California Classics

Day 1 - Arrive in San Francisco. Welcome to the Golden State! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 - San Francisco. Enjoy morning sightseeing in one of the world's most beautiful cities. See [FP] Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Also see Twin Peaks, Fisherman's Wharf, and much more. Next, visit the [LF] JAPANESE TEA GARDEN, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. Learn about the history of the park and enjoy time to explore the five acres of native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds, pagodas, and more. Afterward, journey across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. Enjoy waterfront views, breathtaking scenery, and a vibrant downtown area with a large variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Return to San Francisco by FERRY and enjoy incredible skyline views. Still plenty of time for pursuing your favorite interests and activities"ride the world-famous cable cars, shop in Union Square, or visit the Museum of Modern Art. This evening, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 3 - San Francisco - Lake Tahoe. From the Pacific coast, travel to stunning Lake Tahoe, surrounded by the Sierra Mountains. There's plenty of time to explore this alpine lake, the largest in North America and also one of the highest. Even though the average depth of the lake is 989 feet, it is one of the clearest and purest bodies of water in the world! (B)

Day 4 - Lake Tahoe - Yosemite National Park. Southward through the Sierra Nevadas to [FP] YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Yosemite has innumerable lakes, meadows, ice-sculpted domes, forests, waterfalls, and unspoiled alpine scenery. Descend into the 4,000-foot valley, where you'll board an open-air TRAM to explore the famous sites of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular! (B)
Day 5 - Yosemite National Park - Carmel - Monterey. 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 in his novel of the same name. Head to the wharf for a visit to the world-famous [LF] MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM, followed by a special dinner here overlooking the bay. (B,D)
Day 6 - Monterey - Big Sur - San Simeon - Pismo Beach. This morning, journey south through Big Sur 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, journey down the coast to the seaside town of Pismo Beach. (B,D)
Day 7 - Pismo Beach - Solvang - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles. Visit downtown Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. [LF] Enjoy coffee and a DANISH SPECIALTY at a local bakery, with free time to browse through the charming shops featuring Danish imports. Travel 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. Next stop is metropolitan Los Angeles, the motion picture capital of the world. (B)
Day 8 - Los Angeles. 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 TCL Chinese Theatre, and see Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. Later, visit the GETTY MUSEUM, housing a collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation. (B,D)
Day 9 - Los Angeles. The tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)

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  Tour Name   California Classics
  Tour Code  
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  Tour Duration    9 Days
  Start City:   San Francisco
  End City:   Los Angeles
  Price From   USD $2,729.00   See in Cart
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    Triple Room Reduction per person:
    $175

    Extra Nights per person in San Francisco:
    in single room $276; in twin room $163; in triple room $130

    Extra Nights per person in Los Angeles:
    in single room $225; in twin room $136; in triple room $109
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • SAN FRANCISCO
    Sightseeing; [LF] Japanese Tea Garden; excursion to Sausalito; ferry ride across the bay
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
    Yosemite Valley floor tram tour
    CARMEL
    Visit the resort town
    MONTEREY
    17-Mile Drive; [LF] dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
    SAN SIMEON
    Visit Hearst Castle
    SOLVANG
    [LF] Visit the quaint Denmark-inspired village and enjoy a local specialty
    SANTA BARBARA
    Visit the mission
    LOS ANGELES
    Sightseeing tour; Getty Museum; farewell dinner
  • Launch Date
  • 09/15/15 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner in Los Angeles
  • Title
  • California Classics
  • Transportation
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.
 
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