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Palm Springs Extended Stay

Departs: 2/11/2018 Returns: 2/18/2018

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8 Days | All Airfare Included

Discover how the rich and famous transformed Palm Springs, the playground of the stars.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Palm Springs
We arrive in California’s inviting desert oasis to enjoy seven nights at the deluxe Embassy Suites Palm Desert Hotel. Each beautifully furnished suite includes a separate bedroom, bathroom and living room. Each evening, enjoy a reception featuring complimentary drinks and snacks.

Day 2 : Welcome to Palm Springs
Begin each day with an included cooked-to-order breakfast. Today, we explore the greater Palm Springs area with a local guide. During our tour, we’re introduced to native geology, desert wildlife and the role of wind energy. Discover how indigenous peoples and early settlers thrived on this desert floor, how the rich and famous transformed Palm Springs into a playground for the stars and how this area became a home for aficionados of modern architecture. B,L

Day 3 : Joshua Tree National Park
a thousand square miles of gnarled Joshua Trees which have adapted to the harsh desert climate. Watch for wildlife and migrant birds. Keys View lookout provides panoramic views of the Coachella Valley. On a clear day, you may be able to see beyond the Salton Sea to Signal Mountain in Mexico. Upon our return to Palm Springs, we enjoy spectacular views of the San Jacinto Mountains and valley from a spectacular aerial tram. B

Day 4 : Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
Today we discover diverse ecosystems including snow-peaked mountains, conifer forests and desert palms as we travel the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway. Traversing this picturesque byroad, we make stops at the Idyllwild Nature Center and the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax poolside or do some shopping. This evening, enjoy an authentic, old West experience as we travel by mule-drawn covered wagon through the Coachella Valley. Our included dinner is a tasty barbecue with western entertainment. B,D

Day 5 : Villagefest
The morning is free to enjoy Palm Springs. Our Tour Director has activity, sightseeing and shopping suggestions. The Palm Springs Art Museum houses an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design and Native American and Western art. Discover celebrated pieces by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams and explore the sculpture garden. This evening we visit Villagefest, a festive international bazaar with live entertainment. B

Day 6 : The Living Desert
Today we encounter representations of ten major desert regions at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Our safari adventure features incredible animals from North America and Africa including giraffes, mountain lions, zebras and cheetahs. We tour their Wildlife Hospital and interactive Discovery Center. Lunch is included at the Shields Date Garden & Café. This historic date orchard has been in operation since 1924. There's time to explore their magnificent gardens and shop for delicious dates. We have the rest of the day at leisure. B,L

Day 7 : College of the Desert Street Fair
This morning visit the Street Fair at the College of the Desert, or an optional visit to the Palm Springs Air Museum. We reminisce with new friends at our Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,D

Day 8 : Fly Home
We return home relaxed and refreshed from our beautiful Palm Springs vacation.

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes 
All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Experienced local guides
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

10 Excellent Meals Featuring
• 6 breakfasts
• Evening reception with complimentary drinks & snacks
• Lunch at Lulu's California Bistro
• Covered wagon tour with dinner & show
• Lunch at Shields Date Garden & Café
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

All Accommodations Featuring 
• 7 nights at the Embassy Suites Palm Desert

Attractions & Highlights
• Palm Springs guided tour
• Joshua Tree National Park
• Palm Springs Aerial Tram Ride
• Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
• Idyllwild Nature Center
• Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
• Palm Springs Art Museum
• Villagefest
• The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
• College of the Desert Street Fair
• Leisure time in Palm Springs

Highest Elevation: 6,000 feet

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $3399
Airport - Triple $3249
Airport - Quad $3099
Airport - Single $4299

Final Payment Date: 12/14/2017

Itinerary ID:22966263 | Tour Code: LEPL0211181
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