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Trafalgar The Californian with Rose Parade Summer 2017 (DCLR)

10 Days from San Diego to San Francisco Print
Tour Style: Country Explorer
At Leisure USA and Canada 2017
Visits: San Diego, Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Zoo, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Monica, Getty Center, Burbank (CA), Los Angeles (CA), Hollywood (CA), Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, San Simeon, Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Carmel by the Sea, Lone Cypress, Monterey, San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite Ntl Park, Bridalveil Fall, San Francisco, Oakland Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, USA

An all-over experience in California, from southern favourites, Los Angeles and San Diego, to northern must-sees like San Francisco, Paso Robles, Monterey and spectacular Yosemite.You'll enjoy Insider moments like... soaking in the Californian sun, strolling through orchards of 4,000 olive trees. Immerse yourself in how extra virgin olive oil is pressed, before relishing every bite of the meal drizzled in the local artisanal olive oil, produced right there.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Scenic drives along Highway 1 and 17-Mile Drive
  • Orientation of San Diego
  • See the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visit the Getty Center, San Juan Capistrano, Hollywood, Santa Barbara, Hearst Castle, Carmel, Monterey and Yosemite National Park

Dining Highlights

  • 9 full breakfasts.
  • 2 dinners.
  • 1 Be My Guest lunch.

First class 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
  • 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

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive San Diego (2 Nights)
Welcome to San Diego. Get acclimated and relax. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travel companions at the hotel at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 San Diego Sightseeing and Free Time
From the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a combination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some free time or join an optional visit to the San Diego Zoo or the mighty USS Midway. Full Breakfast
Day: 3 San Diego – San Juan Capistrano – Los Angeles (2 Nights)
Travel up the sun-kissed coast to San Juan Capistrano, home to one of the oldest Spanish missions in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the peaceful Sacred Garden. Stop and grab a bite to eat for lunch on your own in Santa Monica before a visit to the Getty Center with its world-renowned collection of classical and modern art. Stroll the idyllic grounds admiring paintings and sculptures. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 4 Pasadena's Rose Parade
Celebrate with an unforgettable chance to view America's famous New Year's celebration, 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, continue your revelry with a sightseeing trip of Tinseltown, including Beverly Hills and Sunset Boulevard, view the Hollywood sign, stroll along the Walk of Fame and see the Grauman's Chinese Theater. Wrap up the day with your choice of sightseeing between a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, current home of the Oscars or a "Hollywood Behind the Scenes" walking tour. Full Breakfast
Day: 5 Los Angeles – Santa Barbara – Paso Robles
This morning, wind your way up the coast to idyllic Santa Barbara. Savour some time to relax before continuing north along the Pacific Coast Highway to Paso Robles. Join a Be My Guest lunch where you stroll through olive groves with a glass of wine. Your hosts will enlighten you about the trees and the steps involved in going from olive to olive oil, before dining on a meal created with local ingredients.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 6 Paso Robles – San Simeon – Carmel – Monterey
Begin your day at "La Cuesta Encantada"-the enchanted hill-upon which William Randolph Hearst built his magnificent castle. A guide leads you through the property with its 165 rooms, acres of gardens, and pools, and brings the story of the newspaper publisher to life. Drive Highway 1 toward Big Sur, running along the most beautiful coastline in the United States. Then it's on to the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. After cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive past the iconic Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey, home to Cannery Row.

Highway 1/Big Sur advisory – Travel along Hwy 1 between Carmel and Ragged Point/Hearst Castle is now restricted due to recent mudslides and bridge closures. Re-routing via US-101 may be necessary depending on conditions at time of travel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 7 Monterey – San Joaquin Valley – Yosemite National Park
Head across the fertile San Joaquin Valley, stopping at a local fruit stand to sample some of the tasty local produce. Ascend the Sierra Nevada Mountains on your way to Yosemite National Park and its spectacular wild landscape, passing the misty splendour of Bridal Veil Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend your free evening taking in all the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park after the crowds, just steps away from Yosemite Falls. Full Breakfast
Day: 8 Yosemite National Park – Napa – Sonoma – San Francisco (2 Nights)
Descend from the mountains for a stop in Napa before continuing on to a vineyard in Sonoma where you will sample some of the finest California wines. Afterward, cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This evening, perhaps take an optional guided tour of the oldest Chinatown in the United States, followed by a Chinese dinner.Full Breakfast
Day: 9 San Francisco Sightseeing and Free Time
Embark on a morning exploration that takes you to see the sights. There's a story around every corner and you have some time this afternoon to explore the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 10 Depart San Francisco
Your journey comes to an end with a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or choose to extend your stay at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Full Breakfast

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, TwinShare, Triple

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Guaranteed Departure 12/29/2017 $3,250.00
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