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Best of California

9 Day Luxury Tour NOW - from £2,459

The lively and glamorous cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles contrast with the rugged beauty of the Californian coast and grandeur of Yosemite National Park on this luxurious nine-day tour.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Santa Barbara
  • Drive along Sunset Boulevard

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Your Luxury Tour

Day 1: San Francisco, The City by the Bay

Welcome to California. On arrival at San Francisco International Airport, your airport transfer takes you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to get to know each other over a pleasant evening with drinks and a light meal.

Hotel: The Westin St Francis San Francisco, 2 nights
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Exploring San Francisco

Get ready for a fun-filled day exploring the city. Experience the bustling activity of Union Square, famous for its shopping, theatre and dining options. Head to the iconic Golden Gate Park. Rich in culture, the park boasts 10 lakes and more than 1,000 acres of land. This striking landmark is modelled on New York City’s Central Park and includes a wide range of show-stopping features. From a Japanese tea garden to its botanical garden and conservatory of flowers, you won’t be disappointed.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: A Taste if California’s Wine Country

Spend the morning with a former hippie and Local Expert during a Haight-Ashbury walking tour for a flashback to the Flower Power era. Later, enter California wine country, walk through vineyards and enjoy a private tasting. In the evening, you are treated to a Highlight Dinner with wine, overlooking the Sonoma Plaza.

Hotel: The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4: Yosemite National Park, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Travel through California's Gold Country and into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Yosemite National Park. Explore the valley floor with its spectacular waterfalls, the imposing rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome and abundant wildlife. Enjoy your hotel, located inside the park and close to North America's highest waterfall.

Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Monterey, The Cradle of History

Drive down the Sierras and through the fertile San Joaquin Valley. As you arrive in Carmel-by-the-Sea browse the art galleries and shops on Ocean Avenue, before a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along scenic 17-Mile Drive. Pass the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links and multi-million dollar mansions before arriving in charming Monterey. For your dining pleasure, you have a spectacular selection of local restaurants to choose from.

Hotel: InterContinental The Clement Monterey
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6: Hearst Castle and the American Riviera

Head south to La Cuesta Encantada, 'The Enchanted Hill' high above the ocean at San Simeon, for a guided tour of Hearst Castle, the grandiose estate of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Continue south through the vineyards of the Central Coast to the resort town of Santa Barbara, often billed as the 'American Riviera'. You’ll be presented with white buildings, terracotta rooves, beautiful weather and an array of bars and restaurants.

Hotel:Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Santa Barbara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Santa Monica and the City of Angels

Visit the beautiful Mission Santa Barbara and learn about the chain of 21 missions along California's El Camino Real. Then journey along spectacular Santa Monica Bay, passing through glamorous Malibu on your way to Santa Monica. Continue on to your luxurious hotel at L.A.
LIVE, the city's one-of-a-kind entertainment destination.

Hotel: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, 2 nights
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: The Glitz and Glam of L.A.

In the morning, experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood with a Local Specialist on a private tour of a historic theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Then join your Tour Director with a sightseeing tour including Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood sign and a stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Spend the afternoon on your own exploring the historic LA Farmers Market. In the evening, enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine, toasting your trip with newfound friends.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9: Depart Los Angeles

It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers before a transfer takes you to Los Angeles International Airport. Alternatively, if you want to see more, extend your stay in the City of Angels.

Meals: Breakfast

9 Day Luxury Tour NOW - from £2,459

with flights from £3,059

OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in San Francisco – from £181
  • Add extra nights in Los Angeles – from £121
  • Choose to fly economy, premium, business or first class

DEPARTURE DATES

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 August 2019
13, 20 & 27 September 2019
4 & 18 October 2019
10, 17 & 24 January 2020
7 & 14 February 2020
6 March 2020
10, 12, 14 & 17 April 2020
1, 5, 13 & 15 May 2020
4 & 18 June 2020
3 & 10 July 2020
21, 22 & 28 August 2020
4, 11, 18 & 25 September 2020
2, 9, 16 & 23 October 2020
8 & 15 January 2021
5, 12 & 19 February 2021
5 March 2021

Tours are subject to availability. Call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online to check your departure date

EARLY BIRD OFFER - Book by 28th February and SAVE 10%

**Early Bird Offer - Book by 28th February 2020 and save 10%. Valid on new bookings only for select departure. subject to availability, seasonal variations apply**

All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom America for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply - call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2020 onwards.

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Your Touring Experience

First class luxury touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your luxury tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Expert tour director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options
  • Door to door UK transfers

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