• CALIFORNIA DREAMING

    24 days from£4,195 PP
    A great tour for first time visitors to America, join our tour escorts Martin and Clare as you discover the highlights of California. Take in the outstanding natural beauty of Yosemite National Park and dip into the beach life enjoyed by Californians as you drive along the Big Sur coastal road.
    Enjoy the atmosphere of Las Vegas before setting off through Death Valley to Mammoth Lakes. You'll join a coach excursion in Yosemite National Park followed by California's Sonoma wine region with a guided visit to a selection of the region's wineries. Take in San Francisco with the option to take a boat trip out to Alcatraz.
     
    The next part of you tour will take you along the Big Sur - one of America's most famous highways where you'll stop at Malibu Beach for a real taste of Californian life and enjoy a guided excursion to Hollywood, Beverley Hills and Los Angeles.

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    • Two nights hotel stay in Las Vegas.
    • Guided tour of Yosemite National Park
    • San Francisco 
    • Sonoma wine tasting
    • A drive along the Big Sur on California’s State Highway 1
    • Guided tour of Los Angeles
    • Stays at Malibu, Pismo and Newport Beach

    24 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

    DAY 1
    Fly to Las Vegas, meet your Tour Escorts and transfer to your hotel.
    Overnight Las Vegas Hotel.
    DAY 2
    Enjoy a group breakfast with your fellow travellers and then Viva Las Vegas as you have a free day to get over the flight take in a show or simply breathe in the atmosphere of this lively city. Overnight Las Vegas hotel.
    DAY 3
    Pick up your motorhome, stock up on supplies and take the short drive to a Las Vegas campsite. (4 miles). Overnight Las Vegas campsite.
    DAY 4
    Drive to Death Valley (135 miles), and marvel at the strange landscape.
    Overnight Death Valley campsite.
    DAY 5
    Free day to explore Death Valley the hottest, driest place in the USA.
    Overnight Death Valley campsite.
    DAY 6
    Head north in California to Mammoth Lakes (205 miles)
    Overnight Mammoth Lakes campsite.
    DAY 7
    Free day to explore Mammoth Lakes - take the Gondola to see the great views over the Sierra Nevada.
    Overnight Mammoth Lakes campsite.
    DAY 8
    Drive via the Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park and get your first view of Half Dome, El Capitan and Sentinel Rock (100 miles).
    Overnight Yosemite campsite.
    DAY 9
    Enjoy a coach excursion to Yosemite, where a local guide will show you the amazing sights, and inform you of the history of this wonderful National Park. Overnight Yosemite campsite.
    DAY 10
    Free day to revisit Yosemite.
    Overnight Yosemite campsite.
     
    DAY 11
    Travel via the Napa Valley to Sonoma in the heart of California wine country (193 miles). Overnight Sonoma campsite
    DAY 12
    Enjoy an organised wine tasting excursion to a number of wineries, giving you a taste of the California Sunshine. Overnight Sonoma campsite.
    DAY 13
    Continue to San Francisco (48 miles) one of those cities that need no introduction and enjoys international renown for everything from sightseeing to shopping to entertainment.
    Overnight San Francisco campsite.
    DAY 14
    Free day to explore San Francisco. Why not take a cruise out to Alcatraz? Be sure to take a trip on one of the tramways up and down the famous San Francisco hills.
    Overnight San Francisco campsite.
    DAY 15
    Another free day to explore San Francisco.
    Overnight San Francisco campsite.
    DAY 16
    Leave the big city and head along the coast on State Highway 1, one of America's most famous roads, the Big Sur and look out on the Pacific Ocean. Pass through Monterey and Carmel, whose former mayors include Clint Eastwood (119 miles).
    Overnight Carmel campsite.
    DAY 17
    Continue along the coast to Pismo Beach (144 miles). Drive along the Big Sur or call in at Hearst Castle, a National Historic Landmark built for the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Overnight Pismo Beach campsite.
    DAY 18
    Time to get a real taste of the Californian dream as we head to Malibu Beach, home to many movie stars and famous for its fantastic beaches (155 miles). Overnight Malibu Beach Campsite.
    California Dreaming Tour
    DAY 19
    Today we will have a full day excursion to Los Angeles including Hollywood, Beverley Hills and the Farmer's Market. Overnight Malibu Beach campsite.
    Day 20
    Free day in Malibu Beach, why not take a day just lazing on the beach? If you have ever fancied trying windsurfing, this is the place to be. Overnight Malibu Beach campsite.
    Day 21
    A change of scene but an equally nice beach as we head to Newport Beach near to Back Bay Nature Reserve (70 miles). Giant Blue and Finback whales have become regular visitors to this section of California's coast and whale watching trips are organised in Newport Beach.
    Overnight Newport Beach campsite.
    Day 22
    Free day to explore the area around Newport Beach. Evening Farewell Meal.
    Overnight Newport Beach campsite.
    Day 23
    A short drive (29 miles) back to Los Angeles to return your motorhome and take the evening flight to the UK.
    Day 24
    Arrive back in the UK, in London. This ends the tour travel arrangements.

    WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • The services of experienced Tour Escorts
    • Return standard flights (London to Las Vegas and Los Angeles to London)
    • All airport taxes
    • 21 days 5-berth motorhome hire with unlimited mileage
    • VIP vehicle insurance (Excess $1000 per incident)
    • Two personal and one motorhome convenience kits, including camp chairs and GPS
    • Full propane tank
    • Unlimited generator usage
    • Camp chairs
    • 20 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available)
    • Two nights hotel accommodation in Las Vegas on a room only basis
    • Transfers (as stated)
    • Yosemite excursion
    • Sonoma winery excursion
    • Welcome and farewell meals
    • Tour daybook and road maps
    Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome
    EXCLUSIONS
    • Personal insurance – please ask for a quote
    • Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas
    • Meals and drinks (unless stated)
    • Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated)
    • Road tolls
    • Personal expenditure, tips etc
    • Park entry fees (approx. £50)
    • Refundable motorhome security/cleaning deposit
    • Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request

    CAMPSITES

    To stay in the best locations you’ll experience a variety of different campsites. These will range from full facility sites to simple National Park campgrounds, with or without hook-ups or wash blocks