America's Western Highlights Festive

Classic Touring

16 Days from £4,499

Dec 2020 - Dec 2020 Departures

​Experience incredible natural and man-made wonders on this epic tour. Starting in Los Angeles, you'll see highlights including the TCL Chinese Theatre and have the chance to visit Warner Bros Studios. Enjoy a stay in San Diego, a city perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, then take a journey through the Arizona Desert. A visit to the Grand Canyon is an amazing trip of a lifetime, and an optional flight over comes highly recommended. You'll travel along a section of Route 66 to the neon-lit wonderland of Las Vegas before heading back to California through the Mojave Desert. The highlights keep on coming as you explore Yosemite National Park, then cross San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge for a three-night stay in this cosmopolitan city.  

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Your holiday at a glance

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 14 nights in hotels of a great standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 16 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Specialist Local Guides
  • Welcome & farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included excursions

  • ​Tours of Los Angeles & San Diego
  • Santa Monica
  • Visit the iconic Grand Canyon
  • Explore Yosemite National Park
  • Sausalito
  • San Francisco tour

Optional excursions

  • ​Warner Bros Studios tour
  • San Diego Bay cruise
  • Western-style dinner in Prescott
  • Flight over the Grand Canyon
  • Dinner and Cirque du Soleil Show in Las Vegas
  • 'Night-time in Las Vegas'
  • Helicopter flight over San Francisco
  • 'Escape from the Rock' cruise

Your itinerary

​Fly to Los Angeles today, where you'll stay for two nights. Join your travelling companions for an included drink this evening.

​We'll get to know Los Angeles today on an included morning sightseeing tour of this sprawling city. Highlights include Hollywood, where we'll see the TCL Chinese Theatre, whose courtyard features the hand and footprints of more than 200 stars of stage and screen. This afternoon we offer an optional excursion to Warner Bros Studios. On a behind-the-scenes tour you'll discover the secrets of Hollywood past and present and see how hit TV shows are made.

​This morning we'll visit the chic coastal resort of Santa Monica, where you can take a stroll along the 100-year-old pier, a landmark which is lined with attractions including its famous Ferris wheel. We then continue to San Diego. After free time for lunch here, we include a tour of this delightful Spanish-influenced city.

Explore San Diego your own way today, or perhaps choose to join an optional cruise around San Diego Bay. As you sail on the calm waters, sit back and take in the views as you pass by Seaport Village, the seaside community of Point Loma and many other scenic attractions.

​We're heading to Prescott today on a drive which takes us through a spectacular desert landscape. We'll cross the border into the state of Arizona and an area known as the 'Valley of the Sun', thanks to its many days of sunshine and absence of rainfall for much of the year.
On arrival in the town of Prescott, why not join our optional dinner, which is a traditional western experience not to be missed.

It's Christmas Eve, and today is the day you'll visit one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, the Grand Canyon, which is sure to be a highlight of your holiday. This 14-mile-wide gorge is a spectacular sight however viewed, but nothing quite compares to taking in its magnificence from the air. You can do that today if you choose to take an optional flight - a truly unforgettable experience.​

​Christmas day begins with a drive on part of the legendary Route 66, as we journey westwards to Las Vegas. On the way we're going to pass the mighty Hoover Dam, a feat of 20th century construction which towers above the Colorado River. Built in 1935, this is still one of the country's largest power plants and is a spectacular sight.
On arrival in Las Vegas, we'll enjoy Christmas lunch together. 

​Today is free for you to explore Las Vegas at leisure. Take a stroll up and down the Strip and dip into the hotels that line it – from the dancing fountains outside the Bellagio to the gondolas that traverse the 'Grand Canal' at the Venetian, there is so much to see and do.​ Be sure to step inside as many as you can - you'll discover everything from shopping malls and casinos to rollercoaster rides and even an aquarium.
This evening why not join an optional excursion which gives you the chance to enjoy one of the famous Cirque du Soleil shows, with dinner included.

​Enjoy another day at leisure in Las Vegas.  If you want to see this dazzling neon-lit wonderland in all its glory you can join an optional tour tonight.

We're going to drive back into California today, where we'll stay overnight in Selma. Our journey will take us through the Mojave Desert, an arid landscape that is dotted with Joshua trees. These spiky evergreens grow nowhere else in the world, and are striking to see.

​Yosemite National Park is best known for its abundance of waterfalls but during your full day here you'll see so much spectacular scenery, from deep valleys and dramatic mountain peaks to ancient sequoias and towering granite monoliths. We'll stay overnight in Mariposa before heading to San Francisco for a three-night stay.

​En route to San Francisco, we'll stop at the pretty, waterfront community of Sausalito. With a great selection of restaurants, you'll be spoilt for choice if you want a spot of lunch.
We'll then cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for an afternoon sightseeing tour of beautiful 'city by the bay' San Francisco.​

​We've left today free so you can explore at leisure. You could take a stroll to Chinatown, where Grant Avenue is the city's oldest street, or maybe take a ride in one of the famous cable cars.
We also offer a full range of optional excursions if you'd like to see more. You can take a thrilling helicopter ride over and under the Golden Gate Bridge, or join an 'Escape from the Rock' cruise, which takes us past the former island prison Alcatraz.
This evening we'll enjoy dinner together at Fisherman's Wharf and celebrate the New Year in style.

