$3595 pp double
DAY 1: ARRIVE LOS ANGELES
Arrive in Los Angeles to begin your California Coast & Yosemite travel experience. Meet your Tour Director and transfer to your Los Angeles area hotel. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a popular local restaurant near the Pacific Coast where some seafood is sure to be one of the menu choices.
DAY 2: SANTA MONICA - REAGAN LIBRARY - PISMO BEACH
This morning travel to Santa Monica to make a photo stop at the iconic Santa Monica Pier which was originally built in 1909, and features a sign that ends the most legendary roadway in US history, Route 66. Then travel north to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The state-of-the-art museum takes you from Reagan’s early years to his time spent as a world leader. The library also features the Air Force One used by President Reagan. Later follow the Pacific Coast north to Santa Barbara for a stop in one of California’s most picturesque cities with spectacular Mediterranean architecture. Continue to the Pismo Beach area for your overnight stay.
DAY 3: PISMO BEACH - HEARST CASTLE - MONTEREY
Today travel to San Simeon to enjoy a tour of Hearst Castle. Built on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the spectacular grounds and grandiose home feature the world-class art collection of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Then journey north along the spectacular Big Sur Coast, the route is nestled between the rocky coast and the Santa Lucia Mountains. Early this evening arrive in Monterey for a 2-night stay.
DAY 4: MONTEREY - CARMEL
Today enjoy one of the most breathtaking coastlines in the world, scenic 17 Mile Drive, home to the famous Lone Cypress, Seal Rock and Pebble Beach Golf Course. Also drive through and visit quaint Carmel to view tree-lined Ocean Avenue. Later travel to Old Monterey filled with historic buildings and where California’s statehood began in 1849. This afternoon enjoy time at your own pace to explore more of the seaside town of Monterey. Shop and eat in Cannery Row and/or Fisherman’s Wharf which reflect the city’s long history with the sea. Later maybe visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
DAY 5: MONTEREY - SALINAS - YOSEMITE
Travel to historic Old Town Salinas, the child- hood home of author John Steinbeck and visit the National Steinbeck Center. Founded in 1977, the center houses the largest collection of Steinbeck archives in the United States. Later journey inland through the fertile San Joaquin Valley, known as the breadbasket of California & stop at a Fruit Stand in the fertile Central Val- ley. Then climb the scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains & arrive at your overnight accommodations near Yosemite National Park for a 2-night stay. Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow travelers in the Yosemite area.
DAY 6: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Spend the day touring & visiting Yosemite National Park, one of the America’s greatest natural wonders. Enjoy a Yosemite Valley Tram Tour of the spectacular Yosemite Valley Floor and view the giant iconic formations of El Capitan & Half Dome and breathtaking Yosem- ite Falls, the highest in North America. During the scenic open air experience you will learn about the history and geology of this incredible national treasure. Later enjoy free time to take in the immense beauty of this wonderful and historic national park.
DAY 7: SACRAMENTO - NAPA VALLEY - SAN FRANCISCO
Travel through the Sierras into Gold Country. Step back in time and experience the days of the Gold Rush at historic Old Sacramento. Later drive into the famous Napa Valley, an area of spectacular scenery and home to some of the world’s best wineries. Stop for a Winery Tour & Tasting to sample the local product and learn about wine making. Continue southwest crossing the majestic Golden Gate Bridge to one of the world’s most amazing cities, San Francisco. Check in for your two-night stay in the “City by the Bay”.
DAY 8: SAN FRANCISCO
Today enjoy a San Francisco City Tour to see the Civic Center area, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Seal Rocks & Pier
39. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to browse the storefronts & see the barking sea lions at Fisherman’s Wharf, sample a chowder filled sourdough bread bowl or take a Cable Car ride. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers in San Francisco’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf. This memorable meal will surely feature some seafood along with other menu selections.
DAY 9: SAN FRANCISCO - HOME
Today transfer to SFO and fly home with wonderful memories of your California Coast & Yosemite travel experience.
Santa Monica Pier Reagan Library &
Air Force One
Santa Barbara Hearst Castle
Big Sur Coast - H’way 1 San Francisco City Tour Carmel & 17-Mile Drive Yosemite National Park Yosemite Tram Tour Old Sacramento Napa Valley
Winery Tour & Tasting Nat’l Steinback Center Fisherman’s Wharf Dinner 2 Nights - Monterey
2 Nights - Yosemite 2 Nights - San Francisco
Roundtrip Airfare - MYR
11 Meals: 8-Breakfasts & 3-Dinners Sightseeing per Itinerary Admissions per Itinerary
Professional Tour Director Motorcoach Transportation
Baggage Handling at Hotels
8 Nights Accommodations
1 Night - Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach or Doubletree Torrance, Los Angeles area
1 Night - Cliffs Resort or Vespera on Ocean, Pismo Beach or Embassy Suites, San Luis Obispo
2 Nights - Marriott, Casa Munras or Hyatt, Monterey
2 Night - Yosemite View Lodge, Yosemite Area 2 Nights - Zephyr or Westin St. Francis
Union Square, San Francisco
On some dates alternate hotels may be used
Contact Information/Mail Reservation Form to:
Storehouse Tours • Attn: Robin McCall
37 Heather Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585