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LA, Yosemite & San Francisco Family Holiday

A fantastic 2 week holiday in America's Sunshine State! Spend 5 days in LA, having fun in theme parks, looking for movie stars on the walk of fame and going to the beach. Then head to Yosemite, one of the America's most beautiful National Parks before ending your holiday in San Francisco.

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Itinerary

Overview

  • Enjoy the theme parks & beaches in Los Angeles
  • Private Guided hike in Yosemite National Park
  • See the largest trees in the world
  • Cycle the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Your holiday begins in Los Angeles where you will have five days to recover from your flight and explore the local area. On your doorstep you will have a choice of several large theme parks, including Disneyland & Knotts Berry Farm, gorgeous sandy beaches and, of course, Hollywood. With the famous Universal tours and also the walk of fame, there is plenty to keep both old and young movie fans entertained! After you've had your fill of sunshine and roller coasters, you will head on to Yosemite National Park.

Created by glaciers, the National Park is home to beautiful meadows, stunning rock formations and some of the largest trees in the world. Based in a family friendly hotel, there will be time to explore on your own and also spend a day with a guide who will take you off to some of the less well known parts of the park, off the beaten track.

From Yosemite, you will then drive on to San Francisco, a city with bags of spirit and an independent vibe. Here, you can visit Alcatraz, where Al Capone was famously imprisoned, cycle the Golden Gate Bridge, see sealions basking in the sun and shop until you drop at one of the city's many malls!

Day-by-day

Itinerary in Brief
Day 1 Arrive in Los Angeles
Day 2 Los Angeles
Day 3 Los Angeles
Day 4 Los Angeles
Day 5 Los Angeles
Day 6 Los Angeles
Day 7 Drive to Yosemite
Day 8 Yosemite
Day 9 Yosemite Guided Hike
Day 10 Yosemite
Day 11 Drive to San Francisco
Day 12 San Francisco
Day 13 San Francisco
Day 14 Depart
Day 15 Arrive Home

Full Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Los Angeles
Today you will arrive in Los Angeles on a direct flight from the UK. On arrival, you will pick up your hire car and drive to your hotel.

Days 2 - 6 Los Angeles
You have 5 days in the Los Angeles area. There are plenty of activities to choose from to suit all of the family. There are 2 Disney theme parks as well as Knott's Berry Farm, all close by. Within 20 miles, you have the Orange County Coast, with some gorgeous beaches to choose from. In nearby Hollywood, you have Universal Studios as well as the famous Walk of Fame.

Day 7 Drive to Yosemite
Today you will drive to your hotel close to Yosemite National Park. The drive will take approximately 5 hours, passing through rural California. Once you arrive, there will be time to jump into the pool to cool off.

Day 8 Yosemite
Today is a free day. We suggest that you get up early and drive down the road to the National Park where you can go to the Mariposa Grove, home to the Giant Sequoias; the largest trees in the world.

Day 9 Yosemite Guided Hike
You will meet your guide in the Yosemite Valley in the morning. You will have a full day together. Depending on what your preferences are, you can either go for a day hike, or a gentler walk taking in some of the less well known areas of the park.

Day 10 Yosemite
You might want to go back into the Valley today to visit some of the famous viewpoints in the park. Glacier Point is a particularly beautiful spot with jaw dropping views of the Half Dome. Don't forget your swimming costumes, as there are several opportunities for river swimming along the way; the perfect way to cool off.

Day 11 Drive to San Francisco
Today you will drive to San Francisco. The drive will take 3 - 4 hours.

Days 12 - 13 San Francisco
You have two days at leisure in San Francisco. Don't miss the Golden Gate Bridge, sea lions on pier 39 and a ferry ride in the Bay.

Day 14 Depart

Day 15 Arrive Home

Accommodation


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- Excellent family suites
- Close to Disneyland

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- Excellent location
- Spacious rooms
- 3 outdoor pools

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- Fisherman's Wharf Location
- Nautical style decor
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Details

Getting there

This holiday begins in Los Angeles, which is served by several airlines offering direct flights, including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. You will return from San Francisco which, again is served with direct flights with both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. It is possible to pick up some good air fares, especially in the sales. A normal fare during school holidays will usually cost approximately £1,000. We can arrange your flights for you, please contact us for more information.

Price includes

Price is based on a family of 4 all staying in one room together. Upgrades to two bedrooms are possible, please enquire for further details.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 494 reviews

(4.95/5)

  • The whole holiday start to finish was just fabulous, the accommodation was perfect and to a certain extent stunning at the Dar Hosnia in Marrakech.

    The transport, guides and staff at both locations were wonderful with a special mention to the Douar Samra team in Imlill. They were more than a bit special.

    The food at both locations was excellent and the ambience and fun we enjoyed in Douar Samra was beyond all expectations.

    We made many new friends whom I am sure we will keep in touch with way beyond this holiday.

    You put together a perfect package it was much more than just a great holiday it was a richly rewarding experience.

    Just finally to say a big thank you to you for organising one of the best trips we have had.

    Missingstuart w reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2019

  • Everything was fab, I especially loved Tuningi such a special place and my son got to see his favourite animal the cheetah (after a bit of time hunting about on foot!). Mauritius is lovely we saw quite a bit of the island in the end.

    MissingLaura L reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 12 December 2018

  • We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!

    Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:

    Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.

    I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.

    The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.

    The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.

    We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.

    The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.

    The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.

    MissingGwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Holiday on 11 December 2018

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