San Francisco Los Angeles & Las Vegas
San Francisco Los Angeles & Las Vegas, the classic USA Multi-centre holiday. Commonly known as the Golden Triangle of the USA, visit 3 different cities in one holiday. Over the years, the Golden Triangle has been one of our most popular USA multi-centre holidays and still continues to attract travellers of all kinds, offering three diverse cities in one holiday. You will not be disappointed.
Fly from the UK and spend 3 nights in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles for a further 3 nights. This classic trip ends with 4 nights in the city of Las Vegas.
San Francisco Los Angeles & Las Vegas Hotels:
The Hilton Union Square, San Francisco – 3 nights
The Queen Mary, Long Beach, Los Angeles – 3 nights
The Signature MGM Las Vegas – 4 nights
San Francisco Los Angeles & Las Vegas – Resort Information
Enjoy the Streets of San Francisco, visit Alcatraz, soak up the views of the Golden Gate Bridge and sample the fresh seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf. You can discover a more authentic side of San Francisco by strolling through the diverse Mission District or the vibrant Castro. And whether it’s climbing to the top of Twin Peaks or sauntering through Golden Gate Park, active types and nature lovers will find plenty to love about San Francisco.
Los Angeles, along with neighbouring Hollywood, Burbank and Beverly Hills, is the heart of American cinema, and the home of countless stars. Affectionately known as the ‘City of Angels’, this is a rollercoaster of a destination that sends you on a whirlwind adventure in glorious Californian sunshine. Enjoy an energetic shopping experience in Santee Alley or a concert under the stars at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. The rooftop bar at the Andaz West Hollywood is the perfect place to spend hot summer nights, while Loews Santa Monica provides a peaceful beach retreat. Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, see a game of baseball at Dodger Stadium, or ride roller coasters at Universal Studios Hollywood during your three-night stay in Los Angeles.
Enjoy a break Las Vegas style. Walk the famous Las Vegas Strip lined with mega-resorts and flashing neon lights place a bet at one of the many casinos, dine at world-class restaurants, shop designer boutiques, ride a rollercoaster … the list goes on. Don’t forget to include some bargain-hunting time and perhaps visit the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon during your stay. Enjoy gambling, dancing the night away or even just simply marvelling at the size and themes of the strips major hotels. ride the High Roller Observation Wheel or watch the signature dancing fountains at the Bellagio.
- Return flights from the UK
- Hotel accommodation throughout
- Internal USA flights
Any applicable hotel / resort fees – payable locally
Prices based on 11 November 2019 departure from London, 2 people sharing. Alternative dates and departure airports available, please ask for details
San Francisco Los Angeles & Las Vegas Hotels:
Rooms on the Queen Mary
The Queen Mary Full Suites are the most spacious and luxurious accommodations on the ship and perfectly encapsulate why the Queen Mary set a new bar for ocean liner luxury. The entryway leads you into a separate living room perfect for gathering with friends or relaxing, & also includes a private bedroom, as well as a breakfast nook area. Adorned with only the finest authentic polished wood and original artwork, the Full Suite exudes a regal luxury unlike that of any Long Beach hotel.
Regal, comfortable and charming. The Queen Mary Mini Suite provides guests the best of both worlds and offer an unparalleled look into what transatlantic travel was like for the wealthiest travelers. The private bedroom includes a plush Queen size bed, while the living area has a sofa. The Mini Suite also features operable porthole(s) for great views and ocean breezes as well as a refrigerator and two bathrooms.
Our most popular room! Space and luxury are the defining attributes of the Deluxe Stateroom. The preferred choice of first-class travelers back in the day, the Deluxe Stateroom also includes a large built-in headboard with bookshelves, as well as operable porthole(s). The rich polished wood and Art Deco décor give guests a 1930’s feel without ever sacrificing the convenience of modern amenities. Additionally, several of our King Deluxe Staterooms are on the starboard side and include beautiful Long Beach Harbor views.
Making the long journey from Southampton, England to New York City families often opted for larger accommodations, making the Family Stateroom an ideal choice. Today, just because you won’t be spending a week at sea doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a little extra space. Some feature two bedroom areas and authentic built-in storage, these rooms provide ample space for the entire family without losing any of the cozy charm of the other staterooms.
A perfect blend of authentic style and modern amenities. The Standard Staterooms, larger than the average cruise ship cabin, feature operable porthole(s) facing either the port or starboard side of the ship, for a true ocean liner experience. An authentic Art Deco mirror serves as the room’s centerpiece, which also includes original built-in storage areas for all your belongings. Rich polished wood décor gives this room a comfortable yet regal feel, while still offering all the modern conveniences of a contemporary hotel.
Stateroom B340 has a large volume of recorded paranormal activity with many stories of haunted encounters noted in the ship’s logs. Reports date back to the final ocean voyage in 1967 and include complaints from guests staying in B340 claiming that someone was knocking on the door in the middle of the night. Other complaints include bathroom lights turning on by themselves, the sink faucet turning on and off on its own, and unexplained bathroom doors shutting. Are you brave enough to stay?
