The Las Vegas skyline at night | Nevada | USA | North America
FROM: USD $1,055 pp

Journey along the California coastline from Los Angeles to San Francisco on this 5-day group tour, visiting Santa Barbara, Carmel and more. Enjoy a San Francisco Bay cruise, see Alcatraz and spend a night at Stevenson Ranch. If travelling in summer, take a hike to a waterfall in Yosemite National Park, whilst winter departures explore the historic city of Monterey. See the highlights of the Las Vegas strip, enjoy a free night on the town and visit Hoover Dam on your way back to Los Angeles.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Los Angeles - Start and end your tour in the star-studded city, home to Hollywood
Yosemite National Park - On summer departures, enjoy a hike to Yosemite Falls and stop at some of the park's best viewpoints and highlights
Las Vegas - Tour the highlights of the iconic Strip and enjoy a free evening to explore, and maybe dabble at the casinos!
San Francisco - Enjoy an included San Francisco Bay cruise, see the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island
Monterey - On winter departures, take in the wharf and Cannery Row in this historic coastal city
Hoover Dam - See this flagship 1930s construction project which led to the creation of Lake Mead

Included

4 breakfasts
Escorted by a knowledgeable local tour guide. Please note that guiding will be in English plus one additional language
Bay cruise in San Francisco
Hoover Dam visit
1 piece of luggage (no weight limit) and 1 small carry on bag, such as a rucksack
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go
4 nights 2-3 star hotels
All relevant transportation in an air-conditioned private minibus or coach
Admission to Yosemite Park (summer departures)
Guided sightseeing in Santa Barbara, Carmel, San Francisco and along “The Strip” in Las Vegas (plus Monterey on winter departures)
One tree planted with NGO One Tree Planted for every passenger, supporting reforestation projects around the world

Not Included

International flights & visas
Airport transfers
Optional activities
Any meals or drinks not specified in the inclusions
Items of a personal nature
Tips for your tour guide - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Please note that this tour operates different itineraries depending on the season. The summer itinerary operates from April 1 – Oct 31 and the winter itinerary from Nov 1 – Mar 31.

Day 1

LA to San Francisco

SUMMER ITINERARY (April 1 – Oct 31 departures)
Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - Carmel - San Francisco. Head north along the breathtaking California Coast, making our first stop in Santa Barbara. Explore a Spanish Mission and discover how these religious sites were instrumental in the region's development. Continue to Solvang, a charming Danish village, where we'll have the chance to browse local shops. Proceed north to the renowned Route #1 to experience the stunning California coastline (small vehicles will navigate the southern portion, while full-size coaches will traverse the exclusive 17-mile drive). Our next destination is Carmel, famously associated with actor Clint Eastwood. Enjoy free time to explore the town before heading to our hotel for the evening.

Accommodation: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Oakland Airport or similar.

WINTER ITINERARY (Nov 1 – Mar 31 departures)
Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco. Travel north along the stunning California Coast to our first destination, Santa Barbara. Begin the tour at the State Street Promenade in downtown, where we wander through upscale shops and restaurants in this serene, traffic-free area, appreciating the local architecture and ambiance. Continue to the Santa Barbara beaches and Stearns Wharf for a walk by the ocean and picturesque views. Conclude our Santa Barbara visit at the Spanish Mission, learning about its pivotal role in the region's history. Next, journey to Solvang, known as "the Danish Capital of America." Marvel at the Danish-style architecture and browse local shops and eateries. After a lunch break, travel north through Silicon Valley en route to our hotel for the night.

Accommodation: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Oakland Airport or similar.

Tour pick up: You can be collected for this tour at one of the following locations: Farmers Market Starbucks Coffee Shop - 6333 West 3rd Street, corner of Fairfax Boulevard at 06:30 AM OR Culver City: 4 Points Sheraton Culver City - 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City at 07:00 AM. Please ensure you arrive in Los Angeles the day before your tour.
Overnight: San Francisco

Day 2

San Fran sightseeing

SUMMER ITINERARY (April 1 – Oct 31 departures)
San Francisco - Modesto. Today, we appreciate why San Francisco is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Our tour begins at Fisherman's Wharf with a cruise through the iconic bay, passing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and circling the infamous Alcatraz Island. We return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before embarking on an afternoon tour that covers all the city's renowned landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown, and Nob Hill. The tour concludes with a stunning night view of the city from the Bay Bridge. We then depart San Francisco and head to our accommodation in the small city of Modesto.

