Guided Bus Tours California Coast

Caravan’s guided bus tours in California are fully escorted package coach tours of Southern California region, including California’s wine country, Yosemite Park, pacific coast Redwoods, Los Angeles and Hollywood.

For one incredibly low price, our affordable California travel tour bus packages include all planned excursions, California tour accommodations and all itinerary meals. No other California tour company can come close to matching the value of Caravan’s California guided bus tours.

Call Toll Free at 1 800 227-2826
or 312-321-9800

The Best California Travel Tour Bus Experience

By design, Caravan’s California guided bus tours provide each travelling guest with the best coach tour experience.

Our escorted bus tours of the California coast follow a carefully planned itinerary and move at a comfortable, unhurried pace with ample free time and frequent stops.

From the comfortable seats of brand new air conditioned charter buses, Caravan guests are treated to the sights of Southern California including:

  • Wine Country in Sonoma
  • San Joaquin Valley
  • Yosemite Park
  • Big Sur Redwoods Forest
  • Pacific Ocean coastline

The rotation of travel parties throughout the guided bus tour ensures you meet new people and capture new viewpoints while aboard the bus.

Caravan Tours’ friendly and knowledgeable bus drivers and travel guides make each section of the tour enjoyable with educational information about the sites along the way. With frequent scheduled stops, guests are never on board the bus for more than a few hours at one time.

Best of all, Caravan Tours takes care to eliminate all the worries associated with driving in Southern California (the traffic, directions, maps), and covers all of your itinerary entrance fees to National Parks.

Caravan Bus Tours in Southern California – One Way!

The sightseeing California guided bus tour begins in San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles meaning guests do not have to turn around and make a return trip through the same area. This helps to maximize the number of Southern California sites guests get to experience.

The California coast bus tour begins in San Francisco where guests board the luxury charter bus, which first heads towards Sonoma Wine Country before heading over to Yosemite Park. Travelling south along the San Luis Reservoir, tour guests will next land in Monterey Bay before travelling along the Pacific Ocean towards Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

Guided Bus Tours California Travel Highlights Include:

San Francisco & Sonoma Wine Country

During Caravan’s sightseeing guided bus tour in San Francisco California, guests enjoy Fisherman’s Wharf, cable cars, Nob Hill, Union Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and an escorted San Francisco bay cruise. Then it’ s on to take in a wine tasting visit to the world famous Sonoma wine country.

Yosemite National Park

This part of your California Coast adventure bus tour includes a 2-night stay at the Yosemite View Lodge, the closest accommodations and Yosemite lodging to Yosemite National Park.

San Joaquin Valley & Monterey Bay

Drive through fertile San Joaquin Valley and view the San Luis Reservoir before arriving in the colorful fishing village of Monterey Bay. See Cannery Row and visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, home to a 1.3 million gallon giant kelp tank.

Big Sur, California Redwoods & Santa Barbara

Wind along Monterey’s famous 17-mile drive with landmarks including Seal Rock and the Lone Cypress and Pebble Beach Golf Course, plus a stop at the spectacularly restored Carmel Mission. From Carmel, ride along the Pacific Ocean with dramatic cliffs on one side and the Santa Lucia Mountain Range on the other. Along the way visit Big Sur, a giant redwood grove, and Santa Barbara.

Caravan’s guided bus tours in California also include visits to the Santa Monica Pier, a behind-the-scenes Hollywood tour of popular sets, and a stroll along Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, plus a private tour of the Kodak Theatre. Enjoy driving along Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive.

California Coast Bus Tours for All Ages

These Southern California guided bus tours include frequent stops and are designed to be enjoyed at all ages. Caravan’s guided bus tours of California are the perfect escorted tours for family, groups or senior bus tours in California.

Book Caravan California Bus Tours Today!

Caravan Tours operates fully escorted, all-inclusive, guided bus tours along the southern California coast for one low, affordable price. Since 1952, Caravan international tour operators have delivered an unrivaled standard of excellence.

Our experienced tour operators have been conducting quality, affordable, fully escorted tours for American and international travelers for over six decades under the same family ownership and management.

For more information about Caravan’s all inclusive, fully guided bus tour of Southern California or to make reservations for any of our adventure sightseeing tours, please call Caravan Tours Toll Free 1-800-227-2826 (or Chicago local at 312-321-9800)

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

PanAm Jet
In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.


Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.


Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).