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Coastal California with Yosemite National Park

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All that glitters is gold on the sun-kissed shores of California, which you will explore on this epic road-trip from the movie star haven of Hollywood to eccentric San Francisco.

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Coastal California with Yosemite National Park

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    • "San Francisco is known for its ethnic enclaves - you can eat your way around the world. I recommend hitting the pavement and wandering around the different neighborhoods. You may stumble into an Italian cafe or a local dim sum restaurant. No passport required!"Mary Lee, Travel Director
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      • "San Francisco is known for its ethnic enclaves - you can eat your way around the world. I recommend hitting the pavement and wandering around the different neighborhoods. You may stumble into an Italian cafe or a local dim sum restaurant. No passport required!"Mary Lee, Travel Director
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      Embark on an epic road trip from Tinseltown to San Francisco, tracing lush green vineyards and olive groves, the Giant Sequoias and the romantic Riviera of North America.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: DCAL

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      • 5 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City Tour in Los Angeles, San Francisco

        • Scenic Drive along Highway 1, 17-Mile Drive

        • See spectacular Half Dome, Golden Gate Bridge

        • Visit Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa, Napa and Sonoma Valleys, San Francisco


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 5 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive Los Angeles (2 Nights)

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      Los Angeles Sightseeing

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      Los Angeles – Santa Monica – Santa Barbara

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      Santa Barbara – Paso Robles – Monterey (2 Nights)

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      Monterey Sightseeing

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      Monterey – Yosemite

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      Yosemite National Park – Mariposa

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      Mariposa – Napa and Sonoma Valleys – San Francisco (2 Nights)

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      San Francisco Sightseeing

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      Day 1

      Arrive Los Angeles (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Los Angeles (2 Nights)

      Seek inspiration in the creative energy that radiates from LA's sun-kissed boulevards - your launch pad to an effortlessly delivered road trip through California's iconic cities and sights. Connect with your Travel Director and fellow travel companions this evening, kick-starting your adventure at a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Beverly Hills Marriott

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Beverly Hills Marriott

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Los Angeles Sightseeing Day 2 - Los Angeles Sightseeing

      Join your Local Specialist for a guided walking tour past Tinseltown's most famous icons: TCL Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. See the Hollywood sign and drive past Rodeo Drive, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Warner Brothers VIP Behind the Scenes Tour

      Get a taste of Hollywood by experiencing the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. Begin your tour with an introductory video, featuring the rich history of films and television programs. Then, meet your guide who takes you around the 110 acre studio lot on a 14 seater cart. This unscripted tour is customized to your favorite movies and TV shows, making every tour unique. You will also have the oportunity to visit the Warner Bros. Museum featuring props and costumes from the DC Universe super heroes, Transportation Museum featuring “Batman” vehicles from the iconic films, various backlots, and at least one soundstage. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the film process from your knowledgeable guide and will hear incredible studio stories. The newest addition to the tour, “Stage 48: Script to Screen” features interactive exhibits about casting, design, sound, and costumes, the Central Perk coffee shop set from Friends, green screen opportunities to ride a broomstick or Batman vehicle. This optional is not available on the December 29th special departure, instead this trip will be attending the Rose Parade. Approx. duration: 3 hours

      Adult Price: US$67.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 3

      Los Angeles – Santa Monica – Santa Barbara Day 3 - Los Angeles – Santa Monica – Santa Barbara

      Set your watch to Southern Californian time and head to Santa Monica for a brief brush with its beachy culture, before making your way up the coast to idyllic Santa Barbara. Discover the city's Spanish colonial heritage, winding past Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs - the Pacific on one side, the Santa Ynez Mountains on the other. Visit Mission Santa Barbara, one of the 21 missions founded by the Spaniards along El Camino Real. This evening, enjoy a Regional Meal dinner at a local restaurant.

      Hotel

      Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Santa Barbara – Paso Robles – Monterey (2 Nights) Day 4 - Santa Barbara – Paso Robles – Monterey (2 Nights)

      Continue north to Paso Robles where we'll Connect with Locals on an olive farm. Stroll through the olive groves with a glass of local wine, learn about the process of making olive oil, then enjoy a delicious Be My Guest meal.

      Hotel

      Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Day 5

      Monterey Sightseeing Day 5 - Monterey Sightseeing

      Gain a deeper understanding of Monterey's strong coastal heritage during a tour of the Monterey Peninsula, featuring Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf, Pacific Grove and the famed 17-Mile Drive. View the iconic Lone Cypress Tree on the coast of Pebble Beach, before arriving in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The giant redwoods herald our arrival at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park where we'll enjoy a relaxed stroll. Dinner this evening is a Regional Meal enjoyed at a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Monterey Bay Aquarium

      Located at the ocean's edge on historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is your window to marine life. Visit sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and much, much more as you spend time exploring this fascinating museum of the ocean! Approx. duration: 2 hours.

