Explore California's Big Sur Coastal Tour is our flagship trip. You'll be treated to an insider's view of iconic hot spots from San Francisco all the way to Los Angeles as we travel south along Highway 1. Sit back, relax, and let your driver do the work as you soak up the dramatic scenery and the vibe of Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur and Santa Barbara. Explore the coast with stops along the 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach and at the famous Bixby Bridge. Take a tour of the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium and of historic Hearst Castle. 



Big Sur, Hearst Castle, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Solvang, Santa Barbara and more.


Big Sur, Hearst Castle, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Solvang, Santa Barbara and more.

DAY ONE: san francisco to monterey

After we pick you up in the morning at your hotel in San Francisco, we head straight for the serene beauty of the world­-renowned Coastal Highway 1. The Pigeon Point Lighthouse, a roadside berry farm and some of the beautiful untouched beaches are our favorite stops before we get to the surf town of Santa Cruz, where you will have time to explore on your own. Continuing to Monterey, we arrive at historic Cannery Row with ample time to explore the incredible Monterey Bay Aquarium or to just get lost in the maze of shops, tasting rooms and spots with unbelievable ocean views as you enjoy the afternoon at your leisure and at your own pace. 

DAY TWo: pebble beach, big sur, and hearst Castle

Start with a drive along world-famous 17-Mile Drive. Take a meander around Pebble Beach and marvel at the immaculate grounds. Discover hidden galleries and alleyways tucked in amongst the "storybook cottages" in delightful Carmel-by-the-Sea. Drink in the phenomenal views of the jagged Big Sur coastline. Visit one of the world's largest elephant seal colonies in San Simeon. Finish the day with a fascinating tour at Hearst Castle, or choose have a relaxing afternoon at your hotel. Enjoy an evening stroll and dinner at your leisure in the quaint village of Cambria.

DAY THREE: from big sur to los angeles

The journey south continues with a morning drive to the Danish town of Solvang. Savor a decadent pastry from one of the town's many Danish bakeries. Take in the views of the Santa Ynez Valley and the vineyards that cover the hillsides. Wander through the heart of picturesque Santa Barbara. Relax during a scenic train ride that brings you right into the heart of Los Angeles to finish your tour.



We offer three different accommodation packages for our Big Sur Coastal Tour. Prices listed are per person, and are based on occupancy. Rooms on this tour are single (one person per room) or double (two people per room) occupancy. Please note that the rooms booked on your tour may not be identical to those pictured below.


$760.00 per person single
$630.00 per person double

First night at the Victorian Inn (3-stars, pictured above) in Monterey, in Courtyard King or Double Queen rooms.

Second night at the Bluebird Inn (2-stars) in Cambria, in Standard or Double Queen rooms.


$860.00 per person single
$740.00 per person double

First night at the Victorian Inn (3-stars) in Monterey, in Courtyard King or Double Queen rooms.

Second night at the Fireside Inn (3-stars, pictured above) in Cambria, in Traditional King or Double Queen rooms.


$950.00 per person single
$810.00 per person double

First night at the Spindrift Inn (4-stars, pictured above) in Monterey, in Cannery Row King rooms. All of the rooms we use at this property have one king bed. If you require two beds in your room, please contact us about options.

Second night at the Fireside Inn (3-stars) in Cambria, in Traditional King or Double Queen rooms.

All of our Big Sur Coastal Tours include the following:

  • 3 days of guided transportation from San Francisco to Los Angeles;
  • A fun, knowledgable trip leader;
  • 2 nights of accommodation in the package of your choosing;
  • Breakfast at each property (lunches and dinners are not included);
  • A scenic train ride from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles at the end of the tour;
  • Light snacks to enjoy in our vehicle;
  • Pick up on the trip's first day at any hotel within the city of San Francisco.

Tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and for a tour at Hearst Castle are optional add-ons. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is priced at $35.00 per person; Hearst Castle tours cost $25.00 per person. If you choose to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium or do the tour at Hearst Castle, the ticket costs will be added to your tour cost.

Please note that this is a one-way tour that begins in San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles. You may also choose to end your trip in Santa Barbara. If you would like to return to San Francisco at the end of the trip, we can arrange return transport for an additional fee. Please contact us for more information.



Our Big Sur Coastal tour departs from San Francisco on most Sundays and Wednesdays throughout the year. Trips with space available are listed below. Please let us know your preferred tour dates when you contact us to book your tour. If your preferred dates are not listed, please get in touch and we will see what we can work out for you!


SEP 28-30

OCT 23-25
OCT 26-28

NOV 16-18
NOV 20-22
NOV 27-29

DEC 11-13
DEC 18-20
DEC 21-23


JAN 8-10
JAN 11-13
JAN 18-20
JAN 22-24
JAN 25-27
JAN 29-31


FEB 5-7
FEB 12-14
FEB 15-17
FEB 22-24
FEB 26-28

MAR 5-7
MAR 8-10
MAR 12-14
MAR 15-17
MAR 19-21
MAR 22-24
MAR 26-28
MAR 29-31

APR 5-7
APR 9-11
APR 12-14
APR 26-28
APR 30-MAY 1

MAY 3-5
MAY 7-9
MAY 10-12
MAY 14-16
MAY 17-19
MAY 21-23
MAY 24-26
MAY 31-JUN 2

JUNE 4-6
JUN 7-9
JUN 11-13
JUN 14-16
JUN 18-20
JUN 21-23
JUN 25-27
JUN 28-30

Our Big Sur Coastal Tour is scheduled to depart from San Francisco on Sundays and Wednesdays throughout 2017. We will continue to update the official dates list during fall 2016; please check in with us in the meantime if you have any questions about availability!




These images capture only a few of the spectacular places you'll see on our Big Sur Coastal Tour. Contact us today to book your trip and come and see for yourself!