We Love —
- Discover the beautiful American west coast at your own pace with this self drive tour.
- Visit a mixture of natural wonders like the breathtaking Yosemite National Park as well as glamorous cities like LA and Las Vegas.
- The Golden State of California is one of those must-visit destinations that has something to suit all kinds of traveller.
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Your Destinations —
Being on the stunning Californian coastline Los Angeles boasts beautiful weather and amazing beaches displaying awe-inspiring beauty. The city is know for Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Movie Stars galore, and offers and amazing array of studios, shopping and celebrity spotting.
Aside from the fantastic sunny weather and spectacular beaches, there are plenty more reason why San Diego is an enduringly popular holiday destination. From whale watching off the Pacific coast to kayaking, or perhaps a Baja Lobster or Wine tour, there is so much activity and natural scenery to discover.
By night, explore the buzzing cosmopolitan city where you can see live theatre or wine and dine your way through Balboa Park - the bustling cultural epicentre.
This relaxing oasis is a great place for shopping, eating, or simply relaxing by the pool. Possibilities include a tram ride up to Mt. Jacinto or a hike through Indian Canyons where you will find beautiful waterfalls & peaceful palm trees.
Pulsing out of the sands like some crazy neon mirage, Las Vegas is globally synonymous with gambling, rock-star luxury and a 24-hour excess that has become a brand in its own right. Nowhere throws a 365-day party quite like Vegas and those marketing taglines for 'the world's entertainment capital' aren't far off the truth.
For a town stuck on its own at the southern tip of Nevada, it gives one hell of a decadent bang for its buck.
Death Valley is the lowest, driest and hottest area in North America. Its landscape is arid but also colourful with beautiful sand dunes, wild canyons, and snow white mountain peaks. The rain clouds rarely pass the mountains but when a few drops of rain fall on the desert it turns into a blossoming garden.
Despite the harsh environmental conditions there are more than 1,000 different plants in the park, which have managed to adapt. After the sun sets, the temperature drops rapidly in the dry air.
Discover the huge granite formations and green trees of Yosemite National Park. Throughout the Park, you'll find endless scenic beauty, with opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding, and so much more! This stunning park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias and a vast wilderness area.
Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog - welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colourful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that's part of the tang of the city.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1: Pick up your car upon arrival in Los Angeles & make your way to your nearby hotel.
Day 2: Drive to San Diego (approx. distance: 205km). long the way you can drive along the Pacific Coast Highway and visit San Juan Capistrano Mission the 7th of 21 missions in California.
Day 3: Spend a day in San Diego.
Day 4: Drive to Palm Springs (approx. distance: 250km). You may opt to explore the impressive Joshua Tree National Park along the way...you will not be disappointed!
Day 5: Drive to Los Vegas (approx. distance: 435km).
Day 6: Spend a day in Los Vegas.
Day 7: Drive through Death Valley to Ridgecrest (approx. distance: 225km).
Day 8: Continue through Death valley to Yosemite National Park via the Tioga path (approx. distance: 515km & open 11th June - 31st October, if you are travelling between now - 10th June your journey will be approximately 730km).
Day 9: Leave Yosemite National Park & drive to San Francisco (approx. distance: 320km).
Day 10: Spend a day exploring San Francisco.
Day 11: Drive along the rugged California Coast, stopping to take in the views at various scenic vista points, Big Sur and state parks with trails leading to waterfalls and redwoods. Arrive to Cambria a seaside village located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on Highway 1. Time permitting you may wish to tour the famous Hearst Castle located just north of Cambria in San Simeon (approx. distance: 3350km).
Day 12: On the way to Ventura you can visit the Danish village of Solvang and Santa Barbara located on beautiful sloping hills above the Pacific with delightful historic Spanish-colonial architecture, lots of shopping charming restaurants and coffee shops and a beautiful white sand beach (approx. distance: 290km).
Day 13: After a leisurely morning, return to Los Angeles (approx. distance: 110km) where you candrop your car off at the airport & make your way to the plane for your flight home.
Your Hotels —
You will be staying in Standard Rooms in the following hotels on a room only board basis.
Please note: If these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.
We cannot guarantee that there will be free onsite parking at each hotel.
Your Journey —
Flights: Our members can choose between economy or business class seats.
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Are not included.
Car Hire: is included. Please see the details tabs for further information.
Just for you: a complimentary upgrade from a Chevrolet Cruze to a Ford Escape SUV
If you are travelling to the USA or choose a flight option with a US layover, the US authorities have introduced a requirement for passengers travelling under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), to register for Electronic Travel Authority. Passengers who have not applied for and received travel authorisation via ESTA prior to travel may be denied boarding, experience delayed processing, or be denied admission at the US port of entry. However, neither possession of a visa, nor meeting the basic requirements for travelling visa-free on the VWP, guarantees admission to the United States. As with most countries, the final determination of admissibility is made by immigration officials at the port of entry. Please remember that issue of ESTA does not guarantee admissibility to the United States - it is only part of the travel approval process. All queries in relation to this requirement should be addressed via the US Embassy Consular department.
Please remember that if you are refused boarding or denied admission at the US port of entry, you will still be subject to our cancellation charges in accordance with the terms of our contract with you.
How do I apply for ESTA?
There is an online application form which is available now at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Prior to travel, you will need to visit this website and fill in the on-line application (currently in English only).