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Self Drive USA: California Coast Highlights

5 days/4 nights from $955 per person share twin
Flights are additional
 

5 days/4 nights from
$955
per person share twinFlights are additional

California Coast Highlights

After you’ve experienced vibrant San Francisco, follow one of the world’s most famous routes on this coast-hugging drive. Check out stunning scenery, lovely beach towns and sample some of California’s amazing food and wine!

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Deal ​includes
• 4 nights accommodation
• 5 day intermediate size Hertz rental car hire
Flights are additional

EXCLUDES: tolls, fuel, one way rental car fees (if applicable), national park entrance fees

5 days/4 nights self drive
From $​955 per person share twin
Travel: 05 Jan-23 Mar 18
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Travel: 01-30 Jun 18
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Travel: 01 Jul-15 Aug 18
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Tour Highlights
• Check out the surfy vibe in Santa Cruz – where surfing was introduced to California
• Marvel at 17-Mile Drive’s famous Lone Cyprus tree
• Explore Carmel Mission, it is one of the state’s most beautiful
• Experience California’s Central Coast splendour on Highway 1
• Stunning Hearst Castle is a must see
• Be surprised by discovering a Danish-style town in Solvang
• Visit the Old Mission Santa Barbara, and tour the 1782 presidio for a look at original adobes like El Cuartel

Suggested itinerary
Day 1: San Francisco – Santa Cruz - Monterey (192km)
Check out the mellow beach town of Santa Cruz, wander the waterfront beach boardwalk or explore downtown with cute boutiques and great restaurants. Continue around the bay to Monterey with its famous aquarium and restaurants filling former fish-packing plants along Cannery Row. Drive the loop along 17-Mile Drive to see some beautiful homes and famous Pebble Beach golf courses to the cute village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, with gallery lined streets and home to the beautiful Carmel Mission.

Day 2: Monterey – Big Sur – Pismo Beach (319km)
Despite a temporary bridge outage interrupting a stretch of Highway 1 (due to reopen in Sep 2017), you can still experience the Central Coast. From the north drive 50km to the current turnaround point at the Big Sur Ranger Station and you’ll still see many of Big Sur’s highlights like Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Garrapata State Park and Bixby Bridge. You’ll then need to head on the inland route to Pismo Beach.

Day 3: Pismo Beach – Hearst Castle – Santa Barbara (307km)
Perched on a coastal hilltop and built as the private residence of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, the complex is a must see (we recommend making online reservations well in advance) with it’s a 165-room castle, 127 acres of terraced gardens, fountains, and pools. Carry on to the cute village with plenty of Danish heritage, Solvang in the heart of the Santa Ynez wine country - tasting rooms, trendy boutiques, bakeries, chocolatiers, and kitschy souvenir shops abound.

Day 4: Santa Barbara
This elegant coastal city with Spanish architecture is nicknamed the “American Riviera”. With red tiled roofs and whitewashed courtyards covered in bougainvillea and enjoying a Mediterranean climate, this is a great spot to spend some time. Stroll State Street for shops and dining, launch a kayak from East Beach or visit the classic Old Mission Santa Barbara.

Day 5: Santa Barbara – Malibu - Los Angeles (161km)
Explore the area around Santa Barbara before taking a leisurely drive to Los Angeles via Malibu. Malibu is a beach town like no other - celebs escape to their oceanfront homes which you can see on long stretches of beach. There’s dining and fishing on Malibu Pier, and in winter, Point Dume at Malibu’s north end provides an ideal perch for spotting migrating gray whales.


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Terms and Conditions

Sale ends 30 Mar 18 • Prices are correct as at 30 Nov 17 • Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability • Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Full payment is required no later than 4.59 pm 30 Mar 18 • Bedding configurations may vary on twin share option • Accommodation is subject to availability • Valid for travel commenced and completed as specified • Some surcharges and closeouts may apply • Group prices are not applicable on these packages • Amendment and cancellation fees apply – please ask your House of Travel consultant • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • Hertz rental car is inclusive of Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Liability Insurance Supplement (LIS), taxes, local surcharges, airport fees, unlimited mileage and Vehicle Licence fee (VLF). Accommodation is based on Standard Grade Accommodation - Please ask us about the Upgraded Accommodation Program • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.

HOT code: FLYCCH301117

Sale Period

Until 30 Mar 18

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