Los Angeles - Santa Cruz - San Franscisco (352 miles)
Guests will be picked up in the Los Angeles area in the morning.
In the morning, we will go to the Roaring Camp in the old-growth redwood forest. In 1875 Santa Cruz built the first railway to the Redwood Forest and Santa Cruz Beach. Now we will take the open steam train that slowly climbs the slopes of 39 degrees, and cross the mahogany forest along the railway built in the last century.
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz is situated on the northern edge of Monterey Bay, about 32 mi (51 km) south of San Jose and 75 mi (120 km) south of San Francisco. It is known for its moderate climate, natural environment, coastline, redwood forests, alternative community lifestyles and socially liberal leanings.
Roaring Camp Steam Train
The steam trains that run along Roaring Camp Railroads' lines are authentic, dating back to 1867 and the protection of an area of redwoods known as the "Big Trees." The railway was established in 1875 to carry tourists there.
Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (3-12 yrs) $29
Standard Hotel: Doubel Tree / Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley or similar
San Francisco - San Jose (41 miles)
Today we will tour the city of San Francisco, CA. Stops on our tour include the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Palace of Fine Art. In the afternoon, guests will take a Extensive San Francisco Tour that visits even more locations. Overnight in San Jose.
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, the heart of central California's Bay Area, is famous for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, its unique culture, and its position at the forefront of technological innovation. Beautiful weather and waterfront views await visitors as well!
This San Francisco neighborhood is a popular tourist area due to its lovely scenery and abundance of shops, restaurants, museums, and other attractions. The area also hosts several annual events, such as a July 4th fireworks show.
Golden Gate Bridge
The iconic arches of San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Bridge are known the world over as a symbol of California and the San Francisco Bay area. From movies to postcards, the Golden Gate Bridge is an American icon.
Palace of Fine Art
The grandiosely-named Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California is a huge, ornate outdoor structure that is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Its amazing architecture has made it popular for weddings and photography.
Lombard Street is a famous road in San Francisco that is known for having eight steep, hairpin turns climbing up a one-block stretch between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. The strange-looking stretch of road is a famous Bay Area spot.
San Francisco Chinatown
San Francisco's incredibly famous Chinatown neighborhood in the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Established in 1848, this once-small enclave has grown to over 100,000 residents and draws tons of tourists annually.
San Francisco Bay Cruise
The San Francisco Bay is almost as famous as the city itself. Guests on these boat tours can expect to see not just landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, but also the mysterious Angel Island, home of Alcatraz.
Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (3-12 yrs) $33|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Extensive San Francisco Tour
This in-depth tour of the city allows guests time at more of the famous Bay Area sights! See Saint Mary Church, Cliff House, Twin Peaks, San Francisco City Hall, and more!
Standard Hotel: Sheraton San Jose or Similar
San Francisco - Yosemite - Los Angeles (364 miles)
In the morning, head south to Yosemite National Park through miles of vineyards,orchards,and fertile farmland of California. Enter Yosemite
National Park to view the highest waterfall in
California.Yosemite Falls, El Capitan Rock,
and Tunnel View. Return to Los Angeles in the
Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Yosemite will be replaced by the Sequoia National Park if the weather doesn't permit.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $10; Child $10
The Half Dome is one of the most recognizable formations in California's Yosemite National Park. It is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location, attracting thousands of adventurers every year.
The largest granite monolith in the world, El Capitan is located across from Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park. It juts up about 3,000 feet from the ground, and is a favorite of experienced rock climbers.
This 145-mile-long river flows from the Sierra Nevada down into California's Central Valley. Visitors to Yosemite National Park can hike along the river's banks or even go for a whitewater rafting trip down its rapids.
The Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California are the highest known waterfall in all of North America. The Falls are on one of the park's most famous attractions, especially in the spring when they have the most water.
One of Yosemite National Park's most popular outlooks, the Tunnel View near the Wawona Tunnel is often the first look at some of the famous formations visitors get. The site was renovated and re-dedicated in October of 2008.
Bridal Veil Falls
Located in the Yosemite Valley California's Yosemite National Park, Bridal Veil Falls are one of the park's most famous sites. Millions of people every year come to see the 617-foot-high waterfall, which flows year-round.