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California's Great National Parks

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Discover the Majestic Mountain Loop, linking Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks.

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    • "While a city girl at heart, the easiest hike I've ever done was to Lower Yosemite Falls. Within 15 minutes, you'll be in the shadow of the tallest waterfall in North America."Brittani Osborne, Product Coordinator
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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • "While a city girl at heart, the easiest hike I've ever done was to Lower Yosemite Falls. Within 15 minutes, you'll be in the shadow of the tallest waterfall in North America."Brittani Osborne, Product Coordinator
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Double-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      Groves of giant sequoias frame your path through the Land of Giants and the natural wonders of California, from the inferno of Death Valley to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: DCGP

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 7 full breakfasts

      • 2 lunches

      • 4 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • See General Grant Tree in King's Canyon National Park, General Sherman, Sequoia National Park, El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls, Devils Postpile National Historic Monument, Badwater Basin in Death Valley

        • Visit Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Mammoth Lakes, the summit of Mammoth Mountain on a scenic gondola ride, Death Valley National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 2 lunches

        • 4 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Day 1

      Arrive Las Vegas

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      Las Vegas – Death Valley National Park – Mammoth Lakes (2 Nights)

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      Day 3

      Mammoth Lakes and Devils Postpile Sightseeing

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      Day 4

      Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park

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      Yosemite National Park – Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks (2 Nights)

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      Sequoia National Park Excursion

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      Sequoia National Park – Los Angeles

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      Depart Los Angeles

      Day 1

      Arrive Las Vegas Day 1 - Arrive Las Vegas

      Begin your exploration of California's national parks in Las Vegas, where you'll meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception this evening.

      Hotel

      Tropicana Las Vegas, A Doubletree Resort

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Tropicana Las Vegas, A Doubletree Resort

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Las Vegas – Death Valley National Park – Mammoth Lakes (2 Nights) Day 2 - Las Vegas – Death Valley National Park – Mammoth Lakes (2 Nights)

      Immerse yourself in the solitude and desolation of Death Valley-UNESCO World Heritage Site and barren, yet unexpectedly lively land of extremes which we will have an opportunity to explore for most of today. Admire scenic views of the undulating rocky landscape at Zabriskie Point and learn about the valley's unique geological features, history and intriguing weather patterns. Descend below sea level to the Badwater Basin and witness the tough salt pan terrain at Devil's Golf Course, where "only the devil could play golf on such rough link". After lunch at Furnace Creek, we continue through the desert landscape of Death Valley ascending to Mammoth Lakes, our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      The Westin Monache Resort

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      The Westin Monache Resort

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Mammoth Lakes and Devils Postpile Sightseeing Day 3 - Mammoth Lakes and Devils Postpile Sightseeing

      We spend the day exploring an outdoor playground amidst the rolling peaks of the Sierra Nevada. California's premier mountain resort is as action-packed as it is beautiful and a ride up the Scenic Gondola to the top of Mammoth Mountain (when operating) will reward you with 360-degree views of magnificent peaks. We view the basalt columns of Devils Postpile (seasonal) before a chance to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park Day 4 - Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park

      Touch the clouds through the Tioga Pass (seasonal) and enter the UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. Driving past Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows, we journey to Yosemite Valley where we'll embark on a special valley floor tour. View Yosemite Valley's El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridal Veil Falls. Join a Park Ranger and Local Specialist to delve into the natural history, flora and fauna, and people who found sanctuary in these tranquil emerald-green surrounds over the centuries. Our Stay with a Story tonight exudes a cosy, ski-lodge atmosphere and is located just a stone's throw from Yosemite Falls.

      Hotel

      Yosemite Valley Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Yosemite Valley Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Yosemite National Park – Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks (2 Nights) Day 5 - Yosemite National Park – Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks (2 Nights)

      Stretch your legs in Kings Canyon and gaze towards the sky as you greet the giant boughs of General Grant Tree Enjoy a birds-eye view of the Kings Canyon before you continue along the Majestic Mountain Loop. Towering redwood trunks frame your journey to Sequoia National Park, where we'll spend the night in our Stay with a Story surrounded by forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Spend the evening gazing upwards at the star-spangled sky as a naturalist and Local Specialist guides you through the constellations.

      Hotel

      Wuksachi Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Wuksachi Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Sequoia National Park Excursion Day 6 - Sequoia National Park Excursion

      Tread in the footsteps of giants, walking beneath the soaring sequoia canopy to see first-hand the world's largest living tree, General Sherman. Learn about the Giant Forest and its history during a stop at the Giant Forest Museum, then enjoy a leisurely walk along the Big Trees Trail, connecting with the invigorating natural surrounds. Immerse yourself in the pioneer history of the Old West, joining a living-history reenactor and Local Specialist for a barbecue lunch and stories of early life in the mountains. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the park on your terms, using the complimentary shuttle system (seasonal).

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Day 7

      Sequoia National Park – Los Angeles Day 7 - Sequoia National Park – Los Angeles

      We wind our way through the spectacular Sierra Nevada and Los Padres National Forest before arriving in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, where you'll be joined by a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour to see Hollywood's most famous icons: the Hollywood Sign, Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Our invigorating encounter with California's epic natural beauty at its end, we join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

      Hotel

      Beverly Hills Marriott

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Beverly Hills Marriott

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart Los Angeles Day 8 - Depart Los Angeles

      Say goodbye to LA and take your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or consider extending your stay.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-us/tours/californias-great-national-parks for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • STAYS WITH STORIES
        Stay at the rustic Yosemite Valley Lodge within walking distance of Yosemite Falls and the Wuksachi Lodge in the heart of Sequoia National Park. (Days 4, 5)

      • LOCAL SPECIALISTS
        See the Yosemite highlights with a Park Ranger and learn about the natural history, indigenous people, flora and fauna. Stargaze with a naturalist, enjoy a living history with a reenactor telling stories of early life in the mountains and hear stories of movie stars as you travel through Tinseltown, Hollywood. (Days 4, 5, 6, 7)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • See General Grant Tree in King's Canyon National Park, General Sherman, Sequoia National Park, El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls, Devils Postpile National Historic Monument, Badwater Basin in Death Valley

        • Visit Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Mammoth Lakes, the summit of Mammoth Mountain on a scenic gondola ride, Death Valley National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 2 lunches

        • 4 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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