Self-Drive – Beautiful California

>>Self-Drive – Beautiful California

Self-Drive – Beautiful California

Includes

  • Flights

  • Hotels

  • Transfers

  • City Tours

  • Sightseeings

  • Breakfast

  • Taxes

Duration

09 Nights / 10 Days

 

Highlights

Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay and San Francisco

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Los Angeles.
  • 1 night accommodation in Santa Barbara.
  • 1 night accommodation in Pismo Beach.
  • 1 night accommodation in San Luis Obispo.
  • 1 night accommodation in Santa Cruz.
  • 1 night accommodation in Monterey Bay.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in San Francisco.
  • Universal Studios tickets.
  • Hearst castle ticket.
  • Monterey Bay aquarium ticket.
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park – tickets.
  • Ferry to Alcatraz Island( Has to be booked quite in advance as availability is limited)
  • International & Domestic air ticket, Airport taxes, Visa charges, Travel Insurance.
  • Meals other than those specified (if any).
  • Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional tours and other items of a personal nature.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary “Inclusions”.

Day 1 Arrive Los Angeles

Upon arrival in Los Angeles, pick up your car and proceed to the hotel. If cultural pursuits is more your style, visit Getty Villa, the original Getty Museum featuring Greek and Roman antiquities and a gourmet café that’s perfect for lunch. Visiting Beverly Hills is a must if you’d like to tour celebrity homes or shop like a star on Rodeo Drive in the afternoon. If you prefer more low-key shopping, explore Venice Beach and the variety of unique boutiques selling jewelry, clothing, furniture and art created by local designers. Visitors hoping to be dazzled by real stars can visit Griffith Observatory, or drive over to Long Beach and visit the Queen Mary, a star in her own right. Finish the evening in Hollywood or West Hollywood, areas bursting with new restaurants, cool clubs and bars. Overnight to Los Angeles.

Day 2 Los Angeles

Today, become a part of Hollywood magic as you visit Universal Studios, the work place of Hollywood’s biggest and most glamorous stars. This is where the greatest moments from movies and television come to life, like the reality shattering all-new Terminator 2 3D show, starring the cast of Terminator 2. Plus, have your worst nightmare come true when a man-eating T-Rex attacks you on Jurassic Park – The Ride. You will speed through time on Back to the Future, The Ride and go totally Nickelodeon in the place where kids rule. It’s all waiting for you at Universal Studios, Hollywood. Overnight in Los Angeles.

Day 3 Los Angeles – (1.5 hrs) – Oxnard – (25 mins) – Ventura – (1 hr) – Santa Barbara – (30 minutess) – Santa Ynex Valley Wine Region

Once leaving L.A.’s orbit, travelers heading north into Ventura County can wander into Point Mugu State Park, located in the Santa Monica Mountains. Stop at one of the many charming produce stands in Oxnard, the “Strawberry Capital” of California, followed by lunch in Ventura, home of the Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center. Santa Barbara, the American Riviera, beckons with its charming Old World Mediterranean architecture, cloistered mission, airy art museum and posh shops. Or pursue your favorite wines in the Santa Ynez Valley, a leading wine region in the state. Drive over to Beullton for dinner at the Hitching Post, made famous in the film ‘Sideways’.

Overnight in Santa Barbara.

Day 4 Santa Barbara – (1 hr) – Solvang – (1 hr) – Pismo Beach

If you can keep your hunger at bay, drive inland to the Danish-inspired city of Solvang for breakfast. Arrive on an empty stomach so that you can take advantage of the mouthwatering traditional bakeries featuring Danish pastries, breads and foods. Walk off the calories by visiting some of the more than 200 European style shops, antique stores, and museums. Drive about an hour northwest to Pismo Beach, where you can stretch your legs and enjoy amazing coastal views at the oceanfront pier and the wide, sandy beach. Enjoy lunch in this classic beach town, and peruse the quaint shops downtown. If you’re feeling adventurous, rent an ATV and race across the sand – the only place in the state where you can drive on the beach. Or let someone else do the driving and get on a Humvee tour. Overnight in Pismo Beach.

Day 5 Pismo Beach – (30 mins) – San Luis Obispo

Depart for San Luis Obispo, a vibrant college town where you can visit the historic mission and browse through one-of-a-kind shops and public art along the meandering river. Then get ready to see one of the most amazing sights in California – the world-famous Hearst Castle. Just a few kilometers north in beautiful San Simeon, the castle was once the palatial estate of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and is now a state historical monument offering stunning art collections, lush gardens, magnificent pools and sweeping ocean vistas. Overnight in San Luis Obispo.

Day 6 San Luis Obispo – (2.5 hrs) – Carmel By the Sea/Monterey Bay

On the way to Monterey Bay, many wonders await. Take some time to explore the Paso Robles wine region, then head north and navigate the thrilling hairpin turns of the Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur, passing cliff side waterfalls. Look out for peaks and hidden hot springs. Take time to cruise and take pictures of the 17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove through Pebble Beach, then tour Mission Carmel at the mouth of the Carmel Valley or linger inside art galleries and boutiques downtown. Later, visit the marvels of the ocean planet come to life at the world acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium. Watch seals try to steal a meal at Fisherman’s Wharf while you sip local wines and savor fresh seafood for dinner. Overnight in Monterey Bay.

Day 7 Monterey Bay – (1 hr) – Santa Cruz

Drive about an hour north to Santa Cruz, a funky surf town where you can watch surfers ride the waves from the bluffs of Steamer Lane. Visit Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an oceanfront amusement park where you can ride the Giant Dipper, a 1920s wooden rollercoaster. After lunch at the park, visit some wineries in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains, followed by shopping and dinner in the charming town of Los Gatos. If you are looking for a change of pace, drive to San Jose to visit the Tech Museum of Innovation or the Winchester Mystery House, the spooky mansion of the late heiress Sarah Winchester, followed by shopping and dinner.

