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Holidays in California

California - the 'Golden State' - holds some of the United States' most incredible experiences and is easily one of the most exciting holiday destinations in the world. Titan Travel's California holidays are amongst our most captivating - focusing on trips to sun-kissed beaches, rugged mountain ranges and glittering cities. Drawing on over a quarter of a century's experience running tours in North America, we create holidays for thousands of visitors to the west coast each year. Each tour captures the spirit of adventure which makes the USA so special - but also showcases the glamour and spectacle of its most famous attractions. Whether you plan to soak up the sun on Long Beach or take in the epic wilderness of Yosemite National Park, the perfect Californian holiday experience awaits.

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Tipping is customary for obtaining good service. For service in restaurants etc. 18-20% is usual.


A wide range of international cuisine is available. Tap water is safe to drink, although bottled water is also readily available. Please note that visitors to the USA are not permitted to bring items such as plants, vegetables or fresh fruit into the country.


GMT - 8 hours


The electrical current is 110V, 60Hz. Plug adaptors should have 2 flat prongs.


For the latest country specific information please check the website for National Travel Health Network and Centre

Passports and visas

Most British Citizens are eligible to enter the USA under the Visa Waiver program (VWP) without the need to gain a visa. However, application to enter the USA under the VWP must be made in advance, using the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). An ESTA is needed if entrance to the USA is made internationally by air or sea. If entrance into the USA is made via a land border you will not required to apply for an ESTA, instead you will complete a green I-94 immigration form which will be given to you by the border agent representative.A standard 10 year British passport is required for all holidays, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned date of return travel.

Flight time

From London to California is approx. 11 hours and 15 mins

Titan holidays in California are tailored to a range of preferences and, for those travellers with a taste for the glamour and glitz of big cities, the Golden State does not disappoint. We visit every famous city in the state, including the eternally charming San Francisco, home to the gigantic Golden Gate Bridge, the colourful Embarcadero waterfront and - way out in the bay - the notorious Alcatraz Island prison. Further south, the affluent coastal charm of Santa Barbara is a popular stop for seafood lovers and sun-seekers, before the sprawling skyline of Los Angeles fills the horizon. Los Angeles is a modern metropolis, presenting world famous sights, sounds and landmarks - like Graumann's Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Sunset Boulevard - at every bustling street corner. The city's glamour is hard to resist, and it would be impossible to see everything in the city in one trip.

Our expertise extends beyond California's thriving cities. Our routes along the Pacific coast incorporate the gorgeous curves of the Big Sur coastline and the towns which surround it. Heavily influenced by Mexican and Spanish culture, the Big Sur provided Jack Kerouac with inspiration for his autobiography - and it is hard not to be affected by the abundant spectacular beauty along its length. Turning inland, we take you back to America's storied pioneer past, with tours venturing into the vast Yosemite National Park. Teeming with wildlife, Yosemite is an incredibly varied environment - our Californian escorted tours place you against an awe-inspiring backdrop of mountains, valleys and rolling forests large enough to keep anyone captivated for hours.

As one of our flagship tours, 'California and the Golden West' has been a huge hit with visitors to America and aims to deliver a quintessential west coast experience which captures the best the state has to offer. Our route takes in every major coastal city, stopping for fascinating tours of San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Between stops in California's urban centres, are opportunities to explore its natural splendour - on scenic trails leading into Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon and, eventually, the awesome Grand Canyon. The Golden West tour captures all the colour and raw excitement of California and its neighbour states - and even includes a stop in fabulous, hedonistic Las Vegas, Nevada.

At Titan we encourage adventure and we incorporate California's surrounding attractions into our experiences as much as those within the state. Beyond trips to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, our California tours visit the pioneer towns of Flagstaff and Sedona in Arizona and even venture as far east as the towering Rocky Mountains, the breathtaking continental backbone of North America running up in to Canada. We want your time with us to be unforgettable, so we make sure every detail of your holiday is perfect - from your chauffeur transfer service to the airport on departure, to the expert knowledge and assistance of a Tour Manager at every stage of your journey around the Golden State.

If you are searching for your Californian adventure, look no further than Titan: exploring the Old and New American West for decades!