Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park & King's Canyon
Sequoia National Park & King's Canyon
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
Sierra Nevada Mountains & Devil's Postpile National Monument
Sierra Nevada Mountains & Devil's Postpile National Monument
Death Valley & Las Vegas, Nevada
Death Valley & Las Vegas, Nevada

California's Great National Parks

7 Nights from €2,769 Including Flights

Overview

This glorious escorted tour packs California’s greatest National Parks into a wonderful week-long holiday. Marvel at the majestic Sequoia trees, explore the giant redwood forest and see the largest living thing on earth – The General Sherman Tree. Enjoy a birds eye view of Kings Canyon. Explore the crown jewel of America’s National Parks – Yosemite. Explore Mammoth Lakes with a Park Ranger in an open-air vehicle. Visit North America’s lowest, hottest and driest point – Death Valley.

This tour offers great value for money, with lots of exciting experiences and tours, staying in lovely accommodation including breakfast and enjoying several feature lunches and dinners.

 Highlights:

  • Stay in authentic accommodation, enjoy historic elegance at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles, and rustic lodges in Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks
  • A naturalist will guide you through the star-filled night sky, you will spend time with a Park Ranger in Yosemite and a history re-enactor will regale you with tales of early life in the Sierras
  • Wonder at the gigantic General Grant Tree in Sequoia National Park
  • See the iconic sights of El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Vell Falls in Yosemite
  • Ride the gondola to the Summit of Mammoth Mountain

Our holidays include
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • CAR licensed & bonded
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Arrival in Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas. This evening meet your Tour Director and your travelling companions for a Welcome Reception at the hotel.

Overnight: Harrahs Las Vegas  (or similar)

Day 2

Las Vegas – Death Valley National Park – Mammoth Lakes

Discover North America’s lowest, hottest and driest point – Death Valley National Park – the largest National Park in the contiguous United States. Learn about the valley’s unique geological features and admire the sweeping views of desert gorges, striking peaks and miles of sand dunes. See if you can spot lizard, bighorn sheep or wild burros. After lunch you will travel 282 feet below sea level at the Badwater Basin – the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Marvel at the Devil’s Golf Course where “only the devil could play golf on such rough links”. Then take in the scenic views at Zabriskie Point over the inferno that is Death Valley.

Overnight: Mammoth Mountain Inn (or similar). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 3

Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park

Enjoy a full day in California’s premier mountain resort – Mammoth Lakes. The Sierra Nevada offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and Mammoth Lakes is at the very heart of this. Ride up the Scenic Gondola to the top of Mammoth Mountain, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Later you'll drive over the Tioga Pass (seasonal) and past Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows to the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park.

Overnight: Yosemite Valley Lodge or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 4

Yosemite National Park

Led by a Park Ranger and local specialist, you’ll get to see all of the valley highlights as you learn about the natural history, indigenous peoples, the first non-indigenous settlers, the flora and the fauna of the park.

Overnight: Yosemite Vallery Lodge (or similar) Breakfast included

Day 5

Yosemite National Park – Kings Canyon & Sequoua National Parks

This morning you will discover the natural wonders of Kings Canyon. Enjoy a birds-eye-view on the Canyon, before continuing your winding journey through the groves of majestic sequoia, for your two night stay in Seqoia National Park. After dinner immerse yourself in a star-gazing programme as a local specialist guides you through the night sky contellations.

Overnight: Wuksachi lodge (or similar). Breakfast and dinner included

Day 6

Sequoia National Park

Explore the “Land of Giants”, the stunning redwood trees of the Sequoia National Park, with a stroll along the General Sherman Tree Loop trail. This ends at the base of the General Sherman tree – the worlds largest living thing, estimated to be over 2,200 years old. Learn about the history and ecology of the sequoias at the Giant Forest Museum. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your own pace. You will have the opportunity to walk the Big Trees Trail or use the complimentary shuttle system to explore the park on your own. And you can climb up Moro Rock, a massive granite formation in the centre of the park.

Overnight: Wuksachi Lodge (or similar). Breakfast and lunch included

Day 7

Sequoia National Parks - Los Angeles

Head down the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains and Los Padres National Forest as you journey to the "City of Angles". On arrival in los Angeles, join a guided walking tour led by a local specialist and visit famous icons such as the Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Your final evening is hosted by your Tour Director with a Farewell Dinner as you reminise your encouner of California's natural beauty.

Overnight: Beverly Hills Marriott (or similar). Breakfast and dinner included

Day 8

Depart Los Angeles

Today you can either fly home or extend your stay to enjoy a few more days in LA.

Breakfast included

  • International flights
  • Internal travel in air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach throughout
  • Hotels and lodges as described above (or similar)
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Tour guide throughout, plus local guides as described above

Optional extras: (please ask your sales agent for further details)

  • Transfers to your UK airport are available at an additional cost.
  • Gratuities may be pre-paid at the time of booking.

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