Golden West Adventure

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Come and explore the Golden West on this affordable vacation through California, Arizona, and Nevada. You’ll begin in Los Angeles for guided sightseeing in the "City of Angels." Take a drive through Hollywood and see the legendary TCL Chinese Theater, the Dolby Theater, and the Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard. Stroll through Farmers Market, with more than 140 shops and eateries followed by a visit to Santa Monica Pier. Travel through the California desert to Palm Springs and spend the night in this desert oasis. Continue to Scottsdale in the arid Arizona climate and visit Old Town where Western storefronts create an aura of the past. Visit the red-rock town of Sedona and pass through scenic Oak Creek Canyon and the San Francisco Mountains before arriving at the glorious Grand Canyon.

Cross the Mohave Desert for two nights in the bright lights of Las Vegas. Try your hand at the blackjack table, play the slot machines, or ask your Tour Director for expert suggestions for dining and shopping. Continue to majestic Yosemite National Park to explore its giant granite domes, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests.

On to the "Golden Gate City" of San Francisco for sightseeing, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Take in the spectacular seaside settings of Monterey and Carmel. Keep an eye out for sea lions and otters off the Old Fisherman’s Wharf and visit Cannery Row-made famous by John Steinbeck’s novel. Spend free time visiting the outstanding Monterey Aquarium. Drive along legendary 17-Mile Drive to the storybook setting of Carmel by the Sea.

Take in the spectacular coastal scenery along the rugged stretch of Big Sur to visit Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in the cathedral-like beauty of the California Redwoods. Visit the charming Danish village of Solvang with its Dutch windmills, bakeries, and restaurants. Travel further down the Pacific coastline to Santa Barbara for a photo stop at the historic mission and pier before returning to LA to conclude your memory-filled vacation in the American West!

  • National Parks and Preserves
About Cosmos
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One of the greatest things about a Cosmos escorted tour is the peace of mind it provides. We take care of all the details and include transportation, hotels, professional Tour Directors, sightseeing with knowledgeable Local Guides, and even occasional meals—so you can immerse yourself fully in your travel experience! With Cosmos, you enjoy the benefits and convenience of escorted travel, ample free time to explore your destination the way you want, and longer stays in key cities so that you can ...
Jul 26, 2024 through
Aug 08, 2024
Jul 22, 2024 7:00 PM
13 Nights from
$2,639.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $150.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
Aug 09, 2024 through
Oct 04, 2024
Sep 30, 2024 7:00 PM
13 Nights from
$2,789.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included - 4 departures, various dates.
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Day Destination
1 Los Angeles
2 Los Angeles
3 Los Angeles – Palm Springs
4 Palm Springs – Scottsdale Area
5 Scottsdale Area – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park – Williams
6 Williams – Las Vegas
7 Las Vegas
8 Las Vegas – Selma
9 Selma – Yosemite National Park – Sonora
10 Sonora – San Francisco
11 San Francisco
12 San Francisco – 17 Mile Drive – Carmel – Monterey
13 Monterey – Big Sur Highway – Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park – San Luis Obispo – Solvang
14 Solvang – Santa Barbara – Los Angeles
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.