Coastal Scenery to Cosmopolitan Vibes

San Francisco to Monterey

Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO | NAPA VALLEY | LAKE TAHOE | YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK | MONTEREY

Wind your way through fresh California cityscapes and along the sun-kissed seaside cliffs of The Golden State, making your way through beautiful Napa Valley wine country taking in incredible scenery as you travel.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Take in a scenic drive through Napa Valley
  • Enjoy a city tour of San Francisco 
9 Days
From £2619 Per Person

*Price shown includes 10% discount. Includes International flights, price valid for travel on 09th September 2020.

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Northern California
From £2619 Per Person

Your Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8 -9

Day 1 : UK - 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 travellers for a Welcome Reception at your hotel.

Hotel: Clift Royal Sonesta 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. Spend some time at leisure this afternoon.

Day 3 : San Francisco - Napa

Today, we'll visit a local winery and enjoy unique experience and exploration of wine with a tasting. This evening, enjoy a Regional Dinner with your fellow travellers.

Hotel: Embassy Suites Napa Valley

Day 4 : Napa - Lake Tahoe

Travel through the fertile Sacramento River Valley to the alpine splendour of Lake Tahoe, its clear blue waters surrounded by evergreen pines and rocky outcrops. This evening, enjoy a Regional Dinner cruise on beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Hotel: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

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 Bridal Veil Fall. Tonight, our 'Stay with a Story' sees us overnight in the park, just a short stroll from Yosemite Falls.

Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge

Day 6 : Yosemite National Park - Salinas Valley - Monterey

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.

Hotel: The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay (2 nights)

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 consider an optional visit to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Tonight, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner.

Day 8 -9 : Monterey – Roaring Camp – San Francisco - UK

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.

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