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Western Discoverer

14 Days 1 Country 16 Cities

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

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14 Days 1 Country 16 Cities

Western Discoverer

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    • Check out our similar 'California and the Golden West' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com
    • Crossovers: These departures will operate as per the 2017 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
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    • Twin-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 travelling as part of a family group. 

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    15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

    Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

    Departure date

    Los Angeles (CA), USA

    Return date

    Los Angeles (CA), USA

    Book by:

    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call +65 6922 5965

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Check out our similar 'California and the Golden West' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com
      • Crossovers: These departures will operate as per the 2017 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • Airport arrival will be at 2:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.
      • 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.
      • Twin-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 travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      Head west for an unforgettable encounter with manmade and natural wonders-Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the misty splendour of Yosemite Falls, astounding views of the Grand Canyon and glittering lights in a desert oasis, washed down with a glass or two of Sonoma red against the backdrop of sun-kissed vineyards.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: DWED

      13 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 13 full breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

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        • City tour in Los Angeles, San Francisco

        • Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive

        • Orientation of San Diego

        • View Oak Creek Canyon, Half Dome

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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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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      Arrive Los Angeles

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      Los Angeles – San Diego

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      San Diego – Scottsdale

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      Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park

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      Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas (2 Nights)

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      Las Vegas

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      Las Vegas – Mammoth Lakes

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      Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park

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      Yosemite – Napa – Sonoma – San Francisco (2 Nights)

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      San Francisco Sightseeing

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      San Francisco – Carmel – Monterey (2 Nights)

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      Monterey

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      Monterey – Paso Robles – Santa Barbara

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      Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles

      Day 1

      Arrive Los Angeles Day 1 - Arrive Los Angeles

      Welcome to the City of Angels. After a short transfer to Beverly Hills, settle in to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Beverly Hills Marriott

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Beverly Hills Marriott

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Los Angeles – San Diego Day 2 - Los Angeles – San Diego

      Travel south along the Pacific Ocean to San Diego. Join a city tour of the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town and Balboa Park. Enjoy some free time before a Regional Meal dinner.

      Hotel

      Westin Gaslamp Quarter

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Westin Gaslamp Quarter

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      San Diego – Scottsdale Day 3 - San Diego – Scottsdale

      Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you. This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale. The evening is yours to enjoy.

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      Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park Day 4 - Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park

      Journey to the artists' enclave of Sedona before getting out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon. 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 this natural wonder.

      Hotel

      National Park Lodges

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      National Park Lodges

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 5

      Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas (2 Nights) Day 5 - Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas (2 Nights)

      Depart the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and head toward the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Arrive at your hotel located in the centre of the famed Strip.

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      Paris Las Vegas

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Paris Las Vegas

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Las Vegas Day 6 - Las Vegas

      The choices today are endless: hit the casinos, do some shopping or enjoy lunch at one of the city's elegant restaurants. This evening enjoy one of the elaborate Regional Meal buffets Las Vegas is renowned for.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 7

      Las Vegas – Mammoth Lakes Day 7 - Las Vegas – Mammoth Lakes

      Leave 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.

      Hotel

      The Westin Monache Resort

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      The Westin Monache Resort

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park Day 8 - Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park

      Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through stunning Tioga Pass into the Yosemite Valley, passing by the wonders of Bridal Veil, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed, typically mid-Oct to end-May. In this case, the overnight will be in Visalia.) Spend the rest of your day in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      Hotel

      BW Plus Yosemite Way Station

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      BW Plus Yosemite Way Station

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 9

      Yosemite – Napa – Sonoma – San Francisco (2 Nights) Day 9 - Yosemite – Napa – Sonoma – San Francisco (2 Nights)

      Descend from the mountains and head north to Napa. Then it's on to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Travel through scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. This evening, enjoy Regional Meal dinner with your fellow travellers.

      Hotel

      Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 9

      Day 10

      San Francisco Sightseeing Day 10 - San Francisco Sightseeing

      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 before enjoying free time.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 11

      San Francisco – Carmel – Monterey (2 Nights) Day 11 - San Francisco – Carmel – Monterey (2 Nights)

      Spend a leisurely morning in San Francisco before heading to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the shops or wander down to the water's edge. Travel to Monterey for a Be My Guest dinner where your hosts prepare a dinner with the freshest ingredients.

      Hotel

      The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 12

      Monterey Day 12 - Monterey

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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 13

      Monterey – Paso Robles – Santa Barbara Day 13 - Monterey – Paso Robles – Santa Barbara

      Travel south to visit a Cultural Insight, where you will taste different varietals of olive oil and tour the olive groves. Continue on to sun-kissed Santa Barbara. This evening, toast your holiday with a Farewell Dinner.

      Hotel

      The Fess Parker: A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      The Fess Parker: A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles Day 14 - Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles

      Head south to Hollywood to see Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame. Travel through Beverly Hills for those extending your stay or take your transfer to the Los Angeles International Airport.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/gsa/tours/western-discoverer for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Stay at the historic Fairmont San Francisco located atop Nob Hill with its uniquely San Franciscan tiki bar.

      • Be My Guest
        Visit Happy Girl Kitchen in Monterey, where your hosts share their knowledge and love of food using the freshest ingredients during an outstanding farm-to-table experience

      • Cultural Insights
        Walk through Paso Robles olive groves and enjoy a tasting of local olive oils

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        Learn about the amazing geology of the Grand Canyon

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Los Angeles, San Francisco

        • Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive

        • Orientation of San Diego

        • View Oak Creek Canyon, Half Dome

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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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


      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


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      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.


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      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.


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      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 153 Reviews

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        Service rating : Well organised and informative tour. Enjoyed everyone's company.Product : We enjoyed the tour. Great destinations!

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        Service rating : Great organised trip with very informative tour guide Tod Gust May bee more meals should have been included in trip and not so much fee time.Product : All hotels well located and above standard.

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        Service rating : We were very impressed with our guide Todd and our driver don da is on. The only thing that went wrong was at the Paris casino when they locked us all out of our rooms and were not very helpful in sortin things out.I would definently recommend Trafalgar to my friends.Product :

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        Service rating : Arrangements were seamless - bags taken to coach and to hotel rooms. Coach ready and on time and wonderfully helpful driver and Travel director. Hotel rooms were excellent and any problems dealt with swiftly. Travel director was very informative and gave us so much information

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        Service rating : Selection of sightseeing spots and hotel was excellent. The driver was very friendly and cheerful guy, made us a lot of laugh!Product : It was excellent in time saving in limited time frame.

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