A full day in one of the oldest and most famous movie studios still in use allows you to take the Backlot tour to go behind the scenes of the movie industry and enjoy the vast array of attractions on offer.
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The Mamas and the Papas’ 1965 hit California Dreamin’ neatly encapsulates the attraction of the ‘Golden State’. From gold rush pioneers to film industry starlets, the optimistic, the adventurous and the ambitious have made their way to California in search of fame and fortune for two centuries - the epitome of the American Dream.
With a variety of escorted coach holidays to California, you can't get better than this. Our most popular tour introduces some of the greatest cities of popular culture and counterculture, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Set your sites on the iconic stretches of Pacific coastal road and the historic Route 66. Admire the bewitching expanse of Yosemite National Park, along with the highlights of neighbouring states - the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, the Wild West landscapes of Arizona and extraordinary Las Vegas, America’s playground.
Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco as many others have before and since. A sightseeing tour presents an orientation of this most cosmopolitan, liberal and attractive American city, including the Golden Gate Bridge, fashionable Nob Hill and vibrant Chinatown, concluding at the ideally situated Holiday Inn Golden Gateway.
The following day at leisure offers opportunities for relaxation or further exploration – perhaps a boat trip to notorious Alcatraz Island, where visitors may explore the remnants of the federal prison and learn about its famous inmates, and also discover the story behind the Native American occupation of 1969-71; or a walk around the quaint district of Haight-Ashbury, so beloved of ‘hippies’, artists, writers and musicians, which became the crucible of ‘counterculture’ in the 1960s.