California Honeymoon

San Francisco, Napa, Big Sur, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles
14 nights private tour from GBP £5,600 per person

Collect your Ford Mustang, let the roof down and drive the iconic Pacific Highway from hip San Francisco to star-studded Los Angeles. On this tour of the USA's West Coast, explore rolling vineyards, Pacific surf beaches and chic coastal towns during the ultimate honeymoon road trip.

California Honeymoon
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

Journey highlights
  • 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

  • Honeymoon itinerary:Our honeymoons promise you the red carpet treatment throughout, to make you feel extra special
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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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.

Itinerary

Day 1-4

Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, United States of America

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: Auberge du Soleil ( 3 nights )
Day 4-6

CA-1, Big Sur, California, United States of America

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 Post Ranch Inn, a beautiful property overlooking the wild and untamed California coastline, offering unparalleled service and luxurious guestrooms; perfect for a romantic getaway.

Accommodation: Post Ranch Inn ( 2 nights )
Day 6-9

Santa Barbara, California

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 )
Day 9-12

Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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: Pendry West Hollywood ( 3 nights )
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 3813 3729 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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July 2024 GBP £7,500 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £7,500 GBP £1,100 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £5,600 GBP £800 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £5,600 GBP £800 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £5,600 GBP £800 plan your trip
February 2025 GBP £5,600 GBP £800 plan your trip
March 2025 GBP £5,600 GBP £800 plan your trip
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May 2025 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
June 2025 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
  • July 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £7,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,100
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
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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.

California Honeymoon
California Honeymoon

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3813 3729 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

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