​You're free to spend New Year's Day doing just as you please. Perhaps head back to Fisherman's Wharf with your travelling companions to see the sea lions at Pier 39. You could also try a bowl of the city's famous clam chowder, which is served steaming hot in a sourdough bread bowl.

​We'll transfer you to the airport in San Francisco on day 15 for your return flight back to the UK, arriving on day 16.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

San Francisco Helicopter flight

San Francisco Helicopter flight

from £163

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Board a Bell Jet helicopter for an exciting adventure above San Francisco. Take in the renowned hills of San Francisco and its striking cityscape, see famous landmarks such as Alcatraz Island and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the spectacular bridges spanning the Bay. You will even soar underneath the famous Golden Gate Bridge itself – a once-in-a-lifetime experience! (Weather permitting). The flight will be made memorable and informative with a spontaneous narration from your professionally trained pilot. Return transportation included.

20 minute flight - Minimal walking - Once in a life time!

Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Warner Brothers Studio Tour

from £55

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood brings you closer to the entertainment you love. You'll never see Hollywood the same way again as you explore the working sets and actual sound stages where the biggest names in entertainment made history. From The Big Bang Theory to Batman and beyond, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood takes you behind-the-camera for a revealing look at the magic of Hollywood.
Your knowledgeable tour guide will take you through backlot streets and sound stages. You'll also get to check out Stage 48: Script to Screen, a new interactive sound stage where you can learn about the production process of a film or TV show, sit on the couch at Central Perk on the actual set of Friends, become Hobbit-sized at our forced perspective special effect table, soar above Hogwarts on a broomstick and much more. Make sure to visit The Archive, with two floors of memorabilia, including costumes and props from the Harry Potter films, and explore the Picture Car Vault, currently featuring all the Batmobiles from the celebrated film series.   Half day - moderate walking - an unmissable experience.

USA - Las Vegas - The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil

USA - Las Vegas - The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil

from £125

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Enjoy dinner and a show Las Vegas style! Eat at one of the city's restaurants before we sit down to the show of a lifetime. Set to an iconic soundtrack that now features Twist & Shout, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil has been reinvigorated with vibrant new acts, costumes,
choreography and astounding projection technologies. With 360º seating, LOVE tells a unique story from every angle, while a three-time Grammy winning
soundtrack sets the backdrop for thrilling aerial acrobatics, colourful new imagery and re imagined choreography.  
Evening event - minimal walking - an unforgettable experience.

Vibrant Las Vegas by Night

Vibrant Las Vegas by Night

from £20

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Prepare to be absolutely dazzled by the city whose lights beat them all! Get into the mood of this unashamedly brash neon city as we “Cruise” the world-famous ‘Strip’ and downtown area. Soak up the razzle-dazzle from your comfortable air-conditioned coach as we show you the lights and stop for some fascinating sights along the way, all with fascinating facts about this glamorous modern oasis in the desert.

Evening Tour - Minimal Walking - Must See!

San Francisco - Escape from the Rock cruise

San Francisco - Escape from the Rock cruise

from £30

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On this 90 minute cruise you will hear chilling tales of exciting escape attempts and unscripted accounts of life on the rock.
After you sail under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll circle Alcatraz Island and see every angle of this mysterious island. With thrilling sound effects and stories about famous inmates like Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and Clyde Johnson’s famous escape attempt, you’ll have a clear picture of what life was like in this maximum-security prison when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system.

90 minute cruise – Minimal walking – A real experience

Western style dinner in Prescott

Western style dinner in Prescott

from £45

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Enjoy a hearty western style dinner and evening at The Palace, the oldest frontier saloon in Arizona and the most well-known, historic restaurant - saloon in the state. It once boasted patrons such as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday and the feel of the old West still lingers in the air, captured in the warm wooden floors, old plaster walls, tin ceiling and the original quarter sawn oak and cherry bar. Originally built in 1877, an all American style restaurant, the Palace also features a mini-museum with old photographs, posters of Hollywood films shot at The Palace and antique gambling and mining display.

Cruise San Diego Bay

Cruise San Diego Bay

from £28

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San Diego sits on one of the world’s great natural harbours. Once on board your comfortable cruise boat just sit back and relax whilst admiring the fabulous cityscape and fascinating bustle of harbour life. During the one-hour cruise around the North or South Bay professional crew members bring to life the city’s rich history and military connections, whilst pointing out local landmarks and regaling you with interesting facts. You will also get to visit Seaport Village for an opportunity to browse the independent boutiques, stroll the harbour-side or get a bite to eat in one of the many food outlets. This tour offers tremendous value for money as you will also get a chance to explore the historic old town district as well.

Minimal/Moderate walking - Scenic - Areas of interest!

Canyon Spirit - flight over the Grand Canyon

Canyon Spirit - flight over the Grand Canyon

from £226

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The Canyon Spirit is a Grand Canyon helicopter tour that departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon taking you over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world's largest ponderosa pine forest. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon, the South Rim gently drops away as the North Rim and eastern end of the canyon come into view - one of the most spectacular views in the entire canyon.

