California Holidays

The Golden State of California stretches from the arid expanses of the Mojave Desert in the southeast to the fir forests of the mountainous northwest, as well as encompassing over 700 miles of scenic Pacific coastline. Renowned for its eclectic cultural heritage and strong Latin influences, California is also home to some of America’s largest and most diverse urban populations. Thomas Cook Tours offers several tours to California. These include tours that focus on the cultural and natural attractions of the West Coast, with introductions to the cities of San Diego, Long Beach, Palm Springs, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


From San Francisco to Palm Springs, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring the cultural and scenic highlights of California.

Fall under the spell of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as you visit the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive and the iconic Chinese Theatre, or take a day tour of the neighbourhood of Palm Springs, where many stars and movie moguls own homes. Palm Springs and Long Beach are also ideal locations to relax and soak up the sun at a Pacific beach resort.

If you want to experience California as it was before the Gold Rush, take a trip to Bass Lake, with its stunning views of the forested mountains of the northwest. Bass Lake is the gateway to the Yosemite National Park, with its groves of Giant Sequoia, crystal-clear streams and towering waterfalls.

Why visit California

On a California holiday, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the glamour and opulence of West Coast beach resorts, tour Hollywood, browse bookstores in sophisticated San Francisco and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and tranquility of the Californian wilderness.

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