California and the Golden West

California and the Golden West

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California and the Golden West

13 Days Starting and ending in UK

Visiting: Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, San Diego, Scottsdale, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Williams, Las Vegas, Calico, Visalia, Yosemite National Park, Modesto, San Francisco, Monterey, 17 Mile Drive, Big Sur, Cambria, Santa Barbara

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Titan Travel

Tour code:

TTCAL

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 1

Age range:

16-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact Titan with any specific dietary requirements

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

One of the longest-running of our original holidays, our escorted tours to California are still among our most popular itineraries today. Travelling in a loop around California (and nudging into neighbouring Nevada and Arizona), it includes great cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco, drives along Route 66 and the Pacific coastal road, and the spectacular scenery of Yosemite National Park. We’ll also spend two nights in Flagstaff: gateway to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.

Highlights

  • Driving Big Sur - a rugged, mountainous section of California’s Central Coast.

  • It’s one of the most beautiful and dramatic coastlines in the world, so make sure your camera is fully charged!

  • VIP door-to-door travel service

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Uk - Los Angeles - Redondo Beach
Location: Los Angeles, Redondo Beach
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina (4-star)
Meals Included: No Meals

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Los Angeles. On arrival, we’ll transfer to Redondo Beach.

Day 2 : Los Angeles - San Diego
Location: Los Angeles, San Diego
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sheraton Hotel and Marina (4-star) or Hilton San Diego Harbor Island Hotel (4-star), San Diego
Meals Included: No Meals

On our California holidays we'll stick to the coast for the first couple of days, starting in LA before winding our way south to San Diego. Guided tours will introduce us to some of both cities’ highlights - Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre (to see those all-important handprints), Balboa Park - and there’ll be plenty of time for you to relax and enjoy these seaside cities at your own pace.

Day 4 : Scottsdale
Location: Scottsdale
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hilton Garden Inn, Scottsdale (3-star)
Meals Included: No Meals

We travel from California to Arizona, arriving in Scottsdale in the afternoon.

Day 5 : Sedona - Oak Creek Canyon - Flagstaff
Location: Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Flagstaff
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Little America Hotel, Flagstaff (4-star)
Meals Included: No Meals

The desert scenery of Arizona is a complete contrast to the Californian coast - but just as beautiful. En route to Flagstaff, we’ll stop off at Oak Creek Canyon, a 16-mile river gorge. Take in the scenery (think pine forests, burnt-orange sandstone formations and dramatic buttes) and spend time in the artist colony of Sedona.

Day 6 : Grand Canyon
Location: Grand Canyon
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Little America Hotel, Flagstaff (4-star)
Meals Included: No Meals

Nothing can quite prepare you for your first sight of the Grand Canyon. This colossal geographical wonder is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and one mile deep. Peer down and you’ll spot the silvery Colorado River flowing far below.

Get your adrenaline pumping and take to the skies on an optional helicopter ride over the canyon, or pull up a rock and ponder the incredible view. However you choose to view it, this inspiring sight is sure to inspire the creative photographer in you so be sure to charge your camera ahead of our visit today. This is a real highlight of our California tours.

Day 7 : Williams - Las Vegas
Location: Williams, Las Vegas
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel (4-star) or Harrah's Las Vegas (4-star)
Meals Included: No Meals

Sin City. The Entertainment Capital of the World. City of Lights. Las Vegas is all of the above and more. After stopping off for a Wild West shootout at Williams, we arrive at this oasis of indulgence in the heart of the Mojave Desert.

The city might seem a little overwhelming at first, but you don’t need to be a high roller or slots wizard to have fun here. Stop for a show (you’ll have plenty of choice!), visit Fremont Street - the ‘original’ Las Vegas - or walk along The Strip to soak up the weird and wonderful sights.

You’ll have the chance to visit the Hoover Dam on a short morning excursion - a spectacular engineering achievement built in the 1930s.

