Panama Canal Cruise with Big Sur and San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise with Big Sur and San Francisco Tour

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Panama Canal Cruise with Big Sur and San Francisco Tour

22 Days Starting in Miami, FL, USA and ending in San Francisco, CA, USA

Visiting: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Estación de Puerto Caldera, Puerto Quetzal, Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego, Redondo Beach, Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Big Sur, Monterey, San Francisco

Tour operator:

Titan Travel

Tour code:

TTHPA

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Leisurely

Age range:

21-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise requests

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Cruise, Sailing

Interests:

History, Wildlife Tours

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$6365 including Flights from the UK

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Tour Overview

This is adventure on a grand scale. From the palm-fringed shores of Miami to the steaming rainforests of Nicaragua, this epic journey will take you to breathtaking stretches of coastline, ancient gems of Central America, and the Golden State of California. Marvel at the engineering feat of the Panama Canal, see sloths in Costa Rica and feel the hairpin bends of Big Sur. You’ll have the chance to see volcanic peaks and Mayan ruins, explore traditional villages and Hollywood stars.

Highlights

  • VIP door-to-door travel service

Places You'll See

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Panama Canal Cruise With Big Sur And San Francisco Tour

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Uk To Miami

Location: Miami

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Croydon, Miami (4-star)

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Miami. On arrival, we transfer to our hotel for two-night stay.

Day 2 : Miami

Location: Miami

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Croydon, Miami (4-star)

We’ll take a guided city tour of Miami this morning. We’ll enjoy wandering Ocean Drive - famous for its 1930s art deco buildings - and soak in the buzzing atmosphere of cosmopolitan South Beach. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps head to Lincoln Road and take a bite out of freshly baked arepas (stuffed cornmeal cakes). Or relax by the sea and watch as teal waves lap endless sandy beaches.



Excursions & visits:

Guided city tour of Miami, including South Beach and Art Deco District (morning)



Day 3 : Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Location: Fort Lauderdale

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

The morning is free for further exploration. This afternoon we head to Fort Lauderdale where we’ll board our ship. You’ll have time to settle into your cabin before we set sail this evening.

Day 4 - 5 : At Sea

Location: Cartagena

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

Two days to settle into ship life. Choose to relax, maybe in a comfortable coffee house or enjoy the superb facilities and wonderful live musical entertainment on board, as we sail southwards.

Day 6 : Cartagena, Colombia

Location: Cartagena

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

Smell the scent of bougainvillea as you explore the beautifully preserved city of Cartagena. Get lost in the maze of cobblestoned streets in the Old Town. See the imposing fort, or people watch in leafy squares. This UNESCO Heritage Site is full of rainbow colours and charm.

Day 7 : Daytime Panama Canal Transit

Location: Panama Canal

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

Relax on board as we navigate ‘one of the seven wonders of the modern world’. As we sail, take in the sights of colonial towns and historic fortresses, and listen to the sounds of the rainforest. Hundreds of species of mammals, reptiles and birds thrive along the length of the canal.

Day 8 : At Sea

Location: Panama Canal

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

A leisurely day at sea to enjoy the delights of the ship. Perhaps opt for a treatment at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon or sit on deck taking in the views.

Day 9 : Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica

Location: Estación de Puerto Caldera

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

If you decide on one of many optional excursions, you could be keeping your eyes peeled for distinctive scarlet macaws as you walk on hanging bridges and through the stunning rainforests of Carara National Park. Or perhaps see Costa Rica’s most famous volcano, Arenal. You’ll get the chance to swim in natural hot springs, spot sloths and toucans, and feel the spray of cooling waterfalls.

Day 10 : At Sea

Location: Puerto Quetzal

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

A day to spend exploring the ship's facilities as we head towards Guatemala.

Day 11 : Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Location: Puerto Quetzal

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

Your choice of optional excursion could take you on a journey past magnificent volcanoes, cattle farms and sugar cane plantations, or to savour one of the freshest cups of coffee you've ever had at a coffee estate. Visit the Jade Museum and Factory in Antigua, the colonial capital. Or explore the substantial ruins of Iximché, the capital of the Kaqchikel Maya kingdom, to learn of Mayan rituals and cosmology.

