Golden West Adventure - 2022

Start: Los Angeles, CA, USA Finish: 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Visiting: Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Scottsdale, Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Williams, Las Vegas, Tulare, Yosemite National Park, Merced, San Francisco, Monterey, Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground, San Luis Obispo, Solvang, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Arizona, California


Duration: 13 Nights

Physical rating: Active pace

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.

Tour code: 506773

Tour operator: Cosmos

Age range: 5-99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2430

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Tour Overview

Come and explore the Golden West on this affordable holiday through California, Arizona, and Nevada. You’ll begin in Los Angeles for guided sightseeing in the “City of Angels.” Take a drive through Hollywood and see the legendary TCL Chinese Theater, the Dolby Theater, and the Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard. Stroll through Farmers Market, with more than 140 shops and eateries. Travel through the California desert to Palm Springs, and spend the night in this desert oasis. Continue on to Scottsdale in the arid Arizona climate, and visit Old Town where Western storefronts create an aura of the past. Visit the red-rock town of Sedona, and pass through scenic Oak Creek Canyon and the San Francisco Mountains for a day at the glorious Grand Canyon. Cross the Mohave Desert for two nights in the bright lights of Las Vegas. Try your hand at the blackjack table, play the slot machines, or ask your Tour Director for expert suggestions for dining and shopping. Continue to majestic Yosemite National Park to explore its spectacular lakes, cascading waterfalls, giant sequoia trees, and giant granite domes.

Highlights

  • iconGRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing
  • iconSAN FRANCISCO Sightseeing; Golden Gate Bridge
  • iconSANTA BARBARA Sightseeing
  • iconLOS ANGELES Sightseeing
  • iconWILLIAMS Historic Route 66
  • iconLAS VEGAS Orientation tour of the famous Las Vegas "strip"
  • iconMONTEREY Sightseeing including Cannery Row, 1-7 Mile Drive, Carmel, Big Sur Highway, and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  • iconYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing

Places You'll See

Countries:
USA
Santa Barbara
Monterey
Williams
Los Angeles
San Fransico
Grand Canyon National Park
Las Vegas
Yosemite National Park

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Westin Bonaventure (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Welcome to Los Angeles! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

icon Day 2 : Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Westin Bonaventure (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of Tinseltown. Drive through Hollywood and see the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. A historic gem, this world-famous cinema (formerly, Grauman’s) has hosted some of the most exclusive movie premieres in Hollywood history. The Dolby Theater (formerly the Kodak Theater) is the first permanent home of the glamorous Academy Awards. See the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where iconic terrazzo stars grace block after city block of Hollywood Boulevard. Explore The Original Farmers Market, with more than 140 shops and restaurants. The remainder of your day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions for further exploration of the city.

icon Day 3 : Los Angeles–Palm Springs

Location: Palm Springs

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Palm Springs Courtyard (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Journey to the desert oasis of Palm Springs. Ever since Hollywood stars first came here in the 1930’s laying claim to ranch-style estates and holding up in elite hotels, the clean dry air and sunshine have made Palm Springs irresistible.

icon Day 4 : Palm Springs–Scottsdale

Location: Scottsdale

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Saguaro Scottsdale (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Travel through cacti-covered desert towards Old Town Scottsdale where Western storefronts create an aura of the past. Afterward, enjoy free time to explore a taste of the Old West with restaurants, shopping, and Western bars. With wooden beams, wagon wheels, and cowboy hats abundant, you will feel like you have traveled back in time to the era of outlaws and saloons.

icon Day 5 : Scottsdale–Sedona–Grand Canyon National Park–Williams

Location: Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Williams

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: La Quinta Inn & Suites- Grand Canyon Area (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

First stop today is a visit to Sedona, a center for Southwestern and New Age arts. Climb through Oak Creek Canyon with its weather-sculpted formations of dramatic, color-tinted crags. Then pass by the San Francisco Mountains and beautiful pine forests to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take our optional helicopter flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-colored walls plunging 6,093 feet into the Colorado River. Stay overnight in Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route 66 as the main street.

