West Coast of America
San Francisco, Hollywood, Las Vegas & The Grand Canyon
9 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
This 9 day tour features the biggest sights on the West Coast of America. You’ll start in San Francisco, ride a scenic train down the Pacific Coast, visit Hollywood, then the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. It’s the Best of West Coast in only 9 days. This is an overview for each of these four destinations, we are happy to provide more in depth sightseeing and customize something special for those groups who want more.
|Two Nights San Francisco
Scenic Highway 1 – Above the California Coast
Three Nights Hollywood
|One Night Las Vegas
Two Nights Flagstaff, AZ
This tour package assumes you are arriving San Francisco on your own motorcoach, with your own tour escort. For fly in groups we are happy to arrange airline tickets, airport transfers, all ground transportation and professional tour escorts. This package may be customized to your groups interest.
YankeeTrailsGroups by US Tours Flexible Pricing:
- Customizable Comps
- Net Rates
- Luxury or First Class Hotels & Meals
- Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tour Managers are available
Whatever you want, YankeeTrailsGroups by US Tours will be happy to structure tour prices to match your needs. Just let us know!
Day 1 – Arrival San Francisco
Today, travel to San Francisco, in northern California, it is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. You check into a Fisherman’s Wharf hotel for two nights and enjoy a free evening to explore the attractions and restaurants of the Wharf.
Day 2 – San Francisco Sightseeing
After breakfast, you begin a full day of touring in this iconic City known for its year-round fog, the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. You’ll cross the Golden Gate Bridge, see the Twin Peaks and The Presidio, the Transamerica Pyramid in the Financial District (the City’s most distinctive skyscraper) and you will ride on a cable car.
In the bay sits Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious former prison. This afternoon, you take the Harbor Cruise past Alcatraz, sailing along San Francisco’s waterfront, under the Golden Gate Bridge, along the Marin Headlands, and back to Fisherman’s Wharf. Note it is possible to substitute a cruise that docks at Alcatraz for a tour of the Island Prison – but a lot of walking is required for this tour. Dinner tonight is included at a popular restaurant on Pier 39. (B,D)
Day 3 – Scenic Highway 1 – Travel to Hollywood
This morning you depart San Francisco bound south for Hollywood. It is a long day filled with spectacular scenery that includes The Pacific Coast Highway—this twisting, cliff-hugging storied ribbon of road stretches along the California coast from Carmel to Morro Bay. It has been designated an All-American Road and is much the same route as the Spanish Mission road “El Camino Real.”
On arrival in Los Angeles, you check into a Hollywood Hotel for a three night stay.
Note, many groups may want to add a day traveling down the coast, this will likely be a 12-hour drive and does not offer much time off the bus. With another day you can spend time in Carmel, visit Hearst Castle, tour the Dutch community of Solvang and enjoy a better experience. (B)
Day 4 – Hollywood Sightseeing
Today you will enjoy a full day of Hollywood and Beverly Hills touring. Starting with a morning tour of the famous sights you will see the Beaches, the Hollywood Sign, Mulholland Drive, Rodeo Drive, Bel Air, Sunset Strip and more.
This afternoon’s features Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the most famous movie theatre in the world. Known for its unique Forecourt of the Stars, featuring concrete hand and footprints of major movie stars from past to present. You will also have time to visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tonight, enjoy a nice dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 5 – Disney World or Universal Studios
Today you can schedule either Universal Studios or Walt Disney World for your group. It’s a full day of theme park fun whichever you select. Should you want to customize further lets us know we are happy to accommodate. (B)
Day 6 – Travel to Las Vegas – One Night
This morning you leave the freeways of Los Angeles behind and travel across the Mojave Desert and to to Las Vegas, NV here you will be staying at a Casino Hotel for the night. Early afternoon arrival provides you with free time to explore and gamble. This evening you will enjoy the Las Vegas City Lights tour. You will see the Gondolas of Venice, the dancing fountains of the Bellagio, the erupting volcanoes at the Mirage & the Eiffel Tower!
Plus, you will check out the neon of downtown Las Vegas at the Fremont Street Experience and enjoy a nice dinner. (B,D)
Day 7 – Travel to Flagstaff – Two Nights
This travel day has driving to Flagstaff, AZ for a two night stay. Along the way your group will visit Bearizona Wildlife Park. An Open Air Bus will drive you through a portion of the park . You will see North American wildlife including the majestic bison and big horn sheep, stealthy wolves and amusing black bears. You will also find a walk-through area which is home to baby and smaller animals, plus a Birds of Prey Show, and a chance to chat with one of the Keepers about the animals.
Dinner is on own this evening. (B)
Day 8 – Grand Canyon Tour
You have a full day of sightseeing at the Grand Canyon. On arrival you see the Imax Movie “Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time.” This is the perfect way to understand the size and scope of what you are about to see – before you see it.
Then you meet with a guide and begin exploration that includes: Mather Point the most popular lookout, then Yavapai Point a great photo opportunity and fossil exhibit and then the Rim Trail. Time and the physical ability of your group will influence other activities. Dinner tonight is in Grand Canyon Village before returning to Flagstaff. (B,D)
Day 9 – Depart for Home
After breakfast, depart for Home. (B)