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

3 days
About this activity
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.

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  • 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)
Not included
  • Return transport to San Francisco
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • Travelers must be able to walk 4 blocks
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Shanu S
5 | 2019-09-09

Have no words for this beyond superrr experience!! Everything was just perfect ! From our tour guide Adam to alll the beautiful spots we stopped at ! Adam made sure everyone was most comfortable ... n had the best time of their lives ! I loved the 17 th mile drive ...Carmel .. the drive to Santa Barbara thru Big Sur was truly wonderful ... Adam made sure we didn’t miss a thing he stopped at all the spots to take pictures etc .. Both the hotels in Monetary and Cambria were really Niceee!! Adam had already checked us into the hotel before we reached there tooo smooth I must say ! Our train from Santa Barbara to LA was also prebooked by Adam and in our mailbox well in advance !! Kudos to Adam he made it a totally unforgettable experience for us ! It was a small group tour and we were only 5 of us !! It felt like we had hire our own private vehicle!!! Thank you Adam n thank you Viator! I would totally recommend this trip to one and allll

Thomas W
5 | 2018-09-11

We had very nice scenery along the coast of California The 17 mile drive provided many photo opportunities we enjoyed the aquarium and frequent photo opportunities. Pebble beach golf course was enjoyable Kelly the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history along the coast We upgraded to the higher hotel and was worth every penny

5 | 2018-04-06

The date of our trip was actually amended to 10 january 2018....my sister and I 2 old birds from Australia would highly recommend this trip ..Mark was brilliant .He looked after us and nothing was too much trouble......He made sure we didnt miss anything and the scenery was amazing......our luggage miraculously appeared in our hotel room and we enjoyed every minute of it......to experience walking down to the 18th green at Pebble Beach golf club and to see the sea lions basking on the beach in their protected sanctuary plus Hearst Castle and the magnificent Aquarium were all excellent..Great scenery ,good food and good accommodation made all the better with Marks expertise and great knowledge of the area.

Debby H
5 | 2018-02-07

My husband and I had a fantastic tour down the coast of California. Adam, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. The scenery was beautiful and we got to see unexpected sights like a redwood forest and elephant seals nursing their babies. I would highly recommend this tour.

Diana Ashley K
3 | 2018-01-16

The road journey was well planned and arranged. Tour guide took the extra effort to help us with the check-ins. Only set back is most of the small towns that we stopped over could have slightly more than 1hr to explore. Half of the time we need to be checking o watches to make sure we don't miss our time. Lucky to book the tour during winter that from a group tour became a private tour. Overall everything was great, the hotel accommodations were pleasant and decent. Only one suggestion, for the train ride from Santa Barbara to LA, the tour guide should have booked the train tickets online in advance and reserve the business class seat, considering that we paid premium for the entire tour. We had unreserved seats and was forced to stand till like 3 stops later and struggled fighting for luggage spots with others. And, if possible to have food arrangement or at least have arrangements with certain number of restaurants to give us extra discount when dine in using the tour promo code?

5 | 2017-11-27

What a great surprise when our tour operator pulled up at our hotel and we were greeted with what was a three day personal tour just the two of us and the guide for this wonderful tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the areas we traveled.

Frank A
4 | 2017-10-30

Thoroughly enjoyable scenery and sights, good accommodation etc. However the guide Mark did not give us much information about the areas we were travelling through which was disappointing.. Also it was a 12 seat bus and although he had a strong clear voice, we could not hear him down the back of the bus so therefore missed out on things. We suggested using a microphone as other guides do.

Peter E
5 | 2017-10-01

We were very happy with the quality of the tour we went on and we were given an excellent insight to all of the main points on the coast road. We found the stopover points to be well timed and the places that we visited of high quality. We found Mark our guide to be exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable. He was extremely courteous and very well informed. We highly recommend this tour to any prospective person who wants to see the coast road without driving themselves. Peter and Lynley Elder- New Zealand

Niall M
4 | 2017-09-25

Mark , Our driver, chauffeur and all you could ask in a guide was exceptional. My wife and I were the only ones on the tour, which made it extra special and allowed us to stop longer where we wanted and enjoy the moment..We would arrive at our destination and go on the tour arranged or just simply enjoy the surroundings and when we checked into our hotel , Mark had already had our bags taken to our room. Mark made us feel very welcome from the very first morning to the last day arranging our bags on the train to La. The only thing would be the Hotel in Camberia , which was very nice and comfortable, was a little away from restaurants , when you don't have transport. But all in all a very enjoyable trip and again many thanks to Mark for all the stories and been such a superb host. Niall and patricia

Vinayathan R
3 | 2017-09-03

The drive was very smooth as Mark Olson did a very good job in driving but he is not an experienced tour guide in explaining about interesting places.Stay in Cambria Blue Bird Inn not pleasent as the breakfast starts at 7.30 AM Very cold and merely two items.There is no Coffee maker in the room and when requested i was given a one that was not working . All three days one person was occupying the seat next to the driver which is a good position for taking photographs.The driver should have atleast noted this and should have advised the occupants to rotate the seats.

Maureen W
5 | 2017-05-30

This was the high light of our trip. We were looking forward so much to it and we were not disappointed We did this trip in March 2017 as we wanted a relaxed trip with a small group and not drive ourselves We'll we hit the jackpot We had a private tour with Kelly and she was amazing nothing was a trouble and plenty of spare time to enjoy Unfortunately we couldn't go by Big Sur due to landslides but that didn't matter as we saw so much If you can afford the superior accommodation I can thoroughly recommend it, especially Spin Drift in Monterey a boutique hotel which is a little treasure not to be missed What more can I say if you have the time this is definitely a trip not to be missed

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