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San Francisco tours


Behold the West Coast

There's so much to see and do in San Francisco, there’s a chance you won’t want to leave. A stay in one of the world’s greatest cities will tick off lots of must-see sights, but once you’ve filled your boots, why not set out to explore California’s coastal scenery or take off on one of the West’s other seriously good routes. Go the long way round to LA, heading inland to explore famous National Parks like Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone – and throw in the razzle-dazzle of Las Vegas for good measure. Or take in the scenery of the Pacific Coast Highway — it really is something else.

From San Fran’s Golden Gate Bridge to LA’s Hollywood sign, and so much in between, take a look at our tours below departing from San Francisco or check out our San Francisco holidays to start planning your West Coast adventure. 

It's Got Yellowstone

It's Got Yellowstone

The fastest route isn’t always the best. So we take you from San Fran to LA the long way round, ticking off no less than seven National Parks. Take in the geysers of Yellowstone, the snowy peaks of Grand Teton, the sandstone curves of Arches, the ravines of Canyonlands, the ‘wrinkle on the earth’ of Capitol Reef and the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. Plus, of course, the eye-defying Grand Canyon. You can also discover gold rush country, following old prospector trails to the capital of Sacramento and the railroad town Elko, and the pioneer’s route along Humboldt River. And you’ll get to see America’s contrasts, from the Mojave Desert to the lakes of Tahoe and Powell, and from Route 66’s ageless Seligman to forever evolving Las Vegas. Add to this a stop off at Craters of the Moon National Monument, with lunar landscapes so realistic the first men on the moon trained there.

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Western Highlights from London Heathrow

Western Highlights from London Heathrow

Getting off the beaten track isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. As some head in search of the world’s best-kept secrets, others know there’s a reason some places aren’t secret at all. The highlights of San Francisco, LA, Las Vegas and San Diego* (optional) take you on a well-trodden path; with their iconic sights and nearby national parks drawing in the West’s best dining, shopping, and nightlife.
Stomping ground of the rich and famous, LA is filled with photo opportunities: the finish line of Route 66, those legendary ‘Baywatch’ lifeguard towers, the white letters of the Hollywood sign, your favourite Walk of Fame star, maybe even an Instagram-worthy shot of your dinner on the Queen Mary.
That’s if you’ve any memory left after snapping the landmarks lining the West’s shoreline, from San Francisco, where the piers of Fisherman’s Wharf and boutiques of Union Square vie for attention, and the chance to visit Monterey and Carmel adds photo finds, down to San Diego, California’s second largest city.
Of course, you may need a large lens to capture Yosemite’s towering Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, the scale of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, the mountain backdrop of Palm Springs, and the extravagance of Las Vegas.

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Western Highlights from Manchester

Western Highlights from Manchester

Travel a well-trodden and well-photographed route from San Francisco to LA, via Las Vegas and iconic National Parks. Take in city sights and some of the West’s best dining, shopping, and nightlife. 

Hangout for the rich and famous, LA is full of things to gawk at and a great spot for your Insta snaps. There’s the end of legendary Route 66, those Baywatch lifeguard towers, the white letters of the Hollywood sign and your Walk of Fame idol. In San Francisco, the piers of Fisherman’s Wharf and boutiques of Union Square battle for your attention. There’s a chance to visit Monterey and Carmel, plus San Diego and Palm Springs. But save your best photo skills for Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, and to capture the glitz of Las Vegas.

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Northern California Adventure

Northern California Adventure

From one of America’s most-loved cities to the vineyards of Sonoma County and the natural beauty of Yosemite and Lake Tahoe, NorCal is a little bit special. And, touring at a slow pace with long stopovers, you’ll have plenty of time to immerse yourself in its laidback spirit.

Your trip starts in San Francisco where you can tick off the city sights. And, with a bike for a day, we recommend a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, the beaches, and Muir Woods. Then, you'll leave the city lights behind as you drive up to the wineries and tasting rooms of Napa and Sonoma. As well as wine tasting, you can enjoy exquisite restaurants and chic galleries, and the vineyards are just perfect for afternoon strolls and biking. There are more sights to behold at Lake Tahoe and Yosemite and you’ll have time to bike or hike your way through the towering forests. For something more serene, simply wander along the beaches and shores of Lake Tahoe and snap Yosemite’s jaw-dropping sights, like Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and El Capitan.

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Can't see what you are after? We have plenty of other USA tours starting in the West Coast for you to explore.

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