9 days Los Angeles to San Francisco
9-day California Calling Tour
This 9 day California group tour showcases the rich diversity of the "Golden State." Take in the natural splendour of Yosemite and the sweeping ocean views of Santa Cruz. Immerse yourself in the culture of San Francisco and Los Angeles. All this whilst enjoying the warm welcome of the locals and the beautiful weather. This trip is guaranteed to get you California dreamin'...
This trip offers a varied snapshot of life in one of the world’s most desirable locations. We start off in L.A before heading up the coast on one of the world’s most scenic train rides. There’s time to experience the Californian beach vibes before a day exploring the stunning nature of Yosemite National Park. Finish in the cultural paradise of San Francisco- the only downside- having to leave.
Including hostels and hotels.
Local Adventure Leaders in each city.
All transport including a ferry in San Francisco, Pacific Coast train and buses.
5 activities included
Optional activities can be added.
California Calling Stops
California Group Tour
Day 1 – Los Angeles:
Arrive and settle into your accommodation before venturing out to discover the city that evening. See the sights and shops on the 3rd Street Promenade and grab dinner. Enjoy a sunset beach stroll and whilst at Santa Monica Pier- we’ll take part in the Coyote Trip Arcade Challenge!
Day 2- Los Angeles
We’ll start our time here with a volleyball lesson on the beach. Indulge in a classic California burger lunch! That afternoon- venture up the famous Hollywood sign and look down at the city beneath. An evening in the city starts with a wander down Hollywood Boulevard and spot the stars on the Walk of Fame. Watch the sunset over the city of angels and then explore the amazing Griffith Observatory.
Day 3- Los Angeles
Today – you can visit one of the city’s famous theme parks. The delights of Universal Studios or Disneyland await and both are jam-packed with entertainment, fun and a fair bit of magic! We can give you tips on the best rides, attractions and shows. Alternatively, we also arrange a chance to give something back to the LA community by volunteering with Heal the Bay, and help clean up the coastline.
Day 4- The Pacific Coast Highway- Santa Cruz
Another classic American trip awaits with a journey on the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Cruz. This train along the coast is one of the world’s most scenic journeys and our end destination is another treat. Santa Cruz is a truly magnificent stop with an array of stunning beaches, relaxed vibes and Californian culture.
Day 5- Santa Cruz
Learn the art of surfing with a morning class out on the water. After riding the waves – or at worst, admiring the scenery from the board- head over to The Picnic Basket for a breakfast burrito. That afternoon- we’ve got time to enjoy the stellar setting. Wander along the boardwalk and take in the views or jump in the ocean. Epic views are a guarantee. Also try your hand at Mini Golf or ride some of the waterfront rides.
Day 6- San Francisco
Head to the iconic San Francisco! Stroll through the downtown streets with a guided tour and admire the city from atop some of the city’s steep streets. Enjoy dinner in Chinatown at the House of Nanking.
Day 7- San Francisco
One highlight of any San Francisco experience is venturing across the Golden Gate Bridge and marvelling at both the feat of engineering and the impressive view of the bridge. We’ll do this experience on bikes and stop off in Sausalito for lunch. Head back into town, by ferry and stroll through some of city’s most charming districts.
Day 8- Yosemite National Park – San Francisco
Get set for another totally different part of the state: Yosemite National Park. This park is home to dramatic waterfalls, forested beauty, still nature, majestic cliffs, abundant wildlife and a myriad of inspiring vistas. A place to absorb the magic of nature and we’ll immerse ourselves in the heart of this National Park.
Day 9- San Francisco
The tour ends today, so bid farewell to your friends and check out of the hostel. It’s then time to bid farewell to the group and our action-packed USA group tour!
Included Activities on our California Group Tour
- Arcade Challenge
- Beach Volleyball Class on Santa Monica Beach
- Griffith Observatory
- San Francisco walking tour
- Bike ride over Golden Gate Bridge
- Yosemite Hiking
A deposit is required to make a reservation on our California Group Tour, with the balance due 70 days prior to departure (unless booking with one of our promotions, for which specific balance due dates may apply).
The deposit is 10% of the group tour price (unless stated otherwise). If you book on to our tours less than 70 days prior to departure, the full balance will be due within 3 days of booking.
No bookings can be accepted within 40 days of a trip departure date of our California group tour.
The price of a single room upgrade for the trip is £995 and a double room upgrade is £600 per room. We can arrange pre nights of accommodation in L.A. and post nights in San Francisco. Please let us know at least 5 working days before the trip starts if you would like any of these extras adding onto your booking.