Golden California Self-Drive Tour, USA

11 nights from £1799 pp

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Day 1: San Francisco Arrival
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport, pick up your car and proceed to your hotel for three nights.

Day 2: San Francisco
You are free to enjoy this fascinating city today. Discover the crab markets of Fisherman''s Wharf, the distinct neighbourhoods of Chinatown, Nob Hill and the Embarcadero. Maybe visit the island of Alcatraz, housing the infamous prison.

Day 3: San Francisco
Another full day to explore San Francisco or to visit the rolling hills of California's Wine Country, Napa Valley, for winery tours and tastings.

Day 4: San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel
Drive south to Monterey where you can stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row. The 17-Mile Drive toll road along the Peninsula Coast from Pacific Grove to Carmel boasts magnificent seaside scenery.

Day 5: Monterey/Carmel - California Central Coast - San Simeon
Your scenic drive today takes you along the coast through the Big Sur peninsula to San Simeon. Make time to visit Hearst Castle or to take a hike along one of the trails near Pfeiffer State Beach.

Day 6: San Simeon - Solvang - Malibu - Los Angeles
Today you drive down the California coast passing San Luis Obispo to Solvang, a quaint village in the Santa Ynez valley founded by Danish immigrants, famous for its bakeries and specialty shops. Drive by Malibu and Santa Monica to Los Angeles. If time permits, we suggest a visit to Universal Studios this afternoon.

Day 7: Los Angeles
A full day at leisure. Maybe make a full-day visit to Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom of Disneyland. Or, simply discover Los Angeles, including Universal Studios, Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

Day 8: Los Angeles - Las Vegas
Today you drive east through the Mojave Desert and the ghost town of Calico en route to the glittering Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas with 24-hour entertainment and world-class dining.

Day 9: Las Vegas (Grand Canyon Optional)
A full day for you to either take a short drive to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, or see one of the great natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Grand Canyon, on an optional day trip by air.

Day 10: Las Vegas - San Diego
Drive south past Lake Elsinore to the picturesque town of Temecula. Enjoy the rolling hills and vineyards on your way to San Diego, popular for its year-round warm weather and relaxed living.

Day 11: San Diego
A full day to discover some of San Diego's attractions such as SeaWorld, the largest park in the world devoted to marine life, Coronado Beach, the San Diego Zoo and Seaport Village.

Day 12: San Diego - Los Angeles Departure
Return your car at the San Diego Airport before your departure flight, or drive north to Los Angeles to end your tour.

Inclusions:
This San Francisco originating tour is based on meet/greet service in San Francisco International Airport, 12 days’ car rental in San Francisco of a Group B car (for two persons) with insurance and Navigation system, drop off San Diego International Airport, shared twin room accommodation as below, no meals, and maps/tour information pack, services of a local rep (local phone) included as specified.

SAN FRANCISCO - Hotel Metropolis
MONTEREY - The Stevenson Hotel Monterey
SAN SIMEON -
Courtesy Inn San Simeon
LOS ANGELES -
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport
LAS VEGAS -
The Quad Resort & Casino
SAN DIEGO - Comfort Inn San Diego Hotel Circle SeaWorld Area