California Self-Drive & Mexican Riviera Cruise

18 day California self-drive and NCL Mexican Riviera cruise package including return international flights, accommodation, car rental, 7 night cruise with all meals and more.

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18 days | per person twin share | |
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  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
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  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 18 day California Self-Drive and Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
 
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Highlights

 

Incredible value Cruise, Self-Drive and Fly package!

Explore the USA with flexibility with this outstanding 18 day California self-drive and NCL Mexican Riviera cruise package

Stroll the beautiful Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, soak up the sunshine on famous East Beach and enjoy some delicious seafood on Stearn’s Wharf. Drive up the Pacific Coast and take in the sights on your way to San Francisco.

Enjoy a cable car ride to take in your surroundings, take in the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park and then mix things up with a stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard.

Depart Sin City to explore the City of Angels, Los Angeles and take in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood before embarking on your deluxe Mexican Riviera cruise.   

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, car rental, 7 night NCL cruise with all meals and more.

See What You Get for more.

Norwegian Cruise Line provides a spectacular cruising experience with luxurious accommodation, delicious dining options and world-class entertainment. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Los Angeles

Today depart Australia for Los Angeles, USA!

On arrival collect your car hire and make your own way to your Los Angeles hotel.

Day 2: Los Angeles – Santa Barbara – San Simeon

Depart Los Angeles this morning and drive toward Santa Barbara, situated on the beautiful Pacific Coast, Santa Barbara is a gem. The pristine city’s climate gives rise to a number of natural attractions. Stroll through the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens to view breathtaking flora. The beaches all have their own allure. East Beach attracts the trendy and young while fishing and whale watching are the favourites at Arroyo Burro. Enjoy the fine collection at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art or explore the Old Mission. Fresh seafood can be found in the many restaurants on Stearn’s Wharf. Continue on to the San Simeon area for an overnight stay.

Day 3: San Simeon – Monterey – San Francisco

Depart San Simeon this morning for the luxurious drive up the Pacific Coast toward Monterey. After being swept away by the stunning Pacific coast views, spend the afternoon enjoying this artisan city. Settled in 1770 as one of the first European outposts on the west coast, many of the early American Colonial buildings still stand. Monterey eventually became the sardine capital of the Western Hemisphere when the first packing plant was built in 1900. Today, the old sardine factories have been converted into quaint restaurants and boutique shops. This area called “Cannery Row” was made famous by the author John Steinbeck and still remains an amusing place to explore. Monterey Bay is a fantastic place to whale watch and tours are offered locally. Consider taking the famously scenic 17-Mile drive up the coast. Stop at renowned Pebble Beach and enjoy the sights of lavish mansions along the coast. Continue on to San Francisco for a two night stay.

Day 4: San Francisco

Enjoy touring the city by cable car today. Visit the dramatic curves of Lombard Street, one of San Francisco’s most photographed sites. The beautifully landscaped, one-block descent from Hyde Street to Leavenworth Street, has given Lombard the title of “crookedest street in the world.” At the intersection of Hyde and Lombard, a cable car route provides spectacular views of Alcatraz, Angel Island, Coit Tower, Yerba Buena Island and the Bay Bridge. For a change of pace, consider a visit to Muir Woods National Monument. This grove of coastal redwoods has been protected for a century, and the amazing specimens rank among the tallest trees in the world. Some reach 252 feet, are 14 feet across, and are more than 1000 years old. Paved trails make for easy exploration and unpaved trails offer more of a challenge for the hiking enthusiast. This evening, explore Chinatown, along its streets, exotic ingredients are sold, silks and jade are tendered, and wonderful native food can be found at the many restaurant.

Day 5: San Francisco – Yosemite National Park – Fresno

Depart the bustle of San Francisco and drive toward Yosemite National Park. The striking beauty of Yosemite is due in part to the Yosemite Valley, whose flat floor contrasts with nearly vertical granite walls. The granite cliffs, including the El Capitan monolith, Glacier Point, and Half Dome all tower as major waterfalls tumble over them. In addition to the Valley, Yosemite includes an extensive high-mountain wilderness of peaks, rivers, and meadows, and groves of giant sequoia trees. Extensive visitor activities, facilities, and services are available. At Yosemite Village, you can visit the Valley Visitor Centre and see its orientation film, publications, theatre programs, and exhibits highlighting the natural and human history. Self-guiding trails are nearby. Elsewhere in Yosemite Valley, you can gaze up at the waterfalls; visit Mirror Lake/Meadow in the East Valley and the famous “Tunnel View” of Yosemite Valley at Wawona Tunnel. An overnight stay has been arranged in the Yosemite area.