The Queen Mary’s creation and launch was nothing if not extraordinary and her story is rich with history, elegance and grandeur. From the time her construction began in 1930 in Clydebank, Scotland, the Queen Mary was destined to stand in a class all her own. Despite suffering economic setbacks during the Great Depression, which stalled construction on the ship for several years, Cunard Line spared no expense on building the Queen Mary – which was originally known as job #534.
The Legend Behind The Name
Legend has it that the board of directors at Cunard had decided to name the ship the Queen Victoria, which would have been in keeping with the tradition of Cunard ships having the “ia” suffix (Mauretania, Aquitania and Berengeria). As per protocol, legend states that the Cunard directors went to ask King George his blessing of the ship’s proposed name saying, “We have decided to name our new ship after England’s greatest Queen,” meaning Queen Victoria, the King’s Grandmother. Upon which the King is reported to have stated, “My wife (Queen Mary) will be delighted that you are naming the ship after her.”
The Maiden Voyage Of The Queen Mary
On May 27, 1936, the Queen Mary departed from Southampton, England embarking on her maiden voyage. She boasted five dining areas and lounges, two cocktail bars and swimming pools, a grand ballroom, a squash court and even a small hospital. The Queen Mary had set a new benchmark in transatlantic travel, which the rich and famous considered as the only civilized way to travel. She quickly seized the hearts and imaginations of the public on both sides of the Atlantic, representing the spirit of an era known for its elegance, class and style.
Since her retirement from the sea as an active liner in 1967, the Queen Mary has never been more popular as an iconic Southern California attraction, hotel, and venue for special events. The ship carried some 2.2 million passengers in peacetime and 810,000 military personnel in the Second World War, but here in Long Beach, an estimated 50 million people have visited. The day the ship was launched in 1934, a well-known English psychic, Lady Mable Fortiscue-Harrison would predict, “The Queen Mary will know her greatest fame and popularity when she never sails another mile or carries another fare-paying passenger.” A compelling insight!
From The Height Of Luxury To WWII
For three years after her maiden voyage, the Queen Mary was the grandest ocean liner in the world carrying Hollywood celebrities like Bob Hope and Clark Gable, royalty like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and dignitaries like Winston Churchill. During this time she even set a new speed record, which she held for 14 years. But when the Queen Mary docked in New York in September 1939 that would be the last time she would carry civilian passengers for many years.
As World War II started, the Queen Mary’s transformation into a troopship had begun. She was painted a camouflaged grey color and stripped of her luxurious amenities. Dubbed the “Grey Ghost” because of her stealth and stark color, the Queen Mary was the largest and fastest troopship to sail, capable of transporting as many as 16,000 troops at 30 knots. After the end of WWII, the Queen Mary began a 10-month retrofitting process, which would return the ship to her original glory. On July 21, 1947, the Queen Mary resumed regular passenger service across the Atlantic Ocean, and continued to do so for nearly two more decades.
The Last Great Cruise
The increasing popularity of air travel helped signal the end of an era for the Queen Mary. By 1965 the entire Cunard fleet was operating at a loss and they decided to retire and sell the legendary Queen Mary. On October 31, 1967, the Queen Mary departed on her final cruise, arriving in Long Beach, California, on December 9, 1967. She has called Southern California her home ever since. The Queen Mary is now a floating Hotel, Attraction and Event & Wedding Venue, home to three world-class restaurants and an icon in Southern California.
The Signature at MGM Grand
A quiet place right off the Las Vegas Strip, the Signature at MGM Grand is an all-suite, casino-free resort. Each suite tower at the resort features its own private pool, both family-friendly and adult-only. For relaxation right in the middle of the action, your bet should be placed on the Signature at MGM Grand.
This all-suite resort right in the heart of the action of the Las Vegas Strip is quiet, peaceful, and convenient for holiday makers. Guests have access to the amenities at the Signature at MGM Grand, including private pools, fitness centre, and restaurants & room service. There is also a private, enclosed walkway to the MGM Grand making it convenient to get in on the action just steps away.
There are a various options for dining at the Signature at MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas. Choose either a sit down meal, grab a quick coffe, sip on a drink at our bar, or dine in your room with room service available until midnight. A quick walk to the MGM Grand also provides a number of fine dining and buffet options.
At each Signature tower, you’ll find a private heated pool complete with cabanas and poolside cocktail service. Wet Republic, the day club experience with saltwater pools, celebrity DJs, top-shelf beverages and VIP cabanas and bungalows is just steps away. And the nearby MGM Grand Pool Complex offers complete access to the premier pool experience on the Las Vegas Strip. So, immerse yourself in five pools, three whirlpools and a lazy river. It’s a splash.