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Itinerary & Activities

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Itinerary map of Best of California (Summer 2018)

Day 1 San Francisco, the City by the Bay.

Welcome to California. On arrival at San Francisco International Airport, your airport transfer will take you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner and an opportunity to get to know each other, over a pleasant dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)

Day 2 Exploring San Francisco.

Spend the morning with your Tour Director taking in the sights of the city, immersed in the bustling activity of Union Square and beautiful Golden Gate Park. The rest of your day is free.(Full Breakfast)

Day 3 Haight-Ashbury and a Taste of Wine Country.

(Relaxed Start) Spend the morning with a former hippie and Local Expert during a Haight-Ashbury walking tour for a flashback to the Flower Power era. Later, enter California wine country, walk through vineyards and enjoy a private tasting. In the evening, you are treated to a Highlight Dinner with wine, overlooking the Sonoma Plaza.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 4 Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Travel through California's Gold Country and into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, to Yosemite National Park. Explore the valley floor with its spectacular waterfalls, abundant wildlife and the imposing rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome. Your hotel is located inside the park and close to North America's highest waterfall.(Full Breakfast)

Day 5 Monterey, the Cradle of History.

Drive down the Sierras and through the fertile San Joaquin Valley. As you arrive in Carmel-by-the-Sea, browse the art galleries and shops on Ocean Avenue, before a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along scenic 17-Mile Drive. Pass the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links and multi-million-dollar mansions before arriving in charming Monterey. For your dining pleasure, you have a spectacular selection of local restaurants to choose from during for your Dine-Around Evening with wine.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 6 Hearst Castle and the American Riviera.

Head south to La Cuesta Encantada 'The Enchanted Hill', high above the ocean at San Simeon, for a guided tour of Hearst Castle, the grandiose estate of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Continue south to the resort town of Santa Barbara, often billed as the 'American Riviera' check in to your beachfront hotel.(Full Breakfast)

Day 7 Santa Monica and the City of Angels.

Visit the beautiful Mission Santa Barbara and learn about the chain of 21 missions along California's El Camino Real. Then journey along spectacular Santa Monica Bay, passing through glamorous Malibu on your way to Santa Monica. Take a Local Expert led tour of the famous Santa Monica Pier. Continue on to your luxurious hotel at LA LIVE, the city's one-of-a-kind entertainment destination.(Full Breakfast)

Day 8 The Glitz and Glam of L.A.

In the morning, experience the glitz and glam of Hollywood with a Local Specialist on a private tour of a historic theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Then join your Tour Director with a sightseeing tour including Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood sign and a stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Spend the afternoon on your own exploring the historic LA Farmers Market. In the evening, enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine, toasting your trip with newfound friends.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 9 Depart Los Angeles.

Your California tour comes to an end with a departure transfer to Los Angeles International Airport.(Full Breakfast)


Things to Know

Preparing For Your Trip
  • Make Sure to Bring All of Your Important Documents: Passport, Foreign visa (if applicable), Itinerary, Trip confirmation, Airline ticket, Drivers license, Credit cards, Travel documents.

  • Vaccinations Are Required for Entry to Some Countries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) can provide you their recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.

  • Are You Taking Any Prescriptions or Other Medications? Pack enough to last your entire trip, including some extra in case you are unexpectedly delayed.

  • Insurance: Purchase travel insurance to cover yourself against unexpected situations. You never know when something might happen, so always be prepared.
While Traveling
  • Keep an eye on your belongings. Do not leave your belongings unattended in public spaces

  • Always have local cash. Not every place takes credit cards.
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