Day 12 : Huatulco, Mexico

Location: Huatulco

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

Huatulco is known for its beautiful bays and beaches. Spend today relaxing on the sun-drenched coastline, with the jagged Sierra Madre Mountains as a striking backdrop; or maybe go in search for some of the 225 species of local birdlife that call this region home.

Day 13 : At Sea

Location: Puerto Vallarta

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

Another day to relax at sea. Maybe spend time watching recent-release films as we sail onwards.

Day 14 : Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Location: Puerto Vallarta

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

Once a small fishing village, Puerto Vallarta became a popular destination for the artists, writers and Hollywood stars of the 1960s. Explore the old town’s quirky shops and open markets or maybe snorkel in Los Arcos National Marine Park.

Day 15 - 16 : At Sea

Location: San Diego

Accommodation: Cruise ship

Accommodation Name: Zaandam

A final two days at sea to make the most of the ship. As we sail to California, maybe take in the BBC’s Earth in Concert and experience the natural wonders of the sea on the big screen.

Day 17 : San Diego - Hollywood - Redondo Beach

Location: San Diego, Redondo Beach

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina (4-star)

We reach San Diego this morning and disembark. Our tour of the Californian coastline begins straightaway as we take in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood on a tour, walking in the footsteps of iconic movie stars. Afterwards, we’ll head to the sandy shores of Redondo Beach and our hotel for the night.



Excursions & visits:

Guided city tour of Hollywood (morning)



Day 18 : Santa Barbara - Pismo Beach

Location: Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hilton Garden Inn San Luis Obispo/Pismo Beach (3-star)

As we head along the Californian coast, following gorgeous beaches flanked by mountains, we’ll see the pretty harbour promenade and palm-fringed streets of Santa Barbara. Later, we’ll arrive at the classic beach town of Pismo Beach and our accommodation for the night.



Excursions & visits:

Visit to Santa Barbara (morning)



Day 19 : Big Sur - Carmel - 17-Mile Drive - Monterey - San Francisco

Location: Big Sur, Monterey, San Francisco

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Parc 55, San Francisco (4-star)

Today we’ll drive along the breathtaking, curving Big Sur coastline (the inspiration behind Jack Kerouac’s autobiographical novel) and make a stop in delightful Carmel. Then we’ll make the epic drive from Carmel to the old Spanish and Mexican capital of upper California, Monterey - a route which takes through to one of the loveliest stretches of road in the world. 17 Mile Drive snakes along the coastline of the Monterey peninsula, passing pebbled bays, craggy coves and cypress forests. We’ll reach the City by the Bay, San Francisco, this afternoon.



Excursions & visits:

Visit to Carmel (morning)

17 Mile Drive and visit to Monterey (afternoon)

Day 20 : San Francisco

Location: San Francisco

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Parc 55 (4-star)

On a guided tour of this iconic city, you’ll have the chance to sample delicious street food in China Town, wander through Union Square and admire the city skyline as you cross the famed Golden Gate Bridge. The rest of the day is free - and there’s so much to see and do. There’s notorious Alcatraz (you’ll need to book this independently before leaving the UK); you could wander up and down the iconic streets, including zig-zagging Lombard Street; or maybe walk around the eclectic district of Haight-Ashbury (the heart of America’s ‘counterculture’ in the 1960s), so beloved of hippies, artists, writers and musicians.



Excursions & visits:

Guided city tour of San Francisco (morning)

Day 21 : San Francisco - In-Flight

Location: San Francisco

Accommodation: Overnight flight

You’ll have some free time for some last-minute shopping before we transfer to the airport for the return flight home.

What's Included

  • Titan tour manager

  • 6 nights in hotels, 14 nights cruise on Zaandam and 1 in flight

  • International and regional flights as detailed. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow.

