Arrive at Los AngelesRead More
On arrival at Los Angeles airport, pick-up your rental car from airport, drive to the hotel & check-in. Leisurely stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame is celebrity-lover's rite of passage. The terrazzo-and-brass stars embedded in the sidewalks lining several blocks of Hollywood's downtown streets honor luminaries. The fabulous shopping is, dahling, so you can be sure to look the part for the rest of your stay. Known locally as WeHo, West Hollywood offers a high density of uber-stylish clothing, jewelry and home furnishing boutiques, and fine restaurants, primarily along Melrose Avenue and Beverly Boulevard. Be sure to shop at Fred Segal, a local source for the latest trends or the next big thing. Evening visit the Sunset Strip, with its string of famous comedy clubs (Comedy Store and Laugh Factory) and live music venues (The Roxy Theater and Whiskey a Go Go) will keep you going all night long. Overnight at the hotel in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles - Universal StudioRead More
Start with a hearty breakfast at Nate 'n Al , a Beverly Hills Jewish deli and local favorite since 1945 (on your own). Drive down to get the ultimate Hollywood movie experience at Universal Studios, the largest film and television studio in the world. Go behind-the-scenes where Hollywood movies are made and Hollywood's biggest stars work daily. Then, discover action-packed rides and attractions where the movie thrills come alive. You'll face raging dinosaurs in Jurassic Park , wild adventure in Shrek 4-DTM, an army of mummy warriors in the new Revenge of the MummySM-The Ride, and more. Finish your day at LA's favorite entertainment destination-Universal CityWalk . So come experience Hollywood Universal Studios HollywoodSM, the world's largest movie studio and theme park. Later you can visit the main street in Hollywood - 'Hollywood Boulevard'. See the Kodak Theater which hosts the Oscars, Mann's Chinese Theater, shop at the glamorous Beverly Center, which encompasses over seven acres, and 200 delightful department stores and shops. You can also visit the neighboring Hard Rock Cafe, which is famous for its good food, Rock n' Roll memorabilia, T-shirts and souvenirs. Overnight at the hotel in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles - Disneyland, Anaheim (42 Km / 40 min) - San Diego (154 Km / 1 hr 30 min)Read More
After breakfast (on your own), drive down to Disneyland. You can either visit Disneyland Park or Disney's California Adventure. Only at the Disneyland Resort can you blast off to outer space, venture up Jungle Rivers, encounter ghosts, pirates and flying elephants and find yourself laughing, flying, spinning and splashing through attractions whose memories will never fade. At Disney's California Adventure, experience The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. This is a 1 story drop into the 5th dimension! Drop in for exhilarating fun, sheer thrills, and amazing special effects that will leave you clinging to the edge of reality. It will leave you wanting to do it over and over again! Explore more than thirty exciting, blasting, plummeting, soaring attractions found in four fun-filled lands that celebrate the magic, wonder, thrill and whimsy of the nation's 31st state. Evening drive down to San Deigo. Known as "America's Finest City", San Diego offers a wide array of things to see and do for visitors of all ages. Overnight at the hotel in San Diego.
San DiegoRead More
Let Old Town Trolley show you California's second largest city, where blue skies, exciting attractions and 70 miles of beaches come together to create a vacationer's paradise. For over 20 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has been providing sightseeing tours highlighting the best San Diego attractions. Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you'll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. With Old Town Trolley, you can avoid costly parking and city driving while exploring at your own pace as you hop on and off at your favorite stops. Old Town Trolley is the best way to see San Diego! Later visit the San Diego Zoo, an experience in itself and it is considered as a world class attraction. It's one of the most prestigious and progressive Zoo's in the world and is one of the largest in the USA. Since 1916 it has housed some of the most exotic animals and plants on the planet. Take the Panda Trek to visit the giant pandas, and later enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or an aerial view from Skyfari. The San Diego Zoo is located at 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, in Balboa Park, just north of downtown San Diego. For dinner and fun visit the Viejas Casino & Outlet Center, featuring fabulous restaurants, gaming, shopping and headliner acts. Overnight at the hotel in San Diego.
