Pacific Coast Tour to Pebble Beach 2017


Where: Monterey Bay and Laguna Seca

How Long: 12 Days, 11 Nights

This Classic GT tour is designed around the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey Bay and the historic racing at Laguna Seca to give you an authentic American road trip.

Tour Operator: Classic Grand Touring
Available: 10th August – 22nd August 2017

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Join us on the road trip of a life time…..

This Classic GT tour is designed around the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey Bay and the historic racing at Laguna Seca to give you an authentic American road trip. With the choice of driving a Mustang or a Camaro included in the tour, you will experience an unforgettable journey from Las Vegas to Los Angeles with the chequered flag waving in San Francisco 2 weeks later!

Tour itinerary

Thursday 10th August

The excitement begins as you board your chosen flight heading for Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world! You will spend two nights in a prestigious hotel giving you plenty of opportunity to enjoy this vibrant city. We will be on hand to recommend some of the best attractions Vegas has to offer.

Friday 11th August

Our Tour Manager will meet you and your fellow tour companions for breakfast in the hotel and arrange transportation for you to collect your pre-selected car.

Once we’re all in our driving seats, we hit the road and head for the Nevada Desert. Our first day on the road includes a visit to the spectacular Hoover Dam before heading back to our hotel. You will enjoy a fabulous dinner with your companions at a top restaurant in town.

Saturday 12th August

After breakfast we pack the cars and prepare for our 300km drive from Las Vegas to Twentynine Palms in California, through the heart of the Mojave Desert along empty, dusty roads where the desert stretches out as far as you can see. The routes for today and tomorrow include sections of the famous Route 66.

After a long hot day driving the Mother Road, you’ll end the day at the hotel with a cooling dip in the pool and a refreshing cold beer! An authentic western dinner is on the menu this evening.

Sunday 13th August

Today we drive from the desert floor up into the San Gabriel Mountains. Winding our way up this snake-like road, you will feel and see the desert heat falling away behind us. Enjoy the spectacular views as we climb up over the range to 7,000 feet and arrive in the mountain resort of Big Bear Lake in time for lunch at the hotel.

Monday 14th August

After breakfast we pack the cars and fill up with gas, ready for our drive down to Los Angeles. With the mist rising off the lake, we head for “The Rim of the World Highway” which runs the length of this beautiful mountain range. After a day traversing the high passes and crossing scenic ridges on the San Gabriel’s we will drop down into LA, our base for the next 2 nights.

Tuesday 15th August

After three days of driving across dusty deserts and navigating hair-pin bends in the mountains, we will cruise along the famous Sunset Strip. Our luxurious hotel is perfectly located to enjoy plenty of Hollywood driving experiences, from Mulholland Drive to a scenic trip along the edge of the Pacific Ocean. With two days in LA, you will have time to enjoy the variety of attractions on offer in Tinseltown!

Wednesday 16th August

Our road trip moves on today, joining the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway One) at Santa Monica and heading north towards Monterey. Highway One is one of America’s most famous roads and at times it is suspended between cliffs and the ocean. This dramatic route will continue through picturesque towns and take us to our overnight stop-over.

Thursday 17th August

Today’s driving on Highway One is even better than the previous day with the scenery becoming even more spectacular. We arrive in Big Sur ready for the weekend’s events, and also meet up with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance tour.

Friday 18th August

After our first night in Monterey, we head off to enjoy the fabulous surroundings with a coastal drive along the 17 Mile Drive to Pebble Beach, one of the most scenic drives in the world. As Monterey County is one of California’s leading wine-producing regions, we will visit a winery for a tasting session to sample some regional favourites.

Saturday 19th August

Today we head to one of the most iconic race tracks in the world – Laguna Seca. Renowned for its high speed corners and terrifying corkscrew corner, Laguna Seca is one of the tracks that drivers find the most challenging. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion hosts around 550 of the finest collection of historic cars and brings them back to their natural racing environment.

Sunday 20th August

As today is the main day of judging at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, we will spend the day viewing some of the finest historic automobiles and motorcycles in the world and soak up the atmosphere of this elegant event. At the end of the day we head back to the hotel for our final night in Monterey.

Monday 21st August

After breakfast, we set off on our 200km coastal route from Monterey to the beautiful ‘City by the Bay’ – San Francisco via the famous Golden Gate bridge. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel and arrange for the cars to be handed back. The final night of our tour will be spent enjoying the vibrant sights and cuisine that this awesome city has to offer.

Tuesday 22nd August

Today we check out of the hotel and board our private transfers to San Francisco International airport for your return flights to the UK.