California Highlights

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You will visit: Nevada & California, including Las Vegas, Bass Lake, San Francisco, Carpinteria & Los Angeles

See what the Golden State of California has to offer! From the City by the Bay known as San Francisco to the beachside city of Santa Barbara to the entertainment capital of the world Los Angeles, get the full experience of California. And if you're still beggin' for more, be sure to check out the Western Highlights tour where you'll see one of the awe-inspiring natural world wonders (the Grand Canyon in Arizona) and indulge in your guilty pleasures in sin city Las Vegas.

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Itinerary + Inclusions & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.

Inclusions

On our trips we don't just take you to the destinations, we make sure you get under the skin of every place you visit. From amazing food & accommodation, to exclusive access to incredible experiences, with Contiki you'll get unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Las Vegas to Bass Lake

The Adventure Begins! Your tour begins this morning with a warm welcome from your Contiki road crew. Recount your Vegas adventures to your new Contiki buddies as we say "goodbye" to the deserts of Nevada and "hello" to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

Hotel Dinner

2 Yosemite National Park

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.

Hotel Breakfast

3 Bass Lake to San Francisco

The City by the Bay. This city grooves! You will quickly fall in love with this place during your extensive city tour that includes The Golden Gate Bridge, North Beach, Golden Gate Park and Haight Ashbury - hippie central. This afternoon enjoy a sunset sailing adventure on San Francisco's Bay (optional/seasonal).

Hotel Breakfast

4-5 San Francisco

First up, experience the home to the San Francisco Giants Baseball Club on a guided tour of the AT&T Ballpark. Then enjoy two days exploring 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 crooked Lombard Street - the world's "crookedest street". Get out your chopsticks and join us for dinner in Chinatown (optional).

Hotel Breakfast,Dinner

6 San Francisco to Carpinteria via Santa Barbara

Life's a Beach. Check out California's scenery as we head south to the beachside town of Santa Barbara where you'll feel like you are in the Mediterranean. The afternoon is yours to relax at the beach, visit the famous wharf or shop on State Street. We'll stay in a nearby coastal village tonight for the ultimate California experience.

Hotel Dinner

7 Carpinteria to Los Angeles

I Love L.A…. This morning we will make the short drive to the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles! First stop is Hollywood Blvd where you'll see the world famous Hollywood sign, Mann's Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame. You'll have the option to get an insiders look at Hollywood and its classic theaters with an optional walking tour. All good things must come to an end and so on to Anaheim where our tour - not the friendships made - end this afternoon. Please Note: Do not book flights before 8:00pm.

Breakfast

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Team

An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team

Food

9 meals: 4 breakfasts & 5 dinners

Inclusions

  • 1 World Heritage Site visited
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  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$192
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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