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Time3 days (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

Overview

Experience the spectacular scenery, wildlife and culture of California’s coastline, on an epic, 3-day adventure from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Sit back and relax as your friendly guide handles the driving along coast-hugging Highway 1, stopping along the way to explore highlights like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz beaches, the sea cliffs of Bug Sur, luxurious 17-Mile Drive, jaw-dropping Hearst Castle and downtown Santa Barbara. Finish the one-way journey with a train ride into the sprawling glamour of Los Angeles. Tour size is limited to eight people for a more intimate, small-group experience.
  • 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

Reviews

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, Sep 2018

We had very nice scenery along the coast of California The 17 mile drive provided many photo opportunities we enjoyed the aquarium and frequent photo opportunities. Pebble beach golf course was enjoyable Kelly the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history along the coast We upgraded to the higher hotel and was worth every penny

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, Apr 2018

The date of our trip was actually amended to 10 january 2018....my sister and I 2 old birds from Australia would highly recommend this trip ..Mark was brilliant .He looked after us and nothing was too much trouble......He made sure we didnt miss anything and the scenery was amazing......our luggage miraculously appeared in our hotel room and we enjoyed every minute of it......to experience walking down to the 18th green at Pebble Beach golf club and to see the sea lions basking on the beach in their protected sanctuary plus Hearst Castle and the magnificent Aquarium were all excellent..Great scenery ,good food and good accommodation made all the better with Marks expertise and great knowledge of the area.

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, Feb 2018

My husband and I had a fantastic tour down the coast of California. Adam, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable.
The scenery was beautiful and we got to see unexpected sights like a redwood forest and elephant seals nursing their babies. I would highly recommend this tour.

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, Jan 2018

The road journey was well planned and arranged. Tour guide took the extra effort to help us with the check-ins. Only set back is most of the small towns that we stopped over could have slightly more than 1hr to explore. Half of the time we need to be checking o watches to make sure we don't miss our time.
Lucky to book the tour during winter that from a group tour became a private tour. Overall everything was great, the hotel accommodations were pleasant and decent. Only one suggestion, for the train ride from Santa Barbara to LA, the tour guide should have booked the train tickets online in advance and reserve the business class seat, considering that we paid premium for the entire tour. We had unreserved seats and was forced to stand till like 3 stops later and struggled fighting for luggage spots with others. And, if possible to have food arrangement or at least have arrangements with certain number of restaurants to give us extra discount when dine in using the tour promo code?

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, Nov 2017

What a great surprise when our tour operator pulled up at our hotel and we were greeted with what was a three day personal tour just the two of us and the guide for this wonderful tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the areas we traveled.

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, Oct 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable scenery and sights, good accommodation etc. However the guide Mark did not give us much information about the areas we were travelling through which was disappointing.. Also it was a 12 seat bus and although he had a strong clear voice, we could not hear him down the back of the bus so therefore missed out on things. We suggested using a microphone as other guides do.

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, Oct 2017

We were very happy with the quality of the tour we went on and we were given an excellent insight to all of the main points on the coast road. We found the stopover points to be well timed and the places that we visited of high quality. We found Mark our guide to be exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable. He was extremely courteous and very well informed. We highly recommend this tour to any prospective person who wants to see the coast road without driving themselves. Peter and Lynley Elder- New Zealand

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, Sep 2017

Mark , Our driver, chauffeur and all you could ask in a guide was exceptional. My wife and I were the only ones on the tour, which made it extra special and allowed us to stop longer where we wanted and enjoy the moment..We would arrive at our destination and go on the tour arranged or just simply enjoy the surroundings and when we checked into our hotel , Mark had already had our bags taken to our room. Mark made us feel very welcome from the very first morning to the last day arranging our bags on the train to La.
The only thing would be the Hotel in Camberia , which was very nice and comfortable, was a little away from restaurants , when you don't have transport. But all in all a very enjoyable trip and again many thanks to Mark for all the stories and been such a superb host.
Niall and patricia

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, Sep 2017

The drive was very smooth as Mark Olson did a very good job in driving but he is not an experienced tour guide in explaining about interesting places.Stay in Cambria Blue Bird Inn not pleasent as the breakfast starts at 7.30 AM Very cold and merely two items.There is no Coffee maker in the room and when requested i was given a one that was not working .
All three days one person was occupying the seat next to the driver which is a good position for taking photographs.The driver should have atleast noted this and should have advised the occupants to rotate the seats.

M
, May 2017

This was the high light of our trip. We were looking forward so much to it and we were not disappointed
We did this trip in March 2017 as we wanted a relaxed trip with a small group and not drive ourselves
We'll we hit the jackpot We had a private tour with Kelly and she was amazing nothing was a trouble and plenty of spare time to enjoy
Unfortunately we couldn't go by Big Sur due to landslides but that didn't matter as we saw so much
If you can afford the superior accommodation I can thoroughly recommend it, especially Spin Drift in Monterey a boutique hotel which is a little treasure not to be missed
What more can I say if you have the time this is definitely a trip not to be missed


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