California Explorer Mini Escorted Tour

San Francisco • Pismo Beach • Santa Barbara • Los Angeles

It has everything to suit your holiday mood – adventure seeker to city slicker. A two-day tour that packs a punch, the California Explorer navigates one of America’s most spectacular driving routes that outlines the stunning Monterey Peninsula. It is here that alluring beaches mingle with Carmel by the Sea, a quaint but chic city with a strong Spanish accent and an artistic influence.

Your journey takes you through Paso Robles – a city renowned for its hospitality including good food and world-renowned wines made at the fabulous wineries here. Your overnight stay will be in a quaint Californian Coastal town. Waking up on day two of this tour, travellers will be treated to a journey south onto Santa Barbara – another city steeped in Spanish character. Often referred to as the American Riviera, visitors will enjoy a typically Mediterranean climate while sightseeing. A majestic backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains will frame your tour of palm tree-lined walkways while the concluding element of this excursion will see you enjoy the top sights of Los Angeles. Perhaps the most famous city in the world because of its strong links with the movie world and celebrities, your tour of the City of Angels will leave you with star-studded memories of a holiday of a lifetime.

From €649pp

What's Included

  • 2 days mini escorted tour
  • 3 NIGHTS accommodation in selected tour hotels (includes one pre tour night and one post tour night)
  • Based on 2 adults sharing
  • Tour operates from April 2017 - March 2018
  • Please note flights are not included in this tour
  • Quote Ref 1498085 

Staff Tips

San Francisco-Hop on one of San Francisco's vintage F-Line streetcars, and for $1.50 take a grand tour of downtown and Fisherman's Wharf by rail.

Angel Chua

Travel Expert

Los Angeles-LA’s best burger chain has a secret menu known only to locals. And now you. In-n-Out Burger is a true LA phenom, as the cars jamming the drive-through can attest. Burgers, fries, soda, shakes – that’s all it offers under the yellow-and-red roof but fresh and simple works, as does the burgers’ tasty sauce.

Sarah McCormick

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel - Shell/Pismo Beach
Shell/Pismo Beach - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles
  • Day 1 San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel - Shell/Pismo Beach

    Motorcoach tour commences. Joining passengers meet in the lobby of the hotel at 07:30 hours for an 08:00 hours departure. Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its enclave of magnificent homes and lovely beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Then tour charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon continue the drive south past Paso Robles to end your day in one of the quaint Central Coast towns for overnight.

  • Day 2 Shell/Pismo Beach - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

    Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. See an iconic California lifeguard tower as made famous in “Baywatch”. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you’ll stop in Santa Monica, home to the “Finish Line” of historic Route 66. Where you may enjoy an optional lunch on the pier or a beach bike ride. Your afternoon tour of “The City of Angels” continues with visits to Beverly Hills and Hollywood before arriving at your hotel. Tour ends upon arrival at hotel at approximately 18.30 hours

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