Western United States Tour - Globus®

Western Explorer (AZ)

15 Day Tour from Los Angeles to Los Angeles

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Experience the best of the West on this grand adventure—with its vibrant cities, spectacular mountains, unique rock formations, and serene lakes. This National Parks tour begins in Los Angeles with overnights along the way in San Diego, Scottsdale, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, and Cambria.

Tour highlights include time spent in stunning Grand Canyon National Park, where you can enjoy a majestic sunset; and Yosemite National Park, with its cascading waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, lush forests, and meadows. Spend two nights in sunny San Diego as well as time in the vibrant cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas with sightseeing and time on your own. On this National Parks tour, Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary adventures for you. In Las Vegas, explore the Mob Museum on a private guided tour followed by a trip to dazzling Freemont Street. Another fun experience is a visit to San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden, where you’ll learn about the park and have time to explore its five acres.

From the exciting cities to the amazing scenery and from the desert landscapes to the sparkling lakes, this National Parks tour has it all. Grab your camera and get ready for a remarkable vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LOS ANGELES
City sightseeing; farewell dinner
SAN DIEGO
Sightseeing
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing
LAS VEGAS
Orientation tour; guided tour of the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Mob Museum, Freemont Street Experience
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing tour
SAN FRANCISCO
Sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Japanese Tea Garden
MONTEREY
Sightseeing including 17-Mile Drive and Pebble Beach
SOLVANG
Visit the quaint Denmark-inspired village and enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local specialty
Notes:

NOTE:

  • On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 6 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Los Angeles

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 Arrive in Los Angeles

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

Day 2 Los Angeles–San Diego

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 TCL Chinese Theatre, and also see Sunset Strip and Bevery Hills. This afternoon, travel to sunny San Diego. Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant..

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Day 3 San Diego

Sightseeing in San Diego includes Old Town, Balboa Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. You may wish to visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, enjoy a cruise around the harbor, shop for souvenirs, or enjoy fresh seafood at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 San Diego–Yuma–Scottsdale

Today, travel inland across California and into Arizona. Stop in Yuma, nestled on the Colorado River and famous for its Wild West history. Continue to Scottsdale, where this evening you can stroll the streets of Old Town Scottsdale with is many boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants.

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Day 5 Scottsdale–Sedona–Grand Canyon National Park

Depart Scottsdale and travel north through cactus-studded scenery for a break in Sedona. Then, set out for one of America’s most beautiful drives as you journey through Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. Arrive this afternoon at GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The spectacular beauty of this famous attraction draws more than 5 million visitors a year from around the globe. This evening, be sure to watch the spectacular sunset.

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Day 6 Grand Canyon National Park

There’s time this morning for an optional flightseeing excursion over the Grand Canyon—an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience. Then, set out to explore the Grand Canyon and learn about its geology and how the canyon was carved. This afternoon, you are free to explore at your own pace. Perhaps join a ranger program, take a nature walk, or just relax and enjoy the views.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Grand Canyon National Park–Las Vegas

Today, head to the desert oasis of Las Vegas, where one-armed bandits, dazzling neon lights, and the incredible Las Vegas Strip awaits. Enjoy an orientation tour before arriving at your hotel for a 2-night stay. Your resort hotel is located in the heart of the “Strip” for easy access to the mega-casinos and plentiful restaurants. Tonight, head to downtown Las Vegas and experience a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite private tour of the MOB MUSEUM to learn about the impact of organized crime on Las Vegas history. Hear the real stories and learn about the actual events from all sides. Afterward, be dazzled by the light show at the FREEMONT STREET EXPERIENCE.

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Day 8 Las 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 Breakfast

Day 9 Las 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.

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Day 10 Mammoth 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.

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Day 11 Yosemite National Park–San Francisco

This morning’s journey takes you from mountainous beauty to the vibrant city of San Francisco. Tonight, why not join us for an optional dinner outing?

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Day 12 San Francisco

Our included sightseeing tour takes in Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more. Next, visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite JAPANESE TEA GARDEN, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. Learn about the history of the park and enjoy time to explore the five acres of native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds, pagodas, and 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, dinner is at a local restaurant.

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Day 13 San Francisco–Monterey–Cambria

This morning, visit Monterey, one of California’s most beautiful coastal towns, where you’ll see Cannery Row, immortalized by author John Steinbeck. Then, it’s on to spectacular 17-MILE DRIVE and Pebble Beach with the chance to see the famous Lone Cypress tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Next, visit Carmel, a popular haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. Spend the evening in charming Cambria.

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Day 14 Cambria–Solvang–Santa Barbara–Los Angeles

Visit downtown Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. Enjoy coffee and a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DANISH SPECIALTY at a local bakery, with free time to browse through the charming shops. Travel through the Santa Ynez Mountains to beautiful Santa Barbara, where the Spanish influence is apparent in quaint whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings. Continue to metropolitan Los Angeles, the motion picture capital of the world. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 15 Los Angeles

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual transfers. Transfers are provided to Los Angeles International Airport.