  • Guided city tours of Miami (including South Beach and Art Deco District); Hollywood; San Francisco (including Golden Gate Bridge)

  • Visits to Santa Barbara, Carmel and Monterey

  • Titan's VIP door-to-door travel service

  • Travel in destination by coach

  • Porterage

  • Meals

    14 breakfasts (days 3-16); 13 lunches (days 4-16); 14 dinners (days 3-16)

  • 17-Mile Drive

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Any other items not mentioned

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  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    We've been taking our customers across the world on escorted tours for more than 40 years

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Our commitment to sustainable travel is part of our ethos. We love exploring the world and hope that, alongside our customers, we can be part of a bigger change in respecting the people and wildlife on our planet and minimising the impact we have on our environment.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    With some COVID-19 rules and restrictions still in place there are a few details that you need to know. This information is subject to change. It’s your responsibility to monitor changes and ensure you fulfil all relevant criteria for travel. Rest assured that we’re on hand to help and answer any questions you might have.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You’ll receive your Final holiday documents via email approximately 14 days prior to your departure.

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Brian Jones (Google Reviewer)  

Recently returned from the great...

08-Apr-2024

Recently returned from the great Indian rail journey.My wife and I could hardly believe the value for money.From pick ups from Durham to Heathrow and back,to the number of coach and train journeys , quality hotels, great choice of food throughout and our first night in Heathrow Hilton. What really made our trip a success was our guide, Prashant,who managed a party of twenty four very varied, sometimes a little unpredictable travellers with ease.Nothing was too much trouble for him and as a group we gelled and warmed to Prashant as he kept us safe, well informed and a little entertained by his mix of authority and humanity.Where do I begin with the tour itself ? India,a country of extremes.Poverty,wealth,order,chaos.Sometimes bleak,often breathtakingly beautiful.The people,the cities,art, architecture,flaura and fauna.Delhi,Jaipur, Amritsar,Agra, Ranthambore, Chandigarh and the icing on the cake that is Shimla. An absolute masterclass of man versus nature,the railway and buildings are an unbelievable feat,but wait until you see the dual carriageway being built on the mountainside.🤯I could go on for a very long time but I'll just post some photos.Thanks to Titan,thanks to the excellent Prashant and and a massive thanks to the other twenty two travellers who helped shape our holiday of a lifetime.🏁💜

Odile Lawen (Google Reviewer)  

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Thomas Fisher (Google Reviewer)  

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13-Sep-2023

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Sarah Hoad  

Exceptional trip and service by Titan

04-Oct-2022

Just returned from a fabulous tour of California & the golden west. It’s a full on tour with early starts but you see so much varied landscape from the ocean to the desert to Yosemite. My 2nd tour with Titan & my first solo tour. Thoroughly enjoyed it & met some great people. Grand Canyon was amazing would definitely recommend

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Ms Margaret Aldgate  

Not merely a holiday, rather a memorable experience

29-Dec-2022

I have used other travel operators; this was the 1st time of touring with Titan----Israel, The Holy Land, from being collected from home and returned at the end of the holiday this was an unforgettable experience; the Tour Manager, a PhD Archaeology made the whole tour so interesting, he enlightened us throughout each day from an historical, archeological and Biblical viewpoint, bringing each site we visited come to life, and went over and above his remit escorting us for evening trips around the local area; thanks also to our very patient driver who coped with the very busy traffic; our hotels were good, professional and pleasant staff and really good food; I would recommend Titan to anyone looking for a fascinating tour with excellent efficient service thank you Titan nor just for a holiday for a memorable experience

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Sella Shan (Google Reviewer)  

We had a 2 weeks...

05-Dec-2023

We had a 2 weeks fantastic holiday arranged by Titan to Vietnam and Cambodia. Excellent,well organised Throughly enjoyed. Very good service by Vietnam Airlines, if you could afford book it in premium economy. We had a door to door service , picked up to airport from home and then dropped at home from airport, very convinient. Particular credit goes to our guide THI who is a caring, knolegeable, friendly down to earth man who made our trip a memorable one. I will not hesitate to book another holiday through Titan, their staff are friendly and helpful

Eileen Bulsara (Google Reviewer)  

We had a fantastic holiday...

