Postcards of California SELF DRIVE Tour & Alaska from San Francisco, 5 June 2019 (18 nights)

Ship:
Grand Princess
Line:
Princess Cruises
Depart Date:
5th June 2019
Duration:
18 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise and Stay
  • Hotel Included

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Holiday Features

Postcards of California SELF DRIVE Tour
  • 7 Nts Tour: Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, Monterey/Carmel, Yosemite, San Francisco
  • Large Rental Car includes CDW and Taxes
  • Tour can be booked on any date so why not consider extra nights in Los Angeles or in San Francisco before your cruise
  • Tour can be booked in the opposite direction so can be added on after your cruise
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Return UK Flights
On Cruise Ship
  • Spacious, ensuite cabin accommodation
  • All meals and snacks onboard
  • 24 hour complimentary room service
  • 3 Main dining rooms 2 with 'anytime dining'
  • All entertainment
  • Movies under the stars 
  • Port and Handling fees & taxes.
  • Oceanview Gymnasium
  • Golf putting course & simulator
  • Sports Court and kids programmes

*Early Booking Offer
Tips are added to your bill, but can be deducted.

 
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly UK/Los Angeles
2 Los Angeles - Pacific Coast Highway - Malibu - Santa Barbara - Central Coast
3 Central Coast - Highway 1 - Monterey/Carmel
4 Monterey/Carmel - Yosemite
5 Yosemite National Park
6 Yosemite - San Francisco
7 San Francisco - Day of leisure
8 At Sea
9 Victoria
Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia is full of life! Victoria has the mildest climate in Canada with gardens blooming year-round. The wild beauty of the Pacific coast and the adventure of the great outdoors are within the city limits and ocean and mountain vistas will follow you wherever you go.
AM PM
10 At Sea
11 San Francisco
San Francisco
You'll find plenty of picture-perfect moments in this beautiful city, with its hilly streets, famous bridges and historic cable cars.
AM PM
12-13 At Sea
14 Ketchikan
Ketchikan
For the Totem Heritage centre, where you can find the largest collection of Totem poles in the world.
AM PM
15 Juneau
Juneau
For supreme glacier viewing at the Mendenhall Glacier, with the imposing backdrop of Mt. Juneau.
AM PM
16 Skagway
Skagway
For an insight into Alaskan history and culture, follow in the footsteps of gold rushers through the ‘gateway to the Klondike’.
AM PM
17 Tracy Arm Fjord
Tracy Arm Fjord
The snowcapped summits and flowing waterfalls here serve to enhance the already incredible glacier viewing.
AM AM
18 At Sea
18 Fly San Francisco/UK
19 Arrive in UK

Postcards of California Self Drive Land Tour

Postcards of California Self Drive Tour

This itinerary can be booked in reverse. Consider adding pre/post nights to your cruise

There is a choice of Standard or Upgraded Accommodation

Day 1 of Land Tour – Los Angeles

Arrive in Los Angeles, pick up your rental car and drive to your first night’s accommodation. There is so much to see in Los Angeles that you might consider adding a pre night to your itinerary so that you don’t miss anything. Accommodation is near Los Angeles Harbour.

Day 2 of Land Tour – Los Angeles – Pacific Coast Highway – Malibu – Santa Barbara – Central Coast

Start the day with a drive through Santa Monica and the famous beaches of Malibu. Continue up the coast to Santa Barbara, a beautiful seaside community with its famous mission and palm-lined walkways. The harbour and wharf areas are great to explore on foot or rent a bike and see even more. Further north, the classic beach towns of California's Central Coast beg to be explored. Overnight in the heart of California's Central Coast.

Day 3 of Land Tour – Central Coast – Highway 1 – Monterey/Carmel

Continue north and near San Luis Obispo join Highway 1 which is renowned as one of the most scenic roadways in the US. Enjoy more stunning views of the rugged coastline and the Pacific with a drive on the 17-Mile Scenic Drive (Toll), see the famous lone Cypress Tree, perched on a rocky outreach and then pass through the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. Enjoy stops in the quaint village of Carmel before reaching the famous town of Monterey with its aquarium and cannery row.

