California holidays

We have 66 California holidays. From the cities of LA and San Francisco to remote wilderness of Yosemite National Park, a holiday in California offers something for everyone. Our California holidays explore off the beaten path areas of this amazing state, with local guides providing an authentic insight into the real California. The activities on offer range from hiking & skiing to wine tasting and whale watching and all of our California holidays are committed to supporting local people & the environment.

California holidays
California walking holiday, America
Sparkling Lake Tahoe, Yosemite's majestic waterfalls and more!, from £1169 - £1229 (7 days) ex flights
Cycling holiday in California, vineyards & coastal roads
The ultimate US road trip, by bike, from £2859 - £3099 (14 days) inc UK flights
Small group Western USA tour
Discover the real America from the cites to the desert, from £1199 - £1359 (14 days) ex flights
Yosemite photography workshops, California
Professionally led Yosemite photography classes & workshops, from US $205 - US $600 per course (1 day)
Tenaya luxury lodge at Yosemite, California, USA
Classic mountain resort 2 miles from Yosemite National Park, from US $119 - US $389 per accommodation per night
California walking vacation, San Francisco to Point Reyes
Discover San Francisco & Northern California, from US $2298 (6 days) ex flights
Yosemite hiking day tours, California
Interpretive Natural History Hikes in Yosemite National Park, from US $105 - US $500 per day (1 day)
Yosemite nature day tours, California
Yosemite Nature Tours, Wildflower Walks, & Birding Programs, from US $125 - US $500 per tour
USA holiday, Western America tour
Explore the National Parks and cities of Western America, from £952 - £1185 (9 days) ex flights
California, Nevada and Arizona holiday
Journey into the remote wilds of Western America, from £1050 - £1080 (12 days) ex flights
San Francisco literary and Arts walking excursion
Walking excursions through San Francisco literary history, from US $250 - US $410 per tour (3 hours)
National Parks holiday in America, Western explorer
A medley of man-made and natural wonders, from £1829 - £2159 (13 days) ex flights
National Parks of America camping tour
The complete Western experience - Rocky Mountain style!, from £1399 - £1609 (21 days) ex flights
Southwest America camping tour
The absolute best of the American Southwest, from £1649 - £1839 (21 days) ex flights
Pacific coast & National Parks family holiday, America
Hidden coves giving way to desert vistas, from £1659 - £1799 (14 days) ex flights
San Francisco to Las Vegas adventure holiday
Zion, Death Valley and Yosemite in a remodelled school bus, from US $1300 (10 days) ex flights
Western USA family holiday
Western America exploration - a great family adventure!, from £1590 (15 days) ex flights
Family camping holiday in America
Camp under the stars in America, from £1259 - £1429 (12 days) ex flights
San Francisco whale tours in California, USA
Come whale watching year round! See blue, gray and humpbacks, from US $38 - US $89 per tour
Yosemite and Tahoe tour in America
3 day adventure from San Francisco Bay to Yosemite and Tahoe, from £226 - £265 (3 days) ex flights
West America rail holiday
An epic journey by rail through the landscapes of America, from £1889 (14 days) ex flights
Los Angeles to San Francisco small group holiday, USA
Visit this region of constant contrasts, from £0 (8 days) ex flights
Camping tours of Western America
Stunning awe inspiring trip taking in the highlights of South Western USA, from £1829 - £1989 (18 days) ex flights
Napa Valley Wine Train, California, USA
3 hour journey through vineyards dining & wine tours, from US $114 - US $234 per tour (3 hours)

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Camping tours of Western America
Memorable parts? There were lots!! But Yellowstone NP does stands out. Tips? Go for it, don't think twice, you'll love it, if you really love the outdoors. Local benefits? Yes, by using the campsites and local guides. Overall rating? Great: best locations of the West US. (more)Theresa Farrugia
From £1759 - £1989 excluding flights
Family camping holiday in America
Memorable parts? Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks, walking amoungst the Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon and sleeping under the stars in the Navajo Tribal Lands. The children had the most wonderful time paddling in rivers, playing in the sand, climbing up rocks at the Kodachrome campsite, riding bikes in Yosemite and following the geology time-line in the Grand Canyon. Tips? Mostly don't bother to pitch the tent - just sleep under the stars! Take as little baggage as possible - you... (more)Helen Perry
From £1259 - £1429 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

