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Customer Reviews of our California Coast & Yosemite tour

We currently have 163 reviews of this tour. These reviews are completely unsolicited, and they were not paid for in any way. These are simply the kind words of some of our satisfied customers.

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“First time with Caravan but look forward to many more. Excellent tour! Every hotel was wonderful, and the Argonaut and Intercontinental L.A. were exceptional. Great choices for sightseeing, enjoyed everything we saw. Your planning was exceptional. We’ve done lots of trips and never had a better guide or driver. They were a walking encyclopedia and I could write a book about them. They make a tour outstanding.”

Mrs. & Mr. J.N., Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

“I have been on many guided coach trips but Caravan was the most bang for the buck. I loved everything about our trip. I was impressed with seeing so much in such a short time. Enjoyed every place we saw. Hearst Castle was definitely a highlight for me. I had wanted to see it for many years. Informative and charming, ours was the best director I’ve ever had. My sister and I are already planning our next trip!”

Ms. E.J., Chelsea, Alabama

“Our experiences with Caravan Tours so far have been very positive. You incorporate lots to see and comfortable clean hotels in great locations. You never fail us in getting to see so much in such a short time. Fabulous sights. Our guides at the vineyard, Hearst Castle, and Sony Studios were very informative and humorous.”

Mr. & Mrs. T.M., Ashland, New Hampshire

“Great value for a professional tour we will never forget. We enjoyed all the sights which were breathtaking. Yosemite and Hearst Castle were our favorite. We had plenty of rest stops and visited beautiful places for photos. Our TD skillfully shared history about the individual places and California in general. Everyone loved her. All of the hotels were terrific. The motorcoach was bright and cheerful. We look forward to future tours with Caravan.”

Mr. & Mrs. W.H., Kansas City, Missouri

“Great hotel locations, and good meal variety. California fruit is the best! Best tour guide ever. Excellent!! Very nice tour. Scenery was spectacular.”

Mrs. T.M., West Salem, Wisconsin

“All sights were excellent, the whole trip was exceptional! Our first trip with Caravan went beyond our expectations. Great stops, especially Yosemite! We will spread the word about your excellent company. We have another tour to the Grand Canyon, and we’re excited to go with your company again.”

Mrs. & Mr. C.S., Richland, Pennsylvania

“Absolutely wonderful. Got to see everything I wanted and was given enough time to experience and learn about all the beautiful and interesting places in California as well as a few we didn’t expect! We got spoiled last year on the Caravan Mt. Rushmore tour and thought nobody could be as good as that director. Well, our California Coast TD was just as excellent. Everyone I spoke to agreed that we couldn’t understand how she remembered all the great knowledge she imparted to us, all the histories and stories of these places. She took such great care of us, a delight! We met lots of nice people on tour, made some friends, saw new and exciting things and learned a lot. All the hotels were above my expectations, all different, upscale beautiful rooms and in great locations. Thank you again, Caravan, for a great time!”

Ms. S.M., Palm Beach, Florida

“This was our first guided coach trip, but it won’t be our last. THE BEST. If our California director and driver are on all of our Caravan trips, we might never come home.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.D., Lititz, Pennsylvania

“This was our second trip through Caravan, did the Costa Rica tour a few years back. The accommodations Caravan find for these trips are outstanding! Never have I had any negativity for any of them. They are top-notch and a great reason alone we travel with you. Additionally, this trip certainly provided many different sights and sounds. Stops at Santa Barbara and Monica were delightful. Yosemite tunnel view, I can’t get out of my mind! Our small but mighty driver, she was delightful! Thank you for enjoyable trips with so much to see and do!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.T., Glenshaw, Pennsylvania

“This was my 4th Caravan Tour, we have wonderful memories and new friends! Spectacular! Starting with Golden gate, Fisherman’s Wharf, Winery, Yosemite, Hollywood - excellent choices. I ❤ Caravan!”

Ms. L.S., Herkimer, New York

“Our first Caravan excursion was such a wonderful adventure! It would be difficult to improve upon near perfection. This was a vacation to remember. The trip was all we hoped for - a delightful, rewarding introduction to California. We highly recommend it. We received an excellent tour in a short period of time and it was so enjoyable to see large sampling of California without driving, booking hotels, tours, activities. The Intercontinental in L.A. is a true gem. And a knowledgeable, caring, considerate director, a joy to be with. Well-organized and entertaining. First-rate motorcoach!”

Mr. & Mrs. M.L., Monticello, Indiana

“Our tour director was very knowledgeable and enjoyable. He was very conscientious about ensuring luggage was delivered to the appropriate rooms. He handled all special needs promptly. Our driver was terrific. He is an excellent driver. We always felt totally safe with him, and he has a sense of humor. He responded quickly to any requests. It would be great to go on another tour with them both. They work very well together.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.A., Silverdale, Washington

“The whole trip was great and I'll have the pictures and memories that will last me forever. I can't wait to go on another Caravan tour in the future.”

Ms. P.L., Lodi, New Jersey

“You get an A+. This was the best trip I believe I've taken. All hotels were clean and well maintained in great locations. All meals were really nice in a nice atmosphere. There was plenty to eat. We saw so much! Great group! I will do another tour with Caravan. The entire tour was a ten. Thanks again!”

Mr. & Mrs. D.S., Columbus, Georgia

“I simply cannot believe that you can offer such a quality experience as the tour we enjoyed for the prices you charge!! This trip was truly beyond a good travel value...it was an unbelievable STEAL! Rest assured, we will travel with you again and recommend at every opportunity. Thank you very much for providing such a fine vacation experience.”

Ms. J.R., Audubon, New Jersey

“My expectations were met and exceeded everyday. There was a good balance of schedule and free time. Loved San Francisco, Carmel, 17-Mile Drive, redwood grove, I loved it all! This was my first Caravan tour and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We are already considering what our next tour should be!”

