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Globus Southern California with Death Valley & Joshua Tree National Parks(ND)

10 days from Los Angeles to Las Vegas 
Vibrant cities, unique experiences, and striking landscapes…all of this and more await you on this Southern California tour—with 2-night stays in Long Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs, and Death Valley National Park, as well as an overnight in Las Vegas.

Tour highlights include time in three unique settings: Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Joshua Tree National Park contains two deserts and two large ecosystems. Here, enjoy a jeep tour to learn about the area's geology, fascinating plants and animals, and rich history. Ash Meadows National Refuge is the largest remaining oasis in the Mojave Desert and home to nearly 30 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anyplace else on earth. Here, stroll the boardwalks and learn about this unique area.

Death Valley National Park is the hottest place on earth. Visit its Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America. Globus has also arranged a special experience here...a stargazing program with a local expert. Due to its remote location with limited city lights, Death Valley National Park offers one of the best places to view the stars. Stand in awe as daylight fades and the planets, stars, and constellations come into view.

On this Southern California tour, you’ll also experience vibrant cities. From Long Beach, visit beautiful Catalina Island. In San Diego, your sightseeing features Cabrillo National Monument, with one of the world's best harbor views, and lunch at the impressive Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego's legendary seaside resort—another special experience offered by Globus. Your time in Palm Springs includes an aerial tram ride on the world's largest rotating tramcar.

From its lively cities to its fascinating scenery, this Southern California vacation offers all of this and more.
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

LOS ANGELES
Sightseeing

CATALINA ISLAND
A round-trip high-speed ferry ride; sightseeing

SAN DIEGO
Sightseeing, [LF] lunch at historic Hotel del Coronado; scenic ferry ride

TEMECULA
[LF] Winery visit and tasting

PALM SPRINGS
Palm Springs Aerial Tram; orientation tour

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing, including a Jeep tour

BARSTOW
Route 66 Mother Road Museum

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing; [LF] stargazing program with a local expert

ASH MEADOWS NATIONAL REFUGE
Sightseeing

LAS VEGAS
Orientation tour; farewell dinner

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1ARRIVE LOS ANGELES.
 Welcome to sunny California! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2LOS ANGELES.
 This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of “Tinseltown” that takes you from Olvera Street to Hollywood where you can step into the shoeprints of famous movie stars at the TCL Chinese Theater. Also see Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip, known for nearly 100 years of free expression and escapism. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the character of “La-La-Land” on your own. (B)
Day 3LOS ANGELES–CATALINA ISLAND–SAN DIEGO.
 This morning, travel to the coast and board a high-speed FERRY for beautiful Catalina Island. Located just 22 miles off the coast of southern California, the island has a rich and colorful past. On an island TOUR, you’ll learn the history of this unique place and admire beautiful scenery. Afterward, there is time to explore the village of Avalon on your own, shop for unique island gifts or enjoy a delicious lunch at a seaside restaurant. Later, FERRY back to the mainland and travel along the stunning California coast to San Diego for an evening at leisure. (B)
Day 4SAN DIEGO.
 Today, enjoy a city sightseeing tour featuring Old Town, Balboa Park, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. End your tour in Coronado, home to beautiful beaches and elegant mansions. Lunch will be served at the historic [LF] HOTEL DEL CORONADO, San Diego’s legendary seaside resort. Afterward, a scenic FERRY ride brings you back to San Diego where your afternoon is free for exploration. You may wish to relive history on the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, spend time at Mission Beach, or do some window shopping in one of the city’s neighborhood shopping districts. Your Tour Director will have additional ideas. (B,L)
Day 5SAN DIEGO–TEMECULA–PALM SPRINGS.
 Today, travel east stopping in picturesque Temecula for a tasting of some of the region’s best wines at a local [LF] VINEYARD. Continue to the desert playground of Palm Springs. Take the Palm Springs AERIAL TRAM to the top of Mount San Jacinto for amazing views of the valley below. Then, hear tales of the town’s famous celebrity residents, past and present, and of the city’s colorful past on an orientation tour. (B,D)
Day 6PALM SPRINGS. EXCURSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK.
 Adventure awaits today as we explore the fascinating landscape of JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK. The park contains more than 700,000 acres, two deserts, two ecosystems, and a unique habitat including the ancient Joshua trees. See the park on a JEEP TOUR and learn about the area’s rich history, as well as the geology, flora, and fauna of the California desert. Return to Palm Springs, where the remainder of the day is yours. Relax by your hotel’s pool, stroll the Palm Springs Walk of Fame, or join the locals at the popular VillageFest, offering more than 200 booths of beautiful art, handcrafted items, and unique food. (B)
Day 7PALM SPRINGS–BARSTOW–DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK.
 Leave the desert oasis of Palm Springs and travel to Barstow, located on the famed Route 66. Take a step back in time with a visit to the ROUTE 66 MOTHER ROAD MUSEUM, home to vintage cars, signs, photos, and other memorabilia. Continue to DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, an International Dark Sky Park, the hottest and driest place on earth, and the lowest elevation in North America. (B)
Day 8DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK.
 Spend a full day exploring the wonders of Death Valley. Visit Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America (282 feet below sea level) and home to a surreal landscape of vast salt flats. At Stovepipe Wells, witness the ripples and patterns of the breathtaking sand dunes that rise 100 feet above the Mesquite Flat. After dinner this evening, enjoy a [LF] STARGAZING PROGRAM with a local expert. Due to its vast area and absence of man-made light, Death Valley National Park is the world’s largest International Dark Sky Park and one of the best places to star gaze. Stand in awe as daylight fades and the planets, stars, and constellations come into view. (B,D)
Day 9DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK–ASH MEADOWS NATIONAL REFUGE–LAS VEGAS.
 A morning stop is made at ASH MEADOWS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, a desert oasis with a rare and unique ecosystem. The refuge is home to nearly 30 species of plants and animals that do not exist anywhere else on earth, including desert fish that have existed since the time of the mammoths. Stroll the boardwalks and learn about the early pioneers and the mysterious Devils Hole that has never been found. It’s then on to the bright lights Las Vegas. Your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner this evening—the perfect ending to your vacation. (B,D)
Day 10LAS VEGAS.
 The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Las Vegas

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Globus Pricing Details

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$1,000 to $1,150

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$190 to $240

Extra Nights per person in Los Angeles:
2019 Departures: in single room $263; in twin room $155; in triple room $115
March 2020: in single room $280; in twin room $163; in triple room $130

Extra Nights per person in Las Vegas:

Weekdays (Sunday–Thursday): in single room $141; in twin room $88; in triple room $79
Weekends (Friday–Saturday): in single room $216; in twin room $126; in triple room $104
Weekdays (Sunday–Thursday) 2020: in single room $148; in twin room $92; in triple room $82
Weekends (Friday–Saturday) 2020: in single room $225; in twin room $130; in triple room $107

2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in September 2019
.

Globus Notes

  • On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

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Guaranteed Departure  indicates Guaranteed Departure
*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
Guaranteed Departure 09/22/2018 $3,109.00
Guaranteed Departure 10/20/2018 $3,109.00
03/23/2019 $3,279.00
05/04/2019 $3,259.00
09/21/2019 $3,259.00
10/05/2019 $3,259.00
10/19/2019 $3,259.00
11/09/2019 $3,259.00
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