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California Honeymoon

San Francisco, Napa, Big Sur, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles

From £5600 per person in low season
From £7500 per person in high season

based on 14 nights inc. flights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Accommodation

  • Car rental

  • Private Hollywood Hills Hike

  • Napa Valley Sip and Cycle Experience

  • Breakfast in at the Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara

  • Private transfer on arrival

Price based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Fantastic for summer time or for Easter and early Autumn for best value and less crowds

  • Drive the iconic Pacific Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles

  • Romantic and luxurious accommodation throughout

  • From a Ford Mustang to a Jeep Wrangler we can help you chose your perfect drive

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California is a year-round destination. During the summer, between June and September when many other long-haul destinations are best avoided due to the weather, California is at its peak and is fabulous for enjoying the beaches, alfresco dinners and attending festivals such as Santa Barbara's wine festival. In San Francisco some warm clothes are always needed as thick summer fog can make the region surprisingly cold at night. September and October Fall time is also a fantastic time to visit, when the crowds have gone and California sees some its sunniest days during its Indian Summer.

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Insider's View

If you are not the type of couple to laze on the beach, then why do that on your honeymoon? A California road-trip provides the perfect balance of action and indulgence. Why not add in Yosemite National Park or the alpine lake of Tahoe for an extra dose of adventure.

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8245 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Collect your Ford Mustang, let the roof down and drive the iconic Pacific Highway from hip San Francisco to star-studded Los Angeles. Explore rolling vineyards, Pacific surf beaches and chic coastal towns on the ultimate honeymoon road-trip.

  1. Days 1-4: San Francisco

    Your first stop is the eclectic city of San Francisco, with its hip neighbourhoods, great restaurants, and palpable sense of history, it's made for exploring. Explore the colourful counter-culture of Mission District or Haight-Ashbury, have a great meal in Chinatown, and enjoy fresh Oysters in the Ferry Building down by Fisherman’s Wharf. The next day, rent a bicycle and cross the Golden Gate Bridge to picturesque Sausalito. Enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking the bay and wander the boutique shops with an ice cream in hand. You may also enjoy a fascinating visit to Alcatraz Island, an infamous prison once home to notorious criminals. 

    Accommodation: Hotel Vitale (3 nights)

  2. Days 4-7: Napa Valley

    After your final night in San Francisco, collect your Ford Mustang, put the roof down and cruise along the highway to Napa Valley, California's much celebrated wine destination. Boasting rolling vineyards, the scenery here is just as gorgeous as the wine. We have included a Sip & Cycle Experience so you can spend a day cycling through the vineyards and wine tasting. Or alternatively you can take it all in from the air with a dawn hot air balloon ride followed by a champagne brunch. We can also assist with making reservations for you at the top restaurants in town, including the infamous Michelin starred French Laundry. 

    Accommodation: North Block Hotel (3 nights)

  3. Days 7-9: Big Sur

    Then it's onto one of America's most iconic drives along the Pacific Highway One; the road hugs the contours of the coastline with boundless Pacific horizons and views of the crashing surf. To truly appreciate the romance of rugged Big Sur, we recommend two nights in the spectacular Ventana Big Sur, a beautiful property overlooking the wild and untamed California coastline, offering unparalleled service and luxurious guestrooms; perfect for a romantic getaway.

    Accommodation: Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort (2 nights)

  4. Days 9-12: Santa Barbara

    After two relaxing nights here, continue your drive down the Pacific Highway, pass the iconic McWay Falls and sweeping Morro Bay. Along the way, you'll uncover hidden beaches and coves, crashing waterfalls and quaint coastal towns with seafood shacks serving the freshest catch. 

    Arrive in Santa Barbara, a chic Southern California town with a strong Spanish influence. Waving palm trees, bobbing boats in the harbour and Spanish colonial architecture will greet you as you drive in through the town. The beautiful Belmond El Encanto is utterly romantic, with private cottages dotted among tropical gardens and an infinity pool with ocean views as far as the eye can see. Borrow electric bikes to effortlessly explore downtown boutiques and urban wine tasting rooms or take the house car into town to dine at the town’s romantic restaurants.

    Accommodation: Belmond El Encanto (3 nights)

  5. Days 12-15: Los Angeles

    End your honeymoon on a high in the City of Angels. Packed with celebrities, take a movie star home tour, visit the Chinese Theatre or head to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. You may also be visiting during baseball season, and cheering on the dodgers makes for a great night out. We can arrange many different tours to ensure you make the most of your time here; we have included a private guided hike to the Hollywood Sign or you can stargaze at the Griffith Observatory or spend the day relaxing at the beach in Santa Monica, the perfect way to end your romantic holiday in California.

    Accommodation: Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills (3 nights)

Experiences

  • Catch a Baseball Game

    Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy the ballpark; it's an experience so quintessentially American. Chow down on dogs and beer, hear the barrel organ fire up the crowd and cry "Outta Sight" as a 'homer' is hit.

  • Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito

    Hire a bike and cycle over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge from Fisherman's Wharf to charming Sausalito, perched on the hillside between the Bay and the Marin Headlands, or for the really energetic keep pedalling to Tiburon for lunch at Sam's!

  • Essential Los Angeles

    Take in all of LA's key sights on this all-encompassing tour of the city's highlights, including places which are popular with both visitors and locals. Explore Hollywood, Museum Square and ritzy Rodeo Drive, keeping an eye out for celebrity homes.

  • Explore Alcatraz Island

    Yes it’s touristy, but it’s hard not to be excited as you ride across the choppy waters of San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. Along with a historical prison tour, Alcatraz offers a working lighthouse, tide pools, a fort, gardens and epic city views.

  • Hollywood Hills Private Hiking Tour

    Go hiking in Hollywood Hills with a private guide. Be starstruck by the Hollywood sign, explore the Griffith Observatory and be inspired by beautiful views of the City of Angels, from the skyscrapers to Beverly Hills and beyond.

  • San Francisco Private Food Tour

    This private tour is an unique, behind the scenes tour of San Francisco's most fabulous and authentic dining experiences where with an expert's guidance you will discover local cuisine and explore San Francisco along the way.

  • Santa Monica Farmers' Markets

    There is nothing like wandering the aisles of the four Santa Monica Farmers' Markets. The textures, the smells and the colours – it's no wonder so many of L.A.'s top chefs choose to buy their produce and other seasonal favourites there.

  • The Golden Age of Hollywood

    Remember classic Hollywood on this tour of Los Angeles' essential sights, taking in the history of cinema as you learn about the golden age with all its glamour.

  • Wine Tasting In Napa

    Napa produces some of the world’s most notable new world wines, and spending time in the Napa Valley, the Russian River Valley and Sonoma is very rewarding for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

Location

San Francisco, Napa, Big Sur, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles

Speak to our specialists 020 3993 8860

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8245 to start planning your holiday.

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