Western Explorer

15 Day Guided Tour from Los Angeles to Los Angeles with Globus

Read 9 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus 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

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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
4 - 4.5 Star
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Scenic / Cultural
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4.8 out of 5
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1 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.
2 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 Beverly Hills. This afternoon, travel to sunny San Diego. Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant. (B/D)
3 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)
4 San Diego - Yuma - Scottsdale
Today, travel inland across California and into Arizona. Stop in Yuma, nestled on the Colorado 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)
5 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)
6 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)
7 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)
8 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)
9 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)
10 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) SPECIAL FEATURE: Tenaya Lodge is nestled among towering Sugar Pines in the Sierra National Forest offering an elegant stay with access to five restaurants, a world-class spa, three pools, and refined rooms with deluxe amenities. The pinnacle of Yosemite area lodging and a significant extra when travelling with Globus.
11 Yosemite National Park - San Francisco
This morning, visit Mariposa Grove, home to the largest grove of Sequoias in the park, before journeying from mountainous beauty to vibrant San Francisco. Tonight, enjoy a free evening to explore the city on your own. (B)
12 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) Please Note: Consider advance ticket purchase for Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service.
13 San Francisco - Monterey - Carmel - 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. Don't miss the characteristic sea lions that call this area home. 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)
14 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)
15 Los Angeles
Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual transfers. (B)

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Trip Inclusions
  • 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, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.
  • HOTELS: Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.
  • 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.
Included Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners
  • 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 Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown (F), Scottsdale The McCormick Scottsdale (SF), Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon Lodges (NP), Las Vegas Treasure Island (SF), Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Mountain Inn (MF), Yosemite National Park Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite (F), San Francisco San Francisco Marriott Marquis (SF), Cambria Cambria Pines Lodge (MF)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
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Reviews (9)

15 Day Western Explorer reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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- NSW, Australia Sep 2018 3 Helpful Votes

Our experience with Globus on this tour in September 2018 was positive. It was our first organised tour and we found the travel itinerary and documents very useful. Our tour director John was diligent and catered to everyone's needs which made for a happy group. When our driver had to leave us for personal reasons John acted with great empathy and professionalism. We enjoyed the mix of organised activities and free time and appreciated the helpful information given to us before arrival at each...read more

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“A diverse tour featuring exciting cities and amazing scenery ”
- NSW, Australia May 2017 2 Helpful Votes

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.

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“Major cities as well as beautiful scenery”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2015 2 Helpful Votes

A great variety; major cities as well as beautiful scenery, particularly Antelope 'slot' canyon, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and San Francisco.

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“Great holiday”
- QLD, Australia Sep 2015 2 Helpful Votes

The accommodation was of great quality and close to everything. It was a well paced tour and we were able to see all highlights.

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“Good interactive group and an outstanding tour director”
- VIC, Australia Aug 2015 2 Helpful Votes

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.

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