United States: California & Canyons
Your United States tailor-made holiday includes:
- International flights
- 10 nights in 4–4.5* hotels
- 10 days car hire
- San Francisco City Insiders & Alcatraz tour
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
Here are some of our other holidays to United States
New York: New York - 4* Grand Hyatt New York4 StarsRead more >>
Step into the grand lobby of Grand Hyatt New York with a fabulous Midtown Manhattan setting, beautiful guestrooms and a professional, friendly staff. Just steps away from Grand Central Terminal, Grand Hyatt New York boasts an ideal Manhattan location, and from your hotel room it's a pleasant stroll to Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Broadway theaters, restaurants and world-famous shopping areas.3 Nights from£837 pp£599 ppBook by 29 Aug 2017
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£941 pp£599 ppBook by 29 Aug 2017
New York: New York - 3.5* Distrikt Hotel3.5 StarsRead more >>
Enjoy being right in the heart of Manhattan at this hotel, which features an eye-catching design and unique artwork displayed in the lobby. In your spacious room, you will find award-winning beds and decadent bathroom amenities – exactly what you need after a busy day of exploring. Family rooms provide plenty of space for everyone, while Collage Bistro and Bar serves a delicious breakfast. Feast on salmon bagels from the renowned Davidovich Bakery, and enjoy a steaming cup of Distrikt Blend coffee. Fancy an afternoon of relaxation? Make the most of the hotel’s happy hour, from 2-7pm, and sample some of the uniquely-crafted cocktails. The Island Leaf is our favourite.3 Nights from£853 pp£615 ppBook by 29 Aug 2017
Boston: Boston - 4* Fairmont Copley Plaza4 StarsRead more >>
Dating back to 1912, the exquisite Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel boasts chic accommodations, as well as the Fairmont Gold service. Here, dedicated staff offer personalised service, including a continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres served in the private lounge. With a babysitting service, bike hire and rooftop deck; there is something for everyone. Retreat to the top of the hotel and soak up the rays, take a yoga class, or enjoy a massage without having to leave the comfort of your room. If you fancy a swim, the concierge can arrange for you to visit a neighbouring hotel. Finish the day indulging in fine cuisine at the OAK Long Bar and Kitchen, where the menu features locally-sourced ingredients. Our favourite dishes are the lobster roll and Georges Banks scallops, followed by traditional Boston Cream Pie.3 Nights from£805 pp£629 ppBook by 29 Aug 2017
Boston: Boston - 5* InterContinental5 StarsRead more >>
Overlooking Boston’s historic waterfront, the location of this luxurious hotel is superb. Next to the financial district, the Intercontinental is an eclectic mix of rich history and modern luxury. Gaze out over the city from the comfort of your suite, and feast on a delicious breakfast at Miel Restaurant, where waffles, pancakes and bagels are the order of the day. Spa Intercontinental is the perfect place to while away the afternoon. Take a dip in the heated pool, relax in the steam room, or recharge your batteries over a massage. With three trendy bars and a sushi restaurant, your options after dark are endless. Arrange a babysitter and take your pick from rum and champagne bars. Or why not dine on seafood at Vodkaba, which boasts the largest selection of vodka in New England?3 Nights from£821 pp£645 ppBook by 29 Aug 2017