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3-Day California Coast Tour: San Francisco to Los Angeles provided by Explore California

3-Day California Coast Tour: San Francisco to Los Angeles

3-Day California Coast Tour: San Francisco to Los Angeles
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About
Visit one of the most beautiful stretches of the California coastline, from San Francisco to Los Angeles, on this road trip tour along the coastal highway. Visit charming NorCal cities such as Santa Cruz and Monterey, travel through the oft-photographed Big Sur coast, visit the Danish-American settlement of Solvang, and spend time in chic Santa Barbara, finishing your tour up in LA.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • One-way transfer tour, perfect for those who want to visit both SF and LA
  • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast are included in the price of the tour
  • Flexible pricing, with two levels of accommodation available
  • A professional guide escorts you along the California Coast
What to expect
  • On your 3-day trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, enjoy free time in each city you visit. Flexible daily itineraries let you explore at your own pace, and admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a guided tour of Hearst Castle are included. Your guide will offer interesting and informative commentary throughout your trip about local history, culture and architecture. Choose between Comfort and Superior accommodation types.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • One-way transfer tour, perfect for those who want to visit both SF and LA
  • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast are included in the price of the tour
  • Flexible pricing, with two levels of accommodation available
  • A professional guide escorts you along the California Coast
What to expect
  • On your 3-day trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, enjoy free time in each city you visit. Flexible daily itineraries let you explore at your own pace, and admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a guided tour of Hearst Castle are included. Your guide will offer interesting and informative commentary throughout your trip about local history, culture and architecture. Choose between Comfort and Superior accommodation types.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5853COAST3DAY
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup in San Francisco
  • One-way transport from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by 12-passenger van
  • 2 nights of accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Exclusions
  • Return transport to San Francisco
  • Gratuities
Duration
3 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up anywhere in SF - just let us know where to meet you!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Weather can be colder along the coast. Please dress warmly or in layers
  • No children under 12 years old permitted
  • Pricing is per person based on occupancy
  • Luggage is restricted to 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
  • Tour is available in English, French and Spanish. Please advise at time of booking if you would like a specific language.
  • This is a ONE-WAY trip and does not include return transport to San Francisco. You may return with the tour company for a USD $60 fee, payable directly to the tour operator. It is a direct 6-hour drive by van
  • Please note: Hotel accommodation subject to change
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Travelers must be able to walk 4 blocks
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup in San Francisco
  • One-way transport from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by 12-passenger van
  • 2 nights of accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Exclusions
  • Return transport to San Francisco
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick up anywhere in SF - just let us know where to meet you!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Weather can be colder along the coast. Please dress warmly or in layers
  • No children under 12 years old permitted
  • Pricing is per person based on occupancy
  • Luggage is restricted to 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
  • Tour is available in English, French and Spanish. Please advise at time of booking if you would like a specific language.
  • This is a ONE-WAY trip and does not include return transport to San Francisco. You may return with the tour company for a USD $60 fee, payable directly to the tour operator. It is a direct 6-hour drive by van
  • Please note: Hotel accommodation subject to change
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Travelers must be able to walk 4 blocks
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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Lisa070660
Melbourne, Australia193 contributions
Friendly, Relaxed and Flexible
If you are looking for a small, friendly and flexible tour down the coast then this is definitely the tour to take. Adam was a terrific guide and nothing appeared to be too much trouble with every detail thought out in advance. I did this tour solo and stayed in the basic accommodation - no issues at all, clean & comfortable and always in a great location. Due to my schedule I returned to SF with driver rather than going on to Santa Barbara. Highlights were the scenic coastline and Hearst Castle (definitely want to go back & do every tour available). Thank you Adam for a great trip !
Written 28 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lynda W
7 contributions
Short but great
We wanted to see a little bit of the Californian coastline after a few days spent in San Francisco but didn't have a lot of time to do it.
Most tours run for 6 days or so but Explore California really fitted the bill, allowing us to visit truly beautiful towns such as Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel and Solvang on a 2-night/3 day bus tour. It also included 17-mile drive, the Big Sur and Hearst Castle . So, it packed in a lot.
We took advantage of the option to drive back up from Solvang to San Francisco with our driver and guide, Kelly, rather go on to Los Angeles via Santa Barbara. In fact, this flexibility is why we booked.

