Best of California - Classic Group, 2023

06/19/2021 through 02/27/2024
06/19/2021 through 03/10/2024
Insight Vacations

Best Of California – Classic Group, 2023
Discover the best of California on this all-encompassing train tour from San Diego to San Francisco. Far-reaching ocean vistas and the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park meet big city lights and creative cuisine to show you the essence of The Golden State. Experience the laid-back lifestyle, take a glimpse into the heyday of cinema, and embrace the cultural diversity through an array of Insight Experiences.


Authentic Dining

  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfasts (B) and 4 Dinners with wine (DW).

Insight Experiences

  • Los Angeles: Visit the Los Angeles Theatre on a private tour, a special visit not accessible to the public. Known as the Grand Dame of the Los Angeles historic theatres, Charlie Chaplin’s ‘City Lights’ premiered here in 1931. Admire the lavish interior inspired by the French Baroque period.
  • Eberle Winery: Visit the Eberle Winery for a tour of the vineyard and its unique underground caves. Learn about the wine region, the microclimate and grape varieties as you indulge in a wine tasting of local whites and reds.
  • Mariposa Grove: Visit the home to over 500 mature giant sequoias and admire their sheer size. Home to some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world, the Mariposa Grove is a breath-taking place.
  • Yosemite National Park: Join a Local Expert Park Ranger for a tram tour of the Valley Floor. Learn about the park and its history, see some of its most iconic rock formations and waterfalls, and admire the scenery from Tunnel View.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Pacific Surfliner: Board the Pacific Surfliner and enjoy far-reaching ocean vistas as your train journey takes you to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Travel the whole length of the service and experience the Southern California landscape from a unique vantage point.
  • Los Angeles: Ride the historic funicular, Angel’s Flight Railway in Downtown L.A.
  • Los Angeles: Choose to visit the Petersen Automotive Museum.
  • Los Angeles: Choose to visit to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
  • Santa Barbara: Visit Mission Santa Barbara, a historic Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in 1786.
  • Santa Barbara: Take a relaxing walk in the Botanical Garden and learn about native California flora.
  • San Francisco: See the city’s highlights on your sightseeing tour as you pass Union Square, Golden Gate Park, SoMa and Mission Bay.


Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight’s luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to San Diego
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Day 2 San Diego Sightseeing
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Day 3 Los Angeles Sightseeing
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Day 4 Train Journey to the American Riviera
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Day 5 Paso Robles Wne Country
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Day 6 Giant Sequoias
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Day 7 Exploring Yosemite National Park
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Day 8 On to San Francisco
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Day 9 San Francisco Sightseeing
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Day 10 Farewell California
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