Accommodation: Modesto Hotel or similar.

WINTER ITINERARY (Nov 1 – Mar 31 departures)
Today, we appreciate why San Francisco is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Our tour begins at Fisherman's Wharf with a cruise through the iconic bay, passing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and circling the infamous Alcatraz Island. We return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before embarking on an afternoon tour that covers all the city's renowned landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown, and Nob Hill. The tour concludes with a stunning night view of the city from the Bay Bridge. Tonight is spent in San Francisco.

Accommodation: Springhill Suites Oakland Airport or similar.
Overnight: Modesto (summer) / San Francisco (winter)  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Yosemite National Park or Monterey

SUMMER ITINERARY (April 1 – Oct 31 departures)
San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Stevenson Ranch. We travel east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to reach Yosemite National Park, a 1,200 square mile expanse of forests, lakes, and waterfalls situated in the Sierra Nevada. Key stops include El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and Half Dome. From the Yosemite Visitor Center, we take a walk to Yosemite Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in North America at 730 meters. After a breathtaking day in the park, we drive to Stevenson Ranch in the evening.

Accommodation: Comfort Suites Steven Ranch or similar.

WINTER ITINERARY (Nov 1 – Mar 31 departures)
San Francisco - Monterey - Stevenson Ranch. Begin the day with a visit to Monterey, including the wharf and Cannery Row. Formerly a series of sardine factories, Cannery Row is now a charming destination for exploring its rich history. We continue along the stunning California Coast to the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, known as the home of actor and director Clint Eastwood. Enjoy free time to explore the beautiful boutiques and galleries. We then head south to the iconic Route 1, offering close-up views of the spectacular California coastline. Small vehicles will traverse the southern portion of Route 1, while full-size coaches will exclusively take the 17-Mile Drive. In the afternoon, we make the drive to Stevenson Ranch, arriving in the early evening.

Accommodation: Comfort Suites Steven Ranch or similar.
Overnight: Stevenson Ranch  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Death Valley & Las Vegas sightseeing

SUMMER & WINTER ITINERARY
Stevenson Ranch - Las Vegas. Today's itinerary takes us east through the desert and the boiling landscapes of Death Valley, culminating in our arrival at the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. We'll stop for lunch enroute at the outlet mall in Barstow, which features renowned brand names such as Levi’s, Nike, Reebok, Timberland, Ralph Lauren, and more.

In the evening, we embark on a tour of the Strip to admire some of the astounding hotels and imaginative constructions rising out of the desert, including Caesar’s Palace, Luxor, Mirage, Paris, Venetian, Bellagio, New York-New York, Treasure Island, and others. Conclude the night by attending one of the many spectacular shows or trying your luck at the numerous casinos. Who knows? Lady Luck might be on your side tonight.

Accommodation: Harrah's Hotel or similar.
Overnight: Las Vegas  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Hoover Dam & LA

SUMMER & WINTER ITINERARY
Las Vegas - Hoover Dam - Los Angeles. After a leisurely breakfast, we depart Las Vegas and make our way to the Hoover Dam. Here, we learn about the construction of this impressive man-made structure and its impact on the surrounding area. Constructed over five years from 1931 - 1936, this emblematic structure led to the creation of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the USA. Following our visit to the Hoover Dam, we travel west, taking one last opportunity to try the slot machines at the state line before crossing back into California. Our tour concludes with our arrival in Los Angeles.

This tour is scheduled to end between 20:00 – 21:00, this is an estimated time only. Actual time may change based upon local conditions. Please ensure your departure flight is booked with this time in mind, we recommend booking your flights for the following day.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 1 traveller. 'Twin / Double' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

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At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Los Angeles
Ends
Los Angeles
Departs
Mondays
Group Size
Min 1 / Max 50
Hotel Rating
2-3 star hotels
Tour Guide
Escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4
Countries
Minimum Age
No minimum age
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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