Golden West Adventure

15 Day Guided Tour from Los Angeles to Los Angeles with Cosmos

Read 33 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 15 Day Golden West Adventure. Spend 15 days visiting hot spots throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. Overnights include 2 nights in Los Angeles, 1 night in Scottsdale, Williams, Tulare, Modesto, Monterey, Solvang...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Los Angeles
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Los Angeles
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
USA
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
Cosmos
1,625 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
33 Reviews
Trip Code:
8500

Itinerary

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1 Los Angeles
Welcome to Los Angeles! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
2 Los Angeles
Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of Tinseltown. Drive through Hollywood and see the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. A historic gem, this worldfamous cinema (formerly, Grauman's), has hosted some of the most exclusive movie premieres in Hollywood history. The Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) 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 and Street-air 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.
3 Los Angeles - Palm Springs
Journey to the desert oasis of Palm Springs. Ever since Hollywood stars first came here in the 1930s, laying claim to ranch-style estates and holding up in elite hotels, the clean, dry air and sunshine have made Palm Springs irresistible.
4 Palm Springs - Scottsdale
Travel through cacti-covered desert toward 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'll feel like you've travelled back in time to the era of outlaws and saloons.
5 Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park - Williams
Travel to Sedona, a thriving centre for New Age arts set in Canyon Country. On to the weather-sculptured rock formations of Oak Creek Canyon. Travel alongside the San Francisco Mountains and beautiful pine forests to the South Rim of the GRAND CANYON. Time to stroll the canyon rim- or, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take an optional helicopter flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 6,093 feet (1857 metres) into the Colorado River. Overnight in Williams, a mountain town with Route 66 as the Main Street and the gateway to the Grand Canyon.
6 Williams - Las Vegas
Cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert beauty. Watch for Joshua trees, a species of the lily family that grows to more than 40 feet in height and can live up to 300 years. By late afternoon, reach Las Vegas, the fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, bars, and glamorous shows. An orientation tour upon arrival shows off many of the themed casino resorts along the colourful "Strip." This evening, we highly recommend a night out to a dazzling stage show featuring top Vegas entertainment.
7 Las Vegas
The day is free to swim and sunbathe at the hotel pool or to explore the varied casinos and shopping plazas. Your Tour Director will have more suggestions. Consider a river float trip through the Black Canyon.
8 Las Vegas - Tulare
Departing the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. You'll 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.
9 Tulare - Yosemite National Park - Modesto
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 Modesto. (CB)
10 Modesto - Sausalito - San Francisco
This morning, we continue west to the "Golden Gate City" of San Francisco, famous for its cable cars. Lunch in the pristine waterfront community of Sausalito. Free time to explore this quaint, Mediterranean-style village's shops, galleries, and breathtaking views. Afterward, included sightseeing takes in the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge. (CB)
11 San Francisco
The day is free for you to explore more of this fascinating city. Perhaps visit fascinating Alcatraz Prison. Get a close-up look at the infamous federal penitentiary that was off limits to the public for years. Afterward, the day is yours to explore the "City by the Bay." Choose from a variety of optional excursions. NOTE: Consider advance ticket purchase for Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service
12 San Francisco
Another day at leisure to explore this most beautiful city. Perhaps ride San Francisco's historic cable cars, take a walking tour of one of the city's diverse neighbourhoods, enjoy an Italian coffee at a sidewalk cafe in North Beach, or shop for bargains in Union Square.
13 San Francisco - Monterey
Today, you travel south to picturesque Monterey, which was once Spain's Californian capital, and visit historic Fisherman's Wharf, where you may spot sea lions and otters. This afternoon, travel to Monterey and visit Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck's novel of the same name. The rest of the day is free, so why not visit Monterey Bay Aquarium known for its interactive exhibits and teeming sea life?
14 Monterey - 17 - Mile Drive - Carmel - Solvang
Today, you'll take in spectacular 17-MILE DRIVE. Watch Pacific Ocean waves en route to Carmel on Carmel Bay. Nestled in a pine forest, the one-square-mile village of Carmel is incredibly dynamic, yet still quaint and picturesque. Afterward, on 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. (CB)
15 Solvang - Santa Barbara - Santa Monica - Los Angeles
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. (CB)

Cosmos Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • LOS ANGELES: Sightseeing.
  • GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK: Sightseeing.
  • WILLIAMS: Historic Route 66.
  • LAS VEGAS: Orientation tour of the famous Las Vegas "Strip"
  • YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: Sightseeing.
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Sightseeing; Golden Gate Bridge.
  • MONTEREY: Sightseeing including Cannery Row, 17-Mile Drive, and Carmel.
  • SANTA BARBARA: Sightseeing.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.
Included Meals
  • 4 Breakfasts
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: Moderate Deluxe (MD), First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior First Class (SF), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Los Angeles L.A. Hotel Downtown (SF), Palm Springs Courtyard Palm Springs (F), Scottsdale Saguaro Scottsdale (F), Williams Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (F), Las Vegas Sls Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (MD), Tulare Best Western Town and Country Lodge (ST), Modesto Best Western Palm Court (ST), San Francisco Hotel Carlton (MF), Monterey Days Inn Monterey Downtown (ST), Solvang Holiday Inn Express Solvang (ST)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Reviews (33)

15 Day Golden West Adventure reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Fantastic holiday”
- NSW, Australia May 2019

Whole experience of this holiday was fantastic. From the initial booking to the Tour Guide (Linda), our coach driver (Jason), our adventures along the way... Great vacation.

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“Trip of a lifetime”
- VIC, Australia Oct 2017 4 Helpful Votes

This was my second Cosmos tour and I have to say it was another great tour. I met two lovely ladies on the UK tour I did last year and they became my travel buddies for this trip. We saw some amazing places - some favourites were the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park & Las Vegas. The tour was for 16 days which I think was long enough, having 3 days in Vegas & San Fran was great....read more

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“The 16 Day Golden West of USA was an excellent holiday/experience/education”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2017 5 Helpful Votes View Photo

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“A very well organised trip with a great variety of included excursions.”
- New Zealand Sep 2017 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

Our tour guide, John was extremely knowledgeable of the areas we traveled and often had lots of extra info and stories as we were driving along. This is an easy & safe way to see places that would be too tiring to do as a road trip for a couple, so was made very relaxing by coach trip. Only downside was a few very long days and a couple of very early starts. ...read more

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“Cosmos Western Treasures 15 day Tour”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2017 3 Helpful Votes

Just arrived back from a fabulous 15 day tours of Western USA. We were very impressed with the whole process from booking the tour to completion. The booking process on Global Journeys website was easy. The Tour Director was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful - nothing was too much trouble for him. The Bus Driver was friendly, very experienced and handled the busy roads without any problems. The highlights were our helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls...read more

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