SAN FRANCISCO TO LAS VEGAS Including
YOSEMITE & MONTEREY
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Day 1: ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO
The "Golden" State welcomes you today. Your tour director will meet you at the San Francisco Airport, then depart for San Francisco. Check into a hotel on Fisherman's Wharf, then join us tonight for a get-acquainted banquet on the famous Pier 39.
Day 2: SAN FRANCISCO
This morning you will take a tour of this exciting city. You will see the beautiful Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown and the Presidio. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon free for shopping and exploring.
DAY 3: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
This morning enter Mother Lode country, home of the California gold fields and some of the West's most exciting history. Next you will experience Yosemite National Park. This was the nation's first state park, set aside by Abraham Lincoln in 1864; today, Yosemite is still one of America's premier natural wonders. Enter the park via Big Oak Flat Road, and enjoy a tour of its most breath taking highlights this afternoon. Overnight just outside of the park, where you'll have the evening free to explore and do a little walking on your own.
DAY 4: MONTEREY
Depart Yosemite this morning and head for the scenic California Coast. The delightful town of Monterey, made famous by John Steinbeck, is your destination this afternoon. No longer the final destination of sardines and anchovies, the Row is now the home of many restaurants and delightful boutiques. We'll enjoy dinner at Cannery Row before departing to our overnight stay.
DAY 5: HEARST CASTLE
This morning you will drive along the Carmel-Monterey Peninsula, then head south along the Juan Cabrillo Highway (Rt. 1), where you'll enjoy glimpses of Big Sur and the other panoramas of the Pacific Coast. The winding road presents dramatic seascapes for your enjoyment. After what seems like a short ride, arrive at the residence of one of America's truly romantic millionaires, William Randolph Hearst and tour "Hearst Castle". Today, you'll enjoy the art and opulence that only truly fabulous wealth can achieve. Explore Hearst Castle, glimpsing its magnificent suites and immaculate grounds. Overnight this evening in the Danish community of Solvang.
DAY 6: SOLVANG/LAS VEGAS
As you bid farewell to Solvang, retrace the route of the early Spanish fathers along the King's Highway, as you travel south toward Santa Barbara. You'll have time to visit the twin-towered church of Mission Santa Barbara before traveling past Malibu Beach, where California's "rich and famous" lifestyles are lived! Stop for lunch on own along the way as you pass through the Los Angeles basin; then travel across the desert to the "Entertainment Capitol of the World," Las Vegas! Enjoy a driving tour on the way to your hotel located on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
DAY 7: LAS VEGAS
Full day free to enjoy all the Las Vegas has to offer.
DAY 8: HOME
Morning transfers to the airport have been arranged.
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