Vancouver to Los Angeles Cruise & Las Vegas
Fly from the UK to Vancouver, make your way independently to your central hotel where the remainder of the day will be spent at leisure. (overnight Vancouver)
This morning, see the sights of Vancouver -- Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, Robson Street, 1,000 Acre Stanley Park, West Coast Nature Indian Totem Poles, Granville Island, Chinatown and historic Gastown, includes admission to the Lookout Tower. Afternoon at Leisure. Overnight: Vancouver
You are free today to explore the city at leisure. No trip to Vancouver would be complete without a visit to Stanley Park. Situated between English Bay and Burrard Inlet, the peninsula at the north-western edge of down-town Vancouver, Stanley Park covers 1,000 acres. Its seawall, beaches, walking trails, totem poles, aquarium, pool, miniature railway and more attract 8 million visitors each year. Why not hop on one of the horse drawn tours that make its way around the park? Overnight: Vancouver
Full day free to explore this wonderful vibrant city. Why not take the time and check out Grouse Mountain or do something really different and visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge and take in the new breathtaking Capilano Cliffwalk. We can arrange this for you (prices available on request). Overnight Vancouver
Spend the morning at leisure before embarking your 7 night Princess cruise around Astoria, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles
As the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, Astoria offers a rich history for your exploration. It was first visited by Captain Robert Gray in 1792, by the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery in 1805, then adventuresome pioneers by the thousands. Now its your turn to experience the excitement of exploring Astoria.
Within a 20 mile radius, one can see dozens of exciting attractions including Fort Stevens State Park, Fort Astoria, Heritage Center Museum, Flavel House Museum, Uppertown Fire Fighters Museum, Astoria Column and the Columbia River Maritime Museum, home to one of the nation's finest displays of model ships and nautical artifacts.
Astoria offers other fun discoveries, such as historic Victorian homes and the beautiful 4.1 mile-long Astoria Bridge.
Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog - welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colorful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that's part of the tang of the city.
"Welcome to Paradise," is a fitting expression for those visiting the coastal city of Santa Barbara. Called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a place where food, art, history, fashion, wine and sunshine mix to create a delightful and unique experience for the visitor. Charming Spanish and Moorish style buildings graced by brilliantly-colored bougainvillea, palm-lined beaches, a warm Mediterranean climate, charming sidewalk cafés and a pristine seaside setting are some of the aesthetic reasons for visiting Santa Barbara.
The "Queen of the Missions," Santa Barbara's Old Mission can be traced back to the 1700's when the mission was built to bring Christianity to the Chumash Indians. The Old Mission is now a California Historical Landmark and is one of the most popular attractions in the area.
Just outside of Santa Barbara, lies the Santa Ynez Valley which is home to numerous world-renowned wineries. The scenic beauty of the dramatic mountains, lush valleys and oak trees is only surpassed by the rich flavors of the wines produced in the area.
The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the "dream machine." In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown's high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?
Los Angeles is a port of embarkation and disembarkation for some cruises
Bright lights, glitz and glamour – A shimmering mirage in the middle of the Nevada desert. All neon lights and live entertainment, Las Vegas is a monumental amusement centre crammed with colourful casinos, swish shopping malls, top-name shows and innumerable restaurants. Strolling down the Strip is like taking a world tour, passing the Eiffel Tower, the canals of Venice, New York skyscrapers and Egyptian pyramids along the way. Volcanoes erupt, fountains bedazzle, light shows illuminate the night sky. Just book your holiday today and you'll be on your way.