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In California you can pioneer or pamper. The glitz and glamour of the cities, sun drenched coastline with its beaches and restaurants, and the clear lakes and fresh air of the mountains give California a clear advantage if you're looking for a trip that has everything.

Self Drive

Driving the state is one of the very best ways to get the most out of the coast, desert, national parks and the cities. During the summer, a convertible is the way to go. Highway 1 along the coast is one the world's best drives and Los Angeles is the home of the freeway. We can arrange a car for you and your family and put together a fantastic self drive itinerary, allowing you to pick up your car in one location and drop it off in another. We will arrange all of your accommodation and provide you with clear information and maps to ensure you have the very best driving adventure. Talk to us about arranging a self drive trip in California.

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, an 11 day luxury California holiday will cost from £2,955 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.

Talk to one of our experts today so they can design your perfect California Holidays 2015, 2016.


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Best time to be there

At 38 times the size of the UK, there is always a part of the country having great weather. The peak season is from June to September.

Fly to

British Airways fly to all the major cities in the States.

Flying time

7-12 hours

Time difference

From -5 to -10 hours behind GMT

Visas

ESTA Visa required for UK Passport Holders

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California Holidays 2015, 2016 Offers

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Suggested accommodation in California Holidays 2015, 2016

Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara, California

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Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California

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Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles, California

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Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, California

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Suggested itineraries in USA


Quintessential Pacific Northwest

Nights: 15 | from £3,695

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Wildlife and Wonder – Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Nights: 7 | from £4,140

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British Polo Day USA

Nights: 3 | from £880

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Quintessential New England

Nights: 14 | from £2,450

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Family Grand Canyon and Neighbours

Nights: 11 | from £4,855

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Contemporary & Cutting Edge California

Nights: 12 | from £6,450

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Rhythm and Soul – The Deep South

Nights: 13 | from £2,350

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Highlights of Alabama

Nights: 3 |

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Tropical breezes and Coconuts – Florida Keys

Nights: 7 | from £2,370

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Family California: Sun and surf in Orange County

Nights: 7 | from £2,650

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Motorcycle Rentals

Nights: 7 |

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Islands, Savannas & the Amazon: Around the World by Private Jet

Nights: 25 | from £70,600

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California Family Fun

Nights: 10 | from £2,590

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California Family Culture

Nights: 9 | from £3,480

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Insider Access – Private visits to Hearst Castle

Nights: 1 |

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Monuments & Mountains - Hidden Yellowstone and Teton

Nights: 10 | from £4,855

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Active Northern California

Nights: 10 | from £3,640

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Highlights of Big Bend Marfa

Nights: 5 |

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Quintessential Grand Canyon and Neighbours

Nights: 11 | from £5,740

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Louisiana Plantation Homes

Nights: 5 | from £1,025

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Take to the Skies – Helicopter flights from Las Vegas

Nights: 1 |

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California – Science and Nature

Nights: 14 | from £4,690

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Classic South West (USA)

Nights: 8 | from £2,990

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A Touch of Southern Comfort – Charming Georgia & Carolinas’

Nights: 8 | from £2,150

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Gourmet California

Nights: 10 | from £3,980

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Quintessential Deep South

Nights: 11 | from £2,195

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Legacy of Discovery – Columbia and Snake River, Oregon

Nights: 7 | from £3,860

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Urban Cowboy

Nights: 4 | from £2,365

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Brew England – The art of the ‘Microbrewery’

Nights: 10 | from £2,780

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California: The Best Family Itinerary...Ever!

Nights: 14 | from £4,500

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Hawaiian Seascapes

Nights: 1 |

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Quintessential California

Nights: 10 | from £2,955

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Martha’s Vineyard & The Southern Coast

Nights: 7 | from £2,550

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Texas Hill Country

Nights: 7 | from £3,450

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South West National Parks

Nights: 8 | from £3,995

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Christies Art Journeys: New Yorks Contemporary Art Scene

Nights: 4 | from £3,195

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Highlights of the Pacific North West

Nights: 14 | from £2,995

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Our top USA offers

California – Science and Nature

California – Science and Nature, USA

Upgrades worth £1,000
Book the California Science and Nature itinerary and we'll provide you with the following upgrades, worth £1,000: a small group VIP tour at the California Academy of Sciences; a full day adventure in Yosemite with a driver and naturalist guide; behind the scenes access at San Diego Zoo; a map of California to use (and keep!). All complimentary enhancements are subject to availability. It may be necessary from time to time to change the specific activity due to seasonality and age restrictions however we will ensure that the value is matched. All offers apply to new bookings only. Maximum four guests will benefit from these complimentary offers. Minimum of ten nights required. Book by the 31st March 2015 for travel on selected dates between now and the 31st December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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California: The Best Family Itinerary...Ever!

