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California Tours

Tours of California take you to the golden beaches, glamorous towns, open roads and spectacular national parks of the state. Book one of our private luxury tours of California and explore at your own pace; enjoying the freedom of a motorhome holiday, motorbike ride or luxury convertible. Browse our selection below for inspiration.

For the ultimate luxury private tour of California, book our Wings Over The West Tour. See the spectacular natural landscapes from the comfort of your private aircraft, which allows you to travel further and visit a variety of places in the western USA. Begin in Las Vegas before visiting Yosemite, Sonoma, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. If you prefer to feel the wide open road beneath two wheels, choose the EagleRider Baja California South Bound Guided Motorcycle Tour. Pick up your Harley in Los Angeles where you can visit quirky Venice Beach, opulent Beverley Hills and the shops of Rodeo Drive. Next, drive along the spectacular coastline, finishing in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.

For an escorted tour of the USA’s west, book our Splendours of the West Tour. Discover the unique personalities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas, see the Painted Desert and waterfalls of Yosemite National Park and take in the glittering Mammoth Lakes. If you prefer to fit your California tour into a larger holiday in the USA, The Great American Roadtrip allows you to see as much of this vast country as possible in three weeks. Begin in New York, taking in the many lively cities and natural wonders along the way as you head to Los Angeles and Monterey, finishing in San Francisco.

11 days Yosemite National Park

Splendours of the West Tour

Guide Price  £1,899  pp  

One of our most popular USA escorted tours, Splendours of the West takes you on a 11 day journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco stopping along the way at some of the region’s best cities and sights. This tour...

Escorted tours

Splendours of the West Tour
16 days Route 66

Route 66 Holidays

Guide Price  £2,399  pp  

Our Historic Route 66 Self Drive is a journey you’ll never forget, beginning in Chicago and ending at the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles. On the way you’ll experience classic Americana, hike in majestic national parks and visit some...

Adventure holidays

Route 66 Holidays
16 days Eaglerider motorcycles in California

EagleRider Baja California South Bound Guided Motorcycle Tour

 

Cruise on your Harley and feel the thrill as you head all the way down to Cabo San Lucas from Los Angeles . Start your trip off in style exploring the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and seeing everything it...

Iconic journeys

EagleRider Baja California South Bound Guided Motorcycle Tour
15 days Eaglerider road trip along Route 66

EagleRider Route 66 Guided Motorcycle Tour

Guide Price  £5,299  pp  

The EagleRider Route 66 Guided Motorcycle Tour is a journey to the American interior on the world’s most famous road - beginning in Chicago and finishing in Los Angeles. On the way you’ll cross mountains and forests, cruise through high...

Motorcycle holidays

EagleRider Route 66 Guided Motorcycle Tour
15 days Private aircraft over Lake Mead

Wings Over The West Escorted Tour

Guide Price  £4,399  pp  

From the bright lights of Las Vegas, the heights of the Grand Canyon to the awesome Yosemite National Park, you’ll get a true flavour of the West Coast of this diverse county. Spend 14 nights in the West Coast of...

Escorted tours

Wings Over The West Escorted Tour
17 days Statue of Liberty and City Skyline

New York to Hollywood Escorted Tour

Guide Price  £3,199  pp  

Our New York to Hollywood tour promises a full spectrum look at the best the United States has to offer. Travel from the East Coast all the way through to the West Coast in just over two weeks. Your trip...

Escorted tours

New York to Hollywood Escorted Tour
16 days Motorcycle tour of the Wild West

EagleRider Wild West Guided Motorcycle Tour

Guide Price  £4,899  pp  

From the iconic landscapes of the wild west to the rugged pacific coastline and world-famous national parks, this once-in-a-lifetime motorcycle tour lets you experience the unparalleled natural beauty of America’s West Coast by bike. Over 16 days, you’ll ride through...

Escorted tours

EagleRider Wild West Guided Motorcycle Tour
14 days Sunset over Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa in Peru

Highlands & Caribbean Tour - Peru & Colombia

Guide Price  £5,999  pp  

Fancy a twin-centre holiday in South America? This Highlands & Caribbean tour is a 14-day trip that allows you to discover the highlights of Peru and Colombia, from the cities and cultural sights to the beaches. Your tour includes stops...

