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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.
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 sparkling 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 Palm Springs, Scottsdale, Williams, Las Vegas, Tulare, Modesto, and San Francisco.
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. Perhaps take a ride on San Francisco’s historic cable cars or enjoy an optional outing to Alcatraz Prison, the federal penitentiary that once housed Al Capone and other notorious criminals—the choice is yours! 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 holiday for savvy, value-minded travellers.
Los Angeles Sightseeing
Grand Canyon National Park Sightseeing
Williams Historic Route 66
Las Vegas Orientation tour of the famous Las Vegas “Strip”
Yosemite National Park Sightseeing
San Francisco Sightseeing; Golden Gate Bridge
4 days: Hawaii extension
To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.
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.
You'll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, and we'll be waiting to take you home too.
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.
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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.
Very good tour - helped that the bus was less than half full
Great weather and wide range of memorable experiences across California, Arizona and Nevada
All in all, it was quite good for the price.
The tour was amazing, Craig our guide was so knowledgeable and had a fab sense of humour. The driver was fantastic and the hotel's were great. We had an amazing holiday.
Holiday was amazing had a great time and met some great new friends. Tour guide Susannah Jones was great, very helpful and hope to see her again on another tour. Coach driver Junior was great.
We had a lot of great time and fun on tour. this was my 4th coach tour and my 3rd with Cosmos and will do another again.
Love everything of the tour.
Tour director and driver were excellent. We saw everything we wanted to see. Started off in Los Angeles in a lovely hotel but went downhill from there. The hotel in Scottsdale was really awful - I wouldn’t have put my dog in it to be honest. Also Modesto is not a nice place and that hotel was also poor. The others were acceptable but I would have expected 4 stars all the way for the money paid.
The western wonders tour was fantastic. Our tour guide was excellent. The grand canyon was very grand, and Yosemite stunning.
The Grand Canyon trip was over rated and very expensive. We would not pay $221 per person had we known it was just a mere 20 min helicopter ride. What a waste of money. Those who flew from Las Vegas previously had a better deal with lunch provided. Some hotels were not as good as others. The Carlton hotel in San Francisco had no air conditioning in the lobby. It was very hot. The driver and the tour director were excellent.
Got the lot - deserts / mountains & sea. Lots to see with some major bucket list locations included - Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Golden Gate to name 3. Lots of add ons to pick & choose from. Fantastic tour guide & drivers with both knowledge & humour. Helped to make a tour into an experience not to be missed. Made some great friends & memories forever
I'd do it all again tomorrow!
Can't fault anything really. The service from Cosmos was good, I was kept informed all along the line and documents etc were received when I was told they would be. The Western Wonders tour was exactly what I thought it would be, and exactly what I wanted it to be. Not enamoured with Las Vegas but that is my own view, could have done with more time in Yosemite as there was so many walks I could have done. Alcatraz not to be missed! Overall a great experience and one I'm glad I chose.
Great tour, except one of the days was just a travel day and quite boring though the guide did her best to keep us amused.
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Fly to Los Angeles where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.
Welcome to Los Angeles! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of Tinseltown. Drive through Hollywood and see the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. A historic gem, this world-famous cinema (formerly, Grauman’s), has hosted some of the most exclusive movie premieres in Hollywood history. The Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) is the first permanent home of the glamorous Academy Awards. See the Hollywood Walk of Fame where iconic terrazzo stars grace block after city block of Hollywood Boulevard and Street-air Farmers Market, with more than 140 shops and restaurants. The remainder of your day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions for further exploration of the city.
Journey to the desert oasis of Palm Springs. Ever since Hollywood stars first came here in the 1930s, laying claim to ranch-style estates and holding up in elite hotels, the clean, dry air and sunshine have made Palm Springs irresistible
Travel through cacti-covered desert toward Old Town Scottsdale, where Western store fronts create an aura of the past. Afterward, enjoy free time to explore a taste of the Old West, with restaurants, shopping, and Western bars. With wooden beams, wagon wheels, and cowboy hats abundant, you’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time to the era of outlaws and saloons.
Travel to Sedona, a thriving centre 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 sightseeing excursion for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 6,093 feet into the Colorado River. Overnight in Williams, a mountain town with Route 66 as the Main Street and the gateway to the Grand Canyon.
Cross 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. An orientation tour upon arrival shows off many of the themed casino resorts along the colourful “Strip.” This evening, we highly recommend a night out to a dazzling stage show featuring top Vegas entertainment.
The 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.
Departing 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.
This 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.
This morning, we continue west to the “Golden Gate City” of San Francisco, famous for its cable cars. Lunch in the pristine waterfront community of Sausalito. 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.
