San Francisco • Sonoma County • Yosemite • Monterey • Santa Barbara • Los Angeles
Experience the very best of California, from lively San Francisco and glamorous Los Angeles, to the rugged beauty of the Pacific coast and the grandeur of Yosemite National Park.
9 Day City to City Getaway
As well as feature-packed touring days to some of Cali’s best loved destinations, enjoy two-night stays in San Fran and LA, enabling you to explore two of the world’s most spectacular cities on this fantastic trip.
Let’s break it down
Kick off your holiday in style with a private V.I.P. transfer from your home to your UK departure airport. On arrival at San Francisco International Airport, you’ll be picked up and taken directly to the first hotel where you’ll get to know the Tour Director over evening drinks and a meal from 6pm.
With a morning free to do whatever you want, this is the perfect time to explore the city and see some of San Fran’s main attractions. Head to bustling Union Square for world-class shopping or explore the natural beauty of Golden Gate Park. Join your Tour Director later in the day for an insightful walking tour through Chinatown and then an authentic Chinese meal at a local restaurant.
Experience California’s premier wine region with a visit to the Benziger Family Winery in Napa Valley. Learn all about the history of the winery whilst taking in spectacular views of the terraced vineyards and then enjoy exclusive wine tasting. Enjoy an afternoon browsing the lovely shops of the Sonoma’s historic plaza.
Prepare to be truly astounded on this part of the trip. As you travel through California’s Gold Country into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Yosemite National Park, witness some of Mother Nature’s finest handiwork – this is a destination of epic proportions.
Soak up some of California’s most beautiful scenery as you travel down the Sierras all the way to picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea. Enjoy a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and pass the world famous Pebble Beach Golf Links before enjoying a tour all about the local culture, art and history of Carmel.
The next stop of the trip takes you south to La Cuesta Encantada, ‘The Enchanted Hill’. Located high above the ocean at San Simeon, take part in a guided tour of beautiful Hearst Castle before heading south through the vineyards of the Central Coast to Santa Barbara, also known as the ‘American Riviera’.
Learn all about the chain of 21 missions along California’s El Camino Real at the beautiful Mission Santa Barbara before journeying along Santa Monica Bay and through stylish Malibu. Soak up the beach culture and enjoy some of the most popular attractions in Santa Monica, then head to the luxurious hotel at LA LIVE where you’ll spend two nights.
Experience all the glamour of Los Angeles and see how the stars live with a fantastic tour around America’s celebrity capital, Hollywood. See Hollywood’s most legendary sights, including Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and home to the Academy Awards ceremony, the Dolby Theatre. Top off your evening in ultimate style with a Celebration Dinner at one of LA’s best restaurants.