Mr. & Mrs. D.H., Westchester, Ohio

“These Caravan tours are the best you can get for such a reasonable price. We have never been disappointed with anything on these tours. The choices are always awesome on the hotels and sightseeing. We look forward to more Caravan tours in the future! I love the fact that everything is included, no optionals, which means the price you see is what you are charged!”

Ms. B.H., Owensboro, Kentucky

“Don't be hesitant about booking a vacation with Caravan. They are far better at what they do than much of the competition out there and our experience was a very pleasant one. Their clients seem to be a good mixture of age and background and all became friends within the time of the tour. Five-star recommendation from both me and my partner who accompanied me. We will definitely use Caravan in the future.”

Mr. S.W., Burstwick, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

“Highly recommend this wonderful trip. Words cannot describe the beauty of this part of the country--breathtaking, delicious and awesome. The tour was perfectly organized down to every last detail and packs so much into eight days. So impressive! The tour director and driver were complete professionals who made the trip the success it was. We've never done an escorted tour, but would do it again with Caravan next year. Hopefully we could have the same tour director and driver.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.S., Hamilton Square, New Jersey

“This is one of the best tours. The hotels were in excellent locations. For example, near Fisherman's Wharf and Yosemite Lodge between the mountains, loved swimming in the outdoor pool with such a view! There were so many highlights that were so diverse and interesting, I find it difficult to pick out the best one. Will be checking out your other tours.”

Ms. A.D., Greenport, New York

“Caravan has done an exceptional job of setting these tours up and has decades of experience. All the sights were very good as we saw California agriculture, mountains, coastlines, and large cities which were all learning experiences for most of us. The bridges were awesome to see as well. This was my first trip with Caravan and my wife and I plan to take New England. An absolutely fantastic job all around.”

Mr. & Mrs. C.P., Saint Augustine, Florida

“Amazing, luxury suites and views, the hotels were relaxing and immaculate first-class comfort facilities. Enjoyed it all: San Fran, so much to see. Yosemite - WOW. Monterey drive, seals, Hearst, breathtaking. Hollywood. Perfect amount of rest stops. Would definitely experience Caravan again, 150% satisfied.”

Ms. L.M., Clairton, Pennsylvania

“This Caravan Tour exceeded my expectations. Will recommend highly to others and will tour with Caravan again. All the hotels were wonderful, felt like 4 or 5 star hotels which I’m sure they were. Enjoyed all our stops and appreciated the extra effort when necessary. We all loved our director: he was wonderful, knowledgeable and a kind, caring soul who cared about his group.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.S., Winter Springs, Florida

“I lost my husband last March and took this tour by myself. It was a trial run. I LOVED my tour. I have travelled with several other well-known touring companies, and I was very impressed with Caravan, and at no time did I feel threatened or afraid. My rooms were all very comfortable and secure. I now know that I can do this by myself. I’m planning on taking my son and his wife on your Costa Rica tour next year. I’m so excited about it. I truly loved this Pacific Coast tour. It was serious sightseeing. My favorite day was Sony Studios and Hollywood. The harbor seals were amazing. I’m going with Caravan again, God-willing.”

Ms. V.G., Saint Johnsbury, Vermont

“Our director was one of the very best at her job. This was my 6th tour with Caravan and her, along with one other, are truly remarkable people who really know how they do it. I was the only Californian on the tour and this couldn’t have been better. The stops were exceptionally well chosen, a fresh look at California. Your tours have been so enjoyable. Congrats on your hard work in making them available. You’re an excellent company.”

Mr. & Mrs. P.S., Lafayette, California

“I loved this tour! My daughter(59) and myself(80) loved how our director handle the free time and gave us time to explore. Everything ran smooth and on time, it was a wonderful group! Loved Sonoma, Yosemite, Muir Woods, loved Morro Bay. Our entire tour with our director was special; she loves CA and shared that with us. Everyone on the tour was so friendly and timely making it a great experience.”

Ms. G.H., Alamo, Tennessee

“This is a wonderful, all-around great way to see California. The Argonaut Hotel was very nice and the staff was super. We also loved being in the national park at the Yosemite Valley Lodge, it made the experience super! Everything was smooth and on time, and we loved the amount of free time too!”

Mrs. V.N., Alamo, Tennessee

“Our tour director was a wonderful wealth of information and caring. This was my second tour this summer. I have been very impressed with Caravan and its employees.”

Ms. C.S., Mesa, Arizona

“I loved this trip and would highly recommend Caravan Tours to friends. I especially enjoyed the breakfast buffets, nice variety of choices and all had fresh fruit. Great, nice variety of activities and scenic sights. Our tour director was charming, had a great personality and kept everything fun and upbeat! He was very knowledgeable of the area and provided good information as well.”

Mr. & Mrs. W.F., Elkhart, Indiana

“The trip was outstanding from the costs, to the tour director, the driver, the bus, the food, the lodging, the sights and everything involved.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.B., Fairhope, Alabama

“I never have to worry about having to stay at a subpar motel with Caravan. We always have nice hotels! My personal favorite was the Beverly Hilton. I felt like royalty. Our sights and activities were all spectacular! Woods and Yosemite were highlights, but the Sony Studios was fabulous! Perfect.”

Mr. & Mrs. E.S., Raleigh, North Carolina

“Was amazed at how much we got to see, enjoyed everything. I especially liked San Francisco and Yosemite and the redwood grove.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.D., Lawrence, Massachusetts

“I don’t think my experience on this trip could have been any better….absolutely wonderful. Each stop was a great opportunity for sightseeing, meals and shopping. I though the hotels were great, especially the one at Morro Bay. For us to be able to stay overnight within Yosemite was tremendous. Our director was a true professional and had the skill of speaking, humor, direction, and knowledge of the places visited.”