26-May-2023

We had a fantastic holiday in Mississippi. Right from our chauffeur driven car picking us up to the return journey, we had a great time. The first hotel The Gaylord was amazing,absolutely huge,first class. The second The Double tree in Memphis unfortunately wasn't, the hotel was tired and very basic, the only plus was where it is situated in the centre of town, we were only there two nights so it wasn't to bad. The American Queen Steam Boat was first class all the way, thoroughly enjoyed the seven nights sailing down the Mississippi. The last hotel the Sheraton New Orleans was very comfortable too. Our guide throughout our time away was Laura Tuttle. she was amazing, very knowledgeable, and helpful. We also had a coach driver Guil, who went over and beyond to give you the best time. Other coach guides included Jim,who was so funny, and also very knowledgeably. Very entertaining throughout. The entire itinerary itinerary was very well thought out, included a huge variety of visits to different Interesting locations. Highly recommend using Titan for all your holiday destinations.

Mrs Crompton  

Perfect Italian Holiday…

31-Oct-2022

Just returned from a lovely week in Sorrento at the Grand Hotel Hermitage, we had an excellent guide Peter Macchristopher. we loved the hotel the staff were very nice especially in the dining rooms, the food was good and the room we had was really nice with a wonderful view. Altogether very good value holiday.we felt the trip to Pompei was very good also boat trip to Amalfi. I would recommend a walk to the village of St Agatha and a three hour ride on the Little Blue Train. Great fun.this can be booked at reception.

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Susan Hawken (Google Reviewer)  

THE GREAT INDIAN RAIL JOURNEY!!!!...

03-Feb-2024

THE GREAT INDIAN RAIL JOURNEY!!!! (Dreadful) Avoid Titan and Saga at all costs. False descriptions of the tour and dreadful administration Returned to the UK last evening with a great sigh of relief after the worst holiday ever. 1. No block booking of airplane seats by Titan. (Husband and I sat apart on the long, overnight flight) 2. Unable to pre-book seats as Titan reference numbers did not coincide with anything. 3. Husband and I not sat together on any of the train journeys! In fact, on one occasion I was sat, alone on a sleeper carriage, a couple of carriages away from the rest of the group who were scattered over two or three carriages. Terrifying as a female to be sat alone in the midst of noisy locals!!!!! (Eventually the guide, Rahi, did come to rescue me and found a seat near the main group) 4. The guide, Rahi, would usually get off the coach and begin walking off without waiting for all the group to disembark the coach. (Spot the guide in the crowd!) 5. The guide, Rahi, refused to use any identifying prop such as a flag, hat, jacket or umbrella. Frightening to be in the manic crowds of Delhi and other crowded places to be unable to see the guide. 6. NO AUDIO HEADSET system on any excursion 7. The guide, Rahi, didn’t face the whole group, but stood sideways on and was unable to be heard by the majority. 8. OUTRAGEOUS behaviour by the guide when he enquired as to the whereabouts of my husband, whom I explained was in bed with an upset stomach and was feeling unwell. Rahi DID A REVERSE AIR PUNCH😳😳. This was in response to an earlier conversation when my husband had complained about our separate seating arrangements. TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL 9. When we arrived at Heathrow to find our aircraft seats were not allocated, we were advised to speak to our guide on arrival at Delhi. Rahi merely shrugged his shoulders and said he couldn’t do anything. 10. Tour pace incorrect - gruelling pace and only half a day relaxation due to the guide, Rahi, throwing in visits to shops and factories fie him to earn his commission as I head him tell another!!!!!!! 11. When off loaded the return flight due to illness, we were unable to get in contact with Titan/Saga. Left in Delhi without an hotel or flight!!! Found accommodation but didn’t remove shoes or clothes due to the poor standard. Final summary: Poor, disappointing, inefficient, incompetent, misleading, misrepresentations, are just a few words to describe.

Linda Vokes (Google Reviewer)  

Luxury VIP door to door...

17-Jul-2023

Luxury VIP door to door travel! I don't think so....Titan sent a Toyota Prius uber to Stanstead for a return journey to Newport, S Wales. 4 adults plus luggage! the experience was anything but luxurious. Contacted Titan on the return journey and since return. They simply didn't seem interested and offered us a £300 travel discount off a future trip! After a lot of emails they converted it to a £300 cash refund. Give it a lot of thought before booking !

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