Duration: 9 Days
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 holiday? Stargazing under the sequoias and bidding the moon goodnight in two signature stone and cedar national park lodges. Sweet dreams.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to San Francisco! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink.
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)
SAN FRANCISCO Scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge.
SONOMA Guided tour and tasting at [LF] Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyard, the first sparkling winery in the Carneros wine region.
LAKE TAHOE Free time this evening. (B)
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)
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)
SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Guided sightseeing to see the "Land of the Giants." [LF] Private stargazing program this evening to hear ancient and cultural stories about the constellations. (B,D)
SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Free time this morning. Scenic drive through the parks include the Lodgepole Visitor centre and General Sherman Tree. Continue to across farmlands to the coastal town of Monterey.
MONTEREY Free time this evening. (B)
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.
MONTEREY Morning drive to San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO Your holiday ends at San Francisco International Airport or the San Francisco tour hotel for those with post-nights. Schedule departing flights from San Francisco International Airport after 1 pm. (B)