Early Bird Deal Insight Vacations | Best of California (Summer 2020)

California here we come.

From a unique mix of modernity and boho influence in San Francisco, to the lively charms of Los Angeles, and rugged beauty of Yosemite national park, you'll be spoilt for choice in the Golden State. Delve into San Francisco’s flower power history and savour the unique wines in California's wine country with a Highlight Dinner overlooking Sonoma Plaza. Nature lovers, fear not, you'll be introduced to the striking scenery of Yosemite National Park, with a once in a lifetime stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge, a hotel located inside the park itself.


Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • What's Included

    • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 7 Feb 20
      • 15 Feb 20
      • $5,225

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $4,703 for this departure

      • 10 Apr 20
      • 18 Apr 20
      • $5,925
      • 10 Apr 20
      • 18 Apr 20
      • $5,925
      • 12 Apr 20
      • 20 Apr 20
      • $5,775
      • 14 Apr 20
      • 22 Apr 20
      • $5,695

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,126 for this departure

      • 17 Apr 20
      • 25 Apr 20
      • $5,750
    • Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,306 for this departure

      • 5 May 20
      • 13 May 20
      • $5,925

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,333 for this departure

      • 13 May 20
      • 21 May 20
      • $5,925

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,333 for this departure

      • 15 May 20
      • 23 May 20
      • $5,775

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,198 for this departure

      • 4 Jun 20
      • 12 Jun 20
      • $5,695
      • 18 Jun 20
      • 26 Jun 20
      • $5,695
      • 3 Jul 20
      • 11 Jul 20
      • $5,625

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,063 for this departure

      • 10 Jul 20
      • 18 Jul 20
      • $5,625

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,063 for this departure

      • 21 Aug 20
      • 29 Aug 20
      • $5,875

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,288 for this departure

      • 22 Aug 20
      • 30 Aug 20
      • $5,875

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,288 for this departure

      • 28 Aug 20
      • 5 Sep 20
      • $5,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,306 for this departure

      • 4 Sep 20
      • 12 Sep 20
      • $5,775

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,198 for this departure

      • 11 Sep 20
      • 19 Sep 20
      • $5,625

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,063 for this departure

      • 18 Sep 20
      • 26 Sep 20
      • $5,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,306 for this departure

      • 18 Sep 20
      • 26 Sep 20
      • $5,895

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,306 for this departure

      • 25 Sep 20
      • 3 Oct 20
      • $5,625

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,063 for this departure

      • 2 Oct 20
      • 10 Oct 20
      • $5,625

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,063 for this departure

      • 9 Oct 20
      • 17 Oct 20
      • $5,625

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,063 for this departure

      • 16 Oct 20
      • 24 Oct 20
      • $5,625

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,063 for this departure

      • 23 Oct 20
      • 31 Oct 20
      • $5,625

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,063 for this departure

      • 8 Jan 21
      • 16 Jan 21
      • $5,750

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,175 for this departure

      • 15 Jan 21
      • 23 Jan 21
      • $5,750

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,175 for this departure

      • 5 Feb 21
      • 13 Feb 21
      • $5,750

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,175 for this departure

      • 12 Feb 21
      • 20 Feb 21
      • $5,750

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,175 for this departure

      • 19 Feb 21
      • 27 Feb 21
      • $5,750

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,175 for this departure

      • 5 Mar 21
      • 13 Mar 21
      • $5,750

      Book by 18 Dec 2019 and receive a early payment discount. Pay only $5,175 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - San Francisco, the City by the Bay.

    California here we come. You'll be picked up at San Francisco International Airport and whisked straight to your upscale hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 2 - Exploring San Francisco.

    Get ready for a fun-filled day exploring the city. Hop aboard an iconic cable car for a ride along the picturesque streets. Visit the Cable Car Museum in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Afterwards, take in the city with a few photo stops. Visit the Conservatory of Flowers and Golden Gate Park, before walking across the emblematic Golden Gate Bridge and travelling on to the city of Sausalito. A scenic ferry ride will bring you back to San Francisco, where the rest of your day is at leisure. Your Travel Director is on hand to make suggestions for making the most of your evening.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 3 - Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Today you’ll witness the mountainous scenery of Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travelling through California's Gold Country, you'll drive through the imposing Sierra Nevada mountains. Explore spectacular waterfalls and striking rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome on a private, ranger-led valley floor tour. Rest up on your free evening at your lodge, located inside the park and close to Yosemite Falls, North America's highest waterfall. On a clear evening you’ll be able to take in the sparkling night sky over the park.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 4 - Yosemite National Park to Monterey.

    Leave Yosemite behind as you take in the Sierras before you are swept through the fertile San Joaquin Valley, also known as the “food basket of the world”. Stop at the Merced Fruit Barn which features its diverse produce. In Salinas, the heart of "The Salad Bowl of the World", enjoy a famer's agricultural tour of a local farm, known for heirloom artichokes. Once in Monterey you'll head to your hotel situated on the waterfront street Cannery Row.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 5 - Monterey, the Cradle of History.

    Today you'll journey to Carmel-by-the-Sea, a quaint seaside community where you’ll have ample free time.As you travel along Pacific Coast Highway, enjoy a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along 17-Mile Drive. Stop at Pebble Beach Visitor Center and its world-renowned links, as well as Lone Cypress and Seal and Bird Rocks for a glimpse of sunbathing seals and sea lions. A Dine-Around Evening awaits upon your return to Monterey, with your choice of three local restaurants.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 6 - The American Riviera.

    Head on to sunny Santa Barbara. Along the way, experience a guided tour and wine tasting served at a Paso Robles winery. On arrival, Santa Barbara greets you with its white buildings, terracotta roofs, beautiful weather and an array of bars and restaurants. Walk along Santa Barbara's Historic State Street to Stearns Wharf. In the evening, dinner awaits at a local restaurant.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 7 - Santa Monica and the City of Angels.

    Visit iconic Mission Santa Barbara, before making your way to Santa Monica and Venice. A Local Expert will take you on a walking tour of Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, the Canals and Walkways and explain Abbot Kinney's role in the development of the ‘Venice of America’. Continue on to your modern L.A. hotel, in the city's entertainment district.(Breakfast)

     

    Day 8 - The Glitz and Glam of L.A.

    Explore Los Angeles with your Travel Director. Experience a bit of nostalgia in Downtown as you ride aboard the lovingly restored Angel's Flight Railway. Next, you will be treated to an exclusive and private guided visit of the Los Angeles Theatre, a grandiose historic movie palace. Visit the Hollywood and Highland Centre, where observation decks allow for the best views of the Hollywood sign. See the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre as you walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Drive through the Sunset Strip before heading down Rodeo Drive. Enjoy an Insight Choice between a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum or the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Tonight, toast to your journey at a Celebration Dinner at Nick and Stef's Steakhouse.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

     

    Day 9 - Depart Los Angeles.

    It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers before a transfer takes you to Los Angeles International Airport. If you would like to see more, perhaps extend your stay in the City of Angels.(Breakfast)

     

    Best of California (Summer 2020)
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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