      Adult Price: US$51.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Monterey – Yosemite Day 6 - Monterey – Yosemite

      Delve into the grassroots story of Earthbound Organic Farms in Carmel Valley, where we'll meet our Local Specialists for a tour and tasting and explore the difference between organic and conventional farming. Savour the leafy texture of freshly picked salads "grown and cultivated organically with care" before you ascend the western slopes of the Sierra Nevadas through Gold Rush country. Take a step back in time, passing Victorian-era townships and saloons, arriving in Yosemite late afternoon.

      Hotel

      Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Yosemite National Park – Mariposa Day 7 - Yosemite National Park – Mariposa

      The UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park takes centre stage today. We stop at the Giant Sequoias, dating back thousands of years, then board a valley floor tram tour with a national park Local Specialist. Discover the spectacular and wild landscape of Yosemite Valley, the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and the wonders of El Capitan and Half Dome. Reconnect with nature, spending your afternoon surrounded by pristine surrounds.

      Hotel

      BW Plus Yosemite Way Station

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      BW Plus Yosemite Way Station

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Mariposa – Napa and Sonoma Valleys – San Francisco (2 Nights) Day 8 - Mariposa – Napa and Sonoma Valleys – San Francisco (2 Nights)

      Celebrate the vibrant wine country of Northern California, enjoying lunch at leisure in Napa's Oxbow Public Market. We join a Local Specialist for a rare opportunity to craft our own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel at Ravenswood Winery. Crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, arrive in San Francisco, our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Hyatt Regency San Francisco

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hyatt Regency San Francisco

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 9

      San Francisco Sightseeing Day 9 - San Francisco Sightseeing

      Embark on an exploration of the 'City by the Bay' and its iconic sights, from Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Park to fashionable Union Square. The colourful Farmer's Market is our final stop this morning where we can indulge in the Bay Area's best artisan foods and fresh farm produce. Spend the rest of the afternoon navigating the city's cosmopolitan neighbourhoods, then join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Golden Gate Bridge Walk and Sausalito

      Stroll across the 1.7 mile span of the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and learn how the bridge was an engineering marvel and about the people who gave so much time to build this icon of San Francisco. Arrive in the quaint seaside community of Sausalito and have time to leisurely browse the charming shops or have lunch along the picturesque bay. Your adventure concludes with a wondrous ferry cruise across the bay, passing haunting Alcatraz Island and catching an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Approx. duration: 3.5 hours

      Adult Price: US$40.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Guided Chinatown Walking Tour, Chinese Dinner and City Illuminations Tour

      Explore the Chinese markets, herb shops, a fortune cookie factory and more (weather permitting), before dining family-style with a Chinese feast. After dinner, 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, catch a spectacular night panorama of sparkling San Francisco! Approx. duration: 3 hours

      Adult Price: US$67.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      San Francisco Bay Cruise

      Come aboard one of San Francisco’s most popular bay cruises. Sail past the famous PIER 39 sea lions and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront, revealing the city’s fascinating skyline. As you head west towards the Golden Gate Bridge, cruise along Fort Mason and the Marina District, which was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Don’t miss incredible photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive 4,200-foot (1280 meter) span of the 746-foot (227 meter) tall Golden Gate Bridge. As you steam back into the bay, travel past Angel Island State Park and slowly cruise around the infamous Island of Alcatraz. On your way back to Fisherman’s Wharf, see the Oakland Bay Bridge, and Coit Tower. This cruise tour has both indoor and outdoor seating with full narration describing major landmarks as you sail by them. You haven’t experienced San Francisco until you’ve taken a Bay Cruise! Approx. duration: 1 hour

      Adult Price: US$30.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 10

      Depart San Francisco Day 10 - Depart San Francisco

      We conclude our California journey with a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or consider extending your stay at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 10

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-ca/tours/coastal-california-with-yosemite-national-park?tripcode=dcal for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Sample blended olive oils during a meal with a mother-daughter farming duo in Paso Robles. (Day 4)

      • LOCAL SPECIALISTS
        A guided walking tour of Hollywood's most famous icons. Tasting and touring on an organic farm. A valley floor tour in Yosemite Valley. Create, taste and blend your own vintage in California wine country. (Days 2, 6, 7, 8)

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City Tour in Los Angeles, San Francisco

        • Scenic Drive along Highway 1, 17-Mile Drive

        • See spectacular Half Dome, Golden Gate Bridge

        • Visit Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa, Napa and Sonoma Valleys, San Francisco


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 5 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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