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Destinations Show, Olympia

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Don’t forget we will be at Destinations Show at Olympia, London, on February 02, 03, 04 and 05. Find us on Stand AC32 which we are sharing with the American company Uncruise Adventures. Most of the team will be there over the 4 days and would love to see a friendly face or two. This is one of the biggest travel shows in the U.K and a great place to find new destinations and experiences that would suit you. If you have a particular place in mind for your holiday next year (or the year after) give us a call to book an appointment with our team expert for that part of the world. However we will be very pleased to see you as and when you are free.

For your free tickets to Destinations Show, please go to: http://www.destinationsshow.com/london/form/registration  and then type in MSC97 in the appropriate place.

We look forward to seeing you at either event.

Planning your holiday – It’s never too early (or late)

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It’s never too early or too late to start planning your next holiday adventure.  With news from the USA that the Tioga Pass road, at Yosemite National Park, California, recently opened for the summer season following the annual closures for the winter, it is good to remember that some of the popular National and Provincial Parks in the USA and in Canada have quite a short summer season.  With more and more people looking to visit these beautiful areas, it is also wise idea to think about making your plans well in advance.  Others are of course open year round, and accommodation all round can become extremely busy during peak months.

Whether you are thinking of planning a wonderful last minute trip this year or a fantastic self drive trip for next year, we are here to help.  Stay in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, renowned for the diversity of plant and animal life.  Travel through the Grand Teton National Park and on to Yellowstone National park, with wildlife, geysers, hot springs and mudpots, and on to Glacier National Park – being sure to travel the length of the magnificent ‘Going to the Sun’ Road.  The National Parks of the Canyonlands feature towering peaks, incredible rock formations, giant lakes and deep canyons, and further west Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and then Yosemite.

Within Canada, think about visiting the famous Canadian Rocky Mountains, home to the National Parks of Jasper and Banff and further south, Waterton National Park – close to the border with the USA.  Kluane National Park in the Yukon, for somewhere a little more off the beaten path, Grasslands National Park and Prince Albert National Park are both found in Saskatchewan, and further east in Ontario is Algonquin Provincial Park where water adventures await you.  The Parc National de la Jacques Cartier is found in the province with French flare, Quebec, and the Atlantic Provinces bring you places such as stunning Gros Morne National park on Newfoundland, where the ancient landscape is a Unesco World Heritage site.

 These are just a few of the sights that you could visit for yourself – there is so much more to explore. 

 The same applies to the rest of the world – if you are thinking of Australia or New Zealand, Africa or South America contact us now to start planning your bespoke tailor made holiday. 

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Yvonne Dann

 

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Yvonne Dann

Favourite Road Trips

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Looking for inspiration? Here are just a few ideas based on some of our favourite road trips. This selection will give you a taste of the possibilites; whether your interest lies in wildlife, photography, spectacular scenery, geology, history of you are planning a family adventure, let us help you plan the perfect trip.

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Rhythm and Roots

…a musical discovery tour. Trace the roots of American music and experience the unique cultural landscapes that gave birth to the Blues, Country and Rock-n-Roll.


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The Skyline Drive & The Blue Ridge Parkway

…follow the Appalachians from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to the Great Smoky National Park in North Carolina; this relaxed and easy drive offers endless hiking trails, blue-grass music, spectacular mountain vistas, wildflowers, sparkling waterfalls, black bear and the brilliant fall foliage that is any match for New England…


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The Grand Circle

This exhilarating route is surely one of the most spectacular road trips in the US. Allow at least 10 days to ensure you have time to explore the wealth of National Parks – Bryce, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon to name just at few. The names evoke the scenery and the wilderness you will encounter and remember for ever. With so much to see along the way it is difficult to know where to start and what to include – here is one suggestion, beginning and ending in Las Vegas…


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The Pacific Coast from Seattle to LA

Follow the dramatic Pacific Coast Highway – a 1500 mile trip which takes you through Washington, Oregon and California. Rain forests, endless beaches, lighthouses, estuaries teaming with diverse wildlife, giant redwood forests, interspersed by vibrant and cosmopolitan cities – this route has just about everything. Although you can do the journey in a few days we would suggest you take your time to fully enjoy the trip. Here’s one suggestion..


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The East Coast from Washington DC to Florida

Take a drive down the USA’s Atlantic Coast and on the way discover beautiful beaches, a rich and interesting history, warm and genuine hospitality, charming towns and cities and an abundance of wonderful wildlife.


