About Us

California Parlor Car Vintage photoCALIFORNIA PARLOR CAR TOURS has operated quality motorcoach tours in California since 1924. The bus tours originating from San Francisco and Los Angeles include destinations of Yosemite National Park, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Hearst Castle and the Wine Country. We have been able to run these to general acclaim year after year. Generations after generation have expressed their admiration for what must be the longest running tour series in California.

Our motorcoach tours to Monterey, Hearst Castle and Yosemite National Park have been designed to combine with optional independent hotel and sightseeing packages in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Choose from City Tours, Bay Cruise, Disneyland, Movie Star Homes…’ll find more than a dozen choices!

We consider the provision of outstanding meals to be an important part of your vacation to California. Many of our tours include lunch and or dinner daily. Look for the (L) and (D) in the itineraries. With both lunch and dinner you can order freely from the regular menu. Be sure to sample the specialties of the local area! A typical menu includes soup or salad, main course, dessert, coffee, tea or milk. Only wine, bar beverages, fancy desserts or appetizers will be extra. Even the tax and gratuity are included.

When you see one of our green, gold and white coaches outside of a hotel, it is a sure bet that you are looking at one of the best hotels in town. For a hotel to be selected for one of our tours, it must have comfortable rooms, spacious public areas and the very best dining facilities.

The Golden State is waiting for you! From San Francisco to Los Angeles, from Yosemite National Park to the pounding surfs of the Pacific Ocean. The only way to really experience it is on a California Parlor Car Tour. The beauty of California deserves more than a passing glance. Don’t worry
about driving, directions, parking or looking for a vacancy sign. With us, it’s all taken care of and with style. You’ll travel in comfort to your choice of “you have to see it to believe it” places. Sumptuous meals and superb hotel accommodations await you. And what do you do? Sit back and enjoy. After all, that’s what a vacation is all about. Click picture above for larger image.

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Offered in Australia by Qantas Holidays

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Also offered in New Zealand by Go Holidays, England by Stella Group, INDIA by Millennium Travels. Pune, Japan by Vetra / Alan1.