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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...

Couples 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...

Iconic journeys

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
15 days Yellowstone National Park

National Parks Explorer Tour

 

Our National Parks Explorer Tour guides you through America’s best nature preserves over 14 full days of adventure. Uncover the USA’s most important geological hotspots on this unforgettable tour of renowned landmarks and lesser travelled landscapes. Travel back in time...

Escorted tours

National Parks Explorer Tour
16 days Cable Car Ride

West Coast Aloha Tour

Guide Price  £2,899  pp  

This tour has it all: the stunning beaches and cities of California, the vibrant and exciting city of Las Vegas, the dramatic landscapes of the Grand Canyon, and the perfect accompaniment of relaxing, postcard-perfect beaches of Hawaii. You will enjoy...

Escorted tours

West Coast Aloha Tour
15 days El Capitan

National Parks and Lodges Tour

Guide Price  £5,169  pp  

Get ready to see some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth and the best of America’s incredible national parks, on this unforgettable national park tour of the American south west. Starting off in beautiful San Francisco, this 14 night...

Escorted tours

National Parks and Lodges Tour
11 days a large body of water with a city in the background

Western Highlights Tour

Guide Price  £3,269  pp  

Take in all of the West Coast's best attractions in one incredible tour. This fantastic ten night escorted tour takes you from the stunning coastal City of San Francisco, to the entertainment capital Las Vegas via the natural wonder of...

Escorted tours

Western Highlights Tour
12 days a close up of a street sign sitting on the side of a road

Golden California Self Drive Itinerary

 

Explore California's incredibly scenic Pacific towns; little gems that dot the coast as you cruise down the Pacific Coast Highway 1. Cycle the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and see the noisy sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf, walk the...

City holidays

Golden California Self Drive Itinerary
8 days Motorcycle ride at sunset

EagleRider Wild West I Guided Motorcycle Tour

Guide Price  £3,199  pp  

For any motorcyclist who’s ever dreamt of cruising down Route 66 and exploring the American Wild West, the EagleRider Wild West Guided Motorcycle Tour is a dream come true. From the bright lights of Los Angeles to the magnificent Grand...

Iconic journeys

EagleRider Wild West I Guided Motorcycle 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...

Self drive holidays

Postcards of California

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.