On the Road: California’s Pacific Coast Highway & Yosemite

From Los Angeles to San Francisco, discover rugged coastlines, Yosemite National Park, historic missions and unique art collections as you journey the legendary Pacific Coast Highway.
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Program No. 20120RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

Discover the dramatic beauty of the legendary Pacific Coast Highway as it winds along the California coast. Begin in the diverse cultural region of L.A. and explore ancient antiquities at the Getty Villa before traveling north to Santa Barbara, known as the “American Riviera.” Head to Yosemite to learn about its remarkable granite formations, and finish with a stop in San Francisco for a local’s look at the city.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and some hiking on uneven surfaces including paved and unpaved paths. Participants must be able to get on/off motorcoach and transport their own bags. Program includes long bus rides to each unique spot on the itinerary.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Behold Big Sur’s rugged coastline and encounter the wonders of the ocean at Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Reflect at Santa Barbara’s Mission, savor Santa Ynez wines and marvel at the palatial Hearst Castle.
  • With expert naturalists, experience waterfalls and rock formations like Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, and dine at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel.

General Notes

Program includes long bus rides to each unique spot on the itinerary.
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Bob Dickey
Bob Dickey immerses himself in wine in every way, except literally. He has studied winemaking, wine growing and wine business at Hancock College and UC, Davis and attended wine conferences throughout the state. From pruning to pouring Bob has participated in every aspect of winemaking. He has co-hosted a radio wine show and leads excursions through the Santa Barbara Wine Country. He photographs the local wine country for local and national publications and major wine events.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Gael Gallagher
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