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Yosemite National Park & California Coast

5 days, 4 nights

***Overview content below***

Within a stones throw from San Francisco is an abundance of natural beauty. Take in the fresh pine air and awe-inspiring views in Yosemite Valley. Head down the golden coast and enjoy the quaint coastal communities of Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur and Santa Barbara. Visit a famous castle along the way and stay over in a cozy danish town.

Prices per person
$649 – $1189
5 days, 4 nights
Yosemite, Monterey,Carmel, Hearst Castle, Big Sur, Solvang and Santa Barbara
***Itinerary content below***

This itinerary can be combined in any order and with all or part of the suggested itinerary including extending stays. Additional destinations are also available.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1
Morning departure from San Francisco for Yosemite National Park
Tour features: Lunch stop in San Joaquin Valley (Lunch on own), early afternoon tour of Yosemite Valley featuring: Tunnel View, the valley, Curry Village and lodge. Dinner on own in Yosemite Valley
Day 2
Early morning entrance into Yosemite National Park and breakfast on own in park. Weather permitting, tour guide will lead optional hike to Mirror Lake or Vernal Falls. Otherwise, the morning is free for hiking, biking, rafting or ice-skating depending on season. Depart Yosemite National Park mid afternoon
Overnight in Gilroy
Day 3
Monterey, 17 Mile Drive, Carmel and Big Sur Tour
Tour features: sightseeing of the Monterey Peninsula,Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row. Travel along the picturesque 17-Mile Drive in the privately owned Del Monte Forest, Pebble Beach, Seal Rock and Majestic Cypress Point.
Photo stop at Big Sur. Overnight in San Simeon
Day 4
Half day Hearst Castle and Solvang Tour
Tour features: tour the famously decadent Hearst Castle, an estate with over 165 rooms and over 120 acres of gardens, terraces, pools and a miniature zoo.
Afternoon drive along the California Coast to the traditional Danish town, Solvang.
Walking tour of Solvang after hotel check-in. Overnight in Solvang 
Day 5
Santa Barbara Tour
Tour features: Sterns Wharf, Santa Barbara Mission, the Courthouse and State Street.  Mid evening drop off in LAX
***Prices content below***

Prices are per person:

$649 – $1189  double occupancy
$995 – $1539  single occupancy

Prices Include:

  • 4 nights of accommodations: 1 night in Yosemite (El Portal), 1 night in San Francisco, 1 night in San Simeon, 1 night in Solvang
  • Private transportation via minibus or deluxe coach
  • Professional tour guide throughout
  • Entrance to Yosemite National Park, 17-mile Drive, Santa Barbara Mission and Hearst Castle
  • All taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

  • Meals and beverages
  • Hotel and airport baggage gratuities
  • Driver and tour guide gratuities
***Accommodations content below***

Yosemite: Cedar Lodge or equivalent

Gilroy: Best Western or equivalent

San Simeon: Quality Inn or equivalent

Solvang: Holiday Inn Express or equivalent

***Booking & Dates content below***

This group tour is available year round. Discounted tour is available for student and senior groups.

Terms and Conditions

To reserve, 50% deposit of total invoice is required 45 days prior to departure date and 100% payment 30 days from trip departure. There is a 100% cancellation charge on cancellation made within 30 days of travel date. Tour departure change is allowed if change is made 21 days prior to departure date.

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