Fantasy of the West

Duration

12 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

San Francisco

Available

April 2022 / March 2023

Cities to visit: San Francisco; Monterrey, California; Carmel, California; San Luis Obispo, California; Solvang, California; Santa Barbara, California; Los Angeles; Las Vegas; ; Flagstaff, Arizona; Monument Valley, Arizona; Page; Horseshoe Bend; Kanab; Bryce Canyon

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
On arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Free time. 

You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area. 
07:00- Wake-up call. 
08.00 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
09:00 am- After breakfast we take a tour of the city, passing through the Financial District, Union Square and its trams, Nob Hill, Grace Cathedral, the famous Chinatown, the historical hippie district of Haight Ashbury. Then we enjoy a panoramic view from Twin Peaks hill and have the chance to take a picture of the Golden Gate from the Palace of Fine Arts. Afterwards, we go to Ghirardelly Square and the tour ends at Fisherman´s Wharf, which, along with Pier 39, complete the leisure offering next to the sea. 
01:00 pm- After the tour, free time to take a boat trip on the fabulous bay. 
06:30 pm- Transfer to Little Italy for those who wish to enjoy a delicious dinner and visits its bars and cafés, in the Night life district of the city. 
09:30 pm– Return to the hotel. 
10:00 h. – After breakfast, we go on an  outing to the Golden Gate, where we can take pictures and cross the bridge that closes off San Francisco Bay. Then we continue to Sausalito , with its stunning views, art galleries and Victorian houses along the seafront, filled with amazing restaurants. Time to wander around and have lunch.  
14:30 h.  – Return to the hotel. Free afternoon.
Distance: 263 miles (424 km) 
Scenery:  Some stretches along the coast. If we take the “coastal route”, we can admire wonderful views of the Pacific, as well as hills and farmlands. 
08:30 h.– San Francisco – Departure-. We take the coastal road to Pigeon Point where we will make a short stop. Impressive views of the ocean. Note: Sometimes visibility on the coat is difficult due to the mist, but in the event of mist being forecast, we will take the highway to the interior.  12:00 h. – Monterey  –Arrival-  Time to have lunch and visit the tourist sector overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Cannery Road, with its old canning factories, now converted into restaurants and leisure centres. Then we will continue to  Carmel  to see its main square and visits its elegant shops and art galleries. 
15:00 h.  - Carmel –Departure- . 
18:00 h. - Paso Robles –Arrival – a pleasant town to overnight . Free time.
Distance: 204 miles (330 km) 
Scenery: Attractive scenery with many stretches that overlook the Pacific. 
08:00 h.– Paso Robles –Departure- .  
09:10 h . -  Solvang  –Arrival- . A picturesque town inhabited by a Danish community that is like a piece of Denmark set in California. Time to explore and enjoy its pastries, surroundings  and shops. 10:10 h.  – Solvang –Departure-.  Visit to the beautiful Santa Bárbara Mission. 
11:10 h. – Santa Bárbara  –Arrival- . Free time for lunch and a stroll through its streets with their Mediterranean architecture. 
13:30 h.  – Santa Bárbara –Departure-.  Attractive scenery and views of the Pacific. 
19:00 h. –  Los Angeles  –Arrival- .  End of our services.  Please inform your guide of any extra nights, your time of departure to the airport and the airport transfer time, if you have this service included.-          
06:00- Wake-up call.
07.00 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included).
08:00 am- After breakfast we include a panoramic tour of this extensive city. Tour including music center, civic center and financial center, via LA Live & Staples Center. We continue along Wilshire Boulevard, heading west of the city, past the Korean Quarter and the Brea Ditch to reach Beverly Hills. Continue on Sunset Boulevard to reach Hollywood and find the Walk of Fame with its thousands of stars, the Dolby Theater, Chinese Theater and the Hollywood sign.
01:00 pm- End of the comprehensive visit to the Walk of Fame. Free time to wander round and have lunch.
15 :30 pm- Departure from Hollywood direct to Long Beach.

17:30 pm – Arrival to Long Beach Shoreline Villag e where the palm trees stand next to glazed skyscrapers. We make a 20-minute stop to see the Queen Mary Ocean Liner and take photos and then have dinner at one of the restaurants in Shoreline Village.
19:30 pm– Passengers will be taken back to the hotel. 
21:00 pm- Accommodation .
Day off. If you wish you can optionally go to the beaches of Venece and Santa Monica or get to know Universal Studios.
6:00 am Llamada despertadora. 7:00 am Desayuno. 8:00 am Luego del desayuno, salida hacia Las Vegas, parada técnica en camino. 1:00 pm Llegada aproximada a Las Vegas, tiempo de almuerzo y dejada de equipaje. 3:00 pm En la tarde incluimos un paseo por el Downtown y el famoso Strip , la avenida donde se levantan los hoteles, casinos y espectáculos que han convertido a esta ciudad en un auténtico parque temático para adultos. 7:00 pm Por la noche ofreceremos opcionalmente Noche de Luces en Las Vegas.
Free day.  
10:00 h.:  After breakfast, transfer to one of the most famous outlets in the city. 
14:30h.- Return to hotel. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the city and go to a show, if you wish (a concert or Cirque du Soleil..)  
7 :00 am   Punto de encuentro Cafetería Starbucks en el 1er nivel frente al concierge de la recepción principal del hotel y el area de los teléfonos. 7:30 am Salimos hacia Arizona . Nota: La salida hacia Arizona es posible realizarla más temprano a definir por el guía en destino. 10:00 am Pararemos en SELIGMAN , situado en la histórica RUTA 66 , antes de continuar al CAÑON DEL COLORADO . Una de las grandes maravillas naturales del mundo y símbolo del oeste americano. 2:00 pm Llegada , entrada incluida al parque . Con nuestro guía y en nuestro autobús, visitaremos el Bright Angel View Point, y luego el Mathers Point , impresionantes miradores a más de 2000 metros de altura sobre el río. Tiempo para almorzar. Opcionalmente los pasajeros podrán realizar una excursión en avioneta. 6:00 pm Al final de la tarde, traslado al hotel en Flagstaff.
6:00 am Llamada despertadora. 7:00 am Desayuno. 8:00 am Después del desayuno, ponemos rumbo a Monument Valley . 11:00 am Atravesando los paisajes desérticos de Arizona llegamos a este icono del lejano oeste, escenario de algunas de los más famosos “westerns”. Tiempo para almorzar 3:00 pm . Posteriormente llegaremos a Page y visitamos Horseshoe Bend , la famosa “herradura” del Río Colorado. 4:00 pm A continuación nos dirigimos a la represa de Glen Canyon en Page, tiempo para pasear y visitar la famosa presa del Glen Canyon. 5:00 pm Tras un tiempo para fotografiar, continuamos a Kanab, pueblo típico del oeste.  6:30 pm Llegada y tiempo para pasear y cenar en sus típicos restaurantes.  
6:00 am Llamada despertadora. 7:00 am Desayuno. 8:00 am Después del desayuno, ponemos rumbo a uno de los más espectaculares parques nacionales de Utah y posiblemente de los Estados unidos: Bryce Canyon . 9:30 am Llegada al parque, tiempo para disfrutar entre sus formas geológicas inigualables.   12:00 pm Ponemos rumbo a Nevada. Parada técnica en camino y tiempo para almorzar. 5:00 pm Llegada a las Vegas al final de la tarde.
End of our services.

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