5-day Leisurely Tour in USA

Day 1: Bay Area - Los Angeles

Transfer to the largest metropolitan area in California, Los Angeles. Stop by the historical landmarks of Hollywood, as well as Hollywood Blvd., Chinese Theater and the Kodak Theater complex (which is now the permanent home for the Oscars). Transfer to hotel after dinner.

Day 2: San Diego

In the morning, drive along the deep blue Pacific Ocean from the hotel to the second largest city in California, San Diego. This Southern Californian city is known for its U.S. Pacific Fleet naval base; containing a huge number & variety of warships that are anchored in the bay. We will cross the port from downtown by way of the San Diego Bay Bridge onto the beautiful & tranquil Coronado Island. From the center of the island you have expansive views overlooking downtown San Diego, giving you a spectacular overview of the city's architecture. Heading back to downtown, you will pass the Hotel del Coronado. This world-famous luxury hotel was built in the Wooden Victorian style in the 1800s, and has since become a National Landmark. Many world leaders and celebrities have been frequent visitors. After lunch the tour will visit the Navy Memorial Park where you can take pictures of the aircraft carriers. If you want to board one, a ticket must be purchased at the passenger's own expense. After, visit Balboa Park and enjoy the luscious botanical gardens and Spanish Baroque architecture lining the long promenades. Finally we will reach the birthplace of California - Old Town, where you will feel as if you stepped back in time as you walk among the classic Mexican Pueblos and shops offering many Latin American souvenirs and handicrafts.

Day 3: Universal Studios

Experience movie magic at its best. The studio theme park has attractions including Shrek and Jurassic Park, with various shows and performances throughout the day. Get an inside look at the sets and uncover the behind-the-scenes secrets of legendary films in the studio tour.

Day 4: Los Angeles - Free day on your own

In the morning, proceed to the city of Santa Monica. This famous beach town is known for its beautiful views and has been the shooting location of hundreds of Hollywood films. Walk along the Santa Monica Pier and enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean. Next we will head to Beverly Hills via Rodeo Drive. Celebrities and the ultra-rich frequent this shopping area, making it one of the most glamorous destinations in the world. After leaving the wealthy enclave, we will head to the Original Los Angeles Farmers Market, originating in 1934. You will find many international cuisine choices among the delicious California grown produce. After lunch, we will head up the hills above Los Angeles for spectacular views of the city and the iconic Hollywood sign. We will continue on to Olvera Street. This 200 year old street is a colorful Mexican market place and is known to host Mexican music, dancing and holiday celebrations. Before returning to the hotel, we will stop in downtown L.A. at the Staples Center, home to the Los Angeles Lakers , the world champion basketball team.

Day 5: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - Bay Area

In the morning, visit the Danish immigrant town of Solvang. The word Solvang in Danish can be translated as “sunny countryside”, which in fact is true for almost the entire year. While in Solvang, enjoy the famous Danish pastries, cookies, and chocolates. After lunch, head back to the Bay Area.

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