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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3San FranciscoGolden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz PrisonThe Marker Hotel, The Argonaut
3 - 4Wine RegionNapa & Sonoma Valleys, Wine Tours & Artisanal Cuisine, Nightlife & EntertainmentRiver Terrace Inn, The Meritage Resort & Spa
4 - 6Yosemite National ParkWaterfalls, Half Dome, Yosemite ValleyYosemite View Lodge, Tenaya Lodge
6 - 8CarmelBeach Town, Diving, Wildlife, Wine TrailsCarmel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley Ranch
8 - 10Santa BarbaraBeaches, Cuisine & Seafood, Spanish-revival ArchitectureBelmond El Encanto, Belmond El Encanto
10 - 12Los AngelesHollywood: Walk of Fame, Hollywood Sign & Hollywood Studios, Beaches, Diverse Cultures & CuisinesJamaica Bay Inn, Andaz West Hollywood
12 - 15OahuWaikiki Beach, Hanauma Bay, Pearl Harbor, Hiking in Diamond HeadQueen Kapiolani Hotel (Waikiki), The Royal Hawaiian Hotel a Luxury Collection Hotel
15 - 19MauiHaleakala National Park, Molokini Crater, Surfing, Snorkeling & Diving, Whale WatchingMaui Coast Hotel, Honua Kai Resort & Spa Kaanapali Beach

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  • Wine & Food
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

Welcome to San Francisco

Pick up your rental car at the airport.

San Francisco

2 Nights

Set yourself up for a fiesta of cultural and natural delights when you are in San Francisco. Perched on the tip of a peninsula, this eclectic city is home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge spanning the frequently fog-covered strait that connects the Bay to the Pacific Ocean.

Included Activities

Personalized Bike Tour of Golden Gate Bridge & Sausalito
Explore the San Francisco waterfront and the picturesque town of Sausalito by bicycle. Follow your private guide along the vibrant waterfront and take in beautiful views of the parklands and beaches. Pedal leisurely across California’s most famous landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge, on a wide bike path. Get a spectacular sight of the city’s landscape in all its glory, with the ocean to your left, the San Francisco Bay to your right, and the Marin headlands directly ahead. Descend down into the quaint town of Sausalito, which is home to many art galleries, unique shops and restaurants serving delicious food. Stop to have a cup of coffee at a cafe on the charming main street Bridgeway or pop into a restaurant for a cold drink and a hearty lunch. Drop your bike off in Sausalito and enjoy a scenic ferry ride back across the Bay to the city. (Duration: Half Day; Flexible Timings; Private Activity & No Transfers; Meals Not Included; Bottled Water, Sausalito Bike Drop and Return Ferry Ticket Included; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please wear comfortable clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen and sport shoes; Don’t forget to carry your camera).

Group Tour of Sausalito with Helicopter Flight
Discover the many facets of the pretty town of Sausalito on this fun, half-day tour. Start with a bird’s eye view of the town from a ‘Vista’ helicopter. After touching down, drive to one of the top spots in town for a delicious lunch. From there, you can take a stroll to visit the town’s art galleries before heading to board a ferry. Capture the stunning coastline of Sausalito from the sea as you head back towards San Francisco. (Duration: Half Day; Shared Activity with Transfers; Included: Guide, lunch & ferry ride; Please inform us of your food allergies in advance; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses & hats; Don’t forget to bring your camera; Please note that return transfer from the ferry terminal to the hotel will not be provided; A minimum of 4 people are required for this activity.)

Hotel Options
The Marker Hotel – Opt 1
RoomOne Queen Bed
The Argonaut – Opt 2
RoomStandard One Bedded Room
Day 3 - 4

Drive yourself from San Francisco to Wine Region (North Coast) in your rental car (Duration: 1 hrs)

Wine Region

1 Night

Sprawling across the grape-growing regions of Californian counties, the Wine Country is also known as North Coast AVA or American Viticultural Area. Breathe in the balmy air of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys as you drive through towering redwood forests.

