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Itinerary
On your 3-day trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, enjoy free time in each city you visit. Flexible daily itineraries let you explore at your own pace, and admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a guided tour of Hearst Castle are included. Your guide will offer interesting and informative commentary throughout your trip about local history, culture and architecture.
Choose between Comfort and Superior accommodation types.
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Explore California
Overview
Experience the spectacular scenery, wildlife and culture of California’s coastline, on an epic, 3-day adventure from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Sit back and relax as your friendly guide handles the driving along coast-hugging Highway 1, stopping along the way to explore highlights like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz beaches, the sea cliffs of Bug Sur, luxurious 17-Mile Drive, jaw-dropping Hearst Castle and downtown Santa Barbara. Finish the one-way journey with a train ride into the sprawling glamour of Los Angeles. Tour size is limited to eight people for a more intimate, small-group experience.
Highlights
  • 3-day one-way California coast tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles
  • Visit the beautiful seaside cities of Cambria, Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Barbara
  • Enjoy views of the jagged Big Sur coastline and travel along 17-Mile Drive to world-famous Pebble Beach
  • Explore the Danish town of Solvang and travel through the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley
  • Admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a guided tour of magnificent Hearst Castle are included
  • Knowledgeable guide provides flexible itineraries, letting you explore at your own pace
  • Small-group tour limited to 7 people ensures a more personalized experience
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile
Excellent trip & giide

My husband & I travelled with our 2 sons (aged 24 & 25) on this trip. Kelly, our tour guide was excellent throughout - from handling luggage, giving updates of the tour & information of locations etc. We knew exactly what to expect at each...More

1  Thank Andy858
Explorecali, Owner at Explore California, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you Andrea! You guys were such a fun group - I'm so glad you explored Santa Barbara so thoroughly! Any tour operator would be lucky to have your family as guests! Cheers, Kelly

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Really - I don't Think So !!

Having carefully scrutinised the 50 or so outstanding reviews for this tour from a wide variety of people and perspectives, I initially hesitated about submitting this report because my overall opinion was that this tour was absolutely average, and fell well short of expectations bearing...More

10  Thank MIXEG
Reviewed 22 September 2016
Crusing the Pacific Coast Highway - US 1

The conventional wisdom is that the best way to travel US1 is in a convertible, with the top down, and if you’re a passenger, I can’t disagree…but if you’re the driver, you’re going to miss much of the most breathtaking views anywhere. For most of...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2014
Great way to see the Coast

Just completed a 3 day tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles with Adam as our guide. He was friendly, knowledgeable, courteous and conscientious. We traveled in a van with two other couples. Stops along the way were well planned for comfort. Overnight accommodations were...More

1  Thank Carol765
Reviewed 29 July 2012
Explore California tours - San Francisco to Los Angeles-terrific trip

We really enjoyed the San Francisco to Los Angeles tour provided by Explore California tours. The tour is by comfortable mini bus and is one of the few tours that go from SF to LA. It takes 3 days and gives a wonderful and personalised...More

10  Thank jturner5Sydney
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