CALIFORNIA EXPRESS

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
3 days and 2 nights
United States (San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Los Angeles)
United States (Los Angeles)

Description

Tour Departs Every Monday Year Round

All tours are multilingual, each guide will speak a total of two languages on the tour. Languages offered are: English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese & Korean. The default language for each reservation will be English unless otherwise requested at the time of booking.

Program

Day 1: Monday
LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – 17 MILE DRIVE – CARMEL
Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region. Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops. We head north to world famous 17 mile drive (part of route# 1) where we get to see the spectacular California coast line up close. After our visit we visit the town of Carmel home to the actor Clint Eastwood. Enjoy some free time to stroll through town before heading on to Silicon Valley for overnight.
Overnight: Santa Clara
Day 2: Tuesday
SAN FRANCISCO – BAY CRUISE – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – CHINATOWN
Today we understand why San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We start our tour at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world famous bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island. Return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union square, Chinatown and Nob Hill. Our tour ends with a night view of the city from the Bay Bridge.
Overnight: Modesto
Day 3: Wednesday
SAN FRANCISCO – YOSEMITE – LOS ANGELES
Summer Route: We head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. This 1,200 square mile wonderland of forests, lakes and waterfalls is located in the Sierra Nevada. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome to continue for a walk from the Yosemite Visitor Center to reach one of the highest waterfalls in North America (730 meters) Yosemite Falls.
Winter Route: We start the day with a tour of Monterrey to include the wharf and Cannery Row after our tour we depart south a visit to the world famous Hearst Castle. Built by the newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, tours the famous house filled with antiques and see why the castle served as a playground for the rich and famous for the first half of the 20th century. In the evening, drive back to return to Los Angeles

Price includes

2 nights hotel accommodation including tax and Continental Breakfast
Air Conditioned Bus or Van & Professional Tour Guide
Bay cruise in San Francisco
Admission to Yosemite Park (winter to Hearst castle)
Sightseeing in Santa Barbara, Carmel, and San Francisco