Day 6: Fresno – Las Vegas

Depart the Yosemite area and drive toward Nevada. Las Vegas has something for everyone. From the outrageous live shows to the excitement of casinos, the action never stops from morning to night. Stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as “the strip.” Each hotel and casino has a distinctly different theme and all are wondrous displays. Take a trip up to the top of the Stratosphere hotel tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Enjoy dinner at the Top of the World, or simply admire the view from the observation deck.

Visit any of the premier hotels including Caesars Palace, The Venetian and Paris for luxury shopping. If you’re searching for a bargain, drive to one of the outlet malls featuring designer names at discounted prices.

Dining in Las Vegas is superior. World-renowned chefs have decided to make Vegas their kitchen and there is a restaurant nearby to satisfy any palette. Make sure not to miss the nightly fountain show at the Bellagio Hotel. Using a dramatic combination of music, water and light, the Bellagio delivers spectacular performances nightly with its majestic fountains. For a different side of Vegas, visit Fremont Street. This historic street features shops, restaurants and casinos. Above you hangs a canopy screen where more than 12 million lights put on a spectacular show.

Day 7: Las Vegas – Los Angeles

Depart the glitz of Las Vegas and drive to Los Angeles. Visit Santa Monica Pier, built in 1916, it was once known as the “finish line” of legendary Route 66. It features an aquarium, an amusement park and the famous Hippodrome building, a mix of California, Byzantine and Moorish architecture that has been featured in many films. Or, for a behind the scenes look at movie making, visit Universal Studios. Tour the sets and cast yourself in the thrilling rides, shows and attractions that bring the movies to life. In the evening, enjoy Universal City Walk, filled with restaurants and nightclubs.

Day 8: Los Angeles

Today, explore the City of Angels. Visit the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Take a stroll along the Walk of Fame and see the names of celebrities commemorated in pink stars along the sidewalk. Visit Mann’s Chinese Theatre, the best-preserved of the movie palaces from Hollywood’s golden era. Known for its celebrity hand and footprints in the forecourt, over 200 impressions are yours to discover. Drive through Beverly Hills, the most famous neighbourhood in the United States and glimpse exclusive homes. Shop at famous Rodeo Drive, where luxury retail commands the street. If movie making is what you fancy, visit Universal Studios. Tour the sets and cast yourself in the thrilling rides, shows and attractions that bring the movies to life. In the evening, enjoy Universal City Walk, filled with restaurants and nightclubs.

Day 9: Los Angeles cruise-icon

Ensure you return your rental car before making your own way to the cruise terminal to commence your cruise.

Day 10: Cruise – At Sea (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today is yours to do as much or as little as you like. Make the most of the on-board facilities including 15 delicious dining options, 11 bars and lounges, day spa, casino and fantastic nightly entertainment.

Day 11: Cruise – At Sea – (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today is yours to do as much or as little as you like.

Day 12: Cruise – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Smaller and more subdued than Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta has retained a good deal of its small village charm along with 26 miles of spectacular beaches along the Banderas Bay. Stroll the cobblestone streets to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Or peruse the many local wares for sale at the open-air markets.

Day 13: Cruise – Mazatlan, Mexico (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Combine a first-class beach resort with a city with an illustrious, colonial past and you’ve got Mazatlan. Sip on some Margaritas and enjoy the authentic Mexican cuisine. Take a drive along the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Then visit the many shops offering local crafts.

Day 14: Cruise – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Cabo’s signature landmark is El Arco (“The Arch”), a rock formation at the tip of “Land’s End.” The jewel of the Baja Peninsula is famous for its world-class sport fishing, as well as its high-end resorts and exclusive gated communities that line an area simply called “the Corridor.”

