California coast

Quintessential California

Experience the energy of San Francisco and LA before driving the dramatic coastal Highway to Yosemite National Park… Read more ...


Alabama Highlights

Highlights of Alabama

Alabama is a must for travelers wanting to explore the true heart of the south of North America. Read more ...


Louisiana Plantation Homes

Louisiana Plantation Homes from £1,025

Experience the scenic drive to Baton Rouge a trip to Houmas House Plantation and learn the history of the city with a visit to the Acadian Cultural Centre or Vermilionville... Read more ...



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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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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 2014, 2015.

Suggested California Accommodation

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The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, The Ritz Carlton

USA

The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe is the premier resort in the region and offers distinctive service, great food and large rooms with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys...


A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Wilshire, USA

Los Angeles Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

USA

The Beverly Wiltshire is a contemporary and stylish hotel in the heart of Beverley Hills. Just a stone’s throw from the star-studded shopping street of Rodeo Drive...


Beverly Hills Hotel

Los Angeles, Beverly Hills Hotel

Steeped in Hollywood history, the Beverly Hills Hotel is surrounded by 12 acres of lush gardens. Choose one of the classic pink bungalows for the ultimate Californian experience and don't miss...


Shutters on the Beach

Los Angeles, Shutters on the Beach

"Shutters" is all about beachfront living. Facing miles of golden sand in sunny Santa Monica, you can enjoy both city and sand in one trip. The ultimate LA boutique hotel.


Calistoga Ranch Pool

Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch

USA

The lodges of the Calistoga Ranch offer a retreat to escape and unwind. Hidden away in a canyon of the Upper Napa Valley, each lodge offers wonderful views...


Meadowood

Napa Valley, Meadowood

Napa Valley

Meadowood has a calm, relaxed ambiance and gives off the feeling of a private lodge. We would recommend a room with either a fireplace or a private terrace...


Montage, Laguna Beach, Orange County

Orange County Beaches, Montage Laguna Beach

USA

Montage Laguna makes for an ideal stop on a coastal drive between San Diego and LA, or as a permanent base for a week or two to visit Disneyworld, San...


Post Ranch Cliff House Deck - K Greenwood

Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, Post Ranch Inn

USA

The rustic elegance that forms The Post Ranch Inn comes with some of the best views in America. Two private houses - Post House and South Coast...


Carmel Valley Ranch

Pacific Coast Highway, Carmel, Carmel Valley Ranch

USA

Surrounded by landscaped gardens and lush woodlands, this Suite only hotel offers impeccable services and luxurious amenities in a striking venue...


Canary Hotel

Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Barbara, Canary Hotel

USA

Blending seamlessly with the local architecture and culture, this full service luxury boutique hotel is an ideal place to work, play and rest in Santa Barbara...


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Guest Testimonial

Many thanks for your excellent service and our amazing honeymoon. Your services were by far superior to your competitors, such as Kuoni or Black Tomato. Huge thank you to Rod Pendell for all his hard work to make sure we have a perfect holiday.

- JJ, London


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