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The Wild West

…from the Badlands of South Dakota to Yellowstone; this drive will take you through some of the most wild and beautiful landscapes imaginable. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, the Bighorn Mountains and Cody before entering the spectacular scenery of Yellowstone National Park, with its legendary geyser basins, hot springs and assorted geothermal oddities, not to mention its stunning wildlife.


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Alaskan Adventure

Explore Alaska’s stunning landscapes – rugged mountains, alpine meadows, crystal lakes, glaciers, diverse and abundant wildlife. With more scenic highways that any other US state, this is the ultimate driving destination. Incorporate Alaska’s Marine Highway, where whales, rare birds, sea-otters and sea lions can be viewed from the deck, to make this a truly memorable trip.


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From San Francisco to Vegas

Your journey starts in one of world’s truly great cities before heading south along the Pacific Coast Highway. Then drive across the Sierra Nevada Mountains, through the weird and wonderful Death Valley to the city of sin, Vegas …

 


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Route 66

No list of road trips is complete without the Great Mother Road, Route 66. Much of the original route has now been bypassed by the interstates but many stretches are still driveable and accessible. During the thirties, thousands travelled west to California, to escape poverty in the dust bowls. Motels, diners, neon lights, museums, kitsch and other nostalgic reminders of a different era…


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The Golden Circle – a Taste of Yukon and Alaska

Here we suggest a spectacular mountain self-drive journey which offers a taste of Alaska and Yukon. Drive through dramatic rocky landscapes, past deep blue lakes and experience the excitement of the Klondike Gold Rush. This is a trip for adventurers with opportunities for canoeing, Kayaking, hiking and superb wildlife viewing…


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San Francisco to Las Vegas

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Take in the breathtaking scenery along this route between San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Summary

San Francisco to Las Vegas

There are so many ways to combine a driving holiday in California with the glitzy city of Las Vegas.  This is just one and takes in a stop in Death Valley as well as the magnificent Tioga Pass through Yosemite.

Day 1: San Francisco
Day 4: Monterey
Day 5: Big Sur Coast Highway
Day 6: San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway
Day 7: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
Day 8: Yosemite
Day 10: Death Valley
Day 11: Las Vegas

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There are so many ways to combine a driving holiday in California with the glitzy city of Las Vegas.  This is just one and takes in a stop in Death Valley as well as the magnificent Tioga Pass through Yosemite. 

Day 1: San Francisco
Fly to San Francisco, the beautiful ‘City on the Bay’. Spend at least 3 nights here with time to relax after your flights and enjoy this wonderful city. Ride the cable cars from Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf, take a cruise around the harbour, visit Alcatraz, museums, art galleries, Chinatown, Grace Cathedral, Lombard Street – the famous crooked street….
San Francisco 3 nights

Day 4: Monterey
This morning pick up your hire car and head south out of the city along the Pacific Coast Highway. First stop Monterey, a fascinating town with a lively Fisherman’s Wharf – home to the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row (made famous by John Steinbeck). The famous 17-mile drive from Monterey to Carmel winds through pine forests and along the rocky shoreline where many bird species and sea lions may be viewed.
Monterey 1 night

Day 5: Big Sur Coast Highway
This spectacular route, south of Carmel and Monterey, hugs the Californian coast and provides wonderful hiking and photo opportunities. Rugged Canyons, towering redwood and cypress trees, crashing surf and diverse marine life. The road then drops down into San Simeon – on the approach to San Simeon, stop off at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Colony, then perhaps take time to visit Hearst Castle, a magnificent house built on a mountainside by the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.
San Simeon 1 night

Day 6: San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway
Along this short stretch of the coastal highway, in addition to scenic ocean views, you will enjoy many historical and cultural sites before arriving in San Luis Obispo. With its lively down town area, centred around the Mission, this make the perfect place for an overnight stop.

Day 7: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
Start your journey east to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which form the backbone of California. Here you will find yourself in the company of giants – from General Sherman Tree, the biggest tree in the world to Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower 48 states.

Day 8: Yosemite
On to Yosemite, quite simply breathtaking – from the magnificent granite domes and spires, to thundering waterfalls, to stunning meadows carpeted with a wonderful array of wild flowers, this is a hiker’s paradise.
Yosemite 2 nights

Day 10: Death Valley
Drive up through the Tioga Pass to the eastern Sierras (this pass is usually closed from October through to June – if you travel at another time an alternative, longer route will be planned).
Death Valley 1 night

Day 11: Las Vegas
Continue to Las Vegas to spend a few days at the end of your holiday.

