Land Journey

California's Gold Coast

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Year, Departure Type

Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

Days
10
From
$7,340 AUD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Apr - Jun, Sep - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara, Reagan Library, Hearst Castle, San Francisco
Gold Coast California Escorted Tour
Big Sur

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Tour Overview

Experience with tauck

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Exclusive special dinner celebrating the magic of Hollywood

 

Tour and lunch at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Private early-opening visit to "The Vault" in LA's Petersen Automotive Museum

 

Private catamaran cruise on San Francisco Bay

 

Tauck value includes

 

Private tour, lunch, and tasting at Presqu’ile Winery in Santa Maria Valley

 

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

3
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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Explore both natural wonders and iconic cultural landmark sights on our California tour from Los Angeles to San Francisco along the wild, dramatic and breathtaking Pacific coast.

Legendary Journeys and Adventures

The “Golden State” may refer back to the riches discovered in California in 1848, but the state’s scenic gems extend far beyond the bounds of Gold Rush Country...

California... a state of mind as beautiful as the place. Discover both as you explore California dreams – amazing one-of-a-kind cars and architecture in Los Angeles... the glamour and glitter of Hollywood... the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, featuring Air Force One... the American Riviera of Santa Barbara, a celebrity getaway where flowers bloom big in a renowned botanic garden... Central Coast wine country, lush farmlands, and extravagant Hearst Castle... the stunning beauty of Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula... breezy San Francisco Bay by boat and a hilly city that will steal your heart! Read Less

Private Reagan Library tour and lunch

Day 3

Enjoy a private guided tour & lunch at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

Perched on a hilltop surrounded by sweeping vistas of the Simi Valley, the mountains, and the Pacific, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum are dedicated to the life and times of the 40th President of the United States and former Governor of California. On your private visit to the complex (which includes lunch), you’ll see a full-size replica of the Oval Office as it appeared during Reagan’s White House years; an exhibit on the Berlin Wall, featuring parts of the wall itself; and the actual Air Force One aircraft – tail number 27000 – which flew President Reagan and six other US presidents.

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

A sun-filled urban oasis in the heart of the "Dream Factory"

When you’re not out roaming the Hollywood Hills, checking out LA’s great museums, shopping on Rodeo Drive or discovering all that Hollywood's “Dream Factory” has to offer, settle in and unwind at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills… a true oasis amidst the energy and excitement of one of the world’s most diverse destinations.

Petersen Automotive Museum

Private early-opening visit to "The Vault" at LA's Petersen Automotive Museum

Founded by publishing magnate and philanthropist Robert E. Petersen and his wife Margie, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. Featuring some 100,000 square feet of exhibits, 25 galleries, and over 300 individual vehicles, its mission is to explore and present the history of the automobile and its global impact on life and culture. Tauck guests will enjoy a private, early-opening visit to “The Vault” – recently renovated and showcasing over 250 extraordinary vehicles, it’s the largest public guided automotive tour in the US.

From our arrival through ten wonderful days of scenic beauty, first class accommodations, and an outstanding Tauck Director, we experienced nothing but joy.

Ray & Judy Herbert

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures, averaging just 24 guests, are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie on a journey with like-minded travelers who share similar interests, enjoying the spirit of travel that makes exploring the world a necessary part of life – and sharing the special travel experiences found on Tauck’s guided land trips and cruises that create lifetime memories. For 90+ years, solo travelers have found a special "travel" home with Tauck in destinations the world over – and we’re offering solo travelers an additional reason to travel with Tauck – special Solo Traveler Savings on select departures.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

What you need to know

Before You Go

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Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

Protect Your Travel Investment

Deposit Protection Plan

Deposit Protection Plan – Tauck provides a “Deposit Protection Plan” at a cost of AUD $75 per person per tour or cruise. The cost is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid at the time of booking with your deposit. It only applies when you cancel your tour or cruise prior to final payment date. The deposit held in credit will exclude fees imposed by third parties in relation to air, rail travel, hotels, transfer or applicable cruise cabins. When booking airfares through Tauck (including when taking advantage of a special offer that includes air travel), standard airline cancellation fees will apply. In some cases, airfares will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, these fees will be deducted from the deposit paid, and therefore the credit being held. We will only credit the remainder of deposit to a future tour or cruise booking if you book within 24 months of cancellation of the original Tauck tour or cruise. This offer expires after the 24 months. We will only credit the remainder of the deposit to a future tour or cruise booking Balance Due and it can’t be used as a credit for the initial deposit of a future tour or cruise booking. The Tauck “Deposit Protection Plan” only covers a Tauck tour or cruise and it does not replace Travel Insurance, which we recommend at the time of booking.
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