California Dreamin’

Fly-or-Drive-2018

 

Plane_SymbolFly: April 23 – May 2, 2018  9day_symbol & 15MEAL_symbol

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Bus_SymbolDrive: April 20 – May 5, 2018 16day_symbol &23MEAL_symbol

Special Features:

  • Round trip transportation from Springfield, MO
  • Breakfast each day except for day of departure
  • Guided tour of Los Angeles
  • Visit to Ronald Reagan Library with lunch
  • Scenic drive along the Pacific Coast
  • Visit to Mission Santa Barbara
  • Visit to Hearst Castle
  • Visit Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Full day in Yosemite National Park with tour and lunch
  • Napa Valley wine tasting with lunch
  • Guided tour of San Francisco
  • Tour of Alcatraz

From the bright lights of the big city to the tranquil waterfalls of Yosemite, Southern California has something for everyone. This dream trip will feature many of the great attractions that have made California famous. Come with us and say, “Hello to Hollywood” but be careful not to leave your heart in San Francisco!


AirplanePrices:

Double: $3,550/pp
Single: $4,750/pp
Triple: $3,450/pp
Trip Protection:  $374/pp – Double & Triple, $493/pp – Single

Bus_SymbolPrices

Double: $2,995/pp
Single: $4,195/pp
Triple: $2,895/pp
Trip Protection: $266/pp – Double & Triple, $427/pp – Single
Early Booking

$100/pp if booked by January 30, 2018

 

Deposit:  $50/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due: March 4, 2018


Day 1, Friday, April 20

Our motor coach passengers meet this morning for our grand California Adventure. The first leg of our journey takes us to Amarillo, Texas. Food will be available for an informal meal at the Drury Inn. (D)

Day 2, Saturday, April 21

Today is the second day of travel. View the scenery of the southwest as we head toward Holbrook, AZ, where we rest for the night. (B)

Day 3, Sunday, April 22

Welcome to the Golden State of California! Today we arrive in the greater Los Angeles area. We will be staying the first of 3 nights in the beautiful Embassy Suites in El Segundo. (B)

Day 4, Monday, April 23

This morning our motor coach passengers have the luxury of a lazy morning while we wait for the rest of our group to arrive. This afternoon we will have a guided tour of L.A. Great photo opportunities of the famed Hollywood sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Beverly Hills and more. We will have a group welcome dinner this evening. (B, D)

Day 5, Tuesday, April 24

This morning we will take a scenic drive through Santa Monica and Malibu as we head toward Simi Valley and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Atop a hill with an amazing view, this is the final resting place of our 40th President. We will be treated to a memorable “White House” lunch as part of our visit today. (B, L)

Day 6, Wednesday, April 25

We leave LA this morning and head to Santa Barbara. Here we will visit the “Queen of the California Missions”. Founded in 1789 by Spanish Franciscan monks, it is still an active parish that welcomes visitors to learn the history and view the beautiful grounds and museum. We then have free time to explore the harbor at Stearns Wharf. Have some lunch, grab an ice cream and enjoy the waterfront. We depart for San Luis Obispo where we will have dinner and stay in the quaint Apple Farm Inn. (B, D)

Day 7, Thursday, April 26

After breakfast, we take the drive to San Simeon to visit the Historical Landmark Mansion, Hearst Castle. Media mogul William Randolph Hearst once owned 240,000 acres in the hills which he named “La Cuesta Encantada” and where he began building his 165 room home. After time to explore, we will stop for an early dinner before arriving at the Hotel Pacific in Monterey. (B)

Day 8, Friday, April 27

This morning we will visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row, this aquarium was started in 1984 and offers and unequalled display of California marine life. After the aquarium, we will have time to explore the shops and restaurants along historic Ocean View Avenue, now known as Cannery Row. Tonight we stay in The Hotel at Black Oak, not far from Yosemite. (B,D)

Day 9, Saturday, April 28

Another day, that will sure to be memorable, is in store as we drive into Yosemite National Park. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite is known for it’s dramatic granite cliffs, impressive sequoias, and tranquil streams and waterfalls. We will be treated to lunch and a guided tour of the Yosemite Valley floor. Do not forget your camera; the scenery will not disappoint! (B,L)

Day 10, Sunday, April 29

We leave the mountains behind this morning and enter the rolling valleys of California’s wine country. Here we will learn about the history and craftsmanship of winemaking, and how California has become a world leader in wine production. We will have a light lunch and be able to sample some of the local vino before settling in to our hotel for the night. (B, L)

Day 11, Sunday, April 30

San Francisco, here we come! We meet a local guide this morning for a guided tour of the Golden Gate City. See the famed trolley cars, Chinatown, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Park and so much more. We check in for our first of 2 nights, in the heart of it all, at the Hotel Zephyr. (B)

Day 12, Tuesday, May 1

This morning we cross the bay and head for the #1 attraction in the entire U.S.-Alcatraz. This former prison on “the Rock” was home to Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, and the “Birdman”. Walk through the prison yard, cell blocks and even kitchens as you learn about life on this stark island. Then take the rest of the day to explore San Francisco on your own. You may choose to ride the trolley, eat authentic Chinese food in Chinatown or stay near the pier and watch the people go by. (B)

Day 13, Wednesday, May 2

This morning, we say goodbye to our friends that are flying home to Missouri. The rest of us will see San Francisco in the rearview mirror as we start our journey home as well. Tonight we rest our heads in Barstow, CA. (B)

Day 14, Thursday, May 3

We continue along the route of Historic Route 66 as we continue to Gallup, NM. (B)

Day 15, Friday, May 4

Today we will travel across Texas and into Oklahoma as we are one day closer to home. Tonight we will enjoy another informal dinner in our hotel in Elk City, OK. (B,D)

Day 16, Saturday, May 5

We arrive back into Springfield mid- afternoon today. What a wonderful adventure we have had! Lots of stories and photos to share, and memories that will last a lifetime. (B)

Note for Fly Away Passengers:

Missouri residents will need a Missouri REAL ID Compliant Driver’s License to board the aircraft OR a Federally issued ID with a photo such as a passport.  Travel Protection Insurance is highly recommended as flights are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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