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

AL LEPORE

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

After more than two decades in the industry, I've been fortunate to see all aspects of touring by coach. My experiences as a tour director have proven to be my most rewarding in terms of a career. I particularly enjoy showing off America's treasures in our National Parks. I'd love to share our wonderful national parks and help you "find your park" as we travel this great land. When I am not guiding, I enjoy sports and spending time with my friends and family.

Tour Director - AL LEPORE

 Accommodations

Los Angeles
San Diego
Scottsdale
Las Vegas
Mammoth Lakes
Yosemite National Park
San Francisco
Cambria

Los Angeles

The L.A. Hotel Downtown

Superior First-Class

The L.A. Hotel Downtown 333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA United States

333 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA United States

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

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker

San Diego

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina

Superior First-Class

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina 1441 Quivira Road, San Diego, CA United States

1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA United States

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Experience the epitome of California coastal chic at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina San Diego. You can expect the best from this resort, offering incredible ocean views, waterfront dining, a contemporary poolside lounge, eco-friendly spa, and redesigned hotel rooms. It's the only resort hotel in San Diego that features three new pools, a waterfront health club, and a full-service marina with jet skis, sailboats, kayaks, sport fishing and whale excursions. An unparalleled choice for discerning travelers, you'll find everything you could wish for at the Mission Bay hotel close to famous San Diego attractions.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Pay Movies
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Scottsdale

Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains

Superior First-Class

Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains 16770 North Perimeter Drive, Scottsdale, AZ United States

16770 North Perimeter Drive
Scottsdale, AZ United States

Attractive desert resort on palm-studded grounds located near North Scottsdale's popular attractions and featuring scenic views of mountains and the Sonoran Desert.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail

Las Vegas

Treasure Island

Superior First-Class

Treasure Island 3300 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV United States

3300 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV United States

The hotel features an outdoor pool, hot tub, spa, fitness center, gift shops, beauty salon, business center, several restaurants, lounges, nightlife, and casino. Guestrooms are equipped with cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Pool
  • Shoe Shine
  • ATM
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-Room Safe
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access

Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Mountain Inn

Moderate First-Class

Mammoth Mountain Inn 10400 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA United States

10400 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA United States

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This attractive ski resort is situated opposite of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Main Lodge and features stately guestrooms with mountain or courtyard views.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Voicemail
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Television

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite View Lodge

First-Class

Yosemite View Lodge PO Box D, El Portal, CA United States

PO Box D
El Portal, CA United States

The hotel has three swimming pools, gift shop, two restaurants, and a lounge. Guestrooms feature cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, and iron/ironing board.

Hotel Amenities

  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Window Opens
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite

San Francisco

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Superior First-Class

San Francisco Marriott Marquis 780, Mission St, San Francisco, CA United States

780, Mission St
San Francisco, CA United States

Rooms have cable TV, internet access, in-room safe, mini-bar, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, and hair dryer. The hotel features Concierge desk, gift shop, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, three restaurants, lounge, and coffee bar.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Shoe Shine
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning

Cambria

Cambria Pines Lodge

Moderate First-Class

Cambria Pines Lodge 2905 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA United States

2905 Burton Dr
Cambria, CA United States

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Situated on 25 acres of gardens and Monterey pine forest, the charming Cambria Pines Lodge balances natural beauty and modern conveniences. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and cozy Fireside Lounge, full service spa, business center, and outdoor pool and hot tub.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


San Diego
Sedona
Grand Canyon National Park
Las Vegas
San Francisco

SanDiego

Cruising the waters of San Diego Harbor

Cruising the waters of San Diego Harbor

What better way to explore the big bay of San Diego than by boat cruise!

Price Range: $

San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

The famous San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species, and offers visitors various opportunities and experiences to learn about the animals and conservation efforts.

Price Range: $$

Sedona

Jeep Tour

Jeep Tour

This jeep tour is an adventure that takes you through the magnificent red rock canyons surrounding Sedona.

Price Range: $$

GrandCanyonNationalPark

Grand Canyon Helicopter Flightseeing

Grand Canyon Helicopter Flightseeing

There may be no better way to uncover the sheer splendor of the incredible Grand Canyon than from the air! Choose from two helicopter tours with awe-inspiring views and once in a lifetime opportunity!

Price Range: $$$$

LasVegas

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours

Choose from a variety of helicopter flightseeing tours to discover the sites of Las Vegas and beyond!

Price Range: $$$$

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Choose from several tours to the Hoover Dam, ranked as one of the top ten architectural wonders of the world and very worthy of a visit!

Price Range: $$$$

Black Canyon Raft Trip

Black Canyon Raft Trip

This unique day trip aboard a motor-assisted inflatable raft takes you through spectacular Black Canyon - the natural gorge of the Colorado River immediately below Hoover Dam.

Price Range: $$$$

SanFrancisco

Bay Cruise

Bay Cruise

This fully narrated one-hour cruise sails under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Experience the thrilling history of San Francisco Bay with all the sound and glory it deserves.

Price Range: $

Rocket Boat

Rocket Boat

Get blown away on this 30-minute high-speed tour of the City's historic waterfront.

Price Range: $

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