Golden West Adventure

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

Read 35 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 14 Day Golden West Adventure. Come and explore the Golden West on this affordable holiday through California, Arizona, and Nevada. You’ll begin in Los Angeles for guided sightseeing in the “City of Angels.” Take a drive...read more

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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Los Angeles
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Los Angeles
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
USA
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
Cosmos
1,735 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
35 Reviews
Trip Code:
8500

Itinerary

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1 Los Angeles.
Welcome to Los Angeles! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
2 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 world-famous cinema (formerly, Grauman's), has hosted some of the most exclusive movie premieres in Hollywood history. The Dolby Theater (formerly the Kodak Theater) 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.
3 Los Angeles - Palm Springs.
Journey to the desert oasis of Palm Springs. Ever since Hollywood stars first came here in the 1930's laying claim to ranch-style estates and holding up in elite hotels, the clean dry air and sunshine have made Palm Springs irresistible.
4 Palm Springs - Scottsdale.
Travel through cacti-covered desert towards 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 will feel like you have traveled back in time to the era of outlaws and saloons.
5 Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park - Williams.
First stop today is a visit to Sedona, a centre for Southwestern and New Age arts. Climb through Oak Creek Canyon with its weathersculpted formations of dramatic, colour-tinted crags. Then pass by the San Francisco Mountains and beautiful pine forests to the South Rim of the GRAND CANYON. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take our optional helicopter flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 1858 metres (6,093 feet) into the Colorado River. Stay overnight in Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route 66 as the main street.
6 Williams - Las Vegas.
Cross the old Mohave gold-strike country, that still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in the natural desert beauty. Look out for Joshua trees, a species of the lily family that grows to 12 metres (40 feet) high and can live for more than 300 years. Today's destination is the man-made oasis in the Nevada desert that is Las Vegas, a fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, and glamorous shows. An orientation tour upon arrival shows off many of the themed casino resorts along the colourful "Strip."
7 Las Vegas.
The day is free for exploring on your own. Your Tour Director will have plenty of activities to choose from and will recommend favorite restaurants and shopping areas.
8 Las Vegas - Tulare.
Departing the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. 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.
9 Tulare - Yosemite National Park - Merced
Enter YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, cascading waterfalls, lush forests, giant granite domes, pinnacles, and mountains rising more than 1220 metres (4,000 feet) above the valley floor. (CB)
10 Merced - San Francisco.
This morning, we continue west to the "Golden Gate City" of San Francisco, famous for its cable cars. After lunch, included sightseeing takes in the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, and bustling Fisherman's Wharf. (CB)
11 San Francisco
The day is free for you to explore more of this fascinating city. Perhaps visit fascinating Alcatraz Prison. Get a close-up look at the infamous federal penitentiary that was off limits to the public for years. Afterward, the day is yours to explore the "City by the Bay." Choose from a variety of optional excursions. NOTE: Consider advance ticket purchase for Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service.
12 San Francisco - 17 Mile Drive - Carmel - Monterey.
This morning, travel south to picturesque Monterey, which was once Spain's Californian capital. Visit Monterey Harbor's historic Old Fisherman's Wharf to look for sea lions and otters, then visit Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck's novel of the same name. During your free time, consider an unforgettable visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium- known for its interactive exhibits and teeming sea life. Later, take in the spectacular Pacific Ocean waves from legendary 17-MILE DRIVE and the rugged Pacific coastline en route to Carmel Bay. Nestled in a pine forest beside the picturesque coastline, Carmel by the Sea is a storybook setting not to be missed.
13 Monterey - Big Sur Highway - Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park - San Luis Obispo - Solvang.
Today, you will experience one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world-Big Sur. Experience stunning views, redwood forests, and the Pacific Ocean crashing below. Keep your camera handy, as there will be plenty of scenic photo stops. Visit, PFEIFFER BIG SUR STATE PARK, nicknamed "mini Yellowstone." Experience the deep shade and cathedral-like beauty of California Redwoods, while surrounded by peaks that tower high above the Big Sur River Gorge. Enjoy time in San Luis Obispo before making your way to Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. There's time to walk the flower-lined village streets and enjoy the "Old World" architecture. Tasty bakery treats and perhaps a Danish smorgasbord for dinner all add to the unique experience. (CB)
14 Solvang - Santa Barbara - Santa Monica - Los Angeles.
From Solvang, it's a short drive south to coastal Santa Barbara. Sightseeing includes a photo stop at the historic mission and a visit to the pier. There's time to wander along the bustling waterfront or do some shopping in some of the most talkedabout boutiques in downtown Santa Barbara. Next, we make our way to the Santa Monica Pier and the ultimate Southern California beach. Afterward, guests with outbound flights will head to Los Angeles International Airport. Please schedule flights after 5 pm. (B)

Cosmos Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • 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
  • MONTEREY: Sightseeing Sightseeing including Cannery Row, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel, Big Sur Highway, and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  • SANTA BARBARA: Sightseeing
  • 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 with free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • COSMOSGO: Get the mobile app for trip information
Included Meals
  • 4 Breakfasts
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: Moderate Deluxe (MD), First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior First Class (SF), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Los Angeles The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown (SF), Palm Springs Courtyard Palm Springs (F), Scottsdale The Saguaro Scottsdale (F), Williams Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (F), Las Vegas SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (MD), Tulare Best Western Town and Country Lodge (ST), Merced Days Inn by Wyndham Merced (ST), San Francisco Hotel Carlton (MF), Monterey Days Inn Monterey Downtown (ST), Solvang Hadsten House Inn (MF)
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included

Reviews (35)

14 Day Golden West Adventure reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Golden West Adventure”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2019

Enjoyed the trip. Very well organised. Both Tour director & coach driver were very experienced and responsible. Very happy with most of the hotels except for a strong smoke smell in the room at Las Vegas. Hotel changed me to another room the next day. Coach was very comfortable.

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“LA and beyond ”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2019 1 Helpful Vote

This was by far the best trip we have taken with Cosmos. The tour was well planned, the tour leader (Judi) was brilliant giving us all heaps of info, telling us the quickest away to get to places etc. The driver was the best, never stressing in the heavy traffic and even got off to remind a car that he was in the bus lane.

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“Fantastic holiday”
- NSW, Australia May 2019 1 Helpful Vote

Whole experience of this holiday was fantastic. From the initial booking to the Tour Guide (Linda), our coach driver (Jason), our adventures along the way... Great vacation.

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“Trip of a lifetime”
- VIC, Australia Oct 2017 5 Helpful Votes

This was my second Cosmos tour and I have to say it was another great tour. I met two lovely ladies on the UK tour I did last year and they became my travel buddies for this trip. We saw some amazing places - some favourites were the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park & Las Vegas. The tour was for 16 days which I think was long enough, having 3 days in Vegas & San Fran was great.
Our Driver Craig was very quiet but a nice guy and our tour guide Craig Cherry was...read more

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“The 16 Day Golden West of USA was an excellent holiday/experience/education”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2017 5 Helpful Votes View Photo

The Excellent Bits: 1. Our tour director, Ken Hartford, was very experienced, knowledgeable, passionate about California, prepared, organised, entertaining and could second-guess just about everyone's needs. Jason, our driver, was skilful, courteous and careful. 2. Wi-Fi on the coach. 3. The 3 night stays in Las Vegas and San Francisco gave us a chance to get a feel for the places as well as a break from living out of a suitcase. 4. The Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park. 5....read more

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