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California | San Diego

California’s second largest city, San Diego boasts 70 miles of Pacific Ocean beaches and a gentle Mediterranean climate which is perfect for a relaxing vacation. Close to the Mexican border, there is a distinct Mexican influence in many aspects of its lifestyle, cuisine and architecture.

The combination of cultural neighbourhoods creates a city with lots to see, do and explore. Visit the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla and Carlsbad, each with there own charming characteristics. There is an expansive selection of attractions which shouldn’t be missed either. Children will love Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and LEGOLAND California whilst grown ups can enjoy the luxury spa’s, downtown nightlife, superb shopping and a choice of 92 golf courses in the area.

The terrain changes to the east, from gentle foothills to mile high mountains and the 600,000 acre Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Hiking, biking, fishing and wildlife watching provide a contrast to the hectic city life and the up and coming wine growing region has already won a number of accolades.

 

The Classic West


16 Days/15 Nights

Begins in Los Angeles and ends in San Diego.

Departures

Year round.  

YOUR FLY DRIVE INCLUDES:

• Round trip scheduled flights
• Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
• Accommodations as stated

DAY 1 ARRIVE LOS ANGELES

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Los Angeles. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.
Hotel: SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

DAY 2 LOS ANGELES

Take the day to explore the many sights and sounds of the Los Angeles area. Downtown Los Angeles, Malibu, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Marina del Rey - the list of possibilities is almost endless!
Hotel: SLS Hotel Beverly Hills 

DAYS 3 &  4  LAS VEGAS

Driving Distance: 230Mi/370Km
Today your journey will take you through the middle of the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas. En route, you may want to visit Calico Ghost Town.Viva Las Vegas! Try your luck in the casinos, relax by the pool, explore The ‘Strip’, shop or take in a breathtaking show. Whatever you desire,Las Vegas has it all - and more!.
Hotel: Wynn Las Vegas

DAY 5 BRYCE CANYON

Driving Distance: 240Mi/390Km
An early departure from Las Vegas takes you via the shore of Lake Mead and through Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon. Explore some of the earth's most colourful rocks, moulded into spires by years of erosion
Hotel: Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel 

DAY 6 LAKE POWELL

Driving Distance: 160Mi/260Km
Having marvelled at the splendour of Bryce it’s now time to admire the spectacle of Lake Powell, a man-made lake created when the Glen Canyon Dam was built.
Hotel: Lake Powell Resort

DAY 7 GRAND CANYON

Driving Distance: 90Mi/145Km
Why not start the day with a boat trip on Lake Powell before taking your short drive to the awesome Grand Canyon? Hike to the canyon floor, take a birds' eye view by helicopter or venture out onto Skywalk, a glass walkway with amazing views into the canyon.
Hotel: El Tovar

DAYS 8, 9  & 10  SCOTTSDALE

Driving Distance: 240Mi/390Km
Head south through Oak Creek Canyon and the red rock area of Sedona to the Valley of the Sun – Scottsdale. Play golf, relax in the spa or by the pool, or perhaps go shopping. We suggest an early morning flight over the desert by hot air balloon, a memorable way to see the area's beauty.
Hotel: The Phoenician

DAYS 11 & 12 PALM SPRINGS

Driving Distance: 285Mi/460Km
Today’s journey will take you through the high desert areas to Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Desert Resort of Indian Wells, a sun-worshipper's paradise as well as a golfers oasis! Relax and enjoy the laid-back desert lifestyle. A choice of magnificent dining awaits. Make sure you visit the Aerial Tramway, El Paseo for upscale boutique shopping, take a jeep ride to explore the area's geological wonders and spend and evening in downtown Palm Springs. 
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

DAYS 13, 14 & 15  SAN DIEGO

Driving Distance: 130Mi/210Km
Today you leave the desert behind and head for the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the southern California resort of San Diego. Relax and enjoy some California sunshine or visit San Diego Zoo, Sea World or the Old Town State Park. Play some golf or perhaps take to the water to see the city, be sure to spend some time on the beach. With golden sands and warm lapping waters, it's the perfect way to end truly memorable holiday.
Hotel: Hotel Del Coronado

DAY 16 JOURNEY HOME

Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you return your rental car to the depot and check-in for your flight to the UK.

PRICES

From £2399 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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