Best of America’s West

  • Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • San Francisco, Monterey, San Simeon, Los Angeles, Las Vegas
  • San Francisco Deluxe Hop on hop off Tour.
  • Alcatraz Prison Tour
  • Los Angeles Deluxe Hop on hop off Tour.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Las Vegas 2 Days Hop on Hop Off Tour
  • Rental of a mid-size car
  • Unlimited Mileage, Rental Car Insurance (CDW/LDW)

Best of the West offers an unforgettable 12-day journey across California and Nevada. Visit San Francisco, the Monterey Coast, drive the 17 Mile Drive, witness the lone Cypress Tree, and visit the famous Hearst Castle in San Simeon.  Explore Los Angeles, Anaheim, Sana Monica, and Marina Del Rey; enjoy the entertainment & excitement that the Sin City of Las Vegas offers. Our tour offers a total experience where you'll get to visit some of the top destinations in the West, allowing you to get up close and personal with iconic attractions. From great shopping and exciting nightlife in San Francisco, Los Angeles offers to a photo safari among Hearst Castle's grounds and getting wild in Vegas, this package has something for everyone. Experience 12 days full of adventure.

This tour is fully customizable.  It is possible to operate the tour in the opposite direction. 

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

This morning, you will arrive at San Francisco International Airport. After you have picked up your bags, proceed to the Car Rental office. You will present the confirmation voucher along with your valid Driver's License and credit card to rent your pre-booked car.

Once you pick up your car, proceed to the hotel in downtown San Francisco.

Rest of the day is free to explore.

Overnight in San Francisco, CA.
Ride the double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with 20+ different stops at key points of interest, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and Haight Ashbury.

Park your car today.  The most efficient way to see San Francisco in a day would be the San Francisco Hop On Hop Off  Tour.  We have you covered:

1. San Francisco Deluxe Hop on hop off Tour - Our Deluxe 2-day ticket gives you the chance to experience all of the best sights and attractions that San Francisco has to offer! From world-renowned landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge to bustling city streets, you'll uncover all aspects of this diverse California city. You'll get a panoramic Night Tour so you can witness the beauty of San Francisco in its after dark splendor, plus your choice of either USS Pampanito or a 2-hour bike rental with Blazing Saddles across the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge! Our Deluxe 2-day tour is truly an unforgettable sightseeing experience.

2. Alcatraz Prison Tour – Alcatraz Island is an iconic piece of US history, and the Alcatraz Prison Tour gives its guests a unique opportunity to experience this part of history firsthand. Here, you will get to step back in time and explore the prison cellhouse that held such notorious gangsters as Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. As part of the tour, you will get to visit the sights where these inmates made their marks on America’s past, including areas like Alcatraz showers, Alcatraz cells, Alcatraz Solitary Confinement, Alcatraz Dining Hall and much more. The Alcatraz Prison Tour is surely not one to be missed for those with an interest in US history.

Overnight in San Francisco, CA.
Spending a day free in San Francisco can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Start the morning by taking a ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and explore its historic structures, famous prison cells and magnificent gardens. After that, devote some time to Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can marvel at the beautiful city from Golden Gate Park and view breathtaking sites such as Ghirardelli Square, Hyde Street Pier and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Afternoon activities could include winding through classic streets admiring all of San Francisco's unique characteristics or walking Lombard Street for an amazing view of Victorian-style homes with bulbous hydrangeas once owned by eccentric millionaires. Treat yourself to dinner in Chinatown with its bustling street vendors before setting in for the night. Enjoy local bands jamming on street corners or a stroll on Ocean Beach as Cap your perfect day under stars.

