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California Coast * May 2 - 10, 2013
Star featuring YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
San Diego, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hearst Castle and more.

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 9 Days, 8 Nights
Departs From: Cleveland, Ohio


Price:
Single Room - $3,348.00
Double Room - $2,498.00

Tour Highlights:

  • San Diego City Tour 
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Monterey
  • Carmel & "17-Mile Drive"
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium 
  • Old Town - San Diego
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Los Angeles/Hollywood Tour
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre
  • Hearst Castle
  • Big Sur Coast
  • Old Sacramento
  • Napa Valley
  • Winery Tour & Tasting
  • San Francisco City Tour
  • Fisherman's Wharf Dinner
  • Ronald Regan Presidential Library & "Air Force One"
  • Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive

 

Package Includes:

  • Round Trip Air from Hopkins International Airport – Cleveland
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • 12 Meals:
    • 8 Breakfasts
    • 4 Dinners 
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Baggage Handling
Tour Itinerary:

Day One - Arrive San Diego - Tour Begins

Today board your flight bound for San Diego to begin your California Coast Tour. experience.  Upon arrival meet our Tour Director and begin your two night stay in San Diego. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening with your fellow travelers.   Meal: (D)                         

 

Day Two - San Diego

Today enjoy a San Diego City Tour including the historic Gaslamp District, the bustling Embarcadero, Balboa Park, Cabrillo National Monument and historic Old Town - San Diego.  The afternoon is at leisure.  Perhaps joining an optional excursion featuring the famous San Diego Zoo & a San Diego Harbor Cruise.  Meals: (B)

 

Day Three - San Diego - San Juan Capistrano - Los Angeles

This morning sit back and relax as you drive along parts of the Pacific Coast enroute to San Juan Capistrano.  Visit the beautiful Missions San Juan Capistrano, one of the original missions built by the Spanish.  Continue north for a panoramic Los Angeles City Tour featuring legendary Hollywood, the Kodak Theatre, home of the glamorous academy Awards, Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Next drive along the fabled Sunset Strip to the palm-lined streets of Beverly Hills and pricey Rodeo Drive.  Meal: (B,)

 

Day Four - Regan Library - Santa Barbara - Shell Beach

This morning visit the newly renovated Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.  The state-of-the-art museum takes you from Reagan's early years to his time spent as a world leader.  The library also features the Air Force One used by President Regan.  Later follow the Pacific Coast north to Santa Barbara, one of California's most picturesque cities with spectacular Mediterranean architecture.  Continue to Shell Beach, a quaint seaside town for your overnight stay.
Meal: (B)

 

Day Five - Shell Beach - Carmel/Monterey

Today travel to San Simeon to enjoy a tour of Hearst Castle.  Built on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific, the spectacular grounds and grandiose home feature the world-class art collection of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.  Then journey north along the spectacular Big Sur Coast.  Later enjoy scenic 17 Mile Drive, home to the famous Lone Cypress and Pebble Beach Golf Course.  Visit the historic seaside town of Monterey, where Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf reflect the cities long history with the sea.  Meal: (B)

 

Day Six - Carmel/Monterey - Yosemite National Park

Journey inland through the fertile San Joaquin Valley, know as the breadbasket of California.  Stop at a historic fruit stand for a chance to buy fresh-off-the-farm fruits.  Climb into the wooded Sierra Nevada Mountains and arrive at Yosemite National Park.  Enter the spectacular Yosemite Valley to view the giant iconic formations of El Capitan & Half Dome and breathtaking Yosemite Falls, the highest in North America.  Enjoy a stroll and take in the immense beauty of this spectacular mountain setting.  Enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers tonight.  Meals: (B, D)

 

Day Seven - Sacramento - Napa Valley - San Francisco

Travel through the Sierras into Gold Country.  Step back in time and experience the days of the Gold Rush at Historic Old Sacramento.  Later drive into the famous Napa Valley, an area of spectacular scenery and home to some of the world's best wineries.  Stop for  a Winery Tour & Tasting.  continue southwest crossing the majestic Golden Gate Bridge to one on the world's most amazing cities, San Francisco.  Check in for your two-night stay in the "City by the Bay".  Meal: (B)

 

Day Eight - San Francisco

This morning enjoy a San Francisco City Tour including Twin Peaks, Union Station, Chinatown and Pier 39, the Victorian Mansions of Pacific Heights, the rolling hills of the Presidio and Golden Gate Park.  The afternoon is at leisure to explore America's most romantic city or take an optional excursion to Muir Woods.  Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers in San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf.  Meal: (B,D)                                                                                                               

Day Nine - San Francisco - Home

Today fly home with wonderful memories of your California Coast Tour.
Meals: (B)



Important Notes:

All Fly Trips include airfare from Cleveland Airport , transfers and air taxes and fess (subject to increase until paid in full).  You will drive yourself to the airport.  Trip insurance is available, and will be sent to you upon making your reservation for your individual consideration.

****The balance for all flight trips are due 90 days before departure, at which time it will become non-refundable.  Any bookings made within the last 90 days are subject to availability and will require full payment at the time of booking.****

This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.


Terms and Conditions:

PAYMENT:
For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
  • Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
The balance of an overnight tour is due 30 days prior to departure (unless otherwise notified). A confirmation will be sent to you after we receive your deposit. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover if you are making your reservation by phone, or you can send a check to our office (please call first to check availability). If you are booking online, payment must be made in full.

REFUNDS:
Up to 30 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.

CANCELED TOURS:
Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.

TRANSPORTATION:
All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)

LODGING:
Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.

LUGGAGE:
One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.

TAXES AND GRATUITIES:
All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.

SEATING:
On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.

SMOKING:
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.