Day 9 : Calico - Visalia
Location: Calico, Visalia
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Wyndham Visalia (3-star)
Meals Included: No Meals

We cross the Mojave Desert en route to Calico, a once-thriving centre of silver mining, now an enjoyable reminder of the days when cowboys roamed its streets. We pause in Visalia for the night.

Day 10 : Yosemite National Park - Modesto
Location: Yosemite National Park, Modesto
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: DoubleTree Modesto (3.5-star)
Meals Included: No Meals

Yosemite is the headliner of all America’s national parks - and we’ll spend the day exploring some of its best bits. This natural sanctuary is a real feast for the eyes and for the soul. Take a deep gulp of fresh air, gaze up at the craggy mountain views and walk by postcard-pretty lakes and verdant forests.

We’ll stop to pose for a photo in front of El Capitan - an immense vertical rock formation and an icon of American wilderness. Waterfalls and streams, lakes and rivers, valleys and meadows - Yosemite is endlessly photogenic. After getting our fill of this natural wonder, we’ll continue west to Modesto.

Day 11 : San Francisco
Location: San Francisco
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Parc 55, San Francisco (4-star)
Meals Included: No Meals

We’ll enjoy two nights in the ‘City by the Bay’, with a full day at leisure. On a guided tour, you’ll have the chance to sample delicious street food in China Town, wander through Union Square and admire the city skyline as you cross the famed Golden Gate Bridge.

With a full day to spend as you please, there’s so much to see and do. There’s notorious Alcatraz (you’ll need to have booked this independently before you left the UK); you could wander up and down the iconic streets, including zig-zagging Lombard Street; or maybe walk around the eclectic district of Haight-Ashbury (the heart of America’s ‘counterculture’ in the 1960s), so beloved of hippies, artists, writers and musicians.

Day 13 : Monterey - 17 Mile Drive - Carmel - Big Sur - Cambria
Location: Monterey, 17 Mile Drive, Big Sur, Cambria
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Cambria Pines Lodge (3-star)
Meals Included: No Meals

Today we’ll make the epic drive from the old Spanish and Mexican capital of upper California, Monterey, to Cambria - a route which takes us along one of the loveliest roads in the world. 17 Mile Drive wiggles along the coastline of the Monterey peninsula, passing pebbled bays, craggy coves and cypress forests.

We’ll stop for lunch in delightful Carmel, before continuing along the curving Big Sur coastline (the inspiration behind Jack Kerouac’s autobiographical novel).

Day 14 : Santa Barbara - Redondo Beach
Location: Santa Barbara, Redondo Beach
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina (4-star)
Meals Included: No Meals

Santa Barbara - a town of natural beauty favoured by artists - is a ‘really great place’ (as the locals will proudly tell you). The pretty harbour promenade and palm-fringed streets are the perfect setting for a stop, en route to Redondo Beach for our final night.

Day 15 : Los Angeles - In Flight
Location: Los Angeles
Accommodation: In flight
Meals Included: No Meals

We travel on to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 16 : Uk

Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

What's Included

  • Tours of Hollywood, San Diego and San Francisco (including Golden Gate Bridge)

  • Visits to the artist colony of Sedona; Hoover Dam; and the Old Silver Mining Town of Calico

  • Park entrance fees for Grand Canyon and Yosemite national parks

  • Williams Depot and shoot-out re-enactment

  • 17 Mile Drive

  • Stops at Carmel and Monterey

  • Santa Barbara

  • Accommodation

    14 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)

  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Check out our Q&As

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    3-3.5-4-5 Star

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    All ages 16 & over can join this tour

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Do I have to pay a Single Supplement?

