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The Californian

9 Nights Tour from £2,649 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

A real Californian experience - this escorted tour takes you from the charismatic San Francisco, through the Napa Valley, onto spectacular Yosemite National Park, then south along the rugged Californian coast through Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur and Santa Barbara. Explore the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Hollywood, relax in the archetypal laid-back Californian city of San Diego.

Stay in comfortable accommodation, including some characterful hotels such as Paso Robles Inn and Yosemite Valley Lodge. This 10-day tour also includes all breakfasts, a regional lunch and three dinners.

Highlights:

  • City tours of San Francisco and Los Angeles
  • Scenic coastal drives along Highway 1 and 17-Mile Drive
  • Visit Hollywood, Santa Barbara, Carmel & Monterey
  • Visit stunning Yosemite National Park
  • Choose either a private tour of the Dolby Theater home to the Oscars or a Hollywood Behind the Scenes walking tour

Details

Day 1

Arrive in San Diego, and this evening meet your Travel Director and travel companions at the hotel for a Welcome Reception

Overnight: Hotel Omni San Diego

Day 2

This morning start with an orientation tour of this beautiful city, and then enjoy free time for the rest of the day to experience the fascinating history, lively street life and the best weather in North America. You could take an option tour of San Diego Zoo or the USS Midway.

Overnight: Hotel Omni San Diego (Breakfast included)

Day 3

Travel up the sunny coast to san Juan Capistrano, home to one of the oldest Spanish missions in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the Sacred Garden. In the afternoon visit the Getty Center with its world-renowned collection of classical and modern art. In the evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel Millennium Biltmore (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4

Today you will experience the best of Los Angeles. See Grauman's Chinese Theater which opened in 1927, home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Then it's time to choose between either taking a private tour of the Dolby Theatre current home of the Oscars or a Hollywood Behind the Scenes walking tour. Then experience a tour and tasting at LA Farmers Market with it's colourful collection of restaurants and shops.

Overnight: Hotel Millennium Biltmore (Breakfast included)

Day 5

This morning drive northbound along the coast to idyllic Santa Barbara. Then continue along the Pacific Coast Highway to Paso Robles. Join a "Be My Guest" lunch where you stroll through olive groves with a glass of wine before enjoying a regional meal created from local ingredients.

Overnight: Hotel Paso Robles Inn (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 6

Begin your day at Hurst Castle - La Cuesta Encantada. A guide leads you through its 165 rooms, acres of gardens and pools, and brings the story of the newspaper publisher to life. Then drive Highway 1 toward Big Sur, running along the most beautiful coastline in the United States. Pass through the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-sea, then continue along the scenic 17-Mile Drive before arriving in Monterey, home to Cannery Row.

Overnight: Hotel Monterey Marriott (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 7

Head across the fertile San Joaquin Valley pausing at a local fruit stand to sample the tasty local produce. Climb the Sierra Nevada Mountains on your way to the Yosemite National Park and its wild and beautiful landscapes.You'll see the Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome. You'll be able to spend a free evening enjoying the park after the crowds have left, staying in an authentic lodge close to Yosemite Falls

Overnight: Yosemite Valley Lodge (Breakfast included)

Day 8

Descend from the mountains for a stop in Napa before continuing onto a vineyard in Sonoma where you will sample some Californian wines. Afterwards, cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening you could take an optional guided tour of the oldest Chinatown in the United States, followed by a Chinese dinner

Overnight: Hotel Hyatt Regency San Francisco (Breakfast included)

Day 9

Enjoy a morning of sightseeing through San Francisco, with an afternoon free to explore this charming city. In the evening there will be a Farewell Dinner to say goodbye to your newfound friends.

Overnight: Hotel Hyatt Regency San Francisco (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 10

Today, you can either depart San Francisco for your flight home, or choose to extend your stay in this engaging city

 

 

  • Return international flights and airport transfers
  • Hotel accommodation for 9 nights as described above or similar
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 regional lunch and 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing and excursions as describe above
  • Tour director throughout plus local guides
  • Porterage of one bag per person

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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