Rating in United States
$ 7795

California Family Adventure

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 7795
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Channel Islands, Santa Ynez Valley
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 7795
Duration: 5 days
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Discover the Golden State coast

California combines rolling landscapes of tidy vineyards with backdrops of golden hillocks and the many hues of the Pacific Ocean, making it a great place for adventurers! Scenic bike routes wind through small towns and meandering walking trails exist only a few hours from bustling cities. On this West Coast exploration, you’ll spot elephant seals lounging in Ano Nuevo State Park, gain behind the scenes access to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, horseback ride through the lush, rolling hills of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez, and explore the Channel Islands by kayak. Welcome to the Golden State!

Trip designed by Travel Expert Annik Boulva


Day by Day

Spot northern elephant seals lounging along the sandy trails of San Francisco's Ano Nuevo State Park. Then, suit up and pay a visit to Carmel Valley Ranch's Italian honey bee apiary.

Get ready for a special access tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium (one of the most celebrated aquariums in the world). Then, take a coastal ride around Pacific Grove and explore creature-filled tide pools along Pebble Beach.

Rise early for a private horseback adventure through vineyards and the scenic Fess Parker Ranch. Your ride concludes with a gourmet picnic in a gorgeous location and an optional visit to the spa.

Set out on a morning loop ride around the Santa Ynez Valley, stopping in Solvang for coffee and snacks with a European flair. Venture into Santa Barbara this evening for a private docent-led tour of the Old Mission.

Meet your local kayaking guide for a full day of exploring the Channel Islands near Ventura. Tonight, gather for dinner at the hotel’s oceanfront restaurant and toast to a wonderful week together.

After a morning spent at your leisure, you'll be chauffeured to the Los Angeles Airport for your onward travels. We hope you have enjoyed your California adventure!

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What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.

In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation: 2x Carmel Valley Ranch, 1x Fess Parker Wine County Inn, 2x Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • All breakfasts, five lunches and three dinners including wine for those over 21 (as selected by B&R)
  • Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicle (1 guide for < 6 travelers, 2 guides for 6+ travelers)
  • Use of a Cannondale alloy road or hybrid bicycle and helmet
  • Carbon road bike upgrade or E-bike available upon request and subject to a supplemental fee
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including a private transfer to LAX
  • All baggage transportation
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Butterfield & Robinson
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