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Discover Palm Springs

Discover how the rich and famous transformed Palm Springs, the playground of the stars. Relax on a tour of the Palm Springs area with a local guide, visit Joshua Tree National Park, and traverse the scenic Palms to Pines Scenic Byway. View the spectacular San Jacinto Mountains valley from an aerial tram, explore modern art at the Palm Springs Art Museum, go on a safari adventure at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, and more.

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Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Exceptional Accommodations Included with Baggage Handling
Exceptional Accommodations Included with Baggage Handling
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
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Professional Tour Directors
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
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Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
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Day 1 : Fly to California

We arrive in California’s inviting desert oasis to enjoy seven nights in a centrally located hotel.

Day 2 : Palm Springs Sights

Begin each day with an included breakfast. Today, we explore the greater Palm Springs area with a local guide. 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.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 : Joshua Tree National Park

This unique park preserves nearly a thousand square miles of 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. We also tour Gubler Orchids, a nursery featuring orchids, carnivorous plants, and exotic flowers.


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 travel through the expansive 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 covered wagon through the Coachella Valley Preserve. Our included dinner is a tasty barbecue with western entertainment.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Villagefest

Enjoy spectacular views of the San Jacinto Mountains and valley from a spectacular aerial tram. Later we visit the Palm Springs Art Museum, home to an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and Native American and Western art. Discover celebrated pieces by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams. This evening we visit Villagefest, a festive international bazaar with live entertainment.


Day 6 : The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

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, leopards, zebras, cheetahs, and many more. Lunch is included at the Shields Date Garden & Café. This historic date orchard has been in operation since 1924. We have time to explore their magnificent gardens and shop for delicious dates. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 : Street Fair or Air Museum

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.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 : Fly Home

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 7 nights in Palm Springs

Attractions & Highlights

  • Palm Springs city tour
  • Evening receptions at our hotel with complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Gubler Orchids nursery guided tour
  • Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
  • Idyllwild Nature Center
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tram
  • Palm Springs Art Museum
  • Palm Springs VillageFest
  • The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
  • Optional visit to College of the Desert Street Fair
  • Optional visit to the Palm Springs Air Museum

10 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Lunch at Lulu's California Bistro
  • Lunch at Shield's Date Garden & Cafe
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

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Final Payment Date: 12/28/2022

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