Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 2 breakfasts,
Old West atmosphere, desert beauty and iconic West Coast cities: embrace the serene beauty of Yosemite, epic grandeur of the Grand Canyon, and the exhilarating energy of Las Vegas.
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Fly to Los Angeles where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.
Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of the world's 'Capital of Glamour', including a drive through Hollywood. The rest of the day is yours to explore the attractions of this famous city. Visit the cultural sights of Los Angeles such as Olvera Street, or the heart of the original Spanish Mission.
Journey to the desert oasis of Palm Springs, just 120 miles east of Los Angeles. Ever since Hollywood stars first came here in the 1930's laying claim to ranch-style estates and holding up in elite hotels, the clean dry air and sunshine have made Palm Springs irresistible.
Weave your way through cacti-covered desert to Old Town Scottsdale, with its Old West vibe of wooden beams, wagon wheels and western storefronts. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore its interesting boutiques and galleries of Native American art.
First stop today is a visit to Sedona, a centre for Southwestern and New Age arts. Climb through Oak Creek Canyon with its weather-sculpted formations of dramatic, colour-tinted crags. Then pass by the San Francisco Mountains and fragrant pine forests to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Take an optional helicopter 'flightseeing' excursion for incomparable views of its flame-coloured walls plunging 6,000 ft into the Colorado River. Stay overnight in Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route 66 as the main street.
Cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, that still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in the natural desert beauty. Look out for Joshua trees, a species of the lily family that grows to 40 ft high and can live for more than 300 years. Today's destination is the man-made phenomenon in the Nevada desert that is Las Vegas, a fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights and glamorous shows.
The day is free for exploring the 'Strip' with its varied casinos and resorts, shopping plazas and amusement sites.
Departing the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. 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.
Enter Yosemite National Park: a wonderland of spectacular lakes, lush forests and giant granite domes, pinnacles and mountains rising more than 4,000 ft above the valley floor. Afterwards, drive onto 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.
Enjoy a day at leisure. Why not visit the notorious former prison of Alcatraz, which housed famous gangsters such as Al Capone, 'Machine Gun' Kelly and Robert 'The Birdman' Stroud?
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in San Francisco or Hawaii.
Important: For 2018 the visit to Alcatraz will not be an included item.
Please note that there are 4 breakfasts for 2017 departures and 2 for 2018 departures due to a hotel change in Scottsdale
Accommodation as stated or similar
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.
Fantastic western wonders tour. Great sites. Good hotels and excellent tour director and driver. Would highly recommend.
would have scored excellent but didnt like the area around the carlton hotel in san francisco . it didnt feel safe to go out at night. driver and tour director were excellent.
the tour its sleft was wonderful and tour director and driver were amazing
Some lovely places especially San Fran!
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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.