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Tailor Made California: A Taste of Wine Country


7 Days from $10,395

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Explore the ruggedly beautiful Northern California coast, enjoying VIP winery tours in Napa Valley, a night in a secluded lodge in Carmel Valley, a food tasting tour in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a sunset sail along the Santa Barbara coastline and biking among vineyards near the charming village of Solvang.

A&K Advantages

Enjoy private wine tastings at select Napa Valley wineries not often open to the public

Savor a gastronomic tour through Carmel-by-the-Sea featuring tastings of local specialties paired with delicious wines

Relax during a private sunset sail along the pristine Santa Barbara Coast

Bike through the vineyards near Santa Barbara, stopping for a gourmet, farm-to-table picnic lunch and wine tasting

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive San Francisco, California
Day 2
Napa Valley | Wine Lover’s Paradise
Day 3
Carmel Valley | Your Serene, Secluded Retreat
Day 4
Carmel Valley | Local Food & Wine Tastings
Day 5
Santa Barbara | Sailing the Harbor at Sunset
Day 6
Santa Barbara | Farm-to-Table Picnic Lunch
Day 7
Depart Los Angeles

Extend Your Journey

Tailor Made Los Angeles Extension (2017) 3 Days from $3,795 Learn More
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Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
Arrive San Francisco, California

Arrive in San Francisco, where you are met by your driver-guide and transferred to your luxurious, enchanting accommodations in Napa Valley.

Auberge du Soleil
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Day 2
Napa Valley | Wine Lover’s Paradise

After a leisurely breakfast, set out with a local driver-guide, for a tour through northern California wine country. Over the next several hours, visit three carefully selected, off-the-beaten-track wineries usually not open to the public, and enjoy lunch. Meet and talk to a proprietor or winemaker and experience the kind of unique access not available to the public at large, such as a barrel tasting and a visit to a cave where wine is aged.

Auberge du Soleil
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Carmel Valley | Your Serene, Secluded Retreat

After a morning at leisure, begin your journey down the California coast, pausing for pictures and a stroll through Monterey before driving the famous 12-mile road through Pebble Beach to your serene, intimate accommodations in the highlands of Carmel Valley.

Bernardus Lodge & Spa
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Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
Carmel Valley | Local Food & Wine Tastings

Enjoy breakfast before setting out to the charming, European-style town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, where Clint Eastwood once served as mayor and the houses have no street addresses. Meet a local food guide with whom you wander the streets and partake in a series of unique tastings of local culinary specialties paired with delicious wines. Return to your accommodations for an afternoon at leisure.

Bernardus Lodge & Spa
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5
Santa Barbara | Sailing the Harbor at Sunset

After breakfast, join your driver-guide on a scenic journey along the incredible California Coast to Santa Barbara, with the option to stop for lunch at a fine seafood restaurant along the way. On arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy some time to relax and freshen up. This evening, embark on a 28-foot sailboat for a cruise along the Santa Barbara coastline, keeping an eye out for dolphins or whales, as the golden sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. Disembark and return to your hotel or consider a dinner at leisure at one of the fine local restaurants along the harbor. Your driver brings you back to the hotel when you’ve finished.

Belmond El Encanto
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Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
Santa Barbara | Farm-to-Table Picnic Lunch

After breakfast, you are chauffeured by your driver-guide to Solvang, a quaint village in the Santa Ynez Valley where residents preserve and celebrate their Danish heritage. On arrival, join a local guide and get fitted for a bicycle. Then, set out on a leisurely bike ride through the nearby rolling countryside, among the picturesque vineyards of Santa Barbara. Time permitting, stop in Los Olivos for a complimentary olive-oil tasting and at a lovely lavender farm to learn the process of pressing lavender into oil. After a gourmet, farm-to-table picnic lunch and wine tasting, enjoy a leisurely pedal back to lively Solvang, where your local guide points you to the best sights and shops. Afterward, return to your hotel, chauffeured by your driver-guide. This evening, explore Santa Barbara at your leisure.

Belmond El Encanto
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7
Depart Los Angeles

In the morning, privately transfer to Los Angeles airport and depart or begin a two-night extension in glamorous Los Angeles.

Meals: Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Accommodation Options

Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.

Make this Journey a Self-Driving Adventure

If you'd prefer added privacy and flexibility as you travel, drive a GPS-equipped luxury rental car throughout this journey. Just ask, and A&K will have it waiting for you at your first hotel, ready for you to drive off in style and explore at your own pace.

Lift Off in Style on a Private Hot Air Balloon Ride

Rise early for a private hot air balloon adventure over the splendid Napa Valley, gliding above the corridors of grapevines and between the rolling hills.

Tailor Made Los Angeles Extension (2017)

Tailor Made Los Angeles Extension (2017)

3 Days from $3,795

Day 1:
Arrive Los Angeles, California

Arrive in Los Angeles, California, where you are met by your driver-guide and privately transferred to your hotel in Beverly Hills. Settle in briefly before being chauffeured to the Getty Center. Once there, ride a tram to a hilltop where the museum and other Getty institutions are located. Take in the 360-degree views of greater Los Angeles before exploring the stunning Getty Museum, named for its founder, the late billionaire oil magnate J. Paul Getty. Led by your expert private guide, view the priceless sculptures and paintings on display, and then roam the green and ever-changing gardens and observe the fascinating architecture of the impressive museum campus.

Hotel Bel Air
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Day 2:
Los Angeles | Hollywood by Land & Air

After breakfast, ride in style up to the famed Griffith Observatory, to take in vistas of the Los Angeles Basin, the Hollywood sign and the streets of Hollywood itself. Visit the historic Hollywood stables, where action scenes of popular westerns were staged. Continue to Hollywood Boulevard, passing iconic landmarks like the TCL Chinese Theater (originally Grauman’s). See the hand- and footprints of movie stars immortalized in the cement sidewalk, and then stroll the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame, lined with inlaid stars commemorating entertainment legends. Drive past well-known sights such as the notorious Viper Room and the Roxy Theatre. Continue to Hollywood Forever Cemetery, located behind Paramount Studios, and the final resting place for celebrities from Rudolph Valentino to Johnny Ramon. Then, board a helicopter and soar over the iconic landmarks of Los Angeles — Universal Studios, the Hollywood Sign, and the celebrity homes of Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Head west to see Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific Palisades, enjoying breathtaking views of the California coast. Further up the coast, land on an exclusive, secluded plateau overlooking Malibu’s beaches. Here, toast your journey with Champagne, before lifting off again to complete your flight.

Hotel Bel Air
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Meals: Breakfast
Day 3:
Depart Los Angeles

After breakfast, privately transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Priced from $9,395 March 11 - May 31, 2017 (Option with driver-guide included throughout)

Priced from $8,495 March 11 - May 31, 2017 (Self-drive option)

Priced from $10,395 June 24- August 31, 2017 (Option with driver-guide included throughout)

Priced from $8,895 June 24 - August 31, 2017 (Self-drive option)

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Pricing applicable for select departure dates only. Please contact A&K for the latest journey pricing. Please call for 2018 pricing. Additional supplements may apply for travel during holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability.

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