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The Californian - Trafalgar Escorted Tour
You'll love this leisurely 11 day tour of California! Starting in "The Beautiful City By The Bay", San Francisco, you'll slowly make your way down the scenic California Coast before ending this escorted tour in sensational San Diego.
FREE DOOR TO DOOR UK TRANSFERS
We believe your holiday should be a relaxing and hassle free experience from start to finish. This is why we include complimentary private UK airport transfers with every trip.
You will be collected from your home by a private chauffeur-driven car and taken to your departure airport. At the end of your holiday, you will be met at the airport for a relaxing journey home.
No worries. No hassle.
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Trafalgar Tour California Holiday Highlights:
San Diego, San Juan Capistrano
Hollywood and Los Angeles
Santa Barbara, San Simeon, Carmel and Monterey
San Joaquin Valley
Yosemite National Park
San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Valley
Your Trafalgar Tour price includes:
Return flights from the UK into San Diego and home from San Francisco, California
UK private door to door airport transfers and transfers in the USA
9 nights accommodation in superior hotels in sought after locations
9 full breakfasts
1 lunch in Sonoma with wine. 2 evening meals, Welcome Reception with light appertisers and drinks with your Travel Director in San Diego. Farewell Dinner with wine in San Francisco
Travel in luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and on-board restroom
The services of professional Tour Directors throughout your holiday
All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book
Audio headsets for all guided visits and included sightseeing
2017: May 5; June 16; July 28; August 4, 25; September 15; October 20; December 29
Pre and post stays are available, call Bon Voyage to discuss the endless options available to you. Prices are based on off-peak season, please call for your preferred date of departure.
Early booking offers available for 2017 departures - please call Bon Voyage for further details.
Day 1 : Arrive San Diego (two nights)
Welcome to San Diego! Get acclimated with the hotel and relax.This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Omni San Diego
Day 2 : San Diego Sightseeing & Free Time
From the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a combination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some free time to do some shopping or more exploring. This evening, join your travelling companions for dinner.
Meals: Full breakfast & Dinner
Day 3 : San Diego - Los Angeles (two nights)
Travel up the sun-kissed coast to San Juan Capistrano, home to the seventh oldest Spanish mission in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the peaceful Sacred Garden. Stop and grab a bite to eat for lunch in Santa Monica before a visit to The Getty Center. Spectacularly located on a hill above west Los Angeles sits its world-renowned collection of classical and modern art. Stroll around the grounds admiring paintings and sculptures, the magnificent gardens and the views. Enjoy an evening on your own in the City of Angels.
Hotel: Millenium Biltmore
Meals: Full breakfast
Day 4 : Los Angeles Sightseeing & Free Time
Immerse yourself in Tinseltown today. Visit Grauman's Chinese Theater, opened in 1927, it was home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Then your choice of sightseeing, a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, the current home of the Oscars or a "Hollywood Behind the Scenes" walking tour.
Cruise Sunset Boulevard as you make your way to Beverly Hills and view the high-end shops of Rodeo Drive. If all this sightseeing has made you hungry, you'll find plenty of choices at the historic LA Farmers' Market, a Cultural Insight, with its collection of restaurants and shops for a tour and tasting. The rest of the day is free.
Meals: Full breakfast
Day 5 : Los Angeles - Paso Robles
After a leisurely morning, wind your way up the coast to idyllic Santa Barbara. Savour some time to enjoy this lovely community before continuing north along the Pacific Coast Highway to Paso Robles. Then join a Be My Guest lunch, where you will stroll through olive groves with a glass of wine. Your hosts will enlighten you about olive trees and oil before dining on a delectable meal created with local ingredients.
Hotel: Paso Robles Inn Meals: Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Lunch
Day 6 : Paso Robles- San Simeon - Carmel - Monterey
Begin your day at “La Cuesta Encantada”—the enchanted hill—upon which William Randolph Hearst built his magnificent castle. A guide leads you through the property with its 165 rooms and acres of gardens, and pools—and brings the story of the newspaper publisher to life. Drive Highway 1 towards Big Sur, running along the most
beautiful coastline in the USA. Then it's on to the quaint village of
Carmel-by-the-Sea. After cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive past the iconic Lone
Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey, home to Cannery
Hotel: Marriott Monterey Meals: Full breakfast
Day 7 : Monterey - Yosemite National Park
Head across the fertile San Joaquin Valley, stopping at a local fruit stand to sample some of the tasty produce. Ascend the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada on your way to Yosemite National Park and its spectacular wild landscape, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend your free evening staying within Yosemite National Park, taking in all the natural wonders after the crowds have left and just steps from Yosemite Falls.
Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge
Meals: Full breakfast
Day 8 : Yosemite - San Francisco for two nights
Descend from the mountains and head north before crossing the
iconic Bay Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, take an optional guided
tour of the oldest Chinatown in the United States, followed by a Chinese
Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Meals: Full breakfast
Day 9 : San Francisco Sightseeing and Free Time
Embark on a morning exploration that takes you to see the sights. There's a story around every corner and you have time this afternoon to explore this delightful city.
Meals: Full breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 : San Francisco - Napa Valley- Sonoma
After a leisurely breakfast head to Northern California's beautiful wine country. Enjoy lunch on your own at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa. Then travel scenic Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail dotted with wineries. Tonight, visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and Farewell Dinner featuring a tasting of local wines.
Hotel: River Terrace Inn
Meals: Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 11 : Depart San Francisco
Your journey comes to an end with transfers to San Francisco International Airport.
Meals: Full breakfast.
Want to extend your holiday....perhaps longer in San Francisco? A rail trip up the coast to Portland, Seattle or Vancouver? Time in the Hawaiian Islands? Call Bon Voyage to discuss the options.
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