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Coastal California with Yosemite National Park

10 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices 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. (Welcome Reception)

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.  (Full Breakfast)

Day 3 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. (Full Breakfast, Regional Meal)

Day 4 Santa Barbara – Paso Robles – Monterey (2 Nights)
After a leisurely morning, continue north to Paso Robles to enjoy a Be My Guest lunch at award-winning The Groves 41. Stroll through olive groves with a glass of local wine while your hosts enlighten you about olive trees and the process of olive oil making before dining on a delectable meal created with local ingredients and olive oil. Then, head north to Monterey. (Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining)

Day 5 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. (Full Breakfast, Regional Meal)

Day 6 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. (Full Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7 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. (Full Breakfast)

Day 8 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. (Full Breakfast)

Day 9 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. (Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)

Day 10 Depart San Francisco
Your journey ends with a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or extend your stay at the Fairmont San Francisco. (Full Breakfast)

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All This Included
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, tracing the lush green vineyards and olive groves, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and the romantic Riviera of North America.

Dining
  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 4 dinners
Travel Highlights
  • 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
Highlights
The Trafalgar Experience
  • Authentic Accommodation Opened in 1907, the Fairmont San Francisco is centrally located at the top of Nob Hill with a tiki bar unique to quirky San Francisco; Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Opened in 1907, this Authentic Accommodation is known for its impeccable service and centrally located at the top of Nob Hill. Take a stroll or stop for a tropical drink in their historic tiki bar, Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar, opened in 1945 for a truly memorable experience.
  • Be My Guest Sample blended olive oils during a meal in Paso Robles
  • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
  • Local Specialists A guided walking tour of Hollywood's most famous icons. Tasting and touring an organic farm. A valley floor tour in Yosemite Valley. Create, taste and blend your own vintage in California wine country
Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Los Angeles, San Francisco
  • Scenic drive along Highway 1, 17-Mile Drive
  • See the spectacular Half Dome, Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visit Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Monterey, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa, Napa and Sonoma Valleys, San Francisco
Accommodations
Beverly Hills: Marriott
Santa Barbara: The Fess Parker - A DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
Monterey: Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay
Yosemite: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Mariposa: BW Plus Yosemite Way Station
San Francisco: Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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