- 3-day one-way California coast tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles
- Visit the beautiful seaside cities of Cambria, Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Barbara
- Enjoy views of the jagged Big Sur coastline and travel along 17-Mile Drive to world-famous Pebble Beach
- Explore the Danish town of Solvang and travel through the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley
- Admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a guided tour of magnificent Hearst Castle are included
- Knowledgeable guide provides flexible itineraries, letting you explore at your own pace
- Small-group tour limited to 7 people ensures a more personalized experience
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What You Can Expect
An amazing trip with a very knowledgable guide. Loved the small group and getting to know others from around the world. Fabulous scenery at a lovely pace with plenty of time for all activities. Loved every minute of the trip
I don't drive but I want to take a road trip from SF down to LA, so choosing this tour is a very easy decision. And it's one hell of a great decision. Adam contacted me long before the start day to confirm pick up location. And I appreciated him for that. For many wrong reasons, I ended up changing my pick up location 3 times and he was ever patient with me and it helped to easy my mind a lot. The day the tour started, he arrived early so we can have a good start. There were only 3 passengers me and a nice couple from Australia and the car was super comfortable for us. Adam is a very careful driver and knowledgeable guide, he made many stops along the way so we could take as many photos of the picturesque coastline as we wanted.
On the first day, because of good traffic and early start, we even had time to make a stop at the redwood forest. All the towns we made a stop were nice, charming and made me feel like I was travelling back to the past. The Monterey Aquarium is much more interesting than I expected. And the hotel in Monterey is just great, big room, very stylish. The wine and cheese reception is a nice surprise. On second day, the 17-mile drive is up to expectation. The fog came down heavy so we couldn't have a good view from Nepenthe cafe but we still had nice view on the road and Adam made more stops a long the way for us ladies to take pictures again and again. Hearst Castle is really something. Hotel in Cambria is nothing special but comfortable and quite charming in looking department. On the third day, we arrived at Solvang quite early, before the big bus tour arrived so we almost had the whole town for our own to take as much picture as we wanted. The train trip from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles was quite nice. I could take in the nice beach view from the train big window.
Tips: You have to try the cakes at Nepenthe cafe. If you travel as a couple, spend a bit more for the Superior Lodging and you will have a nice surprise.
Mark was an excellent driver and knowledgeable guide. We really enjoyed the trip and would definately recommend it to others who prefer not to drive themselves. It is much more relaxing and great to see everything this way.
Brilliant guide, small group, wonderful sights and comfortable hotels
J'écris en français Nous un couple australien, ma petite-fille Janine et moi, nous avons eu l'occasion de faire ce voyage avec Mark. Mark était un guide très expérimenté, il nous a montré tout ce qu'il fallait montrer et beaucoup davantage. En route,, nous avons eu de longues discussions très inéressantes sur les Etats Unis aiinsi que, des problèmes écologiques. Mark est très sensible à ces questions, ce qui me plaisait beaucoup! c'est rare pour les Américains ! Il nous a trouvé deux hôtels délicieux où nousd avons passé la nuit.
C'était un voyage 100 réussi, grâce à Mark. MERCI!!! Regula de la Suisse
I loved this trip. Mark our guide/driver was excellent. The scenery is stunning and we missed nothing. I really wanted to see "The Lonesome Pine" and it was on our itinerary. There were 3 of us and I guess this is the minimum number for the tour. It made it special and even better than driving independently. Mark said he had driven this route a few years ago with his Father and they "missed almost all the sights". Originally I was going to hire a car with a friend to do this journey. However my plans changed so I booked this trip and it was a great success .
Great trip. Adam very good guide, giving lots of information about each destination. Fellow travellers very good company. Bus very comfortable. Accomadation in Monterey excellent, in Cambria no breakfast provided, no tea or coffee in room, no kettle. Would recommend tour to friends.
Really Amazing tour. Adam was wonderful at giving us all the necessary information, he stopped when he spotted whales and answered our questions when we asked about the area, the sea life etc... I would recommend this tour 100%.
Our driver and guide , Kelly , was informative and helpful and with varied aspects gave our group of 5 a personalised tour drawing from her own knowledge and experience in California. It was really great and the accommodation was comfortable while our hosts were friendly and hospitable. The Mission in Santa Barbara could be added to the comprehensive itinerary .
It was a fantastic, well executed trip! Kelly was great, and went out of her way to provide a very memorable trip!! I highly recommend this tour!