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Land Journey

California's Gold Coast


Year, Departure Type

Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

Journey Type
Time of Year
Apr - Jun, Sep - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara, Reagan Library, Hearst Castle, San Francisco
Gold Coast California Escorted Tour
Big Sur


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Explore the history of the automobile and its global impact on life and culture during a private, early-opening visit to “The Vault” at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, founded by philanthropists Robert E. and Margie Petersen


Walk under the wings of an Air Force One aircraft to get a feel for life flying high as a mighty eagle during our tour and lunch at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum


Get a sense of local agricultural life at the small family-owned Presqu’ile Winery in Santa Maria Valley, where the family invites you for a vineyard tour, tasting, and lunch of fresh local ingredients


Tauck value includes


Highway 1 meanders along California’s edge, where waves crash against impossibly rough cliffs and the ocean spreads out to the horizon – and beyond to a sky bigger than you ever imagined






Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Legendary Journeys and Adventures

The “Golden State” may refer back to the riches discovered in California in 1848, but the state’s scenic gems extend far beyond the bounds of Gold Rush Country...

California... a state of mind as beautiful as the place. Discover both as you explore California dreams – amazing one-of-a-kind cars and architecture in Los Angeles... the glamour and glitter of Hollywood... the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, featuring Air Force One... the "American Riviera" of Santa Barbara, a celebrity getaway where flowers bloom big in a renowned botanic garden... Central Coast wine country, lush farmlands, and extravagant Hearst Castle... the stunning beauty of Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula... and lovely San Francisco Bay by boat and on foot – a city that will forever steal your heart! Read Less

Private Reagan Library tour and lunch

Day 3

Enjoy a private guided tour & lunch at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

Perched on a hilltop surrounded by sweeping vistas of the Simi Valley, the mountains, and the Pacific, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum are dedicated to the life and times of the 40th President of the United States and former Governor of California. On your private visit to the complex (which includes lunch), you’ll see a full-size replica of the Oval Office as it appeared during Reagan’s White House years; an exhibit on the Berlin Wall, featuring parts of the wall itself; and the actual Air Force One aircraft – tail number 27000 – which flew President Reagan and six other US presidents.

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Nights 1 & 2

A sun-filled urban oasis in the heart of the "Dream Factory"

When you’re not out roaming the Hollywood Hills, checking out LA’s great museums, shopping on Rodeo Drive or discovering all that Hollywood's “Dream Factory” has to offer, settle in and unwind at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills… a true oasis amidst the energy and excitement of one of the world’s most diverse destinations.

Petersen Automotive Museum

Day 2

Private early-opening visit to "The Vault" at LA's Petersen Automotive Museum

Founded by publishing magnate and philanthropist Robert E. Petersen and his wife Margie, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. Featuring some 100,000 square feet of exhibits, 25 galleries, and over 300 individual vehicles, its mission is to explore and present the history of the automobile and its global impact on life and culture. Tauck guests will enjoy a private, early-opening visit to “The Vault” – recently renovated and showcasing over 250 extraordinary vehicles, it’s the largest public guided automotive tour in the US.

From our arrival through ten wonderful days of scenic beauty, first class accommodations, and an outstanding Tauck Director, we experienced nothing but joy.

Ray & Judy Herbert


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2021 Flexible Payment Terms At-A-Glance

More Time – For all 2021 bookings, final payment will not be due until 60 days prior to departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

No change fees – Any Tauck, any time. If your 2021 plans do change any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Tauck journey of your choice.

Book with peace of mind, assured that you’ll also have choices in the event Tauck is unable to operate your journey’s departure date. We’ll give you flexible options to travel on another 2021 or 2022 date – or, if you wish, on a different journey. And if you decide that the time is not right for you to travel, we’ll refund your full tour cost.

Please note: These flexible payment terms apply to 2021 journeys only; deposit must be made at time of booking (does not apply to air travel and Tauck protection plans). Ask for complete details.

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Reviews (33)

From San Diego to San Francisco, we visited so many beautiful and interesting places, but always at a comfortable pace. Our tour director, Cindy, a Californian native, kept us well informed while entertaining us as well. High Points? Giraffe encounter at the San Diego Zoo, a Rodeo Drive walk, Carmel-by the Sea, and Majestic Yosemite. What a tour!

Most Memorable Moment:

While eating breakfast in the hotel restaurant in Monterey, right out our window we could see sea otters playing in the kelp beds. What utterly charming creatures, and we had a front row seat!

Our trip was GREAT. Our guide and our Bus driver were FABULOUS. We saw awesome sites and stayed in wonderful accommodations. BUT......having a family of 11 INCLUDING SEVEN TEENAGERS on our tour was NOT what we expected from a Tauck Tour! The teens seemed bored most of the time! We'll ask about included children before our next trip.

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Too many to list! It was a GREAT trip except for above comment!

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Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.