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California | San Francisco

Experience the rich cultural life of San Francisco, one of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. The many hills of the city afford visitors plenty of perfect views over San Francisco Bay. The entrance to the Bay is spanned by the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Take a walk across it - well over a mile - and enjoy a gull’s eye view of the shipping traffic passing far below. Visit Golden Gate Park, over 1000 acres of lawns, lakes and a riot of flora. No visit to San Francisco can be complete if it doesn’t include Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square.

California's Gold Coast

San Francisco


11 Days/10 Nights

Begins in San Francisco, and ends in Los Angeles

Departures 
April, May, June, July, August, September and October

Your Tauck Itinerary includes:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Accommodation for 10 nights as specified
• 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners
• Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
• Services of a Tauck Tour Director

DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to San Francisco. Upon arrival, transfer to The Westin St Francis. This evening, join your travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner.
Hotel: The Westin St. Francis
Dinner included

DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY

Enjoy a brief sightseeing tour of San Francisco before travelling over the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and heading north to Sonoma Valley. Enjoy a visit to a winery before returning to San Francisco, stopping at Sausalito for lunch along the way.
Hotel: The Westin St. Francis
Breakfast and lunch included

DAY 3 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

This morning you will visit California ‘Gold Rush’ country, then, after lunch head high into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Yosemite National Park.
Hotel: Ahwahnee Hotel
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 4 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Starting with a private walking tour, the entire day is spent exploring the splendours of this wonderful national park, from magnificent waterfalls to spectacular glacier-hewn gorges.
Hotel: Ahwahnee Hotel
Breakfast included

DAY 5 MARIPOSA 

After breakfast, you will visit the historic village of Wawona; set entirely inside Yosemite, before continuing your journey to The Mariposa Grove, where around 500 ancient, towering sequoias are waiting to be discovered.
Hotel: Tenaya Lodge
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 6 MONTEREY

Enjoy an exclusive demonstration of early mining equipment at the Mariposa Museum and History Centre, then travel across California's Central Valley to the Pacific coast, stopping to visit Carmel-by-the-Sea before arriving in Monterey.
Hotel: InterContinental, The Clement
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 7 MONTEREY

A short stroll from your hotel is the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Next, you can absorb the pristine beauty of the Monterey Peninsula along 17-Mile Drive, Pacific Grove, Del Monte Forest and the famed Pebble Beach Golf Course.
Hotel: InterContinental, The Clement
Breakfast included

DAY 8 BIG SUR & HEARST CASTLE 

Scenic Highway 1 is among the most beautiful drives in the nation, so today is a special treat. In San Simeon visit Hearst Castle then travel on to Santa Barbara where your hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
Hotel: Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 9 SANTA BARBARA & PASADENA 

After breakfast it's time to explore the beauty and history of Santa Barbara. Afterwards, you'll head south along the coast the Pasadena with a stop along the way at stunning Gold Coast beach.
Hotel: The Langham Huntington
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 10 LOS ANGELES

After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing trip of Los Angeles, which includes Beverly Hills, Hollywood and much more, before enjoying a visit to the magnificent J Paul Getty Museum. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelling companions.
Hotel: The Langham Huntington
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 11 JOURNEY HOME

There may be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before your transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Breakfast included

2014 Prices

From £3964 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season.
Other prices available on request.

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