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Yosemite National Park
Las Vegas Sign, Nevada
Death Valley National Park, California
Mammoth Mountains, America
Yosemite National Park, California
Sequoia National Park
General Sherman Tree, America
Hollywood, Los Angeles
Southern California Sun

California’s Great National Parks

8 day Escorted Tour – from £3670 £3310

With flights from £3910

Travel through the ‘Land of Giants’ and the natural wonders of California on this majestic tour linking Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks.

Highlights:
  • Explore Badwater Basin in Death Valley
  • Visit Yosemite’s El Capitan and Half Dome
  • See famous General Grant in King’s Canyon
  • Travel through Death Valley National Park
  • Enjoy some time exploring Los Angeles

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations before or after your California escorted tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Las Vegas Sign, Nevada

Day 1 – Welcome to Las Vegas

Begin your exploration in Las Vegas. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for…

Begin your exploration in Las Vegas. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at The LINQ before you head out to the Las Vegas Strip. In the evening you will find yourself soaring 550 feet above the centre of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

    Horseshoe Las Vegas

    Welcome Reception
Las Vegas Sign, Nevada
Death Valley National Park, California

Day 2 – Death Valley National Park

Immerse yourself in the solitude and desolation of Death Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site and barren,…

Immerse yourself in the solitude and desolation of Death Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site and barren, yet unexpectedly lively land of extremes which we will have an opportunity to explore for part of today. Admire scenic views of the undulating rocky landscape at Zabriskie Point and learn about the valley’s unique geological features, history and intriguing weather patterns. Descend below sea level to the Badwater Basin. After lunch at 1849 Restaurant at The Ranch at Death Valley, we continue through the desert landscape of Death Valley ascending to Mammoth Lakes, our home for the night.

    Mammoth Mountain Inn, Mammoth Lakes

    Breakfast, Lunch
Death Valley National Park, California
Mammoth Mountains, America

Day 3 – Mammoth Lakes

Take a scenic gondola ride to the peak of Mammoth Mountain (seasonal) and enjoy the stunning…

Take a scenic gondola ride to the peak of Mammoth Mountain (seasonal) and enjoy the stunning views while you enjoy a tasty breakfast. Take advantage of a photo stop for your first peek at the bright blue waters of June Lake at June Lake Overlook before a scenic drive on the June Lake Loop. The alpine scenery of Aspens and willows is a feast for the eyes along this winding road before lunch at Lee Vining. Touch the clouds through the Tioga Pass (seasonal) and enter the UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. Driving past Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows, journey to Yosemite Valley. Our accommodation tonight includes a cosy lodge atmosphere and is located just a stone’s throw from Yosemite Falls.

    Yosemite Valley Lodge

    Breakfast
Mammoth Mountains, America
Yosemite National Park, California

Day 4 – Yosemite National Park

Explore Yosemite National Park, famed for its ancient sequoia trees, grand meadows and iconic rock formations….

Explore Yosemite National Park, famed for its ancient sequoia trees, grand meadows and iconic rock formations. Meet a naturalist through the Yosemite Conservancy who will delve into the dynamic history of climbing in Yosemite, sharing fascinating stories, photographs, demonstrations and a look at climbing gear. Learn about the science behind the emotions climbers feel when inching up a wall. Afterwards, you can explore Yosemite Valley’s El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks or Bridalveil Falls at your leisure.

    Yosemite Valley Lodge

    Breakfast, Dinner
Yosemite National Park, California
Sequoia National Park

Day 5 – Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park

After departing Yosemite, stretch your legs in Kings Canyon National Park and gaze towards the sky…

After departing Yosemite, stretch your legs in Kings Canyon National Park and gaze towards the sky as you greet the giant boughs of General Grant Tree. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Kings Canyon before you continue along the Majestic Mountain Loop. Towering redwood trunks frame your journey to Sequoia National Park where we’ll spend the night in our Stays With Stories accommodation surrounded by forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Spend the evening gazing upwards at the star-spangled sky as a local naturalist guides you through the constellations.

    Wuksachi Lodge, Sequoia National Park

    Breakfast
Sequoia National Park
General Sherman Tree, America

Day 6 – General Sherman & The Giant Forest

Tread in the footsteps of giants, walking beneath the soaring sequoia canopy to see first-hand the…

Tread in the footsteps of giants, walking beneath the soaring sequoia canopy to see first-hand the world’s largest living tree, General Sherman. Learn about the Giant Forest and its history during a stop at the Giant Forest Museum, then enjoy a leisurely walk along the Big Trees Trail, connecting with the invigorating natural surroundings before meeting up with a Local Specialist and Old West pioneer reenactor for an insightful lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the park on your terms, using the complimentary shuttle system (seasonal).

    Wuksachi Lodge, Sequoia National Park

    Breakfast, Lunch
General Sherman Tree, America
Hollywood, Los Angeles

Day 7 – Hollywood

Discover local secrets stopping at McKellar Family Farms for a fun and enlightening experience. Meet Bob…

Discover local secrets stopping at McKellar Family Farms for a fun and enlightening experience. Meet Bob McKellar for a private tractor-pulled wagon tour and hear stories of the land’s development before your farm-to-table lunch. Next, travel to Los Angeles where you’ll enjoy a visit to Hollywood, the entertainment capital. As our encounter with California’s epic natural beauty comes to an end, join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

    Beverly Hills Marriott, Los Angeles

    Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
Hollywood, Los Angeles
Southern California Sun

Day 8 – Farewell from Los Angeles

After our tremendous journey through California’s national parks, the time has come for us to say…

After our tremendous journey through California’s national parks, the time has come for us to say goodbye. Prepare to leave Los Angeles or consider extending your stay.

