california vacation

California Vacation: A Taste of California

From local wine to Mexican specialty dishes, olive oil, and local fruits, you will extend your palate and taste the flavors of California. In between savoring various delicacies, meet local producers at the farmers market, spend time outdoors in State parks, and explore Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Why you will love this tour

Tour duration

8 days / 7 nights

Group size

4 - 12 travelers

Accommodation

Double room (single supplement available)

Departure dates

4 departures from September to December 2022

Wine Toasting during a California vacation

Highlights

  • Enjoy daily tours and tastings from local California producers; a local brewery, organic farm, local wineries, olive oil, local fruits and vegetables, fresh roasted coffee, and fresh oysters.

  • Enjoy a gourmet food tour in Carmel with samplings that will satisfy your appetite. 

  • Explore Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, whose skyscraping redwoods inspired some of California’s earliest redwood preservation efforts.

  • Drive on the scenic Big Sur coastline: the majestic Santa Lucia range soars above dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

  • Visit Los Angeles and San Francisco with guided tours and local experiences in each city. Enjoy a cocktail in a speakeasy in SF!

Itinerary of your California Vacation

Day 1: Los Angeles

Arrival in Los Angeles. Take the complimentary shuttle to your hotel located near the airport. You’ll meet your guide at the hotel in the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel June

 

Day 2: Los Angeles

Start your day with a guided tour of Los Angeles. Discover the beach communities of Venice Beach and Santa Monica; Olvera Street, known as the ''birthplace of Los Angeles'', and the Los Angeles Original Farmer’s Market, a foodie paradise.

Continue to Hollywood and the Griffith Observatory to get some of the best views of Downtown Los Angeles and the famous Hollywood sign.

At the end of the day, enjoy a tour & tasting at a local brewery. You’ll learn the process of making beer and enjoy a flight of several selected craft beers.

Accommodation: Hotel June

 

Day 3: Los Angeles – Santa Barbara – San Luis Obispo

In the morning, you’ll stop at a local organic farm to learn about planting, harvesting, and what’s in season. Continue to Santa Barbara and visit its beautiful mission.

Then continue towards Santa Ynez for an olive oil tasting at a local producer and a tasting at a local winery.

Accommodation: Apple Farm Inn

 

Day 4: San Luis Obispo – Carmel – Monterey

Continue your journey north along Big Sur’s beautiful coastline and marvel at its monumental redwoods, and arrive in Carmel to enjoy a gourmet food tour. In the afternoon, tour California’s former capital Monterey, particularly the historic port and Cannery Row, made famous by the writer John Steinbeck. Pick up a Seafood Watch guide from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is considered one of the world’s best sustainable seafood advisory lists.

Accommodation: Monterey Tides

 

Day 5: Monterey – San Francisco

Stop at a local fruit and vegetable stand as you drive through the Artichoke Center of the World on the way to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, famous for its 40-acre grove of towering old-growth redwood trees and home to four diverse habitats: grasslands, river/riparian, sandhills, and redwoods.

Continue towards San Francisco and enjoy a guided tour through its most beautiful neighborhoods.

At the end of the day, enjoy a cocktail in a speakeasy.

Accommodation: Stanford Court

 

Day 6: San Francisco

Start the day with a coffee at a local roasting company. Then head to the Mission District for a food tour of one of San Francisco’s most interesting and eclectic neighborhoods. You’ll get to taste local delicacies. Your guide will also explain the local history and culture and highlight the landmarks and colorful murals of the area.

Then you’ll head to the Ferry Building Marketplace to browse the offerings from artisan food and wine producers.

In the evening, tour a historic San Francisco brewery and enjoy a tasting.

Accommodation: Stanford Court

 

Day 7: San Francisco / Marin County and wine country

This morning you’ll cross the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge to explore Marin County, which showcases beautiful nature and delicious food. Visit a local cheese maker, sample fresh oysters and visit a bee farm and taste fresh honey.

Then enjoy a tour and tasting at a local winery in the famous Napa or Sonoma Valley.

For your last night of the trip, say goodbye to your fellow travelers during a farewell dinner (included).

Accommodation: Stanford Court

 

Day 8: Departure

Enjoy the last day of your California vacation at leisure. You’ll transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.

 

* Accommodations may vary based on departure date. The final hotel list will be sent to you 15 days before your departure.

* This tour has several light walks that require a basic level of fitness. Expect to spend up to four hours on a comfortable tour bus or van traveling from city to city.

* Airport transfers: please give us your flight number and arrival time no later than 31 days before your travel date.

Package information

What is included

  • Shared-ride airport transfers on arrival and departure

  • Meet and Greet at the hotel on arrival

  • Assistance with the airport transfer on the departure day

  • Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned minibus with English speaking driver/guide from day 2 to 7

  • Double occupancy per hotel room with daily American or deluxe continental breakfast included

  • Visits and tastings as per program

  • Taxes, service, resort fees and tips for the above mentioned services (not including the driver and guides)

  • 24/7 hotline

Not included

  • Air fare

  • Insurance

  • Transfers or transportation other than the ones listed

  • Services of a guide other than the ones listed

  • Tips for the drivers and guide

  • Personal expenses

  • Beverages and meals (except for the included tastings and farewell dinner)

  • Any other visits, excursions, or entrance fees

From: $3,432.00

Per person in a double room

Single room available for a supplement

Price can vary based on travel dates

Saturday, September 3, 2022
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Travel with Teebsi

This California vacation supports and provides exposure to local businesses. The tasting and tours are provided by locally owned and operated businesses. You will stay at locally owned, independent hotels whenever possible.

During the tours and free time, you will have opportunities to support the local community by shopping at farmers' markets, local stores and galleries.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined according to the terms outlined below:

  • Full refund if cancellation is received 32 days or more from the departure date, minus the deposit ($200 per room)

  • 50% of the tour per person cancelled will be due for cancellation received between 31 and 8 days of the departure date

  • No refund will be provided for cancellation received between 8 days of departure and the departure date

The tour requires a minimum number of people. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Please refer to the full terms & conditions

Who is Teebsi

Teebsi creates mindful US Tours and Vacation Packages for conscious travelers, that provide a unique travel experience and positively impact local communities.

Our tours focus on conscious travel, meaningful moments with the local communities, and travel experiences that you won't find anywhere else. As part of our commitment for the local communities we travel to, we donate 1% of our sales to local nonprofits who work for the well-being of their community.

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