9 Day California Coast
9 Day California Coast
From the hustle and bustle of the big cities to the serenity and calm of the natural wonders found throughout the California Coast. Visit a number of landmarks peppered across the vibrant landscape as you delve deep into the eclectic cultural background and individuality of each location, from the charming Santa Barbara to glitzy Los Angeles and beyond.
Tour highlights
  • Enjoy a magnificent dinner overlooking San Francisco Bay on Pier 39.
  • Ride aboard an open-air tram and see the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park.
  • Witness the Lone Cypress Tree and Seal Rock along the scenic 17 Mile Drive.
  • Explore the 165 rooms and 127 acres of the historical Hearst Castle.
  • See the Hollywood Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre in glamorous Los Angeles.
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Day 1: Arrive in San Francisco
Arrive in San Francisco, the renowned “City by the Bay”. Make your way to your hotel before embracing the atmosphere of this much beloved city. Enjoy an evening Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers on Pier 39, overlooking San Francisco Bay.
  • Standard: Marriott Fisherman's Wharf (B)
Day 2: San Francisco
Join a guided tour which shines a spotlight on the many landmarks found throughout San Fran, including Chinatown, Twin Peaks and the Golden Gate Bridge. Spend some leisure time afterwards to explore the city on your own. Sample the delights of Fishermans Wharf, shop in Union Square, and gaze across the bay to the iconic Alcatraz Island.
  • Standard: Marriott Fisherman's Wharf (B)
Day 3: San Francisco - Yosemite National Park
Today you head out for the vast beauty of Yosemite National Park by blazing across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The natural splendour of the park is yours to discover, from the cascading waterfalls and alpine meadows to the bold valleys and craggy rock formations that make this area their home. On arrival you can embark on an open-air tram that will take you to see Yosemite Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome whilst learning of the park’s geology and history.
  • Standard: Yosemite Hotel (B)
Day 4: Yosemite National Park - Monterey
Head from Yosemite to the scenic 17 Mile Drive of Monterey, a scenic coastline drive that passes by the lush Del Monte Forest, the iconic Lone Cypress Tree, Pebble Beach Golf Course and Seal Rock. Journey next to see the restored historic buildings of Old Monterey and the shops that fill Cannery Row.
  • Standard: Hotel Abrego or Marriott Hotel (B,D)
Day 5: Monterey - San Simeon - Santa Barbara
Traverse along the Big Sur Coast for a breathtaking view of the Santa Lucia Mountains and rocky Pacific. Arrive in San Simeon where you can visit the mountaintop retreat of Hearst Castle, exploring the 165 rooms and 127 acres of terraces, pools, gardens and walkways of this historic ranch. Continue on to Santa Barbara for stunning vistas of the areas renowned mix of mountains, beaches, valleys and islands.
  • Standard: Pepper Tree Inn
Day 6: Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara’s delights and highlights are yours today to uncover, starting with a tour of the Old Mission Santa Barbara, dubbed the “Queen of the Missions”. Take a stroll through the Santa Barbara County Courthouse and marvel at the view from the top of the clock tower. Continue on through the neighbourhoods filled with history, the rich and famous, and views of the water. Discover the splendid downtown area with the gorgeous backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains ever present. Ride aboard an electric shuttle or grab a pedicab to the waterfront for some additional scenic touring.
  • Standard: Pepper Tree Inn (B)
Day 7: Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - San Diego
Proceed today to the “City of Angels”, Los Angeles. Visit the TCL Chinese Theatre and legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame among other iconic landmarks before continuing on to the perfect climate of San Diego, renowned for its world-class attractions and numerous beaches.
  • Standard: Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall (B)
Day 8: San Diego
Explore the streets of San Diego today on an in-depth tour of downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado Island, Balboa Park and Old Town. Enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure before attending a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers.
  • Standard: Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall (B)
Day 9: Depart San Diego
Your tour ends today as you depart to San Diego airport for your return flight home.
  • Stay in Yosemite National Park and receive first-hand experiences of its towering waterfalls and unique rock formations.
  • Travel 17 Mile Drive, the scenic bypass lining the Pacific Ocean, and see such landmarks as the Lone Cypress Tree, the flat top evergreen symbolic of Pebble Beach.
  • Explore the seashore village of Santa Barbara and see why its nickname is The American Riviera.
  • A 2-night stay in San Diego at the end of your trip includes a perfect balance of sightseeing and leisure time.
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