(Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Big Sur, San Francisco)
As you round a sweeping bend of coastal highway, the Santa Lucia Mountains are revealed rising abruptly from the sparkling Pacific Ocean in a uniquely Californian scene.
Experience life in the fast lane with a private tour of buzzing Los Angeles where celebrity mansions, designer boutiques and fine art museums coexist with a vibrant street culture. Heading out of the city on the Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll encounter California’s iconic film-set beaches at Malibu and tour the charming Spanish colonial architecture of Santa Barbara. Further on, the renowned Highway Number 1 reveals spectacular Big Sur coastal vistas in between stops at the beautiful Danish village of Solvang and bayside Monterey where exclusive Pebble Beach Golf Course hosts the world’s best PGA golfers. San Francisco is a fitting finale to this picturesque road trip and you’ll have ample time to stroll along iconic Fisherman’s Wharf and take in views of the expansive Golden Gate Bridge.
This thrilling road trip through coastal California mixes the cosmopolitan rush of the state’s two largest cities with its charming beach and bayside communities. Your team of experienced local guides and private drivers will paint a vivid picture of California’s mixed cultural heritage and reveal the most breath-taking panoramic coastal views along the way. And you’ll stay at a collection of premium hotels that present the best of modern Californian refinement.
Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
Take a private airport transfer in Los Angeles with a private vehicle and driver.
Meet your private driver-guide this morning and set out for a private tour of either L.A.'s The Getty Center, or Malibu's The Getty Villa. The Getty Center in Los Angeles features an exquisite collection of European and American art dating from contemporary times, back to the Middle Ages. The Getty Villa is a museum dedicated to studying the cultures and arts of the civilizations of ancient Rome, Greece and Etruria. You'll drive the Pacific Coast Highway via Malibu on route to Santa Barbara where you'll have another planned tour in the afternoon.
Enjoy a late afternoon tour of Santa Barbara, including State Street (a renowned shopping area), Stearns Wharf - the oldest active wharf in California, dating back to 1872, the impressive Courthouse in Spanish colonial style architecture, and the Santa Barbara Mission (admission included); a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Learn about the history of these sites with the helpful knowledge of your driver-guide.
This morning you'll set out with your private driver-guide for a tour of Solvang, an impressive town featuring a considerable amount of Danish style architecture, as the town was founded by a group of Danish immigrants. The town's Mission Santa Ines is registered as a National Historic Landmark. After Solvang, you'll drive to Hearst Castle, a decadent property featuring an impressive 60,000 square foot mansion centrepiece, Casa Grande. A collection of art and antiques is on display, which you'll be able to view on your tour.In the afternoon, you'll drive along the California and Big Sur coastline, with the world renowned Highway Number 1 and it's breathtaking views. Ranking amongst the tops of many worldwide publications' "Best Of" lists, the vistas along this route are bound to amaze. You'll have opportunities to stop along the way to take in some fresh air off the ocean, and gaze off into the distance.
With your driver-guide, enjoy a private tour of the Monterey area today. Revel in the incredible views along the toll road 17-Mile Drive, including the celebrated Lone Cypress Tree, and Pebble Beach Golf Course, host to many world-class PGA tournaments. While the stretch of road takes only 20 minutes to drive (without stops), it's truely a very scenic route.
Mid-afternoon, you'll set off with your driver-guide en route to San Francisco, once again driving along the majestic Highway #1 to get there.
Meet your professional driver for an airport transfer with private vehicle.
Experience an ultra-stylish Hollywood hotel destined for fame as the premier accommodation in the movie-making capitol of the world! Boasting a sophisticated design and breathtaking views, this dazzling West Hollywood hotel captures the legendary glamour of the city's illustrious past. Including a rooftop pool. As the cornerstone of Hollywood & Highland Center, this West Hollywood hotel is located among trendy shops, world-class restaurants, famous landmarks and state-of-the-art entertainment venues. Only steps from numerous area attractions, guests will delight in the impressive Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa and all it has to offer.
The Hyatt Santa Barbara is one of the finest hotels in Santa Barbara. Built in 1931, this historic hotel welcomes guests with its casual elegance and first-rate service. This classic AAA Three Diamond Santa Barbara CA hotel is a shining gateway to the City of Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera. Hotel Mar Monte is detailed with a fusion of Spanish Colonial architecture blended with modern conveniences. Our 173 comfortably-appointed guestrooms invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy your vacation. The hotel's amenities include an outdoor heated pool and therapy spa, fitness center, Spa Mar Monte, and Bistro Eleven Eleven Restaurant, which serves American Cuisine with California flair.
The Glen Oaks Big Sur hotel has a fresh rustic-modern and Green sensibility. This remake of its 1957 predecessor, the Adobe Motor Lodge, takes the lead from the original natural adobe walls, known for keeping the hot sun out and the warmth in, and uses recycled and renewable stone, Peroba wood, bamboo, resin, wool carpets and organic cotton for a healthy and natural environment. Walk-in showers are evocative of showering in the forest, but the stylish chrome and porcelain fixtures will bring you back to the modern world. Whether you are out on a hike, or cozy in your room, you are never far from the warmth and color of nature. The natural wool blankets by Pendleton Woolen Mills and Coyuchi organic cotton bedding and feather duvets, are delightful to look at and even better to snuggle under. Natural beauty is skin deep, with organic bath products from Innersense.
The Grand Hyatt San Francisco Hotel is located in San Fransisco, California. This hotel towers 36 stories above historic Union Square in the heart of downtown at the center of shopping, entertainment and finance. Amenities include a restaurant, room service, cocktail lounge, coffee shop, meeting/banquet facilities, concierge, safe-deposit service at the front desk and dry cleaning/laundry service. Recreational facilities include a 24-hour fitness center. 685 accommodations available!
Stay in the know: Subscribe to our newsletter to have our hand-picked trips & specials delivered to you!
Please enter a destination