Early Bird Deal Insight Vacations | Great Western American Adventure (Summer 2020)

From glorious cities to wine country, dramatic canyons and coastal towns, this 15 day trip allows you to see the highlights of America's West in a concise but enriching manner. Along the way you'll discover the bohemian charms of San Francisco and Sonoma and the wonders of Bryce Canyon National Park, all while staying in a number of lodges within the National Parks. Don't forget to bring your camera to star studded Hollywood. What better place to spot an icon than in the movie capital?


Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • What's Included

    • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 7 Feb 20
      • 21 Feb 20
      • $8,795

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $7,916 for this departure

      • 6 Mar 20
      • 20 Mar 20
      • $8,995
      • 10 Apr 20
      • 24 Apr 20
      • $9,350

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,415 for this departure

      • 10 Apr 20
      • 24 Apr 20
      • $9,350
      • 12 Apr 20
      • 26 Apr 20
      • $8,975

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,078 for this departure

      • 14 Apr 20
      • 28 Apr 20
      • $8,975

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,078 for this departure

      • 17 Apr 20
      • 1 May 20
      • $8,975

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,078 for this departure

      • 1 May 20
      • 15 May 20
      • $9,295
      • 5 May 20
      • 19 May 20
      • $9,275

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,348 for this departure

      • 13 May 20
      • 27 May 20
      • $9,275

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,348 for this departure

      • 15 May 20
      • 29 May 20
      • $9,275
      • 4 Jun 20
      • 18 Jun 20
      • $9,395
      • 18 Jun 20
      • 2 Jul 20
      • $9,395
      • 3 Jul 20
      • 17 Jul 20
      • $9,395

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,456 for this departure

      • 10 Jul 20
      • 24 Jul 20
      • $9,395

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,456 for this departure

      • 21 Aug 20
      • 4 Sep 20
      • $9,295

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,366 for this departure

      • 22 Aug 20
      • 5 Sep 20
      • $9,295

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,366 for this departure

      • 28 Aug 20
      • 11 Sep 20
      • $9,295

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,366 for this departure

      • 4 Sep 20
      • 18 Sep 20
      • $9,395

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,456 for this departure

      • 11 Sep 20
      • 25 Sep 20
      • $9,425

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,483 for this departure

      • 18 Sep 20
      • 2 Oct 20
      • $9,425

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,483 for this departure

      • 18 Sep 20
      • 2 Oct 20
      • $9,425

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,483 for this departure

      • 25 Sep 20
      • 9 Oct 20
      • $9,395

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,456 for this departure

      • 2 Oct 20
      • 16 Oct 20
      • $9,395

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,456 for this departure

      • 9 Oct 20
      • 23 Oct 20
      • $9,350

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,415 for this departure

      • 16 Oct 20
      • 30 Oct 20
      • $9,350

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,415 for this departure

      • 23 Oct 20
      • 6 Nov 20
      • $9,075

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,168 for this departure

      • 8 Jan 21
      • 22 Jan 21
      • $8,975

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,078 for this departure

      • 15 Jan 21
      • 29 Jan 21
      • $8,975

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,078 for this departure

      • 5 Feb 21
      • 19 Feb 21
      • $8,975

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,078 for this departure

      • 12 Feb 21
      • 26 Feb 21
      • $8,975

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,078 for this departure

      • 19 Feb 21
      • 5 Mar 21
      • $8,975
      • 5 Mar 21
      • 19 Mar 21
      • $8,975

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $8,078 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - San Francisco, the City by the Bay.

    California here we come. A mix of modern glamour and bohemian charms, you’ve arrived in the Golden Gate City, a location famous for its rolling hills, colourful houses and eclectic architecture. You’ll be picked up at San Francisco International Airport and whisked straight to your hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 2 - Exploring San Francisco.

    Hop aboard an iconic cable car for a ride along the picturesque streets. Visit the Conservatory of Flowers and Golden Gate Park, before walking across the emblematic Golden Gate Bridge and travelling on to the city of Sausalito. A scenic ferry ride will bring you back to San Francisco, where your afternoon is at leisure.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 3 - San Francisco to Yosemite National Park.

    Travelling through California's Gold Country, you'll drive through the imposing Sierra Nevada mountains. Today you’ll witness the mountainous scenery of Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a private, ranger-led valley floor tour.The park is abundant in wildlife, so look out for Mule deer, and if you're lucky you may catch a glimpse of a black bear. Rest up on your free evening at Yosemite Valley Lodge, located inside the park and close to Yosemite Falls, North America's highest waterfall. On a clear evening you’ll be able to take in the sparkling night sky over the park.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 4 - Yosemite National Park to Monterey.

