WESTERN EXPLORER - 2017

15 Days - LOS ANGELES To LOS ANGELES

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Overview

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 with overnights along the way in San Diego, Scottsdale,  Grand Canyon National Park,  Las Vegas, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, and Cambria. 

Tour highlights include time spent in stunning Grand Canyon National Park, where you can enjoy a majestic sunset; and Yosemite National Park, with its cascading waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, lush forests, and meadows.

Spend two nights in sunny San Diego as well as  time in the vibrant cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas with sightseeing and time on your own. On this National Parks tour, Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary adventures for you. In Las Vegas, explore the Mob Museum on a private guided tour followed by a trip to dazzling Freemont Street. Another fun experience is a visit to San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden, where you’ll learn about the park and have time to explore its five acres.

From the exciting cities to the amazing scenery and from the desert landscapes to the sparkling lakes, this National Parks tour has it all. Grab your camera and get ready for a remarkable holiday!

LOCAL FAVOURITES

- Experience a private tour of the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.
- Visit the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco.
- Enjoy coffee and a Danish Speciality at a local bakery in Solvang

STANDARD FEATURES

DESTINATIONS
- LOS ANGELES
City sightseeing; farewell dinner.

SAN DIEGO
Sightseeing.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing.

LAS VEGAS
Orientation tour; guided tour of the Mob Museum, Freemont Street Experience.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing tour.

SAN FRANCISCO
Sightseeing; Japanese Tea Garden.

MONTEREY
Sightseeing including 17-Mile Drive and Pebble Beach.

-SOLVANG
Visit the quaint Denmark-inspired village and enjoy a local specialty.

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.

MYACCOUNT
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Package Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES

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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.

Day 2LOS ANGELES - SAN DIEGO

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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 Bevery Hills. This afternoon, travel to sunny San Diego. Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 3SAN DIEGO

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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)

Day 4SAN DIEGO - YUMA - SCOTTSDALE

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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)

Day 5SCOTTSDALE - SEDONA - GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

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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)

Day 6GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

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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)

Day 7GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK - LAS VEGAS

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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 mega-casinos and plentiful restaurants. Tonight, head to downtown Las Vegas 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 FREEMONT STREET EXPERIENCE. (B,D).

Day 8LAS VEGAS

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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)

Day 9LAS VEGAS - MAMMOTH LAKES

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A day of striking contrast as you journey across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. Overnight in Mammoth Lakes, just steps away from the base of Mammoth Mountain in the eastern Sierra. (B,D).

Day 10MAMMOTH LAKES - YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

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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)

Day 11YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - SAN FRANCISCO

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This morning's journey takes you from mountainous beauty to the vibrant city of San Francisco. Tonight, why not join us for an optional dinner outing? (B)

Day 12SAN FRANCISCO

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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. This evening, dinner is at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 13SAN FRANCISCO - MONTEREY - BIG SUR - CAMBRIA

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This morning, visit Monterey, one of California's most beautiful coastal towns, where you'll see Cannery Row, immortalised by author John Steinbeck. Then, it's on to spectacular 17-MILE DRIVE and Pebble Beach with the chance to see the famous Lone Cyprus 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)

Day 14CAMBRIA - SOLVANG - SANTA BARBARA - LOS ANGELES

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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)

Day 15LOS ANGELES

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Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual transfers. Transfers are provided to Los Angeles International Airport. (B)

Available 2017 Tours

MAY
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