Western Discoverer

14 Day Guided Tour from Los Angeles to Los Angeles with Trafalgar

Read 12 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 14 Day Western Discoverer. Head west for an unforgettable encounter with manmade and natural wonders-Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the misty splendour of Yosemite Falls, astounding views of the Grand Canyon and glittering...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Los Angeles
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Los Angeles
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
52
Max Group Size
52
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
National Parks
Trip Style
National Parks
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
USA
Trip Operated By:
Trafalgar
Trafalgar
795 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.4 out of 5
12 Reviews
Trip Code:
DWED

Itinerary

2019 Season (To Sep 2019)2020 Season (From Apr 2020)

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1 Arrive Los Angeles
Immerse yourself in the creative energy of the City of Angels - your launch pad to an effortlessly delivered exploration of the iconic sights and sounds of the West, with a bit of sun-kissed California in the mix. After a short transfer to Beverly Hills, settle in to your hotel, where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: Beverly Hills Marriott
2 Los Angeles - San Diego
Ease into the laid-back surfer-style vibes of San Diego. Discover Balboa Park, the Old Town and Victorian Gaslamp Quarter, dating back to the 1850s. Spend some free time exploring "America's Finest City" on your own terms before joining your newfound friends for a memorable Regional Meal dinner. (FB/RM) Stay: Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown
3 San Diego - Scottsdale
Spot the sanguaros as you traverse the great Sonoran Desert en route to the trendy Arizona town of Scottsdale. This evening, the Valley of the Sun shines brightly as you enjoy free time to explore its galleries, boutiques and chic eateries. (FB) Stay: Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale
4 Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park
Journey to the artists' enclave of Sedona - your rocky red gateway to an unforgettable encounter with the epic natural beauty of Oak Creek Canyon. We arrive at the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon this afternoon where we'll meet a Local Specialist who will share insights into the canyon's geological marvels. Watch how the light plays on its layered cliffs and peer down into its depths to see the Colorado River as you skirt the South Rim. (FB) Stay: National Park Lodges
5 Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas (2 Nights)
We leave the world's largest canyon behind and head towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas, where we'll spend the next two nights. The Entertainment Capital of the World blooms in the midst of the desert and you'll have an opportunity to explore it over the next two nights. (FB) Stay: Paris Las Vegas
6 Las Vegas Sightseeing
Shrug off the shackles of responsibility and embrace fun and games in the city that never sleeps. Break the bank at one of the casinos, enjoy some retail therapy or have lunch at one of the city's larger-than-life restaurants. This evening, we enjoy one of the elaborate Regional Meal buffets for which Las Vegas is renowned. (FB/RM)
7 Las Vegas - Mammoth Lakes
We leave Sin City behind, travelling through the vast arid landscapes of the Mojave Desert, to Mammoth Lakes, an outdoor adventure playground amidst the rolling peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy an evening at leisure. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid October to the end of May. In this case, an alternate entry point to Yosemite will be used). (FB) Stay: The Westin Monache Resort
8 Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park
Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass (seasonal) and enter UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. We journey through Yosemite Valley, admiring the natural wonders of Bridal Veil, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan's imposing granite cliffs. Spend the rest of the day delving into the natural history, flora and fauna of one of the world's oldest national parks. (FB) Stay: BW Plus Yosemite Way Station
9 Yosemite National Park - Napa And Sonoma Valleys - San Francisco (2 Nights)
We head north to Northern California's original wine country this morning, past Napa and on to Sonoma, where we'll Dive into Culture and visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. A short journey down the coast sees us arrive in San Francisco. Travel beneath the glowing orange arches of the Golden Gate Bridge into "The City", where you'll enjoy a Regional Meal dinner with your fellow travellers this evening. (FB/RM) Stay: Hyatt Regency San Francisco
10 San Francisco Sightseeing
Embark on an exploration of San Francisco and its iconic sights, from Fisherman's Wharf to Golden Gate Park. Indulge in the Bay Area's best artisan foods and fresh farm produce, then spend the rest of the afternoon discovering the city's cosmopolitan neighbourhoods, including the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia. (FB)
11 San Francisco - Monterey (2 Nights)
A leisurely start to our morning sees us enjoy a final encounter with San Francisco, before continuing along the rugged, remote Pacific coastline to Monterey where we'll Connect with Locals for a dinner crafted from the freshest farm-to-table local ingredients. (FB/DW) Stay: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay
12 Monterey And Carmel-By-The-Sea Sightseeing
Admire the inspiring natural scenery as you continue along the iconic 17-Mile Drive, past the Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links. The rest of the day is free to explore Monterey's strong coastal heritage. Visit the historic waterfront district and Cannery Row, immortalised by the John Steinbeck novel bearing the same name - the choice is yours. (FB)
13 Monterey - Santa Barbara
