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California’s Great National Parks

8 day Escorted Tour - from £2137

Groves of giant sequoias frame your path through the Land of Giants and the natural wonders of California, from the inferno of Death Valley to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Badwater Basin in Death Valley
  • Explore Yosemite National Park
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Death Valley National Park
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Las Vegas

Begin your exploration of California’s national parks in Las Vegas. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the centre of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

Hotel: Harrahs Las Vegas
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Mammoth Lakes

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 most 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 Buffet at The Ranch at Death Valley, we continue through the desert landscape of Death Valley ascending to Mammoth Lakes, our home for the night.

Hotel: Mammoth Mountain Inn
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Yosemite National Park

Take a scenic Gondola ride to the peak of Mammoth Mountain and enjoy the stunning views while you enjoy a tasty breakfast. Touch the clouds through the Tioga Pass (seasonal) and enter the UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. View Yosemite Valley’s El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridal Veil Falls. Our ‘Stay with a Story’ tonight exudes a cosy, ski-lodge atmosphere and is located just a stone’s throw from Yosemite Falls.

Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Yosemite National Park

Explore the National Park today, famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees. you’ll Join a Local Specialist Park Ranger to delve into the natural history, flora and fauna, and people who found sanctuary in these tranquil emerald-green surrounds over the centuries. Driving past Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows, we journey to Yosemite Valley where we’ll embark on a special valley floor tour. The rest of the day is free to go for a walk or hike and take in the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite.

Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Kings Canyon and Sequoia

Stretch your legs in Kings Canyon and gaze towards the sky as you greet the giant boughs of General Grant Tree Enjoy a birds-eye view of the 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 ‘Stay with a Story’ surrounded by forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Spend the evening gazing upwards at the star-spangled sky as a naturalist and Local Specialist guides you through the constellations.

Hotel: Wuksachi Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - Sequoia National Park

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 surrounds. Immerse yourself in the pioneer history of the Old West, joining a living-history reenactor and Local Specialist for a barbecue lunch and stories of early life in the mountains. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the park on your terms, using the complimentary shuttle system (seasonal).

Hotel: Wuksachi Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 7 - Los Angeles

Travel to Los Angeles, where you’ll stroll down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, considered America’s epicentre of luxury, fashion and lifestyle. As our invigorating encounter with California’s epic natural beauty comes to an end, we join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Beverly Hills Marriott
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 - Depart Los Angeles

Today a transfer is provided to Los Angeles International Airport, or you could choose to extend your stay here in the ‘city of dreams’.

Meals: Breakfast

8 day Escorted Tour - from £2137

With flights from £2831

EARLY BIRD OFFER
Book by 28th February 2020 and SAVE 10%

OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in Las Vegas from – £74
  • Extend your stay in Los Angeles – from £176
  • Choose to fly economy, premium, business or first class

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**Early Bird Offer – Book by 28th February 2020 and save 10%. Valid on new bookings only for select departure. subject to availability, seasonal variations apply**

All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2020 onwards.

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YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

First class touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your Escorted Tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Expert tour director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options

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