Holiday Itinerary - California Classics

Day 1: UK - San Francisco

This evening meet your travel companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

Day 2: San Francisco

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of San Francisco’s major sights. (B, D)

Day 3: San Francisco - Sausalito - Napa Valley.

Travel to the charming town of Sausalito. Enjoy waterfront views, breathtaking scenery and a vibrant downtown area with a large variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. This afternoon, arrive in world-famous Napa Valley. Visit a local vineyard for a tour and tasting. This evening is free to explore more on your own. (B)

Day 4: Napa Valley - Yosemite National Park.

Continue southwards through the Sierra Nevadas to Yosemite National Park, nearly 1,200 square meters of unspoilt alpine scenery. At the bottom of the 4,000ft valley, board an open-air tram to explore the sites of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls and Half Dome. (B)

Day 5: Yosemite National Park - Monterey

Visit Mariposa Grove, home to 500 mature sequoias. Stand in awe as you look skyward at these massive giants, the Earth’s largest and longest living organisms. After, continue to Monterey and Cannery Row, immortalized by John Steinbeck in his novel of the same name. (B)

Day 6: Monterey

Visit the resort town of Carmel, a popular haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. Journey along the beautiful 17-Mile Drive, with views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Course and the tenacious Lone Cypress. Return to Monterey for a behind-the-scenes tour at the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. (B,L)

Day 7: Monterey - Big Sur - San Simeon - Solvang.

This morning, journey south through Big Sur to San Simeon and visit Hearst Castle, the opulent mansion of wealthy newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. After, continue to Solvang for an overnight stay. (B)

Day 8: Solvang - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

Visit downtown Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. Enjoy coffee and a Danish speciality at a local bakery. After, travel to Santa Barbara via the Ynez Mountains where the Spanish influence is apparent in quaint whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings. Visit the 200-year-old Mission with its world-famous twin bell towers. Enjoy the views of celebrity homes that dot the shoreline from Malibu to Santa Monica before arriving in Los Angeles. (B)

Day 9: Los Angeles

Enjoy a city sightseeing tour that includes Olvera Street – the oldest thoroughfare in the city, Hollywood, TCL Chinese Theatre, Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Later, visit the Getty Museum before joining your Tour Director this evening for a farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 10: Los Angeles - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

Day 11:  Flight lands in the UK

Globus - Platinum excorted tours : Operated by Archers' sister company Globus, their platinum tours unlock even more authentic local experiences, creating unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. You’ll stay in centrally-located hotels that are rated at least 4 stars and enjoy special access to the world’s greatest sights. Their Tour Directors bring the destinations to life with first-hand, in-depth knowledge. They speak the language. They know the history. They know where to find the legendary pastries. 

Active paced tour.

Friendly Faces

The best - and Archers mean the best - tour directors

You’ll love them, because they love what they do and it shows. They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit, warm, friendly natures and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. Archers are sure you’ll be thrilled with your Tour Directors ~ 96% of customers rate them ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.

Local guides 

There’s no better way to get to the heart of a place and its people than by way of local introduction. We’ve sought out the most friendly and fascinating people to guide the way and bring you closer to the essence of the local culture.

Authentic experiences

It’s humbling to be invited to be part of a slightly more intimate display of cultural traditions and treasures, to get up close and watch artisans refine their work or musicians expressing something that captures the spirit of their home. From local Italian chefs to traditional farmers in Myanmar, we’ve met some unforgettable characters with unique skills and have woven them into our holidays so you can meet them too.

Departure dates 2018 California Classics - 7% discount on all dates

Archers access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The 'from' price shown is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a room, travelling on 18 May 2018.

May 11, 18, 25

July 13, 20

September 7, 8, 14

June 1, 8, 15, 22

August 17, 31

September 15, 21

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California Classics

11 Days Escorted Touring Holidays - 7% Discount

Holiday prices from only £2711

Discover the Californian coast from San Francisco to the Big Sur, Solvang and ending in Los Angeles. 

Holiday Highlights : California Classics

  • San Francisco - Visit bustling Fisherman’s Wharf and see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Napa Valley - See California’s famous wine growing region.
  • Yosemite National Park - Visit one of the first wilderness parks in the USA
  • Solvang - Experience the Danish architectural and culinary charm in this delightful town.
  • Los Angeles - Take in the ‘City of Angels’ on a sightseeing tour

All this included in your holiday

  • VIP private home pick up service 
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Welcome drink, 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners (including farewell dinner)
  • Services of an expert tour director
  • Porterage
  • Transfers
  • Airport taxes/service charges

Made for you

When it comes to holidays Archers know everyone has different needs and wishes. So they make sure they create their holiday experiences with this in mind. And they always listen to what's important to you so that, when it's time to travel, the whole experience is as smooth as possible.

A private chauffeur
You’ll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles) in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. At the close of your trip, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.

Which airport?
Choose your point of departure from up to 27 regional airports and select the flight time and airline that suit you best. Archers access flight prices and availability in real time, so you can get your holiday off on the right foot in a way that’s convenient for you.

Take advantage of a more luxurious cabin or access Archers’ competitively priced upgrade options with some of the world’s leading airlines.

Stay longer in a spot you love, add a cruise or unwind for a few days on the beach. Follow your heart, not a fixed itinerary!

Multiple destinations
If you’re time-rich and on a roll, why not keep the momentum of your adventure going by combining back-to-back trips? We’ve got some great recommendations.

Single room offers
Whether you’re travelling solo or as part of a group but prefer your own room, Archers can waive the usual single room supplement on some of their most popular holidays. If you’re happy to share a room with someone else, then take advantage of their Single Share offer ~ take a twin room with a fellow traveller of the same gender, and if there’s no one to share with you’ll get a room to yourself at no added cost! Call Archers for more details.


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