California’s Gold Coast

Visit Yosemite

in USA

Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

10 nights from £4,990 per person.

ID: TCL-4-182


Our California tour discovers the many treasures that lie along the Gold Coast, from San Francisco to Yosemite to the Pacific Coast Highway. Explore San Francisco and Los Angeles; visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Hearst Castle. Enjoy unique Tauck experiences like a privately guided walk with a naturalist in Yosemite; a tour and wine tasting at a Sonoma Valley vineyard; and a guided visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum. In 2014, your journey features stays at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, The Ahwahnee®, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, the InterContinental The Clement Monterey, Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore Santa Barbara, and The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles in Pasadena.

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Package Summary
  • A privately guided walk with a naturalist at The Ahwahnee® in Yosemite National Park who shares insights on Yosemite’s wildlife, geology and history
  • Visit to the “Big Trees” of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite, with lunch at the historic Wawona Hotel
  • Tour of Los Angeles’ star-studded sights including Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip and Grauman’s Chinese Theater
  • A walking tour of Hearst Castle at San Simeon, grand estate of publisher William Randolph Hearst
  • A drive along scenic Highway #1 with an opportunity to see giant redwoods in Big Sur State Park and elephant seals along the coast
  • Visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Brentwood, renowned for its extensive collection of art, antiquities and photographs by noted artists
  • Private wine tasting at a Sonoma Valley vineyard
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Arrive in amazing San Francisco
  • Day 2 – San Francisco sights, then discover the wineries of the Sonoma Valley
  • Day 3 – California’s Gold Rush Country… and on to Yosemite
  • Day 4 – Savoring a national treasure – Yosemite National Park
  • Day 5 – Wawona & the Big Trees of Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove
  • Day 6 – Through the lush San Joaquin Valley to Monterey
  • Day 7 – In & around Monterey Bay – the Aquarium & 17-Mile Drive
  • Day 8 – Dramatic Highway 1 to Big Sur, Hearst Castle & Santa Barbara
  • Day 9 – Discovering Santa Barbara, then on to Pasadena & Los Angeles
  • Day 10 – Beverly Hills, Hollywood, the Getty Center & more
  • Day 11 – Journey home

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