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Hit the open road and experience the state’s remarkable natural wonders on a California tour

California is one of our most popular touring destinations in the USA. Its awesome landscapes and eclectic cities are easily combined on either a tailor-made self-drive or an escorted tour. All of our featured California group tours are run by our partner, Insight Vacations or as part of their exclusive Luxury Gold range. Their journeys are full of exclusive experiences and are led by hugely knowledgeable Travelling Directors or a Travelling Concierge. They are also a really sociable experience as you’ll be travelling with like-minded people.

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Best of California with Insight Vacations

California here we come. From the unique mix of modernity and bohemian influence in San Francisco, the rugged beauty of Yosemite, the idyllic charms of Monterey and Santa Barbara, to the lights of Los...

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Great Western American Adventure with Insight Vacations

From glorious cities to wine country, dramatic canyons and coastal towns, this 15 day trip allows you to see the highlights of America's West in a concise but enriching manner. Along the way you'll di...

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California Dreaming self-drive

Journey from north to south through the Golden State, travelling through the Central Valley and along the coast to sun-kissed Southern California.

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California’s Classic Ocean Self-drive

California’s coast-hugging Pacific Highway is the road of self-driving daydreams. Picture yourself winding along the coastal road with the Pacific to one side of you and mountains to the other.

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Sun & Safari

Combine the USA’s glitziest cities with a thrilling South Africa safari. This round-the-world itinerary whisks you from the sunny sands of Florida and California to cosmopolitan Cape Town, via Hawaii ...

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California & New Zealand Self-Drive

Discover some of the world's best drives, with roads trips around California’s beaches and big-sky national parks, and New Zealand’s glaciers and geothermal wonderlands.

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So-Cal & Arizona Desert Drive self-drive

Southern California and the cities of Arizona combine to make an incredible desert adveture. Travel from sun-kissed San Diego through to Palm Springs, an oasis in the Coachella Valley. You'll then cro...

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Grand Journey of America's West with Insight Vacations

From a mix of glamour and bohemian charms in San Francisco, to the lush landscapes of the Sierras, this unique trip takes you on an eclectic journey through the heart of America's West. A combination ...

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Southern California Self-Drive

Set off on a self-drive that takes in the best of sun-kissed SoCal. Start in oceanfront Santa Monica with its tourist-hotspot-meets-local-neighbourhood vibe, spend a couple of days relaxing in the de...

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Taste the West self-drive

This luxe self-drive ticks off California’s headline highlights including its trio of coastal cities, the world-famous Pacific Coast Highway and its mountain and desert parks.

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Western Impressions self-drive

Explore the heart of the southwest on this self-drive itinerary which takes in the cities, canyons, mountains and deserts of California, Arizona and Nevada.

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