More time? – then continue your adventure taking time to explore some of the amazing National Parks of the West including Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon…

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Las Vegas - Yosemite Falls

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Las Vegas - Yosemite Half Dome

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Little Gems

Little Gems

Yosemite National Park is a true gem and should not be missed.  If you can spare the time to stay another night (or possibly two), you won’t be disappointed.

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The Grand Circle

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Canyons and National Parks make up this Grand Circle itinerary. For keen photographers, make sure you include a trip to Antelope Canyon from Lake Powell.

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The Grand Circle

For many, a visit to the Grand Canyon is a must – in our opinion, the wow factor of the Grand Canyon is even greater if you have first seen some of the smaller canyons that together feed the Colorado River.  It is the might of this river that has forged the spectacle of the Grand Canyon that we see today.  

Day 1: Las Vegas
Day 3: Zion National Park
Day 5: Bryce Canyon National Park
Day 6: Capitol Reef National Park
Day 7: Moab
Day 9: Ouray
Day 10: Mesa Verde National Park
Day 12: Monument Valley
Day 13: Lake Powell
Day 15: Grand Canyon
Day 17: Las Vegas

Description

Description

This itinerary starts with the glitz of Las Vegas, continuing through several of the smaller canyons and National Parks that together make up the area known as the Grand Circle.  Quite apart from the immense scenery that this itinerary offers, for keen geographers and geologists, this area shows just how great an influence river systems have – the Grand Canyon is the result!

Day 1: Las Vegas
Direct flight from London to Las Vegas. Two nights here to relax after your flights, with the opportunity to experience the buzz of this crazy city.
Las Vegas 2 nights

Day 3: Zion National Park
Pick up your hire car and drive to Zion National Park – famed for its towering sandstone cliffs, narrow slot canyons, seeping springs, waterfalls, scenic vistas and emerald pools. The hiking here is simply spectacular – with trails to suit all levels of fitness.
Zion National Park 2 nights

Day 5: Bryce Canyon National Park
Short but spectacular drive to Bryce Canyon; famous for its unique geology, consisting of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheatres carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Eerie hoodoos are on display here – hiking and horseback trails wind through the maze of canyons.
Bryce Canyon 1 night

Day 6: Capitol Reef National Park
Drive along scenic Highway 12 which winds spectacularly through this part of Utah. With a diverse range of beautiful landscapes, there are dozens of photo opportunities along the way including Kodachrome Basin, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and the Anasazi Indian State Park. Overnight at Capitol Reef National Park, taking time to explore the canyons, domes, petroglyphs and orchards of this lesser known Park.
Capitol Reef 1 night

Day 7: Moab
And on to Moab, considered by many to be the adventure capital of the West; mountain biking, hiking, horse-riding and river trips through the red rock canyons are on offer here. Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse State Park, make this a wonderful destination.
Moab 2 nights

Day 9: Ouray
Into Colorado and an overnight stop in the quaint town of Ouray, in the heart of the Rockies – the mountains forming a beautiful and spectacular backdrop.
Ouray 1 night

Day 10: Mesa Verde National Park
Down through Silverton and Durango then on to the remarkable hidden gem that is Mesa Verde National Park. This world heritage site is an amazing place to explore: home to Ancestral Puebloans, many of the best preserved buildings were built high on the cliff walls, well protected from the elements.
Mesa Verde 2 nights
If time allows you may consider adding in a night at the magical Canyon de Chelly where the Navajo still farm and raise sheep on lands once populated by the Puebloans.

Day 12: Monument Valley
On to Monument Valley (stopping en route at the Four Corners National Monument where the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet). For a unique experience, join an overnight tour into the heart of the area, staying in a traditional Navajo Hogan dwelling. Your tour includes a sunset or sunrise jeep tour, a Navajo style dinner, entertainment around a camp fire with the opportunity to learn about the history and traditions of the Navajo people.

Monument Valley 1 night

Day 13: Lake Powell
Drive to Lake Powell, formed by the damming of the Colorado River at Glen Canyon – a place for relaxation and peace, as well as a centre for a multitude of adventure activities. Take a cruise into some of the Lake’s intriguing canyons, take a float trip down the Colorado River (to the start of the Grand Canyon), explore the weird and wonderful Antelope Canyon, a must for photographers…
Lake Powell 2 nights

Day 15: Grand Canyon
Drive to the Grand Canyon, making sure that you arrive in time to catch the view at sunset and sunrise when the light is at its best. Take a thrilling flight over the canyon by helicopter or fixed wing aircraft.
Grand Canyon 2 nights

Day 17: Vegas
Complete the circle with a drive along a section of historic Route 66 back to Vegas in preparation for your direct flights home.
Or why not consider adding a couple of nights in the lovely town of Sedona, a perfect place to relax at the end of your trip. Then down to Phoenix for your direct flights back to the UK.

      

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Little Gems

Little Gems

Its difficult to pick the best part of this itinerary – it rather depends on your perspective.  For keen photographers, make sure you include a trip to Antelope Canyon from Lake Powell.

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Las Vegas

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Experience the neon lights, and have a flutter at the Casinos in this Las Vegas itinerary.

Summary

Las Vegas

Probably the world’s best known city of entertainment situated in the Nevada desert and a vision of neon lights in the dark desert night. The non-stop gambling is the original reason for the growth of this city, but star-filled shows, the most up to date night clubs and shopping malls offer many other forms of entertainment. Las Vegas is also a great starting point for visiting South West America.

Day 1: Arrive in Las Vegas and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: There is so much to do in Las Vegas and around about.
Day 3: Today you could take a more down to earth adventure trip
Day 4 :Depending on your onward arrangements, you may have time to undertake a final shopping expedition prior to your continuing travel plans.

Description

Description

Probably the world’s best known city of entertainment situated in the Nevada desert and a vision of neon lights in the dark desert night. The non-stop gambling is the original reason for the growth of this city, but star-filled shows, the most up to date night clubs and shopping malls offer many other forms of entertainment. Las Vegas is also a great starting point for visiting South West America.

Here are some suggestions for a 3 night break in Vegas:-

Day 1
Arrive in Las Vegas and transfer to your hotel. We have a choice to suit everyone’s taste and budget. You will have the rest of the day to either relax or start your exploration of the city. Las Vegas has a host of eating places; you will be spoilt for choice.

Day 2
There is so much to do in Las Vegas and around about. Once you have had your fill of exploring the city you could consider taking a three hour fixed wing flight over the west rim of the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the Colorado River. Or alternatively, take the longer and more expensive helicopter ride which includes these sights and landing in the Grand Canyon itself. This trip finishes with a flight over the Strip. For your evening entertainment, we can make suggestions and book tickets in advance for the popular shows.

Day 3
Today you could take a more down to earth adventure trip with Pink Jeep to either the west rim of the Canyon or a longer day to Death Valley. Both these excursions are packed with fascinating stops and will leave you with a better appreciation of the stark beauty of this hard land.

Day 4
Depending on your onward arrangements, you may have time to undertake a final shopping expedition prior to your continuing travel plans.

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Little Gems

Little Gems

There are helicopter trips and helicopter trips, but for something really special in Vegas, how about an after dark helicopter flight down the Strip

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Colorado

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Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Colorado on this itinerary starting and finishing in Denver.

Summary

Colorado

Visitors can explore national and stateparks parks and experience a myriad of outdoor activities. You will be inspired by some of the most exciting and beautiful scenery in all of the United States.

Spring, summer, autumn or winter, Colorado is truly an awe-inspiring experience. Whether it’s white-water rafting down Colorado’s cascading rivers, learning about the rich history of mining, shopping in cosmopolitan Denver, taking a historic train ride through beautiful western scenery, testing your luck at one of Colorado’s many casinos, learning to ride at a Colorado guest ranch or enjoying the diverse cuisine, there is something here for everyone.  And don’t forget that Colorado is home to some of the best winter sports resorts in the USA

Days 1 & 2: Denver
Days 3, 4 & 5: Gateway Canyon
Days 6, 7 & 8: Moab
Days 9 &10: Ridgway
Days 11 & 12: Durango
Days 13 & 14: Manitou Springs
Day 15: Denver

Description

Description

Visitors can explore national and stateparks parks and experience a myriad of outdoor activities. You will be inspired by some of the most exciting and beautiful scenery in all of the United States.

Spring, summer, autumn or winter, Colorado is truly an awe-inspiring experience. Whether it’s white-water rafting down Colorado’s cascading rivers, learning about the rich history of mining, shopping in cosmopolitan Denver, taking a historic train ride through beautiful western scenery, testing your luck at one of Colorado’s many casinos, learning to ride at a Colorado guest ranch or enjoying the diverse cuisine, there is something here for everyone.  And don’t forget that Colorado is home to some of the best winter sports resorts in the USA

Days 1 & 2: Denver
Arrive into Denver where we suggest 2 nights. Visit attractions such as Red Rocks Park and Lookout Mountain (gravesite of Buffalo Bill Cody).
Two nights Denver

Days 3, 4 & 5: Gateway Canyon
Drive through the mountains of Colorado, past the winter play-resorts of Breckenridge, Keystone and Vail. You will pass through the beautiful Glenwood Canyon and continue to follow the Colorado River to Grand Junction. Explore the Colorado National Monument, visit wineries and learn about the Prehistoric Dinosaur history of the region. Spend 3 nights at a luxury new resort where Kayaking, fishing, hiking and horseriding are on offer. Or simply relax by the pool
Three nights Gateway Canyon

Days 6, 7 & 8: Moab
Drive into Utah, again following the Colorado River as it journeys into the more desert terrain. Situated along the Colorado River, you will also find optional activities such as river rafting, horseback riding, fishing, jeep touring and jetboat touring. Explore the scenery of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Here we would suggest staying in a ranch located on the river banks.
Three nights Moab

Days 9 &10: Ridgway
Today we suggest more touring in the southern regions of the Canyonlands Park (Needles District) before returning to Colorado and on to the area of Ridgway. Here you will find an area of hot springs. Explore the communities of Ouray and Telluride. Spend 2 nights in the area.
Two nights Ridgway

Days 11 & 12: Durango
Drive to the Mesa Verde National Park. Tour the historic cliff dwellings of the Anasazi Indians. Drive on to Durango for a two-night in this former mining community. Enjoy a trip on the Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway.
Two nights Durango

Days 13 & 14: Manitou Springs
Drive past the Great Sand Dunes National Park near to Alamosa. Then continue through the San Luis Valley north, following the Arkansas River to the Royal Gorge and on into the city of Colorado Springs. Attractions here include Rail to the top of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, US Olympic Training Centre, Cave of the Winds and Seven Falls. You may wish to take a drive around Pikes Peak to the gaming town of Cripple Creek.
Two nights Manitou Springs

Day 15: Denver
Drive to Denver for your homeward flight.

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Little Gems

Something for everyone in this mountain state and a year round destination.  For rail enthusiasts, don’t miss a ride on the Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway.  Don’t forget that Colorado is home to some of the best ski resorts in the USA
 

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Canyonlands

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The Grand Canyon is without doubt a ‘must see’ on most peoples wish list, but don’t overlook the smaller canyons upstream.  The canyons of Bryce and Zion are equally wonderful and offer a glimpse at the geological history that has created the magnificent Grand Canyon. Drive between Phoenix and San Francisco in this itinerary.

Summary

Canyonlands

Self-drive the wonder of Arizona, see the delightful holiday playground of Scottsdale, the pretty little town of Sedona, drive highway 89a to the Grand Canyon. Stay at Lake Powell, one of America’s largest man made lakes. Drive to the beautiful Bryce Canyon with its stunning pines and pinnacles. See Zion Park named by the pioneer settlers for its beauty and tranquillity; contrast this with the excess and hedonism of Las Vegas, the next stop of the itinerary. Continue on through California, taking in Death Valley and Yosemite before ending your trip in San Francisco.

Day 1: Phoenix
Day 2: Sedona
Day 4: Grand Canyon
Day 6: Lake Powell
Day 8: Bryce Canyon
Day 10: Zion
Day 12: Las Vegas
Day 14: Kernville
Day 16: Yosemite
Day 18: Monterey
Day 20: San Francisco

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Description

Self-drive the wonder of Arizona, see the delightful holiday playground of Scottsdale, the pretty little town of Sedona, drive highway 89a to the Grand Canyon. Stay at Lake Powell, one of America’s largest man made lakes. Drive to the beautiful Bryce Canyon with its stunning pines and pinnacles. See Zion Park named by the pioneer settlers for its beauty and tranquillity; contrast this with the excess and hedonism of Las Vegas, the next stop of the itinerary. Continue on through California, taking in Death Valley and Yosemite before ending your trip in San Francisco.

