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Golden West Contrasts with Disneyland Resort Extension 2014

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Downtown Los Angeles, USARodeo Drive in Beverley Hills, USASanta Monica Pier in California, USAMojave Desert in California, USAFabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Downtown Los Angeles, USA
Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills, USA
Santa Monica Pier in California, USA
Mojave Desert in California, USA
Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Rating: Read Reviews
  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
    At Leisure 2014
  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: Immerse yourself in the excitement, energy and lush scenery of the Golden West on this vibrant and diverse guided trip. Relax in seaside Santa Monica and relish in the glamour of Hollywood before heading through the desert to Calico Ghost Town, a former silver mine. Live it up in sensational Las Vegas, sip fine wines at an exclusive tour and tasting at a Californian winery and be enticed by San Diego's lively street life and some of the best weather in the country.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Welcome to the City of Angels! After checking in at your hotel, spend the afternoon exploring this great city on your own before gathering this evening at 6 p.m. at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Millennium Biltmore (F)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    As the sun rises on Los Angeles, head to the hills for a view of the famed Hollywood sign. Then take a stroll along the Walk of Fame and see Grauman's Chinese Theater, opened in 1927 and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Speaking of the Academy Awards, enjoy a private tour of the Dolby Theater, current home of the Oscars. This afternoon, follow the sleek, stylish Angelenos to beachside Santa Monica with its pedestrian-friendly Third Street Promenade and its iconic pier, which stretches out over the sun-kissed Pacific. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner tonight in one of Beverly Hills' renowned restaurants.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

  • Day 3


    Los Angeles is the city of dreams. Pursue yours today, whether it's a trip to Venice Beach, shopping at Rodeo Drive boutiques or a visit to the renowned Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If you like, take an optional excursion to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park and enjoy the Studio Tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making. This evening is on your own to enjoy a night on the town—take in a show or linger over a gourmet dinner. Whatever you wish, your Travel Director can help you plan your time.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 4


    Travel east into the deserts of California until you reach the ghost town of Calico. Founded in 1881 on the heels of the largest silver strike in the state, the town was abandoned just 20 years later. Today, walk among some of the original mine buildings, stroll a reconstructed Main Street and imagine the rough-and-ready life of a prospector. Then make your way through the stark Mojave National Preserve before arriving at a barrage of lights breaking the wilderness: flashy Las Vegas. Celebrate your trip through the desert with a Highlight Dinner at a local Las Vegas restaurant. Tonight, try your luck at the tables, take in a show or just get out and enjoy all the sights and lights on the Strip.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Hotel: Paris Las Vegas (SF)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    The day is yours and the choices are endless: Hit the casinos; do some shopping; or maybe enjoy lunch at one of the elegant restaurants that have put Vegas on the culinary map. If you're feeling adventurous, take an optional tour to marvel at the engineering feat that is the Hoover Dam, or soar over the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon or walk on the breathtaking glass Sky Walk overlooking the West Rim. Exhausted by the possibilities? Why not lounge by the hotel pool or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage?

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 6


    Say good-bye to Sin City and head back to California, travelling through the lovely town of Temecula, situated among rolling hills dotted with vineyards. Enjoy a visit to a local winery in Temecula Valley for a guided tour and private wine tasting, a Local Speciality. Continue to laid-back San Diego, site of the first Spanish mission in California.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (MD)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 7


    From the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a combination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some leisure time to do some shopping, take an optional tour to the San Diego Zoo, cruise on the picturesque harbour or visit the USS Midway. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner cruise.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 8


    On arrival in Anaheim, say good-bye to your Travel Director and newfound friends. Take some time this afternoon to explore Anaheim and Orange County's many attractions on your own.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort (F)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    The Magic Kingdom awaits. Keep in mind Walt Disney's words of wisdom: "If you can dream it, you can do it." Make the most of your full day at Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure™ Park — places where dreams really do come true.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 10


    Bid farewell to Southern California as you board your complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality Sample the local wines in Temecula.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Santa MonicaVisit the shops, restaurants and cafes on Third Street Promenade; see the world famous Santa Monica Pier.
  • HollywoodSee Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign; take a private guided tour of the Dolby Theater, home of the Academy Awards.
  • CalicoVisit Calico Ghost Town, site of a former silver mine.
  • Las VegasSpend two nights in the entertainment capital of the world.
  • TemeculaSavour a private wine tasting after a guided winery tour.
  • San DiegoSee Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Balboa Park and the Gaslamp Quarter.
  • San Juan CapistranoTake a guided tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano.


  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 4 evening meals:
    • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Los Angeles
    • Highlight Dinner with wine in Beverly Hills
    • Highlight Dinner in Las Vegas
    • Farewell Dinner cruise with wine in San Diego

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided trip
  • 9 nights First Class accommodation

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