4 days, 3 nights
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Take full advantage of this long Thanksgiving holiday weekend by visiting the best that Northern California has to offer! Start the trip by seeing natural beauty of Yosemite National Park, one of America’s most popular national parks. See the towering granite cliffs formed by glaciers and hike through the evergreen trees of Yosemite Valley.
The following day, spend the morning in Yosemite Valley and take a hike to either Vernal Falls or Mirror Lake, or visit the Ansel Adams museum to see how the famous photographer captured beautiful Yosemite. Then depart for San Francisco and spend the evening in the Union Square shopping district, where you can get started on your holiday shopping at a multitude of department stores, high-end leisure lines and boutiques.
Your third day will begin with a complete tour of San Francisco, from the steep hills and winding streets to the brilliantly red Golden Gate Bridge. You will see diverse neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Haight, where the hippie movement started, climb steep hills for views of the bay, and even ride the famous cable car for a picture-perfect San Francisco experience. Have lunch at San Francisco’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, home to many shops, seafood restaurants and even some resident sea lions!
On your last day, you’ll head down south and stop in Santa Barbara, a relaxed California beach town where you can play beach volleyball, relax on the beach or shop in State Street. You’ll return to LA that evening having had a Thanksgiving weekend packed with experiences. From hiking through nature, to exploring a beautiful city, to relaxing on the beach, your Thanksgiving weekend will have been exciting and memorable.
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- Thu, Nov 28
- Morning departure from Los Angeles for Yosemite National Park.
Lunch stop near Fresno. Lunch on own.
Afternoon Tour of Yosemite Valley. Dinner on own in Yosemite Valley.
Check in to Cedar Lodge.
- Fri, Nov 29
- Check out and depart for morning tour of Yosemite Valley.
Free morning to visit Ansel Adams Museum, do ice-skating or join optional hike to Vernal Falls.
Afternoon departure from Yosemite Valley.
Short evening tour of San Francisco.
Check in to a San Francisco hotel in Union Square. Free evening in San Francisco.
- Sat, Nov 30
- San Francisco City Tour featuring Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Civic Center, North Beach and Chinatown.
Lunch on own in Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39.
Afternoon free in Union Square. Dinner on own.
Night walking tour and Cable car ride.
Free evening for shopping and dining in Union Square.
- Sun, Dec 1
- Check out of hotel and depart San Francisco for Santa Barbara.
Free time in Santa Barbara. Lunch on own.
Evening arrival in Los Angeles.
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Prices are per person:
$385 Quad occupancy–Four people per room, two beds per room (4 people must book together)
$445 Triple occupancy–Three people per room, three beds per room (may include rollaway bed or sofa sleeper)
$510 Double occupancy–Two people per room, two beds per room
$605 Single occupancy–One person per room
- One night accommodation in Yosemite and two nights accommodation in San Francisco
- Admission to Yosemite National Park, Cable Car
- San Francisco City Tour
- Santa Barbara Tour
- Yosemite Tour
- Professional tour guide throughout
- Transportation via motorcoach
- All taxes
Prices Do Not Include:
- Meals and beverages
- Hotel and airport baggage gratuities
- Driver and tour guide gratuities
***Accommodations content below***
Yosemite (El Portal): Cedar Lodge
San Francisco: Hotel Union Square, Hotel Diva, Hotel Mark Twain, Powell Hotel, King George, or equivalent
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2013 Tour Dates
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Terms and Conditions
For discounted price reservations (made before October 17, 2013): cancellation charge is 100% of trip price if cancellations are made after October 17, 2013.
If cancellations are made before October 17, 2013, passengers are entitled to a 100% refund.
For non-discounted price reservations (made after October 17, 2013): cancellation charge is 100% of trip price if cancellations are made after November 15, 2013.
If cancellations are made before November 15, 2013, passengers are entitled to 100% refund.
There is no refund for cancellations made within 13 days of trip departure.
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