12 Day Western Wonders

Cosmos Guided Tour starting in Los Angeles and finishing in San Francisco

Read 23 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: Guided 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:
$ 2,373
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day
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1
Los Angeles
Welcome to Los Angeles! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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
Your holiday ends this morning. Extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the "City by the Bay" further with a variety of exciting optional activities.
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.
  • 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
  • 2 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 & Country Lodge (ST), Modesto Best Western Palm Court Inn (ST), San Francisco Hotel Carlton (MF)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Cosmos
Cosmos Reviews: (1580)
Tours on Sale: 214
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 (23)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Western Wonders with Cosmos.
NSW, Australia
Jul 2018
1 Helpful Vote
“Amazing snapshot of the American Southwest”
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This 12 day tour was a fantastic way to see the highlights of the southwest in a short space of time. Grand Canyon was a personal highlight for me. Unfortunately due to wildfires we couldn’t go to Yosemite but went to Sequoia National Park instead. Our tour guide, Craig was fantastic! He was knowledgeable of all our stops and kept us entertained the whole trip!
NSW, Australia
Apr 2018
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“Western Wonders”
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A very enjoyable trip and appreciated the assistance from Jemma of Global Journeys. Highly recommend their services. Randy was our tour guide for the whole journey and his services were marvellous. He is an experienced, knowledgeable and attention to details type of person. This is the first time we engaged on a Cosmos tour and certainly won’t be the last.
SA, Australia
Aug 2017
4 Helpful Votes
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“A taste of the National Parks and cities in the West.”
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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
2 Helpful Votes
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“Great insight to the West Coast ofUSA”
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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
3 Helpful Votes
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“Worry free”
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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.
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