Escorted California Motor Coach Tours by Caravan

Caravan’s California coach tours offer some of the best sights, sounds and tourist attractions that California and the American Pacific Coast have to offer!

Set off on the trip of a lifetime, fully escorted by our experienced motor coach tour operators and knowledgeable California tour guides.

Each day of our fully escorted California motor coach bus tours start and end at a reasonable time and are structured so you never have to spend more than a few hours traveling on the luxury coach tour bus at any given time.

With over 60 years of escorted tour experience (since 1952), Caravan Tours offers the most affordable chartered, guided tours in California!

We invite you to travel central and southern California coast by bus and enjoy an all inclusive, fully escorted, adventure sightseeing tour and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime.

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

Begin with a San Francisco Coach Tour

Every Caravan California coach tour begins in San Francisco; the beautiful City by the Bay. Cross over the Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy a scenic Bay cruise and explore top San Francisco attractions like Union Square, Chinatown and Nob Hill. With Caravan Tours you don’t have to worry about traffic, parking or navigating San Francisco’s steep roads – you can just sit back and enjoy the ride!

Wine Tasting Tour In Sonoma Wine Country

From San Francisco, our California coach tour heads to Sonoma Wine Country where you get to enjoy wine tasting at a local Napa Valley vineyard. Sonoma is just north of San Francisco and offers world-class wines made from over 400 local wineries. In 2012, Sonoma County was named one the top US wine tour destinations by TripAdvisor.

Visit Yosemite National Park!

Prior to heading down south from San Francisco along the magnificent California coastal highway, our US motor coach tour travels east for a visit to Yosemite National Park. The distance from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is only 3.5 hours and well worth the scenic drive! Caravan guests are treated to a day at Yosemite Park, including a one-night stay at Yosemite Park Lodge. There’s plenty of sightseeing including Yosemite Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Half Dome (giant granite monoliths). Once off the bus, tour guests have a chance to explore the park at their afternoon leisure.

Escorted Coach Tours along the California Pacific Coast Highway

From Yosemite Park, Caravan’s motor coach tour travels to the coast of California then heads south along the world’s most beautiful coastal highway. Some of the numerous major tourist attractions that California has to offer include Monterey, Carmel, California’s old-growth Pacific redwood trees and Big Sur.

Walk With the Stars in Beverly Hills and Hollywood

After visiting Santa Barbara, it’s on to Los Angeles where guests get to spend time shopping on Rodeo Drive, and stop at Mann’s (Grauman’s) Chinese Theater, or stand among the stars on Hollywood’s “Walk of the Stars” sidewalk. While in Hollywood, and as part of our tour itinerary, you can enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Sony Studios and explore popular TV and movie sets.

California Coach Tour Travel Accommodations

Caravan’s coach tours through California provide top rated accommodations in 4 major California locations:

  • Spend 2 nights at Hilton Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
  • 1 night at Yosemite View Lodge, Yosemite National Park
  • 2 nights at Embassy Suites, Monterey Bay
  • 2 nights at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles

Caravan Offers the Best California Bus Tours!

Every aspect of Caravan’s California coach tour travel has been meticulously planned and put together. We offer carefully planned itineraries that move at a comfortable, unhurried pace with plenty of stops and ample free time for our guests.

For more information about Caravan’s all inclusive, fully guided coach tours in California or to make reservations, please call Caravan Tours:

Toll Free at 1-800-227-2826
or 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.
Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago

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 NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Commerce Marketing Association).