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California Explorer

Classic Package, Escorted Tour
From £225 per person
27 Apr 2021 - 15 Mar 2022

California Explorer Tour Highlights

  • Journey through one of America’s most renown technology hubs: Silicon Valley
  • Visit Monterey including Cannery Row, inspiration for American author John Steinbeck
  • Travel California’s central coast and its rich agricultural plains
  • Explore the Danish community of Solvang
  • See Hollywood and its ‘Sidewalk of the Stars’
  • Orientation tour of Los Angeles including stops at some of its most famous spots
Quick facts
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Holiday Type: Escorted Coach Tour
Grade: Standard/Superior
Start / Finish: San Francisco / Los Angeles
Flights: Additional Cost


Day 01 / Tue:
San Francisco – Monterey/Carmel – Shell/Pismo Beach

Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its 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 your tour continues through Paso Robles, home of fine wineries. Overnight in a quaint Central California Coastal town.

Day 02 / Wed:
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.


Day City Standard  
01 Central Coast Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Santa Maria/Radisson Santa Maria
Standard Hotels

Standard hotels offer quality, style, comfortable accommodations, yet they are still considered “affordable”. Typically located in central areas.

Info & Extras

Optional Experiences

  • Bubba Gump lunch at Santa Monica pier and the finish line of Route 66
International long-haul flights and pre/post tour hotels available at additional cost

Minimum Participation
Minimum participation on all motor coach tours is 20 passengers unless the tour is identified as a guaranteed. For non-guaranteed departure dates, we reserve the right to cancel or operate the departure by van.

Hotel services in the US customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee, pastries and sometimes cereal, cheese or fruit. Complimentary breakfast offered by a hotel may be discontinued at any time with or without notice.

Each passenger traveling on an escorted motor-coach tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will be charged at $7.00 per person per day.

Operates & Prices


Tuesday Departures – English Narration  
2021 2022
April 27* January 18*
May 4*, 11*, 25* February 15*
June 1*, 15*, 22*, 29* March 15*
July 13*, 27*    
August 10*, 17*, 24*    
September 7*, 14*, 28*    
October 5*, 12*, 19*    
November 2*, 23*    
December 14*, 28*    

* Guaranteed to operate.

Standard/Superior Hotels
From £225.00 Share Twin/Double

  • Lead prices per person based on a Twin/Double Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Pre/post touring accommodation available
Special Discounted airfares available if booked as part of this package – request a quote.</h

  • Information kit
  • Services of a Tour Director throughout (excluding Hawaii)
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage, per person – from the first morning the coach departs (excluding Hawaii)
  • Accommodation, Sightseeing and Excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • All State & Local taxes
  • Long-haul International Flights
  • Meals, admissions and/or optional tours unless specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Transportation upon arrival to/from airport (available at additional cost)
  • Gratuities to driver and guide at travelers discretion
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times and resort fees if applicable
  • No refunds for unused services or hotel nights

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West Coast – 11hrs
Nov to Mar
Apr to Jun
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Sep to Oct
GMT -7 or -8 hours
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