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The Californian Trafalgar Coach Tour – San Francisco, San Diego, Yosemite, Los Angeles

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Total 9 nights


Day 1
Arrival San Diego

Welcome to San Diego! Get acclimated and relax. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow companions at the hotel at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception.

Overnight - San Diego (Welcome reception included)


Day 2
San Diego Sightseeing and 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, enjoy an optional visit to the San Diego Zoo or choose to cruise the picturesque harbour with an included dinner.

Overnight - San Diego (Breakfast included)


Day 3
San Diego - San Juan Capistrano - Los Angeles

Travel up the sun-kissed coast to San Juan Capistrano, home to one of the oldest Spanish missions 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 on your own in Santa Monica before a visit to the Getty Center, spectacularly located on a hill above west Los Angeles, with 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.

Overnight - Los Angeles (Breakfast included)


Day 4
Los Angeles Sightseeing and Free Time

Immerse yourself in Tinseltown today. See Grauman's Chinese Theater, opened in 1927 and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Then be treated to a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, the current home of the Oscars. Spot the Hollywood sign and look for your favourite stars along the Walk of Fame. 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 to sate your appetite at the historic LA Farmers' Market, a Local Speciality, with its colourful collection of restaurants and shops for a tour and tasting. The rest of the day is free.

Overnight - Los Angeles (Breakfast included)


Day 5
Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Cambria

After a leisurely morning, wind your way up the coast to idyllic Santa Barbara, situated between the expansive Pacific and chaparral-clad hills of Los Padres National Forest. Savour some time to relax and enjoy lunch before continuing north along the Pacific Coast Highway to the beautiful seaside village of Cambria. Stop to visit an organic cheese maker and learn about the Local Speciality process of cheese-making using sheep's milk and tour the unique Rinconada Dairy.

Overnight - Cambria (Breakfast & dinner with wine included)


Day 6
Cambria - 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, acres of gardens, and pools—and brings the story of the newspaper publisher to life. Then it's on through the lush vineyards of California's Central Coast to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the many shops, wander down to the water's edge or enjoy a cappuccino at a cafe. After cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive past the iconic Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey, home to Cannery Row, made famous by native Californian author John Steinbeck, and lively, picturesque Fisherman's Wharf.

Overnight - Monterey (Breakfast included)


Day 7
Monterey - San Joaquin Valley - 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 Mountains on your way to Yosemite National Park and its spectacular wild landscape, which John Muir called “the hope of the world.” In the breathtaking Yosemite Valley, pass the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls, gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome and take a stroll by the sparkling Merced River.

Overnight - Yosemite National Park (Breakfast included)


Day 8
Yosemite - Sonoma and Napa Valleys - San Francisco

Descend from the mountains and head north to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and an alfresco Be My Guest lunch featuring a tasting of local wines, olive oil, artisan cheese and cured meats. Cruise the scenic Carneros Highway through Napa before crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, take an optional guided tour of the oldest Chinatown in the United States, followed by a Chinese banquet dinner.

Overnight - San Francisco (Breakfast and 'Be My Guest' dining included)


Day 9
San Francisco Sightseeing and Free Time

As the mist rises over the bay, the great city of San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you to see the sights. There's a story around every corner and you have some time this afternoon to follow your own path before toasting your travelling companions during a festive Farewell Dinner.

Overnight - San Francisco (Breakfast & dinner included)


Day 10
Depart San Francisco

Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or extend your stay at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

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Introduction

An all-over experience in California, from southern favourites, Los Angeles and San Diego, to northern must-sees, San Francisco, Cambria and Monterey – via spectacular Yosemite.

Accommodation

No. of nights Location Accommodation
2 San Diego, CA Omni San Diego
2 Los Angeles, CA Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City
1 Cambria, CA Cambria Pines Lodge
1 Monterey, CA Monterey Marriott
1 Yosemite National Park, CA Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
2 San Francisco, CA Hyatt Regency San Francisco

'The Californian - Trafalgar' Inclusions

  • City tours of San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Scenic drives along 17-Mile Drive, Napa and Sonoma Valleys
  • See the scenic Central Coast vineyards
  • Visit San Juan Capistrano, Hollywood, Santa Barbara, Cambria, San Simeon, Carmel Monterey and Yosemite National Park
  • 9 Breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 Be My Guest lunch
  • Audio Headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • A travel wallet with your documentation
  • 9 nights First Class accommodation
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • Trans-atlantic flights
  • US & UK airport taxes

Financial Protection

By booking this complete package with Complete North America you benefit from reduced rates on flights, accommodation and car rental along with complete financial protection. Package holidays are sold by Complete North America Limited as a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group. All payments will be handled by Hays Travel Limited and will be financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under Hays Travel Limited's ATOL Number 10531. The ATOL scheme ensures that you will not lose the money you have paid over and will not be stranded abroad should the ATOL holder fail.

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Hawaii add-on 

From £699 per person

Paradise awaits...

Extend your trip with a visit to the beautiful island of Oahu, the Heart of Hawaii. Oahu is home to the State capital of Honolulu, which offers magnificent palaces, museums and art galleries as well as the world famous Waikiki Beach. Indulge in world class hotels, shopping and dining and visit the Memorial of the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor or the Polynesian Cultural centre to experience the rich island tradition.

6 days/ 5 nights add-on to include: Roundtrip Transpacific flights (Between Mainland USA & Hawaii), Lei Meet & Greet at airport in Hawaii, Round-trip Airport Transfers and 5 nights hotel accommodation*

*'From' price based upon a Standard room at the Aqua Aloha Surf Hotel, Oahu (Upgrade options available)... Contact us for more details

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