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Today, visit Sea World, home to the most spectacular sea life shows on earth! From interacting with dolphins and watching penguins at play, to getting drenched from killer whale splashdowns and seeking thrills on the Journey to Atlantis roller coaster, SeaWorld's host of activities and rides is sure to delight you. For dinner and nightlife, don't miss the historic Gaslamp Quarter, filled with hip eateries, shopping and entertainment. Overnight at the hotel in San Diego
San Diego - Santa Barbara (350 km / 3 hr 30 min)Read More
Morning check -out & drive to Santa Barbara. Enroute stop by Long Beach (171 Km / 1 hr 45 min). The city's downtown waterfront sets a new standard for walk-ability. Within conveniently close proximity, you will find shopping, dining, attractions, seaside sightseeing along picturesque bays and 5 miles of sandy beachfront. There are over 100 quality restaurants within an 8-block area. You can also stop by Santa Monica, is Los Angeles' Jewel by the sea. Some of the more fabulous attractions in this city within a city include the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, and Main Street. Continue your drive to Santa Barbara, 'The American Riviera'with great food, shopping, culture & beautiful people. Enjoy a romantic dinner cruise tonight. Overnight at the hotel in Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara - Monterey (382 km / 4 hr)Read More
After breakfast, drive to San Francisco. If you can keep your hunger at bay, drive inland to the Danish inspired city of Solvang for breakfast (55 Km / 45 min). Enjoy mouth-watering traditional bakeries featuring Danish pastries, breads and foods. Work off the calories by visiting some of the more than 200 European style shops and antique stores. Then, a spectacular drive on the Big Sur, one of the most awe-inspiring coastal drives in the world. On one side is the sparkling turquoise Pacific Ocean with its pounding surf, dramatic cliffs and endless horizon, and on the other is the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Take time to cruise and take pictures of the 17 Mile Drive from Pacific Grove through Pebble Beach, then tour Mission Carmel at the mouth of the Carmel Valley or linger inside art galleries and boutiques downtown. Finally, drive the last few miles to Monterey's historic waterfront district, Cannery Row. Steal a meal at Fisherman's Wharf while you sip local wines and savour fresh seafood for dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Monterey
Monterey - San Francisco (192 km / 2 hr)Read More
After breakfast, drive to San Francisco. On arrival, drive to Fisherman's Wharf, where you can spend the afternoon. Stroll along the many shops, galleries & museum along the wharf or nearby Ghiradelli Square. You can take a ferry to Alcatraz Island, where some of the most notorious criminals of the 20th century, such as the Birdman of Alcatraz or Al Capone. Spend the late afternoon shopping in Union Square, followed by dinner in Chinatown or North Beach. For an interesting night out, try the SOMA District, filled with electronic music clubs, hip-hop and chill art lounges or the Mission district, with bar hopping for rockers. Overnight at the hotel in San Francisco
San FranciscoRead More
Today visit Lombard Street, Pier 9, Golden Gate Park and California Academy of Sciences. Explore earth, ocean and space, all in one place by visiting the 'Greenest Museum' in the World. The California Academy of Sciences is the only place in the world to combine a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium, 4 story rainforest dome and world class research and education facility under one roof. All housed in the world's largest public green building designed by award winning architect Renzo Piano. Topped with a living roof, a 2.5 acre expanse of native California plants, providing a habitat for birds, butterflies and insects, it blends seamlessly into the beautiful landscape of San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Park. Daily interactions with animals, educators, and biologists within immersive, hands-on exhibits offer discovery and wonder for guests of all ages. The Academy will inspire lifelong curiosity and appreciation for the natural world as you experience the depths of a Philippine coral reef, climb into the canopy of a Costa Rican rainforest and fly to the outer reaches of the Universe. Bay Cruise: Departing from Pier 43 1/2 in the heart of Historic Fisherman's Wharf, your tour navigates along the beautiful San Francisco skyline, past the lively neighborhood of North Beach, the famous swimming clubs of the Aquatic Park, the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, the San Francisco Maritime National Park, and numerous other exciting sights. As you head west towards the Golden Gate Bridge, you sail around the now-defunct military base of Fort Mason and along the affluent Marina District that was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Don't miss breath-taking photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive span of the Golden Gate Bridge. You will love this view! Overnight at the hotel in San Francisco.
Fly BackRead More
Morning check -out and proceed to the airport and return your rental car. This morning before heading to the airport you can visit Big Sur Beach. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Balmer Lawrie, Travel & Vacations.
- 2 nights accommodation without breakfast at Four Points Sheraton Downtown - 3*or similar in San Diego
- 2 nights accommodation without breakfast at Sheraton Downtown hotel - 3*or similar in Los Angeles
- 1 night accommodation with breakfast at Holiday Inn Express Solvang or similar in Solvang
- 1 night accommodation without breakfast at Cedar Lodge - 3* or similar in Yosemite National Park
- 2 nights accommodation without breakfast atHoliday Inn Golden Gateway - 3* or similar in San Francisco
- Sea World admision in San Diego
- Universal Studio admission
- California Academy of Science admission
- Golden Gate Bay Cruise
- Hertz Rental car for 9 Days.
Come face to face with the deadly King Kong in the greatest 3-D experience of your life only at the Universal Studios!
Pacific Park is an oceanfront amusement park located in Santa Monica, California. The world's only solar-powered Ferris wheel gives visitors a panoramic view of the Southern California coastline