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Overview

8nt Tour Begins San Francisco, Ends Los Angeles: 2nts San Francisco; 1nt Sonoma; 1nt Yosemite National Park; 1nt Monterey; 1nt Solvang; 2nts Los Angeles

Details

Day 1

Fly to San Francisco
Arrive in San Francisco. (Sat.)
Welcome to the Golden State! At 6:30 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Overnight Marriott San Francisco

Day 2

San Francisco. (Sun.)
Morning sightseeing in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Your tour includes Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more. Afterward, enjoy a spectacular CRUISE around San Francisco Bay. Still plenty of time for pursuing your favourite interests and activities—ride the world-famous cable cars, shop in Union Square, or visit the Museum of Modern Art. (B)
Overnight Marriott San Francisco

Day 3

San Francisco – Sausalito – Sonoma. (Mon.)
This morning, visit the pristine waterfront community of Sausalito, located near the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. After free time to explore this Mediterranean-style village with its trendy shops, galleries, and breathtaking views, continue to California’s famous wine-making region. Today’s highlight features an unforgettable hilltop picnic lunch and wine tasting under olive trees and grape trellises at VIANSA WINERY. Next, take a historical tour of SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS followed by free time to explore the town’s square. (B,L)
Overnight Doubletree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

Day 4

Sonoma – Yosemite National Park. (Tue.)
Depart Sonoma for the Sierra Nevadas and sightsee in YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Yosemite has innumerable lakes, meadows, ice-sculpted domes, forests, waterfalls, and unspoiled alpine scenery. (B,D)
Overnight Yosemite View Lodge

Day 5

Yosemite – Carmel – Monterey. (Wed.)
A high point on today’s journey is the beautiful 17-MILE DRIVE, with views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Course and the tenacious Lone Cypress. Enjoy a visit to the resort town of Carmel, a popular haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. Then, on to Monterey and Cannery Row, immortalized by John Steinbeck. This evening, enjoy free time for dinner in Monterey on your own. (B)
Overnight Hyatt Regency

Day 6

Monterey – San Simeon – Solvang. (Thu.)
This morning, journey south to San Simeon and visit HEARST CASTLE, the opulent mansion of wealthy newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, which houses splendid antiques, art treasures, and exotic possessions purchased at an estimated $50 million. The tour shows off the highlights of the impressive 123-acre estate. Then, to your resort hotel near Solvang. (B,D)
Overnight Santa Ynez Marriott

Day 7

Solvang – Santa Barbara – Los Angeles. (Fri.)
Visit downtown Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. Free time to browse through the charming shops featuring Danish imports and rich pastries. Through the Santa Ynez Mountains to beautiful Santa Barbara, where the Spanish influence is apparent in quaint whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings. Visit the impressive 200-year-old MISSION with its world-famous twin bell towers. Afterward, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the wharf. Hollywood celebrities’ homes dot the shoreline from Malibu to Santa Monica on your way to metropolitan Los Angeles, the motion picture capital of the world. (B)
Overnight Los Angeles Marriott

Day 8

Los Angeles. (Sat.)
Morning sightseeing of this gigantic metropolis takes you from Olvera Street—the oldest thoroughfare in the city—to Hollywood. Step into the shoeprints of famous movie stars at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and see Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or take advantage of an optional excursion to Universal Studios. This evening your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your holiday. (B,D)
Overnight Los Angeles Marriott

Day 9

Los Angeles. (Sun.)
The holiday ends this morning after breakfast. Transfer back to the airport for your return flight.(B)

Day 10

Arrival back home

What's Included

  • Return transatlantic scheduled flights
  • Professional Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Superior hotel accommodation in hotels listed or of a similar standard
  • Meals as detailed in itinerary


Activities & Sights included in the price

  • San Francisco: Cruise across the bay; sightseeing
  • Sonoma: Sonoma winery tasting and luncheon; tour of Sebastiani Vineyards
  • Yosemite National Park: Sightseeing
  • Carmel: Visit the resort town
  • Monterey: 17-Mile Drive
  • San Simeon: Visit Hearst Castle
  • Solvang: Visit the quaint Denmark-inspired village
  • Santa Barbara: Visit the mission
  • Los Angeles: Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner

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.

TODAY 22ºC
SUN 27ºC
MON 29ºC
TUE 20ºC
WED 17ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)
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19ºC
14ºC
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Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
14ºC
3
Feb
16ºC
4
Mar
20ºC
2
Apr
21ºC
1
May
26ºC
1
Jun
30ºC
0
Jul
32ºC
0
Aug
32ºC
1
Sep
30ºC
0
Oct
26ºC
1
Nov
19ºC
2
Dec
14ºC
4

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