Included Activities

Personalized Napa Valley Winery Tour
Enjoy an exclusive winery tour in one of the world’s most famous wine regions, the Napa Valley, accompanied by your private guide. Head through the lush valley in an SUV at a relaxed pace and marvel at the beautiful countryside scenery and picturesque landscapes. Visit some of the best wineries of the region, stroll through the vineyards and chat with your hosts. Your guide will lead you through each winery and tell you all about the wine-making process. Sample award-winning wines with cheese and crackers while gazing at dramatic views of the valley floor. On your way back, stop at viewpoints where you can capture the rolling vineyards, a perfect end to this unforgettable tour. (Duration: Half Day; Flexible Timings; Private Activity & Transfers; Meals & Tasting Fees at Wineries Not Included; Cheese & Cracker Platter and 15% Gratuities Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes, sunglasses and shoes; Don’t forget to bring your camera; Please note that wineries visited will depend on availability. The tasting fees average around $45‐65 per person with many wineries at higher cost. Guests can expect to visit 3 wineries, each tasting lasting about 1.5 hours).

Hotel Options
RoomVillage View King
RoomDeluxe Queen
Day 4 - 6

Drive yourself from Wine Region (North Coast) to Yosemite National Park in your rental car (Duration: 4 hrs)

Yosemite National Park

2 Nights

Nestled amid the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Yosemite National Park beckons with its array of magnificent natural treasures. Witness the majesty of giant sequoia trees that have stood sentinel over the rugged landscape for centuries.

Included Activities

Personalized Hike in Taft Point and Sentinel Dome
Hike through the beautiful wilderness of Yosemite National Park to Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. Set out with a professional, medically-trained guide along the Glacier Point Road at 7800 ft and pass through a red fir forest known to be a prime black bear habitat. Ascend three hundred feet above the trailhead on gently sloping granite slabs to the top of the Sentinel Dome, from where you can see magnificent views of Yosemite Valley and the high country of the park. Continue on through the forest and wildflower-filled meadows of the Pohono Trail, which runs along the southern rim of Yosemite Valley. Arrive at Taft Point and the Fissures, which offer spectacular views of the Cathedral Rocks, El Capitan and other landmarks of Western Yosemite Valley. Hike back through the mixed conifer forest to make a complete loop of the area back to the trailhead, ending this exciting tour! (Duration: Full Day; Flexible Timings; Private Activity & No Transfers; Trail Snacks & Picnic Lunch Included; Trekking Equipment & Poles Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes).

Hotel Options
RoomMountain View Room
Tenaya Lodge – Opt 2
RoomPremium Room
Day 6 - 8

Drive yourself from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in your rental car (Duration: 3.5 hrs)


2 Nights

The picturesque beach town of Carmel lies tucked away in a corner of the Monterey Peninsula. Savor the seaside air along the Scenic Bluff Path that takes you from the fine white sands of Carmel Beach to the wildlife attractions of Carmel River State Beach.

Hotel Options
RoomSanta Lucia Studio
MealsRoom Only
RoomRanch Suite
MealsRoom Only
Day 8 - 10

Drive yourself from Carmel to Santa Barbara in your rental car (Duration: 4 hrs)

Santa Barbara

2 Nights

Santa Barbara is a slice of Mediterranean charm along the central Californian coast, framed by the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains and verdant vineyards in the distance. The city conjures up sunny images of swaying palms, azure blue ocean, Spanish colonial haciendas with red-tiled roofs and bright bougainvillea.

