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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.

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


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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Pacific Northwest

Nights: 16 | from £5,350

Kayak the calm waters of Puget Sounds and explore the best of the Pacific Northwest’s national parks as you visit the vibrant cities and rugged coastline... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Set departure

Classic Journeys

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Family Fun in Florida

Nights: 9 | from £3,600

See what treasures (pirate or otherwise!) the whole family can discover while exploring the gloriously sunny state of Florida. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Wildlife and Wonder – Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Nights: 7 | from £4,140

A diverse 7 night journey to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks with private tours to see Moose, Elk, Beaver and Black Bears. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife | Adventure & Culture

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Cuba and South America by Private Jet with special guest Geoffrey Kent

Nights: 22 | from £66,779

Experience South America’s unique peoples and places on this journey around the continent by private jet, joined in person by A&K founder Geoffrey Kent... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Special Interest

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Quintessential New England

Nights: 14 | from £2,450

This 14 night trip takes in the very best of New England’s spectacular scenery with excursions to Newport, Rhode Island, Boston and Woodstock. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Avalon Hotel

With a modern take on Hollywood Regency style, the Avalon Palm Springs has been a statement of Californian glamour since its origins in the 1930s. Deluxe... Find out more

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Belmond El Encanto

A laidback ocean retreat in Santa Barbara with striking original 1920s architecture, stay at Belmond El Encanto and you'll be sharing with a Californian... Find out more

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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... Find out more

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Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

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... Find out more

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Adventure & Culture | Honeymoons

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Calistoga Ranch

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... Find out more

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Charlotte, Vicki, Heidi and Rod are experts in designing the perfect holiday in the USA and Canada to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in North America in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our North America team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 717 or enquire online

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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.


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