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Palm Springs, California

Villagefest, Palm Springs credit: Eric Longbottom

View at top of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, courtesy Visit Palm Springs

The Living Desert, Palm Desert, CA

Palm Mountain Resort

Palm Springs, January 2020

Palm Springs Desert Oasis


DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7:00 am | Red Deer 9:00 am | Calgary 12:00 pm | Fort Macleod 2:00 pm | Lethbridge 2:30 pm

TIRED OF WINTER?  Enjoy the dry warmth of the California desert in Palm Springs…featuring a seven-night stay in the heart of beautiful Palm Springs, unique sightseeing and the excitement of Las Vegas!


  • 2025 Departure date
      • 14 days | January 19, 2025
        Prices to be announced
      • USA West
      • Motorcoach
      • Passport Required

Edmonton to Calgary to Great Falls

Sunday.  Your Palm Springs Holiday begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Edmonton.  Travel south via Red Deer, Calgary to Lethbridge meeting additional travel companions enroute.  Stop at the duty-free store before entering the USA and arrive at the Holiday Inn in Great Falls, Montana for overnight.  Join an informal WELCOME MEET and GREET upon arrival.



Great Falls to Jackpot

Monday.  Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the rugged mountains of Montana and the high plains of Idaho. Cross the Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls, enter the state of Nevada and end your day in Jackpot at Cactus Petes Resort Casino.  You may want to enjoy Nevada-style gambling.


Jackpot to Las Vegas

Tuesday.  Travel across the NEVADA GREAT BASIN to Las Vegas where glitter and glamour are passwords and neon lights flash day and night.  Enjoy a DRIVING TOUR of the famous strip on the way to your hotel.  Tonight enjoy the one-of-a-kind FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE at your doorstep!  Your hotel, the Golden Nugget, is located on Fremont Street in the midst of the action.  Watch the Light and Sound Shows – displays of super-sized animation and high-resolution special effects on a canopy 90 feet overhead. There are kiosks, shops and an overhead zip-line on this “pedestrian-only” street for your added enjoyment.



Las Vegas to Palm Springs

(7 nights) Wednesday.  Enroute to your destination, travel through the spectacular scenic mountain region of the Mojave Desert.  Arrive in sunny Palm Springs, one of America’s most popular desert resort areas for an incredible seven-night stay.   Accommodation is at the lovely 142-room Palm Mountain Resort, located near restaurants in the heart of Palm Springs.  Enjoy the use of a fridge and a microwave in your room and an on-site coin laundry.  Soak up the sun from the inviting pool and hot tub or view the starry sky beside one of the many cozy fire pits.


Palm Springs

 Thursday.  A morning SIGHTSEEING TOUR showcases the best of this popular playground of the rich and famous.  A local guide brings Palm Springs’ vast history and Native American heritage to life and tells stories of the celebrities who have lived in this area, including the legendary Bob Hope.  Experience the SHIELDS DATE GARDEN.  Your afternoon is at leisure.  Take advantage of the amenities of your resort hotel, or simply relax by the pool.  This evening a short walk brings you to VILLAGEFEST where you will find entertainment, tables and kiosks of unique merchandise and food booths.  Palm Canyon Drive is closed to traffic and transformed into a vibrant pedestrian street fair every Thursday evening.


Palm Springs

Friday.  A special treat is in store for you today.  Take a ride on the world’s largest rotating TRAMCAR which transports passengers from the Valley Station through five unique life zones up the San Jacinto Mountains to an Alpine wilderness at an elevation of 8,516 feet.  The rest of your day is free to enjoy beautiful Palm Springs.


Palm Springs

Saturday.  Join us for an optional fun trip to the College of the Desert to visit the FLEA MARKET.  Your afternoon is free to explore the many unique shops or enjoy your hotel.





Palm Springs

 Sunday.  The morning will be devoted to an entertaining visit to THE LIVING DESERT – a unique facility that is a zoo, endangered species conservation centre, botanical gardens, natural history museum, wilderness park, nature preserve and an education centre.  Don’t miss the “Wildlife Wonders” live animal show, a fascinating wildlife presentation featuring desert mammals, reptiles and birds of prey.   A “mall break” allows time for optional lunch and shopping prior to returning to the hotel.


Palm Springs

Monday.  Today is yours to enjoy everything this first-class desert oasis has to offer.


Palm Springs

 Tuesday.  Another day to do what you want to do!  Enjoy this beautiful resort, visit with friends wintering in the area or wander to the casino.  Whatever you decide will be better because you’re in Palm Springs!


Palm Springs to Las Vegas

Wednesday.  Bid farewell to your place in the sun.  Tanned and rested, travel back to Las Vegas, Nevada. Your overnight will be at the Golden Nugget located downtown on Fremont Street.



Las Vegas to Ogden

Thursday.  Leave the state of Nevada and traverse a small corner of Arizona which features a drive through the beautiful VIRGIN RIVER CANYON.  Travel into the state of Utah known for its beautiful Mormon temples.  Continue to the Comfort Suites in Ogden for overnight.



Ogden to Great Falls

 Friday.  Journey north through Idaho to the state of Montana and arrive in Great Falls for your last evening at the Holiday Inn.  Join your fellow travellers for a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.


Great Falls to Calgary to Edmonton

Saturday.  Stop at the duty-free store and then re-enter Canada.  Return home with fond memories of your desert vacation.


tour route map for Palm Springs Desert Oasis

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air conditioned, washroom equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodations and tax
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Travel Bag
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Welcome Meet and Greet
  • Nevada Great Basin
  • Las Vegas Strip driving tour
  • Fremont Street Experience
  • Guided city tour of Palm Springs
  • Shields Date Garden
  • Villagefest
  • Aerial Tramway
  • Flea Market
  • The Living Desert
  • Two Free Days in Palm Springs
  • Virgin River Canyon
  • Farewell Dinner
  • 5 Meals Include:  4 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner.

2025 Prices to be announced

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change | No GST on this tour