Tour: AZE - 2013 (AZE) - 2013 / 2014

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Itinerary

DAY 1Arrive in Los Angeles

Welcome to the Golden State! At 6:30 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

San Francisco 
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DAY 2Los Angeles

Morning sightseeing of this gigantic metropolis takes you from Olvera Street—the oldest thoroughfare in the city—to Hollywood. Take the opportunity to step into the shoeprints of famous movie stars at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and also see Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. Spend an afternoon at leisure on an optional excursion to Universal Studios® or historic Hollywood. (Breakfast)

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DAY 3Los Angeles–Lake Havasu

Leave the “City of Angels” and travel across the Mojave Desert to Lake Havasu on the Colorado River. This lake is a playground for all sorts of water sports, and is home to the historic London Bridge. (Breakfast)

London’s Tower Bridge over the River Thames Marvel at the architecture of the infamous Big Ben in London Ride the iconic double decker bus in London The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel 
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DAY 4Lake Havasu–Grand Canyon National Park

Depart from Lake Havasu and travel northeast through desert landscapes to Williams on historic Route 66. Arrive this afternoon at the GRAND CANYON, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The breathtaking beauty of this famous attraction draws more than 5 million visitors a year from around the globe. This evening, be sure to watch the dramatic sunset. (Breakfast, Dinner)

One of the original U.S. highways, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926 Route 66 originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending at Los Angeles, covering a total of 2,448 miles The famous Route 66 
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DAY 5Grand Canyon National Park–Lake Powell

This morning, enjoy vistas of the Grand Canyon as you drive along the rim before entering the Navajo Reservation. Arrive in Lake Powell, where sparkling blue water laps against towering, red-rock canyon walls and sandy beaches. The majestic beauty of this vast man-made lake can be truly appreciated while on your afternoon CRUISE. See gigantic Glen Canyon Dam and the “tapestry” walls of Antelope Canyon. There’s free time later for a leisurely stroll along Wahweap Marina on the shores of Lake Powell. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Gorgeous Lake Powell in Utah Lake Powell, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona 
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DAY 6Lake Powell

Today is at leisure. Consider joining the optional float trip on the Colorado River through Glen Canyon. Or perhaps take a flightseeing trip over Lake Powell, including famous Rainbow Bridge and Glen Canyon Dam. As the balance of the day is free, sit back and relax in this magnificent setting or pursue your favorite activities and interests. (Breakfast)

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DAY 7Lake Powell–Bryce Canyon National Park–Zion National Park

Leave the splendid views of Lake Powell and head for Utah’s BRYCE CANYON. Drive through the park, with photo stops to capture the magnificent contrasts of bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” Years of erosion have carved colorful sandstone into thousands of spires, arches, and mazes for an unforgettable sight. Next, see nearby ZION NATIONAL PARK, a spectacle of massive stone formations whose colors change with the light of the day and the season. To Mormon pioneers, it was a haven of beauty that resembled natural temples and cathedrals, prompting their name for it: “Little Zion.” (Breakfast, Dinner)

Zion National Park located near Springdale, Utah Enjoy the spectacular views of Bryce Canyon The strange shaped hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon National Park in southwestern Utah 
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DAY 8Zion Canyon–Las Vegas

Tour Zion Canyon this morning before continuing to Las Vegas for an orientation tour of one of America’s most popular vacation destinations. Your resort hotel is located in the heart of the “Strip” for easy access to the mega-casinos and plentiful restaurants. (Breakfast)

Stay on the famed Las Vegas strip 
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DAY 9Las Vegas

Enjoy a full day on your own to explore the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. Your Tour Director will have tips and suggestions to make the most of your stay as well as a range of optional excursions, from scenic helicopter flights to elaborate shows. (Breakfast)

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DAY 10Las Vegas–Mammoth Lakes

A day of striking contrast as you journey across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. Overnight in Mammoth Lakes, just steps away from the base of Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern Sierra. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 11Mammoth Lakes–Yosemite National Park

Leave Mammoth Lakes for YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Inside the park you’ll descend to the valley floor for sightseeing of this wonderland of lakes, cascading waterfalls, lush forest, giant granite domes, pinnacles, and mountains. (Breakfast, Dinner)

El Capitan, a popular rock climbing destination in Yosemite National Park 
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DAY 12Yosemite–Wine Country–San Francisco

This morning’s journey takes you from California’s mountainous beauty to the gentle slopes of California wine country. Visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARD, where you’ll have a guided tour of their wine caves and a tasting of their acclaimed sparkling wine. Continue to San Francisco. Tonight, why not join us for an optional dinner outing? (Breakfast)

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DAY 13San Francisco

Our included sightseeing tour takes in Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more. The afternoon is at your leisure. Perhaps visit the Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, or the Aquarium of the Bay. Or, discover the hippie-era bookstores and shops in the Haight-Ashbury district, ride San Francisco’s historic cable cars, or visit fascinating Alcatraz Prison. This evening your Tour Director hosts a special Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf. (Breakfast, Dinner)

San Francisco’s renowned Golden Gate Bridge 
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Days 14-15San Francisco

Two full days to explore more of exciting San Francisco. Learn the art of making sourdough bread or opt for some dim sum in bustling Chinatown. Travel across San Francisco Harbor and visit infamous Alcatraz Island or browse the many galleries at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Your extension package includes a one-day GO SAN FRANCISCO CARD, giving you access to over 50 top San Francisco attractions, including the hop-on/hop-off trolley tour. (Breakfast daily)

View famous Alcatraz Island 
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DAY 16San Francisco

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided to San Francisco International Airport. (Breakfast)

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