Overnight in San Francisco, CA.
Driving Distance: 119 Miles | 2 ½ hours
Driving from San Francisco to Monterey is a journey filled with stunning coastline views and glimpses of awe-inspiring wildlife. Start by following the scenic Pacific Coast Highway (1) out of San Francisco, passing through the charming towns of Pacifica and Half Moon Bay, where you can delight in local eateries for lunch along the way. Further south, stop at NatureBridge's Rancho Corral de Tierra to explore the trails shielded from coastal fog by rolling hills. As you drive closer to Monterey, make sure to also check out picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea and the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, where you can marvel at waterfalls cascading beside an 80-foot cliff. Guests visiting during sunset or twilight hours can look forward to captivating sights of bright stars and glimmering ocean views as they approach their final destination in Monterey.

Overnight in Monterey, CA.
Driving Distance: 94 Miles | 2 ½ hours
Taking the drive from Monterey to San Simeon is a must for anyone looking to take in breathtaking views of the California coastline. While on the road, you'll pass through amazing areas such as Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur, offering spectacular ocean vistas and lush vegetation along every mile. Wildlife enthusiasts will be sure to have some great photo opportunities all along the way, from charismatic sea otters to majestic whales breaching in the ocean. Whether you're an experienced traveler or just beginning your adventures on the West Coast, a trip between Monterey and San Simeon is sure to create treasured memories that will last a lifetime.

Overnight in San Simeon, CA.
Driving Distance: 245 Miles | 5 ½ hours
Hitting the open road can be exhilarating and a journey from San Simeon to Los Angeles provides some of the most beautiful scenery along California's Central Coast. From Casa Del Mar, enjoy stunning ocean views as you continue your drive to Santa Barbara, its Spanish colonial-style buildings providing a quaint backdrop for exploring the city. Take in the sunshine at Malibu before getting really up close and personal with nature on the jaw-dropping Pacific Coast Highway – just remember to keep your eyes on the road! When you reach Santa Monica, stop for a quick swim at its beach before continuing on to Los Angeles where you can explore iconic sites such as Hollywood Walk of Fame and Griffith Observatory while taking in panoramic views of this vibrant city.

Overnight in Los Angeles, CA.
Park your car today and let us take you on your tour of Los Angeles.

If you're looking for the most comprehensive LA sightseeing experience, look no further. Our Deluxe Ticket provides all the necessary elements for an unforgettable stay in Los Angeles. The Celebrity Homes & Lifestyle convertible minibus tour is a must-see - truly unique and exclusive - and allows visitors to get up close and personal with iconic homes and landmarks of the city's A-list residents. The 2-day open-top, double-decker Los Angeles sightseeing bus tour is perfect for taking in all its diverse neighborhoods, while the guided walking tour through the illustrious TCL Chinese Theatres makes it easy to uncover Hollywood's secrets. All in all, our Deluxe Ticket guarantees an unforgettable city break.

Overnight in Los Angeles, CA
Visiting Universal Studios Hollywood is an absolute must for any movie aficionado or thrill-seeker. Located in Los Angeles, this film studio-theme park is bursting with exhilarating experiences to enjoy – from the 3D cinematic adventure of King Kong 360 3-D to the thrilling Wizarding World of Harry Potter and exciting rides such as The Simpsons Ride and Transformers. With a range of exhilarating attractions, activities, restaurants and live entertainment, the park has something to offer everyone. Whether you're hoping to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience or just want to take a day off from everyday life, Universal Studios Hollywood should be added to your travel itinerary!

Overnight in Los Angeles, CA
Driving Distance: 270 Miles | 4 ½ hours
Taking a roadtrip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas is an amazing experience. From LA, take the I-15 freeway north and prepare to be amazed. It is a scenic drive through vast regions of desert landscape, stunning mountain views, and unique cities. Drivers have plenty of options for restroom and refreshment stops along the way as well as gas stations, giving them plenty of opportunities along the way to recharge themselves or their vehicle. Once in Las Vegas, travelers will find themselves surrounded by high-energy entertainment and exquisite dining options. This drive between two vibrant cities offers an unforgettable vacation experience.

Overnight in Las Vegas, NV
Park your car today and let us take you on your tour of Las Vegas.

