California Traveler
422 Ewell Avenue
Aptos, CA 95003
CA# 2021625-10
408-377-9830
800-336-9830
pat@californiatraveler.com

ABOUT US



GROUP TRAVEL... Many of our special rates are based on group rates – we connect you with a group and you get a discount, without your having any interaction with other members of the group.  Or, you and an established group can purchase a cruise or tour and receive a special discount.  With such a group, a tour conductor pass is usually included, allowing the organizer to either travel for free or to pass on the savings to all members for a further discount.  The tour conductor pass is usually based on a minimum of 16 people sharing 8 rooms or staterooms, but with some companies the free pass discount can be extended to the even the 10th person.

WE TRAVEL EXTENSIVELY... and have first-hand experience with tours, cruises and independent travel in many parts of the globe.  At sea we have enjoyed Princess, Holland-America, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Oceania, Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Carnival, Cunard, Star Clipper, as well as river cruising on the Danube and Mississippi Rivers.  By land we have visited most of the countries of Europe and North America, several in Central America, as well as Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the South Pacific.  We have favorites to which we return.  And there are many destinations we feel “once is enough”.  Many destinations we’ve visited frequently.  Our favorites?  The Galapagos Islands for Tim, and anywhere in Tuscany for Pat.

HAWAII  AND THE ISLANDS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC Our office is in California, as are many of our clients.  Many Californians return to Hawaii each year, forcing us to make frequent visits to make sure the sand is still fine, the balmy breezes not too balmy, etc.  With the 4 major islands Kauai, Oahu, Maui and The Big Island only 5 hours away we’ve probably been to each of the major islands a dozen times or so. We work with 100 or so hotels and condominium resorts.  Hawaii is just a five-hour flight away, with nonstop service to Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and The Big Island.

SPECIALTY TRAVEL... One of our areas of expertise is museum travel.  Please check out our special trips offered for aficionados of Vincent Van Gogh at the online Van Gogh Gallery (www.vggallery.com).  We can also arrange trips to any museum, for lovers of any artist.

WHAT DO WE SELL….AND WHY? Because we have been in business for 37 years, we’ve learned not only HOW to sell travel, but also WHAT to sell.  We’ve picked about 50 companies that we know are at the top of their class – and sell them almost exclusively.  Companies like Insight Vacations for escorted vacations,  Princess Cruises and Viking River Cruises for worldwide sea and river cruising, and Travel Bound for excellent hotel pricing for independent vacations throughout the world.  Accompanying the hotels can be airport transfers, pre-booked dinner reservations, skip-the-line museum tickets and escorted sightseeing in each city – half-day or full-day, for as many days as you’d like.  Rail passes and car reservations are also a part of our service.

Our goal is to sell you the type of tour experience that will exceed your expectations, causing you to return to us for further vacation planning.  This has been working out well for us for 36 years!