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Embrace your free spirit with a self-drive adventure of the Golden State. Filled with bucket-list sites and natural wonders around every corner, the Californian coast promises an unforgettable road trip! Discover the icons of the state as you drive along the renowned Pacific Coast Highway with plenty of stops along the way. This awe-inspiring drive that starts in the Golden Gate City of San Francisco goes on to showcase the hillside vineyards of Napa Valley, the spectacular mountains and redwood forests of Big Sur and Mediterranean-inspired vistas of Santa Barbara before welcoming you into the Hollywood glamour of Los Angeles.
Self-drive along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway taking in the beautiful beaches an incredible scenery along the way
Enjoy delectable wine-tasting and farm-to-table foods in Napa Valley
Visit the stunning Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, along with the picturesque Golden Gate Bridge and the notorious Alcatraz Island
Endless sunshine, world-class theme parks and incredible outdoor experiences are just some of the reasons why California is the ultimate road trip destination
We will custom design an experience to your desired adventure level with a special opportunity to observe the annual migration of the California Gray Whale! So grab your binoculars and let us help you discover the bounty of Big Sur with the chance to visually capture these whales on their voyage from Alila Ventana Big Sur.
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Arrive into San Francisco and spend three nights exploring the delights on offer in this eclectic city. Sample some of the excellent cuisine with delicious delicacies which can be found in every neighbourhood. Take a tour of one of the city’s most popular attractions - the world-famous former prison Alcatraz, cycle along the world-renowned Golden Gate Bridge on a bike tour, or enjoy a uniquely San Franciscan cable car ride along the hills of the city.
Fly to San Francisco and transfer to The Ritz Carlton, San Francisco.
Pick up your hire car in San Francisco and start your self-drive adventure heading north to Napa Valley. Spend two nights exploring wine country and enjoying delectable wine-tasting and farm-to-table foods. Shop in charming local boutiques, soak up arts and culture and find walking tours and activities to create your perfect wine country escape. Experience the Napa Valley Wine Train and sit back, relax, and get whisked away on a classic rail adventure that stops at three fantastic wineries.
Collect your rental car and drive north to Napa Valley arriving at Auberge du Soleil.
Set off on the stunning coastal route south to Big Sur. Wetlands, cypress forests, rugged coastline and the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean provide the backdrop for this epic drive. Make regular stops to enjoys the views, especially when you come to the iconic Bixby Bridge.
Continue your self-drive adventure head south along the California coast to Alila Ventana Big Sur.
Continue south on the Pacific Coast Highway passing many stunning sights and viewpoints. In San Simeon, stop at the Elephant Seal Vista Point and then visit Hearst Castle, a National Historic Monument and museum. When you arrive in Santa Barbara you will be greeted by the famous Spanish-style architecture and sweeping panoramas across the ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains. Indulge amongst the stylish seafood restaurants, fashionable boutiques, art galleries and micro-breweries.
Continue the drive south to El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara.
The last stop on this self-drive adventure is Los Angeles, better known as the 'City of Angels'. Spend three nights exploring the city where Hollywood glamour and legend sit side by side in the very heart of the iconic film and music industry. Take a tour of the Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood, hike to the iconic Hollywood Sign or shop local produce at the farmers market. With so many amazing icons to see and plenty of things to do from shopping, enjoying the fantastic art-scene and sipping cocktails along the Sunset Strip to name just a few.
Drive to Los Angeles and check-in to the iconic Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel.
Cruise over shimmering San Francisco Bay, spotting the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, to infamous Alcatraz Island. Just over two miles from the mainland, "The Rock" houses the notorious former federal prison that was once home to the country's most dangerous and renowned criminals - including Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelley, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. This informative trip includes an audio-guided tour around the cell block, as well as a video orientation with historical footage and actual interviews of former guards and inmates. Please note that tickets purchased for Alcatraz are non-refundable.
No trip to Los Angeles is complete without exploring the exclusive enclaves of Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Join a private guide as you cycle – on a high-end hybrid road bike - past the boutique stores of Rodeo Drive and pedal between the impressive private (sometimes former) homes of television, movie and music stars – including Madonna. Wander through the beautiful grounds of a landmark Beverly Hills Estate, as well as checking out the Sunset Strip and the Pacific Design Centre. In total, you’ll cycle around 10 miles on this eye-opening and exclusive excursion.
California basks in glorious summer sunshine, but the USA is a true year-round destination.
13 NIGHTS FROM £9,945 per person
Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.
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