Overnight in Santa Cruz.

Day 8 Santa Cruz – (1.5 hrs) – Half Moon Bay / San Francisco

In the morning, drive about an hour and a half north to Half Moon Bay, featuring great seaside restaurants, where you can enjoy an early lunch while you watch surfers riding the waves. Several miles north of Half Moon Bay is the famous surf area, Mavericks, where pro surfers challenge waves over 50 feet. In the early afternoon, drive to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.Stroll the many shops, galleries and museums along the wharf or nearby Ghirardelli Square. Enjoy a ferry ride to the infamous Alcatraz Island, the former penitentiary to some of the most notorious federal criminals of the 20th century. Later, if you prefer a different kind of thrill, drive 45 minutes east to Vallejo, home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park. Overnight in San Francisco.

Day 9 San Francisco – (1 hr) – Napa Valley

Enjoy a drive to Napa Valley today. It is one of the premier travel destinations in the world. Breathtaking views abound at every turn, picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year round and wineries of every stature dot the landscape. Whether you are wine tasting, dining at renowned restaurants like the French Laundry, pampering yourself with a mud bath in Calistoga, or just enjoying a drive, Napa Valley is your spot of heaven on earth. Overnight in San Francisco.

Day 10 Depart San Francisco

Today drop off your car at the airport for flight back home.

HOTELS:

CITIES

3 STAR–STANDARD

4 STAR-FIRST CLASS

Los Angeles

Holiday inn express or similar

Millenium or similar

Santa Barbara

Holiday inn express or similar

Hyatt or similar

Pismo beach

Hilton Garden Inn on similar

Hilton Garden Inn on similar

San Luis Obispo

Hampton or similar

Hampton or similar

Santa Cruz

Hampton or similar

Dream inn or similar

Monterey bay

Holiday inn express or similar

Hyatt or similar

San Francisco

Whitcomb or similar

Holiday inn or similar

 

HOTEL DETAILS

CITY

HOTELS

LOCATION

LOS ANGELES

Hotel Holiday Inn Express  Hawthorne 3*

Airport

Hotel Millenium Biltmore 4* or similar

Market Steet

SANTA BARBARA

Holiday inn express 3* or similar

Near State Street

Hyatt 4* or similar

Beach

PISMO BEACH

Hilton Garden Inn 3*or similar

Near Beach

SAN LUIS OBISPO

Hampton Inn 3* or similar

Airport

SANTA CRUZ

Hampton Inn 3* or similar

Beach Boardwalk

SANTA CRUZ

Dream inn 4* or similar

Beach

MONTEREY  BAY

Holiday Inn Express 3*or similar

Near Monterey Wharf

MONTEREY  BAY

Hyatt 4* or similar

Del Monte Golf Course

SAN FRANCISCO

Whitcomb Hotel  3* or similar

City Centre

Holiday Inn 4* or similar

Market Street

TOUR PRICE (PRICE PER PERSON IN USD)

CATEGORY

TWIN SHARE

TRIPLE SHARE

CHILD WITH BED

CHILD

NO BED

3 Star – Standard, Compact Car

2670

2255

775

680

4 Star – Standard, Compact Car

3260

2845

1130

995

CATEGORY

TWIN SHARE

TRIPLE SHARE

CHILD WITH BED

CHILD NO BED

3 Star – Standard, Premium SUV

3275

2660

775

680

4 Star – Standard, Premium SUV

3865

3250

1130

995

CAR RENTAL (PRICE PER PERSON IN USD) PER DAY

CATEGORY

 

CAR FEATURES

RENTAL COST INCLUSIONS

COMPACT

5 passengers

2 pcs of luggage

Automatic Transmission

Air Conditioning

AM/FM Stereo and CD

Hatchback

2 or 4 Door/ 5 seat belts

Unlimited Mileage, CDW, EP, Carefree Personal Protection, taxes, surcharges, A/P fees, 1 additional driver fee

PREMIUM SUV

7 passengers

5 pcs of luggage

Cruise Control

Power Lock Windows and Doors

Automatic Transmission

Air Conditioning

AM/FM Stereo and CD

Power Mirrors

5 Door/ 7 seat belts

Unlimited Mileage, CDW, EP, Carefree Personal Protection, taxes, surcharges, A/P fees, 1 additional driver fee

Car Rental Note:

  • International Driving License is mandatory.
  • A Credit Card is mandatory for to block the deposit
  • Fuel Cost, Parking Fees, GPS is not included in the rental cost

Notes: –

  • The above price is based on minimum 2 adults travelling together.
  • The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
  • At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
  • Maximum 3 persons (adult / child) are allowed per room.
  • To proceed with the booking you need to pay Non-Refundable Booking deposit of INR 20,000/- per person which will be adjusted towards the cost of the tour.
  • Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the duration of the trip, change the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
  • We reserve the right to use alternative accommodation, sightseeing tours and transfer of equal or higher standards.
  • No refunds either in part or full will be made for any unused services in above package like ground transportation, meals, accommodation, sightseeing tours.
  • We are not responsible for any missed breakfast due to flight timings.
  • Hotel checks in times are usually 4 pm and check out times is 11 am.
  • No Intercity surface transfers are included unless specified in the package.
  • We are not responsible for any baggage charges by any airlines for the clients.
  • Payment for the tour must be made as per the invoice & payment terms & conditions.
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