Inducing an everlasting memory, the Californian Dreaming tour packages some of this state’s most familiar sights into seven days. Leaving Los Angeles, you’ll begin at the playground of the rich and famous – Las Vegas – where glamour, bright lights and never-ending fun make up the spellbinding ambience here.
The tour will then take a contrasting turn, introducing passengers to Death Valley, officially the hottest place on earth and a geological wonder to wow at. You will then explore some of California’s other natural wonders including Mammoth Lakes and its surrounding land made famous for its gold mining while Yosemite National Park will introduce you to a panoramic maze of imposing rock formations and forceful waterfalls.
The final days of this fantastic tour will allow you to truly enjoy one of America’s best-loved cities, San Francisco, which you can navigate at your leisure. The opportunities here are endless; immerse yourself in the fog while crossing the famous Golden Gate Bridge or revel in the shopping opportunities available in the metropolitan city or delve into the maritime magic of Fisherman’s Wharf, hop on a boat and soak up the history and notorious tales of Alcatraz or relax in Napa Valley, where wineries will while away your day…
Los Angeles-Sprinkles Cupcakes, look them up. Dont miss them! Peanut-butter chocolate? Eighteen more varieties in store?
Las Vegas-If you are into amusement parks there is a great one in Circus Circus. The top of the Stratosphere has a amazing view of Vegas. Also check out the water show in front of Bellagio, water/light show inside Sams Town and the volcano at Mirage. Just a tip - the water shows and volcano are best viewed at night.
San Francisco-Watch the seagulls; guard your snack food with your life anywhere within eyeshot of the ocean.
Los Angeles Arrival
Los Angeles - Las Vegas
Las Vegas - Death Valley - Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Gateway - San Francisco
Day 1 Los Angeles Arrival
Transfer via hotel shuttle bus to your hotel. Evening at leisure.
Day 2 Los Angeles - Las Vegas
Meet your Tour Director and depart for Las Vegas, the glittering entertainment capital of the world, for non-stop fun, gambling and world-class entertainment.
Day 3 Las Vegas - Death Valley - Mammoth Lakes
Today starts with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renowned for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.
Day 4 Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park
Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a tasty breakfast as you survey a most stunning view of California from its desert floor to its lofty peaks. Next, your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendors including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in the Yosemite Gateway. **Winter Routing The Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will overnight in Fresno or Visalia and a visit to Mammoth Lakes will not be possible (winter routing applies to all departures between October and May under normal snow conditions).
Day 5 Yosemite Gateway - San Francisco
Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. “ Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair ". Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).
Day 6 San Francisco
Day at leisure! Your Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day: perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch them frolic. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and ”Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy’s Department Store. You also may choose to embark on a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).
Day 7 San Francisco
Your tour ends on check out from your hotel. Your Tour Director will assist with transfers to San Francisco International airport if required.