California responsible travel guide

California is a big state with a big personality. We’re movers, shakers and innovators. We hardly sit still. But we know how to relax – and we’re world leaders in green thinking. Dive into our Responsible Travel Guide to discover our state-of-the-art museums, organic wineries and eco-friendly hotels. Then join us on a hike through pristine mountain scenery, or come kayaking along our sparkling coast.
Giant Sequoias and Yosemite National Park
Activities in California

Activities

California is heaven for hikers, skiers and watersports enthusiasts. We’ll take you mountain biking through redwood groves and scrambling over boulders in the desert. We’ll tell you about a bay with eighty-foot surf and a harbour that’s perfect for stand-up paddleboarding. And when you’re ready to refuel, we’ll reveal tasting trails to make your mouth water.

Culture & wildlife

From mighty blue whales and squabbling seals to jewel-like anemones, California’s waters are teeming with life. Inland, there are birds, reptiles and mammals in abundance. You’ll find much to intrigue you in our historic country towns. And as cultural hubs, our major cities can hold their own against the world’s greatest capitals.

Stunning Landscapes

Where else can you admire 300-foot trees, crashing surf and a purple beach, all on an afternoon’s bike ride? Where can you see waterfalls cascading down from granite monoliths while warblers sing in the forest below? Have you seen a desert in bloom? California’s astounding scenery inspires countless artists, photographers and outdoor adventurers.
Local guide and star gazers at Joshua Tree National Park and Yosemite National Park
Written by Emma Gregg and Katie Cook
California walking holiday, America
Sparkling Lake Tahoe, Yosemite's majestic waterfalls and more!, from £1169 - £1229 (7 days) ex flights
Cycling holiday in California, vineyards & coastal roads
The ultimate US road trip, by bike, from £2859 - £3099 (14 days) inc UK flights
Small group Western USA tour
Discover the real America from the cites to the desert, from £1199 - £1359 (14 days) ex flights
California walking vacation, San Francisco to Point Reyes
Discover San Francisco & Northern California, from US $2298 (6 days) ex flights
Southwest America camping tour
The absolute best of the American Southwest, from £1649 - £1839 (21 days) ex flights
California walking tour, John Muir Trail
Follow John Muir on one of the finest hikes in North America, from £2190 (21 days) ex flights
Family camping holiday in America
Camp under the stars in America, from £1259 - £1429 (12 days) ex flights
Yosemite nature day tours, California
Yosemite Nature Tours, Wildflower Walks, & Birding Programs, from US $125 - US $500 per tour
National Parks holiday in America, Western explorer
A medley of man-made and natural wonders, from £1829 - £2159 (13 days) ex flights
Camping tours of Western America
Stunning awe inspiring trip taking in the highlights of South Western USA, from £1829 - £1989 (18 days) ex flights
Seattle to San Francisco tour, Cascade Range adventure
Seattle to San Francisco in a remodelled school bus, from US $1300 (10 days) ex flights
National Parks of America camping tour
The complete Western experience - Rocky Mountain style!, from £1399 - £1609 (21 days) ex flights
West America rail holiday
An epic journey by rail through the landscapes of America, from £1889 (14 days) ex flights
Yosemite hiking day tours, California
Interpretive Natural History Hikes in Yosemite National Park, from US $105 - US $500 per day (1 day)
Palm Springs Indian Canyons jeep tour in California
Incredible nature tour of Palm Springs Indian Canyons, from US $125 per tour
Yosemite and Tahoe tour in America
3 day adventure from San Francisco Bay to Yosemite and Tahoe, from £226 - £265 (3 days) ex flights
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