Duration: 10 Days
What do Californians do when they need a quick, quiet getaway? They pack their loudest plaids for Palm Springs and their fluffiest towels for Santa Barbara. 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.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to L.A.! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink.
MARINA DEL REY Guided sightseeing includes Beverly Hills, Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, and admission to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Free time this evening. (B)
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.
SAN DIEGO Sightseeing tour includes Coronado Island, the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town, and a walking tour of Balboa Park with a Local Guide. [LF] Lunch and a margarita tasting at an Old Town restaurant. Free time this evening. (B,L)
TEMECULA [LF] Tour and wine tasting at a popular local winery and vineyard.
PALM SPRINGS Sightseeing with a Local Guide highlighting the celebrities and their mid-century homes.
PALM DESERT Free time this evening at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. (B)
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK 4-wheel-drive Hummer tour to see Keys View, Cap Rock, and more.
PALM DESERT Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
PALM DESERT Scenic drive through the fertile valley to Paso Robles, located in the Coastal Mountain's vineyard and olive grove region.
PASO ROBLES Special dinner and wine tasting at the famed Allegretto Vineyard Resort. (B,D)
PASO ROBLES Free time this morning. Scenic drive through Los Padres National Forest and the Santa Lucia Mountains to Pismo Beach.
PISMO BEACH Free time followed by scenic drive to Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA Free time this evening at a beachfront resort. (B)
SANTA BARBARA Sightseeing includes a guided tour of the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens. Free time this afternoon. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)
SANTA BARBARA Morning drive to Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES Your holiday ends at Los Angeles International Airport or the Marina del Rey tour hotel for those with post-nights. Schedule departing flights after 1 pm. (B)