Included Activities

Personalized Yacht Tour of Santa Barbara
Spend a couple of hours cruising on a Catalina 27’ yacht in beautiful Montecito. Capture stunning views of the sunny Santa Barbara coastline from the ocean. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins in the water, as Montecito Bay is well-known for whale sightings! Feel the relaxing sea breeze and look out to the sparkling water to bask in the experience. You could even get a closer look at the work of staying afloat and have an informative chat with your captain. (Duration: 2 hours; Private Activity; Included: Guide; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses & hats; Don’t forget to bring your camera; Please note that special/higher rates could apply on holidays.)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior King
MealsRoom Only
RoomDeluxe King
MealsRoom Only
Day 10 - 12

Drive yourself from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in your rental car (Duration: 1.5 hrs)

Los Angeles

2 Nights

Discover the glittering attractions of Los Angeles, dubbed the City of Angels. Marvel at the iconic Hollywood sign and high-profile studios like Universal and Warner Bros. Stroll along Hollywood Boulevard and spot your favorite celebrity’s name on the star-studded Walk of Fame.

Included Activities

Personalized Tour of Los Angeles
Explore the major attractions of Los Angeles on this tour of the city. Start at the famous Disney Concert Hall and then head to Olvera Street. Stroll along the bustling street, lined with local shops selling souvenirs and curios from all over the world. Proceed on towards that dream destination: Hollywood. Stop at Mulholland Drive to take pictures of the iconic Hollywood sign. Carry on to Hollywood Boulevard to see the Walk of Fame and the Dolby Theater. If you opt for the full day tour, then visit more places of interest, including the Griffith House of Blues, Saddle Ranch, Viper Room, the Roxy Theater and Sunset Plaza. (Duration: Half Day or Full Day; Private Activity with Transfers; Included: Guide; Fitness Level: Easy; Please note that you will need to walk some distance; Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses & hats; Don’t forget to bring your camera; Please note that this activity accommodates a maximum of 6 people.)

Group Tour of Farmers Market in Los Angeles
Experience the hustle and bustle of the famous Los Angeles Farmers’ Market on this trip. Visit the original Farmers’ Market and then head on to West 3rd Street, lined with local stores. Take a look at the fresh produce on sale as storeowners go about their brisk business. Take the opportunity to get a taste of the local flavours and linger at each of the stores to check out the goodies. (Duration: 2.5 hours; Shared Activity with Transfers; Included: Guide & tastings; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that you will need to walk some distance; Please bring comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses & hats; Don’t forget to bring your camera; Please note that Children 4 and under are free provided they do not participate in tastings; Please note that this Activity is available on Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 9.30am. Tour length: 1 mile with 10 tasting stops; A minimum of 4 people are required for this activity.)

Hotel Options
Jamaica Bay Inn – Opt 1
RoomCity View Room
RoomAndaz Standard Two Queen
Day 12 - 15

Make your own way to the Los Angeles airport and drop off your rental car

Board your flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu (duration: 5.5 hrs)

You will be transferred from Honolulu airport to your hotel in Waikiki in an airport shuttle bus (duration: 15-20 min)


3 Nights

Oahu, Hawaii’s third largest island, has a rich cultural history, stunning beaches and pristine tropical landscapes. Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital, and the naval base of Pearl Harbor are located here. Iconic Waikiki beach overlooks Diamond Head crater.

Included Activities

Group Tour: Kailua Beach and Sea Turtle Adventure
Take time out to swim with sea turtles at the beautiful Kailua beach. Spend a day relaxing in the warm waters off Kailua, one of the region’s top snorkeling destinations. Don your gear and dive in to explore the wonders of the underwater world. Ride the waves on your boogie board and later, soak up some sun on the white sand beach. Fuel up with a hearty picnic lunch as you take in the scenic beauty of your surroundings. At the end of the day, return to your hotel in Waikiki. (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Picnic Lunch Included; Fitness Level: Easy. Snorkeling gear, boogie board, and life jacket will be provided. This tour is not available on Sundays and select holidays.)

Hotel Options
MealsAccommodation only
MealsAccommodation only
Day 15 - 19

You will be transferred from your hotel in Waikiki to Honolulu airport in an airport shuttle bus (duration: 15-20 min)

Board your flight from Honolulu to Maui Kahului airport (duration: 45 min)

You will be transferred from Maui airport to your hotel in in an airport shuttle bus (duration: about 40 min to your Ka'anapali hotel and about 20 min to your Kihei hotel)


4 Nights

‘The Valley Isle,’ as Maui is also known, is the second-largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, renowned for its world-famous beaches and incredible scenery. Explore Lahaina, the erstwhile capital of Hawaii and a surfers’ paradise.

