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America’s West

An iconic road trip through California’s highlights, including the dramatic cliffs of ‘Route 1’, the deep valleys and waterfalls of Yosemite and the bright lights of San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Nights 11

from £4240 pp

Price includes return economy flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow, 12 days car hire, accommodation and meals as specified. Meal basis: RO Room only, B Breakfast. Suggested activities are not included. This itinerary is only a suggestion, our experienced sales team will be happy to put together alternative, bespoke itineraries.

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America’s West

11nights

Day /1-2

Arrive in San Francisco

Arrive San Francisco, collect your rental vehicle and drive to Taj Campton Place for a two night stay. A boat ride to Alcatraz features highly on anyone’s list, Fisherman’s Wharf bustles with fishing boats, seafood stalls and restaurants and from here, take a ride on the fabled cable car. (RO)

Taj Campton Place

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Head east out of the city and pick up Highway 120 to Yosemite National Park. Spend two nights at the legendary Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Activities here include hiking, bike rides, guided twilight strolls, star gazing or spotting mule deer, coyotes and black bears. Approximate driving time: 4 hours. (RO)

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

Day /5-6

Travel along legendary Route 1

Travel along legendary Route 1

Continue on to the coast and join California’s famed ‘Route 1’ and stay for two nights at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Explore 17-Mile Drive from the coast to the majestic Del Monte Forest. Some of nature’s treasures are found along the drive, including The Lone Cypress and Spyglass Hill. Approximate driving time: 4 hours 30 minutes. (RO)

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Route 1 and Big Sur

Route 1 and Big Sur

Follow Route 1 southwards along the dramatic Pacific coast where the ocean crashes against the cliffs at Big Sur. Spend a night at the Post Ranch Inn. Approximate driving time: 1 hour. (B)

Post Ranch Inn

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach

Continue south for a one night stay at Dolphin Bay Resort. An ideal stopping point on the journey,there are many activities to enjoy nearby.

Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Day /9-10

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Continue south to sophisticated Santa Barbara for a two night stay at the Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore. Take a tour around the Santa Ynez wineries or, between March and mid May, you may spot grey whales migrating. Approximate driving time: 4 hours. (RO)

Four Seasons The Biltmore

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Head to Los Angeles

Head to Los Angeles

Head to Los Angeles for the final night at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. Snack on fresh, local produce at the Farmer’s Market followed by some retail therapy at The Grove. Approximate driving time: 2 hours. (RO)

Beverly Wilshire

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Return home

Depart Los Angeles for the overnight flight back to the UK.

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