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Northern California 2022

8 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive San Francisco (2 Nights)
From the iconic to the unexpected, the city of San Francisco never ceases to surprise. Kick-start your effortlessly delivered Northern California holiday in the cosmopolitan hills of 'The City'. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at your hotel.

Day 2 San Francisco Sightseeing
Admire the eclectic mix of architecture, culture and cuisines of one of the world's most livable cities. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from the lively tourist hotspot of Fisherman's Wharf to Union Square, a historical landmark linked to the American Civil War. This afternoon, spend some time at leisure as you explore what else this wonderful city has to offer. (Breakfast)

Day 3 San Francisco – Napa
Start off your day with breakfast in San Francisco before we head out to Napa Valley. Today, we'll visit a local winery and enjoy a unique experience and exploration of wine with a tasting. Enjoy an included lunch this afternoon with fellow travellers.

Day 4 Napa – Lake Tahoe
Travel through the scenic fertile Sacramento River Valley to find yourself in the alpine splendour of Lake Tahoe. Its clear blue waters surrounded by evergreen pines and rocky outcrops provides you with a picturesque scenery to behold. This evening, enjoy a your Regional Dinner as you cruise on the beautiful Lake Tahoe. (Breakfast)

Day 5 Lake Tahoe – Yosemite National Park
Touch the sky and embark on a scenic road-trip into the Sierra Nevada, winding along the Tioga Pass to California's UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid October to the end of May. In this case, an alternate entry point to Yosemite will be used.) Marvel at the incredible natural beauty that inspired naturalist John Muir to dub Yosemite Valley the "Incomparable Valley", passing the colossal granite faces of El Capitan and the misty splendour of Bridalveil Fall. Tonight, our 'Stay with a Story' sees us overnight in the park, just a short stroll from Yosemite Falls. (Breakfast)

Day 6 Yosemite National Park – Salinas Valley – Monterey (2 Nights)
Tempt your taste-buds today with a visit to the Salinas Valley where you'll join a Local Specialist for an agricultural education tour to learn about fruit and vegetable production and advanced farming techniques of the region that is known as the "Salad Bowl of the World". Continue to Monterey where we'll 'Connect with Locals' for a farm-to-table 'Be My Guest' dinner including the freshest local ingredients. (Breakfast)

Day 7 Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive
The pinch me moments continue as we follow the sun-kissed California coast, cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive. We return to Monterey for a visit of Cannery Row, immortalised in the John Steinbeck novel. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Monterey's vibrant street life or guests can visit on their own the world-reowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Tonight, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner. (Breakfast)

Day 8 Monterey – Roaring Camp – Depart San Francisco
California's towering redwoods provide an imposing backdrop for this morning as we journey back in time to the era of lumberjacks and sawmills in a re-created 1890s logging camp, complete with general store and railroad depot. We continue to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park where we'll have an opportunity to walk amongst these giants that have stood for hundreds of years. We return to the golden city of San Francisco. Take a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or consider extending your stay. (Breakfast)

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All This Included

Wind your way through fresh California cityscapes and along the sun-kissed seaside cliffs of The Golden State, winding your way through Napa Valley wine country.

Dining Highlights

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights
Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR of San Francisco
  • SCENIC DRIVE along spectacular 17-Mile Drive, through Napa Wine Country
  • SEE quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea, Napa Valley
  • VISIT "The Salad Bowl of the World" in Salinas Valley, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Monterey, Roaring Camp, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

 

Accommodations
San Francisco: Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Napa: Embassy Suites Napa Valley
Lake Tahoe: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley Lodge
Monterey: Casa Munras Garden Hotel and Spa
Notes
  • *Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
  • *Airport arrival on the last day of your guided vacation will be at 1 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.
  • *The highest elevation point for this guided vacation is 10000 ft. / 3050 m.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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