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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 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...

Motorcycle holidays

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 quintessential USA road trip but only this time cruising in style on a classic dream machine motorcycle! Take our 14 night escorted tour along the USA's Mother Road all the way from Chicago through eight states past 1950's nostalgia...

Iconic journeys

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

Wings Over The West Tour

Guide Price  £4,399  pp  

The ultimate Western USA tour, this 15-day itinerary takes you on an incredible journey across Western America – from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, to the roller coaster roads of San Francisco. You'll visit the epic Grand Canyon...

Escorted tours

Wings Over The West Tour
8 days Cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway 1

Postcards of California

Guide Price  £1,379  pp  

Enjoy the sun on your face and the wind in your hair on this 8 day California self drive itinerary starting in San Francisco. Experience the thrill of the Cable Car and the eeriness of Alcatraz before you travel down...

City holidays

Postcards of California
8 days Motorcycle ride at sunset

EagleRider Wild West I Guided Motorcycle Tour

Guide Price  £3,199  pp  

Jump on board your Harley and feel the excitement as you cruise the open roads all the way from L.A. to Vegas. Your escorted journey will take you on the ride of your life leaving the legends of Hollywood behind,...

City holidays

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

Highlands & Caribbean Tour

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...

Cultural holidays

Highlands & Caribbean Tour
17 days Grand Canyon National Park

New York to Hollywood Tour

Guide Price  £3,199  pp  

Uncover some of the most iconic sights that the USA have to offer on the escorted tour. From the Manhattan skyline to the Hollywood Hills, we're crossing North America from New York to LA, calling at the US capital, Washington,...

Escorted tours

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

EagleRider Wild West Guided Motorcycle Tour

Guide Price  £4,829  pp  

Experience some of the best motorcycle roads in America as you are escorted along the likes of Historic Route 66 and the great Pacific Coast Highway. Cruise over 2,500 miles of mountain roads, looping though national parks, canyonlands, and coastlines,...

Escorted tours

EagleRider Wild West Guided Motorcycle Tour
17 days a train is on the side of a mountain

Classic West

Guide Price  £2,859  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...

Motorcycle holidays

Classic West
22 days a large body of water with a city in the background

The Great American Roadtrip

 

Take a scenic tour through 12 of America's 50 states passing by iconic sights, breathtaking landscapes and tasting delicious food and drink. You'll see the best of America on this trip of a lifetime. Discover the sights of New York,...

Self drive holidays

The Great American Roadtrip
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.