California Coast & Ranch
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Some of the highlights included are:
- Tour the infamous island prison of Alcatraz
- Take in the gorgeous California countryside in Carmel
- Chill out on the beaches of San Luis Obispo
- Pass by LA’s Hollywood sign on a sunset horse ride
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- International flights
- 11 nights in 4* hotels & hand-picked accommodation
- 9 days' car hire
- Fogcutter City & Alcatraz Tour
- Bike Hire
- Sunset Ranch Tour
- Urban Adventures Ethnic Neighbourhoods Food & Culture Tour
- Airport transfer
Need to know
- Arrives: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
- Time difference: GMT-8
- Visa requirements: British passport holders require an electronic travel authorisation (ESTA), available online
- Language: English
- Currency: US dollar (USD)
- Flying time from UK: around 11 hours direct
- Plug type: 2 flat pins
- Voltage: 120V
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Fancy a bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge? Your Journey includes bike hire, you giving you and your family the chance to take things at a pace that suits you. The friendly staff at the bike collection point will be able to suggest an achievable route based on what you want to see and how much cycling your family want to do. Be sure to swing by Fisherman’s Wharf; seafood lovers flock here to sample the freshest catch of the day and to snap a photo of the famous sea lion colony that sun themselves next to restaurant hub Pier 39.
5* Fairmont Hotel
Fogcutter City Tour with Alcatraz & Bike hire
Breathe in the fresh air as you take one of the numerous hiking trails through the surrounding forest then spend an afternoon at the Olympic-size family pool and fountain-filled splash zone, where the kids will happily play for hours. Your hotel is at the heart of California’s most fertile growing region, packing the food with natural flavour. What’s more, they have their own apiary with over 250,000 honeybees so, aside from fantastically fresh honey, you and the kids can get suited up and experience beekeeping up close.
4* Carmel Valley Ranch
San Luis Obispo
And when you consider the gorgeous climate, the number of beaches in the vicinity and the fact it’s in a renowned wine region, it all starts to make sense. If your visit falls between November and February, then be sure to visit the Monarch Butterfly Grove at Pismo Beach, where thousands of black and orange butterflies come to escape the cooler weather.
3.5* Apple Farm
Make your LA experience extra special with a horse ride along the trails of Griffith Park, where you’ll be treated to a fabulous 360 degree view of downtown LA and ride past the iconic Hollywood sign. Later, discover the eclectic fusions of flavour that the city has to offer with a friendly, local guide as you taste sweet and savoury foods from some of the city’s most exciting ethnic enclaves.
4* The Garland
Sunset Ranch Tour, Urban Adventures Ethnic Neighbourhoods Food & Culture Tour