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Southern California Charms with Death Valley National Park

What do Californians do when they need a quick, quiet getaway? They pack their loudest plaids for Palm Springs and their fluffiest towels for Santa Barbara. This laid-back tour of Southern California explores these popular Golden State getaways and more, getting you closer to the sunny stretches of coastline, the golden age of Hollywood, and the smaller towns that truly shine. Visit the 18th-century mission in San Juan Capistrano, tour the Rat Pack’s mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs, and taste today’s perfectly aged reds and whites in the picturesque wine regions of Temecula and Paso Robles (featured in the cult classic wine movie Sideways). You’ll also feel the wind in your hair on a Jeep tour through Joshua Tree National Park, the sand in your toes along San Diego’s 70 miles of beaches, and your inner movie star emerge as you strut down Rodeo Drive. If you want to be seen at the hottest spots in Southern California, you’ll want to add Death Valley National Park to your Southern California vacation. With departures in November, you’ll enjoy cooler temperatures, the coolest desert scenery, and if you’re lucky, the annual Monarch butterfly migration. With guided sightseeing and evening skygazing, stellar views are a given on this tour of Death Valley.

Highlights of Southern California Charms with Death Valley National Park

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

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Travelers Notes

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Headsets are provided throughout the tour.

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Southern California Charms


Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 3 dinners


Day 1

ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES/MARINA DEL REY Welcome to L.A.! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2

MARINA DEL REY MARINA DEL REY Guided sightseeing includes Beverly Hills, Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, and admission to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Free time this evening. (B)

Day 3

MARINA DEL REY–SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO–CORONADO SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Visit Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano with a Local Guide followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to the San Diego resort community of Coronado.
CORONADO Free time this evening. (B,L)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Coronado with dinner at the historic Hotel del Coronado. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 4

CORONADO. EXCURSION TO SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO Sightseeing tour includes Coronado Island, the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, and a walking tour of Balboa Park with a Local Guide. [LF] Lunch and a margarita tasting at an Old Town restaurant. Free time this evening. (B,L)

Day 5

CORONADO–TEMECULA–PALM SPRINGS–PALM DESERT TEMECULA [LF] Tour and wine tasting at a popular local winery and vineyard.
PALM SPRINGS Sightseeing with a Local Guide highlighting the celebrities and their mid-century homes.
PALM DESERT Free time this evening at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. (B)

Day 6

PALM DESERT. EXCURSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK 4-wheel-drive Hummer tour to see Keys View, Cap Rock, and more.
PALM DESERT Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

Day 7

PALM DESERT–BARSTOW–DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK BARSTOW Drive on historic Route 66 and visit the Route 66 Mother Road Museum. Continue to Death Valley National Park.
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Free time to explore the Ranch at Death Valley followed by a special dinner and a [LF] Stargazing Program with a Local Guide. (B,D)

Day 8

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Guided Sightseeing includes the Badwater Basin and Stovepipe Wells. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

Day 9

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK–PASO ROBLES DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the fertile valley to Paso Robles, located in the Coastal Mountain’s vineyard and olive grove region.
PASO ROBLES Special dinner and wine tasting at the famed Allegretto Vineyard Resort. (B,D)

Day 10

PASO ROBLES–PISMO BEACH–SANTA BARBARA PASO ROBLES Free time this morning. Scenic drive through Los Padres National Forest and the Santa Lucia Mountains to Pismo Beach.
PISMO BEACH Free time followed by scenic drive to Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA Free time this evening at a beachfront resort. (B)

Day 11

SANTA BARBARA SANTA BARBARA Sightseeing includes a visit a guided tour of the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens. Free time this afternoon. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)

Day 12

LOS ANGELES Your vacation ends at Los Angeles International Airport or the Marina del Rey tour hotel for those with post-nights. Schedule departing flights after 1 pm. (B)


# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2023-10-30 2023-10-30 2023-11-10 $4429 $0 $4429 AD131030 Not Available
2 2023-11-06 2023-11-06 2023-11-17 $4429 $0 $4429 AD131106 Not Available
3 2023-11-13 2023-11-13 2023-11-24 $4429 $0 $4429 AD131113 Not Available


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