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Coastal California with Yosemite National Park with Rose Parade

11 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

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.

"Trip was magic, scenery stunning"

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    • Crossovers: These departures will operate as per the 2017 brochure as under the trip name "The Californian". The start of the itinerary will be in San Diego; itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions will be different. Please see the website for further details at https://www.trafalgar.com/usa/tours/the-californian-with-rose-parade
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      • Crossovers: These departures will operate as per the 2017 brochure as under the trip name "The Californian". The start of the itinerary will be in San Diego; itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions will be different. Please see the website for further details at https://www.trafalgar.com/usa/tours/the-californian-with-rose-parade
      • This extension adds an additional day between Days 2 and 3. The rest of the days will run per the Coastal California with Yosemite National Park itinerary.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.
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      • 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: DCAR

      10 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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      Arrive Los Angeles (2 Nights)

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      Los Angeles Sightseeing

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      Pasadena's Rose Parade

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      Los Angeles – Malibu – Santa Barbara

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      Santa Barbara – Paso Robles – Monterey (2 Nights)

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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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      Day 1

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

      Welcome to Los Angeles, La-La Land. Settle at your hotel and explore on your own. At 6 p.m. meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception.

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      Beverly Hills Marriott

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Beverly Hills Marriott

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      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Los Angeles Sightseeing Day 2 - Los Angeles Sightseeing

      Make your way to Tinseltown, Hollywood, where you'll be joined by a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour taking in Hollywood's most famous icons: the Hollywood Sign, Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Later, experience the glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills as you drive down famous Rodeo Drive, lined with high-end shops. The rest of the day is free for you to pursue your own interests.

      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

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      Day 3

      Pasadena's Rose Parade Day 3 - Pasadena's Rose Parade

      Enjoy a celebration including New Year’s Eve dinner and the unforgettable chance to view America’s famous New Year’s celebration the next morning at the Rose Parade in Pasadena. Marvel at the dazzling pageantry of the bands and beautiful floats from your specially selected Reserved Grandstand seating right along the parade route. After the parade, get an up-close view and see the detail, the design and workmanship that goes into every float. Walk almost within arms reach of over 50 floats and see for yourself the creativity and imagination of the floral displays

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 4

      Los Angeles – Malibu – Santa Barbara Day 4 - Los Angeles – Malibu – Santa Barbara

      Head for Santa Monica to wander the shops or pier and then wind your way up the coast, past Malibu to idyllic Santa Barbara. Take time to enjoy this lovely community with the Santa Ynez Mountains on the horizon. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city's Spanish colonial heritage. Visit Mission Santa Barbara, one of the 21 missions founded by the Spaniards along El Camino Real. This evening, your Regional Meal dinner is served at a local restaurant.

      Hotel

      The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree Resort by Hilton

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree Resort by Hilton

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 5

      Santa Barbara – Paso Robles – Monterey (2 Nights) Day 5 - 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.

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      Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Monterey Sightseeing Day 6 - Monterey Sightseeing

      Embark on a tour of the Monterey Peninsula featuring Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf, beautiful Pacific Grove and the famed 17-Mile Drive. View the iconic Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, before arriving in the quaint township of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Enjoy time to explore before heading south toward Big Sur along the scenic Highway 1. Arrive at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park where you can stroll among the giant redwood trees. Enjoy a Regional Meal dinner at a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Monterey – Yosemite Day 7 - Monterey – Yosemite

      This morning, join your Local Specialists for a tour and tasting at Earthbound Organic Farms in Carmel Valley. Explore the difference between organic and conventional farming, taste different salads fresh from the farm and learn the about the farm's grassroots story. Ascend the western slopes of the Sierra Nevadas through Gold Country, passing Victorian-era townships and saloons from the Gold Rush era. Late afternoon, arrive in Yosemite.

      Hotel

      Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Yosemite National Park – Mariposa Day 8 - Yosemite National Park – Mariposa

      Explore Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stop at the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, believed to be nearly 3,000 years old. Then board a private valley floor tram tour with a National Park Local Specialist to discover the spectacular and wild landscape of Yosemite Valley. Pass the misty splendour of Bridal Veil and gaze at the wonders of El Capitan and Half Dome. The afternoon is yours to do as you please: explore further, take a hike or stroll along the Merced River. Later this afternoon, drive down the Sierra to your hotel.

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      BW Plus Yosemite Way Station

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      BW Plus Yosemite Way Station

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 9

      Mariposa – Napa and Sonoma Valleys – San Francisco (2 Nights) Day 9 - Mariposa – Napa and Sonoma Valleys – San Francisco (2 Nights)

      Head to Northern California's beautiful wine country. Enjoy lunch on your own at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa. Retreat to an exclusive blending lab at Ravenswood Winery with a Local Specialist to create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Afterward, cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and arrive in San Francisco.

      Hotel

      Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      San Francisco Sightseeing Day 10 - San Francisco Sightseeing

      Start your San Francisco exploration that takes you to Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, fashionable Union Square and much more. End at San Francisco's famous Farmer's Market, featuring the Bay Area's best food artisans. Your afternoon is free to explore. This evening, 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$39.00

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      Depart San Francisco Day 11 - Depart San Francisco

      Your journey ends with a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or extend your stay at the Fairmont San Francisco.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
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      • 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)

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      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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      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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