Caravan California Tourism Packages

What makes California tourism so great? It is commonly noted that no one ever visits California just once.

For well over a century Americans and people from all over the world have contributed to California tourism by taking guided vacations in one of the most diverse holiday destinations in the world.

In fact, California tourism has helped make the Golden State the most popular vacation destination in all of America. As well, California remains the world’s most popular American destination.

In the “Golden State” of California, tourism has always thrived thanks to the wealth of diversity and amazing tourist attractions it has to offer.

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Northern California Tourism Highlights

The California Gold Rush in the mid 1800’s started Northern California down a path of booming success. Today Northern California is a world leader in scientific, economic and cultural stages.

San Francisco

Popular San Francisco tourism attractions included in Caravan’s all inclusive tour through North Central California include:

  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Union Square
  • Chinatown
  • Nob Hill
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Alcatraz Island

Wine Country – Sonoma Valley

According to the Wine Spectator’s 2000 California Wine Guide, there are now over 700 wineries (and counting) in California.

Sierra California Tourism Highlights

In 2013 Yosemite National Park will celebrate its 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, which protects the Park’s 1,200 square miles of unparalleled outdoor beauty. On the Sierra Yosemite portion of Caravan’s California Tourism Package you will experience top destinations and attractions in Yosemite including:

  • Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Historic gold mining towns
  • Yosemite Falls and Bridal Veil Falls
  • Half Dome, El Capitan, Giant Sequoias

Plus, enjoy two nights stay at Yosemite View Lodge, located just outside Yosemite National Park and along the Merced River.

Central California Tourism Highlights

Central California is where the rural and urban life comes together. From celebrities and world-famous California resorts to Big Sur and the giant Redwood forests, Central California tourism has something for everyone!

Caravan Tours currently includes the following tourism attractions in Central California:

San Joaquin Valley, San Luis Reservoir

San Joaquin Valley is sometimes referred to as the “nation’s salad bowl” because it is the leading agricultural producing bioregion.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Located south of San Francisco and San Jose, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans. Visitors of all ages are charmed by the wide variety of sea life including sea otters, countless fish species, penguins, starfish and more.

17-Mile Drive

From Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach, the world famous 17-Mile Drive in California is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Points of interest along 17-Mile Drive include The Lone Cypress, Fanshell Overlook, Spanish Bay and Point Joe.

Carmel by the Sea

Often referred to as picturesque and one of the most romantic California destinations, Carmel by the Sea is home to ocean vistas, gardens and the peaceful San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

Big Sur

Big Sur is the California Pacific coastline that is famous for its dramatic cliffs and ridgelines that can reach up to 3,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The highway follows the coastline and the famous towering old-growth Pacific redwood and cedar trees. The world’s largest tallest living tree at 367.5 feet tall, resides in the Redwood Forest near Big Sur.

Santa Barbara

Downtown Santa Barbara features charming cobblestone streets, fountains, historic buildings and some of the best retail therapy in California.

Southern California Tourism Highlights

Tourism in southern California has always been one of the Golden State’s leading business draws. Toward the end of Caravan’s California tour, guests enjoy some of the most glamorous and famous cities in the United States:

Los Angeles

Enjoy a two nights stay in Los Angeles West Side at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.


With visits to Sony Studios, Mann’s Chinese Theatre, the Kodak Theatre, and Hollywood’s most famous sidewalk, the Walk of Fame.

Beverly Hills

Originally a lima bean farm, Beverly Hills has been transformed into a city of famous celebrities with some of the highest real estate price tags in the United States.

Book Your Full California Tourism Package Today!

Caravan Tours offers an all inclusive, family-friendly, California sightseeing tourism package that follows the California Pacific Coast from San Francisco down to Los Angeles.

For over 6 decades (since 1952), Caravan Tours has delivered an standard of excellence that is second to none, offering affordable, all inclusive, fully escorted tours throughout North and Central America. We continue to operate under the same family ownership and management.

For more information about our California tourism travel packages or to make reservations for our fully escorted sightseeing adventure bus tour of the Pacific coast of California, please call Caravan Tours Toll Free at 1 800 227-2826 or 312-321-9800.

Visit our California Coast tour page for more detailed tour information.

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