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Best of California

8 Nights - Insight Vacations
★★★★ - Standard Rooms

SAVE £305 per person

  • 2 Nights Westin St Francis on Union Square, San Francisco
  • Perfect Location in Central San Francisco
  • Sophisticated Guest Rooms
  • 1 Night Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
  • Michelin-Rated Hotel Restaurant
  • Complimentary Wellness & Fitness Activities
  • 1 Night Yosemite Valley lodge
  • Near North America’s Highest Waterfall, Yosemite Falls
  • On-Site Restaurant with Unparalleled Waterfall Views
  • 1 Night InterContinental The Clement, Monterey
  • Prime Waterfront Location
  • Spacious Guest Rooms 
  • 1 Night Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Santa Barbara
  • All-New Chic Guest Rooms
  • Spectacular Ocean Views
  • 2 Nights JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live
  • Superbly Located near Entertainment Venues 
  • Beautiful Boutique-Style Rooms

Whats included:

  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners with wine

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Golden Gate Bridge, San FranciscoAlcatraz, San FranciscoSonoma ValleyYosemite National ParkYosemite National ParkMontereySanta Barbara BeachLos Angeles SkylineHollywood Sign, Los Angeles

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8 Nights in Standard Rooms

Departure Dates   Prices From
2019    
August - October 30th August - 18th October 2019 £2919 per person

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  • Flights from London into San Francisco & return from Los Angeles
  • Regional flights available on request
  • Includes all transfers

Whats included:

  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners with wine

Based on 2 Adults sharing
Prices subject to availability at time of booking
24/06/2019


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Description

San Francisco - Sonoma - Yosemite - Monterey - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

Insight Vacations have created remarkable travel experiences for travellers for over 40 years. They believe that connecting with the places you stay is crucial to having an authentic experience, so their escorted tours focus on showcasing the best of the USA and Canada’s sights beyond the obvious tourist destinations. Your experience on any Insight Vacations escorted tour will be immersive and luxurious: they ensure that only the finest hotels are hand-picked and that you arrive in comfort on their exclusive customised coach, boasting plenty of legroom. From stress-free transfers to hotel check-ins and restaurant bookings, there is an experienced Travel Director to take care of everything you could ever need to make your trip unforgettable and, most importantly, enjoyable.

Firstly, arrive in San Francisco, home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, rolling hills and vibrant-hued houses. From San Francisco International Airport, a transfer will be waiting to take you to the perfectly-located hotel, the Westin St Francis, in the beating heart of the city on Union Square. Luxurious traditional rooms feature contemporary styling, incorporating sophisticated blues and touches of gold, as well as a sleek marble bathroom. World-class amenities include a 37” LCD TV with a SMART TV streaming system, bathrobe, hairdryer, safe and a Westin Heavenly Bed with plush pillow-top mattress. There’s also a choice of two chic eateries and a modern bar, Clock Bar, which includes various cocktail menus which will transport you into from 20th century San Francisco to 1920s Paris and beyond. 

Once you’ve reached the hotel, you can settle into your room or explore Union Square before your welcome dinner with wine at 6pm with your Travel Director and your fellow travellers. The next day will be packed full of exciting San Franciscan exploration. From the lively Union Square with its shopping destinations, theatres and vast collection of eateries to the idyllic Golden Gate Park, with an abundance of cultural connections, 10 lakes and over 1000 acres of land. Inspired by New York City’s own Central Park, this landmark is almost as famous as the Golden Gate Bridge itself and includes a Japanese tea garden, botanical collections of flowers in conservatories and more waiting to be discovered. After another comfortable night at the Westin St Francis, enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out to discover San Francisco’s hippie district, Haight-Ashbury, where you can rediscover the ‘Summer of Love’ with a former hippie. You will then journey into California’s wine country before heading on a walk-through tour of one of the many vineyards enjoying an exclusive wine tasting. The day will conclude with a Highlight Dinner featuring local wine. 

This evening will be spent at the Fairmont Mission Inn and Spa in Sonoma, nestled in the Sonoma Valley. The on-site restaurant is Michelin-rated and only serves the finest, freshest ingredients in its dishes paired with the best local wines. Enjoy access to an extensive amount of complimentary fitness and wellness activities, including hikes, yoga and other fitness classes. There’s also a calming spa featuring geo-thermal swimming pools, thanks to the spa’s location above an ancient thermal mineral spring. All guestrooms feature high-speed Internet access, plush bathrobes and spa slippers, in-room safes, a hairdryer, air conditioning and TV with cable channels. Some guestrooms even include tranquil views of the hotel’s gardens and courtyard. 

