Los Angeles-Las Vegas-Death Valley National Park-Mammoth Lakes-Yosemite National Park-San Francisco-Monterey-Carmel-Central Coast-Santa Barbara-Los Angeles
8days/7nights, Los Angeles/Los Angeles
2019 depart: Apr 17. May 01, 08, 22, 29. Jun 12, 19, 26. Jul 10,17,24.. Aug 07, 14, 28. Sep 04, 18,25. Oct 02,16,30 Nov 20. Dec 11, 25.
2020 depart: Jan 15. Feb 05. Mar 04,18.
On request: Child rates 07-12 years & single supplement.
day 01 Los Angeles Arrival
Transfer via shuttle bus to your hotel. Evening is at leisure.
day 02 Los Angeles-Las Vegas
Meet your tour escort and depart for Las Vegas, the glittering entertainment capital of the world, for non-stop fun and gambling.
day 03 Las Vegas-Death Valley National Park –Mammoth Lakes
Your tour stops at the iconic welcome sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 18th century and today is renowned for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.
day 04 Mammoth Lakes-Yosemite National Park
Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a tasty breakfast as you survey a most stunning view of California from its desert floor to its lofty peaks. Next, your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendors including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in nearby Modesto.
day 05 Yosemite-San Francisco
Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. “Q Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair Q”. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening to take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).
day 06 San Francisco
Day of leisure! Your ATI Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day: perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch them frolic. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz Island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and “Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store. You also have the option to take wine tasting tour of Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).
day 07 San Francisco-Monterey/Carmel-Central Coast
Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its magnificent homes and lovely beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Then tour charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon your tour continues through Paso Robles, home of fine wineries. Overnight in a quaint Central California Coast town.
day 08 Central Coast-Santa Barbara-Malibu-Beverly Hills-Los Angeles
Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palmlined walkways border white sandy beaches. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you’ll stop in Santa Monica, home to the “Finish Line” of Historic Route 66 where you may enjoy an optional lunch on the pier or a beach bike ride. Your afternoon tour of “The City of Angels” continues with exciting sights of Beverly Hills and Hollywood before arriving at your hotel where your tour concludes.
Inclusions: twin share, tour director, deluxe coach, porterage, service charges, taxes.
Sightseeing: Yosemite National Park, San Francisco including Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf, Los Angeles.
Hotels: Los Angeles-Hilton Los Angeles Airport, Las Vegas-Luxor Las Vegas (pyramid room), Mammoth Lakes-Mammoth Mountain Inn/in winter Fresno-Piccadilly Inn Shaw, Yosemite-BW Plus Heritage Inn, San Francisco-Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Central Coast- Holiday IInn Express (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.
Optional excursions: walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, night tour of San Francisco with dinner in Chinatown, Los Angeles beach lunch and/or bike ride at Santa Monica Pier, “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route, Gondola Ride to the summit of Mammoth for Breakfast.
Optional excursions need to be arranged with the tour director at the start of the tour.