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Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • USA

  • Steady pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

Journey through Steinbeck’s Monterey over the Santa Ynez Mountains all the way to La La Land; as Las Vegas beckons, stand at the rim of the Grand Canyon, weave through the towering peaks of Yosemite and travail the vast Mojave Desert.

At a glance

  • 17-Mile Drive Scenic drive Watch Pacific Ocean breakers roll in on wide Californian beaches.
  • Santa Barbara Explore the popular boutiques and California Mission-style architecture.
  • The Grand Canyon Walk the rim or take a helicopter excursion across this cavernous spectacle.
  • Las Vegas Spend two full days immersed in this neon playground.
  • Yosemite National Park Giant granite domes, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

One hotel was not a good location,(near homeless people, I...

27th September 2018
Mrs Christina Jones

One hotel was not a good location,(near homeless people, I did not feel safe) no road crossings near hotel. in business district. Tour director lacked trip information. very tight schedule.

Would be 5 stars but for flight options and some...

27th September 2018
Mr David Cookson

Would be 5 stars but for flight options and some Hotels on tour slightly under par

Very well organised and I felt quite pampered at times. The...

23rd September 2018
Trusted Customer

Very well organised and I felt quite pampered at times. The hotels particularly in LA and Las Vegas were very good. The tour manager worked very hard to bond us together as a group and our driver was so calm. It was tiring at times but we saw and did a lot. Good value for what we paid too.

Everything ran smoothly with an excellent tour guide and coach...

20th September 2018
Trusted Customer

Everything ran smoothly with an excellent tour guide and coach driver. Good commentary and lots of interesting places.

The tour guide and driver were brilliant - the only...

20th September 2018
Mr Stephen Hudson

The tour guide and driver were brilliant - the only downside was a couple of the hotels that you had on the tour (Days Inn Monterey, Saguaro, Scottsdale) which were not very good

Fabulous holiday with a great tour director & driver, so...

7th September 2018
Trusted Customer

Fabulous holiday with a great tour director & driver, so many places we visited I thoroughly enjoyed

Knowledgeable tour guide good service...

30th June 2018
Mrs Patricia Abercrombie

Knowledgeable tour guide good service

Fantastic holiday and brilliant tour director Andrew & driver Randy....

28th June 2018
Trusted Customer

Fantastic holiday and brilliant tour director Andrew & driver Randy. Very helpful throughout, plenty of information & maps but not too much. Visited so many wonderful places. Only exception, some hotels were not up to the standard of others (mainly the motels).

Fantastic holiday and everything went very well....

24th June 2018
Trusted Customer

Fantastic holiday and everything went very well.

...

16th October 2017
Mr Hugh Lewis

Overview

Journey through Steinbeck’s Monterey over the Santa Ynez Mountains all the way to La La Land; as Las Vegas beckons, stand at the rim of the Grand Canyon, weave through the towering peaks of Yosemite and travail the vast Mojave Desert.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

UK - San Francisco

Day
1

Fly to San Francisco where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Your tour starts today.

San Francisco - Monterey

Day
2

Today travel to picturesque Monterey, made famous by John Steinbeck's novel 'Cannery Row', named after the old sardine canning factories. Your sightseeing tour includes visits to historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row; and then the afternoon to explore Alvarado Street, home to the Alvarado Street Brewery; Monterey Bay Aquarium; and a wealth of restaurants and shops in Old Monterey. Keep an eye out for sea lions and otters in Monterey Bay.

Monterey - Carmel - Solvang

Day
3

Take the impressive 17-Mile Drive and soak up the ocean rolling in on the wide Pacific beaches en route to Carmel, the popular retreat for artists and celebrities – where actor-director Clint Eastwood was once mayor. Pick up the Old Spanish Mission Trail to Solvang, the Danish Capital of America, where Danish settlers travelled west to start a colony away from the harsh midwestern winters. Here European village meets Californian sun, in an unusual and unique mix of old-world architecture, windmills and thatched roofs. Wander its flower-lined streets and sample the wares of its pancake houses.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Solvang - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

Day
4

Drive over the Santa Ynez Mountains to Santa Barbara, a handsome city of popular wineries, notable for its California Mission-style architecture, red-tiled roofs and lush subtropical climate. Before travelling to Los Angeles, there’s time to wander along the waterfront to the attractive Stearns Wharf; built in 1872, look out for brown pelicans perched on its end.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Los Angeles

Day
5

A full day to explore the 'City of Angels', home of star-studded Hollywood and glamorous Beverly Hills. Take a sightseeing tour of the world's 'Capital of Glamour', including a drive through Hollywood past the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre. The afternoon is at leisure.

Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Scottsdale

Day
6

Head to Palm Springs with its distinctive wind farms, and abundance of swimming pools and golf courses. Cross the great Colorado River and drive through vast desert landscapes, viewing the spectacular giant saguaro cacti, before arriving in the mountain-ringed desert resort of Scottsdale in the late afternoon.

Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff

Day
7

Canyon country is your next stop, home to Sedona known for its distinctive red rock landscape and lively arts scene. Then journey through the weather-sculpted rock formations of Oak Creek Canyon and Kaibab National Forest to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Designated one of the Natural Wonders of the World with good reason, the contrast of this cavernous canyon and its natural stillness can be an overwhelming experience when visiting this awesome spectacle. Why not take an optional helicopter 'flightseeing' excursion for a better view? Overnight along the famous Route 66 in Flagstaff.

Flagstaff - Las Vegas

Day
8

Travel across the old Mojave gold strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert beauty, to Las Vegas - a neon desert oasis, packed with spectacular hotels and casinos.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Las Vegas

Days
9 - 10

Las Vegas offers a variety of spectacular attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. Enjoy two full days for relaxing at the hotel pool or exploring the 'Strip'. There's also a range of great-value excursions to choose from, including river rafting through the Black Canyon on the Colorado River, a visit to the Hoover Dam or in the evening a dazzling Las Vegas show.

Las Vegas - Tulare

Day
11

Leave the neon lights of Las Vegas behind and continue across the eerie desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. Covering one fifth of the Golden State, the Mojave Desert is a place of immense beauty and isolation; your journey through it takes you to Tulare in the central San Joaquin Valley.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Tulare - Yosemite National Park - Modesto

Day
12

Enter Yosemite National Park, a wonderland of spectacular lakes, lush forests and giant granite domes and pinnacles rising more than 4,000 feet above the valley floor. Explore the Yosemite Valley or visit the Ansel Adams Gallery and see the works of this famous photographer who so beautifully captured Yosemite. Afterwards, drive to Modesto.

Modesto - San Francisco

Day
13

Continue on to the 'Golden Gate City' of San Francisco, famous for its hills, cable cars and iconic island prison. See the epic Golden Gate Bridge up close, Nob Hill, and lively Fisherman’s Wharf on a sightseeing tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

San Francisco

Day
14

The day is free for you to explore this fascinating city. Perhaps 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. Afterwards the day is yours to do some more exploring. Ride San Francisco's historic cable cars or take a walking tour through the city's diverse neighbourhoods.

NOTE: Consider advance ticket purchase for the Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service.

San Francisco - UK

Day
15

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in San Francisco or Hawaii.

Home landing in the UK

Day
16

Print itinerary

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

San Francisco - Hotel Carlton

The Hotel Carlton is a historic, LEED-EB O&M Gold Certified boutique hotel with an international theme and bohemian flair located in San Francisco. It is conveniently located within 10 blocks of Union Square and within easy walking distance of the city's many world renowned restaurants and shops.

  • Location

    1075 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Monterey - Monterey Downtown Days Inn

Experience stylish accommodations in Monterey that is convenient to all attractions, while providing ultimate comfort.

  • Location

    850 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Solvang - Holiday Inn Express

Conveniently located in the Santa Ynez Valley, this hotel is within walking distance of local shops, restaurants, and the wine tasting rooms of Solvang, a charming Danish town. Features at this hotel include an outdoor pool, a business centre, and 82 well appointed guestrooms.

  • Location

    1455 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Los Angeles - LA Grand Hotel Downtown

The L.A. Hotel Downtown, located in the financial, entertainment and theatre district of downtown Los Angeles, is a 14-story hotel with award-winning architectural design, mirrored facade and glass-enclosed atrium.

  • Location

    333 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Pool

Scottsdale - The Saguaro Scottsdale

Located conveniently steps from Old Town Scottsdale, this Art Deco hotel offers a resort style atmosphere. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness centre.

  • Location

    4000 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Williams - La Quinta Inn & Suites - Grand Canyon area

Nestled in breathtaking views of the pines, this hotel features comfortable guestrooms with pillow-top mattresses, free Wi-Fi, and cable TV, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, and fitness centre.

  • Location

    1100 Cataract Lake Rd, Williams, AZ 86046, United States

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Las Vegas - SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

SLS Las Vegas features over 1,300 guestrooms in two distinct hotel towers—Story and World™—each with a unique personality, designed to offer contemporary and stylish settings for an amazing Las Vegas resort getaway! The hotel features multiple restaurants, casino, outdoor pool, a spa and shopping.

  • Location

    2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Tulare - Best Western Town & Country Lodge

Each well-appointed, spacious room at the Best Western Town & Country Lodge features free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a microwave and refrigerator. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, bar/lounge, and a well-equipped exercise facility.

  • Location

    1051 N Blackstone St, Tulare, CA 93274, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Modesto - Best Western Palm Court Inn

Situated in Modesto, Best Western Palm Court Inn has an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Additional amenities include coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, complimentary newspapers, refrigerators, and satellite TV.

  • Location

    2001 W Orangeburg Ave, Modesto, CA 95350, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

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