Tour of the USA - California Highlights
Contrast the cosmopolitan sophistication of America's Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles with the breathtaking natural beauty of Bass Lake, Yosemite National Park and Santa Barbara.
Day 1 - Yosemite National Park from Bass Lake:
Today, we will explore the magnificent Yosemite National Park, with its famous rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome. When we arrive on the valley floor, you will have the opportunity to cycle or hike (seasonal and weather permitting) or simply soak up the atmosphere of one of America’s treasured national parks. We return to Bass Lake in the afternoon for watersports (seasonal) and to relax in our mountain paradise. Chalets (multi-share) (B,D)
Day 2 - Bass Lake to San Francisco:
Heading west, we arrive in San Francisco – The City by the Bay. After lunch at Pier 39 on Fisherman’s Wharf, we will introduce you to America’s most cosmopolitan city with an extensive city tour including The Golden Gate Bridge, North Beach, Golden Gate Park, and Haight Ashbury – made famous by the summer of love in 1967. Perhaps you’ll join us tonight for an optional dinner in Chinatown. Hotel (B)
Day 3 - San Francisco Sightseeing:
The day is yours to explore this fascinating and diverse city. Ride on one of the city’s famous cable cars, shop in Union Square, bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, or take a walk down Lombard - the world’s “crookedest street”. This afternoon enjoy a sunset sailing adventure on San Francisco’s bay (optional). Hotel (B)
Day 4 - San Francisco to Santa Barbara:
We leave the City by the Bay this morning and head south towards Southern California. This afternoon we will arrive into the beachside city of Santa Barbara. There will be time to relax on the beach, go rollerblading or biking, or take in the shops along popular State Street. Tonight, take the opportunity to experience Santa Barbara’s nightlife. Hotel (D)
Day 5 - Santa Barbara to Los Angeles (Anaheim):
This morning we will make the short drive to the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles! Get an insiders look at Hollywood with an included walking tour of Hollywood. Your city tour includes: The world famous Hollywood sign, Mann’s Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame, Melrose Avenue and Beverly Hills. We’ll conclude your city tour with a visit to Venice Beach. Your tour ends upon arrival at our Anaheim hotel this afternoon. (B)
Please Note: Do not book return flights before 8:00pm.
MEALS - 5 nights in special Contiki accommodation based on twin-share, except Bass Lake, where quad-share in 2 story chalets is provided . Breakfasts (B) and Dinners (D) - as per itinerary
- Experienced, professional tour manager
& driver * Modern air-conditioned
coach with reclining seats * Free Contiki
Please note that this tour is only available for passengers aged 18 - 35 and does not include airfare.