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15 Day Western Explorer

Globus Tour starting in Los Angeles and finishing in Los Angeles

Read 7 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 15 Day Western Explorer. Experience the best of the West on this grand adventure with its vibrant cities, spectacular mountains, unique rock formations, and serene lakes. This National Parks tour begins in Los Angeles...read more


Operator: Globus
Type: Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 45
Duration: 15 Days
From: Los Angeles to Los Angeles
Tour Code: AZ
Visits: USA
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$ 4,539
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day


Arrive In Los Angeles

Welcome to the Golden State! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Los Angeles - San Diego

Morning sightseeing of this gigantic metropolis takes you from Olvera Street-the oldest thoroughfare in the city-to Hollywood. Take the opportunity to step into the shoeprints of famous movie stars at TCL Chinese Theatre, and also see Sunset Strip and Bevery Hills. This afternoon, travel to sunny San Diego. Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant. (B/D)

San Diego

Sightseeing in San Diego includes Old Town, Balboa Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. You may wish to visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, enjoy a cruise around the harbour, shop for souvenirs, or enjoy fresh seafood at a local restaurant. (B)

San Diego - Yuma - Scottsdale

Today, travel inland across California and into Arizona. Stop in Yuma, nestled on the colourado River and famous for its Wild West history. Continue to Scottsdale, where this evening you can stroll the streets of Old Town Scottsdale with is many boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. (B)

Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park

Depart Scottsdale and travel north through cactus-studded scenery for a break in Sedona. Then, set out for one of America's most beautiful drives as you journey through Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly-hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. Arrive this afternoon at GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The spectacular beauty of this famous attraction draws more than 5 million visitors a year from around the globe. This evening, be sure to watch the spectacular sunset. (B/D)

Grand Canyon National Park

There's time this morning for an optional flightseeing excursion over the Grand Canyon-an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience. Then, set out to explore the Grand Canyon and learn about its geology and how the canyon was carved. This afternoon, you are free to explore at your own pace. Perhaps join a ranger program, take a nature walk, or just relax and enjoy the views. (B)

Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas

Today, head to the desert oasis of Las Vegas, where one-armed bandits, dazzling neon lights, and the incredible Las Vegas Strip awaits. Enjoy an orientation tour before arriving at your hotel for a 2-night stay. Your resort hotel is located in the heart of the "Strip" for easy access to the megacasinos and plentiful restaurants. Tonight, head to downtown Las Vegas and experience a private tour of the MOB MUSEUM to learn about the impact of organised crime on Las Vegas history. Hear the real stories and learn about the actual events from all sides. Afterward, be dazzled by the light show at the FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE. (B/D)

Las Vegas

Enjoy a full day on your own to explore the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. Your Tour Director will have tips and suggestions to make the most of your stay, as well as a range of optional excursions-from scenic helicopter flights to elaborate shows. (B)

Las Vegas - Mammoth Lakes

A day of striking contrast as you journey across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. Stay overnight in Mammoth Lakes, just steps away from the base of Mammoth Mountain in the eastern Sierra. (B/D) MAMMOTH LAKES-YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Leave Mammoth Lakes for YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Inside the park, you'll descend to the valley floor for sightseeing of this wonderland of lakes, cascading waterfalls, lush forest, giant granite domes, pinnacles, and mountains. (B)

Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park

Leave Mammoth Lakes for YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Inside the park, you'll descend to the valley floor for sightseeing of this wonderland of lakes, cascading waterfalls, lush forest, giant granite domes, pinnacles, and mountains. (B)

Yosemite National Park - San Francisco

This morning's journey takes you from mountainous beauty to the vibrant city of San Francisco. Tonight, why not join us for an optional dinner outing? (B)

San Francisco

Our included sightseeing tour takes in Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, Fisherman's Wharf, and much more. Next, visit the JAPANESE TEA GARDEN, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. Learn about the history of the park and enjoy time to explore the five acres of native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds, pagodas, and more. The afternoon is at your leisure. Perhaps visit the Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, or the Aquarium of the Bay. Or, discover the hippie-era bookstores and shops in the Haight-Ashbury district, ride San Francisco's historic cable cars, or visit fascinating Alcatraz Prison. (B)

