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The Californian with Rose Parade 2014

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Downtown Los Angeles, USASanta Monica Pier in California, USAFisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California, USAPier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, USAGolden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USAYosemite National Park in California, USA
Downtown Los Angeles, USA
Santa Monica Pier in California, USA
Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California, USA
Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, USA
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA
Yosemite National Park in California, USA
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: America and Canada 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Experience all the sights and sounds of California on this incredible tour as you travel from scenic San Diego to cosmopolitan San Francisco. Stroll through the palm-lined streets of Beverly Hills, look out for celebrities in Hollywood, view the spectacular landscapes at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Yosemite National Park and sample delectable wines as you tour the renowned Californian Wine Country.
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Optionals

On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.


A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • SAN DIEGO

    • + SAN DIEGO ZOO Explore the world-famous San Diego Zoo, located in beautiful Balboa Park. Caring for over 4000 animals of 800 different species from the forests and jungles of the world, the zoo is a unique walking experience that exhibits animals in the most natural way possible, adding shows and animal presentations throughout the day. Take the zoo bus tour to help you decide which areas you want to spend more time in – be sure to visit the Lost Forest to watch the gorillas in action and stop at the Giant Panda Research Station, which is now home to three Giant Pandas including Yun Zi born in 2009. Your admission includes the zoo bus tour, round-trip Skyfari Aerial Tram Ride, all shows and children’s zoo. Transfers included. Tour length: 4 hours. (Minimum: 10 passengers)

    • + SAN DIEGO SCENIC HARBOR CRUISE USS MIDWAY MUSEUM After lunch in one of San Diego's popular areas, embark on a one-hour narrated boat tour of San Diego Harbor. Take in incredible views of San Diego and Coronado Island along with busy harbor sites including the Star of India, the U.S. Navy surface fleet, Coronado Bay Bridge and bustling shipyards. Next, visit the USS Midway Museum where every admission includes a self-guided audio tour of 25 restored aircraft and 60 exciting exhibits; from the powerful engine room to the Captain’s bridge. Enjoy one of the thrilling flight simulators or stop and listen to one of the many story-telling docents throughout the ship. Tour length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 15 passengers)

    • + SAN DIEGO ZOO Explore the world-famous San Diego Zoo, located in beautiful Balboa Park. Caring for over 4000 animals of 800 different species from the forests and jungles of the world, the zoo is a unique walking experience that exhibits animals in the most natural way possible, adding shows and animal presentations throughout the day. Take the zoo bus tour to help you decide which areas you want to spend more time in – be sure to visit the Lost Forest to watch the gorillas in action and stop at the Giant Panda Research Station, which is now home to three Giant Pandas including Yun Zi born in 2009. Your admission includes the zoo bus tour, round-trip Skyfari Aerial Tram Ride, all shows and children’s zoo. Transfers included. Tour length: 4 hours. (Minimum: 10 passengers)

    • + HORNBLOWER DINNER CRUISE Experience the warm, balmy glory of San Diego from the comfort of a luxury yacht. Start with boarding with a glass of chilled champagne. Sit down to a delicious three-course dinner made onboard by our chefs from local, seasonal ingredients. And then head out to the deck for a spin on the dance floor under the stars. As the sun sets and the city lights come up, you’ll get breathtaking views of San Diego’s most famous sights, including the Coronado Bay Bridge, the Star of India, the North Island Naval station, and the USS Midway aircraft carrier. It’s a magical evening you’ll never forget.

  • SAN FRANCISCO

    • + GUIDED CHINATOWN WALKING TOUR CHINESE BANQUET RIDE THE CABLE CAR AND CITY ILLUMINATIONS TOUR Enjoy this illuminating and exciting experience of San Francisco by night. Start with a guided walking tour of Chinatown, one of the largest Chinese communities outside of China. Explore Chinese markets, herb shops, a fortune cookie factory and more (weather permitting). Then experience an authentic family-style Chinese feast at ward winning Hunan Home's Restaurant. After dinner, ride one of San Francisco's fabled Cable Cars along one of the city's most scenic routes. Then, board your motorcoach for the City Illuminations Tour. Drive past the colorful signs and glittering lights of North Beach, the Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower, the Broadway Strip and the historic Ferry Building. After crossing the Oakland Bay Bridge to Treasure Island, top off your evening with a spectacular night panorama of sparkling San Francisco! Tour length: 4 hours. (Minimum: 15 passengers)

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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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