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California's Great National Parks

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $3,463 per person
MAY - OCT 2022
Sequoia National Park, California

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Las Vegas (NV), Mammoth Lakes, Death Valley, Yosemite Village, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Hollywood (CA), Beverly Hills ...more Las Vegas (NV), Mammoth Lakes, Death Valley, Yosemite Village, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Hollywood (CA), Beverly Hills
  1. Day 1 Soar Above The Neon Lights Of Vegas

    Begin your exploration in Las Vegas. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception at The LINQ before you head out to the Las Vegas Strip. In the evening you will find yourself soaring 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Harrah's Las Vegas
  2. Day 2 Travel Through Stoic Death Valley National Park

    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 part 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. After lunch at 1849 Restaurant at The Ranch at Death Valley, we continue through the desert landscape of Death Valley ascending to Mammoth Lakes, our home for the night.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Mammoth Mountain Inn
  3. Day 3 Dine In The Clouds At Mammoth Mountain

    Take a scenic Gondola ride to the peak of Mammoth Mountain and enjoy the stunning views while you enjoy a tasty breakfast. 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 Bridalveil Fall. Our Stays with Stories experience tonight includes a cozy, lodge atmosphere and is located just a stone’s throw from Yosemite Falls.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Yosemite Valley Lodge
  4. Day 4 Stroll Or Hike In Yosemite

    Explore Yosemite National Park today, famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees and grand meadows, there is plenty to explore here. Join a Local Specialist Park Ranger to delve into the natural history, flora and fauna, and people who found sanctuary in these tranquil emerald-green surrounds over the centuries. After the tour, you can explore Yosemite Valley’s El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridalveil Fall. The rest of the day is free to go for a walk or hike and take in the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5 Enjoy The Night Sky Under Sequoias And Stars

    Departing Yosemite, stretch your legs in Kings Canyon National Park 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 Stays with Stories 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Wuksachi Lodge
  6. Day 6 Meet The World's Largest Living Tree

    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 Breakfast, Lunch
  7. Day 7 Get A Taste Of Luxurious Beverly Hills

    Travel to Los Angeles, where you'll stroll down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, considered America's epicenter of highend lifestyle. As our invigorating encounter with California’s epic natural beauty comes to an end, we join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Beverly Hills Marriott
  8. Day 8 Farewell California

    After our tremendous journey through California's national parks, the time has come for us to say goodbye. Prepare to leave Los Angeles and take your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or consider extending your stay.

    meals Breakfast
California's Great National Parks
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 2 Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • 7 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Visit Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Death Valley National Park
  • See General Grant Tree in King's Canyon National Park, General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park, El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall, Badwater Basin in Death Valley
  • Stays With Stories Stay at the Yosemite Valley Lodge located close to Yosemite Falls in the middle of the national park. The Wuksachi Lodge in the heart of Sequoia National Park surrounded by forest and soaring Sierra peaks.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Michael Pikelny
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Service
The booking experience went smoothly and most of the payment procedures could be done online.
Vacation
The travel director, wellness director and driver were all very professional and friendly. The only negative issues such as understaffing at some restaurants and lodges and certain places on the tour being closed were all due to covid and not to Trafalgar.
Steven Tolf
Monday, June 28, 2021
Service
Everyone was very helpful when I rebooked my canceled trip. They reached out to make sure we knew the trip was occurring and to see if we had any questions.
Vacation
I have given this trip 5 stars because any issues that we encountered were a result of post COVID travel. Great itinerary and the tour director, wellness director and bus driver were excellent. Lack of enough help at some restaurants caused major delays in getting food in a timely manner. Yet , you were expected to be on the coach at the predetermined time. A little more flexibility would have been appreciated and caused less stomach distress! Mother Nature was waiting for visitors to return and I am so glad that we were able to enjoy her beauty.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are so glad that you could enjoy the beauty of the National Parks while taking the COVID changes in stride. We will however share your suggestions with our operations team for upcoming trips and appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention.
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Leslie Weldin
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Service
It was easy. The guide and bus driver were outstanding. Local guides in the areas expanded our knowledge of the vicinities. Accommodations were comfortable and authentic to the areas. We would book from GET again.
Vacation
Excellent choice of places to visit. Great variety also. We didn’t feel pressured to do all that was offered. It was a majestic experience.
Thomas Brown
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Service
you are treated as if you are very special. I would and will recommend and am looking forward to our next trip.
Vacation
Well organized trip, we were blessed with great weather, great tour guide, great bus driver. The Sierra Nevada mts are fantastic.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Service
Excellent service
Vacation
Awesome sights. Great weather
Janis - Rozena Peri
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Service
Yes, I would buy again and recommend to others. My only reservation is the cost: this trip was a little more expensive that other companies going to the same destinations. But it was definitely worth it.
Vacation
A wonderful experience. The food and food service at the next to last lodge (Wasaki? I'm not looking at the brochure at the moment) was not up to the standard of the rest of the trip, but the overall trip was wonderful.
Bruce Grundish
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Service
All arrangements made for you, Tour Guide was excellent, Very informed and knowledgeable about all aspects of the parks and surrounding areas and local culture. Really injoyed his talks along the way and what to do when we arrive at daily destinations.
Vacation
Wanted to see these parks without the hassle of driving, finding places to stay or what to see.
Deborah Campbell
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Service
Excellent excellent service, not a problem came up, not a complaint to be made!
Vacation
Loved the parks, the accommodations, the people; had a wonderful guide, Mark, and a fabulous bus driver, Tim.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Wow! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures of Yosemite National Park.  Looks like you had great weather for your trip.
Friday, June 9, 2017
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