Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - Carmel - San Francisco (418 miles)
In the morning, guests will be picked up from the specified departure location in Los Angeles. Leaving LA, we will drive along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway, stopping in Santa Barbara and the Denmark Village of Solvang. From April 1, 2016, we will also stop by 17-Mile drive. Afterwards, we will leave for Carmel, before eventually arriving in San Francisco in the evening.
Antiquated windmills and Northern Europeans-style architecture punctuate the little village's skyline. Brilliant sunshine, boundless open country and rolling hills- these are the characteristics of what the original Danish immigrants called "Solvang" or "Sunny Field"
This small city near Santa Barbara, California is a popular California tourist spot due to its historical significance. The town was settled by Danish immigrants, and today serves as a portal to the past for curious visitors.
Monterey was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. It was the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. In 1846 the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House, and California became part of the United States after the ensuing Mexican-American War.
This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions. Enjoy shopping and dining along the way in addition to taking in the vistas.
Standard Hotel: La Quinta Inn & Suites in Santa Clara (from 4/1/2016)
San Francisco - Yosemite - Los Angeles (702 miles)
Summer Route:After departing from San Francisco in the morning, we will make our to the magnificent Yosemite National Park. We will return to Los Angeles, CA in the late evening. See "Departure and Return Details" for more information.
Winter Route: We start the day with a tour of Monterrey to include the wharf and Cannery Row after our tour we depart south a visit to the world famous Hearst Castle. In the evening, drive back to return to Los Angeles.
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.
San Simeon, CA
San Simeon is a town on the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. Its position along State Route 1 is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, each of those cities being roughly 230 miles (370 km) away. A key feature of the area is Hearst Castle.
Hearst Castle is a mansion located on the central coast of California that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1919 for William Randolph Hearst, the mansion is more than 90,000 square feet in area.
Opening Hours: May - Sep 8:00am - 6:00pm, Oct - Feb 9:00am - 5:00pm