Southern California - Los Angeles to San Diego

6 days from $4,770 pp*
  • Visit the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater, home to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • See the stunning homes of Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills.
  • Cruise along the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway en route to Malibu and its iconic beaches.
  • Visit some of California’s must see-attractions including Santa Monica Pier, Marina del Ray and Venice Beach.
  • Stay at a curated selection of premium accommodations.
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On this trip, you’ll visit the most iconic cities along California’s sunny coastline: Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Malibu and San Diego. Home to Hollywood’s elite, the best beaches and an abundance of must-see attractions, this Coastal California adventure is the perfect primer to the highlights of the West Coast.

Feel like a true celebrity in Los Angeles as you explore the luxurious Rodeo Drive, one of the most famous streets in the world, and follow the footprints of Hollywood legends at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Afterwards make your way to the water to stroll the Santa Monica Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier before exploring the renowned Venice Beach. You’ll also drive up one of the most scenic highways in the country, the Pacific Coast Highway, on your way to Malibu. Famous for its celebrity homes and stunning beaches; upon arrival you’ll visit Malibu Pier to admire the unbeatable ocean views.

Next up, enjoy a day trip to beautiful Santa Barbara. Known for its remarkable coastlines, luxury properties, Mediterranean-style architecture and the dramatic backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a charming California city that can’t be missed. In Santa Barbara, you’ll have the opportunity to visit and sample some of the best California wines at a selection of top wineries and tasting rooms. Continue your adventure and see more of stunning Southern California when you travel south to the vibrant city of San Diego. Explore the historic Gaslamp Quarter and stop at Balboa Park, a stunning 1,200 acre urban cultural park and home to 16 museums, art venues, and an abundance of lush gardens and walking paths. ... Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    • Private Transfer - LAX Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver
    • At Leisure
  • Day 2 Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    • Private Tour - L.A. Highlights (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 3 Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    • Private Tour - Santa Barbara (9.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 4 Los Angeles to San Diego
    Los Angeles to San Diego
    • Private Transfer - Los Angeles - San Diego [via SoCal Coastal Cities, 6 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 5 San Diego
    San Diego
    • Private Tour - City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehcle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 6 San Diego
    San Diego
    • Private Transfer - SAN Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Day 1: Los Angeles

Meet your driver at baggage claim for a private transfer to your Los Angeles hotel. 

Enjoy some time to explore Los Angeles on your own today. This dazzling city offers unique experiences from world class beaches and hikes, to strolling Sunset boulevard and Rodeo Drive.   

Accommodation: Chamberlain West Hollywood

The Chamberlain West Hollywood is located just steps away from the famous Sunset Boulevard and has 115 newly redesigned suites that blends eclectic sensibility with relaxed sophistication, chic comfort and impeccable service. Guests of the hotel will enjoy a stylish for-guests-only restaurant and a glamorous rooftop terrace, made for sunning and savoring the city’s most breathtaking views. The Chamberlain is located on a quiet tree-lined street and offers a discreet oasis that’s still close to the best hot spots in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Nearby attractions include the Pacific Design Center, the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, West Hollywood Design District, The Grove and the Beverly Center.

Day 2: Los Angeles

Meet your private driver-guide and embark on a spectacular city tour of Los Angeles today. See the famous and historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame where the handprints and footprints of Hollywood’s most famous stars are, the gorgeous homes of Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills, as well as  the Hollywood and Highland Center to see the spectacular view of the Hollywood Sign. Afterward, visit Griffith Observatory to take in one of the most stunning views of LA. Next, head to the famous gate of Paramount Pictures for a quick peek at some of the most famous film and TV companies, including Disney, Universal, Warner Bros and more. Then head to the La Brea tar pits to learn all about this location of the best-preserved ice-age fossil discoveries on earth. Head over to The Ivy in Beverly Hills for lunch where you just might sit next to your favorite movie star. After lunch, take in the glitz and glamour of Rodeo Drive, one of the most famous streets in the world. 

Accommodation: Chamberlain West Hollywood
Southern California - Los Angeles to San Diego Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hollywood Sign
Hollywood Sign
Southern California - Los Angeles to San Diego Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Chamberlain West Hollywood
Chamberlain West Hollywood

Day 3: Los Angeles

Your day trip to Santa Barbara begins when your private driver-guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel. Famous for its stunning beaches, luxury properties, Mediterranean-style architecture and the dramatic Santa Ynez Mountains, this city on the California coast is filled with picturesque attractions that can’t be missed. Highlights on this tour include a visit to Santa Barbara Presidio, an 18th century Spanish military fortress as well as the Old Mission Santa Barbara, a historic church parish founded by the Spanish Franciscans in 1786 that’s still active today and is known for its grand Mediterranean architecture. You will also visit The Santa Barbara Courthouse, one of the country’s most beautiful public buildings and will enjoy a scenic drive along the famous coastline to see some of California’s most stunning beaches. Today's lunch stop will be at The Nook Santa Barbara, one of the city’s most beloved casual eateries located in the hip and trendy Funk District. The tour will wind down at some of the area’s best tasting rooms, Lafond Winery and Melville Tasting Room. Conclude your tour with a private transfer back to your Los Angeles hotel.

