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Escorted Tour Pace 2

Canyons, Trains and Coastal Charms

USA

from £2,499.00 14 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £98.00 if not required
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  • VIP Travel Service VIP door to door
Explore the highlights of south-western America

On this action-packed tour you’ll explore the highlights of the southwest USA – from dazzling Las Vegas to the Arizona desert, Long Beach to the Golden Gate Bridge. Reach exceptional destinations by exceptional means – take a train into the heart of the Grand Canyon, a jeep ride in Red Rock Country, and literally climb the walls – in a rotating aerial tram – of Chino Canyon in Palm Springs.

Including...

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • All breakfasts and nine dinners including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Excursions as described
  • The services of a Saga tour manager
  • Porterage at all hotels
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June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014


Day 1 UK-Las Vegas

Las Vegas

After taking Saga’s included UK VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, depart in the afternoon for your flight to Las Vegas where you stay two nights at The Paris Hotel (4Q).


Day 2 Las Vegas

Las Vegas

After breakfast, you have a whole day at leisure to explore the dazzling Strip and attend one of the free shows there, head to the Showcase Mall or try your luck at the casinos.


Day 3 Las Vegas-Williams

Williams

Leave the bright lights of Las Vegas behind and travel to Arizona. Stay two nights at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (3Q).


Day 4 Williams-Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Train

Board a stunning vintage train on the Grand Canyon Railway which made its first journey to the massive gorge in 1901, and watch the scenery change as you travel to the South Rim in the heart of the Grand Canyon National Park.

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Day 5 Williams-Sedona-Scottsdale

Sedona

After breakfast, drive through the stunning Red Rock Country surrounding Sedona, where you’ll pass the distinctive monoliths, the result of millions of years of tectonic movement, weathering and erosion.In Sedona, a jeep will be waiting to take you on an exhilarating drive through Dry Creek Basin. Later, visit Montezuma Castle to see prehistoric cliff dwellings created by the Sinagua people over a thousand years ago. Then travel on to Scottsdale where you stay two nights at the Hilton Garden Inn Old Town Scottsdale (3Q).


Day 6 Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Join an included tour of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, studio and architectural campus, which he started building in 1937. You can then spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Scottsdale.

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Day 7 Scottsdale-Palm Springs

Palm Springs

You’ll see some fascinating desert scenery on your journey to Palm Springs this morning. What was originally the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, is now a sophisticated city with a bustling downtown area full of stylish shops, bars and restaurants. Yet this desert oasis still retains some of its village atmosphere and the Cahuillas remain actively involved. Stay two nights at the Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs (3Q).


Day 8 Palm Springs

Palm Springs

This morning enjoy an included guided tour of Palm Springs. Then board the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for a breathtaking ride up the sheer cliff of Chino Canyon to arrive at Mountain Station, 8516 feet up.

Enjoy the rest of the day at Leisure.

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Day 9 Palm Springs-Long Beach

Long Beach

Head west to Long Beach, Los Angeles, where you’ll have the afternoon free to explore. Perhaps take an optional whale-watching trip. Stroll along 2nd Street with its many quaint shops, or visit the shopping centre of Shoreline Village. You spend the next two nights at the Hotel Maya (4Q).


Day 10 Long Beach

Catalina Island

Spend today exploring at your leisure.



Optional excursions

See the exotic marine life of Lover's Cove Marine Preserve, with a trip on a glass-bottomed boat

Hop aboard the Catalina Express, a sleek, fast moving modern vessel which will take you across to the charming island of Catalina on a one-hour crossing.

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Day 11 Long Beach-San Luis Obispo

Long Beach

This morning, board the Coast Starlight train for a spectacular rail journey along the Southern California coast – the double-decker carriages have panoramic windows to make the most of the striking views. You’ll arrive in San Luis Obispo in the afternoon and travel to the Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach (4Q) for an overnight stay.


Day 12 San Luis Obispo-Monterey-San Francisco

Fishermans Whalf

This morning, board the Coast Starlight train for a spectacular rail journey along the Southern California coast – the double-decker carriages have panoramic windows to make the most of the striking views. You’ll arrive in San Luis Obispo in the afternoon and travel to the Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach (4Q) for an overnight stay.


Day 13 San Francisco

Golden gate bridge

An included guided tour of the city this morning visits Fisherman’s Wharf, Nob Hill, Union Square and China Town. In the afternoon you might like to take a cable car ride or a catamaran trip around Alcatraz island, or you could join an optional excursion to the California Academy of Science.

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Optional excursions

The oldest of its kind in the west, the Academy features an array of exciting exhibits.

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Day 14 San Francisco-UK

Fly home

Travel to the airport for your return overnight flight home, arriving the following day.


Day 15 UK

Arrive and take your included UK VIP door-to-door travel service home.