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14 Day Western Discoverer

Trafalgar Tour starting in Los Angeles and finishing in Los Angeles

Read 10 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

Overview

Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Discoveries
Max Group Size: 51
Duration: 14 Days
From: Los Angeles to Los Angeles
Tour Code: DWED
Visits: USA
Our Price From:
$ 4,791
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
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Per Person ($AU)

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
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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
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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
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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
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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 - Depart Los Angeles

Head south to Hollywood to see Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. Travel through Beverly Hills for those extending your stay or take your transfer to the Los Angeles International Airport. (FB)

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
  • Airport arrival will be at 2:30 pm
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Operator Details

Trafalgar Reviews: (668)
Tours on Sale: 231
Accommodation: 4-4.5 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 26
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA'

Reviews (10)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Western Discoverer with Trafalgar.
ACT, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Country meets city the best of both worlds”
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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.
NSW, Australia
May 2017
“Great time In Western USA”
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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.
WA, Australia
May 2017
2 Trips
“Western Discoverer”
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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.
ACT, Australia
Sep 2016
1 Helpful Vote
“America is a wonderful country”
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Online booking was handled very efficiently and the travel documents were received in plenty of time. The coach was full which meant, as a solo traveller, I was seated next to a "new friend" who chose not to communicate; reason unknown. It is always enjoyable travelling in the USA, broad smooth highways, and lots of interesting sights to see. Of the optional excursions I did, most were OK, except the jeep tour in Sedona which was disappointing since it did not visit the advertised sites of Cathedral Rock or the Chapel of the Holy Cross. There wasn't much time at some destinations. For example, arriving late in the afternoon at Santa Barbara at a hotel some distance from the town centre, meant there was no time to explore. The Tour Leader did a very good job organising and explaining logistical arrangements, leaving times, dinner times, etc. The commentary given on the coach was cheerful but not very informative. I would have liked to hear more about the region we were in, the issues facing the population in the past and present, the Indian wars, etc, and American life in general.
NSW , Australia
Aug 2016
5 Trips
“USA Western Discoverer”
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Happy with the itinerary. Optional tours - highlights were Grand Canyon helicopter ride and Walk on the Golden Gate Bridge. Definitely worth taking these two extra optionals. Hotels were great, road trip to so many different landscapes just amazing. However, about the group photo it was simply poor photography! We were 54 fellow travellers in two long rows, so our faces are barely recognised. There was no date and place mentioned on the photo.

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