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California tours

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in California, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well.

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  • Redwood National Park

    Northern California self-drive tour

    California
    • Explore beautiful, cosmopolitan San Francisco.

    • Go wine tasting in the Sonoma Valley.

    • Go hiking at Mount Shasta.

    • Discover the beauty and tranquillity of Crater Lake National Park.

    • See the enormous redwood trees in Redwood National Park.

    14 days from £4,180pp

  • Napa Valley vineyard

    California explored

    California
    • Discover the lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

    • Explore the beaches and pretty towns along the Pacific coastline.

    • Watch for wildlife and get close to nature in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.

    • See the salt flats of Badwater in the desolate Death Valley National Park.

    • Enjoy wine tasting in the glorious vineyards of the Napa Valley.

    21 days from £4,535pp

  • Venice Beach, Los Angeles

    Best of the west

    California
    • Explore the glamour of Hollywood and chic Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.

    • Follow walking trails and see incredible geological formations in California and Arizona’s national parks.

    • Drive the iconic Pacific Coast Highway for dramatic views over the ocean and rugged coastline.

    • Soak up the electric atmosphere of Las Vegas.

    21 days from £4,970pp

  • Whales, Hawaii

    Hawaii highlights self-drive tour

    California and Hawaii
    • Explore Maui's white-sand beaches.

    • Experience the heat of Kilauea Volcano.

    • Snorkel with sea turtles, whales and dolphins.

    • Between January and March you can also take a boat trip on the Pacific Ocean to see majestic humpback whales at sunrise.

    13 days from £5,485pp

  • Hyde Street Cable Car, San Francisco

    California, Oregon & Washington state self-drive tour

    California
    • Explore the beautiful cities of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

    • Drive along the scenic coastal highways of California and Oregon.

    • See magnificent giant redwood trees in northern California.

    • At low tide walk to Haystack Rock at Oregon's Cannon Beach.

    • Hike around the temperate rainforests looking for wildlife in Olympic National Park.

    21 days from £5,725pp

  • Ranch at Rock Creek, Phillipsburg, MT

    Luxury ranch & beach

    California
    • Spend five nights at a luxury ranch in a pristine valley in Montana.

    • Try out a variety of activities at the ranch, including horseback riding, fly-fishing for cutthroat trout, and mountain biking.

    • Unwind by relaxing in a cliff-side resort overlooking Laguna Beach.

    11 days from £10,145pp

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