California and the Golden West
14 days – 1 Country From: Day 1 | Arrive Los Angeles (2 Nights) Welcome to Los Angeles, the city of glitz and glamour. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon. Hotel: Red Lion Anaheim Day 2 | Los Angeles Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, see the best Los Angeles has to offer. Stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Drive along the Sunset Strip and stop in Santa Monica. The afternoon and evening are free. Day 3 | Los Angeles – San Diego Head along the coast to charming San Diego, set around a sweeping bay. Enjoy a sightseeing tour and discover the beautifully restored Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and Historic Old Town San Diego. It was here in 1769 that Father Junipero Serra came to establish the first of 21 missions that became the cornerstones of California. Hotel: Clarion San Diego South Day 4 | San Diego – Phoenix Leaving the coast behind you, pass through the Cleveland National Forest. Cross the Arizona state line and Colorado River before heading to the Valley of the Sun and fashionable Phoenix. Hotel: The Saguaro Scottsdale Day 5 | Phoenix – Grand Canyon – Flagstaff Head for the Grand Canyon and meet with a Local Specialist who walks you through the geological life of the canyon. Examine the multicolored rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation. This UNESCO Site and Natural Wonder of the World was formed by pinnacles of rock interspersed by jutting promontories. Later this afternoon, arrive in Flagstaff, a famous outpost on Historic Route 66. Hotel: Ramada Flagstaff East Day 6 | Flagstaff – Historic Route 66 – Las Vegas (2 Nights) Call in at Seligman and Kingman, two iconic outposts along the celebrated “Mother Road.” Arrive in larger-than-life Las Vegas—a man-made neon oasis right in the middle of the desert. (CB) Hotel: Gold Coast Hotel and Casino Day 7 | Las Vegas Free Time Enjoy a free day in Las Vegas to pursue your own interests. Explore this city with its grand hotels and shops. Consider trying one of the many optional activities available.
Day 8 | Las Vegas – Visalia Drive through the stark Mojave Desert before climbing up to the Great Basin Desert through the magnificent mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Continue through the vast plains of the San Joaquin Valley and arrive in Visalia. Hotel: Wyndham
Image: Las Vegas, Nevada
Day 9 | Visalia – Yosemite National Park – Modesto Nothing can quite prepare you for the incredible scenery of Yosemite National Park. Be surrounded by breathtaking panoramas of lush forests and verdant meadows framed by El Capitan and iconic Half Dome. Overnight in Modesto, the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas in the nation. Hotel: Baymont Inn and Suites Day 10 | Modesto – San Francisco (2 Nights) Travel back toward the California coast, across the Bay Bridge and into San Francisco. Enjoy a city tour that includes some of the most famous sites in this fascinating city. (CB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Day 11 | San Francisco Free Time In the morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849. The rest of the day is free; your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. (IC) Day 12 | San Francisco – Carmel – Monterey – Pismo Beach Today, head for Monterey, California’s first capital. Stop in charming Carmel-by-theSea and enjoy a stroll down Ocean Avenue. Drive along renowned 17 Mile Drive. Enjoy some of the most beautiful coastal scenery anywhere and watch for sea lions, sea otters and other marine life along the way. Take in the views of Pacific Grove and soak in a bit of California history at Monterey’s Cannery Row before arriving at your hotel in Pismo Beach. (FB) Hotel: Oxford Suites Pismo Beach Day 13 | Pismo Beach – Santa Barbara Travel through the scenic wine country of the Central Coast before arriving at the popular Mediterranean resort town of Santa Barbara. This old mission town is famous for its Spanish look of red tiled roofs and bougainvillea-covered walls. Stroll down the main street before settling in at your hotel. Hotel: Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
(per person double share) TRIP CODE:
6 Unbeatable Features* 4 Breakfasts SAVINGS Past guest discount
Multiple trip discount
Young traveler discount
Triple room discount
SAVE C$148 p.p. $104 p.p.
SAVE C$74 $52 p.p. p.p.
SAVE up to C$325 $275 p.p. p.p.
Price per Person Starts Ends Double Single Los Angeles Los Angeles Share Supp.
Starts Ends Double Single Los Angeles Los Angeles Share Supp.
◆ 07 Sep Thu 20 Sep Wed 1995 895
05 Jul Thu ◆ 12 Oct Thu
25 Oct Wed
18 Jul Wed
1895 895 09 Aug Thu 22 Aug Wed 2075 875
2018 03 May Thu 16 May Wed 2050 875 17 May Thu 30 May Wed 2050 875
06 Sep Thu 19 Sep Wed 2075 875 13 Sep Thu 26 Sep Wed 2075 875
14 Jun Thu 27 Jun Wed 2050 875 21 Jun Thu
04 Jul Wed
11 Oct Thu
24 Oct Wed 2050 875
◆ Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2017 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, double share. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, $151 per person. Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who purchase air through Costsaver. For more details please see page 63. Airport arrival will be at approximately 2 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. WiFi: See page 66 for details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air deals and extra nights’ accommodation, please see pages 18-19 and 62.
Day 14 | Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles Continue down the coast and back to Los Angeles. Soak in the sun and sea air with a stop in Venice Beach before your trip comes to an end at Los Angeles International Airport. * Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com for all Unbeatable Features, guest reviews, definite departures, up-to-date information on itineraries and our great range of Optional Experiences.
KEY: IC Iconic Breakfast CB Continental Breakfast FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner