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Day 1: Arrive San Francisco, California - Tour Begins
Welcome as you join us on a scenic journey along California’s amazing coast. Your tour begins in “the City by the Bay,” San Francisco. Enjoy the ambiance of this lively city, known for its ethnic diversity and unique history.
Day 2: San Francisco
A local guide showcases the popular landmarks of San Francisco, including the Twin Peaks, the Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown. Later, enjoy some leisure time to explore Fisherman’s Wharf where you may sample cracked crab and the renowned sourdough French bread. Shop in lively Union Square or visit Ghirardelli Square, once the site of one of the largest producers of chocolate in the country. For a true local experience, ride the famed cable cars up and down San Francisco’s thrilling hills as you sightsee.
Day 3: San Francisco - Yosemite National Park
Today you wind through the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to one of Mother Natures greatest masterpieces, Yosemite National Park. While camping at the park in 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt called Yosemite "the most beautiful place in the world." Yosemite’s amazing waterfalls, unique rock formations, deep valleys, Alpine meadows and groves of beautiful trees will leave you awestruck as they did Ansel Adams, who lived in the park while taking his famous portfolio of striking photographs. Upon arrival, join your fellow travellers on an open-air cable-car* to view sites such as Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and El Capitan, as well as learn about the parks history, geology, and wildlife.
Day 4: Yosemite National Park - Monterey
Travel to Monterey, the city often called the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky. Monterey is home to the famed 17 Mile Drive, also known as one of the most coastlines in the world. Along the drive you will pass through the Del Monte Forest and see such famous sights as the Lone Cypress Tree, perhaps.
Day 7: Solvang - Los Angeles - San Diego
This morning, continue on your coastal journey to glittering Los Angeles, the “City of Angels,” and home to Universal Studios, as well as a host of your favourite musical and film celebrities. During your tour Los Angeles, visit Graumanns Chinese Theatre, where nearly 200 movie stars have left their hand and foot prints, and see the popular Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tonight, arrive in Californias second largest city, San Diego. Known for its ideal climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches, and world-class attractions, San Diego is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Mexico, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains.
Day 8: San Diego
This morning, join a local guide for a comprehensive tour including downtown, the Gaslamp Quartre, Balboa Park, Coronado Island and Old Town San Diego. The afternoon is yours to experience San Diego at your leisure. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for dinner at a great local restaurant.
Day 9: San Diego - Tour Ends
Your tour ends today, but the memories will stay with you forever.
This itinerary is just an example and your holiday will be tailored to match your requirements.