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23 Day Golden West Adventure with Honolulu Extension

Cosmos Tour starting in Los Angeles and finishing in Honolulu

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 23 Day Golden West Adventure with Honolulu Extension. Spend 23 days visiting hot spots throughout California, Arizona, Nevada before concluding in sunny Honolulu. Overnights include 2 nights in Los Angeles, 1 night in Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Mammoth Lakes, Modesto Monterey,...read more

Overview

Operator: Cosmos
Type: Tour (Affordable)
Style: Regional Discovery
Max Group Size: 50
Duration: 23 Days
From: Los Angeles to Honolulu
Tour Code: 8503
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: USA
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Day By Day

1

Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
2

Los Angeles

Begin with a sightseeing tour of the world's "Capital of Glamour," including a drive through Hollywood and the famous TCL Chinese Theatre. The remainder of your day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions so you can further explore the city. Stroll down Olvera Street, or the heart of the original Spanish Mission. This evening, plenty of suggestions for dining and shopping will be available.
3

Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Scottsdale

Stop in the desert oasis of Palm Springs with its distinctive wind farms, 5,000 swimming pools, and 90 golf courses! Afterward, we make our way to Scottsdale, where the evening has been set aside for independent time.
4

Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park - Flagstaff

Your first stop is Sedona, a thriving centre for New Age arts set in canyon country. Next, we pass through the weather-sculptured rock formations of stunning Oak Creek Canyon and up onto the Mogollon Rim, passing the San Francisco Peaks and arriving at one of the Natural Wonders of the World - the GRAND CANYON. There is time to stroll the canyon rim. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take our optional helicopter flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 2,134 metres (7,000 feet) into the Colorado River. Overnight in Flagstaff. (CB)
5

Flagstaff - Las Vegas

Leave the mountain town of Flagstaff on historic Route 66 and cross the old Mojave goldstrike country, which still bears traces of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert beauty. By late afternoon, reach Las Vegas, a fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, and glamorous shows. This evening, enjoy our optional outing to see a Las Vegas show. Finish up with a stop at Glitter Gulch for the "Fremont Street Experience" light show.
6

Las Vegas

The morning and afternoon are free for you to swim and sunbathe at the hotel pool or explore the varied casinos. Try an optional river float trip through the Black Canyon.
7

Las Vegas

Another full day at leisure. Your Tour Director will have plenty of activities to choose from and will recommend favourite restaurants and shopping areas.
8

Las Vegas - Fresno

Departing the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. Overnight in Fresno, California's Central Valley.
9

Fresno - Yosemite National Park - Turlock

This morning, we enter YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, cascading waterfalls, lush forests, giant granite domes, pinnacles, and mountains soaring as high as 1,219 metres (4,000 feet) above the valley floor. (CB)
10

Turlock - 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

Today is a full day at leisure to explore this most beautiful city. Perhaps ride San Francisco's historic cable cars, or 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.
12

San Francisco

This morning, visit fascinating ALCATRAZ PRISON. Get a closeup 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. Please Note: The National Park Service requires we disclose that the value of the Alcatraz Prison visit is US$33.
13

San Francisco - Monterey

This morning, visit Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, known for its historic waterfront, delicious seafood, and unique shopping. Then, visit Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck's novel. During your free time this afternoon, consider a visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium, known for its interactive exhibits and teeming sea life.
14

Monterey - 17-Mile Drive - Carmel - Solvang

Today takes in spectacular 17-Mile Drive. Watch Pacific Ocean waves en route to Carmel on Carmel Bay. Nestled in a pine forest, the 1.6-square-kilometre (one-square-mile) village of Carmel is incredibly dynamic, yet still quaint and picturesque. Afterward, we pick up the Old Spanish Mission Trail 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, return to downtown Los Angeles. (CB)
16

Los Angeles - Honolulu

Transfers to Los Angeles International Airport are included. Finish your holiday in style with a week relaxing in Hawaii and famous Waikiki Beach. Transfers are provided from Honolulu Airport to your hotel.
17-22

Honolulu

The timeless beauty and Hawaiian paradise of Oahu is calling. You can be as active or idle as you like... play golf, go hiking, or simply relax on impossibly scenic beaches and enjoy the splendid beauty of the coastline. If you're after sunshine and sea, Waikiki Beach in Oahu is legendary, while the natural lagoon of historic Pearl Harbor is nearby. Swim in the warm waters of world-famous Waikiki one moment, then enjoy the dramatic mountain views of the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout another. Watch surfers on the legendary North Shore by day, then get a taste of local flavours in Kapahulu at night. Services of a local host will help you customise your holiday experience with a range of convenient optional excursions and provide information on independent exploration and dining.
23

Honolulu

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Honolulu International Airport are included.

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • HONOLULU EXTENSION.
  • SIGHTSEEING: In Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Alcatraz.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Palm Springs, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Route 66, Las Vegas, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, Monterey, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel, Solvang, and coastal Santa Barbara.
  • GUIDES: Services of a professional Tour Director; local host in Honolulu, where information is provided for independent exploration and dining.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Accommodation

  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist Class (ST), Tourist Class (T)
  • Los Angeles LA Hotel Downtown (SF), Scottsdale Holiday Inn Express & Suites Scottsdale - Old Town (ST), Flagstaff Days Hotel Flagstaff (MF), Las Vegas Harrah's Las Vegas Casino and Hotel (F), Fresno Best Western Village Inn (ST), Turlock Best Western Orchard Inn (MF), San Francisco Executive Hotel Vintage Court (MF), Monterey Days Inn Monterey Downtown (ST), Solvang Holiday Inn Express Solvang (ST); Honolulu Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F)

Included Meals

  • 5 continental breakfasts (CB).

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
  • Flight from mainland USA to Honolulu is not included. Please ensure the flight connects with Day 1 of the Honolulu extension.
  • Guaranteed share option is not available on this tour.

Operator Details

Cosmos Reviews: (1365)
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Accommodation: 3.5 Star
Average Age: 35-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours
Max Group Size(s): 50
Budget: Low Cost
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
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