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Discover the magnificent gardens of California.

Visit the architectural masterpiece that is the J.Paul Getty Museum.

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In a small group, travel from Los Angeles to the seaside resort town of Santa Barbara and onto San Francisco. Experiencing beautiful gardens, mansions, museums and art galleries throughout California. View complete itinerary

Trip code: BTLA7
Duration: 7 days
Accommodation: Hotels offering superior comfort
Journey: Los Angeles to San Francisco
Meals included: 10


Day 1. Arrive Los Angeles

Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Later, meet your fellow travellers and Botanical Guide at a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Three Nights: Los Angeles, Hilton Pasadena Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Getty Museum

Today visit the architectural masterpiece that is the J. Paul Getty Museum and explore the stunning gardens surrounding it.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 3. Huntington Gardens

Explore the Huntington Gardens, sprawled over 207 acres with 14,000 different plant species and maintained by 40 gardeners.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch

Day 4. Lotus Land, Santa Barbara, Cambria

We visit Lotus Land, a fantasy world created with dramatic plant combinations and exotic hard landscaping, then travel on to Cambria.
Stay: Cambria, Pines Lodge
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Hearst Castle

Today, visit an amazing castle created by mining magnate William Randolph Hearst. We then continue on to San Francisco.
Stay: Two Nights: San Francisco, Parc 55 on Union Square
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 6. San Francisco Gardens

We visit Filoli, considered one of America’s finest gardens, then the San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Depart San Francisco

Be transferred to the airport after breakfast for your flight home.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the Filoli gardens, considered one of America’s finest gardens
  • See Hearst Castle & its gardens
  • Visit the fantasy world of Lotus Land in Santa Barbara
  • Visit the $1 billion J. Paul Getty Museum & Getty Villa
  • Visit Huntington Garden & art collection


Included Experiences

  • All sightseeing as mentioned
  • Services of a Botanical Guide & Tour Manager
  • Airport transfers on first & last day of tour, tipping & porterage
  • 10 Meals – 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners
  • Travel in a small group in a luxury vehicle

Additional Information

Fitness level

  • Our tours and cruises cater to various fitness levels
  • This tour requires a medium level of fitness – Involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour, multiple two-night stays in one location with potential for unexpected changes to itineraries

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

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