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Western Wonders

Operator: Cosmos
Destination: United States of America
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Old West atmosphere, desert beauty and iconic West Coast cities: embrace the serene beauty of Yosemite, epic grandeur of the Grand Canyon, and the exhilarating energy of Las Vegas.

At a glance

  • – Los AngelesWander the Hollywood Walk of Fame and fashionable shops of Rodeo Drive.
  • – Old Town ScottsdaleGet a flavour of America’s Old West.
  • – Grand Canyon National ParkEpic, otherworldly and unforgettable.
  • – Las VegasA wild and unabashed clash of neon lights and desert city.
  • – Yosemite National ParkA serene setting of lush forests and giant granite domes.


UK – Los Angeles

Day 1Fly to Los Angeles where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Los Angeles

Day 2Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of the world’s ‘Capital of Glamour’, including a drive through Hollywood. The rest of the day is yours to explore the attractions of this famous city. Visit the cultural sights of Los Angeles such as Olvera Street, or the heart of the original Spanish Mission.

Los Angeles – Palm Springs

Day 3Journey to the desert oasis of Palm Springs, just 120 miles east of Los Angeles. Ever since Hollywood stars first came here in the 1930’s laying claim to ranch-style estates and holding up in elite hotels, the clean dry air and sunshine have made Palm Springs irresistible.

Palm Springs – Scottsdale

Day 4Weave your way through cacti-covered desert to Old Town Scottsdale, with its Old West vibe of wooden beams, wagon wheels and western storefronts. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore its interesting boutiques and galleries of Native American art.

Scottsdale – Sedona – Oak Creek Canyon – Grand Canyon – Williams

Day 5First stop today is a visit to Sedona, a centre for Southwestern and New Age arts. Climb through Oak Creek Canyon with its weather-sculpted formations of dramatic, colour-tinted crags. Then pass by the San Francisco Mountains and fragrant pine forests to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Take an optional helicopter ‘flightseeing’ excursion for incomparable views of its flame-coloured walls plunging 6,000 ft into the Colorado River. Stay overnight in Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route 66 as the main street.

Williams – Las Vegas

Day 6Cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, that still has traces of century-old ghost towns set in the natural desert beauty. Look out for Joshua trees, a species of the lily family that grows to 40 ft high and can live for more than 300 years. Today’s destination is the man-made phenomenon in the Nevada desert that is Las Vegas, a fantastic city of feverish gambling, neon lights and glamorous shows.

Las Vegas

Day 7The day is free for exploring the ‘Strip’ with its varied casinos and resorts, shopping plazas and amusement sites.

Las Vegas – Tulare

Day 8Departing the neon lights of Las Vegas, we continue across the desert landscape of Nevada before crossing into California. See the vast Mojave Desert, which covers one-fifth of California. Pass through the agricultural land and overnight in Tulare in the central San Joaquin Valley.

Tulare – Yosemite National Park – Modesto

Day 9Enter Yosemite National Park: a wonderland of spectacular lakes, lush forests and giant granite domes, pinnacles and mountains rising more than 4,000 ft above the valley floor. Afterwards, drive onto Modesto.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Modesto Sausalito – San Francisco

Day 10This morning, we continue west to the Golden Gate City of San Francisco, famous for its cable cars. Lunch in the pristine waterfront community of Sausalito. Free time to explore this quaint, Mediterranean-style villages shops, galleries, and breathtaking views. Afterward, included sightseeing takes in the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

San Francisco

Day 11The day is free for you to explore more of this fascinating city.



San Francisco – UK

Day 12Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in San Francisco or Hawaii.

Home landing in the UK

Day 13