San Francisco - Monterey - Big Sur - Cambria

This morning, visit Monterey, one of California's most beautiful coastal towns, where you'll see Cannery Row, immortalised by author John Steinbeck. Then, it's on to spectacular 17-MILE DRIVE and Pebble Beach with the chance to see the famous Lone Cypress tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Next, visit Carmel, a popular haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. Then, journey through Big Sur with its spectacular coastline and majestic mountains. Spend the evening in charming Cambria. (B)

Cambria - Solvang - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

Visit downtown Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. Enjoy coffee and a DANISH SPECIALTY at a local bakery, with free time to browse through the charming shops. Travel through the Santa Ynez Mountains to beautiful Santa Barbara, where the Spanish influence is apparent in quaint whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings. Continue to metropolitan Los Angeles, the motion picture capital of the world. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)

Los Angeles

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual transfers. Transfers are provided to Los Angeles International Airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • LOS ANGELES: City sightseeing; farewell dinner..
  • SAN DIEGO: Sightseeing.
  • LAS VEGAS: Orientation tour; guided tour of the Mob Museum, Freemont Street Experience.
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Sightseeing; Japanese Tea Garden.
  • MONTEREY: Sightseeing including 17-Mile Drive and Pebble Beach.
  • CARMEL: Visit this seaside town.
  • SOLVANG: Visit the quaint Denmark-inspired village and enjoy a local specialty.
  • MEALS: Breakfast (B) daily, 5 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in Los Angeles.
  • FREE WI-FI: Available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Local Favourites

  • Experience a private tour of the Mob Museum in Las Vegas
  • Visit the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco
  • Enjoy coffee and a Danish Speciality at a local bakery in Solvang

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior First Class (SF), National Park Lodge (NP)
  • Los Angeles LA Downtown Hotel (SF), San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay (SF), Scottsdale Marriott Scottsdale at McDowell Mountain (SF), Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon Lodges (NP), Las Vegas Treasure Island (SF), Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Mountain Inn (MF), Yosemite National Park Yosemite View Lodge (guaranteed riverview rooms) (F), San Francisco San Francisco Marriott Marquis (SF), Cambria Cambria Pines Lodge (MF)

Included Meals

  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 6 Dinners

Trip Notes

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

Operator Details

Globus Reviews: (477)
Tours on Sale: 296
Accommodation: 4.5 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 44 & 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

Reviews (7)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Western Explorer with Globus.
NSW, Australia
May 2017
2 Trips
“A diverse tour featuring exciting cities and amazing scenery ”
Booking With Global Journeys
A well paced tour that highlights the west coasts major cities and attractions as well as it's natural beauty as in the impressive Grand Canyon and the scenic Yosemite National Park. This tour provided a good balance in travel, attractions and free time. We enjoyed the bright lights of Las Vegas and the many attractions of San Francisco. Globus, once again for us, provided a fun, informative, professional and hassle free holiday.
QLD, Australia
Sep 2015
1 Trip
“Major cities as well as beautiful scenery”
Booking With Global Journeys
A great variety; major cities as well as beautiful scenery, particularly Antelope 'slot' canyon, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and San Francisco.
VIC, Australia
Aug 2015
1 Trip
“Good interactive group and an outstanding tour director”
Booking With Global Journeys
We were blessed with a good interactive group and an outstanding Tour Director in Jackie Nelson. Just the right amount of information when traveling and her organizational skills were superb. She made it look so easy. Hotels and locations were beyond expectation and excursions were well thought out. Being a native of LA, Jackie went the extra mile there and in San Francisco, adding a lot to our overall experience.
VIC, Australia
May 2015
1 Trip
“Very happy with the pace and content of the tour”
Booking With Global Journeys
Good that we had a lot of free time. Did not have to follow a 'flag' and the provided dinners had optional times. Unfortunately due to distances to travel we had very little time at Mammoth Lakes, which looked like a great place. Also we had an included tour through Glen Canyon Dam, had we been given more information we probably wouldn't have done the Hoover Dam Tour (which we did privately). Overall very happy with the pace and content of the tour.
Jul 2014
1 Trip
“Could not speak highly enough”
Booking With Global Journeys
Could not speak highly enough about the tour, especially our tour director Al & our tour driver Tuti. The National Parks were fabulous, we especially liked the Bryce Canyon. Thank you all once again for your invaluable assistance & maybe we will do it again sometime.
May 2018 - Sep 2018

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