Multi-Day Tour

Best of California (Summer 2018) (9 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

San Francisco, CA, United States To Los Angeles, CA, United States

Valid for Departures: 12 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018

Best of California (Summer 2018) (9 days)

Day 2

Exploring San Francisco.

Day 3

Haight-Ashbury And A Taste Of Wine Country.

Day 6

Hearst Castle And The American Riviera.

Day 7

Santa Monica And The City Of Angels.

Day 8

The Glitz And Glam Of L.A.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
12 Oct 2018
San Francisco, CA United States
The Westin St Francis, San Francisco None
Welcome to California. On arrival at San Francisco International Airport, your airport transfer will take you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner and an opportunity to get to know each other, over a pleasant dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 2
13 Oct 2018
Exploring San Francisco.
The Westin St Francis, San Francisco. None
Spend the morning with your Tour Director taking in the sights of the city, immersed in the bustling activity of Union Square and beautiful Golden Gate Park. The rest of your day is free.(Full Breakfast)
Day 3
14 Oct 2018
Haight-Ashbury And A Taste Of Wine Country.
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn And Spa. None
(Relaxed Start) Spend the morning with a former hippie and Local Expert during a Haight-Ashbury walking tour for a flashback to the Flower Power era. Later, enter California wine country, walk through vineyards and enjoy a private tasting. In the evening, you are treated to a Highlight Dinner with wine, overlooking the Sonoma Plaza.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 4
15 Oct 2018
Yosemite National Park, CA United States
Yosemite Valley Lodge. None
Travel through California's Gold Country and into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, to Yosemite National Park. Explore the valley floor with its spectacular waterfalls, abundant wildlife and the imposing rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome. Your hotel is located inside the park and close to North America's highest waterfall.(Full Breakfast)
Day 5
16 Oct 2018
Monterey, CA United States
Monterey Plaza Hotel And Spa. None
Drive down the Sierras and through the fertile San Joaquin Valley. As you arrive in Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the art galleries and shops on Ocean Avenue, before a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along scenic 17-Mile Drive. Pass the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links and multi-million-dollar mansions before arriving in charming Monterey. For your dining pleasure, you have a spectacular selection of local restaurants to choose from during for your Dine-Around Evening with wine.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 6
17 Oct 2018
Hearst Castle And The American Riviera.
The Fess Parker - A Doubletree By Hilton Resort (Ocean View Rooms), Santa Barbara None
Head south to La Cuesta Encantada 'The Enchanted Hill', high above the ocean at San Simeon, for a guided tour of Hearst Castle, the grandiose estate of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Continue south to the resort town of Santa Barbara, often billed as the 'American Riviera' check in to your beachfront hotel.(Full Breakfast)
Day 7
18 Oct 2018
Santa Monica And The City Of Angels.
Jw Marriott Los Angeles La Live. None
Visit the beautiful Mission Santa Barbara and learn about the chain of 21 missions along California's El Camino Real. Then journey along spectacular Santa Monica Bay, passing through glamorous Malibu on your way to Santa Monica. Take a Local Expert led tour of the famous Santa Monica Pier. Continue on to your luxurious hotel at LA LIVE, the city's one-of-a-kind entertainment destination.(Full Breakfast)
Day 8
19 Oct 2018
The Glitz And Glam Of L.A.
Jw Marriott Los Angeles La Live. None
In the morning, experience the glitz and glam of Hollywood with a Local Specialist on a private tour of a historic theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Then join your Tour Director with a sightseeing tour including Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood sign and a stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Spend the afternoon on your own exploring the historic LA Farmers Market. In the evening, enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine, toasting your trip with newfound friends.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 9
20 Oct 2018
Los Angeles, CA United States
None None
Your California tour comes to an end with a departure transfer to Los Angeles International Airport.(Full Breakfast)

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Description

The lively and glamorous cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles contrast with the serene beauty of the California coast and natural grandeur of Yosemite National Park.

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