Northern California's Finest


  • 9 days

  • California

tour : AL

Save 10% on 2021

Was from

£2,339pp

Now from

£2,105pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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Southern California may be known for its stars, but northern California is the home of true legends. Despite the absence of paparazzi, you’ll hear countless shutters click as you cruise across shimmering Lake Tahoe, enjoy a scenic tram ride through stunning Yosemite, and coast along Monterey’s jaw-dropping 17-Mile Drive. From the hilly streets of San Francisco to the towering-tree-lined slopes of Sequoia and King Canyon National Parks, there are endless highpoints included in this nine-day tour through northern California. And low ones, too – including a visit to the Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in the serene Sonoma Valley to see how their award-winning sparkling wines are made. Other stellar experiences to toast on this northern California vacation? Stargazing under the sequoias and bidding the moon goodnight in two signature stone and cedar national park lodges. Sweet dreams.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Day
1

Welcome to San Francisco! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

SAN FRANCISCO

Day
2

SAN FRANCISCO Guided sightseeing includes the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Union Square. Free time this afternoon before dinner in the city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SAN FRANCISCO–SONOMA–LAKE TAHOE

Day
3

SAN FRANCISCO Scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge.
SONOMA Guided tour and tasting at LF Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyard.LAKE TAHOE Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LAKE TAHOE–TUOLUMNE

Day
4

LAKE TAHOE Scenic cruise on the lake. Scenic drive over Carson Pass across the Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to Tuolumne.
TUOLUMNE Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

TUOLUMNE–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Day
5

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic open-air tram ride includes views of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

YOSEMITE–SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

Day
6

SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Guided visit includes a LF stargazing program this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS–MONTEREY

Day
7

SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Free time this morning. Visit to Lodgepole Visitor Center and General Sherman Tree.
MONTEREY Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MONTEREY. EXCURSION TO CARMEL

Day
8

MONTEREY Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive includes the Lone Cypress and Pebble Beach Golf Course.
CARMEL Free time to explore Carmel-by-the-Sea.MONTEREY Free time at Cannery Row. Visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium before farewell dinner this evening.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Monterey with a stroll through Cannery Row. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MONTEREY–SAN FRANCISCO

Day
9

MONTEREY Morning drive to San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO Your vacation ends at San Francisco International Airport. Schedule departing flights after 1 pm.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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