The tour was everything we had hoped it would be. Kelly was a friendly, informative guide but we also had plenty of time to explore on our own. The bus was comfortable. The hotels on the Comfort Plus option were really well-chosen.
All in all, we would highly recommend this very friendly company for those, like us, who wanted to see a little of the area and for those who want a spectacular and stress-free way of getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles without spending the best part of a week doing it.
Written 19 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Juliet P
2 contributions
Amazing!
Oct 2019
I took the 3-day California tour with Adam. The trip was wonderful and very well coordinated. Adam was very knowledgeable of the area and answered all of the questions I had. Also, he followed a schedule that allowed us to see different, cute towns, the Monterrey aquarium, and the Heart Castle. My highlights from the trip were the drive across the Big Sur coast and Pebble Beach. The views are breathtaking, I would definitely go back to these places. I really enjoyed every place we stopped. Big thumbs up to Adam and Explore California for being the only company in California that offers this wonderful tour. You won't regret it!!
Written 12 October 2019
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Lina S
jakarta10 contributions
nice view
Nov 2018
along the way san francisco to Los Angeles, many nice place got nice view. have beach with good scinere, and have europe town
Written 12 October 2019
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dorry m
Pimpama, Australia84 contributions
beautiful
Sep 2019
We recently took the trip down the coast with Kelly . this 2+ day trip from San Francisco to Santa Barbra is excellent for those who do not wish to drive,this way you are free to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. This is not a cheap trip but you are basically getting chauffeur driven down the coast. We were lucky enough to have the whole vehicle to just the two of us. The Monterey aquarium is included and Hearst castle both nights accommodation and your return to Los Angeles by train from Santa Barbra we opted to take the airport bus which did not allow us enough time to see Santa Barbra and by 11 on day 3 our tour was over , so this may not be such a good option for others choosing this tour. Kelly who was our guide was happy a great driver and new all the points of interest to stop and show us . She was very knowledgeable on the areas we passed.Some areas I felt were a bit rushed and I would have prefered some extra time at Hearst Castle.I felt for what we paid it was great value however if there were 8 people I would not have thought that.I would highly recommend this trip if there was just the two of you or 4 maximum.
Written 4 October 2019
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Josie K
1 contribution
Great trip!!
Sep 2019
We had a wonderful experience on this tour with Adam as our host and would highly recommend it. The tour is well organised and Adam was extremely helpful. We chose this tour as a way of experiencing a drive we would not tackle ourselves. I think the highlight for my sister-in-law and myself was Hearst Castle and the Monterey Aquarium. Also Solvang was a lovely little town well worth the visit. As we drove straight back to San Francisco Adam was very helpful regarding our plans for our remaining stay in San Francisco. Thanks once again.
Written 29 September 2019
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Folusho F
2 contributions
A fantastic tour along the coast
Sep 2019 • Friends
This was an exceptional tour with Adam being a lovely host who imparted loads of great information. We went on a private tour and found we had great amounts of flexibility- one of our party is disabled but Adam made sure to account for this. And of course the coast itself was stunning! I highly recommend this experience 😊
Written 21 September 2019
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MoragW
1 contribution
Wonderful trip!! 😀
Sep 2019
Just back in Scotland after a great first time trip to California. Made even better by our experience with Adam driving Highway 1. An extremely well organised, informative and fun three days in good company. Would recommend this tour to anyone.
Written 21 September 2019
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Brian L
7 contributions
San Francisco to Santa Barbara trip
Aug 2019 • Couples
I have to say our driver, Adam was Absolutely amazing his knowledge of everything and every place we stopped at was and absolutely amazing. He was always very Polite and helpful and was interested to here what we have experienced in our time in the USA. I would recommend this trip to anybody who loves to see in the country and the coast line of California
Written 9 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elle B
3 contributions
SF to LA coast tour
Apr 2019 • Solo
Amazing way to see the coast! All the trip details were taken care of in advance. Completely hassle, worry free. Great tips and info from the tour guide along the way. Would recommend to anyone and everyone!
Written 15 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Carol & Teresa Californian Dream
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The best road trip ever!
We wanted to take our 15 year old twins on a road trip between San Francisco and LA. We worked with Explore Califor
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Our Ultimate Road Trip
We are from California, but never have gotten to visit California properly in decades. Then we had a family event
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If you can't or don't want to drive the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles yourself, then this is the way to d
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3-Day San Francisco to Los Angeles Trip via Pacific Coast
From 23-25 October 2016 travelled from San Francisco to LA via Santa Barbara. Our driver/guide was Mark who was suc
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LA to Santa Barbara
My friend and I (both mature females) did the trip with Mark from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara along the coastal ro
DSCNz
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A great way to see the Coast
We recently had the wonderful experience of being driven down the coast from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by our
Ann6712
Ann6712
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Recommended!
We were thoroughly impressed with both Kelly, who handled our booking, and Adam who drove us from San Francisco to
LEE S
LEE S
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Way to go (if you don't drive yourself)
We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour (we were the only two) from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Mark our Driver/
CeliaBPMartins
CeliaBPMartins
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A very good way to enjoy magnificent views!!!
It was a great experience! Kelly did a great job driving us safely from San Francisco to Santa Barbara through High
deemarie64
deemarie64
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Nice tour but lacked a number of things for the over-priced event
Glad to see that the other reviews were very pleased. Perhaps, it was just our tour that lacked. The positive is th
JReitman
JReitman
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Terrificc
As a former Californian who never visited the Pacific Coast Highway north of LA I was treated to a dynamic tour. My
Karyn D
Karyn D
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The Desert, the Coast, and the Mountains. Ticked all the boxes.
We are an Aussie couple who originally planned to hire a vehicle to do the coast run from LA to San Francisco, and
Poppy_cz
Poppy_cz
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A trip to remember
I don't drive but I want to take a road trip from SF down to LA, so choosing this tour is a very easy decision. And
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