California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise

22 day California self-drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera cruise package including return international flights, car hire, accommodation, 7 night cruise with all meals and more.

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  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
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  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise package with flights
  • 22 day California Self-Drive and Holland America 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 22 day California self-drive and Holland America Mexican Riviera cruise package

Explore the famous City of Angels, Los Angeles, taking in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Visit Universal Studios, shop famous Rodeo Drive and check out the Walk of Fame. 

Discover the pristine beaches of Santa Barbara, take in the imposing Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and immerse yourself in the beauty of Yosemite National Park

Explore sunny San Diego, hike Florida Canyon’s trail and then board your Holland America Mexican Riviera cruise

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

See What You Get for more.

Holland America Line offers an exquisite cruising experience with luxury accommodation, world-class dining experiences and endless on-board 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 

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 3: Los Angeles 

Today you can choose to explore magical new worlds, view expansive movie back lots, or get up close and personal with the wildest of animals. Visit the “happiest place on earth”, Walt Disney’s Disneyland. It consists of two parks, Disneyland Park, an enchanted kingdom of fantasy and imagination, and California Adventure Park, a theme park that celebrates the Golden State in style from the bright lights of Hollywood to the classic piers that dot the California coast. You can also head down to the beach for whale and dolphin watching or take an Orange County wildlife and beach tour. If the outdoors is more your style, carve your own path and head out to the many hiking trails that run throughout. Visit Downtown Disney for dining and shopping in the evening.

Day 4: Los Angeles 

Today is yours to spend at any of the local attractions. Visit Knott’s Berry Farm, with over 165 rides, shows and attractions, and five themed areas, there is something for everyone. For something different, detour to the Park’s Old West Ghost Town® and have a cool sarsaparilla or visit Camp Snoopy, home of the PEANUTS gang and filled with dozens of adventures.

Day 5: 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 restaurants on Stearn’s Wharf. Continue on to San Simeon for an overnight stay.

Day 6: 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 Monterey. 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 scenic and famous 17-Mile drive up the coast. Stop at the famous Pebble Beach and enjoy the sights of luxury mansions along the coast.

Day 7: San Francisco

San Francisco is home of majestic wine country and the Golden Gate Bridge. Rows of elegant houses, the famous cable cars, clusters of ethnic neighbourhoods, and the colourful waterfront all add to the distinctive international flavour of the city. Today, you are free to enjoy one of the many sights and sounds of San Francisco. Take a cable car ride from Fisherman’s Wharf. Another major attraction is Alcatraz, a small island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay. It served as lighthouse, a military fortification, and finally as a federal prison until 1963. The rangers give excellent guided tours detailing the history and legends surrounding “The Rock.” Spend the day in Golden Gate Park. Golden Gate Park offers dozens of fun things to do. Top sights are the Conservatory of Flowers and the Japanese Tea Garden. Don’t miss the local resident buffalo herd. This evening dine in one of San Francisco’s many distinctive neighbourhoods. From Chinatown to the very Italian flavoured North Beach, each offers its own distinctive culture and cuisine.

Day 8: San Francisco

Today, you are free to enjoy one of the many sights and sounds of San Francisco. Visit the landmark bridge, the Golden Gate. It spans 6450 feet and links San Francisco to Marin County. Completed in 1937 at a cost of $35 million, the “Bridge That Could Not Be Built” is now a San Francisco signature visible from many points around the Bay. A visitor centre and gift shop is located on the San Francisco side. 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 “crooked street in the world.”

Day 9: San Francisco – El Portal, Yosemite National Park

Depart the bustle of San Francisco and drive toward the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park. 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. Extensive visitor activities, facilities, and services are available.

Day 10: El Portal, Yosemite National Park – Fresno

Continue to enjoy your time in the Yosemite National Park area before making your way to Fresno. 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.

Day 11: Fresno – San Diego

An early start is recommended today as you depart the Yosemite area and head for San Diego. 

Beautiful, brilliant San Diego has the sun, the beaches and the climate to die for. It’s the sixth-largest city in the U.S. and a centre for military industry, trade, and biotechnology. The San Diego Zoo is one of the world’s best. Balboa Park is both a natural space and a collection of wonderful museums. Old Town is a colourful gaggle of shops and restaurants while there are many beautiful beaches including Coronado, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach and La Jolla.

