Western Frontiers

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Las Vegas Arrival

Transfer independently from the airport to your hotel.

Day 2

Las Vegas – Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes**

Motorcoach tour commences. Passengers should meet in the lobby of the designated Hotel at 07:30 hours for an 08:00 hours departure.

Today starts with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renowned for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.

**Winter Routing: the Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will overnight in Fresno or Visalia and a visit to Mammoth Lakes will not be possible (winter routing applies to all departures between October and May under normal snow conditions).

Day 3

Mammoth Lakes** – Yosemite

Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a tasty breakfast as you survey a most stunning view of California from its desert floor to its lofty peaks. Next, your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendors including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in nearby Modesto.

Day 4

Yosemite – San Francisco

Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).

Day 5

San Francisco (Napa Valley optional)

Day at leisure! Your Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day: perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch them frolic. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and ”Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store. You also may choose to embark on a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).

Day 6

San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel – Central Coast

Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its magnificent homes and lovely beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Then tour charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon your tour continues through Paso Robles, home of fine wineries. Overnight in a quaint Central California Coast town.

Day 7

Central Coast – Santa Barbara – Malibu – Beverly Hills – Los Angeles

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you’ll stop in Santa Monica, home to the “Finish Line” of historic Route 66. Where you may enjoy an optional lunch on the pier or a beach bike ride. Your afternoon tour of “The City of Angels” continues with Beverly Hills and Hollywood before arriving at your hotel.

Day 8

Los Angeles – Mojave Desert – Las Vegas

Today you will return to glittering Las Vegas from Los Angeles, via the Mojave Desert, home of the world’s tallest thermometer. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Your tour ends upon arrival.

Prices, Dates, Hotels & Conditions

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DEPARTURES 2017 DEPARTURES 2018 DEPARTURES 2019 PRICE FROM
JAN 19 JAN 4, 18 JAN 17 1188
FEB 16 FEB 8 FEB 7 1188
MAR 16, 23 MAR 8, 22 MAR 7, 21 1188
APR 13, 27 APR 19 - 1188
MAY 18, 25 MAY 3, 10, 24, 31 - 1188
JUNE 15, 22, 29 JUNE 14, 21, 28 - 1257
JULY 13, 20, 27 JULY 12, 19, 26 - 1257
AUG 3, 17, 24, 31 AUG 9, 16, 23, 30 - 1257
SEP 7, 14, 21 SEP 6, 13, 27 - 1257
OCT 5, 12, 19, 26 OCT 4, 18 - 1257
NOV 9, 23 NOV 1, 15, 29 - 1188
DEC 14 DEC 13, 27 - 1188

YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT INCLUSIONS
- Guided walk to Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park
- Sightseeing tour of San Francisco including Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf
- Comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, and Hollywood and the famous stars in the sidewalk (Walk of Fame)
- “Shop ‘til you drop” at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1 Las Vegas Luxor Las Vegas
2 Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Mountain Inn or Picadilly Inn Shaw in Fresno (Winter)
3 Yosemite Area Ramada Modesto
4-5 San Francisco Hilton San Francisco Union Square
6 Central Coast Radisson Santa Maria
7 Los Angeles Custom Hotel LAX

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: Las Vegas, Luxor Las Vegas
POST: Las Vegas, Luxor Las Vegas

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
- Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
- Night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown
- Los Angeles beach lunch and/or bike ride at Santa Monica Pier
- “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route
- Gondola Ride to the summit of Mammoth for Breakfast

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