California’s Great National Parks

Discover the Majestic Mountain Loop, linking Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. Groves of larger-than-life sequoias frame your path through the Land of Giants and the natural wonders of California, from the inferno of Death Valley to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas

Begin your exploration of California’s national parks in Las Vegas. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at The LINQ. In the evening you will find yourself soaring 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Day 2: Las Vegas – Death Valley National Park – Mammoth Lakes

Immerse yourself in the solitude and desolation of Death Valley-UNESCO World Heritage Site and barren, yet unexpectedly lively land of extremes which we will have an opportunity to explore for part of today. Admire scenic views of the undulating rocky landscape at Zabriskie Point and learn about the valley’s unique geological features, history and intriguing weather patterns. Descend below sea level to the Badwater Basin. After lunch at 1849 Buffet at The Ranch at Death Valley, we continue through the desert landscape of Death Valley ascending to Mammoth Lakes, our home for the night.

Hotel: Mammoth Mountain Inn

Day 3: Mammoth Lakes – Yosemite National Park

Take a scenic Gondola ride to the peak of Mammoth Mountain and enjoy the stunning views while you enjoy a tasty breakfast. Touch the clouds through the Tioga Pass (seasonal) and enter the UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. Driving past Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows, we journey to Yosemite Valley where we’ll embark on a special valley floor tour. View Yosemite Valley’s El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridal Veil Falls. Our ‘Stay with a Story’ tonight exudes a cosy, ski-lodge atmosphere and is located just a stone’s throw from Yosemite Falls.

Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge, 2 nights

Day 4: Yosemite Free Time

Explore the Yosemite National Park today, famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees and grand meadows, there is plenty to explore here. Join a Local Specialist Park Ranger to delve into the natural history, flora and fauna, and people who found sanctuary in these tranquil emerald-green surrounds over the centuries. Our tour takes us out to view Yosemite Valley’s El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridal Veil Falls. The rest of the day is free to go for a walk or hike and take in the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite.

Day 5: Yosemite National Park – Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Stretch your legs in Kings Canyon and gaze towards the sky as you greet the giant boughs of General Grant Tree Enjoy a birds-eye view of the Kings Canyon before you continue along the Majestic Mountain Loop. Towering redwood trunks frame your journey to Sequoia National Park, where we’ll spend the night in our ‘Stay with a Story’ surrounded by forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Spend the evening gazing upwards at the star-spangled sky as a naturalist and Local Specialist guides you through the constellations.

Hotel: Wuksachi Lodge, 2 nights

Day 6: Sequoia National Park Excursion

Tread in the footsteps of giants, walking beneath the soaring sequoia canopy to see first-hand the world’s largest living tree, General Sherman. Learn about the Giant Forest and its history during a stop at the Giant Forest Museum, then enjoy a leisurely walk along the Big Trees Trail, connecting with the invigorating natural surrounds. Immerse yourself in the pioneer history of the Old West, joining a living-history reenactor and Local Specialist for a barbecue lunch and stories of early life in the mountains. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the park on your terms, using the complimentary shuttle system (seasonal).

Day 7: Sequoia National Park – Los Angeles

Travel to Los Angeles, where you’ll stroll down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, considered America’s epicenter of luxury, fashion and lifestyle. As our invigorating encounter with California’s epic natural beauty comes to an end, we join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Beverly Hills Marriott

Day 8: Depart Los Angeles

After our tremendous journey through California’s national parks, the time has come for us to say goodbye. Prepare to leave Los Angeles and take your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or consider extending your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 09, 16$4,075.00$6,125.00
June: 06, 13, 20$4,125.00$6,175.00
June: 27$4,175.00$6,225.00
June: 29$4,250.00$6,300.00
July: 01$4,295.00$6,345.00
July: 03$4,695.00$6,745.00
July: 05$4,325.00$6,375.00
July: 08$3,995.00$6,045.00
August: 01, 08, 15$3,995.00$6,045.00
September: 12$4,125.00$6,175.00
October: 03$4,125.00$6,175.00
October: 10, 24, 31$3,825.00$5,875.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
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.

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Northern California’s Finest

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.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

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 & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 01, 22, 29$4,299.00Price on Application
June: 16$4,389.00Price on Application
July: 03, 10, 24$4,389.00Price on Application
August: 21, 28$4,389.00Price on Application
September: 04, 18, 19, 25$4,389.00Price on Application
October: 02, 09, 16$4,389.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
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.

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