Ms. S.P., Jacksonville, Florida

“We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. A wonderful way to sample the state of California! I especially enjoyed the Beverly Hilton, but all of our lodging was great. The Inn at Morro Bay was my fave. Beautiful scenery. Well planned breaks and photo stops. There are not enough good things to say about our director. I would recommend her without reservation!”

Mr. & Mrs. P.W., Princeton, West Virginia

“Really enjoyed the mix of city and nature on this trip. Loved it all! Favorites were Muir Woods, Yosemite and Sony Studios, where our guide was fantastic. The Embassy and Hilton were also fantastic, and I loved that we could walk to things. Our director was excellent, one of the best we’ve had.”

Mr. & Mrs. W.C., Dover, Delaware

“We loved the trip. We had great fun, made new friends and are planning another Caravan vacation soon. Great job! Please keep us informed by mail of upcoming trips.”

Mr. B.D., Stickney, Illinois

“Overall, I loved this trip and am amazed at how many places we went in one week! California is gorgeous and breathtaking. I would go again!”

Miss M.T., Oshkosh, Wisconsin

“I have been with other tour companies where they drop you off at malls and have hotels away from everything. This is my third Caravan Tour. Caravan is the very best for the money: affordable, best hotels; wonderful breathtaking sites: Yosemite, Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, LA, etc. Perfect. Couldn’t stop taking pictures. I will miss our director, a perfect guide, she was full of energy and took great care of all of us. Thanks for a super trip!”

Ms. L.W., Nokomis, Florida

“Wow, so great, so much we did in California and never could have done all on our own. Our driver was amazing, very talented and made me feel very comfortable. Excellent hotel choices, so clean, great happy hours, best food. The Argonaut was terrifically located. I will recommend Caravan to everyone.”

Mrs. J.K., Medina, Ohio

“Spectacular! I don’t know how Caravan does it. Morro Bay was such a delight. Very well planned. Very nice coach. Lots to see in short time. Intercontinental in L.A., over the top excellent. I look forward to my next Caravan Tour!!!”

Mr. B.F., Jenks, Oklahoma

“This was our first Caravan experience. It more than just met our expectations. All stops were well-timed and the choices of locations to see were excellent. We appreciate all the details taken care of and managed by our director. He was a most cordial, knowledgeable and experienced director. We look forward to another trip in the future.”

Mr. & Mrs. F.N., East Northport, New York

“As a first time tour traveler, I was exceedingly impressed. Our director was first-rate and so were the accommodations, meals and tour stops all combined to make this a most memorable trip for my daughter and me.”

Mrs. J.T., Oshkosh, Wisconsin

“Very good value. Would certainly recommend Caravan and intend to go again next year to Yellowstone with Caravan. Would like to see international tours in the future.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.G., Manasquan, New Jersey

“We feel the price was very economical for the quality of housing and meals. Thanks for a wonderful vacation and special memories! We have told many of our friends to try out Caravan for their next vacation! The hotels were excellent! Very nice buffet breakfasts. Our tour director was so informative on every topic. He seemed to know every nook of the tour! We learned so much about culture/agriculture/architecture/ personalities, etc.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.W., Dobson, North Carolina

“An excellent vacation, I've been recommending Caravan to all my friends. You will be seeing me again!”

Ms. A.P.,, Boston, Massachusetts

“Once again, extremely happy with Caravan. The hotels had very nice accommodations, appreciated the location of the San Francisco hotel. The sights and activities were super -- kept us busy! We appreciate the mornings and afternoons that Caravan slips into allowing us to 'do our own thing.' Our driver was superb! Great skills in traffic and in 'the boondocks' of Big Sur. Did their Canadian Rockies tour.... checking into Yellowstone for next year.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.S., Shawnee Mission, Kansas

“Having water on the bus was really appreciated. I also liked the way seats were rotated. It was fair and time saving, much better than other similar tours I've done. We're looking forward to our next Caravan trip.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.A., Ocean, New Jersey

“This was my first Caravan tour and I will definitely do another. It was excellent! This Pacific Coast trip has been on my bucket list and I never could have seen as much or learned as much if I had done it on my own. Very nice hotels. I could write ten pages about our director which would all be complimentary. The man was amazing. And our driver was a little dynamo with lots of spunk.”

Ms. B.Z., North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

“The hotels were very nice and in the mainstream of the activities. The food was delicious. All selections were great. I liked the buffet breakfast as well. I was very impressed with the comfortable ride and views from the big windows.”

Mr. & Mrs. H.R., Castle Hayne, North Carolina

“Other people on tour are your best ambassadors for taking another Caravan tour. Most of the people had been on Caravan before us. This was our first, but not our last.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.K., Green Valley, Arizona

“This was my first Caravan tour. I was traveling with my 17 yr/old son. I was concerned that the tour would be boring for him, but he was as excited and pleased as I was. We loved Yosemite and Muir Woods. We enjoyed each day. Everybody felt safe traveling the winding, mountainous roads thanks to our driver. Our director was funny, accommodating, and knowledgeable. We will definitely be touring with you again.”

Ms. D.Q., Inwood, West Virginia

“This was our first Caravan tour and based on this experience, it will not be our last. I don’t think any others can compare to our California director. He took an interest in every passenger, was so intelligent and had a great personality. Well-planned, the tour stopped at the highlights for each destination.”

Ms. F.K., Rockaway Park, New York

“We have traveled with Caravan before and hope to do it again. We have recommended this trip to our friends. Our tour director was attentive to the needs and desires of the group. He enjoyed seeing California and sharing his love for California. Excellent in his job! Caravan does a great job with this tour. I have recommended it to several people.”

Mr. & Mrs. G.S., Virginia Beach, Virginia

“Our tour director could not have done a better job. Everything ran very smoothly due to his diligence. He was very knowledgeable making for a richer travel experience. Everyone on the tour was very happy with his guidance. Will definitely recommend Caravan to friends.”

