Southern California - Northern Baja
Mar 23, 2019 to Apr 04, 2019

Southern California and Norte Baja
Lighthouses and Faros
March 23, 2019 – April 4, 2019

On this tour we will be driving route 1 and the Pacific Coast Highway which is an iconic driving experience from the rugged shores of Big Sur and the Southern edge of the San Francisco Bay area through San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara known as the American Riviera ending in San Diego. The Golden Coast offers some spectacular scenery and some unique photo opportunities. We continue our journey south to provide you with a genuine Mexican experience stopping in Ensenada where the variety of landscape and the unique architecture will delight your sights.

This tour starts in San Francisco, California and will cover over 500 miles of the Golden Coast as we head south all the way to Ensenada Mexico ending back in San Diego, California and flights home. Along the way we will even manage to stop and see twenty Lighthouses.

Included in the tour will be other stops of interest such as Hearst Castle, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Cabrillo National Monument and the sunset over the Pacific Ocean from the gondola of a Hot Air Balloon. Offered for the first time is a boat cruise to Islas Coranodos in Mexican waters.

Come join us on a passport, (both lighthouse and US), required adventure to see some of our old favorites and some lighthouses that the U.S. Lighthouse Society has not offered on a tour prior to this.

Itinerary summary

23 March - Arrive San Francisco International Airport SFO - Welcome Dinner at hotel
24 March - San Francisco - Monterey
25 March - Monterey to Cambria
26 March - Cambria to San Luis Obispo
27 March - San Luis Obispo to Oxnard
28 March – Cruise to Anacapa Island, Oxnard
29 March - Oxnard to Long Beach
30 March - Long Beach to San Diego
31 March - San Diego
1 April - San Diego to Ensenada Baja Mexico
2 April - Ensenada
3 April - Ensenada to San Diego - Farwell Dinner
4 April - San Diego - Flights home

Note 1: This tour starts in San Francisco and ends in San Diego

Note 2: It is also now mandatory that you have a valid passport and travel visa to enter Mexico. An enhanced driver’s license is no longer be accepted.

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Double : $4,750
Single: $5,700
Credit Card Payments:

If you would like to pay for the tour with your credit card, here are the prices:
Single: $5,871      Double (per person): $4,893

What's Included: 

This Tour includes the following:


San Francisco: 1 night
Monterey: 1 night
Cambria: 1 night
San Luis Obispo: 1 night
Oxnard: 2 nights
Long Beach: 1 night
San Diego: 3 nights; March 30 & 31, April 3
Ensenada, Mexico: 2 nights


Breakfast: 12 included
Lunch: 7 included
Dinner: 8 included


San Francisco: Shuttle from Airport
San Francisco: Touring coach with group days 2 to 12
Oxnard: Charter boat for ½ day to Anacapa Island
Carlsbad: Local Transport to Hot Air Balloon Ride
San Diego: Charter boat to Islas Coronado Island
San Diego: Shuttle to Airport

Entrance Fees:

Day 3: Point Sur Lighthouse
Day 3: Point Pinos Lighthouse
Day 4: Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
Day 4: Hearst Castle Entry and Tour
Day 4: San Luis Obispo Lighthouse
Day 5: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Day 7: Point Vicente Interpretive Center
Day 8: San Juan Capistrano Mission
Day 8: Hot Air Balloon Ride
Day 12: Cabrillo National Monument


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