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.</BR></BR>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.</BR></BR>Death Valley National Park is the hottest place on earth. Visit its Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America, and tour Scotty’s Castle, a fully furnished, 1920s vacation home. 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.</BR> </BR>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. </BR></BR>From its lively cities to its fascinating scenery, this Southern California vacation offers all of this and more.

City Highlights

CATALINA ISLAND SightseeingSAN DIEGO Sightseeing, including Cabrillo National Monument; [LF] lunch at historic Hotel CoronadoTEMECULA [LF] Winery visit and tasting PALM SPRINGS Palm Spring Aerial Tram; orientation tourJOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing, including a Jeep tourDEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing, including Scotty’s Castle and a [LF] stargazing program with a local expertASH MEADOWS NATIONAL REFUGE Sightseeing

Meals

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Las Vegas

Notes

NOTE: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.

Transportation

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels

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