Not applicable to Hidden Journeys, Israel, vacations with trains, Greek Island Hopper, Solo Traveler Discount and extra nights’ accommodations. Discount limited to one group per coach.
Please note that vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights’ accommodation, extensions and airfares, taxes and fees, and airport transfers. Europe – excludes all Eastern Mediterranean vacations except the Greek Island Hopper. Additional restrictions may apply.
Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Discounts may vary and may not be available on all vacations. Additional restrictions may apply.
VIT (Very Important Traveler) program is valid to past TTC guests only. 5% savings is not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates. Savings may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Offer is capacity controlled and applies to new bookings only. Additional restrictions may apply.
Discover what makes California and the Golden West so incredibly special as you take in the stunning scenery of the awe inspiring Grand Canyon, the barren beauty of its deserts and the grandeur of the Sierra Nevada. Compare the cultures of the iconic Californian cities from laid back San Diego, to glitzy Los Angeles and cosmopolitan San Francisco. Travel back through the scenic wine country of the central coast as you reflect on your wonderful experience.
Day 1 - Arrive Los Angeles (2 Nights)
Welcome to Los Angeles, the city of glitz and glamour. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Accommodation: Red Lion Anaheim
Day 2 - Los Angeles Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning, see the best Los Angeles has to offer. Stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre. Drive along the Sunset Strip and stop in Santa Monica. The afternoon and evening are free.
Day 3 - Los Angeles – San Diego
Head along the coast to charming San Diego, set around a sweeping bay. Enjoy a sightseeing tour and discover the beautifully restored Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and Historic Old Town San Diego. It was here in 1769 that Father Junipero Serra came to establish the first of 21 missions that became the cornerstones of California.
Accommodation: Days Inn
Day 4 - San Diego – Scottsdale
Leaving the coast behind you, cross the Arizona state line and Colorado River before heading to the Valley of the Sun and fashionable Scottsdale.
Accommodation: The Saguaro Scottsdale
Day 5 - Scottsdale – Grand Canyon – Flagstaff
Head for the Grand Canyon and meet with a Local Specialist who walks you through the geological life of the canyon. Examine the multicolored rocks from different eras of the canyon's formation. This UNESCO Site and Natural Wonder of the World was formed by pinnacles of rock interspersed by jutting promontories. Later this afternoon, arrive in Flagstaff, a famous outpost on historic Route 66.
Accommodation: Ramada Flagstaff East
Day 6 - Flagstaff – Historic Route 66 – Las Vegas (2 Nights)
Call in at Seligman and Kingman, two iconic outposts along the celebrated "Mother Road." Arrive in larger-than-life Las Vegas-a man-made neon oasis right in the middle of the desert.
Accommodation: Circus Circus Las Vegas
Meals: Continental Breakfast
Day 7 - Las Vegas Free Time
Enjoy a free day in Las Vegas to pursue your own interests. Explore this city with its grand hotels and shops. Consider trying one of the many optional activities available to you today.
Day 8 - Las Vegas – Visalia
Drive through the stark Mojave Desert before climbing up to the Great Basin Desert through the magnificent mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Continue through the vast plains of the San Joaquin Valley and arrive in Visalia.
Accommodation: Wyndham Visalia
Day 9 - Visalia – Yosemite National Park – Modesto
Nothing can quite prepare you for the incredible scenery of Yosemite National Park. Be surrounded by breathtaking panoramas of lush forests and verdant meadows framed by El Capitan and iconic Half Dome. Overnight in Modesto, the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas in the nation.
Accommodation: Baymont Inn and Suites
Day 10 - Modesto – San Francisco (2 Nights)
Travel back toward the California coast, across the Bay Bridge and into San Francisco. Enjoy a city tour that includes some of the most famous sites in this fascinating city.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
Meals: Continental Breakfast
Day 11 - San Francisco Free Time
In the morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Boudin Bakery, a San Francisco institution since 1849. The rest of the day is free; your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day.
Meals: Iconic Breakfast
Day 12 - San Francisco – Carmel – Monterey – Pismo Beach
Today, head for Monterey, California's first capital. Stop in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea and enjoy a stroll down Ocean Avenue. Drive along renowned 17 Mile Drive. Enjoy some of the most beautiful coastal scenery anywhere and watch for sea lions, sea otters and other marine life along the way. Take in the views of Pacific Grove and soak in a bit of California history at Monterey's Cannery Row before arriving at your hotel in Pismo Beach.
Accommodation: Oxford Suites Pismo Beach
Day 13 - Pismo Beach – Santa Barbara
Travel through the scenic wine country of the Central Coast before arriving at the popular Mediterranean style resort town of Santa Barbara. This old mission town is famous for its Spanish look of red tiled roofs and bougainvillea-covered walls. Stroll down the main street before settling in at your hotel.
Accommodation: Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Day 14 - Santa Barbara – Depart Los Angeles
Continue down the coast and back to Los Angeles. Soak in the sun and sea air with a stop in Venice Beach before your trip comes to an end at Los Angeles International Airport.
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