Adventure holidays

Highlands & Caribbean Tour - Peru & Colombia
17 days a train is on the side of a mountain

Classic West

Guide Price  £2,899  pp  

Take a huge bite of Western highlights, visit iconic cities and see nature at its most splendid, explore Yosemite, Grand Canyon and more!California is the back drop for this fantastic self-drive tour - you'll get it all - from celeb...

Multi centre holidays

Classic West
10 days a person riding a motorcycle on the side of a road

EagleRider Pacific Coast Highway Guided Motorcycle Tour

Guide Price  £4,999  pp  

The exhilarating EagleRider Pacific Coast Highway Guided Motorcycle tour takes in the sun-drenched coastlines and dreamy landscapes of Washington, Oregon and California. On the way you’ll explore historic cities, tackle rugged mountain roads and cruise through deep forests, enjoying some...

Motorcycle holidays

EagleRider Pacific Coast Highway Guided Motorcycle Tour
22 days a large body of water with a city in the background

The Great American Roadtrip Self Drive

 

The Great American Roadtrip Self Drive is an epic 5,000km journey from New York City to San Francisco, taking in the country’s national parks, fabulous cities and legendary roads. On the way you’ll discover America’s rich history and culture, crossing...

Self drive holidays

The Great American Roadtrip Self Drive
15 days Rock formations in Utah

Western Discovery Tour

Guide Price  £2,499  pp  

Visit the big cities of California and stunning national parks of California, Arizona and Utah. You'll start at the coast, and travel inland through Hollywood's playground; Palm Springs, then on to the magnificent Monument valley, Bryce Canyon and Zion. After...

Escorted tours

Western Discovery Tour

Expert Tips

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“I highly recommend a helicopter trip over and into the Grand Canyon. The view is out of this world – breath-taking – you’ll never forget it.”

Karen

Destination Executive

“It’s easy to think the USA is all about fast food, but don’t forget that California has an expansive coast, so fresh fish is easy to find. With such a diverse population, keep an open mind to the vast range of foods available.”

Martyn

Destination Manager

“For views over San Francisco, I love Corona Heights Park – it adds a good walk and a little bit of nature. Or, take the cable car from Powell to Hyde.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Lake Tahoe is beautiful and ideal for outdoor adventures. In the summer, there’s biking and hiking, plus numerous watersports, including water skiing, sailing, boating and fishing.

The majority of Napa Valley's vineyards produce Cabernet Sauvignon, but Chardonnay and Merlot are popular, plus Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to a lesser extent.

In summer, California is usually very hot. However, the coast can become misty and cool, and rain does fall from time to time, both there and in the mountains. Pack comfortable shoes and clothes that can be layered, including a sweatshirt and a fold-up waterproof. Don't worry – tyou'll still need your swimwear, shorts and a hat.

The west coast of the USA has some truly magnificent and varied features – a mix of geological and man-made wonders. The enormity of the Grand Canyon leaves visitors awe-struck, while the themed hotels of Las Vegas can do that too. Visitors should be prepared to be amazed, and to experience an emotional rollercoaster.

Why you'll love California...

• Feeling like a VIP in your luxurious private plane
• Discovering fresh fish restaurants, farmers markets and palm-clad boulevards
• Being close to nature in Yosemite National Park
• People-watching in Los Angeles
• Enjoying the movie-scene streets of San Francisco
• Finding yourself star-struck in Hollywood
• Relaxing on the beaches along the Pacific Coast
• Contemplating the enormity of the Grand Canyon
• Tasting Napa Valley’s finest vintages
• Thrilling rides on the back of a Harley Davidson
• Fizzing with delight in crazy Vegas

Did you know?

• The Grand Canyon measures more than a mile deep and 277 miles long.
• California State is home to the tallest living tree in the USA – a redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in the Redwood National Park.
• Around 315 couples are married in Las Vegas every day.