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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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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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Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara, California

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Avalon Palm Springs, California

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Nights: 15 | from £3,695

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Nights: 7 | from £4,140

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


British Polo Day USA

Nights: 3 | from £880

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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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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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Nights: 25 | from £70,600

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Nights: 10 | from £2,590

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California Family Culture

Nights: 9 | from £3,480

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Nights: 1 |

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A very special insider private tour of California's famous Hearst Castle with its pricelss tapestries, banqueting rooms, Grecian columns and pools.


Monuments & Mountains - Hidden Yellowstone and Teton

Nights: 10 | from £4,855

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An exciting 10 night trip discovering Yellowstone and Teton national parks, also private tours of Custer State Park and Badlands National Park.


Active Northern California

Nights: 10 | from £3,640

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Nights: 5 |

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Nights: 11 | from £5,740

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Nights: 5 | from £1,025

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Nights: 1 |

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Nights: 14 | from £4,690

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Nights: 8 | from £2,990

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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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Nights: 7 | from £3,860

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Urban Cowboy

Nights: 4 | from £2,365

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Nights: 14 | from £4,500

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Nights: 1 |

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Quintessential California

Nights: 10 | from £2,955

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Nights: 7 | from £2,550

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Nights: 7 | from £3,450

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South West National Parks

Nights: 8 | from £3,995

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Nights: 4 | from £3,195

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