California Dreaming

Classic Package, Budget, Historical and Cultural, Scenery and Nature
From £889 per person
Apr 2017 - Mar 2018

Tour Highlights Inclusions

Walk to Yosemite National Park. Sightseeing tour of San Francisco including Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. “Shop ‘til you drop” at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas. Photo stop at the iconic Las Vegas Sign.

Optional Experiences

“All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route. Gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth for Breakfast. Cable Car ride in San Francisco. Napa Valley day tour. Note: Admission fees not included.

Quick facts
Duration: 7 Days/6 Nights
Type: Escorted Coach Tour
Operator: American Tours International
Grade: 3 ½ Star
Start/Finish: Los Angeles / San Francisco

Itinerary


DAY 01 / WED
Los Angeles Arrival
Transfer via shuttle bus to your hotel. Enjoy an evening at leisure.


DAY 02 / THU
Los Angeles – Mojave Desert – Las Vegas
Meet your ATI Tour Director and depart for Las Vegas, the glittering entertainment capital of the world, for non-stop fun, gambling and world-class entertainment.


DAY 03 / FRI
Las Vegas – Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes**
Today starts with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renowned for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.


DAY 04 / SAT
Mammoth Lakes** – Yosemite National Park
Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a tasty breakfast as you survey a most stunning view of California from its desert floor to its lofty peaks. Next, your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendours including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in the Yosemite Gateway.


DAY 05 / SUN
Yosemite Gateway – San Francisco
Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).


DAY 06 / MON
San Francisco
Day at leisure! Your ATI Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day: perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch them frolic. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and “Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store. You also may choose to embark on a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).


DAY 07 / TUES
San Francisco Departure
Your tour ends on check out from your hotel. Your ATI Tour Director is able to assist with transfers to San Francisco International airport if needed.

** Winter Routing The Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will overnight in Fresno or Visalia and a visit to Mammoth Lakes will not be possible (winter routing applies to all departures between October and May under normal snow conditions).

Accommodation


DAY CITY HOTEL

 

01 Los Angeles Holiday Inn Anaheim
02 Las Vegas Luxor Las Vegas – Pyramid Rooms
03 Mammoth

or

Fresno (Winter)

Mammoth Mountain Inn

or

Picadilly Inn Shaw

04 Yosemite Gateway Modesto Hotel
05-06 San Francisco Hilton Financial San Francisco

Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard hotels during high demand periods or for operational reasons.

Info & Extras


“Compulsory Daily Resort Fee” if applicable will be advised at time of booking. A resort fee is a mandatory nightly surcharge imposed by hotels, nominally to cover the cost of certain amenities. Unlike room rates, which vary hugely according to season, the resort fee is generally a fixed amount per night.

International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.

Pre & Post Tour Hotels available on request.

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Operates & Prices


Departures:

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Wednesday Departures

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2017 2017-2018
APR 12*, 26* APR 12, 26
MAY 17*, 24* MAY 17, 24
JUNE 14*, 21*, 28* JUNE 14, 21, 28
JULY 12*, 19*, 26* JULY 12, 19, 26
AUG 2*, 16*, 23*, 30* AUG 2, 16, 23, 30
SEPT 6*, 13*, 20* SEPT 6, 13, 20
OCT 4*, 11*, 18*, 25* OCT 4, 11, 18, 25
  NOV 8*, 22*
  DEC 13*
  JAN 3*, 17*
  FEB 7*
  MAR 7*, 21*

* Guaranteed to operate.

Starts: Los Angeles Ends: Los Angeles – 8 Days / 7 Nights
From £889.00 Twin Share

  • Lead prices per person based on a Double/Twin Room.
  • Single, Triple/Quad and Child Rates on request.
  • Pre and Post Tour Hotel Accommodation available on request.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without notice.

Inclusions
  • Welcome kit and day-to-day itinerary with points of interest.
  • Passenger Assistance and Service Desk Hotline.
  • Motor coach with Tour Director/Escort.
  • Porterage for one piece of luggage, per person (from the first morning the coach departs).
  • Sightseeing and Excursions as specified in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation x7 Nights including sales tax as specified.
Exclusions
  • International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times.
  • Admissions &/or optional experiences unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel upon arrival.
  • Tips for Escorts and Drivers.
  • Compulsory Daily Resort Fee if applicable payable locally will be advised at time of booking.

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