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Golden California 12 Days / 11 Nights
fr £ 1365 pp
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During this 12-day tour, explore San Francisco, Monterey, San Simeon, Malibu and Los Angeles. Enjoy a visit to the Fisherman’s Wharf and other attractions. The trip includes visit to Japan Center, Embarcadero and Alcatraz Island. Enjoy the journey to California’s wine country, Napa Valley and Carmel Mission. Also, cherish a relaxing and scenic ride along the Peninsula Coast from Pacific Grove.
- Tour code: STUSFD02
- Accommodation Grade
- Private Tour
Your Tour Itinerary
Day 1: San Francisco Arrival
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport, pick up your car and proceed to your hotel.
Day 2: San Francisco
You are free to enjoy this fascinating city today. Walk through the narrow crab markets of Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy sidewalk dining and many fine attractions. Charming neighborhoods greet you at every turn with their elegant architecture. See Chinatown, the Japan Center, and the Embarcadero. Looming in the middle of the bay is the ominous island of Alcatraz, housing the infamous prison Read More
Day 3: San Francisco
A full day to explore the City by the Bay, beautiful San Francisco, or to enjoy the rolling hills of California’s Wine Country, Napa Valley, where famed wineries welcome you for tours and tastings. Established in 1828, this fertile area is considered the premier wine growing region in the United States.
Day 4: DRIVING DISTANCE: 126 MI / 202 KM | San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel
Drive south to Monterey where you can stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row. The 17-Mile Drive toll road along the Peninsula Coast from Pacific Grove to Carmel boasts magnificent seaside scenery. Visit Carmel Mission, founded in 1770.
Day 5: DRIVING DISTANCE: 246 MI / 394 KM | Monterey/Carmel - California Central Coast - San Simeon
One of the most scenic drives of your journey today takes you along the California coast through the Big Sur peninsula to San Simeon. Make time to visit Hearst Castle or to take a hike along one of the many well maintained trails near Pfeiffer State Beach.
Day 6: DRIVING DISTANCE: 208 MI / 334 KM | San Simeon - Solvang - Malibu - Los Angeles
Drive down the coast passing San Luis Obispo to Solvang, a unique town founded by Danish immigrants. Solvang is a quaint village in the Santa Ynez valley surrounded by local wineries and famous for its bakeries and specialty shops. Drive by Malibu and Santa Monica to Los Angeles. If you plan to arrive in Los Angeles early, we suggest a visit to Universal Studios this afternoon before continuing to your hotel in Los Angeles Read More
Day 7: Los Angeles
A full day at leisure. Today we suggest a full-day visit to Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom of Disneyland. Known as one of the top tourist attractions in Southern California, Disneyland attracts millions of visitors from all over the world and offers pleasures for young and old alike. Or, simply discover Los Angeles, including Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
Day 8: DRIVING DISTANCE: 280 MI / 450 KM | Los Angeles - Las Vegas
Today drive east through the Mojave Desert and the ghost town of Calico en route to the glittering Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas. Once an oasis on the route to California, Las Vegas began as a Mormon settlement and boomed fleetingly during the silver rush. Today Las Vegas is one of the great gambling capitals of the world, with 24-hour entertainment and world-class dining Read More
Day 9: Las Vegas (Grand Canyon Optional)
A full day at leisure for you to either take a short drive to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, or see one of the great natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Grand Canyon, on an optional day trip by air. In form, glowing color, and geological significance, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is unsurpassed. The canyon is 277 miles long, averages 10 miles in width from rim to rim and is 5,700 feet deep Read More
Day 10: DRIVING DISTANCE: 336 MI / 538 KM | Las Vegas - San Diego
Drive south past Lake Elsinore to the picturesque town of Temecula. Enjoy famed rolling hills and vineyards on your way to San Diego, popular for its year-round sparkling weather and relaxed living.
Day 11: San Diego
A full day to discover some of San Diego’s attractions such as: Balboa Park, Old Town, Sea World, which is the largest park in the world devoted to marine life, Coronado Beach, the San Diego Zoo, and Seaport Village.
Day 12: DRIVING DISTANCE: 121 MI / 195 KM | San Diego - Los Angeles Departure
Return your car at the San Diego airport before your departure flight, or drive north to Los Angeles to end your tour.
Dates & Prices
Period of travel
01 Jan - 31 Mar
- Walk along the railings of San Francisco's world famous Golden Gate Bridge
- Marvel at 17-Mile Drive's The Lone Cypress
- Experience California's Central Coast splendor on Highway 1
- Enjoy Danish-style hospitality in Solvang
- Get closer to the stars at Grauman's Chinese Theater, a Hollywood landmark
- Enjoy 24 Hour entertainment in glittering Las Vegas
- Enjoy the authentic atmosphere of Old Town San Diego, the birthplace of California
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)
what's Not included?
- Visa fee
- Flights from London and applicable airport taxes
- Any personal expenses such as: phone calls, laundry, drinks, etc...
- Any optional Tours or Meals unspecified in the above tour program.