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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 care 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, sealions on pier 39 and a ferry ride in the Bay.

Day 14 Depart

Day 15 Arrive Home

Accommodation


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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

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  • Service rating : Friendly informative staff who were very responsive to my enquiries, no question was too much trouble.
    Very professional package of documents pre travel including road maps and gps which were provided at no extra charge.
    Would absolutely use them again.
    Product : Recommended to all my friends, it had everything for all the family; theme parks,studio tours, beaches, great outdoors, cities etc. Fabulous

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for LA, Yosemite & San Francisco Family Holiday on 08 September 2017

  • The walking in the mountains was a fantastic experience, helped by our perfect guide Ibrahim. He was intelligent, kind, cheerful and looked after us very well. He could answer all our questions on flora, fauna, geology, history and local culture. He walked at a steady phase that suited all and made sure everyone was happy. We could not have asked for more.
    Our favourite place to stay was the Azzaden trekking lodge where we were welcomed warmly with slippers, dates, milk and a hand wash. The food was excellent and the breakfast was very impressive. The hospitality of Mohamed was second to none. The view from the balcony was amazing and when it got dark the stars came out in their millions. ( we did however not manage to find out in which bed Daniel Craig had slept).
    When we reached Kasbah Toubkal the weather had turned cold and wet so we could not enjoy the roof terrace and the outdoor area.
    Riad Tzara was excellent and Naima, Khadija, Abdul and Mohamed looked after our every need. We had dinner one night on the roof of Dar Hanane where the view over the city was great. We also liked the cozy roof terrace in Riad Tzara where the perfect temperature was in the afternoon after escaping from the noises and fumes of the Medina.

    MissingInga Olafsdottir reviewing Atlas Valleys & Villages Comfort Trek on 27 February 2018

  • The highlights for us were the accommodation choices - we loved each place we stayed and for quite different reasons.

    We found the food really delicious at all the places. We were really impressed. We ended up eating dinner every night at Dar Housnia, which was really tasty but a bit expensive but we loved the convenience of it and loved everything else about the place.

    My 9yr’s favourite place was Douar Samra - he liked the rooms and all the meals. We all like the communal meals there. It was good to get to know other travellers. But my husband and I really loved the Douria Suite at Dar Housnia as it was great to the have space and down time by ourselves there. We spent some hours just lazing on the terrace after walking around Marrakech for hours.

    We also thought Kasbah Ellouze was really lovely too. They were super helpful accommodating the kids. They made sure we could celebrate NYE dinner with the kids as they go to bed early. It was really kind of them.

    We had a Hussain as our guide for trekking and he went with us on the road trip. We really liked him: friendly & kind, and not too loud & talkative (our family is on the quiet side!). Hussain was great with our two boys. He made them feel comfortable, kept them safe on the treks (ie speed walking ahead with them when they wanted (our 4yr old loved this!) and holding them securely on mules over the rough terrain) and he played football with them too!
    We had two different drivers who were both good - helped out when our 9yr old vomited from car sickness and were happy to drive slowly as needed.

    Also we thought your organisation of everything and choice of accommodation & guides was excellent. We had no complaints. We had a splendid, relaxed and easy holiday - we didn’t have to think of anything & it was all great.

    MissingHelen Newman reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 30 January 2018

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