California: The Best Family Itinerary...Ever!

Upgrades worth £800
Book the Best Family Itinerary... EVER! and we'll provide you with the following upgrades, worth £800: a full day private guide to help you explore San Francisco's many neighbourhoods; tickets to see the San Francisco Giants (subject to season); upgrade to a family-sized SUV for comfort; bike hire and a private guide while in Santa Barbara; a map of California to use (and keep!). All complimentary enhancements are subject to availability. It may be necessary from time to time to change the specific activity due to seasonality and age restrictions however we will ensure that the value is matched. All offers apply to new bookings only. Maximum four guests will benefit from these complimentary offers. Minimum of ten nights required. Book by the 31st March 2015 for travel on selected dates between now and the 31st December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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Christies Art Journeys: New Yorks Contemporary Art Scene

4 nights from £2,845 saving £300pp
Book by the 31st March 2015 and take advantage of this launch offer. Join A&K and Christie's in New York for an exclusive insight into the city's established and emerging art scenes. Guests will enjoy exclusive out of hours tours of New York's iconic museums, meet up and coming artists and gain insider access to Christie's New York at the Rockefeller Centre. Valid for travel on the 22nd - 26th or 26th - 30th September 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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Mandarin Oriental or Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, USA

Save up to £200pp
Experience the dazzling city of Las Vegas in spring and you'll find fewer crowds, great deals and even better weather. Stay at the chic Mandarin Oriental or ultra-cool Cosmopolitan and receive free tickets to one of the world-class Cirque du Soleil shows and a trip on the tallest observation wheel in the world, the High Roller. Save up to £200pp on new bookings valid on departure dates before 31st March 2015. Minimum of five nights required. Terms and conditions apply.

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California Family Fun

California Family Fun, USA

Upgrades worth £600
Book the California Family Fun itinerary and we'll provide you with the following upgrades, worth £600: upgrade to a family-sized SUV for comfort; a San Francisco city pass for the whole family; a complimentary day ticket to Universal Studios; a map of California to use (and keep!). All complimentary enhancements are subject to availability. It may be necessary from time to time to change the specific activity due to seasonality and age restrictions however we will ensure that the value is matched. All offers apply to new bookings only. Maximum four guests will benefit from these complimentary offers. Minimum of ten nights required. Book by the 31st March 2015 for travel on selected dates between now and the 31st December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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Gourmet California

Gourmet California, USA

Upgrade worth £800
Book the Gourmet California itinerary and we'll provide you with the following upgrades, worth £800: upgrade to a family-sized SUV for comfort; a San Francisco city pass for the whole family; a complimentary family wine/grape tasting (subject to availability/season); a map of California to use (and keep!). All complimentary enhancements are subject to availability. It may be necessary from time to time to change the specific activity due to seasonality and age restrictions however we will ensure that the value is matched. All offers apply to new bookings only. Maximum four guests will benefit from these complimentary offers. Minimum of ten nights required. Book by the 31st March 2015 for travel on selected dates between now and the 31st December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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Loews Miami Beach

Loews Miami Beach or Betsy Hotel, Miami, USA

Save up to £200pp
Beat the winter blues and head for sunnier climes in Miami, Florida. Enjoy lively beaches, an ever-growing night scene and a melange of cultures like nowhere else in the world. Stay at the resort-style Loews Miami Beach or the quirky Betsy Hotel and receive free tickets to one of Miami's night-time institutions, Mango's Tropical Café, where you can party the night away, plus enjoy a thrilling Everglades airboat adventure the next day. Save up to £200pp on new bookings valid on select departure dates before 31st March 2015. Minimum of six nights required. Terms and conditions apply.

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