We offer the highest quality and the best priced private tours in California conducted in Russian language. Below are concise descriptions of our most popular destinations. Select what you like and we will create a customized tour specifically tailored to your interests, group size, length of stay, and affordability.
During the orientation excursion of San Francisco you will make certain that it is no accident that this city attracts millions of tourists and adventurers from all over the world. You will visit China Town and Little Italy; see the fabled Golden Gate Bridge; enjoy the beauty of Victorian castles. Visiting Golden Gate Park you will comprehend what money, ambitions and perseverance can achieve.
This coastal town seems that it overhangs the bay. Some people would say it brings to mind Italy, some say it is reminiscent of Switzerland. However, this place is unique because of its one of a kind view of San Francisco. The trip to Sausalito can be combined with a one day tour of San Francisco or a trip to Muir Woods.
Muir Woods is a forest of unique, miraculously preserved, giant sequoia trees. Some of them grow to heights of more than 300 feet (91 meters) and have an age of 2-3 thousand years. Tourists from all over the world come here to see this fantastic forest. The excursion to Muir Woods can be joined with a trip to Tiburon or visit to Sausalito.
Marin County is one of the most beautiful places in California. On the South, it shares a border with San Francisco, separated by the Golden Gate Strait. During our tour, you will visit the city of Sausalito, the Californian redwood forest – Muir Woods, and Mount Tamalpais, once known for its longest roller coaster ride in the world. We will also visit the main county's city of San Rafael, where sensational nature coexists with the antique Catholic Mission and the ultra-modern administrative center designed by the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. We will pass through the Point Reyes National Seashore, where in 1579, in a little bay, famous English sea captain and pirate, Sir. Francis Drake, anchored his fleet; he named this land Nova Albion.
Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country
California’s wine industry started in the small Sonoma Valley, when, in 1823, Franciscan fathers planted grape vines to produce sacramental wines. In 1857, the flamboyant Hungarian Count Agostin Haraszthy brought winemaking in California to a new level using imported European grapes. Today California Wine Country is famous throughout the world for its superior wines. There are hundreds of wineries in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The challenge is deciding where to go and how to plan a trip. We’ll be happy to help you with this task!
Jack London State Park
This excursion we usually combine with the visit to Sonoma Wine Country during the Summer time. You will see the restored Cottage where Jack London wrote and died, hike to the ruin of the Wolf House-the house of his dream; you will see the grave of the famous writer and learn about his world-wide adventures at the House of Happy Walls Museum.
If you would like to learn about Russian America visit the State Historic Park Fort Ross situated on the high Pacific Ocean costal hills. From 1812 to 1842 it was the settlement of Ross, the name derived from the word for Russia (Rossiia) was established by the Russian - American Company, a commercial hunting and trading company chartered by the tsarist government. The park is open on Saturdays and Sundays only.
During this one day excursion, you will visit Monterey, the first capital of state of California, and Carmel, a town of artists. You will get from Monterey to Carmel by the 17 Mile Drive, a scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach along the ocean shore. If you wish, in Monterey, you can visit the largest oceanic aquarium in California.
Hearst Castle, is one of California’s top attractions. If this is your first visit to the Hearst Castle we will take you on the Grand Room Tour that is recommended for first-time visitors to this California estate. It also has the fewest stairs to climb. Every evening, W.R. Hearst’s guests gathered in the grand social rooms on the ground floor of Casa Grande. We will follow their footsteps to travel back in time and experience what it was like to be a guest at The Enchanted Hill—known today as Hearst Castle.
Yosemite is a world famous National park well known for its soaring cliffs, plunging waterfalls, gigantic trees, rugged canyons, mountains, valleys and diversity of fauna. The spectacular Yosemite Valley is a good base from which to explorer this land of incomparable beauty. Each season offers here a different experience, from the swelling waterfalls of spring to the rustic colors of autumn.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
These twin national parks preserve lush forests, granite peaks, and glacier-covered canyons. Breathtaking scenery complements a habitat rich with wildlife. The parks embrace 34 separate groves of the giant sequoia tree, the earth’s largest living species. America’s deepest canyon, the south fork of the Kings River, cuts a depth of 2800ft through Kings Canyon. Along the eastern boundary of Sequoia National Forest is Mount Whitney, the highest summit on the US mainland.
In the Wake of the Gold Rush
This is a multi-day trip along the historical path of the gold miners, Highway 49. We will visit the capitol of California, Sacramento, John Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, and the American River where the first Californian gold was found. You will have several opportunities to experience gold and precious stone mining yourselves. We will descend into stalactite caverns, visit an old city of the gold prospectors, Columbia, and a popular cowboy movie set in the city of Sonora. Bring your children along, you won't be concerned how to keep them busy - they will never forget this journey.
This world known resort does not need advertisement. Santa Barbara is a Southern Californian rarity: a city that was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1925 with a single Mediterranean architectural style. The city was founded as a Spanish garrison in 1782 – four years before Santa Barbara Mission. Today this town is a favorite resort community with sand beaches, fine restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries.
In 1911, a group of Danish teachers-enthusiasts bought a plot of land to establish a school by an old Scandinavian model – without textbooks or exams. They called the school Solvang (Sunny Meadow). The school is a long forgotten history, but built around it is a town, annually attracting scores of tourists. We will stop by Solvang on the way to Santa Barbara.
San Luis Obispo, Madonna Inn
The city of San Luis Obispo is situated at the central coast of California. It is one of the oldest cities of the state, built around the Spanish Catholic mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in 1772. One of the points of interests is Madonna Inn. All 110 rooms of this hotel are decorated in styles corresponding to different historical periods.
Getty Centre, Norton Simon Museum
If you are an art lover, we invite you to visit the Getty Centre and the Norton Simon Museum near Los Angeles. You will be amazed at the compiled collections of arts, sculpture, and photography. If you wish, you can stop by the Getty Villa in Malibu to admire the largest antiques collection in the USA, and visit the Crystal Cathedral in the city of Santa Ana.