We journey south onto idyllic Santa Barbara. Spend some time discovering the city's Spanish colonial heritage and perhaps visit Mission Santa Barbara, one of the 21 missions founded by the Spaniards along El Camino Real. This evening, join our newfound friend to toast our holiday during a Farewell Dinner. (FB/FD) Stay: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
14 Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles
Head to Hollywood to see Tinseltown's most famous icons, then continue to Beverly Hills for those extending their stay or take a transfer to the Los Angeles International Airport. (FB)
1 Arrive Los Angeles
Immerse yourself in the creative energy of the City of Angels - your launch pad to an effortlessly delivered exploration of the iconic sights and sounds of the West, with a bit of sun-kissed California in the mix. After a short transfer to Beverly Hills, settle in to your hotel, where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: Beverly Hills Marriott
2 Los Angeles – San Diego
Ease into the laid-back surfer-style vibes of San Diego. Discover Balboa Park, the Old Town and Victorian Gaslamp Quarter, dating back to the 1850s. Spend some free time exploring "America's Finest City" on your own terms before joining your newfound friends for a memorable Regional Dinner. (B/RD) Stay: Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown
3 San Diego – Scottsdale
Spot the sanguaros as you traverse the great Sonoran Desert en route to the trendy Arizona town of Scottsdale. This evening, the Valley of the Sun shines brightly as you enjoy free time to explore its galleries, boutiques and chic eateries. (B) Stay: Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale
4 Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park
Journey to the artists' enclave of Sedona - your rocky red gateway to an unforgettable encounter with the epic natural beauty of Oak Creek Canyon. We arrive at the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon this afternoon where we'll meet a Local Specialist who will share insights into the canyon's geological marvels. Watch how the light plays on its layered cliffs and peer down into its depths to see the Colorado River as you skirt the South Rim. (B) Stay: National Park Lodges
5 Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas (2 Nights)
We leave the world's largest canyon behind and head towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas, where we'll spend the next two nights. The Entertainment Capital of the World blooms in the midst of the desert and you'll have an opportunity to explore it over the next two nights. (B) Stay: Harrah's Las Vegas
6 Las Vegas Free Time
Shrug off the shackles of responsibility and embrace fun and games in the city that never sleeps. Break the bank at one of the casinos, enjoy some retail therapy or have lunch at one of the city's larger-than-life restaurants. This evening, we enjoy one of the elaborate Regional Dinner buffets for which Las Vegas is renowned. (B/RD)
7 Las Vegas – Mammoth Lakes
We leave Sin City behind, travelling through the vast arid landscapes of the Mojave Desert, to Mammoth Lakes, an outdoor adventure playground amidst the rolling peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy an evening at leisure. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid October to the end of May. In this case, an alternate entry point to Yosemite will be used.) (B) Stay: Mammoth Mountain Inn
8 Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park
Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass (seasonal) and enter UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. We journey through Yosemite Valley, admiring the natural wonders of Bridal Veil, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan's imposing granite cliffs. Spend the rest of the day delving into the natural history, flora and fauna of one of the world's oldest national parks. (B) Stay: BW Plus Yosemite Way Station
9 Yosemite National Park – Napa and Sonoma Valleys – San Francisco (2 Nights)
We head north to Northern California's original wine country this morning, past Napa and on to Sonoma, where we'll 'Dive into Culture' and visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. A short journey down the coast sees us arrive in San Francisco. Travel beneath the glowing orange arches of the Golden Gate Bridge into "The City", where you'll enjoy a Regional Dinner with your fellow travellers this evening. (B/RD) Stay: The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
10 San Francisco Sightseeing
Embark on an exploration of San Francisco and its iconic sights, from Fisherman's Wharf to Golden Gate Park. Indulge in the Bay Area's best artisan foods and fresh farm produce, then spend the rest of the afternoon discovering the city's cosmopolitan neighbourhoods, including the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia. (B)
11 San Francisco – Monterey (2 Nights)
A leisurely start to our morning sees us enjoy a final encounter with San Francisco, before continuing along the rugged, remote Pacific coastline to Monterey where we'll 'Connect with Locals' for a 'Be My Guest' dinner crafted from the freshest farm-to-table local ingredients. (B/BMG) Stay: Hotel Pacific
12 Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea Sightseeing
Admire the inspiring natural scenery as you continue along the iconic 17-Mile Drive, past the Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links. The rest of the day is free to explore Monterey's strong coastal heritage. Visit the historic waterfront district and Cannery Row, immortalised by the John Steinbeck novel bearing the same name - the choice is yours. (B)
13 Monterey – Santa Barbara
We journey south onto idyllic Santa Barbara. Spend some time discovering the city's Spanish colonial heritage and perhaps visit Mission Santa Barbara, one of the 21 missions founded by the Spaniards along El Camino Real. This evening, join our newfound friend to toast our holiday during a Farewell Dinner. (B/FD) Stay: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
14 Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles
Head to Hollywood to see Tinseltown's most famous icons: Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. We continue to Beverly Hills for those extending their stay or take a transfer to the Los Angeles International Airport. (B)