Mrs. B.T., Rutherford, New Jersey

“Having never been on this type of tour, overall very pleased and great tour. There really never was a dull moment. We especially enjoyed the Yosemite Lodge with it’s balcony overlooking the steamy creek outside, very relaxing. We would certainly entertain doing another one in the future. Excellent Job!!!”

Mr. & Mrs. G.A., Royal Oak, Michigan

“This was my first tour with Caravan. I have gone with other tour companies in the past. Caravan is great. I had a wonderful vacation! Hope to take more tours with you!”

Ms. E.S., Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

“The hotels were great choices. Our location made it easy to walk around (San Francisco) especially. Monterey was great! Enjoyed the Winery, ....and Pier 39. This was my second Caravan tour and we are planning a third trip next year. Thank you!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.R., Birmingham, Alabama

“Our tour director was very approachable. He maintained his schedule and tour obligations and at the same time was attentive to meeting his passengers' needs. Made us all feel special as individuals.”

Mrs. C.M., Harrison, New York

“Excellent tour, would have paid far more with other tours and wouldn't have received nearly the same value, education or experience.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.B., Williamsburg, Virginia

“Overall this was a very good trip. One of the reasons for its success was the tour director. His commentary, knowledge insights and humor contributed to a successful and fun trip. He made every effort to occupy our time and was a great host for the tour. The tour was well-planned and we were not disappointed overall on the opportunities afforded.”

Mr. J.D., North Ridgeville, Ohio

“We've been telling all of our friends what a great trip it was. It is the best trip on which I've been for the hotels where we stayed.”

Mr. & Mrs. A.B., Glenmont, New York

“All our breakfasts were very good, better than any other tour we have taken. You may have more people to take this trip next year from people I've told about your trip.”

Mr. & Mrs. F.T., Glenmont, New York

“I will tell anyone that asks about Caravan vacations how much I liked to travel with them. They were so thoughtful in so many different ways. The scenery was beautiful. The ocean and mountains and trees were beautiful. We rode a streetcar, I liked that! The hotel and Fisherman’s Wharf was so nice, everything was so handy with that area, the shopping, restaurants.”

Ms. B.S., Fort Scott, Kansas

“Everything was excellent. All the hotels were great, but my favorite was the Argonaut. We also had great activities, my favorites were going over the Golden Gate Bridge, going down the Big Sur coast, going to Cannery Row at Monterey. Loved Yosemite. All were great. Saw so many places and did so many things. Completed a lot of bucket list items. We plan to do New England some time next year!”

Mr. & Mrs. S.D., Fort Smith, Arizona

“Thank you for a well coordinated tour. I think you are a first class company and won't hesitate to recommend you to others.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.N., Greenwood, Indiana

“This is our third trip with Caravan Tours. We have done Costa Rica, the National Parks and this tour. We are very pleased with Caravan. You get a quality tour for a reasonable price. We have recommended and sent at least twelve other couples to use your tour company. All of them thanked us for our recommendations.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.H.. Harrison, New York

“All the hotels and services I had were excellent and the food variety was wonderful. I recommend this tour to all that have never gone on a Caravan tour.”

Mr. V.C., Minneapolis, Minnesota

“First time on a motor coach tour and first time with Caravan Tours. We had a great time. Everything was great. It makes us want to book another tour, and we probably will.”

Mr. & Mrs. D.F., Lockport, New York

“We would recommend and sign up for another Caravan tour! The sightseeing and activities were pretty well paced. Very good itinerary. Our tour director was the best! We've been on a number of tours in Europe and the States and our tour director is the upper echelon. He is charming, well informed, well read and very efficient. We would like the Canadian Rockies/Glacier National Park tour in the future.”

Mr. & Mrs. G.W., Sewell, New Jersey

“The hotels all met our needs quite nicely. They were clean and they supplied the necessary items to make our stay enjoyable. The breakfasts were better than expected. The dinners were well-planned and tasted great. I think the planning that went into this trip certainly made possible for us to see a lot of interesting country as well.”

Ms. M.T., Gonzales, Louisiana

“I really had a most enjoyable time. I will recommend Caravan to my friends. I could not ask for a more informed, polite tour director. He made my trip wonderful!”

Ms. S.C., High Point, North Carolina

“Enjoyed our trip very much. The price was also very reasonable which was why we chose Caravan, and yet you had us in great hotels with good food!”

Mr. & Mrs. D.S., Omaha, Nebraska

“Having never gone on a guided tour before, I was so impressed with it. It was a quite enjoyable trip that we could not have gotten together by ourselves. We truly had a ball! We have recommended you to everyone we have talked to since we came back. This was a trip I will never forget! Thank you! We truly enjoyed the entire trip. Our tour director did an excellent job. The tour exposed us to many many neat things that we could not have enjoyed in the limited time we have for vacations. We were also very thankful of being a part of such a group. Truly a once in a lifetime trip!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.F., Schnellville, Indiana

“I waited thirty-nine years to see the California Coast. It was a dream come true.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.H., North Port, Florida

“Wonderful experience. The tour director made everyone feel welcome and a part of the group.”

Mrs. P.M., Hendersonville, North Carolina

“My husband and I could relax more because he didn't have to drive and I didn't have to be stressed about telling him where to drive and park. It was great to have everything planned ahead of time on the attractions and times we needed to be there, what to see, what to do. It was a fantastic vacation, the best one we ever had!”

Mr. & Mrs. A.P., Waterloo, Illinois

“All around excellent tour! We packed in all the important sights and sounds of the West Coast as advertised and more! Would recommend this tour to anyone. Handed out the Caravan booklet to several of our neighbors.”

