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Las Vegas & the Golden West

(Tour code: VGG17)Discover the iconic sights of America's west coast

Awe-inspiring scenery at the Grand Canyon and Yosemite contrasts with the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas on this truly sparkling holiday. Combine that with the charming towns and pretty scenery of the Golden State, stunning scenic daytime railway journeys, the Grand Canyon and the magic of Hollywood for a truly unforgettable experience.

Tour Highlights
  • San Francisco including a visit to Alcatraz
  • Carmel & Big Sur
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Las Vegas
  • The Hoover Dam
  • Journey on the Grand Canyon Railroad
  • The Grand Canyon
  • LA and Hollywood
  • RMS Queen Mary and Long Beach
  • Monterey
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
    1 overnight on board the Southwest Chief
  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Fly Options

Regional Departures Available

To make your travel arrangements even more convenient for you, we are excited to announce that we are now offering some regional airport options outside London for this tour.

To view prices and flight options, please click the 'View Dates & Prices' button and select the departure that you are interested in as options may vary. Alternative, click the image on the left to see flight options and call us on 01904 734 111 to book.

Days 1-3

To San Francisco

We depart London Heathrow on our flight to San Francisco. We begin our stay in San Francisco with a sightseeing tour on Day 2. This afternoon we board a ferry at Pier 33 and cross San Francisco Bay to the infamous island of Alcatraz. Day 3 is free.

  • San Francisco
  • Alcatraz
Yosemite National Park
Days 4-5

Through California to Yosemite and Merced

This morning we depart from Oakland by train through California's Central Valley. This afternoon, we enjoy a tour of Yellowstone National Park. The next day we continue, travelling through the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas.

  • Yellowstone National Park
Las Vegas
Days 6-7

Viva Las Vegas

Explore Las Vegas at your leisure or join the optional flight over the Grand Canyon excursion.

  • Las Vegas
Hoover Dam
Days 8-9

The Hoover Dam and Williams

Today we travel across Nevada to Arizona, via the Hoover Dam, an engineering masterpiece. On Day 9, we travel to the Grand Canyon aboard the Grand Canyon Railway. Later, we continue towards Los Angeles.

  • Hoover Dam
  • Grand Canyon
Day 10

Hollywood and the RMS Queen Mary

We arrive in Los Angeles and enjoy time to explore Hollywood. Tonight is spent on the iconic RMS Queen Mary.

  • Los Angeles
  • RMS Queen Mary
Coast Starlight
Day 11

The Coast Starlight and Monterey

This morning we travel on board the iconic Coast Starlight for a daytime journey along the stunning Pacific coast to Monterey.

  • Coast Starlight
Days 12-13

Carmel, Big Sur and Monterey

We explore the wonderful Californian coastline today, including the exclusive residences of 17 Mile Drive and the attractive waterfront of Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck. We also visit Carmel, where Clint Eastwood was once mayor, a charming town that has attracted artists for decades, and explore the Big Sur, where the Pacific coastline rises dramatically into the Santa Lucia Mountains. Day 13 is at leisure in Monterey. You could visit Stevenson House, former home of Robert Louis Stevenson.

  • Cannery Row
  • Camel
  • Big Sur
  • Monterey
Flying home
Days 14-15

San Francisco to London

This morning we transfer by coach to San Francisco Airport for our flight back to London, arriving on Day 15.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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Lori Mcclaren
Lynne Broadley
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