Tour OverviewWhat do Californians do when they need a quick, quiet getaway? They pack their loudest plaids for Palm Springs, their fluffiest towels for Santa Barbara, and their biggest bills for Beverly Hills. This laid back tour of Southern California explores these popular Golden State getaways and more, getting you closer to the sunny stretches of coastline, the golden age of Hollywood, and the smaller towns that truly shine. Visit the 18th-century mission in San Juan Capistrano, tour the Rat Pack's mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs, and taste today's perfectly aged reds and whites in the picturesque wine regions of Temecula and Paso Robles (featured in the cult classic wine movie Sideways). You'll also feel the wind in your hair on a Jeep tour through Joshua Tree National Park, the sand in your toes along San Diego's 70 miles of beaches, and your inner movie star emerge as you strut down Rodeo Drive.
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Day 1 ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES/BEVERLY HILLS Welcome to L.A.! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2 BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS Guided sightseeing includes Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Free time this evening. (B)
Day 3 BEVERLY HILLS–SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO–CORONADO SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Visit Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano with a Local Guide followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to the San Diego resort community of Coronado.CORONADO Free time this evening. (B,L)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Coronado with dinner at the historic Hotel del Coronado. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 4 CORONADO. EXCURSION TO SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO Sightseeing tour includes Coronado Island, the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, and a walking tour of Balboa Park with a Local Guide. Lunch and a margarita tasting at an Old Town restaurant. Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 5 CORONADO–TEMECULA–PALM SPRINGS–PALM DESERT TEMECULA Wine tasting at a local vineyard.PALM SPRINGS Sightseeing with a Local Guide.PALM DESERT Free time this evening. (B)
Day 6 PALM DESERT. EXCURSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK 4-wheel-drive Jeep tour.PALM DESERT Free time this evening. (B)
Day 7 PALM DESERT–PASO ROBLES PALM DESERT Scenic drive through the fertile valley to Paso Robles.PASO ROBLES Special dinner and wine tasting at the resort. (B,D)
Day 8 PASO ROBLES–PISMO BEACH–SANTA BARBARA PASO ROBLES Free time this morning. Scenic drive to Pismo Beach.PISMO BEACH Free time followed by scenic drive to Santa Barbara.SANTA BARBARA Free time this evening. (B)
Day 9 SANTA BARBARA SANTA BARBARA Sightseeing includes a visit to the Botanical Gardens with a Local Guide. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)
Day 10 SANTA BARBARA–LOS ANGELES SANTA BARBARA Morning drive to Los Angeles.LOS ANGELES Your vacation ends at Los Angeles International Airport. Schedule departing flights after 1 pm. (B)
Tour Dates & Pricing
- Tuesday May 3rd, 2022 - Thursday May 12th, 2022
- Tuesday May 10th, 2022 - Thursday May 19th, 2022
- Tuesday May 31st, 2022 - Thursday June 9th, 2022
- Tuesday June 7th, 2022 - Thursday June 16th, 2022
- Tuesday September 13th, 2022 - Thursday September 22nd, 2022
- Tuesday September 20th, 2022 - Thursday September 29th, 2022