2017: Golden West Adventure (8500)

15 days from Los Angeles to Los Angeles

Experience the best of the West on this thrilling adventure-with its vibrant cities, spectacular mountains, scenic drives, and unique rock formations. This western U.S. tour begins and ends in Los Angeles with overnights along the way in Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Las Vegas, Fresno, Turlock, San Francisco, Monterey, and Solvang.

Tour highlights include time spent in stunning Grand Canyon National Park, where you can stroll the rim and witness truly breathtaking landscapes, and Yosemite National Park, with its cascading waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, lush forests, and meadows. More beautiful scenery awaits you on the drive between Scottsdale and the Grand Canyon. Witness stunning Oak Creek Canyon, one of the most scenic drives in the U.S., and stop in Sedona, a thriving center of New Age set in massive red-rock formations. In contrast to the desert landscapes, enjoy 17-Mile Drive along the Pacific Ocean, where you'll witness views of waves, Pebble Beach Golf Course, and million-dollar homes.

On this western U.S. tour, spend time in the vibrant cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas with plenty of time on your own to explore. Perhaps take a ride on San Francisco's historic cable cars and enjoy an optional outing to see a Las Vegas show-the choice is yours! In San Francisco, Cosmos has included a visit to captivating Alcatraz Prison, where you can see where famous criminals once lived. Other tour highlights are time in Carmel, a quaint and picturesque town; Monterey, where you'll visit Fisherman's Wharf, known for its historic waterfront, and Cannery Row, the famous street that runs parallel to Monterey Bay's coastline; Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with scenic buildings and windmills; and Santa Barbara, where sightseeing includes a photo stop at the historic mission.

This is the perfect vacation for value-minded travelers!

HOTELS
LOS ANGELES L.A. Hotel Downtown (SF)
SCOTTSDALE Holiday Inn Express and Suites Scottsdale - Old Town (ST)
FLAGSTAFF Days Hotel Flagstaff (MF)
LAS VEGAS Harrah's Las Vegas Casino and Hotel (F)
FRESNO Best Western Village Inn (ST)
TURLOCK Best Western Orchard Inn (MF)
SAN FRANCISCO Executive Hotel Vintage Court (MF)
MONTEREY Days Inn Monterey Downtown (ST)
SOLVANG Holiday Inn Express Solvang (ST)

Details

Tour Operator
Cosmos
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
15 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 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; your Tour Director will have suggestions so you can further explore the city. Stroll down Olvera Street, or the heart of the original Spanish Mission. This vening, plenty of suggestions for dining and shopping will be available.
Day 3ScottsdaleStop in the desert oasis of Palm Springs with its distinctive wind farms, 5,000 swimming pools, and 90 golf courses! Afterward, we make our way to Scottsdale, where the evening has been set aside for independent time.
Day 4FlagstaffYour first stop is Sedona, a thriving center for New Age arts set in canyon country. Next, we pass through the weather-sculptured rock formations of stunning Oak Creek Canyon and up onto the Mogollon Rim, passing the San Francisco Peaks and arriving at one of the Natural Wonders of the World-the GRAND CANYON. There is time to stroll the canyon rim. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take our optional helicopter flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-colored walls plunging 7,000 feet into the Colorado River. Overnight in Flagstaff. (CB)
Day 5Las VegasLeave the mountain town of Flagstaff on historic Route 66 and cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, which still bears traces of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert beauty. By late afternoon, reach Las Vegas, a fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights, and glamorous shows. This evening, enjoy our optional outing to see a Las Vegas show. Finish up with a stop at Glitter Gulch for the 'Fremont Street Experience' light show.
Day 6Las VegasThe morning and afternoon are free for you to swim and sunbathe at the hotel pool or explore the varied casinos. Try an optional river float trip through the Black Canyon.
Day 7Las VegasAnother full day at leisure. Your Tour Director will have plenty of activities to choose from and will recommend favorite restaurants and shopping areas.
Day 8FresnoDeparting the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. Overnight in Fresno, California's Central Valley.
Day 9TurlockThis morning, we enter YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, cascading waterfalls, lush forests, giant granite domes, pinnacles, and mountains soaring as high as 4,000 feet above the valley floor. (CB)
Day 10San FranciscoThis morning, we continue west to the 'Golden Gate City' of San Francisco, famous for its cable cars. Time for lunch on your own in the pristine waterfront community of Sausalito, then free time to explore this quaint, Mediterranean-style village's shops, galleries, and breathtaking views. Afterward, included sightseeing takes in the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge. (CB)
Day 11San FranciscoToday is a full day at leisure to explore this most beautiful city. Perhaps ride San Francisco's historic cable cars, or take a walking tour of one of the city's diverse neighborhoods. Enjoy an Italian coffee at a sidewalk cafe in North Beach or shop for bargains in Union Square.
Day 12San FranciscoThis morning, 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:
The National Park Service requires we disclose that the value of the Alcatraz Prison visit is $33US.
Day 13MontereyThis morning, visit Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, known for its historic waterfront, delicious seafood, and unique shopping. Then, visit Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck's novel. During your free time this afternoon, consider a visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium, known for its interactive exhibits and teeming sea life.
Day 14SolvangToday takes in spectacular 17-Mile Drive. Watch Pacific Ocean waves en route to Carmel on Carmel Bay. Nestled in a pine forest, the one-square-mile village of Carmel is incredibly dynamic, yet still quaint and picturesque. Afterward, we pick up the Old Spanish Mission Trail 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)
Day 15Los AngelesFrom 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 talked-about boutiques in downtown Santa Barbara. Next, we make our way to the Santa Monica Pier and the ultimate Southern California beach. Afterward, head to Los Angeles International Airport for guests with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 5 pm. (CB)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
June 23, 2017$2,249.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
July 14, 2017$2,269.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
August 11, 2017$2,269.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
August 25, 2017$2,269.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
September 01, 2017$2,269.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
September 15, 2017$2,269.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
September 29, 2017$2,269.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
October 06, 2017$2,269.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

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

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:

$925 to $1,000

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$160 to $180

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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