    Move on to Monterey. On your way, stop at the Merced Fruit Barn. In Salinas, enjoy a farmer's tour of a local farm, known for heirloom artichokes. Arrive at your hotel on Cannery Row.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 5 - Monterey, the Cradle of History.

    Today you'll journey to Carmel-by-the-Sea, a quaint seaside community where you’ll have ample free time.As you travel along Pacific Coast Highway, enjoy a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along 17-Mile Drive. Stop at Pebble Beach Visitor Center and its world-renowned links, as well as Lone Cypress and Seal and Bird Rocks for a glimpse of sunbathing seals and sea lions. A Dine-Around Evening awaits upon your return to Monterey, with your choice of three local restaurants.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 6 - The American Riviera.

    Experience a guided tour and wine tasting at a Paso Robles winery, en route to Santa Barbara. Walk along Santa Barbara's Historic State Street to Stearns Wharf. Check in to your idyllic beachfront hotel, ideal for making the most of your stay along the grand ‘American Riviera'. You'll be presented with white buildings, terracotta rooves, beautiful weather and an array of bars and restaurants. In the evening, dinner awaits at a local restaurant.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 7 - Santa Monica and the City of Angels.

    No trip to Santa Barbara would be complete without a visit to the iconic Mission Santa Barbara. Here you’ll learn about the chain of 21 missions along California's El Camino Real and explore its blooming grounds. A Local Expert will take you on a walking tour of Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, and the canals. Arrive at your modern L.A. hotel.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 8 - The Glitz and Glam of L.A.

    Today you’ll ride the Angel's Flight Railway. Later, a Local Expert will treat you to an exclusive and private guided visit of the Los Angeles Theatre. Visit Hollywood and Highland Centre, see TCL Chinese Theatre and Sunset Strip before walking along Rodeo Drive. Enjoy an Insight Choice between a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum or the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Tonight, your Highlight Dinner is at Nick and Stef's Steakhouse.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 9 - Across the Mojave to Scottsdale.

    Experience the rugged charms of the Mojave Desert wilderness as you make your way to Scottsdale. Look out for the Joshua trees and wildlife found in the National Park, you might just spot a jackrabbit or coyote. Once in Scottsdale you can relax in the hotel after a long day and replenish for your upcoming adventures.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 10 - Sedona and the Wonders of the Mighty Grand Canyon.

    Journey north to the bohemian colony of Sedona. Attractive to healers, this spiritual town’s vortexes are rumoured to offer alternative medicines and practices. If retail therapy is more your thing, explore Sedona’s shops and galleries, or simply take in its natural rugged beauty, which makes it a hotspot for hikers, swimmers and eager campers. Journey on to Grand Canyon National Park, where you have the opportunity to take an optional, once-in-a-lifetime, flightseeing tour by helicopter or plane. Join Local Expert Canyon Tim for an informative and exclusive talk about the wonders of the Grand Canyon before ending your day with a tranquil night inside the park and an appetizing Highlight Dinner with wine in the inviting Thunderbird Room of your lodge. Located on the South Rim, this beautiful venue offers a wet-bar, barbeque and private balcony, so you can feast on hearty food while taking in the stunning views.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 11 - Monument Valley and Lake Powell.

    Head through striking crimson landscapes to the historic Cameron Trading Post where you will find Native American arts and crafts. Journey on through the barren beauty of the desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you will board all-terrain vehicles(8) to explore the valley with your Navajo guide. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 12 - Leisurely Lake Powell.

    Your morning is at leisure. Simply relax and enjoy the resort’s facilities or enjoy some extra time to catch up with your fellow travellers. Later today, a serene cruise through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon awaits. End the day with a breathtaking sunset from your lake view or marina view room.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 13 - Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.

    Head to the sandstone cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Here you will be met by pine trees and red rock pillars. You’ll take a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of the odd-shaped monoliths, known as hoodoos, before travelling through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. A day of sightseeing deserves some evening festivities. Join your Travel Director and new friends for a Celebration Dinner and wine to discuss your take on the ethereal characters of Utah’s famous canyon.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 14 - Zion to Las Vegas, From Nature to Neon.

    Depart the tranquil ambiance of Zion National Park Lodge and board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle. Live commentary will take you through the scenic highlights of the park, followed by some downtime to explore on your own. Depart the natural beauty of the park to arrive in the bright lights and glamour of Las Vegas. With an array of shopping malls, live shows and dining opportunities, this dazzling destination is sure to entertain. And for those looking to hit the casinos, make sure you come with your poker face ready.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 15 - Depart Las Vegas.

    It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your adventure comes to an end with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport.(Breakfast)

     

    Great Western American Adventure (Summer 2020)
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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