Northern California

Tour Type: State Explorer
Brochure Type: USA Canada and Central America 2023

Get a true taste of the Golden State as you tour Northern California passing cityscapes and seaside cliffs of the 17-Mile Drive. Explore California icons: Yosemite National Park, iconic Redwoods, and serene Lake Tahoe, topped off with tasty Napa Valley wines and a farm-to-table meal in Monterey.

Choice Highlights
Must-see Highlights
  • Explore San Francisco, Napa and Salinas Valley with a Local Specialist
  • Visit Yosemite National Park
  • See quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea, Napa Valley, and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • Scenic Drive along spectacular 17-mile Drive, and through Napa Wine Country
Trafalgar Difference
  • Yosemite National Park: Stay at the Yosemite Valley Lodge located close to Yosemite Falls in the middle of the national park.
Be My Guest
  • Monterey: Visit Happy Girl Kitchen in Monterey, where your hosts share their knowledge and love of food using the freshest ingredients during an outstanding farm-to-table experience.
  • Castroville (CA): Visit the Salinas Valley where you'll MAKE TRAVEL MATTER as you join a Local Specialist for an agricultural education tour. Learn about fruit and vegetable production and advanced farming techniques of the region that is known as the "Salad Bowl of the World".
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Call 1 (801) 455-0947 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17354905

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 6/30/2023
8 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1San FranciscoHello San Francisco: 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 travelers for a Welcome Reception at your hotel.
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Day 2San FranciscoDive Into Eclectic San Francisco: Fuel up for a full day of indulging in San Francisco's many sites. Admire the eclectic mix of Victorian and Modern architecture, vibrant culture, and cuisines of one of the world's most livable and iconic cities. Embark on a morning exploration tour that takes you from the lively hotspot of Fisherman's Wharf to Union Square, a historical landmark linked to the American Civil War. This afternoon offers a deeper look into two of the city's iconic spots. A guided Golden Gate Bridge walk takes you across the 1.7-mile span of the magnificent "bridge that couldn't be built." As you gaze across the water (one the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, learn how this iconic engineering marvel was constructed). You'll arrive in the quaint seaside community of Sausalito with time for shopping or lunch before finishing up with a different view of the bay: a relaxing ferry cruise back to the city. You will then explore Golden Gate Park with your Travel Director, learning how this urban oasis of over 1,000 acres supports 7 distinct ecosystems as you stroll the green lawns, bridle paths, and lakes of this expansive park right in the heart of San Francisco.
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
Day 3Journey To Napa Wine CountryJourney To Napa Wine Country: Start off your day with breakfast in San Francisco before we head out to Sonoma and 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 travelers.
Embassy Suites Napa Valley
Day 4Lake TahoeEntice Your Senses At Lake Tahoe: Travel through the scenic fertile Sacramento River Valley to find yourself in the alpine splendor 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 Regional Dinner as you cruise on the beautiful Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Day 5Embrace The Wilderness Of Yosemite National ParkEmbrace The Wilderness Of Yosemite National Park Stays With Stories: Touch the sky and embark on a scenic road-trip into the Sierra Nevada mountain range, 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 splendor of Bridalveil Fall. Tonight, our Stays With Stories takes us overnight in the park.
Yosemite Valley Lodge
Day 6Taste The California DifferenceTaste The California Difference Make Travel Matter Connect with Locals: Leave Yosemite behind and visit the Salinas Valley where you'll love this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience with an agricultural education tour to learn about fruit, vegetables, and advanced farming techniques. Continue to Monterey where we'll Connect With Locals and enjoy a Farm-to-Table Be My Guest experience including the freshest local ingredients.
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Day 7Witness The Incredible California CoastWitness The Incredible California Coast: The pinch me moments continue as we follow the sun-kissed California coast, cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive. We return to Monterey to view Cannery Row, immortalized 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-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Tonight, we join our Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive Farewell Dinner.
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Day 8Take A Walk Through The RedwoodsTake A Walk Through The Redwoods: 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. We continue to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park where we'll have an opportunity to walk amongst these giants that have stood for over a thousand years. We return to the golden city of San Francisco where you might consider extending your stay. Airport drop off at 1:00p.m., please be aware when booking fights.

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    Tour Type: State ExplorerBrochure Type: USA Canada and Central America 2023Get a true taste of the Golden State as you tour Northern California passing cityscapes and seaside cliffs of the 17-Mile Drive.

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