Pacific Coast Express

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

LOS ANGELES ARRIVAL

Arrive in Los Angeles and transfer independently via shuttle bus to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director in the evening.

Day 2

LOS ANGELES (UNIVERSAL STUDIOS OPTIONAL)

Today, spend the day exploring Los Angeles at your leisure, or take an optional full-day tour to the world’s largest movie studio and theme park: Universal Studios. Go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore Hollywood’s most famous backlot. See Wisteria Lane from ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewives, come face-to-face with Norman Bates at the legendary Bates Motel from Psycho, brace yourself as Jaws lurks deep beneath the waters … and much, much more.

Day 3

LOS ANGELES - MALIBU - SANTA BARBARA - CENTRAL COAST

Travel north along the beautiful Pacific coast this morning, passing through the iconic beach communities of Santa Monica and Malibu. Stop by the “End of the Trail” of Historic Route 66 and at an iconic California lifeguard tower made famous by “Baywatch.” Then it’s on to Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Stop for lunch, and enjoy the cities Spanish architecture before continuing to a quaint central coast town.

Day 4

CENTRAL COAST - CARMEL/ MONTEREY - SAN FRANCISCO

Dip your toes into the cool, refreshing waters of the Pacific during an early morning beach stroll, then leave Shell/ Pismo Beach and travel along Pacific Coast Highway’s twisting, cliff-hugging route through Big Sur and the quaint village of Carmel before embarking on an exhilarating journey along one of the most scenic roads in the world, 17-Mile Drive. Afterwards, take in the sights, sounds and smells of Monterey at Old Fisherman’s Wharf and explore Cannery Row’s historic waterfront district, John Steinbeck’s inspiration for his novel of the same name. In the afternoon, pass the fertile valleys of Castroville and Santa Clara en route to San Francisco, the famed “City by the Bay.” Your tour concludes upon arrival in San Francisco.

Prices, Dates, Hotels & Conditions

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The final price you will pay for this tour is that displayed in USD. Prices converted in other
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DEPARTURES 2018 PRICE FROM
MAY 26 703
JUNE 8, 16, 22 703
JULY 13, 14 736
AUG 3, 11, 25, 31 736
SEP 14, 15, 28 736
OCT 6 736

YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT INCLUSIONS
- Stop at an iconic California lifeguard tower
- Visit the famous Cannery Row in Monterey
- Visit the shops of Carmel
- Visit Carmel Mission

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1-2 Los Angeles Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor
3 Central Coast Holiday Inn Express Solvang

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: Los Angeles, Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor
POST: San Francisco, Hotel Carlton

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
- Tour Universal Studios, learn how movies are made
- Stop by the finish line of Historic Route 66
- “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route

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