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Nevada

Nevada, the Silver State, is one of the largest states in the USA. Its diverse terrain allows you to ski on world-class runs, play on championship golf courses, bike or hike the Tahoe Rim Trail, navigate a kayak on the Truckee River, take a jeep up Sand Mountain and snowmobile miles of wide open terrain… and all in one vacation!

Las Vegas, undoubtedly the most famous of Nevada’s locations is like nowhere else on earth! A near-perfect climate is nature’s gift to this breathtaking destination. The spectacular shows, unique hotels and magnificent facilities are Las Vegas’s gift to us. Whether looking for a short break to enjoy some winter sunshine, taking a couple of days for some fun in the desert or going to spend an entire two week vacation here, Las Vegas is a ‘must see’ destination.

Day or night the options are plentiful and varied. Take a land or air sightseeing trip to the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead or Hoover Dam. Play a round or two of golf at one of the prestigious courses. Enjoy some retail therapy at Fashion Show Mall, Caesars Forum Shops or Venetians Grand Canal Shoppes. Spend an evening at one of the many shows or try your hand in the casino. Marvel at the dancing waters on the lake at Bellagio, watch the volcano erupt at Mirage or take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal at The Venetian. There is so much to do in the city that never sleeps.

 

Our top tips

1. Make sure you allow a couple of hours to include Hoover Dam in your itinerary. Take one of the guided tours deep down into the dam to see it from the inside and learn how it was built.

2. There's no denying that Vegas is the heartbeat of Nevada. Wander up and down 'The Strip' and experience the free shows put on by many hotels. Bellagio's dancing waters, ti Treasure Island's Sirens & Pirates, Mirage's erupting Volcano! Yes, it would only be Las Vegas!

3. When you're in Las Vegas, visit downtown one evening to see the laser light show on Freemont Street.

4. Take a Maverick Helicopter night flight over The Strip in Las Vegas. The 12 minute flight is the best way to see the spectacle of neon lights.

5. Treat yourself to dinner at the three Michelin Star Joel Robuchon restaurant at MGM Grand, but book well ahead, especially if you're there over a weekend (and be sure to arrange for them to send their gold stretched limousine to collect you from your hotel).

6. If you're driving to Las Vegas from Los Angeles along I-15, stop in at Peggy Sue's Diner. Enjoy homemade food in surroundings that will take you back to the movie and television era of the 50s. It's great fun.

7. Include Lake Tahoe in your itinerary. Incline Village on the Nevada side of the lake is wonderful any time of year with great skiing in the winter and beautiful golf and lake activities in the summer... oh, and spectacular scenery year round.

8. For the best value, plan your stay in Las Vegas for Sunday through Thursday nights - the hotels offer great deals for midweek stays and everything is quieter too.

9. The roads in Las Vegas are always busy so, if you don't want to walk miles, the best way to get up and down The Strip is to use the monorail system with stops at all the major hotel.

The Grand Circle


11 Days/10 Nights

Begins and ends in Las Vegas

Departures
April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November

Your Fly Drive includes:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
• Accommodations as stated

DAY 1 ARRIVE LAS VEGAS

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Las Vegas. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, so even after a long journey you will be drawn to experience this amazing destination after dark with its incredible themed hotels and an atmosphere that is so unique.
Hotel: The Venetian

DAY 2 GRAND CANYON

Driving Distance: 285Mi/459Km
From the city of entertainment to the awe inspiring Grand Canyon, truly one of the most spectacular sights in the world. En route, take time to stop and take a tour of the Hoover Dam, on the Nevada/Arizona border. When you arrive at the canyon the remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy either a hike into the Canyon or perhaps to take an aerial flight for a bird’s eye view.
Hotel: El Tovar

DAYS 3 & 4 LAKE POWELL

Driving Distance: 135Mi/216Km
A leisurely morning at the Grand Canyon is followed by a short drive to Lake Powell. Enjoy two nights at the Lake Powell Resort overlooking the man-made lake, which was created when the Glenn Canyon Dam was built in 1966. Don’t miss taking the boat trip out to Rainbow Bridge, the tallest natural bridge in the world.
Hotel: Lake Powell Resort

DAY 5 MONUMENT VALLEY

Driving Distance: 125Mi/200Km
Depart for Monument Valley, one of the most photographed places in America. Many parts of this visually stunning area can be better viewed by taking one of the escorted jeep rides which are offered with a Navajo Indian guide. Relax and experience the serenity of the incredible scenery in this beautiful part of the world.
Hotel: Gouldings Lodge

DAYS 6 & 7 MOAB

Driving Distance: 180Mi/290Km
Some of the best scenery in the southwest can be viewed on the journey to Moab, so take some time to enjoy it. Two nights in Moab gives you plenty of opportunity to explore Utah’s majestic scenery and perhaps take a drive down to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. There’s a wide range of recreational choices including hiking, rafting, boating, four wheel drive tours and scenic air flights.
Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge

DAY 8 CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK

Driving Distance: 160Mi/225Km
Named for the enormous rock ridge that runs for more than 150 Km through it, Capitol Reef is a very peaceful and tranquil National Park with several hiking trails and scenic drives winding through it.
Hotel: Best Western Capitol Reef

DAY 9 BRYCE CANYON

Driving Distance: 120Mi/192Km
Today’s short drive brings you to spectacular Bryce Canyon. Here you can see some of the earth’s most colourful rocks, sculpted by erosion into pillars and spires. You may choose to leave your car and take a hike along one of the many loop trails down into the Canyon and walk among the colourful stone monuments.
Hotel: Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand

DAY 10 ZION NATIONAL PARK & LAS VEGAS

Driving Distance: 245Mi/395Km
The journey back to Las Vegas takes you through Zion National Park, where desert terrain and huge sculpted rock formations co-exist alongside waterfalls and blossoming gardens. Tonight, experience the sights and sounds of Las Vegas, with great restaurants and a wide range of shows and entertainment.
Hotel: The Venetian

DAY 11 JOURNEY HOME

Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before making your way back to Las Vegas McCarran Airport to return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

From £1482 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

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