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  • Day 1

    Outbound international flight to San Francisco

    Stay: The St. Regis San Francisco (3 nights)​​

    Your Stay

    The St. Regis, San Francisco

    A trendy SoMa location – great for foodies and art lovers with an all-knowing concierge and Bentley house car, this is the place from which to see the unrivalled aspects of the city through the eyes of a true insider.

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  • Days 2-3

    San Francisco

    Take in a tour of the 'City by the Bay’, and see its eclectic mix of grand-dame Victorian architecture (or ‘painted ladies’); classic cable cars; beautiful waterfront; soaring crimson bridge, Chinatown and Lombard Street , the ‘crookedest street in the world’.​​

  • Day 4

    San Francisco to Napa Valley

    Drive Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes | Distance: 75 miles

    A short drive to California wine country will have you arriving just in time for a long, leisurely lunch and a bottle or two of its most famous export – the only way to start your stay in Napa. 

    Stay: Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort (2 nights)

    Your Stay

    Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort

    Nestled on 157 acres amidst ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rock hew creek and a private lake, Calistoga’s 50 free-standing lodges beautifully blend the rustic with upscale luxury.

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  • Day 5

    Napa Valley

    Leave your car and your worries behind and climb aboard the Wine Train – while Napa is home to many exquisite restaurants, none are quite like this. Housed aboard a collection of restored early 20th century railcars – great for a taste of pure Americana – this three-hour journey takes you through the valley for a glimpse of the finest scenery, towns and wineries in Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford and St Helena through the oversized picture windows while enjoying a gourmet lunch or dinner, crafted on-board in the specially-fabricated kitchen car. ​​

  • Day 6

    Napa Valley to Yosemite National Park

    Drive Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes | Distance: 216 miles

    Cut across the central valley on Highway 4 or 12, hit Highway 49, head south and stop en-route in the Gold Country for an historic, fun and memorable experience. 

    Stay: The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (2 nights)​​​

    Your Stay

    The Ahwahnee

    Specifically designed to highlight its natural surroundings, The Ahwahnee is an architectural masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark right inside the National Park, and the park's only property with a year-round heated outdoor pool.

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  • Day 7

    Yosemite National Park

    Of Yosemite, Scottish-American naturalist and author John Muir said it better than we ever could… “It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.” And on top of its treasure trove of natural wonders, this 1100-square-mile UNESCO World Heritage Site serves up an astounding number of attractions, activities and adventures too.​​

  • Day 8

    Yosemite to Big Sur

    Drive Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes | Distance: 232 miles

    Leaving Yosemite behind, your next stop is beautiful Big Sur – described as ‘the greatest meeting of land and water in the world’ – and you’ll be gazing upon its spellbinding surrounds from one of our favourite hotels in the world.

    Stay: Post Ranch Inn (2 nights)​​

    Your Stay

    Post Ranch Inn

    Organically designed and nestled on a ridgeline 1200 feet above the crashing surf, Post Ranch Inn is a fantastic and luxurious place for couples needing peace and seclusion.

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  • Day 9

    Big Sur

    Not just a town, Big Sur is a region that has no real boundaries, so there are plenty of places to pull over, like McWay Falls and Pfeiffer Beach – but make sure you have a camera ready as the beauty is something else.​​

  • Day 10

    Big Sur to Santa Barbara

    Drive Time: 3 hours, 50 minutes | Distance: 200 miles

    Set off for Santa Barbara early and you’ll be able to travel back in time at Hearst Castle– an extraordinary 250,000-acre temple to opulence and excess. Cambria is a lovely spot to stop for lunch or some retail therapy, or look for otters on a guided kayak tour of Morro Bay. 

    Stay: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore (2 nights)​​

    Your Stay

    Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore

    Surrounded by lush, perfectly-manicured gardens in a peaceful location, Santa Barbara’s grande dame has been a favourite haunt of Hollywood's elite since the 1920s.

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  • Day 11

    Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara has long been a retreat for movie stars and creative types wanting an escape from LA, and it's easy to see why. The American Riviera has a Mediterranean-style magic, all the way from the ocean to the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, with leafy streets, designer boutiques and a buzz-worthy food and wine scene.​​

  • Day 12

    Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

    Drive Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes | Distance: 88 miles

    An early start means you’ll arrive in Los Angeles mid-morning, with plenty of time to be ready for your private guide to pick you up from your hotel and show you all the glittering sights of this star-studded city.

    Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (2 nights)​​

    Your Stay

    Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

    If location is everything, then this venerable hotel has it all sewn up; from sun-filled guest rooms with private step-out balconies to award-winning see-and-be-seen dining.

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  • Day 13

    Los Angeles

    Your last day in Los Angeles, so it's the perfect time to take some time out for a bit of retail therapy at The Grove, with a visit to Farmers' Market right next door. Or take a leisurely walk to West Hollywood and have some lunch at one of the many great restaurants.​​

  • Day 14

    Los Angeles

    Depart Los Angeles on your international flight back to London Heathrow Airport.​​

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