Mr. & Mrs. T.P., North Canton, Ohio

“Caravan Tours does an excellent job in their planning, selecting knowledgeable tour guides and superb locations. From the coast itself to the luxurious resorts to the meals, all of it is of superior quality. Definitely the best tour for the money spent! We'd definitely choose Caravan Tours again in the future!”

Ms. Y.H., Alexandria, Virginia

“We had a great time! It was our first tour. We took an Alaskan cruise two years ago, but had never done a trip like this one. It was so easy. We didn't have to worry about traffic and finding a place to stay. I thought it was a terrific value for everything we got to do. We definitely would consider another Caravan tour. This is the best way to take a vacation. This way I can just enjoy the sights and sound of some place different and not have the worries of making sure about the hotels and driving. Excellent job Caravan!”

Mr. & Mrs. T.B., Holland, Ohio

“Enjoyed all the breakfasts. The final night was very enjoyable. Our tour director was very pleasant and very knowledgeable. Used games and handouts to make our trip more enjoyable. We feel the tour was excellent for the price. We were impressed.”

Mr. & Mrs. G.D., Belvidere, New Jersey

“We are very pleased with Caravan Tours. We have used other tour lines but for the cost, you can't be beat. You are even better than the more expensive tours. Thank you! I don't see how you do it for the price. Will be back!”

Mr. & Mrs. C.S., Apopka, Florida

“This was my first time in California. The tour sampled many places. Yosemite was spectacular! Our tour director was very well informed. He not only knew the important facts about the places we saw, but also so much interesting trivia. This was my third Caravan tour. I hope to be able to take more of them. Thanks for a great time!”

Mrs. B.F., Morganville, New Jersey

“All in all, I would recommend Caravan to friends. Good tour for the money. Excellent hotels.”

Ms. J.G., Hillsboro, Ohio

“Speaking for my husband and myself, who were 1st time Caravan travelers, we were very pleased with everything. Our director was a delight and our driver was superior in every way! Hotels could not have been better. We loved the variety, and everyone was nice and the service was great!”

Ms. T.W., Forest, Mississippi

“I’m amazed at just how much of California I was able to see on this trip. Enjoyed it all! Very good hotel selections. Clean and well-located. Very well-planned and organized schedule. Happy with what was provided. Thank you, will definitely recommend Caravan to others.”

Ms. B.C., Fall River, Massachusetts

“A great tour! So much to see, but the pace was relaxing. All the highlights of California(coast) were visited. The tours of Yosemite, Hearst Castle, Santa Barbara, Sony were fun and informative. The hotels were great, upscale, up-to-date, and the included buffets were delicious. It was so nice to have our luggage picked up and out in our rooms. Also, not having to register made it easy to get to our rooms and relax before dinner. We will surely take another Caravan Tour.”

Mrs. C.V., Macedonia, Ohio

“A great vacation, excellent value, nice people all around. Perfect hotel locations, perfect rooms. Would definitely book with Caravan again.”

Mr. S.D., Grand Island, New York

“I have never been on a coach guided tour in the U.S. It was far better than I ever expected. I would definitely do another one. Our sightseeing and activities could not have been better. First class hotels, loved the Argonaut!”

Ms. J.H., Modesto, California

“This was a wonderful tour. I can’t wait to book another with Caravan. Our director did a great job of balancing commentary with quiet time. The Argonaut is in a great location, and the other hotels were very nice. A clean bus, always on time, plenty of water, a safe trip.”

Ms. K.L., Bellingham, Minnesota

“I enjoyed the trip so much that I will book another trip this year same year! My first experience with Caravan was wonderful! The hotels were awesome and I was very satisfied with everything we did!”

Ms. P.S., Fort Laramie, Ohio

“I’ll definitely go on another Caravan! Great selection of hotels, and the updated features at the Yosemite Lodge was a pleasant surprise. The ultimate spots were included in this varied tour for someone like me who wanted to visit all the popular tourist spots in California.”

Mrs. R.K., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Excellent choice of sites, loved the city tours, Yosemite, Hearst, etc. All excellent, first-class lodgings from the Argonaut through to the fabulous Beverly Hilton. No complaints.”

Mr. & Mrs. B.K., Hockessin, Delaware

“We loved our first ever bus tour. Rest stops were awesome and our hotels were amazing. So comfortable and cozy. We loved our director - so kind and knowledgeable of all areas of the tour.”

Mrs. S.G., San Juan, Texas

“We would recommend Caravan California Coast to all our friends. All hotels were beyond expectations. All first class, luxurious, clean, great service. Monterey, Big Sur, Carmel, very pleased with all. We requested some special assistance and were very pleased that Caravan was able to accommodate us. We are thinking of Canadian Rockies for our next trip!”

Ms. J.M., Stony Point, New York

“This trip was great, affordable and I would go on another Caravan tour! All the hotels were wonderful, clean, comfortable, and in pretty areas. Our director did and excellent job of telling us the history of our sights and instructing us where to meet. Appreciated our great driver.”

Ms. E.M., Troy, Ohio

“All in all, a great trip that I would recommend. I was able to see a lot of beautiful sights on this tour. Also learned a lot about the state of California. All hotels were great. Good locations and amenities. The tour director was outstanding, very detailed and did his homework. Local guides were excellent as well!”

Mr. J.K., Ottawa, Ohio

“Very impressive! This was our first Caravan tour and we really enjoyed it. Excellent hotels...far nicer than accustomed to. We spent a night in Yosemite, awesome! A wealth of information and a wonderful balance between guided sightseeing, and then helpful suggestions for time on our own. We are already talking about our next trip.”

Mr. J.B., McHenry, Illinois

“My first bus tour and I couldn’t have been more pleased. I usually plan our trips including all the stops and places to stay, so it was nice for a change to leave this for Caravan to arrange. Loved everything we got to see! My favorite was Yosemite.”

