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Tours in California

In and around the sunny playground of California are some of the most famous and spectacular ‘must see’ landmarks in the USA. Here, the stunning Golden Gate Bridge, the celebrated Hollywood Hills, the glitz and decadence of the Las Vegas strip and unfathomable depths of the Grand Canyon all beckon. However, as California itself is longer than the UK mainland, it takes considerable research and planning to visit everything you want to see and still make the journey part of the fun.

Enjoy exclusive travel on our Wings of the West tour in the comfort and safety of a private plane. Whisked off from the glittering bustle of Las Vegas, you’ll experience the contrasting quiet and beauty of Yosemite National Park, arriving at many other western wonders relaxed and ready for what’s on offer. If you prefer the thrill of the open road, join our EagleRider Wild West escorted motorcycle tour, riding pillion along mountain roads, the renowned Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway. Entertain all your senses from the thrill of a Grand Canyon helicopter ride, the frenetic nightlife of Los Angeles and the peace and tranquillity of the national parks.

If it’s privacy and independence you’re after, we’ve designed our Postcards of California tour just for you. Your packed eight day adventure starts in San Francisco. Drive yourself along the famous Californian highways, explore Yosemite National Park, relax on the Los Angeles beaches and experience a great deal more.

10 days Yosemite National Park

Splendours of the West Tour

Guide Price £1,679 pp  

One of our most popular USA escorted tours, Splendours of the West takes you on a 10 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...

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 £5,309 pp  

The quintessential USA road trip but only this time cruising in style on a classic dream machine motorcycle! Take our 15 night escorted tour along the USA's Mother Road all the way from Chicago through eight states past 1950's nostalgia...

Motorcycle holidays

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

Wings Over The West Tour

Guide Price £3,369 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...

Adventure holidays

Wings Over The West Tour
17 days

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...

Multi centre holidays

Classic West
15 days EagleRider

EagleRider Pacific Coast Guided Motorcycle Tour

Guide Price £4,909 pp  

Feel the wind in your hair and the ocean spray in your face as you take part in this fantastic 15 day Pacific Coast Escorted Motorcycle Tour. Start off in the arty city of Seattle before winding down the length...

Motorcycle holidays

EagleRider Pacific Coast Guided Motorcycle Tour
22 days

The Great American Roadtrip

Guide Price £3,349 pp  

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 £2,039 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
11 days

Artisan Adventures in the Wild Northwest

 

Explore some of the National Parks and spectacular landscapes along America's spectacular West Coast, including the breathtaking Redwood National Park where you'll find the tallest trees on earth and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area where sand dunes have been sculpted...

Beach holidays

Artisan Adventures in the Wild Northwest
15 days Yellowstone National Park

National Parks Explorer Tour

Guide Price £2,459 pp  

Explore some of the West Coast's most breath-taking parks, including the Grand Canyon, Arches and Yellowstone, and stop off in unique and iconic cities along the way. See LA's beautiful beaches, the bright lights of Las Vegas, the tranquillity of...

Escorted tours

National Parks Explorer Tour
16 days Cable Car Ride

West Coast Aloha Tour

 

The stunning beaches and cities of California along with vibrant Las Vegas are the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing and exhilarating stay in Hawaii. You will enjoy a fully guided tour of both San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well...

Escorted tours

West Coast Aloha Tour
15 days El Capitan

National Parks and Lodges Tour

 

From the 2000 natural sandstone arches in Arches National Park, mysterious Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park and towering cliffs in Zion National Park. This small group escorted tour highlights some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the United States,...

Escorted tours

National Parks and Lodges 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.