California Classics with San Diego
About San Diego, California
From San Francisco to San Diego, see the famous sights of California on this spectacular vacation. Enjoy the excitement and faster pace of California’s largest cities—San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego—and take a deep breath and slow down in the mountain areas of Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. If you’re interested in seeing some of California’s amazing scenery, this tour offers you a chance to admire some of its best. Savor the scenery in stunning Lake Tahoe with the sparkling blue water surrounded by the Sierra Mountains. Marvel at the spectacular alpine scenery in Yosemite National Park with its waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, and meadows. Sit back and watch the views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Course, the dramatic Pacific coastline, and Lone Cyprus on 17-Mile Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world.Visit Monterey and Hearst Castle in Sam Simeon, built by William Randolph Hearst as his private retreat. Once only accessible to celebrities and famous guests, enjoy a tour highlighting this impressive 123-acre estate. Also stay in Solvang, a quaint Danish village founded in 1911 by Danish educators to maintain their heritage. Wander through the town with picturesque buildings and windmills, charming shops featuring Danish imports, and over 30 restaurants.All of this and more—including an Amtrak train ride—await you on this tour through California. Be sure to pack your camera and get ready for a fabulous vacation!
SAN FRANCISCOSightseeing; [LF] Japanese Tea Garden; excursion to Sausalito; ferry ride across the bayYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARKYosemite Valley floor tram tourCARMELVisit the resort townMONTEREY17-Mile Drive; [LF] dinner at the Monterey Bay AquariumSAN SIMEONVisit Hearst CastleSOLVANG[LF] Visit the quaint Denmark-inspired village and enjoy a local specialtySANTA BARBARAVisit the missionLOS ANGELESSightseeing tour; Getty Museum; farewell dinnerLOS ANGELES–SAN DIEGOAmtrak’s Pacific Surfliner
SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Marriott Marquis (SF)LAKE TAHOE Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel (SF)YOSEMITE Yosemite View Lodge (F)MONTEREY Hyatt Regency (SF)PISMO BEACH Hilton Garden Inn (MF)LOS ANGELES Hyatt Regency Los Angeles (SF)SAN DIEGO Embassy Suites San Diego Bay–Downtown (F)
Breakfast daily (B), 4 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in Los Angeles