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Best of California 2023 Classic Group

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Best Of California 2023 Classic Group
Discover the best of California on this all-encompassing train tour from San Diego to San Francisco. Far-reaching ocean vistas and the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park meet big city lights and creative cuisine to show you the essence of The Golden State. Experience the laid-back lifestyle, take a glimpse into the heyday of cinema, and embrace the cultural diversity through an array of Insight Experiences.


Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Los Angeles: Explore Los Angeles with Insight Choice. Take to the Miracle Mile and choose to visit one of the excellent museums. You can learn about the history and artistry of motorized automobiles at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Alternatively, embrace the tradition of filmmaking at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Another option is to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
  • Santa Barbara: Visit Mission Santa Barbara, a historic Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in 1786.
  • Santa Barbara: Take a relaxing walk in the Botanical Garden and learn about native California flora.
Well-being
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
Travel Director
  • : "It’s magical to see how a group of guests come together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that’s happening because they start planning their own ‘post-arrival’ activities before the travel day has finished."
Top Rated Highlights
  • San Diego: Board the Pacific Surfliner and enjoy far-reaching ocean vistas as your train journey takes you to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Travel the whole length of the service and experience the Southern California landscape from a unique vantage point.
  • Los Angeles: Ride the historic funicular, Angel's Flight Railway in Downtown L.A.
  • Santa Barbara: Visit Mission Santa Barbara, a historic Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in 1786.
  • Santa Barbara: Take a relaxing walk in the Botanical Garden and learn about native California flora.
  • San Francisco: Visit Golden Gate Park, before walking across the emblematic Golden Gate Bridge and travelling on to the city of Sausalito.
  • San Francisco: See the city’s highlights on your sightseeing tour as you pass Union Square, Golden Gate Park, SoMa and Mission Bay.
Insight Experiences
  • Los Angeles: Visit the Los Angeles Theatre on a private tour, a special visit not accessible to the public. Known as the Grand Dame of the Los Angeles historic theatres, Charlie Chaplin's 'City Lights' premiered here in 1931. Admire the lavish interior inspired by the French Baroque period.
  • Yosemite National Park: Visit the home to over 500 mature giant sequoias and admire their sheer size. Home to some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world, the Mariposa Grove is a breath-taking place.
  • Yosemite National Park: Join a Local Expert Park Ranger for a tram tour of the Valley Floor. Learn about the park and its history, see some of its most iconic rock formations and waterfalls, and admire the scenery from Tunnel View.
Insight Choice
  • Los Angeles: Explore Los Angeles with Insight Choice. Take to the Miracle Mile and choose to visit one of the excellent museums. You can learn about the history and artistry of motorized automobiles at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Alternatively, embrace the tradition of filmmaking at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Another option is to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Authentic Dining
  • Los Angeles: Join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Highlight Dinner with wine at Nick and Stef's Steakhouse, named ‘Best Steakhouse in the Country’ by the Food Network.
  • Paso Robles: Visit the Eberle Winery for a tour of the vineyard and its unique underground caves. Learn about the wine region, the microclimate and grape varieties as you indulge in a wine tasting of local whites and reds.
  • San Francisco: Join your Travel Director to explore the authentic flavours of the Mission District. Take a walk among independent cafes, creative bakeries and ethnic eateries and sample some of the best bites of the city. Stop by Balmy Alley and admire the internationally recogniszed urban murals.
  • San Francisco: Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfast (B), and 4 Dinner with Wine (DW)

Additional Included Highlights
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll n...
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At Insight Vacations, we have been in the business of creating magical experiences for travelers for over 40 years. But for us, it’s never been just a business. Travel in its truest sense - not just going to incredible places, but really connecting with them, in an authentic way - is both a joy and a personal passion, for every member of our team. Let us share that passion with you. We’ll take you on an unforgettable journey. We’ll immerse you in unique experiences, and we’ll introduce you to am ...
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Jan 8, 2024 7:00 PM
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$4,475.00 (USD)
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Oct 06, 2023
Oct 2, 2023 7:00 PM
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Feb 26, 2024 7:00 PM
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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.