Day 1: Phoenix
Arrive Phoenix and drive to Scottsdale, the resort centre of Phoenix. This ‘smart’ town set against the Camelback Mountain enjoys a wonderful climate. Enjoy the boutique shops in the old town area or play golf on one of the 250 golf courses.
One night Scottsdale

Day 2: Sedona
Depart Phoenix / Scottsdale and drive to Sedona. En route visit Montezuma Castle National Monument. Drive on to Sedona, surrounded by towering red rock formations that have been used in many Western Movies. To see the rock formation from above, take a ride in a hot air balloon or a four-wheel drive excursion across the terrain.
Two nights Sedona

Day 4: Grand Canyon
Drive via Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park. Visit Tusayan village, see the spectacular IMAX film and understand the wonders of this world famous Canyon, or take fixed wing or helicopter flights over the Canyon.
Two nights Grand Canyon

Day 6: Lake Powell
Drive to Lake Powell, stopping off at Cameron en route. Drive on to Page and Lake Powell. Glen Canyon Dam transformed the mighty Colorado River into a massive lake – Lake Powell. Take a boat trip or fly over the lake. You can visit Monument Valley from here.
Two nights Lake Powell

Day 8: Bryce Canyon
Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park. A land of Pines and Pinnacles and an immense semi-circular rock amphitheatre where strangely sculptured formations form tableaux of beauty.
Two nights Bryce Canyon

Day 10: Zion
Depart to Zion National Park. The hiking here is just spectacular. A free shuttle system has been introduced to eliminate traffic and parking problems, protect vegetation, and restore tranquillity to Zion Canyon. You may get on and off as often as you like. Take your picnic, map and walking shoes and enjoy visiting the Canyon this way.
Two nights Zion National Park

Day 12: Las Vegas
Drive to St George and visit the Mormon Church. Drive onwards to Las Vegas. Stroll through the casinos, visit Glittergulch, take a ride to the top of the Stratosphere and see the wedding parlours.
Two nights Las Vegas

Day 14: Kernville
Drive through Death Valley to Kernville via Stovepipe Wells. This is the Sequoia National Forest; a delightful stop.
Two nights Kernville

Day 16: Yosemite
Drive north to Yosemite. See the 7-mile long Yosemite Valley; undeniably one of the most beautiful in the world.
Two nights Yosemite

Day 18: Monterey
Drive to Monterey on the Pacific coast. Visit the Waterfront to see Cannery Row where old tin roof canneries made famous by John Steinbeck are converted into restaurants and art galleries.
Two nights Monterey

Day 20: San Francisco
Drive up to San Francisco – the beautiful ‘City on the Bay’. Take the half-day city tour, add a cruise to Alcatraz, see Sausalito and Muir Woods to the north of the city, take a tour of Chinatown and visit the mission where the city was founded.
Two nights San Francisco

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Little Gems

Little Gems

The Grand Canyon is without doubt a ‘must see’ on most peoples wish list, but don’t overlook the smaller canyons upstream.  The canyons of Bryce and Zion are equally wonderful and offer a glimpse at the geological history that has created the magnificent Grand Canyon.
 

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Virgin Atlantic Sale

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Not sure where to go for your next holiday or thinking of going to the States? Now is the perfect time to book especially as Virgin Atlantic have just announced they’re having a sale!

So whether you want to hit the shops in New York, mingle with the stars in Los Angeles or try your luck in Las Vegas, with prices starting from £348 per person if you book before the 22nd September what are you waiting for?

Date restrictions and terms and conditions apply.

To take advantage of these great offers call us on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk for more information on how to book you bespoke, tailor made holiday today.

Ultimate Road Trips – No. 1 – The Grand Circle, USA

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Have you ever promised yourself that you would drive one of the World’s iconic roads, taking in all the sights and sounds along the way? Some, such as Route 66, have found their way in to songs and others have featured in films and TV programmes. Others you may have heard or read about.

 Well perhaps 2015 is the year that you fulfil one of your dreams. To help you with your planning, over the next two weeks we at Experience Holidays will be featuring a different road trip from around the world to help you decide which one is for you.

 One that we would really encourage you to have at the top of your list is the Grand Circle which could easily take up a two week holiday with its diversity, spectacular scenery and wildlife.

 You could start your journey with a few days in Las   Vegas before heading out to some of the USA’s most spectacular National Parks. They lead neatly from one to the other starting at Bryce then on to Zion, Arches, Canyonland, Monument Valley and of course the big one – Grand Canyon. The names alone conjure up spectacular images of the grandeur of these Parks which pictures can only hint at. You will have the 360 degree view, the wind blowing through the trees and the glimpse of the Bighorn disappearing up the mountainside or the Californian Condor circling above your head.

 Nor is it just looking at the sights. The hiking trails through the Hoodoos in Bryce are well worth the effort and you will certainly feel as though you are in a Western movie as you trek through MonumentValley or raft down the Colorado River.

 It all starts with a phone call – 01323 446550

Or email: info@experienceholidays.co.uk

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