California Highlights (8 destinations)

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Las Vegas
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West Coast USA
San Francisco


  • Step into nature with a trip to Lake Tahoe
  • Cruise through the San Joaquin Valley
  • Cut through gorgeous wine country
  • Experience LA's Hollywood Boulevard
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18 to 35 year olds
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Start in Las Vegas and end in San Francisco! With the sightseeing tour California Highlights (8 destinations), you have a 7 day tour package taking you from Las Vegas to San Francisco and through Las Vegas, USA and 6 other destinations in USA. California Highlights (8 destinations) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • California Highlights (8 destinations) reviewer 1
    Written on February 17, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    Ok tour but worst tour guide I've had, I've been on 3 other contikis and they were amazing this one was such a let down. On the positive our bus driver was awesome
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  • A
    Written on February 9, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    I joined this tour not really knowing what to expect, but can honestly say that I had an amazing time and met some amazing people! I travelled alone but everyone in the group made me felt welcome from the start and we had a great deal of fun on the trip and went to some awesome places that I would have otherwise never have visited. The only thing I wasn't expecting was to join a tour halfway through (most of the group had already been touring for 6 days already when me and 3 others joined in Las Vegas), this wasn't too much of an issue, but meant everyone else in the group had already met, although our tour manager, Dylan made sure the ice was broken and everyone got to know each other: It would appear that this is common place for tours to be broken into 'modules' and for people to start and finish their trips at different points across the tour, but I was not aware of this and it kind of took me by surprise on my first day. That aside, I really cannot fault this trip, our tour manager Dylan and driver Adrian, were exceptional and very friendly and informative and went out of their way to ensure everything went smoothly and that we were shown the best parts of the locations we were visiting. The locations chosen on this tour were a good mixture of city and scenic , and it was nice to break up the trip with a trip to the mountains (Lake Tahoe) for some winter fun (skiing and snowmobiling - both of which I highly recommend, I was new to both but thoroughly enjoyed them!) and the scenery is truly breathtaking - so make sure you bring a camera! Also, make sure if you want to visit Alcatraz on day 6 whilst in San Francisco (which you definitely should as it's great!), then pre-book your tickets before you fly out (for the 9am ferry) as I was the only one who did and everyone else missed out as they had all sold out. San Francisco was by far my favourite city and I'm looking forward to visiting again in the future. Accommodation for the trip was of a very good standard (twin shared hotel rooms) and the food provided was of a good standard, albeit from a limited, pre-defined menu, however I cannot really fault either for the price paid. All in all, I had a great time and for my first Contiki trip, was very impressed and would most definitely recommend this tour, California is an amazing state and if you only have a limited time then this is the perfect tour to see a lot in a short space of time - I'm already looking at where I can go to next! If you're looking at this trip, debating whether or not to go then as a popular clothing brand says... JUST DO IT!... You won't regret it.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas
  2. Day 2: Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe Via Mojave and Sierra Nevada
  3. Day 3: Lake Tahoe
  4. Day 4: Lake Tahoe
  5. Day 5: Lake Tahoe to San Francisco via Old Town Sacramento
  6. Day 6: San Francisco
  7. Day 7: Depart San Francisco

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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  • Flights


  • USA & Canada: Discovery Plus
  • Contiki Discoverer Trips
  • Contiki USA: Better Together Best With Us
USA & Canada: Discovery Plus

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  • When and where does the tour start?

    The tour starts at a centrally located hotel in Las Vegas which will be confirmed for you at time of booking. There will be a welcome meeting in the early evening where you will your tour manager and fellow passengers.

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  • Mair, 59 years old26th September 2018
    Great, informative website that gives a really comprehensive overview of tour itinerary and inclusions. Prompt replies to my queries was appreciated



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Las Vegas is the starting point and San Francisco is the endpoint.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1119 for California Highlights (8 destinations), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 926 km.
  • Las Vegas (USA)
  • 86 km
  • Mojave Desert (USA)
  • 471 km
  • Sierra Nevada (USA)
  • 107 km
  • Lake Tahoe (USA)
  • 139 km
  • Sacramento (USA)
  • 110 km
  • Oakland (USA)
  • 13 km
  • San Francisco (USA)

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