Pacific Coast Express
Los Angeles-Malibu-Santa Barbara-Central Coast-Monterey-San Francisco
4days/3nights, Los Angeles/San Francisco
2018 depart Fri & Sat: May 26, Jun 08, 16, 22. Jul 13, 14. Aug 3, 11, 25, 31. Sep 14, 15, 28. Oct 06.
day 01 Los Angeles Arrival
Arrive in Los Angeles and transfer independently via shuttle bus to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director in the evening.
day 02 Los Angeles (Universal Studios Optional)
Today, spend the day exploring Los Angeles at your leisure, or take an optional full-day tour to the world’s largest movie studio and theme park: Universal Studios. Go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore Hollywood’s most famous backlot. See Wisteria Lane from ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewives, come face-to-face with Norman Bates at the legendary Bates Motel from Psycho, brace yourself as Jaws lurks deep beneath the waters … and much, much more
day 03 Los Angeles - Malibu - Santa Barbara - Central Coast
Travel north along the beautiful Pacific coast this morning, passing through the iconic beach communities of Santa Monica and Malibu. Stop by the “End of the Trail” of Historic Route 66 and at an iconic California lifeguard tower made famous by “Baywatch.” Then it’s on to Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Stop for lunch, and enjoy the cities Spanish architecture before continuing to a quaint central coast town.
day 04 Central Coast - Carmel/ Monterey - San Francisco
Dip your toes into the cool, refreshing waters of the Pacific during an early morning beach stroll, then leave Shell/ Pismo Beach and travel along Pacific Coast Highway’s twisting, cliff-hugging route through Big Sur and the quaint village of Carmel before embarking on an exhilarating journey along one of the most scenic roads in the world, 17-Mile Drive. Afterwards, take in the sights, sounds and smells of Monterey at Old Fisherman’s Wharf and explore Cannery Row’s historic waterfront district, John Steinbeck’s inspiration for his novel of the same name. In the afternoon, pass the fertile valleys of Castroville and Santa Clara en-route to San Francisco, the famed “City by the Bay.” Your tour concludes upon arrival in San Francisco.
Inclusions: 3* accommodation, three breakfasts, tour director, air conditioned coach, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: Visit famous Cannery Row in Monterey, Visit the shops in Carmel, Visit Carmel Mission
Hotels: Los Angeles-Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor, Central Coast-Holiday Inn Express Solvang, San Francisco-Hotel Carlton for pre-night (or similar).
Notes: All bookings are made only on English spoken tour departures, however some tours may be modified to multilingual (2 languages) at short notice. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions.