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Golden California

During this 12-day tour, explore San Francisco, Monterey, San Simeon, Malibu and Los Angeles. Enjoy a visit to the Fisherman’s Wharf and other attractions. The trip includes visit to Japan Center, Embarcadero and Alcatraz Island. Enjoy the journey to California’s wine country, Napa Valley and Carmel Mission. Also, cherish a relaxing and scenic ride along the Peninsula Coast from Pacific Grove.


Tour Nights

  • San Francisco: 3 nights
  • Monterey: 1 nights
  • San Simeon: 1 nights
  • Los Angeles: 2 nights
  • Las Vegas: 2 nights
  • San Diego: 2 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWUSFD02
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourPrivate Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Walk along the railings of San Francisco's world famous Golden Gate Bridge
  • Marvel at 17-Mile Drive's The Lone Cypress
  • Experience California's Central Coast splendor on Highway 1
  • Enjoy Danish-style hospitality in Solvang
  • Get closer to the stars at Grauman's Chinese Theater, a Hollywood landmark
  • Enjoy 24 Hour entertainment in glittering Las Vegas
  • Enjoy the authentic atmosphere of Old Town San Diego, the birthplace of California

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 San Francisco Arrival

    Arrive at San Francisco International Airport, pick up your car and proceed to your hotel.

  • Day 2 San Francisco

    You are free to enjoy this fascinating city today. Walk through the narrow crab markets of Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy sidewalk dining and many fine attractions. Charming neighborhoods greet you at every turn with their elegant architecture. See Chinatown, the Japan Center, and the Embarcadero. Looming in the middle of the bay is the ominous island of Alcatraz, housing the infamous prison.

  • Day 3 San Francisco

    A full day to explore the City by the Bay, beautiful San Francisco, or to enjoy the rolling hills of California’s Wine Country, Napa Valley, where famed wineries welcome you for tours and tastings. Established in 1828, this fertile area is considered the premier wine growing region in the United States.

  • Day 4 Driving Distance

    Drive south to Monterey where you can stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row. The 17-Mile Drive toll road along the Peninsula Coast from Pacific Grove to Carmel boasts magnificent seaside scenery. Visit Carmel Mission, founded in 1770.

  • Day 5 Driving Distance

    One of the most scenic drives of your journey today takes you along the California coast through the Big Sur peninsula to San Simeon. Make time to visit Hearst Castle or to take a hike along one of the many well maintained trails near Pfeiffer State Beach.

  • Day 6 Driving Distance

    Drive down the coast passing San Luis Obispo to Solvang, a unique town founded by Danish immigrants. Solvang is a quaint village in the Santa Ynez valley surrounded by local wineries and famous for its bakeries and specialty shops. Drive by Malibu and Santa Monica to Los Angeles. If you plan to arrive in Los Angeles early, we suggest a visit to Universal Studios this afternoon before continuing to your hotel in Los Angeles.

  • Day 7 Los Angeles

    A full day at leisure. Today we suggest a full-day visit to Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom of Disneyland. Known as one of the top tourist attractions in Southern California, Disneyland attracts millions of visitors from all over the world and offers pleasures for young and old alike. Or, simply discover Los Angeles, including Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

  • Day 8 Driving Distance

    Today drive east through the Mojave Desert and the ghost town of Calico en route to the glittering Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas. Once an oasis on the route to California, Las Vegas began as a Mormon settlement and boomed fleetingly during the silver rush. Today Las Vegas is one of the great gambling capitals of the world, with 24-hour entertainment and world-class dining.

  • Day 9 Las Vegas (Grand Canyon Optional)

    A full day at leisure for you to either take a short drive to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, or see one of the great natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Grand Canyon, on an optional day trip by air. In form, glowing color, and geological significance, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is unsurpassed. The canyon is 277 miles long, averages 10 miles in width from rim to rim and is 5,700 feet deep.

  • Day 10 Driving Distance

    Drive south past Lake Elsinore to the picturesque town of Temecula. Enjoy famed rolling hills and vineyards on your way to San Diego, popular for its year-round sparkling weather and relaxed living.

  • Day 11 San Diego

    A full day to discover some of San Diego’s attractions such as: Balboa Park, Old Town, Sea World, which is the largest park in the world devoted to marine life, Coronado Beach, the San Diego Zoo, and Seaport Village.