Day 12: San Diego

Today visit SeaWorld® Adventure Park San Diego. This world-class attraction features a variety of spectacular sights and activities. See Shamu the killer whale, ride the waves of Shipwreck Rapids, and see manatees, polar bears and dolphins. At the San Diego Zoo, known throughout the world as a first-rate facility, more than 3,800 animals of over 800 different species make their home. The zoo grounds cover 100 acres including more than 6,500 different species of plants. The zoo is well known for its efforts to recreate the natural habitats of the animals.

San Diego is also home to Balboa Park, America’s largest urban cultural park. Explore art treasures from around the globe, fossils from near and far and exotic animals. See sports memorabilia, world folk art, rare aircraft, ancient mummies, unique photographic art and model trains. Enjoy plays, dance, puppet shows and music. Hike Florida Canyon’s trail, visit the Carnivorous Plant Bog in the Botanical Building and watch the sparkling water dance in the many fountains in the Park. The park is close to downtown San Diego.

Day 13: San Diego (D) cruise-icon

Return your rental car before making your own way to the cruise terminal to commence your cruise.

Day 14: Cruise – At Sea (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today is yours to do as much or as little as you like. Enjoy the on-board facilities including day spa and swimming pool, several bars and dining options plus dazzling entertainment

Day 15: Cruise – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (B,L,D) cruise-icon

The timeless image of that natural archway spilling into the sea evokes all the right ingredients for a holiday – maritime desert climates, beaches galore, crystal-blue surf and big game fish along the southern coast of rugged Baja California. Find classic Mexico in San Jose del Cabo, the old town, and a resort-fringed coast nearly always slathered in sunshine. Cabo’s shopping bargains can’t be beat, enjoy stunning views of Land’s End on Lover’s Beach and Las Playitas — a series of mini-beaches tucked into weathered coves.

Day 16: Cruise – Mazatlan, Mexico (B,L,D) cruise-icon

A cosmopolitan western-Mexico beach city serving up great weather, venerable iglesias and an array of beaches. Immerse yourself a little further and the city gets ever more remarkable. Cliff divers wait at the top of a rocky outcrop for the right wave then plummet 45 feet into the sea. Sunlight filters in through myriad panels of stained glass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Waves crash on the esplanade along Olas Altas beach, providing a soundtrack for an evening stroll. Don’t forget to sample local shrimp. Mazatlan serves it up fresh – try some al mojo de ajo (with garlic) or in the shell with a tangy squeeze of lime.

Day 17: Cruise – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Puerto Vallarta lies squeezed into the thin space between Banderas Bay and the verdant folds of the Sierra Madre. It’s no longer the well-kept secret of the artists, writers and Hollywood stars who first “discovered” it in the 1960s, but “PV” (as it is affectionately known) still retains the essence of the fishing village it once was. Viejo Vallarta, the old town, is a mix of red-tiled buildings, cobbled streets, chic shops and busy open markets. Other highlights include Mismaloya Beach, Gringo Gulch, and Conchas Chinas, the Beverly Hills of Vallarta. Head inland for more adventure, up into the rugged canyons and luxuriant jungles of the mountains.

Day 18: Cruise – At Sea (B,L,D) cruise-icon

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

Day 19: Cruise – At Sea (B,L,Dcruise-icon

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

Day 20: Disembark Cruise San Diego –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

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

Day 21: In Flight

In flight.

Day 22: Australia

Arrive home today. 

 

What You Get

 
  • Return international airfares with Qantas
  • 13 day self-drive itinerary around California including car rental with unlimited mileage
  • 12 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis
  • 7 nights cruising the Mexican Riviera with Holland America offering dazzling entertainment and plentiful dining and bar options
  • 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
  • Visit the renowned San Diego within the picturesque Balboa Park
  • Explore the stunning western coast of Mexico on-board your Holland America 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 – Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort or similar
San Simeon – Sands by the Sea or similar
San Francisco – Metropolis Hotel or similar
El Portal – Cedar Lodge or similar 
Fresno – Best Western Village Inn or similar 
San Diego – Comfort Inn San Diego Harbour 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.
  • Holland America Cruise – a daily Hotel Service Charge is automatically added to each guest’s shipboard account of USD$13.50 (approx. AUD$19) per day 

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 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

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

 

13 February 2018
9 October 2018
23 October 2018
27 November 2018
8 January 2019
15 January 2019
25 March 2019
26 March 2019
2 April 2019
9 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 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 with Qantas
  • 13 day self-drive itinerary around California
  • Car rental with unlimited mileage
  • 12 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis
  • 7 nights cruising the Mexican Riviera with Holland America 
  • All meals whilst on-board your cruise 
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