Covering Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Palm Springs and the glorious Pacific Coast Highway, the golden state of California never disappoints. In fact it's hard to imagine a more diverse and fascinating state, and it’s this diversity that makes it the perfect holiday choice.
Wake up to waves lapping the shore and then find yourself halfway up a mountain taking in stunning alpine views by the afternoon. And don't forget all the amazing places and sights that come to life, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Hollywood Boulevard with a few quaint seaside towns thrown in along the way.
Los AngelesFrom seeing the sights of Hollywood to checking out Universal Studios, Los Angeles has a lot to offer. Whether you’re heading there for the beach vibes of Santa Monica and Malibu, the glitz and glam of Hollywood or the fabulous film studios, make sure you get the location of your hotel spot on - it’s a spread out city and you want to be in the right place.
San FranciscoIf you’re taking the California coastal drive (which you really should), start in San Francisco and spend a few days there before you leave. You won’t need a car in the city, so explore on foot and take in the unique personality of each neighbourhood.
You can also head to Napa Valley from San Francisco, where you can enjoy wine tasting with a guided tour or on the wine train.
San Diego is much more than a beach destination and it has a lot to offer, including many key attractions. Stay in the downtown quarter where much of what you’ll want to see and do is within walking distance, or stay along the water for a beautiful sea view.
Whilst you’re there you can visit the San Diego Zoo, enjoy a family day out at Legoland, take a bike tour and practice your surfing skills.
Palm SpringsGiving you the best of both worlds, Palm Springs offers stunning desert views, with everything you might want from a city. Here you can shop until you drop, enjoy a round of golf, relax at the spa and stay in your choice of incredible hotels.
Not forgetting of course, the desert hot springs where you can enjoy a soak in natural hot mineral water.
The Pacific Coast Highway - Route 1
One our most popular holidays is the scenic drive down the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to L.A. Roof down, the wind in your hair, shades on and The Beach Boys on the radio...isnt that living the California dream? Call in to Monterey and Carmel - maybe catcha glimpse of former mayor, Clint Eastwood!
The National ParksYosemite, Death Valley and Joshua Tree are just some of California’s incredible national parks, and if you’re heading to the golden state you must take the time to see the natural beauty they behold. Whilst Yosemite is a favourite of ours, there’s many more on offer depending on what you’re looking for, such as hiking, canyons, wilderness, lakes and more.
Book with Bon Voyage and you'll benefit from our decades of tailor-made California holiday planning experience. We’ve explored every nook and cranny of this fabulous state and we’re here to help you make the most of your Californian adventure. Get in touch to start planning your dream trip.
California Coastal Cool
Grand West Tour
The Best of the West
California & Arizona - Small & Friendly Hotels
California Family Fun Adventure - As featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
California Magic- An Independent Rail Tour
Coastal California & The Wine Country
Northern California - The Great Outdoors
Yosemite Escape - 3 Day Camping Adventure
The Pacific Coast Explorer
America's Canyon Country
Pacific Coast Highway Self-Ride Motorcycle Tour
California Coast and Heavenly Hawaii
USA Rail Holiday -The California Zephyr
Northern California & Awesome Oregon
USA Rail Holiday - The Northern Explorer
USA Rail Holiday - Coast Starlight
Route 66 - The Mother Road
Wild West Motorcycle Tour™ - 16 Day Guided Tour
Orlando, Las Vegas and San Francisco
Wild West Guided Motorcycle Tour II™
The Californian - Trafalgar Escorted Tour
Northern California Culinary Delight
The Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Kauai plus San Francisco
Pre-Planned Motorhome Holiday to California, Utah and Nevada
California Dreaming - Motorhome Holiday
Las Vegas and San Francisco Holidays - Two Centre (Luxury)
New York, Los Angeles and Miami
Western Highlights 1 - Self-Ride Motorcycle Tour
Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes - California Wildnerness Escape
Northern California - Trafalgar Escorted Holiday
Yosemite & Sequoia: John Muir's California - A Tauck Escorted Tour
Southwest II Self-Ride Motorcycle Tour
Route 66 - Shorter Eleven Night Holiday
San Francisco Self-Ride Motorcycle Tour
Route 66 - Three Week Extended Road Trip
Route 33 Fly-Drive Holiday
California's Gold Coast - A Tauck Escorted Tour
National Parks Tour Of The West - Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona
Water, Wine & Wilderness!
Around the USA in 88 Days!
Pacific Coast Highway Seattle to Los Angeles - 15 Day Guided Motorcycle Tour
San Francisco and Wine Country Delights - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour
Adventures in the Wild Northwest - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour
Route 66 West Guided 9 day Motorcycle Tour
California's Great National Parks - Trafalgar Escorted Holiday
Route 66 Wild West 8 Day Guided Motorcycle Tour
Western Discoverer - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour
The Ultimate American Road Trip - Coast to Coast by Motorbike or Car
Coastal California with Yosemite National Park - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour
San Andreas Fault Adventure
Civic Musical Road
Channel Islands National Park
Elvis Honeymoon Hidewaway and Home
Surf City Nights
Whale Watching on the California Coast
Cloud Climbers Jeep and Wine Tours
California Academy of Sciences
Malibu Celebrity Tours
Explore Surf City on a Segway!
Great White Shark Cage Diving Off The Coast Of California
California Beaches Day Trip from Los Angeles
Palm Springs Architecture-Modernism Week
California Coast Day Trip from Los Angeles
San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles
Explore Los Angeles in a classic Cadillac
California Wine Country
Helicopter and Wine Country Tour with lunch
Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour
World of Colour at Disney's California Adventure Park
Frank Sinatra's Palm Springs
Yosemite Escape 3-Day Camping Tour
Running Tours of San Francisco
Yosemite National Park
Bike and Roll- Across The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Doubler decker open bus tour PLUS Alcatraz
Catalina Island Day Trip
Celebrity Homes Helicopter Tour
CitySightseeing Hollywood Tour
Deluxe Night Tour
Deluxe Champagne Flight and Tour
Movie Star Home and L.A. shopping Extravaganza
The San Francisco Music Scene
Los Angeles by Night
San Diego City Tour & Tijuana Mexico
L. A. Beaches Helicopter Tour
L.A. and Hollywood Experience
Knott's Berry Farm with Free Transportation
Hollywood Walk Of Fame CityPass
Grand Tour of L.A.
GO San Francisco Card
GO San Diego Card
GO Los Angeles Card
Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience
Disneyland Resort Character Meals
The O.C. Experience
San Francisco Sightseeing - Downtown Loop Tour
San Francisco Sightseeing - Golden Gate Loop
San Francisco Sightseeing - Night Loop Tour
SeaWorld San Diego with FREE Transportation
Chinatown and San Francisco Walking Tour by Night
Deluxe City Highlights Tour with Bay Cruise
Double Decker All Loops Tour plus Alcatraz
GoCar Golden Gate Bridge Tour
Helicopter plus Sunset Dinner
Helicopter Ride and Afternoon in Sausalito incl. lunch
Hop Around the City Tour
Monterey and Carmel
Mr SFs Insider Guide Tour
Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour
San Francisco Full Day GoCar Tour
San Francisco by Night Tour
San Francisco CityPass
Taste of San Francisco
San Francisco Trolley Hop with Bay Cruise
Yosemite National Park Tour
Needles, Route 66 - California
California Route 66 Museum, Route 66 - California
San Bernardino, Route 66 - California
End of Route 66, Santa Monica - California
Destination - California and Route 66
Hogwarts Comes to Hollywood
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford