California Coast Southbound Short Break for Small Groups
Be charmed by the myriad of delights on an adventure along Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Spend time in local markets, discover remote beaches and have the chance to glimpse unique wildlife. Drop in on the fishing village of Monterey, hang out with the university crowd in Santa Cruz and discover a town steeped in Spanish history in Santa Barbara. Culture, wildlife, history and relaxation all await on this fun-filled three-day adventure along the Californian coast.
Day 1 - San Francisco / Santa Cruz
Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of delightful San Francisco. Make a photo stop along the waterfront to capture the amazing bay and famous city skyline. Head south to Santa Cruz Beach and perhaps take a punt on one of the carnival games along the boardwalk. Admire the coastal views on the drive around the Monterey Bay area.
Accommodation in a hotel
Day 2 - Monterey / San Luis Obispo
Travel south down one of the most scenic roads in the country, flanked by the vast Pacific Ocean on one side and the many delights of the Californian coast on the other. Be on the lookout to spot some local wildlife, including sea lions, birds and perhaps even a whale. Stop off in the charming fishing cove of Monterey Bay, spend time exploring remote beaches and savour tasty morsels during an included picnic lunch. Continue on to the San Luis Obispo area to bunker down for the night.
Accommodation in a hotel
Day 3 - Santa Barbara / Los Angeles
Rise early the next day and make tracks for the beautiful American Riviera city of Santa Barbara. There's free time here to simply relax on the beach. For those feeling energetic, why not take a stroll around Santa Barbara's picturesque streets and attractions. The Spanish missionary influence will be apparent in the red-tiled roofs and the whitewashed walls of the buildings here. It's then time to hit the road for the final destination on this trip, Los Angeles. A hub for dreams of fame and fortune, this sprawling city is a fascinating place to end this quintessential Californian adventure.
Carbon: 173 CO2-e kgs per person
Climate change is one of the most critical issues the world is facing today. Scientists are telling us that we must act with urgency to reduce our carbon emissions if we are going to stop catastrophic irreversible impacts to our precious home. We've taken a long hard look at all our operations and have initiated various actions to reduce our contributions to global warming. This tour is a carbon offset trip.
- English-speaking group leader / driver
- Transportation by van
- 2 nights accommodation
- 1 lunch
- Meals and drinks not included in the description
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 13 participants.
- Some changes may occur in our itineraries due national holidays, inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.
- This tour is available in reverse, departing from Los Angeles
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After you book
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What if I need to change or cancel my booking?
That's ok. We will try to be as flexible as possible. But you must inform us by email of the change or cancellation as soon as possible. The appropriate amount will be credited back to your credit card account. Contact our Customer Service for help with changes or cancellations. Or read our Cancellation Policy.