Mrs. E.W., Raleigh, North Carolina

“Everything was awesome. I thought our visits on some days would not be long enough, but the timings were perfect. Our director was so interesting and informative. Loved our driver, she is my driving idol now!”

Ms. B.P., Great Falls, Montana

“This tour was everything I hoped for, beautiful; enjoyed every moment. Every hotel was clean and very nice, and the staff were wonderful! Great meals, it was a wonderful trip. I loved it!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.R., North Ridgeville, Ohio

“Everything was great! Everything met or exceeded all of our expectations. We plan to take at least two or more of your tours in the coming years. Thanks for a wonderful experience!”

Mr. & Mrs. H.V., Bradenton, Florida

“Very well organized and very enjoyable trip. We would try another Caravan tour. We enjoyed most having everything planned ahead of time for us and still having some free time as well.”

Mr. & Mrs. P.Z., Painesville, Ohio

“Our family have many wonderful memories of the California Coast and Yosemite Park thanks to Caravan! This was my first tour and I found it very enjoyable. Caravan had everything down. All I had to do was show up.”

Mr. & Mrs. F.B., Totowa, New Jersey

“Caravan Tours was a wonderful experience. I would recommend it to anyone. I hope to try other tours offered by Caravan.”

Ms. M.P., Valrico, Florida

“This is my second trip with Caravan and I loved them both. Can't wait for my next trip.”

Ms. R.A., Sunrise, Florida

“What can one say? Terrific! Extremely well informed, knowledgeable, funny and caring. Performed well in pressure situations and kept the entire group interactive Anyone considering a tour should experience the quality and knowledge of a tour director that truly cares about the well being of his group. A tour company that selects good hotels in convenient locations. A tour that includes a late model reliable and safe motor coach with a professional driver...all at a very affordable price! Thank you Caravan!”

Mr. & Mrs. M.W., Land O' Lakes, Florida

“Yosemite was a real highlight!”

Mr. & Mrs. R.M., Dayton, Ohio

“I would definitely use Caravan again based on this experience - and I hope it won’t be too long! I felt the price was good value for the cost. It was so nice not to have the stress of planning and driving. I loved all of what we did. It was a fantastic way to see all the sights. I am sure that if my husband & I tried to do this on our own we would not have seen so much. All the guides were wonderful and seemed to enjoy their jobs.”

Mr. & Mrs. L.S., Tallahassee, Florida

“This entire first experience with Caravan was great. The entire trip was a joy, and if not for Caravan I would not have seen some of the sights or hotels due to sellouts, prices, etc. Monterey Bay was excellent, Muir Woods was grand. All staff members were great and were able to answer questions.”

Ms. J.V., Margate, Florida

“I will tour with you again. Never been to California. Saw and learned a lot in a short time. Beautiful rooms, food was excellent. Amazing driver. Great job on this.”

Ms. J.D., Fillmore, Illinois

“Absolutely loved this trip! Our first trip with Caravan, so glad we did this with Caravan. Your prices are exceptional and you know what your customers want. Fantastic sights! Loved Big Sur, Hearst Castle, driving along the coastline and loved Los Angeles and Sony tours. On a scale of 1 to 10, our director was a 20. Already planning our next one with you, thank you all.”

Mrs. C.C., Lorton, Virginia

“We're return 'Caravaners' Looking forward to next year and a trip to Yellowstone with Caravan.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.L., Midlothian, Illinois

“This was our second trip with you and are planning another one next year and more after that. We have traveled all over the world and on cruise tours (we love cruising), but Caravan tours are rated with the best.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.P., Butler, Pennsylvania

“I enjoyed the entire trip and Yosemite Park was beautiful and the wine tasting was fun. I have already shared your catalog with friends and I plan to take another Caravan next spring. I will look forward to the next tour.”

Ms. M.J., Houston, Texas

“I was thrilled with the entire trip. Excellent choices of sightseeing, photo stops, experienced driver and tour director, wonderful breakfast buffets and generally good food. What a wonderful vacation for me and my ten-year-old grandson who accompanied me. We will have lasting memories forever.”

Ms. B.A., Westwego, Louisiana

“This is our second Caravan tour, and I am such a fan! I can’t imagine improving our activities. How do you manage to arrange 5-star properties? The Argonaut, Inn at Morro Bay were my faves! I felt sooo privileged. First rate activities, great info for maximizing our free time. Hollywood, saw more than I ever imagined. I can’t say enough about our director. You already know his gifts and his ability to make all his guests feel special.”

Mrs. E.L., Buffalo, Texas

“I loved the tour. We had a wonderful group. Everyone got along and they were always on time. We will definitely take another tour in the years to come.”

Mr. & Mrs. L.F., Halifax, Massachusetts

“I really had a great time. Everything was taken care of for me. Just having luggage delivered and picked up made such a difference. I would definitely take another trip.”

Mr. & Mrs. A.B., Lynn, Massachusetts

“We are already thinking about planning our next trip to with Caravan. This West Coast trip was second to none. The hotels were all very well chosen and provided all the comfort needed. The great thing about these tours is the planning is done to include the best and most important things to see and do. I took over 750 photos and videos! We look forward to using Caravan Tours for future trips.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.J., Thibodaux, Louisiana

“We have been on 2 Caravan tours, Grand Canyon and this one. We would recommend Caravan to other family members, friends, and neighbors. Money well spent! Enjoyed our travel companions, all nice people having a great time together! We saw a lot of different areas of California. Wine country; loved seeing Red wood trees and Yosemite was awesome and beautiful. Excellent driver, handled the bus like an expert.”