The day is free for you to explore more of this fascinating city. Perhaps visit the notorious former prison of Alcatraz, which housed famous gangsters such as Al Capone, “Machine Gun” Kelly, and Robert “The Birdman” Stroud. Afterward, the day is yours to do some more exploring in the “City by the Bay.”
Note: Consider advance ticket purchase for Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service.
Your holiday ends this morning. Extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the “City by the Bay” further with a variety of exciting optional activities. Alternatively fly to Hawaii to enjoy extra days at leisure, relaxing.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.
Welcome to Hawaii. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will quickly learn there is no place on earth like Hawaii.
Enjoy two days at leisure relaxing, or exploring Honolulu and the island of Oahu.
Your Hawaiian extension ends today.
in partnership with Tourism Cares,™ has funded the preservation/restoration of YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, which you will see on this holiday.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
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.
333 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA USA
Rid yourself of travel worries when you book at Courtyard Palm Springs, offering an oasis of comfort and convenience. With our location just a mile from Palm Springs International Airport, you can travel from your gate to guest room in a breeze. Unwind in our spacious hotel rooms and suites offering plush bedding and complimentary Wi-Fi to keep you comfortable and connected.
1300 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
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.
4000 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Designed to resemble the century-old train depot that housed the original Fray Marcos Hotel-which was opened by the Santa Fe Railroad as a Harvey House-the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is your ideal choice before embarking for Grand Canyon National Park. All guest rooms feature triple sheeting and home comforts; the hotel offers a wide assortment of activities and amenities. Historic, yet ideally updated, it's the perfect place to enjoy your getaway in the Grand Canyon.
233 North Grand Canyon, Williams, AZ 86046, USA
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.
2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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.
1051 N Blackstone St, Tulare, CA 93274, USA
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.
2001 W Orangeburg Ave, Modesto, CA 95350, USA
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.
1075 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £100 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.
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Breathtaking glacier lakes, rugged mountains, stunning waterfalls, fascinating geysers, and the “big sky”—these and much more wait for you on this National Parks tour. Your tour starts in Salt Lake City, ends in Seattle, and overnights along the way in Jackson, West Yellowstone, Helena, Kalispell, and Spokane. Visit Yellowstone National Park, where you’ll view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls of Yellowstone’s impressive Upper and Lower Falls, almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. Witness Old Faithful Geyser as it explodes into the air, and admire the herds of bison, elk, and other wildlife as you travel the park.
A highlight of this western National Parks tour is your ride on the vintage Red Jammer bus in Glacier National Park, with its pristine forests, jagged mountains, alpine meadows, and gorgeous lakes. You’ll drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of North America’s most spectacular roadways. Hugging the mountainside, witness stunning scenery along the way. Words and photos cannot capture the beauty—you must witness it in person! This National Parks tour also includes sightseeing in Seattle, and a stop at the National Bison Range with a chance to watch for bison, elk, antelope, and mountain sheep. Scenic drives will let you discover why Montana is called Big Sky Country. For the value-minded traveller, this tour is the perfect holiday!
Price based on 29 Aug 19
6 dates available
Price based on August 29, 2019 - September 9, 2019
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Marvel at premier natural wonders on this multi-state tour that focuses on some of the West’s most scenic national parks. This National Parks tour starts in Denver and ends in Las Vegas. In between, you’ll visit Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park. From spectacular rock formations and deep canyons to sparkling waterfalls, geysers, and lakes, you’ll see a wide variety of breathtaking natural treasures.
In South Dakota, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built to honour the famous Sioux Indian leader; incomparable Mount Rushmore; and Deadwood, once a lawless gold-mining town. In Wyoming, stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park and see magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone has the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states, so have your camera ready for wildlife such as bison, elk, and pronghorn. Journey into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park—home to 13,770-foot-high ridges—for a delightful stroll along glacier-fed Jenny Lake.
More stunning scenery awaits you in Utah, where you'll visit Bryce Canyon National Park. You'll be amazed at the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called "hoodoos." Zion National Park is home to canyons sculpted over millions of years and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. In Arizona, enjoy Lake Powell and overnight in Grand Canyon National Park, giving you an amazing opportunity to see breathtaking views and to take an evening stroll to marvel at the dramatic sunset. If you miss the sunset, sunrise is also spectacular!
This value-minded, National Parks tour offers all of this and much more—including time in the Wild West town of Jackson, Wyoming. Just wait until you see the awe-inspiring scenery!
Price based on 04 Jun 19
11 dates available
Price based on June 4, 2019 - June 19, 2019
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