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California's Gold Coast
California’s stunning and varied coastline is one of the most iconic in the world, featuring in countless movies and television shows. From golden beaches to cosmopolitan cities, vineyards to elegant coastal towns, this wonderful tour will reveal why California is truly the Golden State.
- Style: Luxury Guided Group Journey
- Duration: 10 days/9 nights
- Starts in: Los Angeles
Guide Price £4040
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Sightseeing tour of Hollywood including Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive and TCL Chinese Theatre
- Vineyard tour and wine tasting
- Walking tour of Hearst Castle
- Travel the Pacific Coast Highway
- Travel along the coastal 17 Mile Drive
- Visit the award-winning Monterey Bay Aquarium
Day 1 Los Angeles
Transfer to your Beverly Hills hotel and join your fellow travellers on a city tour this evening, followed by a welcome reception and dinner.
Day 2 Los Angeles
Visit the Petersen Automotive Museum to see famed cars including the Batmobile. After lunch, walk through Downtown Los Angeles on a walking tour with visits to Broadway theatre and the Bradbury Building. Next, take a ride on Angel’s Flight Railway.
Day 3 Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Enjoy a city tour taking in Beverly Hills and the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, home to handprints and footprints of Hollywood’s greatest stars, immortalised in concrete. Visit the Ronald Reagan Library & Museum for a guided tour and lunch before travelling north to Santa Barbara where you’ll dine at your hotel this evening.
Day 4 Santa Barbara
The day begins with a city tour including a visit to the historic Santa Barbara courthouse, an attractive Spanish-Moorish structure surrounded by lush gardens. Inside you’ll find intricate murals and beautiful hand-painted tiles. Continue to the graceful Mission Santa Barbara, a city icon for over 200 years. The evening is free to relax at your beautiful resort hotel or you may choose to further explore Santa Barbara at your own pace.
Day 5 Santa Barbara to Pismo Beach
Sit back and admire the scenery as you travel through the beautiful landscape of rolling hills along Highway 101. This area of California is characterised by its prolific wine production and a vineyard tour and tasting will help you learn about the fascinating process. Continue to Pismo Beach, known for its long white beaches where the evening is spent at the Cliffs Resort where you can enjoy panoramic coastal views.
Day 6 Pismo Beach to Monterey
Hearst Castle was the elaborate mansion of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, a larger than life figure who controlled much of the American media for many years. Explore the opulent estate on a guided walking tour. Continue your journey to Monterey as you travel the Pacific Coast Highway and admire the rocky shoreline and pounding surf hundreds of feet below.
Day 7 Monterey
Tour the beautiful Monterey Peninsula today, taking in 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach and Carmel. Afterwards, head to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, home to a wonderful array of award-winning exhibits showcasing local marine life from the peculiar cuttlefish through to magnificent whales.
Day 8 Monterey to San Francisco
Make your way up the coast to San Francisco, arriving early this afternoon; feel the breezes of San Francisco on a private catamaran cruise, then enjoy time to rest, relax, or explore the area surrounding Union Square.
Day 9 San Francisco
Visit Chinatown and the Marina district on a tour of the city. See the iconic Golden Gate Bridge before heading to Fisherman’s Wharf to enjoy free time for lunch. This evening, say goodbye to your fellow travellers at a farewell reception and dinner to mark the end of this superb holiday.
Day 10 San Francisco
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Departs:Selected departures May, Jun & Sep 2020.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Private return airport transfers in the USA
- 9 nights 4 to 5+ accommodation including Four Seasons Resort Los Angeles, Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara, InterContinental The Clement Monterey and The Westin St Francis San Francisco
- 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners
- International flights
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