    In most cases a single supplement will apply. If the price for a Single room for sole occupancy is not shown, please ask our team for details and we will be able to check the details for you.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    We've been taking our customers across the world on escorted tours for more than 40 years

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Our commitment to sustainable travel is part of our ethos. We love exploring the world and hope that, alongside our customers, we can be part of a bigger change in respecting the people and wildlife on our planet and minimising the impact we have on our environment.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    With some COVID-19 rules and restrictions still in place there are a few details that you need to know. This information is subject to change. It’s your responsibility to monitor changes and ensure you fulfil all relevant criteria for travel. Rest assured that we’re on hand to help and answer any questions you might have.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You’ll receive your Final holiday documents via email approximately 14 days prior to your departure.

Reviews of this Operator

Thomas Fisher (Google Reviewer)  

Danube cruise was great value....

13-Sep-2023

Danube cruise was great value. Well organised. Clear instructions from Titan prior to travel. Door to door service great.

Sarah Hoad  

Exceptional trip and service by Titan

04-Oct-2022

Just returned from a fabulous tour of California & the golden west. It’s a full on tour with early starts but you see so much varied landscape from the ocean to the desert to Yosemite. My 2nd tour with Titan & my first solo tour. Thoroughly enjoyed it & met some great people. Grand Canyon was amazing would definitely recommend

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Ms Margaret Aldgate  

Not merely a holiday, rather a memorable experience

29-Dec-2022

I have used other travel operators; this was the 1st time of touring with Titan----Israel, The Holy Land, from being collected from home and returned at the end of the holiday this was an unforgettable experience; the Tour Manager, a PhD Archaeology made the whole tour so interesting, he enlightened us throughout each day from an historical, archeological and Biblical viewpoint, bringing each site we visited come to life, and went over and above his remit escorting us for evening trips around the local area; thanks also to our very patient driver who coped with the very busy traffic; our hotels were good, professional and pleasant staff and really good food; I would recommend Titan to anyone looking for a fascinating tour with excellent efficient service thank you Titan nor just for a holiday for a memorable experience

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Sella Shan (Google Reviewer)  

We had a 2 weeks...

05-Dec-2023

We had a 2 weeks fantastic holiday arranged by Titan to Vietnam and Cambodia. Excellent,well organised Throughly enjoyed. Very good service by Vietnam Airlines, if you could afford book it in premium economy. We had a door to door service , picked up to airport from home and then dropped at home from airport, very convinient. Particular credit goes to our guide THI who is a caring, knolegeable, friendly down to earth man who made our trip a memorable one. I will not hesitate to book another holiday through Titan, their staff are friendly and helpful

Eileen Bulsara (Google Reviewer)  

We had a fantastic holiday...

26-May-2023

We had a fantastic holiday in Mississippi. Right from our chauffeur driven car picking us up to the return journey, we had a great time. The first hotel The Gaylord was amazing,absolutely huge,first class. The second The Double tree in Memphis unfortunately wasn't, the hotel was tired and very basic, the only plus was where it is situated in the centre of town, we were only there two nights so it wasn't to bad. The American Queen Steam Boat was first class all the way, thoroughly enjoyed the seven nights sailing down the Mississippi. The last hotel the Sheraton New Orleans was very comfortable too. Our guide throughout our time away was Laura Tuttle. she was amazing, very knowledgeable, and helpful. We also had a coach driver Guil, who went over and beyond to give you the best time. Other coach guides included Jim,who was so funny, and also very knowledgeably. Very entertaining throughout. The entire itinerary itinerary was very well thought out, included a huge variety of visits to different Interesting locations. Highly recommend using Titan for all your holiday destinations.

Mrs Crompton  

Perfect Italian Holiday…

31-Oct-2022

Just returned from a lovely week in Sorrento at the Grand Hotel Hermitage, we had an excellent guide Peter Macchristopher. we loved the hotel the staff were very nice especially in the dining rooms, the food was good and the room we had was really nice with a wonderful view. Altogether very good value holiday.we felt the trip to Pompei was very good also boat trip to Amalfi. I would recommend a walk to the village of St Agatha and a three hour ride on the Little Blue Train. Great fun.this can be booked at reception.

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Ian Silsbury (Google Reviewer)  

Made a call about an...

17-Oct-2023

Made a call about an upcoming trip regarding currency trying to get best advice, dont think the guy really understood, i had to lead him from info i had but got there in the end. Felt he could have been a bit more forthcoming than beating about. Shame as we had a previous good rep. Still looking forward to the trip though.

Susan Hawken (Google Reviewer)  

THE GREAT INDIAN RAIL JOURNEY!!!!...

03-Feb-2024

THE GREAT INDIAN RAIL JOURNEY!!!! (Dreadful) Avoid Titan and Saga at all costs. False descriptions of the tour and dreadful administration Returned to the UK last evening with a great sigh of relief after the worst holiday ever. 1. No block booking of airplane seats by Titan. (Husband and I sat apart on the long, overnight flight) 2. Unable to pre-book seats as Titan reference numbers did not coincide with anything. 3. Husband and I not sat together on any of the train journeys! In fact, on one occasion I was sat, alone on a sleeper carriage, a couple of carriages away from the rest of the group who were scattered over two or three carriages. Terrifying as a female to be sat alone in the midst of noisy locals!!!!! (Eventually the guide, Rahi, did come to rescue me and found a seat near the main group) 4. The guide, Rahi, would usually get off the coach and begin walking off without waiting for all the group to disembark the coach. (Spot the guide in the crowd!) 5. The guide, Rahi, refused to use any identifying prop such as a flag, hat, jacket or umbrella. Frightening to be in the manic crowds of Delhi and other crowded places to be unable to see the guide. 6. NO AUDIO HEADSET system on any excursion 7. The guide, Rahi, didn’t face the whole group, but stood sideways on and was unable to be heard by the majority. 8. OUTRAGEOUS behaviour by the guide when he enquired as to the whereabouts of my husband, whom I explained was in bed with an upset stomach and was feeling unwell. Rahi DID A REVERSE AIR PUNCH😳😳. This was in response to an earlier conversation when my husband had complained about our separate seating arrangements. TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL 9. When we arrived at Heathrow to find our aircraft seats were not allocated, we were advised to speak to our guide on arrival at Delhi. Rahi merely shrugged his shoulders and said he couldn’t do anything. 10. Tour pace incorrect - gruelling pace and only half a day relaxation due to the guide, Rahi, throwing in visits to shops and factories fie him to earn his commission as I head him tell another!!!!!!! 11. When off loaded the return flight due to illness, we were unable to get in contact with Titan/Saga. Left in Delhi without an hotel or flight!!! Found accommodation but didn’t remove shoes or clothes due to the poor standard. Final summary: Poor, disappointing, inefficient, incompetent, misleading, misrepresentations, are just a few words to describe.

Linda Vokes (Google Reviewer)  

Luxury VIP door to door...

17-Jul-2023

Luxury VIP door to door travel! I don't think so....Titan sent a Toyota Prius uber to Stanstead for a return journey to Newport, S Wales. 4 adults plus luggage! the experience was anything but luxurious. Contacted Titan on the return journey and since return. They simply didn't seem interested and offered us a £300 travel discount off a future trip! After a lot of emails they converted it to a £300 cash refund. Give it a lot of thought before booking !

frank baisden (Google Reviewer)  

Booked holiday to Austria late...

23-Jun-2023

Booked holiday to Austria late May. Great speech by tour manager about how good the salads are at the hotel. Funny 8 day tour no salad served.First night weak tasteless chicken soup. Normal tour 25 Saga had added their group to ours so now restaurant which normally sat 25 had 44. Problems for people with mobility issues. Hotel not geared up for people with mobility issues. After complaints food improved slightly. Holiday only saved by tour manager and drivers professional attitude to group For a holiday that cost over £3000 I would NEVER book a holiday with Titan/Saga again.

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