Posted on 2021-12-20
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California Tour: 3-day California Highlights Tour from Los Angeles

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Overview

Take a 3-day California tour to see most of the highlights of the beautiful Golden State, including Santa Barbara, Solvang, the famous Pacific Coast Highway, Carmel, San Francisco, and Yosemite National Park. Listen to your professional guide and learn all about the attractions and the sights you visit.

◾ Experience scenic, panoramic views of the California coast
◾ Explore San Francisco and sail under the Golden Gate Bridge past Alcatraz
◾ Visit Yosemite Park in the Sierra Nevada (summer) or a full tour of Scenic Monterrey (Winter)

About this experience

✔ Safety measures apply
✔ Free cancellation
✔ Live tour guide
✔ Skip the line

TOUR DURATION: 3 days (2 nights)
STARTING TIME: 6.30 am
MEETING POINT: Farmers Market Starbucks Coffee Shop - 6333 West 3rd Street, corner of Fairfax Boulevard at 6:30 am & Culver City: 4 Points Sheraton Culver City - 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City at 7:00 am
LANGUAGE/S: English (other languages available on request)
MOBILE TICKETING: Use your phone or print your ticket
OPENING SEASONS: Year-round (every Monday)
WHO CAN COME: California tour is suitable for everyone. Wheelchair and stroller accessible

Free Cancellation

Free cancellation is available for this California tour up to 48 hours before the start of the trip

What's included, what's not

✔ 2 nights double room hotel accommodation including 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

Description - What to expect

California tour itinerary

◾ Day 1: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - 17 Mile Drive - Carmel
Journey up north along the breathtaking California coast, to visit a Spanish Mission in Santa Barbara and learn how these religious outposts became instrumental in the development of the entire region. Continue north to Solvang, an authentic Danish village with European architecture. Afterward, drive along the California coast, visit the town of Carmel, home to actor Clint Eastwood, and freely walk around before turning in for the night at the hotel.

◾ Day 2: San Francisco - Bay Cruise - Golden Gate Bridge - Chinatown
Day two brings you to San Francisco, one of the most beautiful and cherished cities in the U.S. You’ll start your tour at the world-renowned Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the Bay Area under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island. Return to Pier 39 for lunch before an afternoon tour visiting the city’s top landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown, and Nob Hill. The day ends with a night view of the city from the Bay Bridge.

◾ Day 3: San Francisco - Yosemite - Los Angeles
Summer route (April-Oct): Head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Yosemite National Park is famous for its waterfalls and ancient sequoia trees. Reach El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls, and Half Dome to continue for a walk from the Yosemite Visitor Center to ascend Yosemite Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in North America.

Winter route (Nov-Mar): Begin your day in Monterey to see the Old Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row. Make your way to the world-famous Hearst Castle. Constructed by newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, this building houses antique ceilings, Greek vases dating from 800 B.C., rare oriental carpets and many works of art. Prepare for an evening arrival back to Los Angeles.

COVID-19 - Update information

✔ Provider complies with local legislation and applicable health recommendations with regard to Covid-19 prevention measures