Classic California For The Family

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Summary

The drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles down the famed Route 1 is the ultimate family holiday. Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and then bike over it, meet whales and dolphins up close from an amazing eco-raft in Monterey Bay, followed by an animal encounter at the famous Aquarium. Learn to surf as a family in Santa Barbara and then kayak into caves in the remote Channel Islands. See where your favorite movie was filmed in Los Angeles, helicopter over the homes of the stars, and end with relaxing time in Laguna Beach.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
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On arrival in San Francisco you will meet your driver and transfer to your hotel, with its unparalleled views of both bridges and Alcatraz. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Accommodation: Fairmont San Francisco

Day 2 - 3
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Meet your expert guide this morning for a fun day exploring the many unique neighborhoods in San Francisco including Chinatown, Union Square, Golden Gate Park, Haight/Ashbury and Lombard Street on your own private trolley car!  Then in the evening, take a special evening tour of the famous Alcatraz prison. 

Accommodation: Fairmont San Francisco

Day 3 - 4
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In the morning, set sail on a private racing yacht for an adventure where everyone gets to steer at full speed under the Golden Gate Bridge.  Then take a guided bike trip through San Francisco, riding across that same bridge you went under earlier into Sausalito. 

Accommodation: Fairmont San Francisco

Day 4 - 5
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Pick up your rental car to begin your driving adventure along America’s famous Pacific Coast Highway. Along the way, take a helicopter ride to see the incredible coast from above. Upon arrival at your luxury ranch, take a family bee-keeping class or a cooking demonstration.

Accommodation: Carmel Valley Ranch

Day 5 - 6
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Head on a private adventure raft in Monterey Bay with a wildlife expert where you will be only a few meters from whales and dolphins. Then have a behind-the-scenes tour of the Monterey Aquarium and meet a sea otter or penguin! 

Accommodation: Carmel Valley Ranch

Day 6 - 7
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Depart Carmel and go on a hiking tour of majestic Big Sur to visit waterfalls and wild beaches and then drive further to visit Hearst Castle before ending with sunset on the beach in Pismo. 

Accommodation: Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Day 7 - 8
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Enjoy family surfing lessons in Pismo before continuing on to Santa Barbara. In the afternoon, go horseback riding with a private instructor right on the beach, a rare treat not allowed in most of California!

Accommodation: Belmond El Encanto

Day 8 - 9
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Take a ferry to the Channel islands and go kayaking by beautiful kelp forests and along rugged cliffs, go snorkeling inside kelp beds and explore amazing caves to look for wildlife.

Accommodation: Belmond El Encanto

Day 9 - 10
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In the morning depart Santa Barbara and drive to Los Angeles. In the early afternoon you will have a behind-the-scenes VIP tour of the Universal Studios and special access to all the rides by skipping the lines.

Accommodation: Montage Beverly Hills

Day 10 - 11
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Your expert guide will take you on a full day adventure to see the highlights of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, including a private helicopter flight next to the Hollywood sign and over the homes of the stars and a private picnic in Malibu. 

Accommodation: Montage Beverly Hills

Day 11 - 12
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Accompanied by a local journalist in-the-know, go stand-up paddle-boarding in a calm marina among seals and then take a biking adventure through Venice Beach and Santa Monica. 

Accommodation: Montage Beverly Hills

Day 12 - 13
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In the morning, drive to Laguna Beach where you will check into your family-friendly luxury resort perched on a coastal bluff with pristine, white sand beaches below and the picturesque arts community all around. Your afternoon is at your own leisure to enjoy the beach.

Accommodation: Montage Laguna Beach

Day 13 - 14
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Today, drive for approximately one hour to Legoland California where you will enjoy an insider VIP experience, including priority access to the rides and attractions, exclusive access to special areas, a personal VIP host to escort you around the Park for the entire day.

Accommodation: Montage Laguna Beach

Day 14 - 15
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Drive south to San Diego for the day for a special VIP tour of the excellent San Diego Zoo and a city tour of this historical city with an expert guide.

Accommodation:
Montage Laguna Beach

Day 15 -
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In the morning, drive to Los Angeles International Airport where you will drop off your car in time for your departure back home.

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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