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Postcards of California SELF DRIVE Tour & Alaska's Inside Passage, 3 August 2019 (15 nights)

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Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Cruise Ship: Ruby Princess
  • Hotel Included

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

Tips are added to your bill, but can be deducted.

 
  •  Spacious, en-suite cabin accommodation
  •  24 hour complimentary room service
  •  Enriching youth & family program in partnership with Discovery Channel
  •  All meals and snacks onboard
  •  All entertainment
  •  Movies under the stars┬« 
  •  Specialty dining
  •  State-of-the-art fitness centre
  •  Port and Handling fees & taxes
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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 Fly San Francisco/Seattle
8 Seattle PM
9 At Sea
10 Juneau AM PM
11 Skagway AM PM
12 Glacier Bay AM PM
13 Ketchikan AM PM
14 Victoria PM PM
15 Seattle AM
15 Fly Seattle/UK
16 Arrive in UK

Ship Facilities

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.

Cabins on the Ruby Princess

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Customer reviews for Ruby Princess

Ship good with well sized balcony rooms with plenty of storage space. Food good.

This ship is fantastic we have been on this ship twice and I would definitely recommend it - the cabins, food and shows are Brilliant

Excellent service on board. Food was of a good quality and plentiful. Although a lot of people on board the ship it never felt busy. Some of the decor looking a little tired and out of date now. The Horizon Court a little motorway caféesque with plastic cups etc but plenty of other venues to choose from. Ship very clean but a lot of passengers had coughs which was off putting - perhaps something should have been said/done to prevent the spread especially whilst in confined areas eg coach trips, lifts and also whilst dining. 

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Terms and Conditions

All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

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