Southern California Charms with Death Valley National Park


  • 12 days

  • California

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£3,189pp

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£2,870pp

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Overview

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What do Californians do when they need a quick, quiet getaway? They pack their loudest plaids for Palm Springs, their fluffiest towels for Santa Barbara, and their biggest bills for Beverly Hills. This laid back tour of Southern California explores these popular Golden State getaways and more, getting you closer to the sunny stretches of coastline, the golden age of Hollywood, and the smaller towns that truly shine. Visit the 18th-century mission in San Juan Capistrano, tour the Rat Pack’s mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs, and taste today’s perfectly aged reds and whites in the picturesque wine regions of Temecula and Paso Robles (featured in the cult classic wine movie Sideways). You’ll also feel the wind in your hair on a Jeep tour through Joshua Tree National Park, the sand in your toes along San Diego’s 70 miles of beaches, and your inner movie star emerge as you strut down Rodeo Drive.

If you want to be seen at the hottest spots in Southern California, you’ll want to add Death Valley National Park to your Southern California vacation. With departures in November, you’ll enjoy cooler temperatures, the coolest desert scenery, and if you’re lucky, the annual Monarch butterfly migration. With guided sightseeing and evening skygazing, stellar views are a given on this tour of Death Valley.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES/BEVERLY HILLS

Day
1

Welcome to L.A.! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

BEVERLY HILLS

Day
2

BEVERLY HILLS Guided sightseeing includes Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BEVERLY HILLS–SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO–CORONADO

Day
3

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Visit Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano with a Local Guide followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to the San Diego resort community of Coronado.
CORONADO Free time this evening.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Coronado with dinner at the historic Hotel del Coronado. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

CORONADO. EXCURSION TO SAN DIEGO

Day
4

SAN DIEGO Sightseeing tour includes Coronado Island, the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, and a walking tour of Balboa Park with a Local Guide. Lunch and a LF margarita tasting at an Old Town restaurant. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

CORONADO–TEMECULA–PALM SPRINGS–PALM DESERT

Day
5

TEMECULA LF Wine tasting at a local vineyard.
PALM SPRINGS Sightseeing with a Local Guide.PALM DESERT Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PALM DESERT. EXCURSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Day
6

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK 4-wheel-drive Jeep tour.
PALM DESERT Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PALM DESERT–BARSTOW–DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Day
7

BARSTOW Drive on historic Route 66 and visit the Route 66 Mother Road Museum. Continue to Death Valley National Park.
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Free time to explore the Ranch at Death Valley.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Day
8

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Guided Sightseeing includes the Badwater Basin and Stovepipe Wells. Free time this afternoon and early evening followed by a LF Stargazing Program with a Local Guide.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK–PASO ROBLES

Day
9

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the fertile valley to Paso Robles.
PASO ROBLES Special dinner and wine tasting at the resort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PASO ROBLES–PISMO BEACH–SANTA BARBARA

Day
10

PASO ROBLES Free time this morning. Scenic drive to Pismo Beach.
PISMO BEACH Free time followed by scenic drive to Santa Barbara.SANTA BARBARA Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SANTA BARBARA

Day
11

SANTA BARBARA Sightseeing includes a visit to the Botanical Gardens with a Local Guide. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SANTA BARBARA–LOS ANGELES

Day
12

SANTA BARBARA Morning drive to Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES Your vacation ends at Los Angeles International Airport. Schedule departing flights after 1 pm.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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