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Coastal California: From Channel Islands to Hearst Castle

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
With a former colleague of Jacques Cousteau, discover the Channel Islands — sometimes called the “American Galapagos” — journey up the Pacific Coast Highway, marvel at William Randolph Hearst’s palatial estate and much more on this California adventure.


• On Anacapa Island, hike a nature trail with stunning coastal views with a naturalist.
• Learn about the Central Coast from a local history professor as you journey from San Luis Obispo to Cambria.
• Gain insight into Hearst Castle, its architect Julia Morgan, and its owner W.R. Hearst.

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Travel to the islands may be cancelled due to weather conditions, in which case an alternate activity will be arranged.

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Walking up to two miles on Anacapa. Stairs of 150-300 steps at two sites. Boat trip is 1 hour each way. Second-floor rooms at one hotel, stairs only. No porterage available.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Ventura, 3 nights; coach to Cambria, 2 nights; coach to Ventura, departure.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
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