Upon arrival at San Francisco International airport, you will be met by your Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome to the United States of America dinner tonight with your Tour Director and fellow guests.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont San Francisco
Explore the Golden Gate City of San Francisco during Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE select from: (1) Alcatraz tour^ and city sights; or (2) Muir Woods and Sausalito tour; or (3) San Francisco Hop On Hop Off tour. Enjoy an evening at leisure. Perhaps visit the largest Chinatown outside Asia or the famous Ghirardelli Chocolate Company for a dessert treat.
SCENIC ENRICH: Enjoy a gourmet lunch on board the Napa Valley Wine Train. Travel inside a fully restored 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Car through the world renowned wineries. Enjoy an evening at leisure at one of the only luxury spa resorts in the USA with its own source of thermal mineral water.
Overnight Stay: The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Travel across California towards the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, aptly named as ‘snowy mountain range’ in its Spanish translation. Follow the mountains to your destination, the world renowned Yosemite National Park.
Two Night Stay: The Ahwahnee® Hotel or Tenaya Lodge
Today discover nature’s creations as you roam through Yosemite National Park. Enjoy your Included Yosemite Valley open air tram tour as a Park Ranger interprets the history, geology, plant and animal life in the region. Witness the stunning Bridalveil Falls, known to the Ahwahneechee Indians as ‘Pohono’ meaning ‘spirit of the puffing wind’ because the wind often blows the falls sideways giving it the appearance of a bride’s veil. Glacier Point offers superb views of Yosemite Valley and one of the most recognised features in the park, Half Dome. Whilst exploring the natural serenity of the park, keep look out for its active wildlife such as black bears, coyotes, mountain lions and marmots. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to be as active or relaxed as you wish.
Return to the California coast and wind along the picturesque 17 mile drive enroute to Monterey, home of Cannery Row. Canning factories once lined this waterfront street, made famous in John Steinbeck’s novel.
Overnight Stay: Monterey Marriott
This morning visit the quaint sea side village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Meander through the street lined cafes and boutiques to the ivory sand beach at the end of the main street. SCENIC ENRICH: Continue along California’s picturesque coast to Hearst Castle for a tour of the grand rooms admiring the intricacy of the elaborate furnishings. Motivated to no longer camp on their ranch, William Randolph Hearst built an estate of 165 rooms and 127 acres of gardens, terraces, pools and walkways. Continue to Santa Barbara.
Overnight Stay: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara or similar
Enjoy an Included sightseeing tour of Los Angeles highlights including the famous ‘Hollywood’ sign, fashionable Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and spot your favourite star on the ‘Walk of Fame’. Santa Monica is both a seaside town and bustling city. Enjoy Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE dining this evening, choose from a selection of local restaurants.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities today select from: (1) City Tour & Mansions of the Stars; or (2) Universal Studios day tour; or (3) Farmer’s Market tour. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Perhaps visit Santa Monica Pier or the nearby Venice Beach.
Travel today to the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’. Its bright lights can be seen on any approach through the desert to this oasis of fun. Revel in its famed nightlife, glitz and glamour. Wander down the ‘Strip’ and be mesmerised by the famous ‘Fountains of Bellagio’.
Three Night Special Stay: Bellagio
Head west to Arizona on an Included SCENIC ENRICH
flightseeing adventure to the Grand Canyon. Fly to the western rim of the Grand Canyon located within the Hualapai Nation. Explore at your own pace visiting a Native American cultural village which houses exhibits showing the various ancient dwellings of local tribes and the stunning vantage point of Eagle Point including the Skywalk Bridge. Enjoy Included lunch at Guano Point which by virtue of its location, is able to offer a nearly 360 degree canyon view.
Please ensure that you have your passport with you today as this is required for identification when boarding your Grand Canyon flight.
Enjoy a day in this dazzling city at leisure. Perhaps try your luck in one of ‘Sin City’s’ many casinos or visit Madame Tussaud’s Wax museum or indulge in a relaxing massage at Spa Bellagio. Tonight enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers followed by Included SCENIC ENRICH: Cirque du Soleil ‘O’. Located at the Bellagio, ‘O’ is an aquatic masterpiece of surrealism and theatrical romance. World-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on, and above water to create a breathtaking experience.
Variations in elevation and formations create many diverse environments of Zion National Park and attract a variety of animal and birdlife. Enjoy an Included guided walking tour of the National Park before continuing onto Bryce Canyon. Sing along to the western music at this evening’s Included dinner show.
Overnight Stay: Grand Hotel
This morning explore Bryce Canyon on an Included guided tour learning how ‘frost wedging’ and chemical weathering have created incredible rock formations such as fins and unique spires known as “hoodoos”. View the dramatic difference in colour and formation due to the various phases of erosion and geological change. SCENIC ENRICH: Included romantic evening cruise on Lake Powell, experience the geological wonder of this area.
Overnight Stay: Lake Powell Resort
IncludedSCENIC ENRICH: A Jeep tour of Monument Valley is the best way to truly experience this fascinating and rugged environment. Learn of the native Navajo Nation as you witness the overwhelming grandeur of the natural sandstone pinnacles towering 400-1000 feet. SCENIC ENRICH: Discover the beauty and vastness of the Grand Canyon during a south rim tour.
Two Night Stay: Yavapai Lodge East or similar
Witness the breathtaking beauty of one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World as you tour the Grand Canyon. Carved by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon stretches 446km long and 29 km wide exposing millions of years of geological history. Its enormity is spellbinding. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to further explore this phenomenal natural creation. SCENIC ENRICH: Enjoy an unforgettable dinner on the rim of the Grand Canyon.
Cross the desert today to the oasis of Las Vegas. Check in for your final evening at the stunning Bellagio.
Overnight Special Stay: Bellagio
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring* to Las Vegas Airport for your homebound flight.
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.
^ Alcatraz Cruise portion of Scenic FreeChoice option is included in the cost of the tour at a value of $28.00 per person.