2017 SEASON
Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
2018 SEASON
May 2018 - Sep 2018

16 Day Western Discoverer with Disneyland Resort Extension

Trafalgar Guided Tour starting in Los Angeles and finishing in Los Angeles

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Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 16 Day Western Discoverer with Disneyland Resort Extension. Taking in two national parks, the major metropolises of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, wine country, the ocean and deserts, this diverse trip...read more

Overview

Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Style: Discoveries
Duration: 16 Days
From: Los Angeles to Los Angeles
Tour Code: DWDD
Visits: USA
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$ 5,102
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Arrive Los Angeles

Welcome to the City of Angels. After a short transfer to Long Beach, settle in at your hotel and relax before your holiday begins. At 6 pm, gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: Maya
2

Los Angeles - San Diego Sightseeing

Travel south along the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. Get acquainted with the city on a tour that takes you from the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town to the gardens and Spanish colonial-style museums of Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park. Enjoy some free time before joining your travelling companions for dinner. (FB/D) Stay: Westin Gaslamp Quarter
3

San Diego - Scottsdale

Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you-keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti. This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB) Stay: Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale
4

Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park

Travel north through the fragrant pine groves of Coconino National Forest on your way to the artists' enclave of Sedona. Get out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. This afternoon, arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about the amazing geology of this natural wonder. (FB) Stay: National Park Lodges
5

Grand Canyon - Las Vegas (2 Nights)

Depart the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and head towards the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Arrive at your hotel located in the centre of the famed Strip and enjoy one of the high-end buffets Las Vegas is renowned for. (FB/D) Stay: Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
6

Las Vegas Free Time

The choices are endless: hit the casinos, do some shopping and enjoy lunch at one of the city's elegant restaurants. If you're feeling adventurous, take an optional experience to the Hoover Dam, the engineering marvel that spans the Colorado River. Perhaps take a ride on Las Vegas' newest attraction; the world's tallest observation wheel. Or just lounge a while by the hotel pool, browse the exclusive shops or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage. (FB)
7

Las Vegas - Mammoth Lakes

Leave the glittering lights of Vegas behind and travel through the wide-open expanses of the Mojave Desert. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and enjoy the evening on your own. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid-October to the end of May. In this case, overnight will be in Fresno at The Doubletree.) (FB) Stay: The Westin Monache Resort
8

Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park

Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass (weather permitting) into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend the afternoon here in one of the wild places that John Muir called 'the hope of the world." (FB/D) Stay: BW Plus Yosemite Way Station
9

Yosemite - Napa - Sonoma - San Francisco (2 Nights)

Descend from the mountains and head north for lunch on your own in Napa. Then it's on to Sonoma, where you visit a familyowned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Travel through scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers. (FB/D) Stay: Hyatt Regency San Francisco
10

San Francisco Sightseeing And Free Time

As the mist rises over the bay, stunning San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman's Wharf to Golden Gate Park. Visit the Cable Car Museum, a Cultural Insight, and celebration of San Francisco's rail transit history, focused on exploring the positive impact streetcars and cable cars have made on the quality of urban life in this great city. There's a story around every corner and this afternoon you have some time to follow your own path. (FB)
11

San Francisco - Carmel - Monterey (2 Nights)

Spend a leisurely morning in San Francisco before heading to Carmel. In the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the shops, wander down to the water's edge or savour a cappuccino at a café. (FB) Stay: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay
12

Monterey Free Time

After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, spend the rest of your day experiencing the historic waterfront district Cannery Row in Monterey. (FB)
13

Monterey - San Simeon - Santa Barbara

Travel south on your way to Hearst Castle, once the home to one of America's most powerful men. After a guided tour of his fabulous residence, continue to sun-kissed Santa Barbara. This evening, toast your holiday and newfound friends with a California wine pairing at a culinary Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. Your host, a local chef and author, shares the bounty of local, seasonal foods for the ultimate farm-to-table experience. (FB/BMGD) Stay: Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort
14

Santa Barbara – Los Angeles – Anaheim (2 nights)

After sightseeing in Los Angeles, say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends before transferring to Anaheim. Take some time this afternoon to explore the city's attractions on your own. (FB) Stay: Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
15

Anaheim and Disneyland Resort Free Time

The Magic Kingdom awaits. Make the most of your full day at Disneyland Park or Disney's California Adventure Park where dreams really do come true. You may even get a chance to meet Mickey Mouse himself. (FB)
16

Depart Anaheim

Bid farewell to Southern California as you board your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB)

Day By Day

1

Arrive Los Angeles

Welcome to the City of Angels. After a short transfer to Beverly Hills, settle in to your hotel. At 6 pm, gather with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: Beverly Hills Marriott
2

Los Angeles - San Diego

Travel south along the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. Join a city tour of the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town and Balboa Park. Enjoy some free time before a Regional Meal dinner. (FB/RM) Stay: Westin Gaslamp Quarter
3

San Diego - Scottsdale

Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you. This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB) Stay: Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale
4

Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park

Journey to the artists' enclave of Sedona before getting out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon. This afternoon, arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about this natural wonder. (FB) Stay: National Park Lodges
5

Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas (2 Nights)

Depart the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and head toward the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Arrive at your hotel located in the centre of the famed Strip. (FB) Stay: Paris Las Vegas
6

Las Vegas

The choices today are endless: hit the casinos, do some shopping or enjoy lunch at one of the city's elegant restaurants. This evening enjoy one of the elaborate Regional Meal buffets Las Vegas is renowned for. (FB/RM)
7

