exploration of Santa Fe on your own. Then, travel along Route 66 towards Amarillo; get those cameras out because you are in for a surprise. Yes, those are 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt at the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation! Tonight, you’re in for a real Texas treat during a Highlight Dinner at a famous Route 66 Mainstay.
Fifteenth Day Santa Fe – the City Different
Enjoy a photo stop in Winslow Arizona this morning to meet the ‘Man Standin’ on the Corner’! In homage to the Eagles song “Take It Easy”, the town has erected a giant mural and life-size bronze statue of, you guessed it, a man standing on a corner! Continue to Santa Fe where you will enjoy a guided trolley tour of the historic city discovering the local art colony, Pueblo traditions, architecture, the Palace of the Governors and the Loretto Chapel. The evening is at leisure.
Sixteenth Day Visit Mystical Sedona and Flagstaff
Leave the Grand Canyon behind and wind down stunning Oak Creek Canyon, one of Arizona’s finest drives. Admire the red rock formations used as backdrops for many Western movies as you arrive in mystical Sedona. Here, there is free time to explore the town at your leisure, or perhaps join an optional jeep excursion through the superb landscape. Continue on to Flagstaff for the evening.
Seventeenth Day Get your Kicks and Grand Canyon Fix
Bid farewell to the neon lights of Vegas and head towards the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon. Travel along Route 66, stopping at the Americana hotspots Kingman and Seligman. Driving along these desert oases is like cruising back in time to see the classic motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler time. As the fading sun starts to turn up the technicolor, arrive at the majestic Grand Canyon for a Highlight Dinner designed to match the awe-inspiring landscape.
Eighteenth Day see the Dazzling lights of Las Vegas
Today is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax by the swimming pool, try your luck at the casinos, or explore the famous Strip – look out for pirates sinking a galleon at Treasure Island and the musical water ballet of the Bellagio’s fountains. Shoppers will enjoy browsing the Forum Shops at Caesars or the ultra-luxurious Crystals at the City Center featuring the world’s most elite designers. For this evening’s Dine Around experience, choose from three of Las Vegas’ prized restaurants for your dining pleasure.
Nineteenth Day Free Time in Vegas
Maybe you’ll find your fortune in Las Vegas, where the afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Twentieth Day Travel to Calico Ghost Town on route to L.A.
Depart the thriving metropolis of Los Angeles for the glittering lights of Las Vegas. En route, stop in Calico Ghost Town. Calico saw its glory days during California’s largest silver strike, but turned into a tumble-weed town during the late 1880s when silver lost its value.
Twenty-First Day Visit the City of Angels and Tinseltown
[Immerse yourself in Tinseltown today. See Grauman’s Chinese Theater, spot the Hollywood sign and stroll along the Walk of Fame. Enjoy a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, current home of the Oscars. If all the sightseeing has made you hungry, you’ll find plenty of choices to sate your appetite during a tour and tasting at the historic LA Farmer’s Market with its colourful collection of restaurants and shops. This evening, set out for a popular local restaurant to enjoy a delicious Highlight Dinner.
Twenty-Second Day Depart Los Angeles
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Los Angeles. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.
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