Western Explorer Globus

Western Explorer

The Western Explorer Tour combines exciting cities and natural beauty in California, Arizona and Nevada. The featured cities include Los Angeles, San Diego, Scottsdale, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Monterrey & Carmel and Santa Barbara. You will also discover Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park and experience the beauty of the desert and the mountains.

The 15 day Western Explorer tour from Globus Tours will show you much of what the West has to offer in 2 action-packed weeks. Hitting all of these major cities, national parks, lakes and mountains will quickly give you an understanding as to why so many people want to visit the Western United States of America. This 15 day Western Explorer Tour from Tauck Tours is sure to be one of the most fantastic travel experiences of your lifetime.


15 Daysfr. $4,079

  • Sightseeing in Los Angeles
  • Sightseeing in San Diego
  • Sightseeing in Grand Canyon National Park
  • Orientation tour of Las Vegas including a guided tour of the Mob Museum and the Freemont Street Experience
  • Sightseeing in Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing in San Francisco including a visit to a Japanese Tea Garden
  • Sightseeing in Monterrey including 17-mile drive and Pebble Beach
  • A visit to the seaside town of Carmel
  • A visit to the Danish-inspired village of Solvang
  • 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)
  • 5 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Los Angeles
  • The L.A. Hotel Downtown in Los Angeles (2 nights)
  • Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina Hotel in San Diego (2 nights)
  • Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale (1 night)
  • Yavapai Lodge East in Grand Canyon National Park (2 nights)
  • Each Grand Canyon National Park Lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. The specific lodge for your vacation will be confirmed with vacation documents. Lodges featured in Grand Canyon National Park are the Maswik North Lodge, Thunderbird Lodge, Yavapai West, & the Kachina Lodge.
  • Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas (2 nights)
  • Mammoth Mountain Inn in Mammoth Lakes (1 night)
  • Yosemite View Lodge in Yosemite National Park (1 night)
  • San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco (2 nights)
  • Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria (1 night)

ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles, USA

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.

L.A. GRAND HOTEL DOWNTOWN

LOS ANGELES–SAN DIEGO

Los Angeles, USA

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 Beverly Hills.

San Diego, USA

This afternoon, travel to sunny San Diego. Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

EMBASSY SUITES SAN DIEGO BAY

SAN DIEGO

San Diego, USA

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

EMBASSY SUITES SAN DIEGO BAY

SAN DIEGO–YUMA–SCOTTSDALE

Yuma, USA

Today, travel inland across California and into Arizona. Stop in Yuma, nestled on the Colorado River and famous for its Wild West history.

Scottsdale, USA

Continue to Scottsdale, where this evening you can stroll the streets of Old Town Scottsdale with is many boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants.

Breakfast

THE MCCORMICK HOTEL SCOTTSDALE

SCOTTSDALE–SEDONA–GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Sedona, USA

Depart Scottsdale and travel north through cactus-studded scenery for a break in Sedona.

Grand Canyon, USA

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.

Breakfast, Dinner

YAVAPAI LODGE EAST - GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK LO

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Grand Canyon, USA

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

YAVAPAI LODGE EAST - GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK LO

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas, USA

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 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 Fremont Street Experience.

Breakfast, Dinner

TREASURE ISLAND HOTEL

LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas, USA

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

TREASURE ISLAND HOTEL

LAS VEGAS–MAMMOTH LAKES

Mammoth Lakes, USA

A day of striking contrast as you journey across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. Stay overnight in Mammoth Lakes, just steps away from the base of Mammoth Mountain in the eastern Sierra.

Breakfast, Dinner

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN INN

MAMMOTH LAKES–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Yosemite National Park, USA

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.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Tenaya Lodge is nestled among towering Sugar Pines in the Sierra National Forest offering an elegant stay with access to five restaurants, a world-class spa, three pools, and refined rooms with deluxe amenities. The pinnacle of Yosemite area lodging and a significant extra when traveling with Globus.

Breakfast

TENAYA LODGE

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco, USA

This morning, visit Mariposa Grove, home to the largest grove of Sequoias in the park, before journeying from mountainous beauty to vibrant San Francisco. Tonight, enjoy a free evening to explore the city on your own.

Breakfast

SAN FRANCISCO MARRIOTT MARQUIS

SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco, USA

Our included sightseeing tour takes in Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more. Next, visit the 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.

NOTE: Consider advance ticket purchase for Alcatraz Island with the National Park Service.

Breakfast

SAN FRANCISCO MARRIOTT MARQUIS

SAN FRANCISCO–MONTEREY–CARMEL–BIG SUR–CAMBRIA

Monterey, USA

This morning, visit Monterey, one of California’s most beautiful coastal towns, where you’ll see Cannery Row, immortalized by author John Steinbeck. Don’t miss the characteristic sea lions that call this area home. 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.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, USA

Next, visit Carmel, a popular haven for writers, artists, and celebrities.

Cambria, USA

Then, journey through Big Sur with its spectacular coastline and majestic mountains. Spend the evening in charming Cambria.

Breakfast

CAMBRIA PINES LODGE

CAMBRIA–SOLVANG–SANTA BARBARA–LOS ANGELES

Solvang, USA

Visit downtown Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. Enjoy coffee and a Danish Specialty at a local bakery, with free time to browse through the charming shops.

Santa Barbara, USA

Travel through the Santa Ynez Mountains to beautiful Santa Barbara, where the Spanish influence is apparent in quaint whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings.

Los Angeles, USA

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.

Breakfast, Dinner

L.A. GRAND HOTEL DOWNTOWN

LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles, USA

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual transfers.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Mon, Sep 02, 2019
$4,079.00
Mon, Sep 09, 2019
$4,079.00

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: $1,570 Triple Room Reduction per person: $330
  • Extra Nights per person in Los Angeles: In single room $263 In twin room $155 In triple room $124

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
  • 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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