Las Vegas - Mammoth Lakes

Leave Vegas behind and travel through the wide-open expanses of the Mojave Desert. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and enjoy the evening on your own. (FB) Stay: The Westin Monache Resort
8

Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park

Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass into the Yosemite Valley, passing by the wonders of Bridal Veil, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed, typically mid-Oct to end-May. In this case, the overnight will be in Visalia). Spend the rest of your day in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. (FB) Stay: BW Plus Yosemite Way Station
9

Yosemite - Napa - Sonoma - San Francisco (2 Nights)

Descend from the mountains and head north to Napa. Then it's on to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Travel through scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. This evening, enjoy Regional Meal dinner with your fellow travellers. (FB/RM) Stay: Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation
10

San Francisco Sightseeing

As the mist rises over the bay, stunning San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman's Wharf to Golden Gate Park before enjoying free time. (FB)
11

San Francisco - Carmel - Monterey (2 Nights)

Spend a leisurely morning in San Francisco before heading to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the shops or wander down to the water's edge. Travel to Monterey for a Be My Guest dinner where your hosts prepare a dinner with the freshest ingredients. (FB/BMGD) Stay: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay
12

Monterey

After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive, past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, spend the rest of your day exploring the historic waterfront district and Cannery Row in Monterey. (FB)
13

Monterey - Paso Robles - Santa Barbara

Travel south to visit a Cultural Insight, where you will taste different varietals of olive oil and tour the olive groves. Continue on to sun-kissed Santa Barbara. This evening, toast your holiday with a Farewell Dinner. (FB/FD) Stay: The Fess Parker: A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
14

Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - Anaheim (2 Nights)

After sightseeing in Los Angeles, say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends before transferring to Anaheim. Take some time this afternoon to explore the city's attractions on your own. (FB) Stay: Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
15

Anaheim And Disneyland Resort

The Magic Kingdom awaits. Make the most of your full day at Disneyland Park or Disney's California Adventure Park where dreams really do come true. You may even get a chance to meet Mickey Mouse himself. (FB)
16

Depart Anaheim

Bid farewell to the West as you board your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB)

Trip Inclusions

Insider Experiences with Trafalgar

  • Enjoy Insider moments like savouring French Country Bistro Food with a California twist. Your hosts join you at the historic Santa Barbara landmark and restaurant, Stella Mare. The country style of the restaurant feels just like home, and the meal created by your own hand, in modern and local flavours, serves you a lasting memory.
  • Be My Guest Enjoy seasonal foods for the ultimate farm‑to-table experience
  • Local Specialist Learn about the amazing geology of the Grand Canyon
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore eight fantastic "lands" at the original Disneyland Park or discover Disney's California Adventure Park and immerse yourself in a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions
  • City tour of San Francisco and Los Angeles
  • Orientation of San Diego
  • View Oak Creek Canyon and Half Dome
  • Visit Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Napa and Sonoma Valley, Hearst Castle, Santa Barbara, Carmel, and Monterey
  • Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive

Included Dining

  • 16 full breakfasts.
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest Farewell Dinner).

Touring Inclusions

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted. Stay in dazzling 4- and 5-star hotels whenever it complements the experience. Every one of our hotels is selected for its quality, character and setting
  • Luxury air-conditioned coaches give you ample legroom, reclining seats and an on-board restroom. Your experienced driver handles all the tolls, parking and navigation. Sometimes, you'll voyage by rail, water or smaller coaches, when the destination calls for it. All trips include free airport transfers on the start and end day
  • Must-do sightseeing, with audio headsets where appropriate
  • Porterage, local tips and charges
  • Bypass the crowds and enjoy queue-free VIP entry at iconic landmarks
  • An expertly trained Travel Director, every step of the way

Trip Inclusions

Insider Experiences with Trafalgar

  • Be My Guest Visit Happy Girl Kitchen in Monterey, where your hosts share their knowledge and love of food using the freshest ingredients during an outstanding farm-to-table experience
  • Cultural Insight Walk through Paso Robles olive groves and enjoy a tasting of local olive oils
  • Local Specialist Learn about the amazing geology of the Grand Canyon
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Los Angeles, San Francisco
  • Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive
  • Orientation of San Diego
  • View Oak Creek Canyon, Half Dome
  • Visit Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Santa Barbara, Carmel, Monterey

Dining Highlights

  • 13 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First Class Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Guaranteed Room Share not available on this extension.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Operator Details

Region: USA
Style: Discoveries
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Location: Central - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 51 (Avg. 42)
Free WiFi: Onboard Where Available
* Source: Trafalgar for trips in USA. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (2)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Western Discoverer with Disneyland Resort Extension with Trafalgar.
Reviewer

Australia
  “A good trip overall”
Trip Date: 08/06/2017
We had a tight schedule from the start and were on the move every day. A lot of long distance travel and some days were exhausting. It was always late afternoon when we reached our hotel and there was no time to relax. The optionals were good but when you chose to do it there was no free time left to explore the places on our own. The hotels were of good standard. A couple of the chosen dinners were average. Tour Director, Christy was great, well informed, enthusiastic and took a lot of care in our comfort and requests. Don was the best coach driver. We had good company in our tour group and it was a pleasure to meet them all.
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Australia
  “Worry free holiday”
Trip Date: 04/08/2016
August is a very good time to travel, Trafalgar is a very good to tour company, and our guide Jay was excellent, it was a amazing trip.
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