icon Day 6 : Williams–Las Vegas

Location: Williams, Las Vegas

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sahara Las Vegas (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Cross the old Mohave gold-strike country, that still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in the natural desert beauty. Look out for Joshua trees, a species of the lily family that grows to 40 feet high and can live for more than 300 years. Today’s destination is the man-made oasis in the Nevada desert that is Las Vegas, a fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, and glamorous shows. An orientation tour upon arrival shows off many of the themed casino resorts along the colorful “Strip.”

icon Day 7 : Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sahara Las Vegas (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

The day is free for exploring on your own. Your Tour Director will have plenty of activities to choose from and will recommend favorite restaurants and shopping areas.

icon Day 8 : Las Vegas–Tulare

Location: Tulare

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Best Western Town & Country Lodge (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Departing the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. See the vast Mojave Desert, which covers one-fifth of California. Pass through the agricultural land and overnight in Tulare in the central San Joaquin Valley.

icon Day 9 : Tulare–Yosemite National Park–Merced

Location: Yosemite National Park, Merced

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Days Inn by Wyndham Merced (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, we enter Yosemite National Park, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, giant granite domes, towering pinnacles, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests. Afterward, drive to Merced.

icon Day 10 : Merced–San Francisco

Location: San Francisco

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Cartlon (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, we continue west to the “Golden Gate City” of San Francisco, famous for its cable cars. After lunch, included sightseeing takes in the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, and bustling Fisherman’s Wharf.

icon Day 11 : San Francisco

Location: San Francisco

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Cartlon (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

The day is free for you to explore more of this fascinating city. Choose from a variety of optional excursions or visit fascinating Alcatraz Prison. Get a close-up look at the infamous federal penitentiary that was off limits to the public for years. NOTE:Consider advance ticket purchase for Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service.

icon Day 12 : San Francisco–17-Mile Drive–Carmel–Monterey

Location: Monterey

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Monterey Downtown Days Inn (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

This morning, travel south to picturesque Monterey, which was once Spain’s Californian capital. Visit Monterey Harbor’s historic Old Fisherman’s Wharf to look for sea lions and otters, then visit Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name. During your free time, consider an unforgettable visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium—known for its interactive exhibits and teeming sea life. Later, take in the spectacular Pacific Ocean waves from legendary 17-Mile Drive and the rugged Pacific coastline en route to Carmel Bay. Nestled in a pine forest beside the picturesque coastline, Carmel by the Sea is a storybook setting not to be missed.

icon Day 13 : Monterey–Big Sur Highway–Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park–San Luis Obispo–Solvang

Location: Pfeiffer Big Sur Campground, San Luis Obispo, Solvang

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hadsten House Inn (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today, you will experience one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world—Big Sur. Experience stunning views, redwood forests, and the Pacific Ocean crashing below. Keep your camera handy, as there will be plenty of scenic photo stops. Visit, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, nicknamed “mini Yellowstone.” Experience the deep shade and cathedral-like beauty of California Redwoods, while surrounded by peaks that tower high above the Big Sur River Gorge. Enjoy time in San Luis Obispo before making your way to Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. There’s time to walk the flower-lined village streets and enjoy the “Old World” architecture. Tasty bakery treats and perhaps a Danish smorgasbord for dinner all add to the unique experience.

icon Day 14 : Solvang–Santa Barbara–Santa Monica–Los Angeles

Location: Solvang, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Meals: No Meals

From Solvang, it’s a short drive south to coastal Santa Barbara. Sightseeing includes a photo stop at the historic mission and a visit to the pier. There’s time to wander along the bustling waterfront or do some shopping in some of the most talked-about boutiques in downtown Santa Barbara. Next, we make our way to the Santa Monica Pier and the ultimate Southern California beach. Afterward, guests with outbound flights will head to Los Angeles International Airport. Please schedule flights after 5 pm.

What's Included

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    Meals – Breakfast Only

    4 Breakfasts

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Accommodation

    It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

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    Fully Guided

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

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    International Travel

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    Cosmos requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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