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Golden West Contrasts 2014

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Downtown Los Angeles, USARodeo Drive in Beverley Hills, USASanta Monica Pier in California, USAMojave Desert in California, USA
Downtown Los Angeles, USA
Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills, USA
Santa Monica Pier in California, USA
Mojave Desert in California, USA
  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: America and Canada 2014
    At Leisure 2014
  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: Immerse yourself in the excitement, energy and lush scenery of the Golden West on this vibrant and diverse guided trip. Relax in seaside Santa Monica and relish in the glamour of Hollywood before heading through the desert to Calico Ghost Town, a former silver mine. Live it up in sensational Las Vegas, sip fine wines at an exclusive tour and tasting at a Californian winery and be enticed by San Diego's lively street life and some of the best weather in the country.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + HOOVER DAM BOULDER CITY EXCURSION Depart Las Vegas with your Travel Director to one of the most famous Modern Marvels of our time, the Hoover Dam.  First view the dam from the newly completed Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, the largest concrete arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere just completed in 2010.  Stand 900 feet above the Colorado River and gaze in amazement at the largest dam of its time, holding back the United State’s largest man made reservoir, Lake Mead.  Enter the base of Hoover dam on a guided tour and hear the vibrating hums of rushing water and Hydroelectric Turbines.  Visit Boulder City, a town created just to support the building of the dam, including frontier style outdoor cafe's and unusual shops. Tour Duration: 5.5 hours

    • + INDIAN COUNTRY ADVENTURE WITH SKYWALK Enjoy breathtaking bird’s eye views of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Was flightseeing airplane with oversized viewing windows allowing the best photo and video opportunities. Visit the Indian Village, an exhibition of Native American dwelling buildings and techniques, and walk the Grand Canyon Skywalk, an incredible glass-bottomed cantilever observation deck that spans 70 feet over the canyon’s rim that allows you to look straight down over 4,000 feet to the bottom of the canyon. The tour includes a light meal before your return flight. $20.00 Primetime supplement applies from 9am - 11:30am. Tour length: 6.5 hours.

    • + MICHAEL JACKSON LIVE DINNER SHOW Featuring all his biggest hits including Bad, Billie Jean, Beat It, Dangerous, Smooth Criminal, Black & White, I Want You Back and many others. Relive the energy, excitement, spectacle and pure joy of this legendary superstar and his music. Witness the awesome sound, lighting and effects. Feel the energy from the mega talented MJ LIVE dancers. Sing along to some of the greatest hits of all time. Price includes dinner. Tour Length: 4 hours

    • + RAT PACK IS BACK DINNER SHOW Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. – The Rat Pack is indeed back alive and kicking in Sin City! Enjoy a buffet dinner before the show, a throwback to the Golden Era of Las Vegas showrooms when booths were the norm and doormen walked you to your table. The Los Angeles Times might have said it best when they claimed, “Some would swear they’ve stepped into a time machine!” Neither the original gang, nor the Sands Hotel, is still around – but that doesn’t mean you can’t relive some of the most memorable times in Las Vegas history. Tour length: 4 hours.


    • + MELTING POT FOOD TOUR This food tasting tour takes you on a journey through one of the most walk able streets in Los Angeles. 3rd Street is teeming with cafes, bookstores, gourmet groceries, restaurants and the original Farmers Market. Enjoy food tasting from a diverse array of cuisines, ranging from Brazilian to French to Japanese. Discover restaurants, cafes, gourmet grocers, bakeries, unique specialty shops and little known haunts frequented by celebrities. This is a memorable Los Angeles tour, for local and visitor alike.

    • + UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD - ONE DAY PARK TICKET Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place at Universal Studios Hollywood. Go behind the scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made and experience the largest movie set street expansion in Hollywood history. And don’t miss King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson. It’s the world’s largest, most intense 3-D experience. Here, you won’t just see it, you won’t just hear it: you’ll feel it. It’s 3-D to the next level. Experience the Special Effects Stage, where you’ll become an expert in Hollywood moviemaking magic as you learn about CGI, stop motion capture and 3-D technology. Face action head on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies and TV series, such as the Revenge of the Mummy thrill coaster, Jurassic Park® -The Ride, Shrek 4-D™ and the mega-attraction based on the blockbuster TV series, The Simpsons. Finish your day off at Universal CityWalk.


    • + SAN DIEGO SCENIC HARBOR CRUISE USS MIDWAY MUSEUM After lunch in one of San Diego's popular areas, embark on a one-hour narrated boat tour of San Diego Harbor. Take in incredible views of San Diego and Coronado Island along with busy harbor sites including the Star of India, the U.S. Navy surface fleet, Coronado Bay Bridge and bustling shipyards. Next, visit the USS Midway Museum where every admission includes a self-guided audio tour of 25 restored aircraft and 60 exciting exhibits; from the powerful engine room to the Captain’s bridge. Enjoy one of the thrilling flight simulators or stop and listen to one of the many story-telling docents throughout the ship. Tour length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 15 passengers)

    • + SAN DIEGO ZOO Explore the world-famous San Diego Zoo, located in beautiful Balboa Park. Caring for over 4000 animals of 800 different species from the forests and jungles of the world, the zoo is a unique walking experience that exhibits animals in the most natural way possible, adding shows and animal presentations throughout the day. Take the zoo bus tour to help you decide which areas you want to spend more time in – be sure to visit the Lost Forest to watch the gorillas in action and stop at the Giant Panda Research Station, which is now home to three Giant Pandas including Yun Zi born in 2009. Your admission includes the zoo bus tour, round-trip Skyfari Aerial Tram Ride, all shows and children’s zoo. Transfers included. Tour length: 4 hours. (Minimum: 10 passengers)

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