Included Activities

Group Tour: Maalaea Snorkeling Cruise from Maui
Molokini, just few nautical miles away from Maui, is an extinct volcanic crater and a world-class snorkeling destination. On this day-long snorkeling cruise, explore Hawaii’s only island marine sanctuary that is home to more than 250 species of fish and 38 species of coral. Set sail from Maalaea Harbor aboard a double-decker luxury catamaran. Relish a continental breakfast in the shaded interior cabin, then head to the top deck to spot abundant marine life including humpback whales during winter. Accompanying marine naturalists will offer you safety instructions and then join you on the underwater exploration. Cruise around the crater’s rugged back wall inhabited by a variety of birds like the wedge-tailed shearwaters and Bulwer’s petrels. Sail to your second snorkeling location, Turtle Arches, known for its many Hawaiian green sea turtles and underwater lava arches. If you don’t wish to venture underwater, you can take advantage of the water slide and glass-bottom viewing windows. Finally, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch before returning to Maui. (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity; Transfers are not included; Includes: Premium snorkel gear with optical masks for eyeglass wearers, flotation devices, and certified marine naturalists; Meals included: Breakfast, barbecue lunch, sodas, juices and water; Please note that vegetarian and gluten-free meals available on request; Fitness Level: Easy).

Hotel Options
Maui Coast Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsRoom Only
RoomStudio Ocean View Room
MealsRoom Only

You will be transferred from your hotel to Maui Kahului airport in an airport shuttle bus (duration: 20-40 min)

Departure from Maui

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 8,690 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 10,790 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 19 days / 18 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • San Francisco, CA: Personalized Bike Tour of Golden Gate Bridge & Sausalito
    • San Francisco, CA: Group Tour of Sausalito with Helicopter Flight
    • Wine Region (North Coast CA): Personalized Napa Valley Winery Tour
    • Yosemite National Park, CA: Personalized Hike in Taft Point and Sentinel Dome
    • Santa Barbara, CA: Personalized Yacht Tour of Santa Barbara
    • Los Angeles, CA: Personalized Tour of Los Angeles
    • Los Angeles, CA: Group Tour of Farmers Market in Los Angeles
    • Oahu, HI: Group Tour: Kailua Beach and Sea Turtle Adventure
    • Maui, HI: Group Tour: Maalaea Snorkeling Cruise from Maui
  • Self-driven car during your journey as follows:
    • Vehicle Type: Default car for 1-3 guests: Full size 4 door – Ford Fusion or similar
    • Unlimited mileage
    • 12 days
    • Pick-up: Day 1/ San Francisco airport
    • Drop-off: Day 12/ Los Angeles airport
    • Detailed description of your routing
    • Towing charges in the event of mechanical failure
  • For your rental car we book the following insurance services:
    • Third party insurance
  • The general business terms apply
  • Note: A valid US driver’s license is required in order to rent and drive a rental vehicle
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • All transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Among other expenses, the following additional costs are not included for rental cars (to be made directly at the car rental shop with a credit card from a recognisable bank institution):
    • Change Fee
    • Deposit for the car
    • Deposit for the GPS navigation system
    • Fine handling fee & fine in case of a speeding ticket
    • 10 USD per baby seat or booster seat per rental
    • Guaranteed GPS navigation system (from 8 USD per day)
    • No drivers under 25 years of age
    • Delivery/collection services and fees
    • Cross border fees
    • One way fees
    • Towing in case of an accident
    • Collision damage waiver (CDW)
    • Fuel (Please drop off the car with a full tank. In case fuel needs to be added, the car rental company will charge you the amount for it)
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
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Road Trip: California Sunshine and Hawaiian Dreams

19 days $ 8,690 / person

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