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California Explorer

Explore the charms of California on this short tour that covers all major attractions that the city is known for. Add visit to the scenic beachfronts and harbours, dining experience at fine wineries and being bedazzled by the glitter of Hollywood to the bagful of memories you are going to take back from California.


Tour Night

  • Santa Maria: 1 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWUSM14
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourGroup Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Explore the fine wineries of Paso Robles
  • Ride along the finish line of the historic Route 66 in Santa Monica
  • Be captivated by the glitter and glamour of the Hollywood and the Beverly Hills
  • Visit the iconic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row in the Monterey Peninsula

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel - Shell/Pismo Beach

    Leave San Francisco for Monterey Peninsula, surrounded by the Pacific on three sides and popular for its wind-tossed beaches, fine dining avenues and post-modern art. Don’t forget to visit the historic Fisherman's Wharf as well as Cannery Row, popular for luxurious waterfront hotels, restaurants and boutiques. Next, take a tour of the charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon, visit Paso Robles, known for its fine wineries and olive groves. Overnight stay will be in a coas tal town in central California.  Read More

  • Day 2 Central Coast - Santa Barbara - Malibu - Beverly Hills - Los Angeles

    Start your journey southwards through the Santa Ynez Valley, surrounded by rolling hills and orderly rows of grape vines and continue towards Santa Barbara lined with palm trees and white, sandy beaches. Visit the iconic lifeguard tower featured in the famous Hollywood movie ‘Baywatch’. Arrive in Los Angeles later, and stop at Santa Monica, where the ‘Finish Line’ of the Historic Route 66 is. You can opt for lunch on the pier or a ride upon the beach. Culminate your afternoon tour of the ‘City of Angels’ by visiting Be verly Hills and the Hollywood. Arrive at your hotel in the evening. Your tour ends here.  Read More


  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Santa Maria
    Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Santa Maria
    Star Rating Santa Maria
  • Radisson Hotel Santa Maria
    Radisson Hotel Santa Maria
    Star Rating Santa Maria

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Santa Maria Star Rating

Santa Maria
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Santa Maria

Situated along Highway 101 between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo in sunny Santa Maria, California, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Santa Maria embodies the area's casual charm and is the perfect home base for your upcoming

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Radisson Hotel Santa Maria Star Rating

Santa Maria
  • Radisson Hotel Santa Maria

Radisson Hotel Santa Maria is located on the outskirts of Santa Barbara Wine Country and next to Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX). The pet-friendly hotel also offers convenient access to nearby golf courses, Vandenberg Air Fo

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What's Included?

  •  Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout.
  •  Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with on-board restroom facilities.
  •  Hotel accommodation as specified or similar.
  •  Sightseeing as specified.
  •  Hotel taxes; service charges and baggage (one suitcase per person).

What's not Included?

  • International flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Meals.
  • Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance.
  • Telephone bill and any items of a personal nature.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing. 
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