United States: California & Canyons
Your United States tailor-made holiday includes:
- International flights
- 10 nights in 4–4.5* hotels
- 10 days car hire
- City Insiders tour with Alcatraz Island
Your United States travel itinerary:
Days 1 - 2: San Francisco
Head to progressive San Francisco and tour the city. Make sure you tick off the icons: catch a cable car to explore the sloping city streets, walk or cycle across the imposing Golden Gate Bridge, people watch over a coffee in Union Square, and relax by the coast in popular Fisherman’s Wharf. Next, why not wander through the colourful neighbourhood of Mission with its quirky boutiques and cafes? Later, hop across the water on a ferry to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz, 1.5km offshore, which once detained Al Capone.
Day 3: Yosemite
Your US road trip really gets going today as you embark on the picturesque drive to the glorious mountain scenery of Yosemite National Park. Be at one with nature along one of the park’s many hiking trails, varying in length and difficulty from gentle trails to challenging hikes, and enjoy the majestic scenery of Yosemite’s waterfalls. For the more adventurous, rafting trips and rock climbing excursions are also possible.
Day 4: Death Valley
Note the dramatic shift in landscape as you enter the arid climate of Death Valley National Park – you will feel like you have entered a different country altogether. Spend the day exploring the weird and wonderful beauty spots such as Dante's View, which overlooks the salt flats of Badwater and the incredible Devil's Golf Course, a large halite salt crystal formation, or gaze in wonder at the Racetrack, where rocks appear to move on their own!
Days 5 - 6: Las Vegas
Prepare to have your senses dazzled by the neon lights and showmanship of Sin City, a sizzling metropolis in the middle of the desert. See the Strip lit up at night, wonder at the kitsch of the themed hotels, or perhaps catch one of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil shows. Roll the dice and try your luck, after all, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Days 7 - 8: Grand Canyon
Today you'll be leaving Las Vegas for one of nature's greats: the Grand Canyon. Along the way, stop off at the colossal Hoover Dam, and then tick off another classic USA road trip moment as you take the old Route 66 to the Grand Canyon. Marvel at the scale of this natural spectacle from one of the many vantage points throughout the park, walk the trails that run around the canyon or, if you have a head for heights, give the skywalk a go. Later in the evening, you can while away many an hour gazing at the myriad stars.
Days 9 - 10: Los Angeles
Your California holiday may be drawing to a close, but there's still time for one final adventure as you head for cosmopolitan LA. Go celeb-spotting in Hollywood, shop till you drop in Beverly Hills and hike Runyon Canyon for stunning views over the city. Relax on one of the Los Angeles’ beautiful beaches, or head over to Hollywood to experience the city’s vibrant side. Explore the diverse neighbourhoods, from glitzy Bel Air to arty Venice Beach to the chic galleries of Santa Monica. Dive into the smorgasbord of international cuisine you might expect from such a cosmopolitan city.
Days 11 - 12: London
Hotels on this United States holiday:
- San Francisco - 4* Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
- Yosemite - 4* Tenaya Lodge
- Death Valley - 4* Furnace Creek Ranch
- Las Vegas - 4.5* MGM Grand
- Grand Canyon - 4* El Tovar Grand Canyon
- Los Angeles - 4* W Hollywood
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Fronted by the iconic 45-foot bronze lion, this statuesque resort boasts modern rooms and suites with chic designs. Grand Queen rooms provide plenty of space, and boast spectacular views over the world-famous strip. Cool off in one of four pools, or float gently around the lazy river. Hire a pool cabana, and enjoy your very own private patio, flat screen television, and mini refrigerator to keep the drinks ice-cold. The Grand Spa features 30 treatment rooms, as well as saunas, whirlpools and lounges to help you recharge and revitalise. Ask the concierge to arrange a round of golf at one of the nearby courses, and practice your swing. Watch the magnificent acrobats in the Cirque Du Soleil show, or marvel at illusionist David Copperfield’s legendary tricks. When it comes to dining, you will be truly spoilt for choice. Choose from a plethora of international dishes on display at the Grand Buffet, or dine at the acclaimed Hakkasan restaurant, which promises authentic Cantonese cuisine at its best. After dark, dance the night away to world-famous DJs at Hakkasan Nightclub, or retreat to the Ling Ling Lounge, illuminated in soothing hues of blue, and raise a toast to paradise.3 Nights from£629 ppBook by 28 Feb 2017
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Las Vegas - 4* Planet Hollywoodescape4 StarsRead more >>
Experience life as an A-lister for the duration of your Escape at this glamorous resort. Every room and suite features unique movie memorabilia set against a backdrop of stylish, modern luxury. Upgrade to a Boulevard Suite and enjoy your very own living area, flat-screen television and awe-inspiring views of the strip. Spacious marble bathrooms feature Gilchrist and Soames products, while rooms are even equipped with game tables. Challenge each other to an air hockey match, before a gentle swim in the rooftop Pleasure Pool. Explore the shops at Miracle Mile and afterwards, retreat to the sanctuary of The Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara for a four-hand massage. Try your luck at the casino, before dining on Japanese delicacies at Koi Restaurant. With a plethora of restaurants and cafes, you will never go hungry. Take in a music or comedy show, or sip a cocktail and party the night away beneath the glowing crystal ball at Heart Bar.3 Nights from£699 ppBook by 28 Feb 2017
Las Vegas - 5* The Venetian Resortescape5 StarsRead more >>
Be transported to the city of love at The Venetian, where gondola rides and a replica of St Mark’s Square will make you feel as if you are in Italy. Every suite here boasts a living room and marble bathroom. Wake up and enjoy breakfast at Bouchon, where award-winning chef Thomas Keller has designed a menu featuring one of the best Sunday brunches in town. Stretch out in a cabana on the pool deck, where attentive staff will bring you drinks and canapés, rejuvenate at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club, one of the largest day spas in the world, and take your pick from more than 20 restaurants serving every type of cuisine you can think of. A host of celebrity chefs have contributed to the exquisite menus which can be found at every eatery. From a Bellini bar to a Champagne lounge and a Latin mixology bar serving hand-crafted cocktails, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to post-dinner drinks. Try your luck at the casino, take in one of six shows and dance the night away at Tao Nightclub. Or why not simply dine in your elegant suite, looking out over the bright lights of the city.3 Nights from£745 ppBook by 28 Feb 2017
Las Vegas - 5* Ariaescape5 StarsRead more >>
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New YorkReduced room rate
New York: New York - 3.5* The Westin NY Grand Central3.5 StarsRead more >>
The Westin NY Grand combines the atmosphere of a boutique hotel with the attentiveness of a world class hotel. Featuring 773 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, our Manhattan luxury hotel offers the ultimate in accommodation and amenities. Guests at our hotel can enjoy a convenient location just a few blocks from Grand Central Terminal, one of the city's main hubs. Our Grand Central hotel offers guests a uniquely New York experience. From an elegant ballroom to the sophisticated dining room at Leona's, the decor of our hotel captures the essence of the city skyline. Surrounded by architectural gems such as the Chrysler building, Grand Central, the Morgan Library and more. The New York Helmsley keeps good company. Our full-service hotel provides convenient perks such as concierge services, an elegant restaurant, a bar and lounge, efficient business center and executive board rooms and more. Adding panache to any vacation or business trip, The New York Helmsley is New York City's premier hotel. Located in the heart of midtown, our hotel puts guests just steps away from top attractioins such as Bryant Park, The Empire State Building, Time Square and more. View our New York City guide to explore a wide variety of things to do and see during your stay at The Westin NY Grand Central.3 Nights from£785 ppBook by 01 Mar 2017