Mr. & Mrs. S.G., Utica, Michigan

“Thank you for a well coordinated tour. I think you are a first class company and won't hesitate to recommend you to others.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.N., Greenwood, Indiana

“This tour there was so much to see that I would like to go back and spend more time in some places like the Yosemite Waterfalls-awesome! Winery - Yum! Highway One - Incredible! Golden Gate Bridge - Way Cool!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.G., Boynton Beach, Florida

“Enjoyed everything about the tour. So much to see, very educational. Our tour director was very knowledgeable about all our stops. I hope our group can have him again on another tour. On the motor coach, we had plenty of water on hand and plenty of leg room. This is the only way to travel. Everything is done for you.”

Ms. J.O., Jacksonville, Florida

“Thank you for many stunning sights and wonderful memories. We will definitely travel with Caravan again.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.S., Cypress, Texas

“I've traveled with at least ten other tour companies, some high-end and most moderately priced. As far as tour value goes, Caravan can't be beat.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.E., Clark, New Jersey

“We cannot say enough good things about our tour director. He was very knowledgeable, entertaining, very organized, always pleasant and could not do enough to make our trip very enjoyable. Another very good quality was that he also gave us some quiet time when we just rode and enjoyed the scenery. This tour is very exciting, comfortable, entertaining and we would certainly recommend it to everyone. We will be using this company again. Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation!”

Mr. & Mrs. C.K., Chesterfield, Missouri

“This is a wonderful trip. We recommended Caravan Tours to our friends and four of them went to Yellowstone last year and they had a good time. We found nothing about the tour to complain.”

Mr. & Mrs. C.W., Morristown, Tennessee

“We went as a group of eight! We are planning out our next Caravan Tour to Mount Rushmore and our number has grown to fourteen at this point due to our comments and photos from our last trip. We have and will continue to highly recommend Caravan Tours for the accommodations, sightseeing, and professional employees associated with the company.”

Mr. & Mrs. L.B., Jacksonville, Florida

“Being our first motor coach tour, we enjoyed it very much. The other folks were super. Made lots of new friends. I am sure anyone would enjoy every minute of this tour. I am still trying to figure out how Caravan Tours can do this at such a fantastic price!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.H., White River Junction, Vermont

“The tour director was great! Very friendly, knowledgeable, very accommodating, helpful and just always a source of strength in all situations. I absolutely loved San Francisco and Carmel/Monterey! I would definitely do another tour with Caravan. Everything has been so well thought, all highlights are hit and everything is taken care of for you. You get to just enjoy the experience!”

Ms. S.H., West Chester, Ohio

“I had never been on a Caravan tour, in fact I had never heard of Caravan. I discovered the company and the tour while searching the internet. I will not hesitate to go on another Caravan tour, and have already recommended Caravan to friends. The reasonable price made the tour a great bargain.”

Mr. & Mrs. W.R., Rockville, Connecticut

“Our tour director was one of the best I've ever met. I have traveled on other trips and never encountered such a good tour director. He was personable, intelligent and really excited about the beauty of Yosemite! We've never had a tour director before who tried so hard to get to know all the tour members. He did his job extremely well. The meals were great! Food was delicious and plentiful at breakfast. We saw so much! Did so much! Appreciated so much beauty! This was our third trip with Caravan and I must say you do a fantastic job. One of the best tour companies we have encountered. So much enjoyment for your money!”

Mr. & Mrs. G.S., Saint Peters, Missouri

“This is a worthwhile tour to get a good view of different parts of California. Well worth the money. No way would we have stayed in those hotels had we not been on a tour. Accommodations were a welcome luxury.”

Mr. & Mrs. R.M., Greensburg, Pennsylvania

“There was excellent pace and good variety of activities. We were able to see a lot in a relatively short period of time without killing ourselves. Our tour director did an excellent job. He really went out of his way to accommodate people. Great value for the money! It was a well-planned and executed tour. We plan to travel with you again in the future.”

Mr. & Mrs. S.A., Carbondale, Illinois

“We had an excellent tour director. He was extremely patient and he took very good care of us. Always explained things and gave us quite an insight into the places we visited. Never seemed to lose his composure or be upset about anything. Never admonished anyone for being late or asking questions. Very pleasant experience. Second trip that I have taken with Caravan, and I highly recommend it to anyone. Well worth the cost.”

Ms. C.G., Sterling Heights, Michigan

“We loved Caravan! We are already planning another trip next fall. We have told all our friends about you. You are better than higher priced tours!”

Mrs. V.J., Washington, D.C.

“Very nice. It is the best tour I've been on!”

Ms. M.R., Royal Oak, Michigan

“Our tour director was fantastic. He arranged for some lovely rooms for us because we were on our honeymoon...it was very much appreciated. Thank you for making our honeymoon unforgettable. It was absolutely perfect!”

Mr. & Mrs. L.M., Chesterfield, Missouri

“You've done a great job at building relationships at the hotels as it is obvious that Caravan guests receive excellent services. The sightseeing activities were fabulous. You scheduled just enough activity and combined it with free time. The tour guide did an outstanding job in his narration of the sights, history, trivia and more (his jokes were always funny and tasteful!). My favorite sights were San Francisco, GG Bridge and Sonoma, Yosemite and Carmel. LA sights were breathtaking.”

Mr. & Mrs. A.M., Temple Terrace, Florida

“Our tour director was excellent. He made the trip very worthwhile. We really got our money's worth. He was very informative and had a great sense of humor. We had never done a bus tour before and we found the best. We'd recommend it to anyone. We plan to take another with Caravan.”

Mr. & Mrs. W.J., Falls Church, Virginia

“San Francisco, so much to see. The tours were great, boat ride was wonderful and there was time to explore more of the town, people, shops and visit with others on the tour. That made the time fly by.”

Ms. S.H., Orange, California

“This is my second Caravan tour, and Caravan always puts us in hotels that are CLEAN. That alone very much helps to make the tours enjoyable. They had excellent breakfast buffets in all hotels. The provided evening meals were uniformly outstanding. Magnificent scenery, I could hang out in Monterey forever!”

