Coastal California with Yosemite National Park Summer 2018

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: USA and Canada 2018

All that glitters is gold on the sun-kissed shores of California, which you will explore on this epic road-trip from the movie star haven of Hollywood to eccentric San Francisco, tracing the lush green vineyards and olive groves, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and the romantic Riviera of North America.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Los Angeles, San Francisco
  • Scenic drive along Highway 1, 17-Mile Drive
  • See the spectacular Half Dome, Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visit Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Monterey, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa, Napa and Sonoma Valleys, San Francisco
Dining Highlights
  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 4 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13627666

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Los AngelesArrive Los Angeles (2 Nights): Welcome to Los Angeles, La-La Land. Settle at your hotel and explore on your own. At 6 p.m. meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Beverly Hills Marriott
Day 2Los AngelesLos Angeles Sightseeing: Make your way to Tinseltown, Hollywood, where you'll be joined by a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour taking in Hollywood's most famous icons: the Hollywood Sign, Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Later, experience the glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills as you drive down famous Rodeo Drive, lined with high-end shops. The rest of the day is free for you to pursue your own interests. Full Breakfast
Day 3Santa BarbaraLos Angeles - Malibu - Santa Barbara: Head for Santa Monica to wander the shops or pier and then wind your way up the coast, past Malibu to idyllic Santa Barbara. Take time to enjoy this lovely community with the Santa Ynez Mountains on the horizon. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city's Spanish colonial heritage. Visit Mission Santa Barbara, one of the 21 missions founded by the Spaniards along El Camino Real. This evening, your Regional Meal dinner is served at a local restaurant. Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
Day 4Santa MontereySanta Barbara - Paso Robles - Monterey (2 Nights): After a leisurely morning, continue north to Paso Robles to enjoy a Be My Guest lunch at award-winning The Groves 41. Stroll through olive groves with a glass of local wine while your hosts enlighten you about olive trees and the process of olive oil making before dining on a delectable meal created with local ingredients and olive oil. Then, head north to Monterey. Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay
Day 5MontereyMonterey Sightseeing: Embark on a tour of the Monterey Peninsula featuring Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf, beautiful Pacific Grove and the famed 17-Mile Drive. View the iconic Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, before arriving in the quaint township of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Enjoy time to explore before heading south toward Big Sur along the scenic Highway 1. Arrive at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park where you can stroll among the giant redwood trees. Enjoy a Regional Meal dinner at a local restaurant. Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 6YosemiteMonterey - Yosemite: This morning, join your Local Specialists for a tour and tasting at Earthbound Organic Farms in Carmel Valley. Explore the difference between organic and conventional farming, taste different salads fresh from the farm and learn the about the farm's grassroots story. Ascend the western slopes of the Sierra Nevadas through Gold Country, passing Victorian-era townships and saloons from the Gold Rush era. Late afternoon, arrive in Yosemite. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Day 7MariposaYosemite National Park - Mariposa: Explore Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stop at the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, believed to be nearly 3,000 years old. Then board a private valley floor tram tour with a National Park Local Specialist to discover the spectacular and wild landscape of Yosemite Valley. Pass the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and gaze at the wonders of El Capitan and Half Dome. The afternoon is yours to do as you please: explore further, take a hike or stroll along the Merced River. Later this afternoon, drive down the Sierra to your hotel. Full Breakfast
BW Plus Yosemite Way Station
Day 8San FranciscoMariposa - Napa and Sonoma Valleys - San Francisco (2 Nights): Head to Northern California's beautiful wine country. Enjoy lunch on your own at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa. Retreat to an exclusive blending lab at Ravenswood Winery with a Local Specialist to create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Afterward, cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and arrive in San Francisco.Full Breakfast
Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation
Day 9San FranciscoSan Francisco Sightseeing: Start your San Francisco exploration that takes you to Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, fashionable Union Square and much more. End at San Francisco's famous Farmer's Market, featuring the Bay Area's best food artisans. Your afternoon is free to explore. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 10Depart San FranciscoDepart San Francisco: Your journey ends with a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or extend your stay at the Fairmont San Francisco. Full Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/04/2018$3,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/11/2018$3,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/15/2018$3,295.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/29/2018$3,325.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/03/2018$3,325.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/24/2018$3,325.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/14/2018$3,295.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
10/19/2018$3,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
Disclaimer
Crossovers: These departures will operate as per the 2017 brochure as under the trip name "The Californian". The start of the itinerary will be in San Diego; itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions will be different.

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