California Dreaming Escorted Tours

6 Nights

San Francisco, CA

Your first landmark after leaving Los Angeles will be the mountainous Mojave Desert as we head across it to the 24-hour gambling and entertainment mecca of Las Vegas, with its casinos, shows and world-class shopping. The noise and lights of Vegas are left behind as we head into the tranquillity and beauty of the hottest place on earth, Death Valley, stopping to gasp at the views from Zabriskie Point and visiting Furnace Creek Ranch, before moving up into the Sierra Nevada mountains to the former gold mining town of Mammoth Lakes, now a swish ski resort. Our next stop is the magnificent Yosemite National Park, with its unspoilt scenery and teeming wildlife offering so much to see and do. From there, we move on to the delights of San Francisco and there will be plenty of time to explore the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and other sights before heading for home.  

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Highlights

  • Make the most of the sights and sounds of Las Vegas: pose for pictures at the iconic welcome sign, shop to your heart’s content at designer outlets, stroll the strip and try your luck in the casinos.
  • Take advantage of experiences on offer, including a San Francisco sightseeing tour, an optional city night tour with dinner in Chinatown or an ‘All American Picnic’ at a surprise destination.
  • Death Valley is not only the hottest place on earth; the incredible scenery also offers some of the tour’s best photo opportunities, including the vast visual panoramas of Zabriskie Point.
  • Get back to nature in Yosemite’s rugged landscapes, with a guided walk to Yosemite Falls, views of stunning rock formations including Half Dome and wildlife spotting, including lots of bears!
  • With time to enjoy San Francisco, you can join an optional walk across Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf, or take an optional cable car ride for glorious city views.
  • Other San Francisco highlights include the Sea Lions’ Marina, Union Square for shopping at Macy’s and other top stores, or the view across the bay to Alcatraz jail, once home to Al Capone.
    California is a wine lover’s paradise and Napa Valley is at the heart of it.
  • Our optional Napa Valley winery tour will allow you to sample their wares with beautiful scenery at no extra cost!
  • Get up early in Mammoth Lakes and you could literally feel on top of the world if you join the optional gondola ride to the top of Mammoth Mountain with breakfast and great views when you get there.
  • Day 1 - LOS ANGELES ARRIVAL
  • Day 2 - LOS ANGELES - MOJAVE DESERT - LAS VEGAS
  • Day 3 - LAS VEGAS - DEATH VALLEY - MAMMOTH LAKES**
  • Day 4 - MAMMOTH LAKES** - YOSEMITE
  • Day 5 - YOSEMITE - SAN FRANCISCO
  • Day 6 - SAN FRANCISCO (NAPA VALLEY OPTIONAL)
  • Day 7 - SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTURE
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Transfer via shuttle bus to your hotel. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Meals Included: Ro

Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort

Enjoy your stay at Orange County’s Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort located in southern California. Your guest experience includes nearby local shops, restaurants and entertainment highlights! We’re just minutes away from the Downtown Disney District and the Anaheim Convention Center. Try our Burger Theory Restaurant and Bar when dining at the hotel or take a soothing dip in our outdoor pool. In Anaheim, guests find our hotel a genuine value.

Meet your Tour Director and depart for Las Vegas, the glittering “Entertainment Capital of the World,” for non-stop fun, gambling and world class entertainment.

Meals Included: Ro

Luxor Hotel & Casino

Known for its iconic pyramid shape, Luxor is located on the Las Vegas Strip and features a casino and live entertainment. It provides a full-service spa, 4 large pools and a hot tub.

Today starts with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you  may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renowned for the supe- rior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.

Meals Included: Ro

Mammoth Mountain Inn

The Mammoth Mountain Inn is part of the Mammoth Mountain Lodging Collection, distinctive properties that make up the largest collection of year-round accommodations available in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Arise with the morning sun and join us for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth and enjoy a tasty breakfast as you survey a most stunning view of California from its desert floor to its lofty peaks. Next, your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendors including the glacial shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in the Yosemite Gateway.

Meals Included: Ro

Ramada Modesto

Whether this is your first visit, or you have been a guest many times, we want your experience to be excellent. Our staff is always available to help with any questions or concerns you may have.

Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. “Q Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair Q”. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. This evening take a memorable City by Night Tour (optional).

Meals Included: Ro

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Our hotel is situated where everyone wants to be. Only about an hour or less from the airports, this San Francisco hotel is close to shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. It's only 14 miles from San Francisco International Airport, 20 miles from Metropolitan Oakland International and 46 miles from San Jose International Airport.

Day at leisure! Your ATI Tour Director is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day: perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous  sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Choco- late. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch  them frolic. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alca- traz island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as  Al Capone and ”Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcer- ated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at  Macy’s Department Store. You also may choose to embark on a wine tasting tour to Napa Valley, world renowned for its fine wineries and beautiful scenery (optional).

Meals Included: Ro

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Our hotel is situated where everyone wants to be. Only about an hour or less from the airports, this San Francisco hotel is close to shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. It's only 14 miles from San Francisco International Airport, 20 miles from Metropolitan Oakland International and 46 miles from San Jose International Airport.

Your tour ends on check out from your hotel. Your Tour Director is able to assist with transfers to San Francisco International Airport if needed.

Meals Included: Ro

Includes

  • Walk to Yosemite National Park
    Sightseeing tour of San Francisco including Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf
  • “Shop ‘til you drop” at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas
  • Photo stop at the iconic Las Vegas Sign

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route
  • Gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth for breakfast
  • Cable Car ride in San Francisco
    Napa Valley day tour