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Explore With Us


Exceptional experiences in the Golden State.

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Explore With Us


Exceptional experiences in the Golden State.

Explore California specializes in 3-day package tours that showcase 3 unique areas of the famed Golden State. Join us for one of our journeys from San Francisco to Los Angeles via the breathtaking Highway 1-Big Sur corridor, the charming valleys of Napa and Sonoma, or the off-the-beaten-path North Coast. If you are looking for something more, allow us to craft a custom tour that suits your travel needs!

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3 Unforgettable Days


Join one of our scheduled, 3-day package tours.

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3 Unforgettable Days


Join one of our scheduled, 3-day package tours.

3 expertly-crafted tours; 3 unforgettable days. Our tours run throughout the year, bringing you to the most memorable places in California. Each day gives you a balance of guided touring and opportunities to explore on you own. Choose your accommodation package and leave the rest up to us.

Napa and Sonoma have become household names amongst those who enjoy a glass of wine from time to time. From boutique wineries to art galleries, from a walk through Muir Woods to a ferry ride from Sausalito; come and see how much variety--and how many varietals--the region has to offer.

Highway 1. The Pacific Coast Highway. Let us keep our eyes on the road for you while you sit back, relax and take in the see-it-to-believe it scenery of the Big Sur coast. Bookmark your journey with optional visits to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Hearst Castle--two crown jewels of the Central Coast.

Muir Woods, Napa, Sonoma and Big Sur get all the name-recognition. But our North Coast tour brings you to little-visited areas that offer towering redwoods, world-class wines, and spectacular coastal scenery without the crowds. Discover a part of California that remains largely out of the guidebooks.

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Where Do You Want To Go?


Allow us to create a custom or private tour that hits all the right spots. Big Sur, Napa, Sonoma, Muir Woods, Yosemite, Death Valley... we will create the trip of your dreams!

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Where Do You Want To Go?


Allow us to create a custom or private tour that hits all the right spots. Big Sur, Napa, Sonoma, Muir Woods, Yosemite, Death Valley... we will create the trip of your dreams!

Are you searching for a tour company that can craft an exciting journey that connects several different regions of California? Do you want to explore a part of California that our package tours won't get you to? Would you love to embark on one of our scheduled trips, but would prefer to book it out for your group only? If so, a private or custom trip might be just right for you.

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Our Team Is Your Team


One of the perks of booking a tour with a small company? You'll already know who will be guiding you during your trip.

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Our Team Is Your Team


One of the perks of booking a tour with a small company? You'll already know who will be guiding you during your trip.

When it comes to the spectacular landscapes of California, bigger quite often means better. But when it comes to the details of your vacation, from the booking process all the way through to the laughs, stories, and information shared between guide and passenger, we believe that the best outcomes arise from an interactive, personalized experience.

When you book your trip with Explore California, you'll have a direct line of communication with our management team, who also serve as the guides on our trips. And when you're on the road with us, you won't be stuck at the back of an oversized tour bus: our trips run with a maximum of 8 guests, allowing us to connect personally with you, our customer, and maximize your individual experience.

KELLY ENGLISH

FOUNDER and GUIDE

ADAM BALLARD

OWNER and GUIDE

MARK OLSEN

GUIDE