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California Calling

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Group Size: Max 50

Trip code: UHCCLS

Duration: 13 days

Guided group tour of the west USA
Visit the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and LA
Accommodation and transport included

Journey up the gorgeous west coast of America and discover the very best of this awesome region. Soak up the buzz of Vegas on a party bus ride, check out the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon and get back to nature with a full day in Yosemite National Park. Round off the adventure with a guided tour through San Francisco. This action-packed adventure is the perfect introduction to the west coast – you’re sure to meet incredible people and make memories to last a lifetime!

Trip highlights

  • Enjoy a party bus experience in the electric streets of Vegas!
  • Gaze out over the epic Grand Canyon
  • Discover the lush beauty of Yosemite National Park
  • See the cool city highlights of San Fran
  • Meet like-minded travellers on this epic adventure
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What's included
  • 10 nights’ multi-share accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 6 dinners
  • Entry to National Parks
  • Party bus in Las Vegas
  • Grand Canyon day trip
  • Free time in San Diego
  • Driving tours of San Diego, Las Vegas and San Francisco
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Experienced guide
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Most meals, drinks and snacks
  • Optional activities
  • Pre/post-tour accommodation.
Further trip information

Day 1: Los Angeles. Meet the rest of your group and guide at 8am in Los Angeles. After introductions, head out on a driving tour to highlights such as Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Beverley Hills and Hollywood.  

Please note: Due to the early start on day 1, we recommend you arrive the day before and book an extra night of accommodation at your own cost. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.

Day 2: Los Angeles. Use your free day to delve deeper into LA. Why not visit the art districts or head to Disneyland?

Day 3: Los Angeles to San Diego. You’ll hit the road today and make for your first road trip destination: San Diego. On arrival, you’ll enjoy a driving tour of the city

Day 4: San Diego. Enjoy a full free day in stunning San Diego. Spend your time relaxing by the beach and catching some waves with the rest of the surfer dudes, or opt to visit the San Diego Zoo or the USS Midway (extra cost).

Day 5: San Diego to Prescott, Arizona. Leave San Diego behind and journey east to Prescott, a city surrounded by gorgeous scenery. Hit one of the saloons, order a drink and fall into the gentle way of life here.

Day 6: Prescott to Grand Canyon Region. Northbound now, as you journey towards the iconic Grand Canyon. Get some sleep and look forward to seeing the canyon itself tomorrow.

Day 7: Grand Canyon Region to Las Vegas, Nevada. Discover the Grand Canyon, an incredible wonder of plummeting rock faces and awesome open spaces. Venture out to the rim of the canyon and gaze out over the landscape. Then, hit Las Vegas and enjoy the weird and wonderful world of rattling coin machines and high-class poker tables. A party bus ride is included to really get you into the swing of things!

Day 8: Las Vegas. Enjoy a full day in Vegas and make the most of the awesome optional activities on offer. Why not hop on an optional helicopter ride over the main strip or check out the skyline from the High Roller Observation Wheel (extra cost)?

Day 9: Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park region, California. Hit the open road once more and journey across to Yosemite National Park. Watch the shifting landscapes whizz by and relax. Why not swap stories with your fellow travellers and put your newfound Vegas skills into practice with a game of cards?

Day 10: Yosemite National Park. Today you’ll enter the lush surroundings of Yosemite National Park. This sweeping region of green forests, gleaming mountains and placid lakes is a gorgeous sight to behold. Make sure you keep an eye out for wildlife too. Yosemite is home to golden eagles, coyotes and even bears!

Day 11: Yosemite to San Francisco. Arrive into San Francisco, your final stop on this west coast tour. See the hottest sights on a driving tour including the North Beach area. Then while away the rest of the day with your group, chilling out on the cool San Francisco streets.

Day 12: San Francisco. Have a free day to explore oe of America's coolest cities! Why not head over to Alcatraz and explore the infamous prison, or check out the cities food scene!.

Day 13: End of the tour. Your west coast adventure comes to an end today! Say goodbye to your group and check out at any time. 

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Arrival information

Your tour begins at 8am in Los Angeles. Due to this early start, we recommend you arrive at least one day before. Extra accommodation is at your own cost.

The tour ends at in San Francisco on day 13. You can depart at any time.

Please note if you are travelling before April 2021 your tour is 11 days long and will end at 5pm. We recommend flying out the following day.

Accommodation & meals

12 nights of multi-share accommodation are included on this group tour. You will stay in a combination of hostels and hotels.

9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners are included on this tour. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself.

Please note: If you are travelling before April 2021 your tour will be 11 days long. It will include 10 nights accommodation. 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included.

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age to join this group tour is 18. Please note that the legal drinking age in the USA is 21. If you are under 21, you will not be allowed into bars or casinos.

British Nationals visiting the USA will be able to travel (for tourism purposes) under the US ESTA Visa Waiver Programme for durations of up to 90 days. If you intend to stay for longer than this, plan to work, have ever been arrested or hold any criminal convictions however, you will need to apply for a visa. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up to date visa information.

This trip requires you to show evidence that you have been fulled vaccinated against covid-19 (final dose administered a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of the trip).

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.