California Classics

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Price per person
from £2,918

Price based on
London Heathrow
17th May 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 11 days

  • Western USA

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

GLOBUS

Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.

From San Francisco to Los Angeles, see the famous sights of California on this spectacular holiday. Enjoy the excitement and faster pace of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and take a deep breath and slow down in the areas of Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park. If you’re interested in seeing some of California’s amazing scenery, this California tour offers you a chance to admire some of its best. Enjoy a tour and tasting at a local vineyard in Napa Valley. Marvel at the spectacular alpine scenery in Yosemite National Park with its waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, and meadows. Sit back and watch the views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, the dramatic Pacific coastline, and the Lone Cyprus on 17-Mile Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Visit Santa Barbara and Hearst Castle in San Simeon, built by William Randolph Hearst as his private retreat. Once only accessible to celebrities and famous guests, enjoy a tour highlighting this impressive 123-acre estate. Also visit Solvang, a quaint Danish village founded in 1911 by Danish educators to maintain their heritage. Wander through the town with charming shops featuring Danish imports and picturesque buildings and windmills. Globus has arranged a special treat here, a coffee and Danish speciality at a local bakery. Another special experience offered by Globus is a behind-the-scenes tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, with its sea otters, seals, sharks, penguins, and more.

All of this and more await you on this California tour. Be sure to pack your camera and get ready for a fabulous vacation!

At a glance

  • San Francisc: Sightseeing
  • Napa Valley: Tour and tasting at a winery
  • Yosemite National Park:Yosemite Valley floor tram tour
  • Carmel: Visit the resort town
  • Monterey: 17 - mile drive, behind the scenes tour at the Monterey Bay
  • San Simeon Visit Hearst Castle: Visit Hurst Castle
  • Solvang: Guided walking tour the quaint Denmark - inspred village and enjoy a local specialty.
  • Santa Barbara: visit the mission
  • Los Angeles: Sightseeing, Getty Museum, Farewell dinner

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

From San Francisco to Los Angeles, see the famous sights of California on this spectacular holiday. Enjoy the excitement and faster pace of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and take a deep breath and slow down in the areas of Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park. If you’re interested in seeing some of California’s amazing scenery, this California tour offers you a chance to admire some of its best. Enjoy a tour and tasting at a local vineyard in Napa Valley. Marvel at the spectacular alpine scenery in Yosemite National Park with its waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, and meadows. Sit back and watch the views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, the dramatic Pacific coastline, and the Lone Cyprus on 17-Mile Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Visit Santa Barbara and Hearst Castle in San Simeon, built by William Randolph Hearst as his private retreat. Once only accessible to celebrities and famous guests, enjoy a tour highlighting this impressive 123-acre estate. Also visit Solvang, a quaint Danish village founded in 1911 by Danish educators to maintain their heritage. Wander through the town with charming shops featuring Danish imports and picturesque buildings and windmills. Globus has arranged a special treat here, a coffee and Danish speciality at a local bakery. Another special experience offered by Globus is a behind-the-scenes tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, with its sea otters, seals, sharks, penguins, and more.

All of this and more await you on this California tour. Be sure to pack your camera and get ready for a fabulous vacation!

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

UK - Arrive in San Francisco

Day
1

Fly to San Francisco and transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to the Golden State! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

San Francisco

Day
2

Enjoy morning sightseeing in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. See Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Next, visit the JAPANESE TEA GARDEN, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. Learn about the history of the park and enjoy time to explore the five acres of native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds, pagodas, and more. Afterward, there’s still plenty of time for pursuing your favourite interests and activities—ride the world-famous cable cars, shop in Union Square, or visit the Museum of Modern Art. This evening, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

San Francisco-Sausalito-Napa Valley

Day
3

Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge this morning to the charming town of Sausalito. Enjoy waterfront views, breathtaking scenery, and a vibrant downtown area with a large variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. This afternoon, visit a local VINEYARD for a tour and tasting. This evening is free to explore more on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Napa Valley-Yosemite National Park