Trafalgar Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Connect With Locals 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. (Day 11)
  • Dive Into Culture Visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting in Sonoma. (Day 9)
  • City tour in Los Angeles, San Francisco
  • Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive
  • Orientation of San Diego, Santa Barbara
  • 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-by-the-Sea, Monterey
Trip Inclusions
  • 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 (Additional Cost) 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
Included Meals
  • 13 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 dinners
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Guaranteed Room Share not available on this extension.
Journey Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in San Diego, San Francisco
  • ORIENTATION of San Diego, Santa Barbara
  • VISIT Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Santa Barbara, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey
  • VIEW Oak Creek Canyon, Half Dome
  • SCENIC DRIVE along 17-Mile Drive
Trip Inclusions
  • 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
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) 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
Included Meals
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 dinners
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (12)

14 Day Western Discoverer reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Fabulous West Coast tour”
- NSW, Australia Jun 2019

A great tour by Trafalgar, which did the loop, leaving Los Angeles down to San Diego then inland to Las Vegas, up to San Francisco and back to LA. Wonderful tour, the coach, accommodation, included excursions and optional excursions were excellent.
A large tour group of 50, from many different countries. Due to the distance of this trip, we had a couple of days where we just travelled in the coach, but this could not be helped. The tour director, Todd, was excellent...read more

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“Wonderful Experience”
- QLD, Australia May 2018 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

We had an absolutely wonderful experience on this tour. It was well organised, the accommodation was good and our Tour Director was fantastic. Being a "Discoverer" tour the pace is quicker than some tours, but not so much that we felt rushed, or that we missed anything, and we did see and experience so many great places. We often had options to be as active or sedate as we wanted and the travel times were kept as comfortable as possible. We highly recommend this tour and Trafalgar. We plan to...read more

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“Country meets city the best of both worlds”
- ACT, Australia Aug 2017 7 Helpful Votes

This is a fantastic tour taking in the key sights throughout California. Highlights include the optional extra of flying over Grand Canyon, Old town San Diego, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, and Vagas. We stayed in 4.5 star hotels and dined in some fabulous restaurants. The bus was mostly comfortable with stops every 1.5 to 2 hours in small city towns or rest stops. The tour guide was knowledgeable and happy to accommodate special requests where needed.

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“Great time In Western USA”
- NSW, Australia May 2017 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

Stayed at some very nice hotels and were given lovely inclusions on the tour. Our tour guide and coach driver were excellent and gave us a smooth and worry free experience. The tour was at times fast paced, but we did have some distances to cover in certain areas. Highlights included Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Yosemite and meeting some wonderful fellow travellers.

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“Western Discoverer”
- WA, Australia May 2017 2 Helpful Votes

Trafalgar was excellent to travel with, the accommodation was of a very good standard. Our tour director Todd was very knowledgeable & always available to assist with our queries. We got to visit some amazing places, the Grand Canyon being the WOW moment of the trip. Booking with Global Journeys was exceptional service. Michelle handled the booking very professionally. Overall a very positive experience with some awesome memories.

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