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Western Discoverer with Disneyland Extension

16 Days 1 Country 16 Cities

Immerse yourself in the heartland of the West, from scenic Red Rock Country in Sedona to glamorous Las Vegas.

"The travel experience was outstanding"

Bernice

About this trip

Taking in two national parks, the major metropolises of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, wine country, the ocean and deserts, this diverse trip crosses three extraordinary states.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... meeting the chef, farmer and host who create your authentic Californian meal at stunning Stella Mare's restaurant. And learning about the formation of the Grand Canyon, as you explore with an expert geologist.


Trip type: Discoveries i

Trip code: DWDD

15 Nights

accommodation

34 Meals
  • 13 full breakfasts

  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest Farewell Dinner).

  • 16 full Breakfasts

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Western Discoverer with Disneyland Extension

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Los Angeles

Welcome to the City of Angels. After a short transfer to Long Beach, settle in at your hotel and relax before your holiday begins. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Hotel Maya

2. Los Angeles – San Diego Sightseeing

Travel south along the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. Get acquainted with the city on a tour that takes you from the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town to the gardens and Spanish colonial-style museums of Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park. Enjoy some free time before joining your travelling companions for dinner.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Westin Gaslamp Quarter

3. San Diego – Scottsdale

Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you—keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti. This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
Embassy Suites Phoenix - Scottsdale

4. Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park

Travel north through the fragrant pine groves of Coconino National Forest on your way to the artists' enclave of Sedona. Get out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools. This afternoon, arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about the amazing geology of this natural wonder of the world.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
National Park Lodges

5. Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas (2 nights)

Depart the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and head towards the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Arrive at your hotel located in the centre of the famed Strip and enjoy one of the high-end buffets Las Vegas is renowned for.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

6. Las Vegas Free Time

The choices today are endless: hit the casinos, do some shopping and enjoy lunch at one of the city's elegant restaurants. If you're feeling adventurous, take an optional experience to the Hoover Dam, the engineering marvel that spans the Colorado River. Perhaps get a different perspective of sprawling Las Vegas; with a ride on the High Rolller. Or just lounge a while by the hotel pool, browse the exclusive shops or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

7. Las Vegas – Mammoth Lakes

Leave the glittering lights of Vegas behind and travel through the wide-open expanses of the Mojave Desert. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and enjoy the evening on your own. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid-October to the end of May. In this case, overnight will be in Fresno at The Doubletree.)

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
The Westin Monache Resort

8. Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park

Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass (weather permitting) into the Yosemite Valley, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend the afternoon here in one of the wild places that John Muir called “the hope of the world.”

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Best Western Yosemite Way Station

9. Yosemite – Napa - Sonoma – San Francisco (2 nights)

Descend from the mountains and head north for lunch on your own in Napa. Then it's on to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Travel through Napa's scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, enjoy dinner with your travelling companions.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Hyatt Regency San Francisco

10. San Francisco Sightseeing and Free Time

As the mist rises over the bay, stunning San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisherman's Wharf to Golden Gate Park. There's a story around every corner and this afternoon you have some time to follow your own path.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

11. San Francisco – Carmel - Monterey (2 nights)

Spend a leisurely morning in San Francisco before heading to Carmel. In the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the shops, wander down to the water's edge or savour a cappuccino at a café.  

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

12. Monterey Free Time

After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, spend the rest of your day experiencing the historic waterfront district Cannery Row in Monterey.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

13. Monterey – San Simeon – Santa Barbara

Travel south on your way to Hearst Castle, once the home to one of America's most powerful men, William Hearst. After a guided tour of his fabulous residence, continue to sun-kissed Santa Barbara. This evening, toast your holiday and newfound friends with a California wine pairing at a culinary Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. Your host, a local chef and author, shares the bounty of local, seasonal foods for the ultimate farm-to-table experience.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Hotel
Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort

14. Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - Anaheim (2 Nights)

After sightseeing in Los Angeles say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends before transferring to Anaheim. Take some time this afternoon to explore the city's attractions on your own.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
Red Lion Hotel Anaheim

15. Anaheim and Disneyland Resort Free Time

The Magic Kingdom awaits. Make the most of your full day at Disneyland Park or Disney's California Adventure Park where dreams really do come true. You may even get a chance to meet Mickey Mouse himself.

Meal(s)
Full BReakfast

16. Depart Anaheim

Bid farewell to Southern California as you board your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour of San Francisco and Los Angeles and orientation of San Diego

    • View Oak Creek Canyon and Half Dome

    • Visit Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Napa and Sonoma Valley, Hearst Castle, Santa Barbara, Carmel and Monterey.

    • Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive


What's Included

Dining

    • 13 full breakfasts

    • 5 dinners
      (including Be My Guest Farewell Dinner).

    • 16 full Breakfasts


What's Included

Travel Highlights

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • 13 nights First Class accommodation


    Airport Transfers

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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


Unwind

Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 6 Reviews

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    Service rating : The bus was full and not clean enough, not disinfected places for caps, heads. Somebody's hair was on the seats many times. My suitcase's zipper was completely broken 2 days prior the trip and I have to travel further to a new destination. I concerned to a Travel director, but

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    Service rating : I always enjoy doing a Trafalgar trip as they seem to go the extra mile to make your trip extra special and as a solo traveller it's the only way for me to see the worldProduct : Enjoyed trip some places would have liked to stay longer at

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    Service rating : Very GoodProduct : When picking up tickets from travel agent, there was no documentation for the Disneyland extension. Our travel agent asked on no fewer than 2 occasions only to be told the system did not generate any documentation therefore everything was in order. Prior to

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    Service rating : Friendly, competent, attentive to detail, responsive, thoughtful, helpfulProduct : Winery should have provided air conditioned venue.Paris in Los Vegas poor service, late with bags on checkout, very slow to seat at buffet, unhelpful at buffet, navigation through casino

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    Service rating : I am a citizen of USA and traveled with three of my relatives who were persons of Indian origin.Tour director received complaint about visitors from India and talked to me about bad breath of one of the Indian traveler. This person sit next to me all the time and I never felt any

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