Accommodation: Chamberlain West Hollywood
Southern California - Los Angeles to San Diego Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara

Day 4: Los Angeles - San Diego

Meet your private driver-guide for a transfer to San Diego today, exploring Southern California’s coastal cities along the way. After departing Los Angeles, pass through beautiful Brentwood, home to many celebrities that want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Discover the pristine Pacific Palisades, tucked between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean as you cruise along the famous Pacific Coast Highway en route to Malibu and its iconic beaches. Make a stop at Santa Monica Pier to take in all the excitement surrounding this concession stand mecca and amusement park before heading downtown to the Third Street Promenade. Make your way south towards the famous Venice Beach to watch the talented street performers as you stroll along the boardwalk. Make a final stop at North America’s largest man-made small craft harbor, Marina del Ray, before getting back on the road to San Diego.

Accommodation: Hotel Indigo

Vibrant colors, a local-infused design aesthetic and thoughtful touches are found throughout Hotel Indigo, the ideal starting point for your exploration of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Evocative of the stylish-but-laid-back feel of San Diego, many of the hotel's over-sized guest rooms offer views of PETCO Park, downtown's historic buildings, and the energetic city just outside your door. The eco-friendly Hotel Indigo features the Level 9 Rooftop Bar, capturing the vibe that only the Gaslamp Quarter offers. Enjoy a delicious cocktail served with a stunning sunset over San Diego, or discover the real flavor of the city with a meal at 509 Table Bar & Kitchen. 

Southern California - Los Angeles to San Diego Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Malibu
Malibu
Southern California - Los Angeles to San Diego Tours 2020 - 2021 -  San Diego
San Diego

Day 5: San Diego

Your driver-guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to embark on your exploration of San Diego today. Start the morning in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, known for its vibrant atmosphere with dive bars and restaurants. Head over to Coronado Island to see the city skyline from a different perspective. Next, stop at Balboa Park to take in its stunning Spanish inspired architecture and reflecting pools. Your guide will also take you to the glittering town of La Jolla with its stunning cove and pristine beaches before heading back into the city to explore Little Italy. Make your way back to the water to discover San Diego Harbor and the mighty USS Midway, an historic naval aircraft carrier that now permanently resides in the harbor. Finally, wander through the Embarcadero, a waterfront park, before concluding your tour at your hotel.   

Accommodation: Hotel Indigo
Southern California - Los Angeles to San Diego Tours 2020 - 2021 -  La Jolla
La Jolla

Day 6: San Diego

Meet your private driver for a transfer to San Diego International Airport today. 

Accommodation: Depart ( )

 End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Chamberlain West Hollywood: Los Angeles

The Chamberlain West Hollywood is located just steps away from the famous Sunset Boulevard and has 115 newly redesigned suites that blends eclectic sensibility with relaxed sophistication, chic comfort and impeccable service. Guests of the hotel will enjoy a stylish for-guests-only restaurant and a glamorous rooftop terrace, made for sunning and savoring the city’s most breathtaking views. The Chamberlain is located on a quiet tree-lined street and offers a discreet oasis that’s still close to the best hot spots in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Nearby attractions include the Pacific Design Center, the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, West Hollywood Design District, The Grove and the Beverly Center.

Southern California - Los Angeles to San Diego Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Chamberlain West Hollywood
Chamberlain West Hollywood

Hotel Indigo: San Diego

Vibrant colors, a local-infused design aesthetic and thoughtful touches are found throughout Hotel Indigo, the ideal starting point for your exploration of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Evocative of the stylish-but-laid-back feel of San Diego, many of the hotel's over-sized guest rooms offer views of PETCO Park, downtown's historic buildings, and the energetic city just outside your door. The eco-friendly Hotel Indigo features the Level 9 Rooftop Bar, capturing the vibe that only the Gaslamp Quarter offers. Enjoy a delicious cocktail served with a stunning sunset over San Diego, or discover the real flavor of the city with a meal at 509 Table Bar & Kitchen. 

Southern California - Los Angeles to San Diego Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hotel Indigo
Hotel Indigo

Depart ( ): Global Location

 End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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