Wonders of the West

Duration

8 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Las Vegas

Available

April 2022 / March 2023

Cities to visit: Las Vegas; ; Bakersfield, California; Fresno, California; Yosemite Park; San Francisco

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
Welcome. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit in the afternoon. 
03:00 pm- Meeting point Starbucks Cafeteria on the 1st level in front of the concierge of the main reception of the hotel and the telephone area. V isit to Downtown and the famous Strip , the avenue with the hotels, casinos and shows that have converted this city into a genuine theme park for adults. 
At Night, an optional tour is arranged to see Las Vegas by Night.
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..)  
Distance: 366 miles (590 km). 
Scenery: Extremely beautiful and awesome desert landscapes in Death Valley. Spectacular colours and mountain landscapes crossing the central system. 
Note: Death valley is one of the hottest places in the world (in summer) so we recommend taking a bottle of water and wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. 
07:00- Wake-up call.  
07:30 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
08:30 am- After breakfast we set out early on a different stage, to cross Death Valley, the largest national park in the USA that has breathtaking scenery, filled with contrasts. We make a stop at the picturesque Zabriskie Point , one of the oldest salt lakes, and pay a visit the lowest point of the USA: Badwater at a height of 85 metres below sea level. 
01:30 pm- Stop for lunch at Furnace Creek Ranch, to enjoy typical “Far west”meal. 
02:30 pm- Then we cross the central mountain range and come to BAKERSFIELD. 
07:00 pm- Arrival at Bakersfield and accommodation.
Distance: 201 miles (323 km) 
Scenery: Breath-taking mountain landscapes and woods with giant trees. 
Note: It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes for walking in the National Parks. 


07:00- Wake-up call.  
07:30 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
08:30 am- After breakfast, we set out on a journey that is a complete contrast to that of the previous day, leaving the desert behind us and entering one of the most impressive forests in the USA that is home to a unique inhabitant: the giant Sequioa. We will visit Kings Canyon National Park and see the General Grant, a tree aged 1700 years, and then have a picnic lunch in Sequoia National Park. Passengers will have the chance to take a picture of the General Sherman, the largest tree in the world in terms of volume and take a walk amidst these giants of nature. 
12:30 pm- Time for lunch and then we continue to Fresno. 
05:00 pm- Arrival at Fresno and free time. 
Distance: 285 miles (460 km) 
Scenery: Spectacular landscapes, crossing Yosemite National Park; mountains, woods and canyons. Note: We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for walking through the park.  

6:00 am- Wake-up call. 
07:00 am- Breakfast at the hotel (included). 
08:00 am- After breakfast, we set out for Sierra Nevada. 
10:00 am- We arrive at another major national park: Yosemite . Its high precipices, waterfalls and vegetation make this famous valley one of the most attractive mountain landscapes in the world. We will see its great icons: the Captain, the Half Dome and the waterfa lls forming what is known as the Cathedral of Nature, visible from the tunnel vantage point. 
12:15 pm- Free time for lunch in the park. 
01:30 pm- Departure from Yosemite with a technical stop at Merced for coffee and to use the restrooms. 
05:30 pm- In the afternoon we continue our journey to SAN FRANCISCO . Arrival in the late afternoon.   Optional Night tour of  Pier 39 and Treasure Island for dinner followed by a visit to Treasure Island to take a photo of San Francisco by Night with Oakland Bay Bridge in the background.  
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.
After breakfast, end of our services.

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