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Best of California (Classic, 9 Days) - Insight Vacations

Best of California (Classic, 9 Days)

9 days
4.8
(7)
From San Francisco to Los Angeles
Tour Operator:
Insight Vacations
Max group size:
40
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
28571
Hygiene Measures:
Included
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Highlights

  • Explore the grandiose estate of William Randolph Hearst
  • Visit the historic Old Mission in Santa Barbara
  • Experience the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park
  • See the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Sunset Boulevard
  • Enjoy a wine-tasting at a local Sonoma vineyard

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Itinerary

Start in San Francisco and end in Los Angeles! With the In-depth Cultural tour Best of California (Classic, 9 Days), you have a 9 days tour package taking you through San Francisco, USA and 7 other destinations in USA. Best of California (Classic, 9 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: San Francisco, the City by the Bay
  2. Day 2: Exploring San Francisco
  3. Day 3: Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  4. Day 4: Yosemite National Park to Monterey
  5. Day 5: Monterey, the Cradle of History
  6. Day 6: The American Riviera
  7. Day 7: Santa Monica and the City of Angels
  8. Day 8: The Glitz and Glam of L.A.
  9. Day 9: Depart Los Angeles
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.5
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  • EW
    · November 15th, 2019
    Great trip overall. Too little time in Yosemite. Disappointed that our bus couldn't drive on the PCH from Monterrey to San Simeon. We didn't realize this when we booked and had been looking forward to that. Lynne Hendrick was a terrific tour guide and... Show more
    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing this with us, it is brilliant to read about your experience on the Best of California tour with Insight Vacations. We are very pleased to know that your Travel Director’s passion and knowledge of Italy set the tone for an amazing... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • Best of California (Classic, 9 Days) reviewer 2
    · October 17th, 2019
    I normally travel on my own, but this time, I decided to go with Insight Vacations, as the tour looked great and I didn't want to do all the driving. I can certainly recommend Insight Vacations - book a tour with them if you enjoy travelling in style... Show more
    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    It certainly pleases us to learn that Jason went above and beyond to make your time in the United States a memorable one. Also, we are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your complete experience on the road. Furthermore, we truly look forward to... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • LW
    · September 1st, 2019
    We had a really enjoyable bus tour. Great variety in the locations, really nice weather and it is a great way to see California in a short period of time. Our tour guide Linda and our bus driver Scott were fabulous. Linda kept us amused with her jokes... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • LS
    · August 3rd, 2019
    Everything was amazing! We went to great places and saw a lot. The tour guide and bus driver were the best! I was so impressed by how organized it was.
    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    We are very pleased to hear that your time on the Best of California tour was a memorable one. On top of that, we hope that you were able to go back home with some amazing memories and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • T
    · June 25th, 2019
    It was my first time to USA and I decided to travel with Insight Vacations as I have great experience with this operator on my previous trips to Europe. Best of California has a good balance of cosmopolitan cities and beauty of nature. It allows me to... Show more
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    Trip date: June 2019
  • MG
    · August 27th, 2017
    The success of any tour depends on the itinerary,the tour director and coach driver. My recent tour had the best of these features.
    Trip date: August 2017
  • MA
    · June 15th, 2017
    We had an amazing experience with Darren, our driver and Anandji, our director on the Best of California tour. We got to see so many places, the hotels and included meals were all excellent. The bus is very comfortable, and the pace, although brisk, is... Show more
    Trip date: June 2017

Dates & Availability

9 days
Best of California (Classic, 9 Days)
From San Francisco to Los Angeles
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