Bixby Bridge, Monterey
Bixby Bridge, Monterey
Sights of San Francisco, California
Sights of San Francisco, California
Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley, California
Sacramento State Capitol & Lake Tahoe
Sacramento State Capitol & Lake Tahoe
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park, California
Seventeen Mile Drive, Big Sur & Carmel
Seventeen Mile Drive, Big Sur & Carmel

Northern California

7 Nights from £2,229 Including Flights

Overview

Explore the outstanding beauty of Northern California with this concise yet comprehensive eight-day escorted tour, beginning and ending in San Francisco. Along the way you’ll be treated to incredible vistas, unique experiences and fantastic dining in the Napa Valley, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Salinas Valley, Monterey, Carmel and the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. From the stunning natural beauty of its parks to regional culinary treats and quaint coastal towns, northern California really does have something for everyone.

Highlights:

  • Kick off your trip with a city tour of San Francisco
  • Ride the Napa Valley Wine Trains through scenic vineyard landscapes
  • Relax by the alpine-surrounded waters of Lake Tahoe
  • Visit the iconic Yosemite National Park with views of Bridal Veil
  • Enjoy an agricultural tour of the ‘Salad Bowl of the World’ – Salinas Valley
  • Take in the picturesque charm of coastal towns and villages and Carmel
  • Experience the expansive beauty of the redwoods trees


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Day 1

San Francisco

Arrive into San Francisco and check-in at your hotel, then enjoy some time to explore the city at your own pace. This is a vibrant destination filled with galleries, museums, shops and a host of nearby attractions such as Pier 39. In the evening, gather at a local restaurant to meet your tour guide and group for a welcome reception.

Overnight:Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

Day 2

San Francisco

Embark on a tour of the city this morning that takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to Union Square with a host of exciting locations in between. Enjoy some free time later at Fisherman's Wharf

Overnight:Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 3

San Francisco - Napa Valley

This morning you'll embark on a wine tasting our of a local winery before driving over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and heading for the Napa Valley. This evening join the other tour guests for a regional dinner.

Overnight: Embassy Suites Napa Valley (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4

Napa Valley - Sacramento - Lake Tahoe

Enjoy a scenic drive through the fertile Sacramento River Valley to the alpine splendour of Lake Tahoe. Here you will admire the clear blue waters surrounded by vibrant green pine trees and rocky outcrops.

Overnight: Lake Tahoe Resorts Hotel at Heavenly Valley (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5

Lake Tahoe – Yosemite National Park

Enter the breath-taking Yosemite National Park via the snow-covered Tioga Pass – a perfect introduction to this amazing location.* Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains into the Yosemite Valley, passing the Bridal Veil to reach your accommodation nestled within the park.

*If weather conditions prevent you from entering via the Tioga Pass, typically between mid-October to end of May, you will be able to enter the park via an alternative route.

Overnight: Yosemite Valley Lodge (Breakfast included)

Day 6

Yosemite National Park – Salinas Valley – Monterey

Journey west into Salinas Valley today to join an agricultural education tour, learning about the fruit and vegetable production here and the advanced farming techniques of the region with a local specialist. Afterwards, travel north to Monterey for a unique dining experience where you’ll be treated to a delicious farm-to-table feast prepared with local ingredients.

Overnight: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 7

Monterey – Carmel

Experience California’s gorgeous coastal scenery in full today with a trip along 17-Mile Drive, passing the Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Link to reach Carmel by the Sea. Returning to Monterey, you'll visit Cannery Row, immortalised in the John Steinbeck novel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the vibrant street life. Your meal this evening is hosted by your Tour Director as you prepare to bid farewell to California with your fellow travellers and new-found friends.

Overnight: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 8

Monterey – Roaring Camp – San Francisco

Take a trip back in time this morning to the era of lumberjacks and sawmills with a visit to a recreation of a 1880s logging camp, complete with general store and railroad depot – when Isaac Graham settled into the hills outside Santa Cruz in the 1830s, the Mexican authorities names his settlement ‘Roaring Camp’.  Take time to walk along the redwood trees at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and admire one of California’s most renowned natural treasures. Your journey will end in San Francisco where you’ll be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

*Please do not schedule flights before 3pm

(Breakfast included)

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: Air conditioned coach; Rail journey
  • Hotels (7 nights)
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners included
  • City tour of San Francisco; Napa Valley wine tasting and rail journey; Agricultural tour of Salinas Valley; Farm-to-Table dining experience in Monterey; Tour of the redwoods in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park; Visit to the Cable Car Museum
  • Tour guide throughout, plus local guides

Optional extras: (please ask your sales agent for further details)

  • Transfers to your UK airport are available at an additional cost.
  • Gratuities may be pre-paid at the time of booking.

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