Nowhere maybe more encapsulates the American Dream than California. But dig beyond the sun, surf and Hollywood stars, and you'll find an extraordinary wealth of reasons to visit. Explore the neighbourhood communities of San Francisco, ride a Harley Davidson down Big Sur, savour Californian cuisine in the Spanish mission town of Santa Barbara, and shop with Tinseltown’s finest on Rodeo Drive.
California may well conjure up visions of Hollywood stars and tanned surfers, dotcom millionaires and tree-hugging communities, but that’s just the surface. We’ll help you dig a little deeper to uncover the secret jewels and amazing contrasts of America’s Golden State. Away from the coast, search out fantastic biodynamic wines among the sun-honeyed wineries of Napa and Sonoma, go trekking from waterfall to waterfall in the High Sierra, feel small among groves of giant redwoods and sequoias, and relax by hot springs in fabulous desert resorts. California truly has something for everyone.
Pendry West Hollywood
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
SynopsisSophisticated and playful in equal measure, this hotel is the epitome of laid-back California cool with a prime location on West Hollywood’s iconic Sunset Boulevard.
Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley, Monterey and Carmel, California, United States of America
Carmel Valley Ranch is nestled between the Santa Lucia Mountains and the leafy vineyards of Carmel. An ideal base to explore the Carmel and Monterey region, the resort offers both a superb chance to relax and explore.
The Redwoods in Yosemite
Chilnualna Falls, Yosemite National Park
Nestled among the giant redwood trees, stay in your own log cabin in Yosemite's Wawona area. Peaceful, private and authentic, the self-catered homes are located on private property within the National Park.
Post Ranch Inn
CA-1, Big Sur, California, United States of America
Perched 1200 feet up on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Post Ranch Inn is an architectural gem, and seamlessly blends understated rustic luxury, immaculate cuisine and astounding service.
The St. Regis San Francisco
Union Square, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Located in San Francisco's trendy SoMA district, St Regis San Francisco is a luxurious city hotel with a contemporary edge. Boasting stylish interiors and well-appointed lavish suites, the St Regis is perfect for families exploring the city by the bay.
Montage Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, California, United States of America
The Montage at Laguna Beach is one of those places where you feel as if you have arrived - the service is immaculate, the ocean views to die for, and the artistic community of Laguna Beach just the place for boutique, gallery browsing and fine dining.
Carneros Resort and Spa
Napa, Napa Valley, California, United States of America
In the midst of the Carneros winegrowing region is Carneros Resort & Spa. Nestled amongst 28 acres of endless vineyards, farmland and apple orchards, Carneros cottages and homes take on a modern agricultural aesthetic to create a unique Napa retreat.
Cavallo Point Lodge
Bay Area, San Francisco, California, United States of America
An award-winning escape, Cavallo Point Lodge is a luxury San Francisco hotel located at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge in one of America’s most popular National Parks.
Downtown, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Enviably located just steps from the beach, Hotel Californian is a celebration of Spanish Colonial architecture and modern style and design. Featuring a rooftop pool with panoramic ocean views, there's no better place to experience the American Riviera.
Pendry San Diego
Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California, United States of America
The Pendry is a new hotel which opened in early 2017 in San Diego's lively downtown Gaslamp Quarter. It has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best new hotels in Southern California, and is ideally located for exploring this sunny and vibrant city.
Ultimate California Coast
United States of America
Stretches of long sandy beach, farm-fresh foods, local wines, a rugged and captivating coastline full of wildlife, iconic cities, and Hollywood glamour, is all to be enjoyed on this spectacular trip to one of the world’s most fabulous regions of natural beauty. Explore San Francisco and Los Angeles with a private guide, sail under Golden Gate...
Ultimate Family Fun in California
United States of America
For families looking for action-packed activities and adventure this 14-night tour of California’s iconic cities and attractions, is hard to beat. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish the chance to embrace the natural world with a private guided tour of Yosemite, whale watching, surfing, horse riding, a thrilling off-road driving adventure and sea...
San Francisco, Sonoma Valley, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles
A superbly stylish journey through California, staying at the finest hotels, and combining the vibrancy of Los Angeles and San Francisco, an extraordinary retreat on Big Sur, a trip to the stunning Sonoma Valley and the very best of coastal living in Santa Barbara.
Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende & Los Cabos
This exclusive journey through Mexico takes you from the hustle and bustle of Mexico City to the luxurious resorts of Baja California Sur, blending Mexico's rich indigenous culture with its flourishing art scene in the colonial heartland and world-famous beaches. Expect to be utterly pampered from start to finish, with attentive service and...
Family Fun in California
San Francisco, Yosemite, Carmel, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica
California conjures visions of Hollywood stars and surfers, but that's just the surface; from soulful San Francisco, Yosemite's giant redwoods, endless sandy beaches, charming coastal towns and LA family fun, the Golden State is one of great contrasts.
Epic Baja California
La Paz, Isla Espiritu Santo, Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas
Leap headfirst into this epic trip through stunning Baja California. Releasing your inner boho vibes you will be consumed by the splendour and aura of this vibrant region, staying in stylish chic properties whilst taking in natural scenery and wildlife around you. Surrendering life with these ultimate experiences as you plunge into all this trip...
Highlights of Canada and California
Whistler, British Columbia & California
From skiing in Whistler, one of the best and most famous ski resorts in the world to the sun and surf of the sunshine state California, this incredible itinerary is a unique holiday.
Perfect Pairings: Baja & Espiritu Santo
Brace yourself for a thrilling five-night break, taking you straight into the best kept secrets and hidden gems of Mexico’s incredible Baja coast. Staying in luxury beach side retreats you will be treated to mouth tingling cuisine, contemporary art, private marine safaris and the waterfalls of Sierra la Laguna soaking up the abundance of...
Perfect Pairings: Los Angeles & Santa Barbara
United States of America
Get lost in the magic of LA, diving under its skin as you discover what makes this iconic city tick with rich cultural experiences and active adventures. Seamlessly pairing these Californian idols, stay at ultra-chic hotels with exclusive experiences showcasing the best of West Hollywood and downtown Santa Barbara. Submerging in the eclectic...
Perfect Pairings: San Diego & Palm Springs
United States of America
Let your hair blow free as you explore the West Coast indulging in a euphoric mix of perfect pairings curated just for you. Submerge in the breath-taking panorama of the Palm Springs desert landscape, the rich coastal wildlife of San Diego and the vast Coachella Valley, with a sprinkling of unique surprise delights along the way. All whilst losing...