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$1699 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Incredible Western Road Trip: Starry Nights and City Lights (9 days)

DAY 1 - San Francisco to Big Sur (camping) Head south along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway through Santa Cruz to Monterey. Check out what's beneath the water at the Monterey Bay Aquarium*, and visit historic Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. You'll sleep under the stars near Big Sur. DAY 2 - Big Sur to Santa Barbara/SLO (camping) Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean on a hike through Point Lobos State Reserve before heading south to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. See one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the Pacific Coast, McWay Falls. Next, head to San Simeon to see the sea lions! You'll camp near SLO.DAY 3 - Santa Barbara/SLO to LA (hostel) Rent a stand up paddleboard* or just relax at the beach at the American Riviera: Santa Barbara! Stroll through the many boutiques along State Street, or visit the Old Mission Santa Barbara. Finally, get ready for the City of Angels and a tour of Hollywood before heading to your hostel in LA. DAY 4 - LA to LV (hotel) See the LA sights before heading off to Sin City! Drive into the Mojave desert and into the Silver State, Nevada. Enjoy a driving tour of the famous Las Vegas Strip, and then dance the night away in one of Vegas’ epic clubs, or try to win big at one of the Strip’s mega casinos!Day 5 - Full Day LV (hotel)Explore what Las Vegas has to offer. If gambling's not your thing, check out the Neon Museum*, The world-famous Gangster Museum* and more! If you’re looking for further adventure, check out the amazing Grand Canyon* on an optional partner tour!Day 6 - LV to Sierras via Death Valley (camping) Death Valley is a rift valley and home to the United States’ lowest point, the scorching Badwater Basin. After traversing the valley, you’ll head off to the eastern side of the magnificent Sierra Mountains and our campsite. Day 7 - Eastern Sierras to Yosemite (camping) Get a view of Mono Lake before climbing to the top of Tioga Pass and Yosemite National Park. Hike in high country, dip your toes in Tenaya Lake, or check out the backside of Half Dome at Olmsted Point before heading down nearly 6,000 feet of elevation to your campsite. Day 8 - Full Day Yosemite (camping) Whether you’re biking through the valley, hiking from Glacier Point, following the Mist Trail and its many waterfalls, or strolling through meadows searching for wildlife, you're sure to have an amazing day in Yosemite National Park.Day 9 - Yosemite to San FranciscoHead through California Gold Country and the Central Valley to San Francisco. Join your group on an optional sunset sail* under the Golden Gate Bridge before saying goodbye to your travel family.*optional activities not included in tour price.

$456 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 days California Coast and Hearst Castle Tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco

This enjoyable trip transportation is by AMTRAK Long Distance train and small vehicle from local tour company. Our customers like this arrangement instead of a bus or a van tour. Day 1 - 9:30 a.m. Check in at Los Angeles Union Station for AMTRAK Coast Starlight train leaving at 10:10. Riding through San Fernando Valley you reach Pacific Coast at Ventura and continue on Santa Barbara Coast through the restricted Vandenberg Air Force Base from which rockets are launched.  On through strawberry fields, small coastal towns and vineyards you reach San Luis Obispo at 3:30 or Paso Robles at 4:45.  Short cab ride to your hotel. Day 2 - 7:40 a.m. Pick up by a driver/guide in a small vehicle for a trip to Pacific Coast through Morro Bay to San Simeon for a 2 hour tour of Hearst Castle and then Elephant Seal Rookery with a picnic lunch.  Return to San Luis Obispo to board Coast Starlight train leaving at 3:30.  ride through Paso Robles, Camp Roberts, then along Salinas River past oil fields and vineyards.  Riding through the valley a brief stop in Salinas then through fields of artichokes and strawberries to Moss Landing.  See the unique Elkhorn Slough of Monterey Bay.  The train crosses the San Andreas Fault Line near Gilroy and comes through San Jose and Silicon Valley to marshlands of ecological bird sanctuaries in the marshes of San Francisco Bay.  Arriving in Oakland around 9:30 you are transferred to San Francisco.  The time you spend on this trip and the places you see will remain in your memory for a long time.

$456 Multi-day & Extended Tours

San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hearst Castle by Train, Plus Hotel

This enjoyable trip transportation is by AMTRAK Long Distance train and small vehicle from local tour company. Our customers like this arrangement instead of a bus or a van tour. Day 1 - 7:45 a.m. Transfer from San Francisco to AMTRAK Coast Starlight leaving at 8:50. Riding through San Jose, and Salinas you reach Paso Robles at 1:45 or San Luis Obispo at 3:20.  Short cab ride to your hotel. Day 2 - 7:40 a.m. Pick up by driver/guide in a small vehicle for a trip to Pacific Coast through Morro Bay to San Simeon for a 2 hour tour of Hearst Castle and then Elephant Seal Rookery with a picnic lunch.  Return to San Luis Obispo to board Coast Starlight train leaving at 3:30.  Enjoy the train ride watching miles of Vandenberg Air Force Base and Santa Barbara Coast. Turning inland at Ventura the urban sprawl takes over and the metropolis of Los Angeles emerges above the night sky. Reaching The Union Station by 9:00 you can take a cab to your destination. The time you spend on this trip and the places you see will remain in your memory for a long time.

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