This is a wonderful introduction to the great state of California. From the moment you land you will be immersed in what makes California so special; its national parks, beautiful landscapes, coastal beaches and granite mountain ranges.

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Day 1
San Francisco

Today you will arrive into the beautiful city of San Francisco.

Upon arrival at your hotel you will have time to relax and enjoy the sights of San Francisco at leisure.

Day 2
San Francisco

Your day starts at Pier 33 where you board the ferry to Alcatraz Island. Take a ride across the picturesque bay and then spend several hours exploring this historical landmark prison.

After touring the prison make sure to take a stroll through Fisherman’s Wharf, just up the street from Pier 33.

Day 3
San Francisco / Yosemite National Park

Today you leave San Francisco and head east to Yosemite National Park. Towering granite rocks, mighty waterfalls and placid valleys give Yosemite all the aspects of a “land of the gods”.

Make sure to take a stop and hike near the biggest granite rocks in the world – El Capitan, Yosemite Waterfall, and Half Dome at the Tunnel View Point.

Day 4
Yosemite National Park / Carmel-By-The-Sea

Today you head toward the famous Highway 1 that runs down the whole west coast of the U.S. It is said by many that this is the most scenic drive in all of the Americas with sweeping views of the amazing coastline, towering cliffs and waterfalls.

Stay the night in the quaint town of Carmel-by-the-Sea and stroll around its shops and great restaurants.

Day 5
Carmel-By-The-Sea / Big Sur / Santa Barbara

After breakfast you will begin the four-hour drive south towards Santa Barbara through the amazing coastline of Big Sur.

On this scenic drive you will enjoy several opportunities to stop for a short hike to look at waterfalls that plunge straight into the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Day 6
Carmel-By-The-Sea / Big Sur / Santa Barbara

Today you continue your travels with your private guide and explore the many unique and amazing sights this world famous city has to offer.

You are taken to L.A.’s most glamorous neighbourhoods including Hollywood, Bel Air, the Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills.

Day 7
Los Angeles / San Diego

Today you have the opportunity to spend the day at the beach with a local surfer who will show you the art of surfing at your resort.

Other options for the day included the world famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Wild Animal Park and Balboa Park. Also close by is Mission Bay where all kinds of activities from sailing to paddle boarding can be enjoyed.

Day 8
San Diego

You are met and transferred to the airport to connect with your onward flight and depart San Diego.

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