California Dreaming

San Francisco to San Diego, Carmel to Monterey, head out on the highway to the beaches and the bays. Spend 16 days California dreaming while taking in the many city attractions of San Francisco, the quaint village life of Carmel, rolling vineyards of Santa Barbara, starry attractions of Hollywood and laidback atmosphere of Rancho Santa Fe. With no shortage of stunning scenery, arts and culture and not to mention wonderful activities on land and at sea, this unforgettable tour has it all.

Number of days Prices from The itinerary includes

16 Days

15 nights / 16 days – from £4,110

Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a Standard Room including economy flights from London.

  • Itinerary starts in San Francisco and ends in San Diego
  • Private airport transfer on arrival in San Francisco
  • Hotel accommodation as detailed below
  • Intermediate 4-door car hire with Alamo including insurance and satellite navigation system for 13 days
  • Days 1 to 3

    San Francisco

    After arriving at San Francisco International Airport a private transfer will take you to The Argonaut for a 3 night stay. Spend the following days exploring the city and its famous attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street. Hop on a cable car to Pier 39 and sample San Francisco’s finest waterfront dining.

  • Days 4 and 5


    Driving Distance : 129 miles / approx. 2 hrs 15 mins

    After collecting your rental car, head off down the coast and arrive at the Carmel Valley Ranch for a 2 night stay. Wander around Carmel village with its unique boutiques and quaint shops, go wine tasting in the vineyards, visit the many art galleries or the nearby Monterey Bay Aquarium and be sure to journey along the famous 17-mile drive.

  • Day 6

    Pismo Beach

    Driving Distance : 150 miles / approx. 2 hrs 20 mins

    Venture along the Pacific Coast Highway until you reach Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa for an overnight stay. Visit Hearst Castle en route or perhaps the Monarch Butterfly Grove located just south of Pismo Beach. The beaches in this area are great for kayaking and surfing.