California Highlights- Yosemite National Park & More
College Tour The Best of California- Los Angles, Silicon Valley & More Above Zest Tours Explore the beloved "City by the Bay" includes the historic Presidio and Sausalito. At Yosemite’s Visitors Center learn how the spectacular landscape was formed. Explore wondrous Yosemite National Park - view Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome cliff. Discover Silicon Valley. Visit stunning Monterey with its picture-perfect beaches .Drive along the breathtaking Monterey Bay Peninsula, known as the 17-Mile Drive. Visit the inspiring Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Stroll through the enchanting seaside town of Carmel, a haven for artists and celebrities. Enjoy famous Beverly Hills and have fun at Disneyland in Los Angeles. Tour #: 170810Tdf36 Tour Fee: $1900 Flexible Payment: $300 (booking ends )

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Trip Name: The Best of California- Los Angles, Silicon Valley & More

Trip Date(s):
Tuesday November 17th 2020- $1900
Thursday March 4th 2021- $2100
Saturday November 20th 2021- $2200

Trip Length: 7 days

Trip Type: College

Destination Continent: North America

Destination Country: USA West Coast

Tour ID: 170810Tdf36

Upfront Deposit: $300

Trip Highlights

Explore the beloved "City by the Bay" includes the historic Presidio and Sausalito. At Yosemite’s Visitors Center learn how the spectacular landscape was formed. Explore wondrous Yosemite National Park - view Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome cliff. Discover Silicon Valley. Visit stunning Monterey with its picture-perfect beaches .Drive along the breathtaking Monterey Bay Peninsula, known as the 17-Mile Drive. Visit the inspiring Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Stroll through the enchanting seaside town of Carmel, a haven for artists and celebrities. Enjoy famous Beverly Hills and have fun at Disneyland in Los Angeles.

Trip Daily Itinerary

DAY 01: SAN FRANCISCO (D) 
Individual arrival to your hotel in San Francisco. In the evening meet your Tour Manager for a briefing on the tour and see your fellow travelers at the welcome dinner. Overnight stay at San Francisco.


DAY 02: SAN FRANCISCO (B)
A local guide shows us San Francisco including Union Square, Lombard Street and Golden Gate Park. We’ll explore the Presidio - Formerly a military post, nowadays is a national park and recreational paradise featuring spectacular  vistas, meandering trails, and historic and architectural treasures. Then we  head for Sausalito - one of the highlights of the San Francisco Bay area. To  see its galleries, shopping, bay views and its many restaurants. Our afternoon includes time for browsing the shops at Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, plus an invigorating cruise on San Francisco Bay, passing Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. The evening at leisure. 

Optional Activity I: Nightlife VIP Tour at the California Academy of Sciences
When the lights go down, the fun begins. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour, private viewings and VIP access when the California Academy of Sciences transforms into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science, mingling and cocktails.

Overnight in San Francisco.


DAY 03: SAN FRANCISCO  (B)– YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast at the hotel. One full day Yosemite bus tour from San Francisco is a great opportunity to see this spectacular park with a bit more comfort and a relaxed schedule. On this Yosemite National Park tour we take a little more time to stop along the way in the agricultural region of the San Joaquin Valley. Upon arrival in Yosemite you will enjoy a narrated tour of Yosemite Valley with a stop at Inspiration Point (Tunnel View), followed by an extended stop at the Yosemite Lodge where you have two hours or more to relax, take an additional tour (seasonal), have a hot meal, or stroll out to the meadows or Yosemite Falls. Return to San Francisco. Overnight at your hotel in San Francisco


DAY 04: SAN FRANCISCO  (B)- SILICON VALLEY
On this day after breakfast at your hotel you are invited to take a private tour to the Silicon Valley. First we stop at the Stanford University. Then we continue our tour and you’ll see the buildings of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and many more. Take a look at the HP Garage where the Hewlett Packard name was decided. Then the tour will take you back in time during a visit of  the Computer History museum where you can see the very first automatic computing machines and their evolution to the super machines we use today. Evening at leisure in San Francisco.

 
DAY 05: SAN FRANCISCO (B)- MONTERREY
In the morning after breakfast, a drive along the Pacific to stunning Monterey, with its extraordinary coastline and picture-perfect windswept beaches. The drive along the breathtaking Monterey Bay Peninsula, known as the 17-Mile Drive, one of the most scenic roads in the world. The jagged Big Sur coastline runs along the Pacific to the majestic Del Monte Forest with awe-inspiring vistas at every turn. Marvel at some of nature's greatest treasures including the Lone Cypress, one of California's best-known landmarks as well as the enchanting seaside town of Carmel, a haven for writers, artists and celebrities.
The rest of the day is driving along one of the most striking stretches of US #1, the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles. Arrival in the evening, check-in your hotel in Los Angeles, time at leisure. 


DAY 06: LOS ANGELES (B)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today is LA! Los Angeles means something different to everyone. LA is second only to New York in terms of population size in the USA and it is one of the most well-known cities in the world. As the center of filmmaking, it is a mecca for all who want to be or rub shoulders with a star! So the tour in this city tends to focus on Hollywood, home to the city’s most popular attractions, but you’ll also get to see the city’s most famous amusement parks. So you will see  Hollywood Walk of Fame – here you can search among the over 2,500 five-pointed stars for the one that features your best loved actor, musician or movie character, Movie Star Homes of Beverly Hills to view the glamorous dwellings of the rich and famous.
Discover Universal Studios. Then, get ready for one of the most memorable experiences of your life as you tour this “larger than life” facility –Disneyland. The rides, the food and all the enchanting characters truly make  Disneyland “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Overnight in Los Angeles.


DAY 07: LOS ANGELES (B)
The tour ends after breakfast and check out from your hotel. Depending on your flight you might have time to explore Los Angeles on your own. You can visit Getty Center, free admission venue for arts exhibits or go to Griffith Park, a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The park covers 4,310 acres of land, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America.

Individual transfer to LA airport for return flight home.

Trip Supplements

After making your trip reservation, on My Account page, you can add any of below supplements to your trip.

  • Single Room Occupancy

    An option to have your own room at the hotel while being on the trip and enjoy the total privacy.


Escorted Package Info

- 6 night First Class accommodations- 4 night stay at Inn Marina  or similar in San Francisco and 2 night stay at Quality Inn Rosemead or similar in Los Angeles    
- All transportation as per itinerary
- Meals as stated on the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L:Lunch,  D: Dinner)
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern AC land transport
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout.  
- Services of English-speaking local guides. 
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Toll and parking fees

Note: airport–hotel and hotel–airport transfers are not included unless you take a inbound and outbound flight through Above Zest Company

Important Reminders

- Tour Fee
The total tour supplement fee for a single occupancy traveler is $390

- Roommate Matching  
If you have a preference for a roommate, please let us know full first and last name. Otherwise, we will match you up with a roommate as long as you're a non-smoker. You must book at least 90 days prior to the tour date to take advantage of our free roommate match up service. Don't let not having a roommate keep you from going on this amazing trip!

- Flight Reservation Instructions
Depending on your departure point, you may experience a long flight, so we advise you to arrange your flight early enough to get to the San Francisco Airport (SFO)  and to book a return flight from Los Angeles (LAX). 

- Insurance
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