Day 15: Cruise -At Sea (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today is yours to do as much or as little as you like

Day 16: Disembark Cruise Los Angeles –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

At the appropriate time make your own way to the airport for your flight home to Australia.

Day 17: In Flight

In flight.

Day 18: Australia

Arrive home today. 

 

What You Get

 
  • Return international airfares with Qantas including checked baggage
  • 9 day self-drive itinerary around California including car rental with unlimited mileage
  • 8 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis
  • 7 nights cruising the Mexican Riviera on-board NCL’s Norwegian Star featuring several dining and bar options plus fantastic entertainment
  • All meals whilst on-board your cruise
     

Please note: This is an independent package – no guide services are provided.


Highlights:

  • Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles
  • Enjoy spectacular views as you drive along the stunning Pacific Coast
  • Visit San Francisco’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take in breathtaking views of world-famous Yosemite National Park
  • Immerse yourself in the glitz of Las Vegas
  • Explore the stunning western coast of Mexico on-board your NCL cruise

 

 

Fine Print

 

To book your Tour :

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 90 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Arrival Hotel Shuttle: Request a hotel shuttle bus with the direct dial phones located on Arrivals Level 2 of both the International and Domestic Terminals. Direct dial phones are also located at the shuttle bus pickup area at the International and Domestic Terminals.

Single Supplement: not available. 

Group Size: This is an independent package – no guide services are provided.

Triple Share: Not available

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 2 years.

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested however not guaranteed. Please submit request when filling out your booking form.

Land Only: not available.  

Accommodation:

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Los Angeles Airport – Best Western Plus South Bay Hotel or similar
San Simeon – Sands by the Sea or similar
San Francisco – Metropolis Hotel or similar
Fresno – Best Western Village Inn or similar 
Las Vegas – Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino or similar
Los Angeles – Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort or similar

Tour Excludes: 

  • Tipping
  • Shore Excursions 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal Expenses 
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary
  • Self-Drive itinerary does not include any entrance fees to attractions mentioned.

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • Final payment is due 210 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 210 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date.
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page 

 

Refund Policy: 

Bookings may be cancelled with a full refund of the deposit provided the cancellation occurs strictly within 48 hours from the time of purchase. All cancellation requests must be made in writing inside of this period to qualify for the refund request. Otherwise, deals purchased from Webjet Exclusives after the 48-hour period has surpassed are strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

Circumstances that do not qualify for Refunds:

• Where you have contacted Webjet Exclusives after the conclusion of the deal or Book By Date;

• Where you have failed to read the Specific Terms and Conditions of the offer (located under the “Fine Print” and “Flight Into” tabs on the deal page of our Website on the day of the offer), and the General Terms and Conditions;

• If you have failed to complete and submit our Trave Partners Booking Form as required in order to secure your preferred departure date;

• If you have failed to make payment within the advertised payment terms and your booking has been automatically cancelled as a result;

• If an optional tour or tour extension request cannot be confirmed on your booking (for whatever reason);

• If you change your mind after you have purchased a deal (for whatever reason);

• If the tour or stay did not meet your general expectations (for whatever reason);

• If you have had a dispute with the business on behalf of whom we are advertising the offer; or

• If the Business does not have availability to redeem your voucher because you have not attempted to make a booking within a reasonable period of time or by the Book By Date advised on the deal page.

 

 

Travel Dates

 

3 March 2018
10 March 2018
17 March 2018
24 March 2018
5 October 2018
12 October 2018
19 October 2018
1 March 2019
8 March 2019
15 March 2019
6 April 2019
13 April 2019

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 90 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with Qantas
  • Adelaide customers – A $250 interstate surcharge applies per person
  • Perth customers – A $500 interstate surcharge appliers per person
  • Please purchase the interstate fee after you click ‘Buy Now’ or by clicking here in addition to your 18 Day voucher. 
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your booking form and your booking is confirmed, no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.
  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your fight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.
  • You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Only $499 deposit
  • Return international airfares with Qantas
  • 9 day self-drive itinerary around California
  • Car rental with unlimited mileage
  • 8 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis
  • 7 nights cruising the Mexican Riviera on-board NCL’s Norwegian Star 
  • All meals whilst on-board your cruise  
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