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4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Duration:  3 days (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 3-Day California Coast Tour: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Carmel. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

It was everything I was hoping for and more. Our tour guide Eli was excellent, warm, funny and knew details about every little town and place we stopped. We had a good experience and we were very comfortable in the bus. They picked all the right stops to stop and take pictures.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We have guest from over seas visiting and they speak no english. We sent them on this tour and from the first time we called to confirm the company was amazing. They were very understanding and accepting that are guest did not speak english, they assured me they would take good care of them and not leave behind :)
When our guest came back they said they had a great trip. They said their tour guide was extremely nice and cared about all the people on the tour. Our guests went on several tours they said this is the only tour they did not feel rushed and they actually really enjoyed :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Very good small group tour, excellent guide/driver, good value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

We enjoyed the tour provided by Eli our tour guide and Jeff our driver were very knowledgeable and made sure we were all informed as we visited each location in multiple languages to cater for those who are not native English speakers. Although we traveled quite a distance regular comfort and sightseeing stops broke up the journey. The tour of San Francisco was great, Pier 39 and the cruise on the bay were highlights especially with the Americas Cup boats sailing by. Great scenery at the Yosemite National Park despite the lack of water in the waterfalls and rivers,the land was very dry and you can see why the wide fires are easily moving through California. We were lucky to see the park before the smoke came by.

A great way to see a large are in a short time, I would recommend a tour with this group any time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Very well structured tour incorporating many wonderful experiences into three superb days. We appreciated being part of a small group- six adults and one child - and having Richard as our excellent guide - well informed, entertaining and responsive to the group needs. So many highlights - the stunning ocean road , the elephant seals, the sight of Pebble Beach golf course ( for the golfing tragic) the extraordinary variety of San Francisco sights and on the last day the breathtaking wonders of Yosemite. No hesitation in recommending this tour and particularly this tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

I and my wife enjoyed the spectacular views of the highway 1 of the pacific coast. We enjoyed the scenes of Santa Brabara, Solvang Village, The cruise around the The Alcatraz, Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco and the Hearst Castle in our way back. I certainly recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

We enjoyed our trip immensley. Our tour guide, Richard, was fantastic. Would reccomend this 3 day to everyone!!!

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2013

Trip was perfect, I would prefere more information from the guide. The driver very good.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

An excellent tour and in Richard, an excellent guide. However, you do need a little stamina - leaving Los Angeles at 06.30 and not arriving in San Francisco until 21.30 on day one is a very long and tiring day. Lots of interesting stops on the way but over 400 miles is quite a ride. Day two in San Francisco is great - a beautiful City with many cultural and stunning scenery visits. Day three in Yosemite was beautiful.

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2014

I enjoyed this trip as I had limited time and it covered a lot in three days. I was 1 of 3 English speaking people on this trip but commentary was given in English. i would have preferred better food/restroom stops. The hotels were out of town locations so this was disappointing as tour info says that it would be in a downtown location in San Francisco. The information given on the website states that this trip returns to Los Angeles at 7pm. This needs to be changed because in the introductory talk we were told that it would be 8-9pm. This was a problem for me as I was flying out that night. The company quickly arranged for me to be taken to the airport after dropping off other travellers. The t

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
March 2014

No body told us and it wasn't written on the website that the trip was 3/4 in hebrew and 1/4 in English. It is very unplaisant to have lots of people tusing a language that you didnt understand, mostly because we choose an englisg tour guide!!!!! We didnt stay long enough in San Francisco and that was the maine attraction of the trip.l It was very disapointed.

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1 star rating: I do not recommend this
August 2013

6-8 passenger van as described on your site was a big bus of 35 people. Days were horrible 14-16 hr days with 6 and 7am wake up calls.Never got to even walk the streets of Carmel. Bus parked at back of shopping center ar 6:30pm so we could go to bathroom. Stores had closed at 6. We were the oly Americans on the bus. Collecting tips seemed to be a priority on last day. Israel woman designated to collecting tips was rude and ugly to my traveling companion who needed to get cash. Thought she wasn't going to pay and called her a bleep, bleep Americano. Someone in your company had told me we would get into San Fran around 6:30. I made arrangements to see old friends for an 8pm reservation.had to cancel because we got to San Fran around 10:30 pm. Etc. etc. I feel like I should be given at least half my charge of almost a thousand dollars back. Will NEVER take another tour again. DONE! Grueling, exhausting days. What a nightmare.

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