Day
4

Travel southward through the Sierra Nevadas to YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Yosemite has innumerable lakes, meadows, ice-sculpted domes, forests, waterfalls, and unspoiled alpine scenery. Descend into the 4,000-foot valley, where you’ll board an open-air TRAM to explore the famous sites of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Yosemite National Park-Monterey

Day
5

Before departing Yosemite National Park, visit Mariposa Grove, home to 500 mature sequoias. Stand in awe as you look skyward at these massive giants, the Earth’s largest and longest living organisms. Then, on to Monterey and Cannery Row, immortalised by John Steinbeck in his novel of the same name. Stay alert for humpback whales in the bay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Monterey Excursion to Carmel

Day
6

Enjoy a visit to the resort town of Carmel, a popular haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. A high point on today’s journey is the beautiful 17-MILE DRIVE, with views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Course and the tenacious Lone Cypress. Return to Monterey for a behind-the-scenes tour at the world-famous MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM. Learn about the marine life found in the bay, such as sea otters, humpback whales, great white sharks, and more.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Monterey-Big Sur- San Simeon-Solvang

Day
7

This morning, journey south through Big Sur to San Simeon and visit HEARST CASTLE, the opulent mansion of wealthy newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, which houses splendid antiques, art treasures, and exotic possessions purchased at an estimated $50 million. The tour shows off the highlights of the impressive 123-acre estate. Continue to Solvang for an overnight stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Solvang-Santa Barbara-Los Angeles

Day
8

 After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour of Solvang and learn how Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. Enjoy coffee and a DANISH SPECIALITY at a local bakery. Then, travel through the Santa Ynez Mountains to beautiful Santa Barbara, where the Spanish influence is apparent in quaint whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings. Visit the impressive 200-year-old MISSION with its world-famous twin bell towers. Continue to metropolitan Los Angeles, the motion picture capital of the world.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Los Angeles

Day
9

Morning sightseeing of this gigantic metropolis takes you from Olvera Street—the oldest thoroughfare in the city—to Hollywood. Step into the shoeprints of famous movie stars at TCL Chinese Theatre, and see the Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills. Later, visit the GETTY MUSEUM, housing a collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your holiday.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Los Angeles-UK

Day
10

The tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
11

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

San Francisco - Marriott Marquis

These relaxed rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars, coffeemakers, and work desks with relclining chairs. Suites add living areas with sofabeds.

  • Location

    780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre

These modern hotel rooms offer flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee), plus separate living areas with pull-out sofas and coffeemakers

  • Location

    1075 California Blvd, Napa, CA 94559, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Yosemite National Park - Yosemite View Lodge

All of our stunning rooms have balconies and decking that over look the river views which you can enjoy from your hot tub. You can also relax in the spa.

  • Location

    11136 CA-140, El Portal, CA 95318, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa

Monterey - Hyatt Regency Monterey

This amazing hotel offers rooms that look right over to the golf course and to views afar. te hotel rooms come with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi, plus coffeemakers, minifridges.

  • Location

    1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA 93940, USA

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Solvang - Hotel Corque

This sophisticated hotel features comftable custom-designed beds and elegent furnishings all around giving the hotel a welcoming feeling. This hotel aslo offers Free Wifi which you can enjoy using while in your comftable beds.

  • Location

    400 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub

Los Angeles - LA Hotel Downtown

The amazing sky scraper looking over Los Angeles as the hotel offers 360 degrees over the whole of Los Angeles has sleek rooms that feature flat-screen TVs that can help you relax.

  • Location

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Room Service
    • Fitness Centre

San Diego - Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown

The modern and Luxury suites offer separate living rooms that also offer a dining table. These Delux rooms include flat screen TV's. You don't have to leave your home comforts at home because this hotel has Microwaves and minfridges.

  • Location

    601 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

  • Facilities

    • Bar
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Centre

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