Northern California's Finest 2022
9 days with Globus Rating:
Day 1 ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Welcome to San Francisco! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2 SAN FRANCISCO
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. (B,D)
Day 3 SAN FRANCISCO–SONOMA–LAKE TAHOE
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. (B)
Day 4 LAKE TAHOE–TUOLUMNE
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. (B)
Day 5 TUOLUMNE–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic open-air tram ride includes views of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. Free time this evening. (B)
Day 6 YOSEMITE–SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS
SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Guided visit includes a [LF] stargazing program this evening. (B,D)
Day 7 SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS–MONTEREY
SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Free time this morning. Visit to Lodgepole Visitor Center and General Sherman Tree.
MONTEREY Free time this evening. (B)
Day 8 MONTEREY. EXCURSION TO CARMEL
MONTEREY Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive includes the Lone Cypress and Pebble Beach Golf Course. Free time at Cannery Row before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
CARMEL Free time to explore Carmel-by-the-Sea. (B,D)
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.
Day 9 MONTEREY–SAN FRANCISCO
MONTEREY Morning drive to San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO Your vacation ends at San Francisco International Airport. Schedule departing flights after 1 pm. (B)
All This Included
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.
San Francisco: San Francisco Marriott Marquis
South Lake Tahoe: The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Tuolumne: The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort
Yosemite: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Sequoia National Park: Wuksachi Lodge
Monterey: Hyatt Regency Monterey
Terms and Conditions
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