Mr. R.H., Whitewater, Wisconsin

“When my husband said we'd been booked for a 'tour,' I was a bit skeptical. But, this was the best trip we have ever taken, great hotels, the best sights, and strangers that were very well behaved. I could not have planned it better.”

Mr. & Mrs. P. M., Temple Terrace, Florida

“Caravan Tours was unknown to me until 2006. You sure know how to put a trip together. We had a great time! It was our first tour. We took an Alaskan cruise two years ago, but had never done a trip like this one. It was so easy. We didn't have to worry about traffic and finding a place to stay, etc. I thought it was a terrific value for everything we got to do.”

Mr. & Mrs., T. B., Holland, Ohio

“I can see why John Muir was so in love with Yosemite. You can just sit in one spot and be kept busy all day. We saw so much in such a short period of time, a fantastic tour.”

Mr. & Mrs. C.L., Saint Peters, Missouri

“We met so many wonderful and friendly people. Everyone seemed to mingle very well. A tour director can make or break your trip. Yours definitely made ours a wonderful experience with not hassles, no worries.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.S., Sidney, Ohio

“I feel Caravan did a great job with the money we paid in securing these types of hotels. Makes me feel that myself and my clients certainly got their bang for the buck. Don't know how you did it. I tried pricing this whole tip myself. Couldn't come close to your price. Keep up the good work!”

Mr. & Mrs. J.C., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania

“Caravan - just keep doing what you are doing!”

Mr. S.W., Yorkshire, England

“Wonderful hotels. Clean, everything was at my fingertips. I saw so much more than I ever expected to see. Our weather was beautiful every day. The rest and photo stops were wonderful. Every consideration was given to us. Your tour director could not do enough to please. He was dedicated, outgoing, friendly, easy to talk to, always available. I would definitely take another trip with Caravan. I will tell my family and friends what a delightful trip it was for all.”

Ms. A.M., Newburgh, New York

“Your tour director was very comfortable to be with. Have already recommended Caravan and this trip to others. We had already been to most of the stops, not on a tour, some of them twice, but really enjoyed all the tour.”

Mr. & Mrs. E.B., North Port, Florida

“All hotels were excellent, clean, accessible, very nicely furnished, and the services provided were more than adequate. Your Caravan tour director was more than a tour director. He was a walking encyclopedia, amusing, helpful, kind, considerate and very accommodating. Your driver was the best I have ever encountered in all my many travels, exceptionally skilled. Both your tour director and driver went out of their way to make our trip most memorable, they are to be highly commended.”

Mr. & Mrs. A.C., Bloomfield, New Jersey

“Rooms were spacious and comfortable, first rate. Your sightseeing and activities were excellent, well planned. Your tour director was knowledgeable, professional and kind. The whole trip was excellent. Having all included in the price makes the trip more enjoyable.”

Ms. M.J., Washington, D.C.

“We had a great time. Are considering the Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park next year.”

Mr. & Mrs. E.L., Orangeville, Pennsylvania

“Your sightseeing and activities were exceptionally good choices, more than anticipated, well balanced and timed efficiently by your tour director. Thoughtful presentations, very interesting at all times. We have traveled a great deal. This was one of our very best tours -- well planned. Your tour director was the best, most well informed tour director that we have had the pleasure to travel with. Thank you.”

Mr. & Mrs. N.O., Chicago, Illinois

“Your tour director is A+ for his knowledge and people skills. All your local guides were excellent and interacted well with people. All in all, we had a wonderful time and would use Caravan again.”

Mr. & Mrs. T.M., Strongsville, Ohio

“The accommodations at all the places we stayed were great. There was a great variety of activities, something for everyone. Your tour director was excellent. He was very informative, always available, and made the trip very enjoyable. For our first motorcoach tour this was a great experience. Very well organized and a great time.”

Mr. & Mrs. M.E., South Effingham, New Hampshire

“Caravan always chooses great hotels. Your tour director was terrific, well organized and knowledgeable of the entire area.”

Mr. & Mrs. J.S., Hudson, Wisconsin

“Your attentive staff, the special hotels, and California itself -- all added up to a special experience.”

Mr. & Mrs. E.S., Melbourne, Florida

“We had never been on Caravan tour before, but after the experience we just had, we are already looking into the next one. Driver and guides were exceptional. They both deserve a raise for making everyone so happy. I loved every single place that we went to, the Sonoma vineyard and sightseeing at Big Sur, Golden Gate Bridge lookout. The hotels were all very nice, the view at Yosemite was amazing. We were really impressed. Our director was absolutely wonderful, she gave fantastic facts and advice.”

Ms. S.P., Pittsburg, Kansas

“This vacation was the first time I ever used a tour company. My husband was our tour guide before. This was my granddaughter’s college graduation gift. We both really enjoyed it. Argonaut and Embassy hotels were beautiful, loved the buildings and decor. Thank you!”

Ms. M.P., Jefferson, New York

“This was our second Caravan tour. On both tours the hotels were top of the line. We had no issues and it’s very doubtful we could have stayed in these hotels on our own for the same prices Caravan was able to negotiate. All of the activities were interesting and excellent. It’s so nice not having to worry about operating hours of the venues, driving to them, getting tickets, etc. Ample time was allotted for everything. No complaints with Caravan and plan to take future tours with them in the future. Thank you!”

Mr. & Mrs. B.S., Brookfield, Wisconsin

“Your tour director was excellent. He is remarkable, very informative, very helpful and very caring. He was a true gentleman. We had a marvelous time. Thanks for everything.”

Mr. & Mrs. L.C., Pompton Plains, New Jersey

“I enjoyed all the sightseeing. It will stay with me for years to come. This was my second trip with Caravan. I invited five friends to come with me. We all had a marvelous time. I like the way your company takes care of even the smallest detail. Thanks!”

Mrs. M.H., Washington, D.C.

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