On this tour we will start in San Francisco, explore the Golden State’s stunning coastline and finish in San Diego, taking in the best of California.
San Francisco: Known for its hilly landscape, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, colourful Victorian houses and the historic Fisherman’s Wharf. In the bay sits Alcatraz Island - site of the notorious former prison.
Monterey: Cannery Row, one-time center of the sardine-packing industry, was immortalized by novelist John Steinbeck. Equally famous is the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
17 Mile Drive: One of California’s top scenic drives, with beautiful beaches, seals and sea lions, the famed Lone Cypress, huge mansions and championship golf courses.
San Simeon: Home to the legendary Hearst Castle.
Solvang: A quaint Danish village.
Santa Barbara: The “American Riviera”.
Los Angeles / Hollywood and Beverly Hills: “The City of Angels” is the center of America’s film and television industry.
Newport Beach: Offers one of the largest recreational harbours on the west coast.
Palm Springs: A sun-drenched desert oasis that attracts celebrities, sun seekers and naturalists alike. Stars such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball all built homes here.
San Juan Capistrano: California’s most famous mission, known for the “miracle” of the return of the swallows.
San Diego: The Gaslight District, Historic Old Town, and Balboa Park are but a few of the world-class attractions here.