Day 4 of Land Tour – Monterey/Carmel – Yosemite

Start your day early and continue across California's agricultural Central Valley before ascending into the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Join highway 49 and travel south through California Gold country following in the footsteps of the thousands of gold seekers during the gold rush of 1949. Today this area's streams and creeks are still considered some of the best for gold panning enthusiasts. Continue to Yosemite National Park. Accommodation will outside of the park.

Day 5 of Land Tour – Yosemite National Park

Enjoy a full day to explore Yosemite National Park. It embraces some of the world's most spectacular scenery and affords a wonderful collection of waterfalls, meadows and forests, including groves of giant sequoias. Marvel at the sheer granite domes and cliffs that soar thousands of feet up from the valley floor. The massive glacial-shaped rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome are the most famous landmarks of the park and keep a majestic watch over the valley.

Day 6 of Land Tour – Yosemite – San Francisco

Today depart Yosemite and head for the city on the bay, San Francisco. This scenic drive will take you into the heart of San Francisco your base for the next 2 days.

Day 7 of Land Tour – San Francisco

Today you have a full day to explore the beautiful and unforgettable city of San Francisco. Don’t miss Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, the Cable Cars and drive down Lombard Street the curviest street in the world. A relaxing way to spend the afternoon is taking a ferry to Sausalito for a unique perspective on the skyline or pre book tickets (online) to sail over to Alcatraz Island.

Day 8 of Land Tour – San Francisco

Return your car at the airport and transfer to the terminal for your flight or for your transfer for embarkation.

Documentation: All Self Drive Itineraries include a courtesy phone call on the morning of day 2 to check that everything is okay from our supplier and to remind customers to collect their package from reception if you haven't already.

Documentation will be at your first nights hotel and is a Back-Pack with a North America Atlas, local sightseeing information and detailed itinerary of tour. NOTE: On arrival at hotel ask for 'PACKAGE' in your name. Detailed itinerary can be sent electronically 5-6 weeks before departure for an additional $15 (£12) but does not include the Atlas or local sightseeing information.

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Customer reviews for Grand Princess

  • Grand Princess
  • Princess Cruises
  • 16 Jan 2019

Hawaii Christmas and New year.This was our 4th cruise with Princess, our first on Grand Princess. The standard of service from the staff was up to its usual excellent quality. Grand Princess is however looking and feeling rather tired in many areas. There was a greater level of rust visible around many of the outdoor areas. We had a mini suite D620. It is a lovely sized room with a very comfortable bed, and I highly recommend the upgrade from a balcony room. There were a few tiles which had lifted below the toilet and the patio door onto the balcony was almost impossible to open it was so stiff; the handle was hanging off. That was however eventually resolved but left the door draughty. The sofa had what appeared to be a small burn mark and the interior furniture was chipped in places. This may sound rather negative but is simply factual and in no way detracted from us having a great cruise holiday with Princess. We did notice an increase in the bar prices (not helped by the strength of the dollar of course compared to GBP) and felt that the dress code in the formal dining areas was far more casual than our previous experiences, tracksuit trousers or jeans being common place.

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  • Grand Princess
  • Princess Cruises
  • 11 Dec 2018

The room was very small and the ship needs some TLC I noticed quite a few leaks throughout. The quarantine procedure they have in place is ridiculous as they still allow you to stay with your family and only restrict the ill person from going out so the family could still be spreading the germs it doesn’t make sense!! My child was not allowed in any of the pools as he is only 18 months old and not yet potty trained we had swimming diapers but he was still not allowed I thought that was very unfair! also it was our honeymoon so wanted to spend some family time together and were only allowed one parent to supervise at a time in the tree house (childs play area) so one of us was left by ourselves for a few hours a day! I thought that was unfair too! the drinks packages are not worth doing a total ripoff! On the other hand the staff in the tree house and dining rooms were very helpful and pleasant and a few of the bar staff were also lovely. The beds were really comfortable and the food was good so it wasn’t a all bad.

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  • Grand Princess
  • Princess Cruises
  • 12 Nov 2018

The physicality of the ships age showed in parts....but the staff,food,entertainment internal stuctures eere grest.The bar staff ,room stewards were fantastic x

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