Southern California Globus

Southern California

including Death Valley & Joshua Tree National Park

Embark on an incredible tour of southern California filled with exciting cities and incredible vistas. The tour includes stays in Long Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas. The itinerary features visits to Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. From cities to deserts this tour of southern California will be unforgettable.

The 10 day Southern California tour from Globus Tours offers great balance between destination types, making it a popular choice for travelers looking to make the most of their time in the region. The wildlife, flora and fauna stands out as some of the best in the United States of America and you'll enjoy the difference in climates, landscapes and cultures you'll see on this lovely 10 day Southern California tour from Globus Tours.


10 Daysfr. $2,933

  • Sightseeing tour of Catalina Island
  • Sightseeing in San Diego including Cabrillo National Monument, lunch at the historic Hotel del Coronado and a scenic ferry ride
  • A visit to a winery with wine tasting in Temecula
  • Orientation tour of Palm Springs and take the Aerial Tram to the top of Mount San Jacinto for amazing views of the valley below.
  • Sightseeing tour of Joshua Tree National Park including a Jeep tour
  • A visit to the Route 66 Museum in Barstow
  • Sightseeing in Death Valley National Park
  • Stargazing program with a local expert in Death Valley National Park
  • Sightseeing in Ash Meadows National Refuge
  • Orientation tour of Las Vegas
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Las Vegas
  • Long Beach Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach (2 nights)
  • Embassy Suites San Diego Bay in San Diego (2 nights)
  • Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs (2 nights)
  • The Oasis Hotel at Death Valley National Park (2 nights)
  • Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Globus reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles, USA

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

L.A. GRAND HOTEL DOWNTOWN

LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles, USA

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of “Tinseltown” that takes you from Olvera Street to Hollywood where you can step into the shoeprints of famous movie stars at the TCL Chinese Theater. Also see Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip, known for nearly 100 years of free expression and escapism. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the character of “La-La-Land” on your own.

Breakfast

L.A. GRAND HOTEL DOWNTOWN

LOS ANGELES–CATALINA ISLAND–SAN DIEGO

Catalina Island, USA

This morning, travel to the coast and board a high-speed ferry for beautiful Catalina Island. Located just 22 miles off the coast of southern California, the island has a rich and colorful past. On an island TOUR, you’ll learn the history of this unique place and admire beautiful scenery. Afterward, there is time to explore the village of Avalon on your own, shop for unique island gifts or enjoy a delicious lunch at a seaside restaurant.

San Diego, USA

Later, ferry back to the mainland and travel along the stunning California coast to San Diego for an evening at leisure.

Breakfast

EMBASSY SUITES SAN DIEGO BAY

SAN DIEGO

San Diego, USA

Today, enjoy a city sightseeing tour featuring Old Town, Balboa Park, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. End your tour in Coronado, home to beautiful beaches and elegant mansions. Lunch will be served at the historic Hotel del Coronado, San Diego’s legendary seaside resort. Afterward, a scenic ferry ride brings you back to San Diego where your afternoon is free for exploration. You may wish to relive history on the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, spend time at Mission Beach, or do some window shopping in one of the city’s neighborhood shopping districts. Your Tour Director will have additional ideas.

Breakfast, Dinner

EMBASSY SUITES SAN DIEGO BAY

SAN DIEGO–TEMECULA–PALM SPRINGS

Temecula, USA

Today, travel east stopping in picturesque Temecula for a tasting of some of the region’s best wines at a local vineyard.

Palm Springs, USA

Continue to the desert playground of Palm Springs. Take the Palm Springs aerial tram to the top of Mount San Jacinto for amazing views of the valley below. Then, hear tales of the town’s famous celebrity residents, past and present, and of the city’s colorful past on an orientation tour.

Breakfast, Dinner

RIVIERA PALM SPRINGS HOTEL

PALM SPRINGS - EXCURSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree, USA

Adventure awaits today as we explore the fascinating landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. The park contains more than 700,000 acres, two deserts, two ecosystems, and a unique habitat including the ancient Joshua trees. See the park on a jeep tour and learn about the area’s rich history, as well as the geology, flora, and fauna of the California desert.

Palm Springs, USA

Return to Palm Springs, where the remainder of the day is yours. Relax by your hotel’s pool, stroll the Palm Springs Walk of Fame, or join the locals at the popular VillageFest, offering more than 200 booths of beautiful art, handcrafted items, and unique food.

Breakfast

RIVIERA PALM SPRINGS HOTEL

PALM SPRINGS–BARSTOW–DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Barstow, USA

Leave the desert oasis of Palm Springs and travel to Barstow, located on the famed Route 66. Take a step back in time with a visit to the Route 66 Mother Road Museum, home to vintage cars, signs, photos, and other memorabilia.

Death Valley National Park, USA

Continue to DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, an International Dark Sky Park, the hottest and driest place on earth, and the lowest elevation in North America.

Breakfast

FURNACE CREEK RESORT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Death Valley National Park, USA

Spend a full day exploring the wonders of Death Valley. Visit Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America (282 feet below sea level) and home to a surreal landscape of vast salt flats. At Stovepipe Wells, witness the ripples and patterns of the breathtaking sand dunes that rise 100 feet above the Mesquite Flat. After dinner this evening, enjoy a stargazing program with a local expert. Due to its vast area and absence of man-made light, Death Valley National Park is the world’s largest International Dark Sky Park and one of the best places to star gaze. Stand in awe as daylight fades and the planets, stars, and constellations come into view.

Breakfast, Dinner

FURNACE CREEK RESORT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK–ASH MEADOWS NATIONAL REFUGE–LAS VEGAS

Ashmeadow, USA

A morning stop is made at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, a desert oasis with a rare and unique ecosystem. The refuge is home to nearly 30 species of plants and animals that do not exist anywhere else on earth, including desert fish that have existed since the time of the mammoths. Stroll the boardwalks and learn about the early pioneers and the mysterious Devils Hole that has never been found.

Las Vegas, USA

It’s then on to the bright lights Las Vegas. Your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner this evening—the perfect ending to your vacation.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel TBA

LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas, USA

The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Mar 23, 2019
$2,951.00
Sat, May 04, 2019
$2,933.00
Sat, Sep 21, 2019
$2,933.00
Sat, Oct 05, 2019
$2,933.00
Sat, Oct 19, 2019
$2,933.00
Sat, Nov 09, 2019
$2,933.00
Sat, Mar 21, 2020
$3,077.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $1,000 to $1,150 Triple Room Reduction per person: $190 to $240
  • Extra Nights per person in Los Angeles: 2019 Departures: In single room $263; In twin room $155 In triple room $115
  • March 2020: In single room $280 In twin room $163 In triple room $130
  • Extra Nights per person in Las Vegas: Weekdays (Sunday–Thursday): In single room $141 In twin room $88 In triple room $79
  • Weekends (Friday–Saturday): In single room $216 In twin room $126 In triple room $104
  • Weekdays (Sunday–Thursday) 2020: In single room $148 In twin room $92 In triple room $82
  • Weekends (Friday–Saturday) 2020: In single room $225 In twin room $130 In triple room $107
  • 2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change.

  • ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 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.
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
  • For complete terms and conditions please visit the Globus Terms & Conditions for more information.
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