2017: Western Wonders (8510)

12 days from Los Angeles to San Francisco

From the gorgeous national parks to the thrilling cities, this western U.S. tour through California, Arizona, and Nevada features unique rock formations, scenic drives, deep canyons, and sparking waterfalls and lakes-not to mention fun in some of the world's most famous cities. Your tour starts in Los Angeles, ends in San Francisco, and overnights along the way in Scottsdale, Williams, Las Vegas, Tulare, and Modesto.

You'll visit two of the West's most famous and beautiful national parks, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Yosemite National Park in California. Stroll the Grand Canyon's South Rim and stand in awe as you witness the breathtaking scenery. In Yosemite National Park, have your camera ready for the giant granite domes, cascading waterfalls, lush forests, and more. But that's not all?you'll also witness spectacular scenery on your drives. Between Scottsdale and the Grand Canyon, you'll see Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon, known as one of America's most beautiful drives and home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone, and you'll stop in Sedona, with the massive red-rock formations that make the area famous. Between Williams and Las Vegas, watch for Joshua trees, which can grow to be more than 40 feet tall. Between Las Vegas and Tulare, you'll witness the vast Mojave Desert.

Enjoy sightseeing in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Francisco-including a visit to famous Alcatraz Prison, the federal penitentiary that once housed Al Capone and other notorious criminals. Free time in each city-including Las Vegas-gives you time to explore on your own or to take optional excursions.

Breathtaking scenery, exciting cities, scenic drives, and more?this western U.S. tour is a perfect vacation for savvy, value-minded travelers.

HOTELS
LOS ANGELES L.A. Hotel Downtown (SF)
SCOTTSDALE Holiday Inn Express and Suites Scottsdale - Old Town (ST)
WILLIAMS Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (F)
LAS VEGAS Harrah's Las Vegas Casino and Hotel (F)
TULARE Best Western Town and Country Lodge (ST)
MODESTO Best Western Palm Court Inn (ST)
SAN FRANCISCO Hotel Carlton (MF)

Call (616) 866-3500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13321193

Tour Operator
Cosmos
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Los AngelesWelcome to Los Angeles! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2Los AngelesBegin the day with a sightseeing tour of the world's 'Capital of Glamour,' including a drive through Hollywood and the famous TCL Chinese Theatre. The remainder of your day is at leisure, and your Tour Director will have suggestions for your further exploration of the city. Stroll down Olvera Street or the heart of the original Spanish Mission.
Day 3ScottsdaleStop in the desert oasis of Palm Springs, an area sprinkled with Hollywood stardust. This afternoon, head to the mountain-ringed desert resort of Scottsdale. Later tonight, join the optional excursion to one of Arizona's cowboy steakhouses, which, according to legend, was once a hideout for cattle rustlers.
Day 4ScottsdaleThis morning begins with a Phoenix sightseeing tour that includes downtown and Old Town Scottsdale. Afterward, free time to explore the Old West, with restaurants, shopping, and Western bars. With wooden beams, wagon wheels, and cowboy hats, you're sure to feel like you've traveled back in time to the era of outlaws and swing-door saloons. (CB)
Day 5WilliamsTravel to Sedona, a thriving center for New Age arts set in Canyon Country. On to the weather-sculptured rock formations of Oak Creek Canyon. Travel alongside the San Francisco Mountains and beautiful pine forests to the South Rim of the GRAND CANYON. Time to stroll the canyon rim-or, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take an optional helicopter flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-colored walls plunging 7,000 feet into the Colorado River. Overnight in Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route 66 as the Main Street and the gateway to the Grand Canyon. (CB)
Day 6Las VegasCross the old Mojave gold-strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert beauty. Watch for Joshua trees, a species of the lily family that grows to more than 40 feet in height and can live up to 300 years. By late afternoon, reach Las Vegas, the fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, bars, and glamorous shows. Be sure to explore some of the many themed casino resorts along the colorful 'Strip.' This evening, we highly recommend a night out to a dazzling stage show featuring top Vegas entertainment.
Day 7Las VegasThe day is free to swim and sunbathe at the hotel pool or to explore the varied casinos and shopping plazas. Your Tour Director will have more suggestions. Consider a river float trip through the Black Canyon.
Day 8TulareDeparting the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. You'll 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.
Day 9ModestoThis morning, we enter YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, giant granite domes, towering pinnacles, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests. Afterward, drive to Modesto. (B)
Day 10San FranciscoThis morning, head for San Francisco, crossing the splendid bay with vistas of the San Francisco skyline and its magnificent harbor. On your city tour, see the main sights, including the renowned Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Nob Hill. Tonight you may choose to join your traveling companions for an optional evening in Chinatown. Explore this vibrant historic section of San Francisco that houses the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Enjoy a lavish 4-course dinner at an authentic Chinese restaurant. End with a short walking tour of Chinatown, plus a ride on one of San Francisco's famous cable cars. (CB)
Day 11San FranciscoThis morning, visit the famous and 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 do some more exploring in the 'City by the Bay.' Ride San Francisco's historic cable cars or take a walking tour of one of the city's diverse neighborhoods.

NOTE:
The National Park Service requires we disclose that the value of the Alcatraz Prison visit is $33US.
Day 12San FranciscoThe trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to San Francisco International Airport are included. Extend your vacation with extra nights and explore the 'City by the Bay' further with a variety of exciting optional activities.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/23/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/26/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/02/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/06/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/09/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/23/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/30/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/07/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/14/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/21/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/28/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/01/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/11/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/25/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/01/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/08/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/12/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/15/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/22/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/26/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/29/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/06/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/13/2017$1,869.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/27/2017$1,819.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$770

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$140

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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