Following another delicious breakfast, it’s time to wave goodbye to urban Sonoma and head towards the dramatic mountain scenery of Yosemite National Park, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your journey there, you’ll pass through the splendorous Californian Gold Country, passing through the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains. Explore the valley floor’s breath-taking waterfalls and the rock formations El Capitan and Half Dome. With friendly staff and a host of outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, horse riding, water and seasonal winter sports close to hand, it’s easy to see why the lodge accommodations at Yosemite Valley Lodge are a popular choice amongst Yosemite travellers. Guestrooms feature a variety of bedding options and are equipped with hairdryer, refrigerator, private bathroom, coffee maker, TV and Wi-Fi. On site dining at Yosemite Valley Lodge resort includes the fabulous Mountain Room Restaurant with its stunning views of the waterfall nearby; menus feature steaks, sustainable seafood and delicious pasta dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in the Yosemite Valley Food Court whilst the Mountain Room Lounge is a great place to relax and unwind with your favourite beer or cocktail after the day’s activities. 

The next day, you’ll journey on towards Carmel-by-the-sea, passing through the luscious Sierras and San Joaquin Valley. In Carmel, there’s plenty of time to explore the local art galleries, shops and buy souvenirs or gifts before climbing back on-board the coach for a calming journey along the 17-Mile Drive, with its serene views of the ocean, Pebble Beach Golf Links and the million dollar mansions lining the coast. Stay overnight in the city of Monterey and enjoy a Highlight Dinner upon arrival. The hotel for this evening is the InterContinental The Clement, Monterey, which is perfectly-appointed at the waterfront overlooking Monterey Bay. Guestrooms are bright and spacious, including complimentary Wi-Fi access, marble bathrooms, 37” plasma TV with in-room movies, Nespresso coffee maker and tea-making facilities. 

After a refreshing night’s sleep, it’s time to move on towards Santa Barbara, stopping at ‘The Enchanted Hill’ at San Simeon for a guided tour of the Mediterranean-style Hearst Castle, the estate of William Randolph Hearst which inspired the classic movie Citizen Kane’s Xanadu mansion. Check-in at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, situated on the ‘American Riviera’ amongst white buildings with terracotta roofs and a range of bars and restaurants with a Mediterranean ambiance. Newly-refurbished guest rooms all feature a trademark Santa Barbara-inspired colour scheme, blending chic silvers and subtle pops of pastel blue. All rooms include air conditioning, a balcony or patio area, 37” HDTV, Wi-Fi access, hairdryer, coffee and tea making facilities and a mini bar. Feel right at home in the plush, comfortable guest rooms with views of the Pacific Ocean, mountains or the resort. Guests also have full access to resort amenities, including an outdoor pool and tropical sun deck area.

After breakfast, head to the famous Mission Santa Barbara to learn about the 21 missions along California’s El Camino Real. Next, journey along Santa Monica Bay, driving past hidden coves and the coastal mountains surrounding Malibu as you reach Santa Monica itself, before heading towards your Los Angeles hotel, in the heart of the city’s entertainment district. The JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE is within close walking distance of entertainment venues such as the Microsoft Theatre and Los Angeles Convention Centre. The modern, boutique-style guestrooms include smart TVs, air conditioning, mini refrigerators, microwaves and hair dryers for your convenience, as well as a comfortable sitting area. The hotel also features two contemporary restaurants and a café, as well as 24-hour room service, making your stay a breeze.

The next morning, it’s time to meet a Local Expert for a private, behind-the-scenes tour of LA’s historic Los Angeles Theatre, one of LA’s famous movie palaces, before continuing to explore with your Travel Director. Visit Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where stars have left their footprints in the cement, and go for a leisurely stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Your Travel Director will then take you to LA Farmers Market, where you will have time to savour some local cuisine. For the final evening meal of the tour, dine against LA’s sparkling skyline at Café Pinot for your Celebration Dinner with your fellow travellers. The next morning, bid farewell to your new traveller friends before heading on the transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. 

Overall, this fabulous multicentre offer is the perfect way to experience the very best of California. From the dramatic, natural scenery in Yosemite National Park to the glimmering city skylines of San Francisco and Los Angeles and the idyllic oceanfront views near Monterey Bay and Santa Monica, you will get a real flavour of Californian living. Including laid-back, relaxing days by the ocean and glamorous days in the cities, there’s always something new to discover in the ‘Golden State’. 

Call one of our travel experts to book this fantastic multi-centre offer today!


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