    Breakfast
Southern California Sun

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations before or after your California escorted tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Welcome to Las Vegas

Begin your exploration in Las Vegas. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at The LINQ before you head out to the Las Vegas Strip. In the evening you will find yourself soaring 550 feet above the centre of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

    Horseshoe Las Vegas

    Welcome Reception
Las Vegas Sign, Nevada

Day 2

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Death Valley National Park

Immerse yourself in the solitude and desolation of Death Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site and barren, yet unexpectedly lively land of extremes which we will have an opportunity to explore for part of today. Admire scenic views of the undulating rocky landscape at Zabriskie Point and learn about the valley’s unique geological features, history and intriguing weather patterns. Descend below sea level to the Badwater Basin. After lunch at 1849 Restaurant at The Ranch at Death Valley, we continue through the desert landscape of Death Valley ascending to Mammoth Lakes, our home for the night.

    Mammoth Mountain Inn, Mammoth Lakes

    Breakfast, Lunch
Death Valley National Park, California

Day 3

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Mammoth Lakes

Take a scenic gondola ride to the peak of Mammoth Mountain (seasonal) and enjoy the stunning views while you enjoy a tasty breakfast. Take advantage of a photo stop for your first peek at the bright blue waters of June Lake at June Lake Overlook before a scenic drive on the June Lake Loop. The alpine scenery of Aspens and willows is a feast for the eyes along this winding road before lunch at Lee Vining. Touch the clouds through the Tioga Pass (seasonal) and enter the UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. Driving past Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows, journey to Yosemite Valley. Our accommodation tonight includes a cosy lodge atmosphere and is located just a stone’s throw from Yosemite Falls.

    Yosemite Valley Lodge

    Breakfast
Mammoth Mountains, America

Day 4

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Yosemite National Park

Explore Yosemite National Park, famed for its ancient sequoia trees, grand meadows and iconic rock formations. Meet a naturalist through the Yosemite Conservancy who will delve into the dynamic history of climbing in Yosemite, sharing fascinating stories, photographs, demonstrations and a look at climbing gear. Learn about the science behind the emotions climbers feel when inching up a wall. Afterwards, you can explore Yosemite Valley’s El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks or Bridalveil Falls at your leisure.

    Yosemite Valley Lodge

    Breakfast, Dinner
Yosemite National Park, California

Day 5

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park

After departing Yosemite, stretch your legs in Kings Canyon National Park and gaze towards the sky as you greet the giant boughs of General Grant Tree. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Kings Canyon before you continue along the Majestic Mountain Loop. Towering redwood trunks frame your journey to Sequoia National Park where we’ll spend the night in our Stays With Stories accommodation surrounded by forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Spend the evening gazing upwards at the star-spangled sky as a local naturalist guides you through the constellations.

    Wuksachi Lodge, Sequoia National Park

    Breakfast
Sequoia National Park

Day 6

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General Sherman & The Giant Forest

Tread in the footsteps of giants, walking beneath the soaring sequoia canopy to see first-hand the world’s largest living tree, General Sherman. Learn about the Giant Forest and its history during a stop at the Giant Forest Museum, then enjoy a leisurely walk along the Big Trees Trail, connecting with the invigorating natural surroundings before meeting up with a Local Specialist and Old West pioneer reenactor for an insightful lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the park on your terms, using the complimentary shuttle system (seasonal).

    Wuksachi Lodge, Sequoia National Park

    Breakfast, Lunch
General Sherman Tree, America

Day 7

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Hollywood

Discover local secrets stopping at McKellar Family Farms for a fun and enlightening experience. Meet Bob McKellar for a private tractor-pulled wagon tour and hear stories of the land’s development before your farm-to-table lunch. Next, travel to Los Angeles where you’ll enjoy a visit to Hollywood, the entertainment capital. As our encounter with California’s epic natural beauty comes to an end, join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

    Beverly Hills Marriott, Los Angeles

    Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
Hollywood, Los Angeles

Day 8

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Farewell from Los Angeles

After our tremendous journey through California’s national parks, the time has come for us to say goodbye. Prepare to leave Los Angeles or consider extending your stay.

    Breakfast
Southern California Sun

This Tour Includes

7 nights hotel accommodation
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and 1 Welcome Reception
Expert Travel Director
Activities and experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach
Professional and experienced driver

Departure Dates

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2024-06-01

2024-06-08

2024-06-15

2024-06-22

2024-09-14

2024-09-21

2024-09-28

2024-10-05

2024-10-12

2025-05-17

2025-05-31

2025-06-14

2025-06-21

2025-06-28

2025-09-06

2025-09-13

2025-09-20

2025-10-04

2025-10-11

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Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Extra nights in Las Vegas or Los Angeles before or after your tour

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California’s Great National Parks

8 day Escorted Tour – from £3670 £3310

With flights from £3910

All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room, and include meals where shown. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply.

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