In the distance, it is possible to see the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower designed by the Hopi Indians. Your journey continues as you follow the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River.

View Marble Canyon and Point Imperial as you fly through the canyon and climb above the North Rim. Experience fabulous bird's-eye views once on the North Rim, and then head south through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon.

As you cross over the Colorado River, you'll fly over the South Rim and the Kaibab National Forest landing back at the Grand Canyon Airport. This Grand Canyon South Rim tour will provide you with memories of a lifetime.

Please note: The maximum weight limit per person is 136.4 kilos / 21.43 stone. Anyone over this will be required to purchase an additional seat. Please advise your tour manager of your weight as they will need to pass this to Maverick, who have advised that guests with inaccurately stated body weights may be cancelled with no refund.

Your tour manager will need to gather everyone's weight at least 10 days ahead of the flight and advise Maverick. The combined weight of the guests must not exceed the limit for the helicopter or the flight cannot be confirmed.

Where possible please advise your weight at the time of booking the excursion.

This excursion has limited availability so booking in advance is recommended.

Duration: 45 – 50 minutes Minimal walking Spectacular views.

Accommodation

This hotel has a lot to offer to its guests, relaxed rooms feature en-suite facilities, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Additional facilities include microwaves, minifridges and coffee-making facilities. Amongst other hotel facilities guests can find a restaurant, a gym and an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a sundeck with loungers.
Situated in the centre of San Diego and within reach of popular attractions. Hotel facilities include outdoor heated pool, fitness centre, Polanco Kitchen & bar, gift shop and complimentary Wi-Fi. Bedrooms have private facilities.
Modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. There is also a tea/coffee-making facilities, a microwave and a minifridge located in each room. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a fitness centre.
Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is situated at the heart of the Las Vegas strip.

With a range of different restaurants to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice at this hotel. From a Steak house, to a Bar and Grill, and even an Oyster Bar. The hotel also has a Starbucks.

Why not enjoy a drink at the hotel bar if you want to unwind after exploring all day, the hotel bars have a choice of beers and cocktails for you to choose from. Or enjoy a poolside cocktail while you enjoy the warmer climates by the outdoor swimming pool if you choose to opt for some relaxation during your time here.

All hotel rooms are furnished with a mini-bar and a TV.

Other hotel facilities include: • Shops • Salon, located at the spa • Ben & Jerrys ice-cream parlour • Casino • Fitness centre with gym • Hotel bars
The Swan Court Holiday Inn Hotel is situated in Selma.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a lounge. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.
Situated close to Yosemite and Sierra's and in a fantastic small town location. Hotels facilities and amenities include a outdoor swimming pool, spa, airport shuttle, Wi-fi and private room facilities.
Hotel Zephyr is positioned in San Francisco's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district; Fisherman's Wharf. Staying at the Hotel Zephyr makes it easy for you to explore the very best attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area. The hotel is one city block in size and is set between Beach Street and Jefferson Street on East-West Streets and between Mason and Powell Streets North-South. Guests can walk across the street to explore the world-famous Pier 39 to see the historic Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge in one seamless panoramic view. Or walk two blocks to catch a quick cable car ride to Union Square, North Beach, or Chinatown.

Hilton Garden Inn Burbank Downtown

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London (Heathrow)

Saturday 19 December 2020

£4,499

Available

Outbound
Virgin Atlantic

Saturday 19 December 2020

Departs

09:20 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:30 Los Angeles (Intl)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

Inbound
Virgin Atlantic - VS

Saturday 02 January 2021

Departs

17:25 San Francisco (Intl)

Arrives

12:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

London (Heathrow)

Saturday 19 December 2020

£4,548

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Saturday 19 December 2020

Departs

12:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:10 Los Angeles (Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Saturday 02 January 2021

Departs

20:35 San Francisco (Intl)

Arrives

08:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Saturday 19 December 2020

£4,499

Available

Outbound
Virgin Atlantic

Saturday 19 December 2020

Departs

09:20 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

12:30 Los Angeles (Intl)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

British Airways

Saturday 19 December 2020

Departs

12:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:10 Los Angeles (Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

British Airways

Saturday 19 December 2020

Departs

12:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

16:10 Los Angeles (Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
Virgin Atlantic - VS

Saturday 02 January 2021

Departs

17:25 San Francisco (Intl)

Arrives

12:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Virgin Atlantic

British Airways - BA

Saturday 02 January 2021

Departs

20:35 San Francisco (Intl)

Arrives

08:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

British Airways - BA

Saturday 02 January 2021

Departs

20:35 San Francisco (Intl)

Arrives

14:55 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Gatwick)

Saturday 19 December 2020

£4,499

Available

Outbound
Norwegian Air Uk

Saturday 19 December 2020

Departs

12:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

16:10 Los Angeles (Intl)

Operated by

Norwegian Air Uk

Inbound
Norwegian Air Uk - DI

Saturday 02 January 2021

Departs

17:45 San Francisco (Intl)

Arrives

12:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Norwegian Air Uk

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