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California Couples Road Trip

Experience the best of California from the air, land, and sea on this ultimate luxury trip down the California Coast. Fly in a helicopter over stunning scenery, sample some of the best wines in the world, encounter whales and dolphins, ride horses in secluded vineyards, and more on this romantic itinerary through coastal California.

Itinerary

Day 1- San Francisco Arrival

Upon arriving at SFO, your private driver will greet you after customs and transfer you to Hotel Vitale, a beautiful waterfront boutique hotel. Located directly across from the historic Ferry Building Marketplace, Hotel Vitale offers guests luxurious rooms, daily breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness center, and spa. Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2- San Francisco City Tour and Alcatraz Evening Tour

Today, your local guide will meet you in your hotel lobby for a great overview tour of San Francisco. Stops during your urban adventure may include the awe-inspiring Golden Gate Suspension Bridge, the Cannery Shopping Center, Ghirardelli Square, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, Madam Tussauds, and the Aquarium of the Bay. After the tour, head back to your hotel to freshen up for your evening tour of Alcatraz Island, home to the world’s most infamous prison. Just down the street from your hotel, the Alcatraz Ferry terminal is a brisk walk or short taxi cab ride away. During the brief 15-minute ferry ride over to the island, enjoy unique views of the city skyline and famous Golden Gate Bridge. Disembark, and head inside the prison to collect your audio-guide and spend the next hour or two wandering past the same cells that once housed Al Capone and Machine-Gun Kelly. Peruse the gift shop before boarding your ferry back to the pier, where you can make your way back to your hotel by foot or by taxi, paid direct.

Day 3- Napa Valley

After breakfast, your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the famous California wine country! Accompanied by an expert driver and oenophile guide, you will visit three carefully selected and exclusive wineries and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch before returning to San Francisco.

Day 4- Eco-Rafting and Drive to Big Sur

In the morning, you will say goodbye to the Bay Area, and pick up your wheels for the next week as you road trip down the California Coast. Along the way, stop at Moss Landing where you will embark on a private eco-raft ocean safari! Soar through the water on an open boat and enjoy the opportunity to get up close and personal with whales, dolphins, otters, seals, and sea lions. Afterwards, continue along the coast to your next hotel, The Ventana Inn in Big Sur. Here you will enjoy breathtaking coastal views, modern guestrooms, daily breakfast, high-speed Internet access, and daily yoga or tai chi classes. Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the night at leisure.

Day 5- Hiking Big Sur

Today, go on a hiking tour of majestic Big Sur. Led by a naturalist guide, you will hike from land to sea to discover some of the most natural beauty the world has to offer. Visit secret waterfalls, search for California Grey Whales, eat a picnic lunch, and explore a forest filled with Monarch butterflies before returning to your resort.

Day 6- Drive to Santa Barbara

Depart Ventana Inn and continue the charming drive down the coast. You may stop to see massive seal colonies on secluded beaches and visit the famous Hearst Castle before arriving in Santa Barbara. Here you will stay at the Hotel Californian, an amazing hotel located steps from the beach that offers a rooftop pool, Turkish-inspired spa, daily breakfast, and WiFi.

Day 7- Santa Ynez Horseback Riding

Today you will experience the absolute beauty of Santa Ynez Valley on horseback. Saddle up and trot past idyllic scenery with unparalleled views. An expert guide will lead you through the most breathtaking ranches and vineyards in the area. After your ride, sample a glass of wine from one of the vineyards visited during your ride.

Day 8- Los Angeles Arrival and Helicopter

This morning, depart Santa Barbara and drive to Los Angeles, arriving at a heliport for an exhilarating private helicopter tour. Soar over LA’s most stunning attractions as you experience aerial views of the Hollywood Sign, downtown skyline, and pacific coast. After, drive to your hotel, Mr. C Beverly Hills. Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure. This evening your convertible will be picked up and you will have a driver for the remainder of your time in California. 

Day 9- Los Angeles City Tour

Today an expert local guide will pick you up from your hotel and bring you on a fantastic tour of Los Angeles! This customizable tour will include all of LA’s most popular attractions, as well as lesser-known local gems. You will stroll along the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame, marvel at celebrity mansions in Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, and more!

Day 10- Hollywood Movie Studio

Explore Warner Brother Studios’ iconic backlots and sound stages on a VIP tour. With actual filming happening all around you, this tour will give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the inner workings of a Hollywood studio. Enjoy a gourmet three-course lunch at a dining room where real producers, actors, writers, and studio executives meet to discuss their latest projects and top-secret scripts. Then visit the Prop Department to take an up-close look at authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter, Superman, and Batman films.

Day 11- Depart Los Angeles

After breakfast, return your rental car at LAX before boarding your return flight home.

Start your journey

Duration: 11 Days

Available: Year Round

From $7,675 Per Person

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Terms & Conditions Prices based on per person double/twin share. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offer is subject to availability. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. Bookings must be made direct with Concierge Traveller. Package cancellation fees apply. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Local city taxes may apply.

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