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California Tours

Tours of California allow you to see the best of the USA’s sunshine state. From its golden beaches to cosmopolitan cities, glamorous Hollywood and the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway. We’ll help you get the most of your time here, whether you want to book one of the itineraries planned by our experts or speak to our destination specialists and plan your own.

California is well known for its wide open roads and ever-changing landscapes, making it the ideal place for a road trip. Take a driving tour of California in a classic car or modern make with our Postcards of California itinerary. Start in San Francisco where you can explore the winding streets and quirky culture. Then take in the spectacular natural landscapes of Yosemite National Park, seaside Monterey, golden Pismo Beach, and finish in glamorous Los Angeles. Explore on two wheels with our EagleRider Baja California South Bound Guided Motorcycle Tour which takes you from Los Angeles down to the west coast of Mexico.

For the ultimate luxury tour of California try our Wings Over The West Tour, which will take you around the USA’s west in a private plane. See the Grand Canyon from the air, as well as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Yosemite National Park.

 

 

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...

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 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...

Iconic journeys

Wings Over The West Tour
8 days Motorcycle ride at sunset

EagleRider Wild West I Guided Motorcycle Tour

Guide Price £3,109 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,...

USA road trips

EagleRider Wild West I Guided Motorcycle Tour
17 days Grand Canyon National Park

New York to Hollywood Tour

Guide Price £3,119 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,...

Motorcycle holidays

EagleRider Wild West Guided Motorcycle 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...

USA road trips

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...

Escorted tours

EagleRider Pacific Coast Guided Motorcycle Tour
22 days

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
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...

Family holidays

Artisan Adventures in the Wild Northwest

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.