Los Angeles-Santa Barbara-Carmel-San Francisco-Yosemite
3days/2nights, Los Angeles/Los Angeles
2018 depart Mon: year round
2019 depart Mon: year round
day 01 Los Angeles-Santa Barbara-17 Mile Drive-Carmel
Please make your way to the meeting point at either Starbucks Coffee Shop Farmers Market, Corner of Fairfax Blvd & 3rd Street for a departure at 6:30 am or Four Points Sheraton Culver City- 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City in the hotel lobby for a departure at 07:00 am. Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region. Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops. We head north to world famous 17 mile drive (part of route #1) where we get to see the spectacular California coast line up close. After our visit we visit the town of Carmel home to the actor Clint Eastwood. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the town before heading on to Silicon Valley for overnight.
day 02 San Francisco-Bay Cruise-Golden Gate Bridge- Chinatown
Today we understand why San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We start our tour at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world famous bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island. Return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union square, Chinatown and Nob Hill. Our tour ends with a night view of the city from the Bay Bridge. B
day 03 San Francisco-Yosemite-Los Angeles
In summer, we head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. This 1,200 square mile wonderland of forests, lakes and waterfalls is located in the Sierra Nevada. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil falls, and Half Dome to continue for a walk from Yosemite Visitor Centre to reach one of the highest waterfalls in North-America (730 meters) Yosemite Falls. Your tour comes to an end in the evening on arrival in Los Angeles.
In winter, we start the day with a tour of Monterrey to include the wharf and Cannery Row after our tour we depart south a visit to the world famous Hearst Castle. Built by the newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, tours the famous house filed with antiques and see why the castle served as a playground for the rich and famous for the first half of the 20th century. In the evening, drive back to return to Los Angeles. B
Inclusions: 3* accommodation, two breakfasts, tour director, air conditioned coach, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: Santa Barbara, Carmel, San Francisco. Entries Bay Cruise San Francisco, Yosemite Park or Hearst Castle (winter).
Hotels: San Francisco – La Quinta Inn & Suites, Modesto – Park Inn Hotel, in Winter Monterey-Holiday Inn Hotel (or similar).
Notes: This is a multilingual tour. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions.