2018 SEASON
Mar 2018 - Oct 2018
Home > All Tours > USA Tours > Western Wonders

12 Day Western Wonders

Cosmos Tour starting in Los Angeles and finishing in San Francisco

Read 21 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 12 Day Western Wonders. This wondrous 12 day holiday begins in Los Angeles with a sightseeing tour that includes glamorous Hollywood. Next, head west for an overnight in Palm Springs, home to 90 golf courses, before...read more

Overview

Operator: Cosmos
Type: Tour (Affordable)
Style: Regional Discovery
Max Group Size: 50
Duration: 12 Days
From: Los Angeles to San Francisco
Tour Code: 8510
Visits: USA
Our Price From:
$ 2,326
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 137
Per Person ($AU)

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 the day 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, and your Tour Director will have suggestions for your further exploration of the city. Stroll down Olvera Street or the heart of the original Spanish Mission.
3

Los Angeles - Palm Springs

Journey to the desert oasis of Palm Springs, just 120 miles (193 kilometres) east of Los Angeles. 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
4

Palm Springs - Scottsdale

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'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 7,000 feet (2133 metres) into the Colorado River. Overnight in Williams, a picturesque 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 (12 metres) 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. Be sure to explore some of the many 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. (B)
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 the notorious former prison of Alcatraz, which housed famous gangsters such as Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. Afterward, the day is yours to do some more exploring in the "City by the Bay." NOTE: Consider advance ticket purchase for Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service.
12

San Francisco

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to San Francisco International Airport are included. Extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the "City by the Bay" further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • SIGHTSEEING: In Los Angeles, San Francisco.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Palm Springs, Scottsdale, Old Town Scottsdale, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Route 66, Las Vegas, Mojave Desert, and Yosemite National Park.
  • GUIDES: Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • 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 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 & Country Lodge (ST), Modesto Best Western Palm Court Inn (ST), San Francisco Hotel Carlton (MF)

Included Meals

  • 2 Breakfasts

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Cosmos Reviews: (1366)
Tours on Sale: 194
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

Reviews (21)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Western Wonders with Cosmos.
SA, Australia
Aug 2017
2 Trips
“A taste of the National Parks and cities in the West.”
Value
Guide
Accommodation
Pace
Excursions
Optionals
Booking With Global Journeys
Yosemite and Grand Canyon were the highlight of the tour for us, having previously enjoyed the Trans America NY to LA tour and the Bryce Canyon, Zion, South side of Grand Canyon and Yellowstone. The hotels were good and the pace of the tour perfect. Our Tour Director was excellent. He was passionate about nature and shared his knowledge at every opportunity. The bus was very comfortable and our driver was excellent. They were a great team, always cheerful, friendly and willing to oblige.
NSW, Australia
Jun 2017
1 Trip
“Great insight to the West Coast ofUSA”
Value
Guide
Accommodation
Pace
Excursions
Optionals
Booking With Global Journeys
Excellent Cosmos tour of the West Coast of USA. The tour exceeded my expectations, we visited some great cities and we enjoyed exceptional sight seeing opportunities and experiences. Would strongly recommend travelling with Cosmos and booking through Global Journeys.
QLD, Australia
Apr 2017
2 Trips
“Worry free”
Value
Guide
Accommodation
Pace
Excursions
Optionals
Booking With Global Journeys
We always book online and have found our trips run very well. Flights and tours go together without problems. Tour itself run perfectly with Ken Hartman at the helm. Perfect time to travel as weather was good and the snow was still melting in places.
VIC, Australia
Oct 2016
6 Trips
“12 Day Western Wonders Cosmos”
Value
Guide
Accommodation
Pace
Excursions
Optionals
Booking With Global Journeys
We really enjoyed the natural wonders we visited on this Tour. The Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Muir Woods were an experience not to be missed. Of the cities, San Francisco was the standout.
QLD, Australia
Sep 2016
“Interesting look at California and the desert. ”
Value
Guide
Accommodation
Pace
Excursions
Optionals
Booking With Global Journeys
The highlight for us was San Francisco and the Grand Canyon. Our coach driver Dave was fantastic and couldn't do enough for us. Our lack of commentary was the downside, because we got to learn very little about the areas we travelled through.
2018 SEASON
Mar 2018 - Oct 2018

Prices & Dates ($AU)

Best Price Guarantee
Global Journeys offer a 'Best Price Guarantee' on all Cosmos tours & will beat any comparative quote!
Read more
Journeys Club
Have you travelled with Avalon Waterways, Globus or Cosmos before? Save an additional 5%.
Read more
Multiple Trips?
Save an additional $100 per couple when you book a second Cosmos tour with Global Journeys.
Read more
Past Client?
Have you booked a holiday with Global Journeys before? Save an additional $100 per booking!
Read more
Departs Status
30 Mar 2018 $ 2,373 Request Quote
13 Apr 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
24 Apr 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
27 Apr 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
01 May 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
04 May 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
11 May 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
15 May 2018 $ 2,382 Sold Out
18 May 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
25 May 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
29 May 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
01 Jun 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
08 Jun 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
12 Jun 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
15 Jun 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
22 Jun 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
26 Jun 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
29 Jun 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
03 Jul 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
06 Jul 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
13 Jul 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
17 Jul 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
20 Jul 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
27 Jul 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
31 Jul 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
03 Aug 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
07 Aug 2018 $ 2,382 Sold Out
10 Aug 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
17 Aug 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
24 Aug 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
28 Aug 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
31 Aug 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
04 Sep 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
07 Sep 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
11 Sep 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
14 Sep 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
18 Sep 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
21 Sep 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
25 Sep 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
28 Sep 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
02 Oct 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
05 Oct 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
09 Oct 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
12 Oct 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
16 Oct 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
19 Oct 2018 $ 2,382 Request Quote
30 Oct 2018 $ 2,326 Request Quote
Definite Departures. Your Global Journeys tour consultant will check the availability of your departure date when you request a quote with us.

Similar Tours

Tour Notes
Trip prices are per person, and reflect applicable discounts. Discounts are subject to availability, exclusive to Global Journeys and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change by Cosmos. Full terms & conditions are available here.
Travel Industry Associations & Awards

Back to top