Los Angeles-Santa Barbara-Carmel-San Francisco-Yosemite-Bakersfield-Las Vegas-Hoover Dam
5days/4nights, Los Angeles/Los Angeles or San Francisco/Los Angeles
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 for Starbucks Coffee Shop Farmers Market, Corner of Fairfax Blvd & 3rd Street for a departure at 6:30am or Four Points Sheraton Culver City - 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City in the hotel lobby for a departure at 07:00am. Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious o0utposts 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 town before heading on to Silicon Valley.
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
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 the Yosemite Visitor Centre to reach one of the highest waterfalls in North America (730 meters) Yosemite Falls.
In winter, we start the day with a tour of Monterrey to include the wharf and Cannery Row. After our tour we depart south for a visit to the world famous Hearst Castle. Built by a newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, tours the famous house filled 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 south towards Las Vegas. B
day 04 Stevenson Ranch-Las Vegas
Today’s route is east through the desert and Death Valley to arrive at the gambling capital of the world Las Vegas We stop for lunch at the outlet mall in Barstow, which is filled with all the famous brand names like, Levi’s, Nike, Reebok, Timberland and more. In the evening we take a tour of the strip to see some of the truly amazing hotels and fantasies that are built in the middle of the desert, such as Caesar’s Palace, Mirage, Luxor, Paris, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Treasure Island and more. Finish off the evening at one of the many shows or try your hand at one of the many casinos’, who knows maybe lady luck will be smiling on you tonight. B
day 05 Las Vegas-Hoover Dam-Los Angeles
After a leisurely breakfast we leave Las Vegas and make our way to the Hoover Dam, to understand how this man made phenomenon was built and what it did to the area. After our visit we head west, after one last chance at the slot machines on the state line we cross back into California. Our tour ends with arrival in Los Angeles. Own arrangements onward. B
Inclusions: 3* accommodation, four breakfasts, tour director, air conditioned coach, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: Santa Barbara, Carmel, tour and Bay Cruise San Francisco, Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, Yosemite Park or Hearst Castle (winter).
Hotels: San Francisco-La Quinta Inn & Suites, Modesto-Park Inn/in winter Monterey-Holiday Inn Hotel, Yosemite-Comfort Suites Stevenson Ranch, Las Vegas-Linq Hotel (or similar).
Notes: This is a multilingual tour. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions.