This magnificent Northern California tour blends the sights of sophisticated San Francisco with the inspired beauty found in California’s national parks and picturesque areas, including its scenic towns—Carmel and Monterey. Spend two nights in San Francisco, where Globus has arranged a city tour of all the “must see” sites. Other tour highlights include a stop in California’s wine country for a tour and tasting at a Sonoma vineyard (another exciting adventure offered by Globus), and a cruise on beautiful Lake Tahoe. In Monterey, journey along 17 – mile drive and enjoy views of the Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach Golf Links, and million – dollar homes.
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Day 1: Arrive in San Francisco
Welcome to San Francisco, gateway to your Northern California adventure. At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming journey.
Hotel: Marriott Marquis, 2 nights
Day 2: San Francisco
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of San Francisco, taking in all the major sites. See Golden Gate National Recreation area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Also, see Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, and more. Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City before dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3: San Francisco – Sonoma – Lake Tahoe
Today, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and head to California’s wine country for a guided tour of the wine caves and a tasting at the Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyard, makers of award – winning sparkling wines. Continue to beautiful Lake Tahoe for an evening at leisure.
Hotel: Lake Tahoe Resort
Day 4: Lake Tahoe – Tuolumne
This morning, enjoy a Cruise on scenic Lake Tahoe. Learn how the lake was formed, some of its fascinating history, and enjoy fantastic photo opportunities. Then, travel on the beautiful scenic Carson Pass over the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range to Tuolumne, a historic community with rich ties to the California Gold Rush.
Hotel: The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort
Day 5: Tuolumne – Yosemite National Park
Today, journey into Yosemite National Park, best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1930 square kilometres (1,200 square miles) you can also find grand meadows, ancient sequoias, and much more. Enjoy a Valley Floor Tram Tour that highlights the wonders of this incredible park. Later, continue to your elegant resort, the Tenaya Lodge.
Special Feature: Tenaya Lodge is nestled among towering Sugar Pines in the Sierra National Forest offering an elegant stay with access to five restaurants, a world – class spa, three swimming pools, and refined guestrooms with deluxe amenities. The pinnacle of Yosemite – area lodging, Tenaya Lodge offers Globus travellers something special.
Hotel: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Day 6: Yosemite – Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Travel to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, the “Land of Giants.” In these parks you’ll discover a land of diversity and beauty – huge mountains, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world’s largest trees! This evening, join in a Stargazing Program, where you’ll hear ancient and cultural stories about the constellations and enjoy an evening under the brilliant California sky.
Special Feature: Wuksachi Lodge sits in the heart of Sequoia National Park. The lodge is beautifully crafted of cedar and stone, and offers panoramic views of the surrounding forest and High Sierra peaks.
Hotel: Wuksachi Lodge
Day 7: Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks – Monterey
Spend more time this morning exploring these magnificent parks, which now protect nearly half the remaining sequoia groves in the world. See the General Sherman Tree, spend time at the Visitors’ centre, and just relax in one of the most beautiful settings you’ll find. We then continue across the farmlands of California to the coastal town of Monterey for a 2 – night stay.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa, 2 nights
Day 8: Monterey – Excursion to Carmel
Today’s highlights include a journey along scenic 17 – Mile Drive. Enjoy views of the famous Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach Golf Course, and million – dollar homes. Stop in the seaside town of Carmel – by – the – Sea, a haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. Spend time browsing the shops or perhaps take a stroll on the beach. Then, return to Monterey and visit Cannery Row, immortalised by John Steinbeck in his novel of the same name. Then, enjoy a visit to the world – famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 9: Monterey – Depart San Francisco
This morning, travel back to San Francisco for your homebound flight. Please schedule flights after 1 pm.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveler|
|May: 01, 22, 29||$4,299.00||Price on Application|
|June: 16||$4,389.00||Price on Application|
|July: 03, 10, 24||$4,389.00||Price on Application|
|August: 21, 28||$4,389.00||Price on Application|
|September: 04, 18, 19, 25||$4,389.00||Price on Application|
|October: 02, 09, 16||$4,389.00||Price on Application|
|Meals:||8 breakfasts, 3 dinners|
|Transport:||Deluxe air-conditioned coach|
|Accommodation:||8 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Professional Tour Director|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.