  • Day 12 Driving Distance

    Return your car at the San Diego airport before your departure flight, or drive north to Los Angeles to end your tour.


  • Hotel Metropolis
    Hotel Metropolis
    Star Rating San Francisco
  • Courtesy Inn of San Simeon
    Courtesy Inn of San Simeon
    Star Rating San Simeon
  • Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort
    Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort
    Star Rating Los Angeles
  • Excalibur Hotel Casino
    Excalibur Hotel Casino
    Star Rating Las Vegas
  • Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
    Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld
    Star Rating San Diego
  • Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay
    Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay
    Star Rating Monterey
  • Hilton Anaheim
    Hilton Anaheim
    Star Rating Los Angeles
  • Luxor Las Vegas
    Luxor Las Vegas
    Star Rating Las Vegas
  • Hilton Garden Inn Monterey (Monterey)
    Hilton Garden Inn Monterey (Monterey)
    Star Rating Monterey
  • Sheraton San Diego Hotel, Mission Valley (san Diego)
    Sheraton San Diego Hotel, Mission Valley (san Diego)
    Star Rating San Diego
  • Americania Hotel
    Americania Hotel
    Star Rating San Francisco

Hotel Metropolis Star Rating

San Francisco
  • Hotel Metropolis

The 10-story boutique Hotel Metropolis is 1 block from Westfield San Francisco Centre and the Powell Street cable-car line; San Francisco's Union Square and Moscone Center are within 5 blocks.

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Courtesy Inn of San Simeon Star Rating

San Simeon
  • Courtesy Inn of San Simeon

In California, 4.5 miles from San Simeon State Park. Hearst Castle is 4 miles from this hotel. Moonstone Beach is a 7 minute drive away.

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Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort Star Rating

Los Angeles
  • Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort

The Clarion Hotel Anaheim is a full service hotel located just 1 block from the Disneyland® Theme Parks and steps away from the Anaheim Convention Center. The hotel is two miles from the Crystal Cathedral.

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Excalibur Hotel Casino Star Rating

Las Vegas
  • Excalibur Hotel Casino

Excalibur Hotel & Casino is located in the centre of the Las Vegas Strip.

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Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld Star Rating

San Diego
  • Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld

Stay at Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld hotel for memories that will last a lifetime. Located in the heart of Mission Valley, family-friendly hotel is a just short drive from stunning San Diego beaches and Fashi

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Hilton Anaheim Star Rating

Los Angeles
  • Hilton Anaheim

The Hilton Anaheim hotel is located in the heart of California's famous Orange County. Hotel is adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center and 1 block from Disneyland® Resort, including Disneyland® Park, Disney's California Ad

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Luxor Las Vegas Star Rating

Las Vegas
  • Luxor Las Vegas

Luxor Las Vegas is a hotel and casino situated on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.

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Hilton Garden Inn Monterey (Monterey) Star Rating

  • Hilton Garden Inn Monterey (Monterey)

Ideally located just six blocks from the beach and Old Fisherman's Wharf, ten blocks from downtown Monterey, a mile and a half from historic Cannery Row, and much more, the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey serves as the perfect hom

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Sheraton San Diego Hotel, Mission Valley (san Diego) Star Rating

San Diego
  • Sheraton San Diego Hotel, Mission Valley (san Diego)

Just 5 miles north of downtown San Diego, this hillside hotel is across the highway from 2 major shopping centers and within 6 miles of the San Diego Zoo, Old Town, SeaWorld, San Diego Beaches, and Balboa Park.

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Americania Hotel Star Rating

San Francisco
  • Americania Hotel

Americania Hotel is located on 7th Street in South Market, next to Interstate 80 and transport stations and less than one mile from the heart of San Francisco. Tourists can explore Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market and Ferry Buildi

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Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay Star Rating

  • Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay

Just off Freemont Street, this unpretentious hotel is 2 miles from Fisherman's Wharf tourist attraction and 3 miles from Cannery Row.

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What's Included?

  • Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
  • Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

What's not Included?

  • Visa fee
  • Flights from London and applicable airport taxes
  • Any personal expenses such as: phone calls, laundry, drinks, etc...
  • Any optional Tours or Meals unspecified in the above tour program.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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