California Highlights

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California Highlights



Tour Description:

Looking for the ultimate road trip? The state of California is all about sunshine, surfing, celebs, wine regions and hiking… and this trip will have you doing it all. Starting in the iconic city of San Fran you’ll take an unforgettable journey through the wine valleys of Sonoma and Napa, paddleboard on the picturesque Bass Lake, do pool yoga in Palm Springs and even have the chance to surf along the shores of Santa Monica. You’ll do and see it all in 1 week with memories to last a lifetime.

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Dates & Pricing

Monday 22 May 23 — Sunday 28 May 23Starting at $1,924Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 12 Jun 23 — Sunday 18 Jun 23Starting at $1,886Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 03 Jul 23 — Sunday 09 Jul 23Starting at $2,009Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 10 Jul 23 — Sunday 16 Jul 23Starting at $1,886Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 17 Jul 23 — Sunday 23 Jul 23Starting at $1,886Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 31 Jul 23 — Sunday 06 Aug 23Starting at $1,886Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 07 Aug 23 — Sunday 13 Aug 23Starting at $1,781Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 14 Aug 23 — Sunday 20 Aug 23Starting at $1,781Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 28 Aug 23 — Sunday 03 Sep 23Starting at $1,781Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
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ITINERARY

San Francisco to Sonoma
Welcome to San Fran! We'll meet and greet today in the Golden City before heading somewhere a little more tranquil... Is there a more majestic sight in nature than a redwood tree? These giant natural cathedrals - which can be up to 3,000 years old - take the breath away up close. We'll journey into Muir Woods to picnic in their towering shadows, before heading into wine country. Up for a tipple? Sonoma is a world-class wine-growing region, so touring a winery and taking a tasting is a no brainer. After comparing drops it's time to head to our sweet digs for the night, The Sandman, with its heated pool surrounded by a fence of redwoods. Impressed? You should see what's in store tomorrow.

Sonoma
Not a bad place to wake up, is it? Known as the valley of the moon, the sweeping, fertile lands of Sonoma are ours to explore today. Lucky us. So, what adventure will we choose? We could hire some bikes and explore the 13,000 acres of parkland, soar through the skies on a hot air balloon, or zipline through the forests. As the evening draws in, why not opt for a tasty dinner paired with local wines?

Sonoma to Bass Lake
Rise and shine - we're headed out of wine country and into what can only be described as a mountain paradise.  This afternoon you’ll become enamored with the tranquility of Bass Lake. You could opt to stand up paddleboard or kayak on the sparkling waters. Later on, kick back and enjoy the view from the chalet deck - it is nothing short of spectacular. Take a dip in the pool, warm up in the jacuzzi and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Bass Lake
Thought the scenery couldn't get any more spectacular? Think again. We're headed to the most iconic National Park in the world: Yosemite. Here, amongst the towering sequoias, cascading waterfalls and winding trails we'll fall in love over and over again. Hike, bike or invest in some shinrin-yoku time (forest bathing), before heading to the iconic Yosemite Falls. Mother nature has never looked so good, and our eyes have never been wider.

Bass Lake to Palm Springs
Full drive day with the idyllic Palm Springs as your reward. Travel through the San Joaquin Valley, the source of a large amount of the agriculture for the world's 7th largest economy - the state of California.

Palm Springs
The day is ours to check out Palm Springs! First up though is yoga by the pool and brunch to follow. Feeling energised and ready for the day, we could stroll the streets checking out the chic boutiques, opt to take the Palm Springs Aerial Cable Car or maybe just hang poolside and soak up some sun. Between the pool clubs, DJs and quirky bars, the heat will be on tonight. It's party time.

Palm Springs to Santa Monica
This morning we'll make our way towards LA and your final destination, Santa Monica. You'll arrive mid-afternoon for some activities by the beach, or take some time to explore Santa Monica Pier and the end point of famous Route 66. Tonight is a final dinner together at True Food Kitchen for some proper Cali vibes, before a night checking out Third Street Promenade.

End Santa Monica
Time to say goodbye to your crew. It's been a blast, but all good things must come to an end. With our sun-kissed skin and eyes on the next horizon, it's time to plan our next Contiki. Peru, anyone?

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.