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Golden California Fly Drive

San Francisco * Monterey * California Gold Coast * Los Angeles * Las Vegas * San Diego

Golden California Fly Drive. Spend time in San Francisco before heading down the coast to Los Angeles. Cross the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas, the "entertainment capital of the world". From Las Vegas visit the Grand Canyon before ending your tour of California in San Diego.

12 days from £1,788 per person twin share + flights


Day 01 - UK to San Francisco 

Your California adventure starts with departure from a UK o­n a scheduled United Airlines flight to San Francisco. Arrive at San Francisco International Airport, pick up your car and proceed to your hotel.

Overnights (3): San Francisco 

Day 02 - San Francisco

The first morning at 08:00 hours you will be met by our local representative and provided with a welcome kit which includes driving instructions, vouchers, maps, and brochures of the places you are about to visit. Discover the attractions of this beautiful city. See places like Union Square, The Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman's Wharf, where you can also take a short boat trip to tour Alcatraz Island.

Day 03 - San Francisco

A full day to explore the City by the Bay, beautiful San Francisco, or to enjoy the rolling hills of California's Wine Country, Napa Valley, where famed wineries welcome you for tours and tastings. Established in 1828, this fertile area is considered the premier wine growing region in the United States.

Day 04 - San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel (126 miles)

Drive south to Monterey where you can stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row. The 17-Mile Drive toll road along the Peninsula Coast from Pacific Grove to Carmel boasts magnificent seaside scenery. Visit Carmel Mission founded in 1770.

Overnight (1): Monterey/Carmel

Day 05 - Monterey/Carmel - California Central Coast (246 miles)

Continue by Big Sur to San Simeon and then Solvang, a unique town founded by Danish immigrants. Solvang is a quaint village in the Santa Ynez valley surrounded by local wineries and famous for its bakeries and specialty shops.

Overnight (1): California Central Coast

Day 06 - California Central Coast - Malibu - Los Angeles (97 miles)

Drive by Malibu and Santa Monica to Los Angeles. If you plan to arrive in Los Angeles early we suggest a visit to Universal Studios this afternoon before continuing to your hotel in Los Angeles.

Overnights (2): Los Angeles

Day 07 - Los Angeles

A full day at leisure. Today we suggest a full-day visit to Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom of Disneyland. Known as o­ne of the top tourist attractions in Southern California, Disneyland attracts millions of visitors from all over the world and offers pleasures for young and old alike. Or, simply discover Los Angeles, including Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

Day 08 - Los Angeles - Las Vegas (280 miles)

Today drive east through the Mojave Desert and the ghost town of Calico en route to the glittering Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas. o­nce an oasis o­n the route to California, Las Vegas began as a Mormon settlement and boomed fleetingly during the silver rush. Today Las Vegas is o­ne of the great gambling capitals of the world, with great entertainment and famous shows.

Overnights (2): Las Vegas

Day 09 - Las Vegas (Grand Canyon Optional)

A full day at leisure for you to either take a short drive to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, or see o­ne of the great natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Grand Canyon, o­n an optional day trip by air. In form, glowing colour, and geological significance, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is unsurpassed. The canyon is 277 miles long, averages 10 miles in width from rim to rim and is 5,700 feet deep.

Day 10 - Las Vegas - San Diego (336 miles)

Drive south past Lake Elsinore to the town of Temecula. Enjoy famed rolling hills and vineyards o­n your way to San Diego, popular for its year-round sparkling weather and relaxed living. 

Overnights (2): San Diego 

Day 11 - San Diego

A full day to discover some of San Diego's attractions such as: Balboa Park, Old Town, Sea World, which is the largest park in the world devoted to marine life, Coronado Beach, the San Diego Zoo, and Seaport Village.

Day 12 - San Diego - Los Angeles to UK

Today you will leave San Diego for Los Angeles Airport. Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.

Day 13 - Arrive UK



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StandardSelect Deluxe
San FranciscoHotel MetropolisBest Western Plus AmericaniaSheraton Fishermans Wharf
MontereyThe Stevenson Monterey Hilton Garden Inn Monterey Hotel Pacific
California Central Coast Courtesy Inn San SimeonOxford Suites Seacrest Hotel
Los AngelesQuality Inn & Suites Anaheim Resort Hilton Anaheim Hilton Anaheim
Las VegasExcalibur Hotel Luxor Hotel Paris Las Vegas
San DiegoDays Hotel Circle Near Seaworld Sheraton Mission ValleySheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Tour Prices Includes:

  • Scheduled flights to/from the UK with United Airlines from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes, security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 11 nights accommodation, room only
  • 12 days fully inclusive hire of an intermediate car with unlimited mileage, CDW, Extended Protection, Sales Tax, State Tax and Airport Fees
  • Detailed tour briefing by our local representative on Day 2
  • Welcome kit with detailed day-by-day itinerary/maps
  • Hotel accommodations as specified or similar

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Admissions and tolls are not included unless specified
  • Weekend flight supplements £24 each way (Friday-Sunday)
  • One way drop off fee will be payable for July and August rentals
  • Hotel Parking charges if applicable
  • Extra charges apply to renters under 25 years of age
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, attractions, activities and excursions

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