Let our Premium Ticket be your ticket to an exciting day of sightseeing in Las Vegas! With our hop-on, hop-off tour, you can explore all of the top landmarks and attractions at your own pace. Throughout the journey, you will receive captivating commentary from live guides who will fill you in on interesting facts and stories behind each stop. As if that wasn't enough, this ticket also grants admission to our fascinating Night Tour, so you can check out the city when it's dressed up for a night on the town. 

Overnight in Las Vegas, NV
A day free in Las Vegas is a great opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of the iconic city. Start your journey at the heart of it all, The Strip. During the day, walk and admire the towering hotels, unique street performers, and a wide array of restaurants from around the world. Once you’ve soaked up some sunshine, experience why Las Vegas is renowned for its nightlife by experiencing some of its many attractions such as Cirque du Soleil shows or local casinos. For those looking for a break from Sin City’s temptations, step away with a quick drive to nearby trails offering hikes and breathtaking views of Red Rock Canyon or take a trip out to Hoover Dam—a historical marvel and testament to innovation located only an hour away! No matter how you choose to spend your day in Las Vegas, you’ll sure morning guaranteed memories that will last all year long.

Overnight in Las Vegas, NV
Driving Distance: 17.9 Miles | 40 min
Today is the last day of your tour. After having breakfast, you will need to check out of the hotel and drive to Los Angeles international airport. 

Upon arriving at the airport, you can drop off your car and check-in for your flight. It has been a wonderful trip that has left many great memories for you!

End of your Best of the West tour.


  • 11 Night accommodations.
    • 3 nights in San Francisco, CA
    • 1 night in Monterey / Carmel, CA
    • 1 night in San Simeon, CA
    • 3 nights in Los Angeles, CA
    • 3 nights in Las Vegas, NV
  • San Francisco Deluxe Hop on hop off Tour.
  • Alcatraz Prison Tour.
  • Los Angeles Deluxe Hop on hop off Tour.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood - 1 Day Pass (General Admissions)
  • Las Vegas 2 Days Hop on Hop Off Tour (day and night tour 2-day pass)
  • Rental of a mid-size car.
  • Unlimited Mileage.
  • Taxes.


  • Rental Car Insurance (CDW/LDW).  This is offered as an Optional Add-on.
  • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Breakfast and other meals.
  • Resort Fees may apply at some of the hotels.
  • Additional Driver Fees.
  • Roadside assistance. 
  • Gas for the vehicle.
  • GPS. Racks, etc.
  • Child and Infant Seats.
  • Parking (including at hotels) and Tolls.
  • Park Fees (where applicable).
  • Porterage at hotels. 
  • Bottled Water in hotel rooms.
  • Visa and Documentation Fees.
  • Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Gratuities for hotel staff (optional).
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. If client declines your offer to sell Travel Insurance, you are required to secure a Liability Waiver signed by the client that you must provide us on demand.  We sell Travel Insurance to residents of Ontario.  Non-residents of Ontario as well as clients from abroad must purchase Travel Insurance in the province/state/country where they reside. 
  • Optional Tours and activities.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges.  Charges will apply.
  • If applicable, cost of any RTPCR/Antigen Test or costs related to quarantine.

Accommodations Featured

DestinationsStandard CategoryDeluxe Category
San Francisco
Homewood Suites by Hilton SFO Airport North
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Monterey / Carmel
Hilton Garden Inn Gilroy
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
San Simeon
Quality Inn Near Hearst Castle
Quality Inn Near Hearst Castle
Los Angeles
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
Las VegasNew York-New York Hotel & Casino
The Signature at MGM Grand (All Suites)

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.


Room Configuration Beds Occupancy

For more information on Rooming and how rates apply, please refer to Important Notes

Optional Tour

These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

Notes about this Tour

Operation Info

YearOperating Dates
20231 May to 31 oct 
20241 May to 31 oct 
 Blackout dates may apply. Please check with us for more details



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