California Highlights(Twin Share Room,Start San Francisco, End Santa Monica)

California Highlights(Twin Share Room,Start San Francisco, End Santa Monica)

Start: San Francisco

Finish: Santa Monica

Visiting:

San Francisco

,

Sonoma

,

Bass Lake

,

Palm Springs

,

Santa Monica


Tour operator:

Contiki

Duration:

6 Nights

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact Contiki with specific dietary requirements

Tour code:

CAHIM16

Group size:

15 - 50

Age range:

18-35

Tour operated in:

English


Tour Overview

Looking for the ultimate road trip? The state of California is all about sunshine, surfing, celebs, wine regions and hiking… and this trip will have you doing it all. Starting in the iconic city of San Fran you’ll take an unforgettable journey through the wine valleys of Sonoma and Napa, paddleboard on the picturesque Bass Lake, do pool yoga in Palm Springs and even have the chance to surf along the shores of Santa Monica. You’ll do and see it all in 1 week with memories to last a lifetime.

Highlights

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    Yoga by the pool in Palm Springs

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    Wine tasting in the Sonoma Valley

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    Afternoon pool party with DJ (seasonal)

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    Brunch at a local cafe

Itinerary

icon Day 1: San Francisco to Sonoma via Muir Woods

Location: San Francisco, Sonoma

Accommodation: The Sandman

Meals Included: Lunch

Welcome to San Fran! We'll meet and greet today in the Golden City before heading somewhere a little more tranquil...Is there a more majestic sight in nature than a redwood tree? These giant natural cathedrals - which can be up to 3,000 years old - take the breath away up close. We'll journey into Muir Woods to picnic in their towering shadows, before heading into wine country.Up for a tipple? Sonoma is a world-class wine-growing region, so touring a winery and taking a tasting is a no brainer. After comparing drops it's time to head to our sweet digs for the night, The Sandman, with its heated pool surrounded by a fence of redwoods. Impressed? You should see what's in store tomorrow.

icon Day 2: Sonoma

Location: Sonoma

Accommodation: The Sandman

Meals Included: Breakfast

Not a bad place to wake up, is it? Known as the valley of the moon, the sweeping, fertile lands of Sonoma are ours to explore today. Lucky us. So, what adventure will we choose? We could hire some bikes and explore the 13,000 acres of parkland, soar through the skies on a hot air balloon, or zipline through the forests. As the evening draws in, why not opt for a tasty dinner paired with local wines?

icon Day 3: Sonoma to Bass Lake

Location: Sonoma, Bass Lake

Accommodation: The Pines Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast

Rise and shine - we're headed out of wine country and into what can only be described as a mountain paradise.This afternoon you’ll become enamored with the tranquility of Bass Lake. You could opt to stand up paddleboard or kayak on the sparkling waters. Later on, kick back and enjoy the view from the chalet deck - it is nothing short of spectacular. Take a dip in the pool, warm up in the jacuzzi and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

icon Day 4: Bass Lake via Yosemite

Location: Bass Lake

Accommodation: The Pines Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast

Thought the scenery couldn't get any more spectacular? Think again.We're headed to the most iconic National Park in the world: Yosemite. Here, amongst the towering sequoias, cascading waterfalls and winding trails we'll fall in love over and over again. Hike, bike or invest in some shinrin-yoku time (forest bathing), before heading to the iconic Yosemite Falls. Mother nature has never looked so good, and our eyes have never been wider.

icon Day 5: Bass Lake to Palm Springs

Location: Bass Lake, Palm Springs

Accommodation: The Saguaro

Meals Included: Breakfast

Full drive day with the idyllic Palm Springs as your reward. Travel through the San Joaquin Valley, the source of a large amount of the agriculture for the world's 7th largest economy - the state of California.

icon Day 6: Palm Springs

Location: Palm Springs

Accommodation: The Saguaro

Meals Included: Breakfast

The day is ours to check out Palm Springs! First up though is yoga by the pool and brunch to follow. Feeling energised and ready for the day, we could stroll the streets checking out the chic boutiques, opt to take the Palm Springs Aerial Cable Car or maybe just hang poolside and soak up some sun. Between the pool clubs, DJs and quirky bars, the heat will be on tonight. It's party time.

icon Day 7: Palm Springs to Santa Monica

Location: Palm Springs, Santa Monica

This morning we'll make our way towards LA and your final destination, Santa Monica. You'll arrive mid-afternoon for some activities by the beach, or take some time to explore Santa Monica Pier and the end point of famous Route 66.Time to say goodbye to your crew. It's been a blast, but all good things must come to an end. With our sun-kissed skin and eyes on the next horizon, it's time to plan our next Contiki. Peru, anyone?

What's Included

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    A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

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California Highlights(Twin Share Room,Start San Francisco, End Santa Monica)

Start: San Francisco

Finish: Santa Monica

Visiting:

San Francisco

,

Sonoma

,

Bass Lake

,

Palm Springs

,

Santa Monica


Tour operator:

Contiki

Duration:

6 Nights

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact Contiki with specific dietary requirements

Tour code:

CAHIM16

Group size:

15 - 50

Age range:

18-35

Tour operated in:

English


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