Postcards of California Self Drive Holiday

Standard Package, Upgrade Package, California Fly Drive, Western Fly Drive
From £449 per person
01 Apr 2018 - 31 Mar 2019

Postcards of California Tour Highlights

Get closer to the stars at Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the world’s most famous sidewalk. Experience the magic of Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth. Go behind the scenes of the world’s largest working movie studio, Universal Studios Hollywood. Witness beautiful waterfront views in Southern California’s seaside communities. Explore Santa Barbara, the American Riviera. Experience California’s Central Coast splendour on Highway 1. Marvel at 17-Mile Drive’s the Lone Cypress. Explore the mysteries of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Walk along the railings of San Francisco’s world famous Golden Gate Bridge. Sample California’s tastiest wines in Sonoma/Napa Valley. Glimpse the largest monoliths of exposed granite in Yosemite National Park. Note: Admission fees not included.

Holiday Quick facts
Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
Type: Classic Self Drive
Operator: North America Travel Shop
Grade: Standard or Upgrade options
Start/Finish: Los Angeles / San Francisco

Postcards of California Fly Drive Holiday Itinerary


DAY 01:
LOS ANGELES ARRIVAL
Arrive in beautiful Los Angeles, pick up your rental car and begin to explore the city. There’s so much to see from the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice, to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood and numerous world-class museums.


DAY 02: DRIVING DISTANCE: 184 MI / 296 KM
Los Angeles – Pacific Coast Highway – Malibu – Santa Barbara – Central Coast
Start the day with a drive through Santa Monica and the famous beaches of Malibu. Continue up the coast to Santa Barbara, a beautiful seaside community with its famous mission and palm-lined walkways. The harbour and wharf areas are great to explore on foot or rent a bike and see even more. Further north, the classic beach towns of California’s Central Coast beg to be explored. Overnight in the heart of California’s Central Coast.


DAY 03: DRIVING DISTANCE: 267 MI / 430 KM
CENTRAL COAST – HIGHWAY 1 – MONTEREY
Continue north, and near San Luis Obispo join Highway 1 which is renowned as one of the most scenic roadways in the US. Enjoy more stunning views of the rugged coastline and the Pacific with a drive on the 17-Mile Scenic Drive, which passes through the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. Experience the quaint village of Carmel and the charming seaside town of Monterey.


DAY 04:
MONTEREY – YOSEMITE
Start your day early and continue across California’s agricultural Central Valley be¬fore ascending into the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Join highway 49 and travel south through California Gold country following in the footsteps of the thousands of gold seekers during the gold rush of 1949. Today this area’s streams and creeks are still considered some of the best for gold panning enthusiasts. Continue to Yosem¬ite National Park.


DAY 05:
YOSEMITE
A full day to explore. Yosemite National Park embraces some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and affords a won¬derful collection of waterfalls, meadows and forests, including groves of giant sequoias. Marvel at the sheer granite domes and cliffs that soar thousands of feet up from the valley floor. The massive gla¬cial-shaped rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome are the most famous landmarks of the park and keep a majestic watch over the valley.


DAY 06:
YOSEMITE – SAN FRANCISCO
Today depart Yosemite and head for the city on the bay. This scenic drive will take you into the heart of San Francisco your base for the next two days.


DAY 07: DRIVING DISTANCE: 218 MI / 350 KM
SAN FRANCISCO
A full day at leisure to explore the City by the Bay. We strongly recommend time in Fisherman’s Wharf and a relaxing way to spend the afternoon is taking a ferry to Sausalito for a unique perspective on the skyline.


DAY 08: DRIVING DISTANCE: 208 MI / 335 KM
SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTURE
Return to San Francisco for your return flight home.

Accommodation


DAY CITY STANDARD
01 Los Angeles Crowne Plaza Harbor
02 San Simeon Courtesy Inn San Simeon
03 Santa Cruz Cedar Lodge Resort
04-05 Oakhurst Americas Best Value Inn – Yosemite South Gate
06-07 San Francisco Hotel Metropolis
DAY CITY UPGRADE
01-02 San Francisco Best Western Plus Americana
03-04 El Portal Cedar Lodge
05 Monterey Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
06 Pismo Beach Sea Crest Ocean Front Hotel
07 San Pedro Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel

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

Holiday Info & Extras


Travel may be any day of the week, subject to availability of all components of the program.
Package rates may not be applicable over special events and during Public Holidays – rates are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard properties. Refer to our Booking Conditions for full details.

“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.

Tour Operates & Prices


Valid: 01 Apr 18 – 31 Mar 19

Standard Hotels
From £449.00 Twin Share

Upgrade Hotels
From £499.00 Twin Share

  • Lead prices per person based on a Double/Twin Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Children under 11 stay free with 2 paying adults with existing bedding.
  • Extensions of stay available, likewise Accommodation upgrades and Rental Car options.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without notice.

Holiday Offers


Special Offer Packages including British Airways non-stop flights, Accommodation and inclusive Rental Car

Standard Hotels
From £995.00 Twin Share (saving £260 per couple)

Upgrade Hotels
From £1149.00 Twin Share (saving £160 per couple)

  • Lead prices per person based on a Double/Twin Room.
  • Based on 07 Nov 2017 departure. Other dates available, prices may vary – contact us for a quotation. Regional add-ons available at extra cost. All offers are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • With this offer the Welcome Pack with driving instructions, mileage, sights to see and suggestions is an optional extra at £89 per booking
  • The Alamo Rent-A-Car no longer includes the initial tank of fuel but is otherwise identical to our standard inclusions (see below).
  • Accommodation utilised for this offer can be found listed below.

Standard Hotels:
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
Oxford Suites
Best Western Plus Americana
Best Western Plus Stevenson Manor
Comfort Inn Yosemite Area

Upgrade Hotels:
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
Sands by the Sea Motel
Sheraton Fishermans Wharf
Best Western Plus Stevenson Manor
Yosemite View Lodge

Inclusions
  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary.
  • Alamo Rent-A-Car “Inclusive” x8 Days; Compact Vehicle including unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), $1 Million Liability Cover, Sales Tax, State Tax, Airport Fees, CFC (Customer Facility Charge – if applicable), Mechanical Assistance.
  • 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 tours unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Ferry crossings, car parking and tolls if applicable unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Alamo Rent-A-Car: Personal Accident Insurance, Parking Fines, Toll charges, congestion charges, key replacement, Delivery and Collection fees, One way rental charges – if applicable, Optional extras signed for locally, Roadside Plus
  • Compulsory Daily Resort Fee if applicable payable locally will be advised at time of booking

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