Featuring an iconic coastline, California has so much more to offer with Cosmopolitan cities, wineries, and coastal redwood forests. Enjoy seeing the major sights in both San Francisco and Los Angeles and along the way go wine tasting in Napa Valley, take a cruise in search of whales and discover coastal cities.
Fly directly from London (regional connections available) to San Francisco. On arrival, transfer to Intercontinental Mark Hopkins (or similar), a beloved landmark and historic property, for a 3-night stay. (N)Day 2: San Francisco
Today is dedicated to visiting some of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks. Spend a full day touring the city, with visits to Union Square, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park and North Beach (Little Italy). Take in a panoramic view of the city and the bay from Twin Peaks (weather and time permitting). (B)Day 3: Sausalito, Muir Woods & San Francisco
This morning, visit the island of Alcatraz, variously used as a Civil War fort, a military jail and one of the most notorious federal prisons in US history. Afterwards, travel to the quaint town of Sausalito for lunch (at own expense) and then on to Muir Woods; this National Monument forest is full of towering old-growth redwoods that are unique to this area, and – quenched by marine fog – forms an ecosystem of interesting flora and fauna. Late this afternoon, return to San Francisco to stay overnight. (B)Day 4: Napa & Sonoma Valleys
Today, your tour takes you to the worldrenowned wine regions of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Sample local vino in two of the best wineries in the area, with the opportunity to try some high-quality olive oil as well. Overnight at DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country (or similar). (B)Carmel & Monterey
En route to the Pacific coast, stop at Carmel for a visit to the faithfully restored 18th-century Roman Catholic mission church, before continuing to Monterey. A short orientation tour will be given upon arrival, then the rest of your day is free. Perhaps explore the city’s attractions, which include Cannery Row and Old Fisherman’s Wharf, or browse at the many charming shops and galleries found here. Stay overnight at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. (B)Day 6: 17-Mile Drive & San Luis Obispo
Take a shared cruise in search of the rich marine life found in the waters of the Monterey Peninsula, including bottlenose dolphins and various species of whale. Then take the scenic 17-Mile Drive, which meanders along an idyllic stretch of Pacific coastline full of dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches and cypress forests. Overnight at Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo. (B)Day 7: Santa Barbara & Los Angeles
Journey south, stopping at the city of Solvang, known for its Danish heritage and architecture. Continue to Santa Barbara for a tour of the 18th-century Mission Santa Barbara, one of the city’s prettiest landmarks. Later in the day, drive to Los Angeles and stay 3 nights at Sheraton Grand Los Angeles. This elegant property is set in the heart of downtown and is home to acclaimed Restaurants. (B)Day 8: Los Angeles
Spend today exploring the ‘City of Angels’ with a full-day tour. Visit Downtown, Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Venice Beach. (B)Day 9: Los Angeles
Day at leisure to enjoy exploring the city further. (B)Fly to London
Transfer to the airport and fly overnight to London, arriving the following day (B)Arrive in London
Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Private & tailor-made travel: This itinerary can be taken privately on a self-drive basis on a date that suits you.
The Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco is one of the city's architectural gems. Its grand exteriors combine French Chateau and Spanish Renaissance styles, while its interiors feature original murals by Maynard Dixon and Frank Van Sloun. Located in Nob Hill amidst excellent museums, chic restaurants and boutiques, the hotel offers elegant accommodation and faultless customer service. The 'Top of the Mark', the hotel's 19th-floor sky lounge, has been a neighbourhood fixture since it opened in 1939. It serves creative cocktails and delicious appetisers while offering superb views of city skyline, the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Nob Hill Club is a farm-to-table restaurant serving local California cuisine sourced from the Bay Area and Northern California growers and purveyors. Features: 383 rooms, restaurant, bar, gym. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, bathrobes, safe, Wi-Fi.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country is located in Rohnert Park, less than an hour north of San Francisco and just 10 minutes south of Santa Rosa. The hotel is minutes away from several award-wining wineries including Kendall Jackson and Gallo Sonoma. Guests can also explore the Armstrong Redwoods State Park or relax on the Bodega Bay. Facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and nextdoor is Foxtail Golf Club's two championship courses. The Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar offers a buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch and dinner featuring artisan Sonoma-based produce. There is also an upper lobby bar with seating either by the fireplace indoors or outside on the patio. Features: 245 rooms, restaurant, bar, gym, outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer, iron, Wi-Fi.
The Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa is set in the historic district of downtown Monterey, within walking distance of the area's best shops, beaches and the seafood restaurants of Cannery Row and Old Fisherman's Wharf. Originally built in 1824 as a sprawling hacienda with adobe walls, Casa Munras embraces the California outdoors with open, expansive grounds and beautiful gardens. The rooms blend old-world elegance with modern comforts, and guests can enjoy Spanish-Californian cuisine and house-made sangria on the patio. Facilities include a spa and a heated outdoor pool that is open all year round. Features: 154 rooms, restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, gym, spa. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, tea & coffee facilities, Wi-Fi.
The Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo is located off HWY 101, just 4 miles from San Luis Obispo County Airport and a short drive from Santa Barbara. Guestrooms are spacious and well-equipped, and facilities on site include a gym, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is minutes from the downtown area, Pismo and Avila Beach. Features: 132 rooms & 7 suites, restaurant, bar, gym, spa, outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minbar, microwave, tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer, iron, Wi-Fi.
The Sheraton Grand Los Angeles offers style and exuberance in the centre of the city's financial district. The hotel is adjoined to Macy's Plaza and is in a prime location for visiting the nearby museums, theatres, sports stadiums and other attractions. The spacious guestrooms feature marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, modern amenities, and some have private balconies. Farm-to-table cuisine is available at the trendy and welcoming on-site restaurant. Features: 496 rooms, restaurant, bar, cafe, gym. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, safe, iron, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.
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|Available||USC2022||California's Golden Coast||23 Jul 2022 - 2 Aug 2022||£3,895||£0||£995||7/23/2022 12:00:00 AM||8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM||Reserve||Available||0||Available|
|Available||USC2022||California's Golden Coast||6 Aug 2022 - 16 Aug 2022||£3,895||£0||£995||8/6/2022 12:00:00 AM||8/16/2022 12:00:00 AM||Reserve||Available||0||Available|
|Available||USC2022||California's Golden Coast||3 Sep 2022 - 13 Sep 2022||£3,745||£0||£995||9/3/2022 12:00:00 AM||9/13/2022 12:00:00 AM||Reserve||Available||0||Available|
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