CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE TOUR ITINERARY
Fly into San Francisco and Transfer to the hotel for the evening.
Start tour at a hotel near the San Francisco Airport at 8:00 am. Head for Monterey, two hours away. Pass thru Silicon Valley (develop information) Identify potty stop. Go to Monterey Aquarium. Have lunch there. 17 mile drive Pebble Beach
Check out Carmel by the Sea. Spend the night in Monterey.
After breakfast we make our way along the immensely scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Our destination is Hearst Castle. Hearst Castle was built by William Randolph Hearst Between 1919 and 1947. During that time the estate grew to four buildings and 165 rooms. The estate sits on 40,000 acres and is filled with thousands of artifacts. We will take a guided your of this massive and opulent residence.
Afterward we will make our way to Cambria and continue to enjoy the views on the Pacific Coast Highway.
We depart Cambria and travel directly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon. There we will hike in Crescent meadow and see General Sherman Tree, as well as view other scenic parts of the park.
That evening we will stay in the park at John Muir lodge
We depart John Muir Lodge and visit the famous Grant’s Grove where the sequoia’s stand as silent sentinels over this ancient forest.The General Grant tree is the second largest tree in the world and the nation’s Christmas tree.
The grove also includes additional sequoia trees, sugar pine, incense cedar, white fir, black oak, and mountain dogwood.
Afterward we travel to a short distance for a view of Yosemite’s Glacier Point. This is truly one of the most spectacular views in the whole world!!!!!
We will overnight at Yosemite View Lodge.
The whole day is spent in the Yosemite Valley enjoying the spectacular views of El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Vail and Yosemite Falls. A walk to Mirror Lake is in order as well as a visit to the famous Ahwahnee Lodge for lunch. After noon is yours to check out the Visitor Center, Ansel Adams Gallery, etc. Lodging will again be near Yosemite.
Second night in Yosemite View Lodge.
We begin our journey to Lake Tahoe. Along the way we will stop in Sonora and maybe do some panning for gold. That afternoon we take a paddle wheel boat tour on Lake Tahoe.
We Overnight in Tahoe.
We will make our way to Virginia City, a short distance away. This historic mining town is home to the famous Comstock mine. We will take a guided tour of town and have Lunch there.
That afternoon we will take a wild horse viewing narrated tour.
We will again overnight in Lake Tahoe
We will make our way to Mono Lake for the spectacular views, we will drive the Lake Loop, and make a brief stop at Mammoth ski area.
We Spend the night in Bishop, CA.
Once we have packed and had breakfast we will make our way to Death Valley. While there we will stop at Manzanar Internment Camp. Visit the “Star Wars” canyon in hopes of seeing Navy Jets flying down the canyon, and tour death valleys famous locations such as Bad Water, Zabrisky Point, Artist Pallete and the like. We will have a picnic lunch during this time and then make our way to Las Vegas.
We will have farewell dinner this evening.
Lodging in Las Vegas, NV