California Dreamin (San Fran to Santa Monica - From May 2021)(Twin Room,Start San Francisco, End Santa Monica)
For 18 - 35 Young Professionals, Singles and Students

Vacation Overview

California dreaming? The sunshine state keeps on giving on this unforgettable adventure that brings you all the bucket-list big hitters. Kicking off in the golden city of San Fran, you'll journey to the Sonoma Valley for some wine tasting then hike and bike your way around Yosemite, kick back poolside in Palm Springs and stroll the iconic Santa Monica pier. This sun-drenched road trip will plaster a smile on your face for years to come.

California Dreamin (San Fran to Santa Monica - From May 2021)(Twin Room,Start San Francisco, End Santa Monica) Vacation Itinerary
Vacation Day 1 - San Francisco to Sonoma via Muir Woods

Welcome to San Fran! We'll meet and greet today in the Golden City before heading somewhere a little more tranquil...Is there a more majestic sight in nature than a redwood tree? These giant natural cathedrals - which can be up to 3,000 years old - take the breath away up close. We'll journey into Muir Woods to picnic in their towering shadows, before heading into wine country.Up for a tipple? Sonoma is a world-class wine-growing region, so touring a winery and taking a tasting is a no brainer. After comparing drops it's time to head to our sweet digs for the night, The Sandman, with its heated pool surrounded by a fence of redwoods. Impressed? You should see what's in store tomorrow.

Vacation Day 2 - Sonoma

Not a bad place to wake up, is it? Known as the valley of the moon, the sweeping, fertile lands of Sonoma are ours to explore today. Lucky us. So, what adventure will we choose? We could hire some bikes and explore the 13,000 acres of parkland, soar through the skies on a hot air balloon, or zipline through the forests. As the evening draws in, why not opt for a tasty dinner paired with local wines?

Vacation Day 3 - Sonoma to Bass Lake

Rise and shine - we're headed out of wine country and into what can only be described as a mountain paradise.This afternoon you’ll become enamored with the tranquility of Bass Lake. You could opt to stand up paddleboard or kayak on the sparkling waters. Later on, kick back and enjoy the view from the chalet deck - it is nothing short of spectacular. Take a dip in the pool, warm up in the jacuzzi and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Vacation Day 4 - Bass Lake via Yosemite

Thought the scenery couldn't get any more spectacular? Think again.We're headed to the most iconic National Park in the world: Yosemite. Here, amongst the towering sequoias, cascading waterfalls and winding trails we'll fall in love over and over again. Hike, bike or invest in some shinrin-yoku time (forest bathing), before heading to the iconic Yosemite Falls. Mother nature has never looked so good, and our eyes have never been wider.

Vacation Day 5 - Bass Lake to Palm Springs

Full drive day with the idyllic Palm Springs as your reward. Travel through the San Joaquin Valley, the source of a large amount of the agriculture for the world's 7th largest economy - the state of California.

Vacation Day 6 - Palm Springs

The day is ours to check out Palm Springs! First up though is yoga by the pool and brunch to follow. Feeling energised and ready for the day, we could stroll the streets checking out the chic boutiques, opt to take the Palm Springs Aerial Cable Car or maybe just hang poolside and soak up some sun. Between the pool clubs, DJs and quirky bars, the heat will be on tonight. It's party time.

Vacation Day 7 - Palm Springs to Santa Monica

This morning we'll make our way towards LA and your final destination, Santa Monica. You'll arrive mid-afternoon for some activities by the beach, or take some time to explore Santa Monica Pier and the end point of famous Route 66. Tonight is a final dinner together at True Food Kitchen for some proper Cali vibes, before a night checking out Third Street Promenade.

Vacation Day 8 - Depart Santa Monica

Time to say goodbye to your crew. It's been a blast, but all good things must come to an end. With our sun-kissed skin and eyes on the next horizon, it's time to plan our next Contiki. Peru, anyone?

Vacation Prices
24 May,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
24 May,2021 08:00 31 May,2021 11:00 1931 USD twin available
24 May,2021 08:00 31 May,2021 11:00 1931 USD twinShare available
24 May,2021 08:00 31 May,2021 11:00 2605 USD single available
21 Jun,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
21 Jun,2021 08:00 28 Jun,2021 11:00 1895 USD twin available
21 Jun,2021 08:00 28 Jun,2021 11:00 1895 USD twinShare available
21 Jun,2021 08:00 28 Jun,2021 11:00 2443 USD single available
05 Jul,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
05 Jul,2021 08:00 12 Jul,2021 11:00 2003 USD twin available
05 Jul,2021 08:00 12 Jul,2021 11:00 2003 USD twinShare available
05 Jul,2021 08:00 12 Jul,2021 11:00 2551 USD single available
12 Jul,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
12 Jul,2021 08:00 19 Jul,2021 11:00 1895 USD twin available
12 Jul,2021 08:00 19 Jul,2021 11:00 1895 USD twinShare available
12 Jul,2021 08:00 19 Jul,2021 11:00 2443 USD single available
19 Jul,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
19 Jul,2021 08:00 26 Jul,2021 11:00 1895 USD twin available
19 Jul,2021 08:00 26 Jul,2021 11:00 1895 USD twinShare available
19 Jul,2021 08:00 26 Jul,2021 11:00 2443 USD single available
02 Aug,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
02 Aug,2021 08:00 09 Aug,2021 11:00 1895 USD twin available
02 Aug,2021 08:00 09 Aug,2021 11:00 1895 USD twinShare available
02 Aug,2021 08:00 09 Aug,2021 11:00 2443 USD single available
30 Aug,2021
Trip StartsTrip EndsPriceRoom TypeAvailability
30 Aug,2021 08:00 06 Sep,2021 11:00 1805 USD twin available
30 Aug,2021 08:00 06 Sep,2021 11:00 1805 USD twinShare available
30 Aug,2021 08:00 06 Sep,2021 11:00 2353 USD single available

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