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Best of California (2020)

Best of California (2020) - Insight Vacations
Best of California (2020) - Insight Vacations
TitaniaCheong "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 meet up both my friends in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles respectively so that’s it! When I arrived into San Francisco, sense of familiarity from ..."
Excellent
7 reviews
Starts
San Francisco
+7 Destinations
West Coast USA
Ends
Los Angeles
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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
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
40
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Private Vehicle, Plane
Travel style
Sightseeing
Operator
Insight Vacations
Start in San Francisco and end in Los Angeles! With the sightseeing tour Best of California (2020), you have a 9 day tour package taking you from San Francisco to Los Angeles and through San Francisco, USA and 8 other destinations in USA. Best of California (2020) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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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.

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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  • Additional Services

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  • Written on November 15, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • Best of California (2020) reviewer 2
    Written on October 17, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 and... Read 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 welcoming you back soon to explore more amazing destinations.
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  • Written on September 1, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 and... Read more

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  • Written on August 3, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    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.
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    Written on June 25, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 meet... Read more

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  • MG
    Written on August 27, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The success of any tour depends on the itinerary,the tour director and coach driver. My recent tour had the best of these features.

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  • MA
    Written on June 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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    Location
    San Francisco is the starting point and Los Angeles is the endpoint.
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 23 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 23 January 2020, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Insight Vacations. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,091 km.
    • San Francisco (USA)
    • 60 km
    • Napa Valley (USA)
    • 14 km
    • Sonoma (USA)
    • 267 km
    • Yosemite NP (USA)
    • 125 km
    • San Joaquin Valley (USA)
    • 169 km
    • Monterey (USA)
    • 124 km
    • San Simeon (USA)
    • 192 km
    • Santa Barbara (USA)
    • 140 km
    • Los Angeles (USA)

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