Northern California Highlights

Return To Previous Departs: 9/21/2018 Returns: 9/28/2018

8 Days | All Airfare Included

Experience the monumental cliffs and sequoias of Yosemite National Park and a train ride through Napa Valley.

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Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to California
We begin our adventure with a leisurely flight to the City by the Bay and transfer to our deluxe accommodations for two nights.

Day 2 : San Francisco
This morning we board San Francisco’s iconic cable cars and ride along downtown’s fascinating streets. An expert joins us for a guided tour of the city by motorcoach where we see Twin Peaks, Market Street, Golden Gate Park, and much more. We break for lunch and leisure time at Fisherman’s Wharf, a historic bayside district with plenty of restaurants, shops, and sea lions sunning themselves. There's time to freshen up at our hotel before we get to know our traveling companions at a Welcome Dinner in nearby Sausalito. D

Day 3 : Napa Valley Wine Train
of the most celebrated winegrowing regions in the world, Napa Valley. Upon arrival, we board the elegantly restored Napa Valley Wine Train, where a gourmet lunch and wine tasting awaits. Our journey includes scenic vineyards, wineries, homes, and gorgeous valley landscapes. After, travel to our hotel in the capital city of Sacramento for a two-night stay. L

Day 4 : Sacramento
This morning we tour America’s Farm to Fork capital city. During our tour we see California’s capitol building and learn about Sacramento's gold rush history. We have lunch and free time in the historic Old Sacramento district and then explore the California State Railroad Museum. We learn about the 150-year history of rail's impact on the Golden State and see some of the original engines dating back to the 1860s. This evening we partake on a local food tour. We will visit various restaurants and learn the local "Farm to Fork" culture of Sacramento while enjoying a selection of delicious dishes. B,D

Day 5 : Mariposa
We get a sense of the Old West as we make our way to Mariposa, just outside Yosemite National Park. En route we stop in Jackson for lunch at Teresa's Place Restaurant, originally started as a boarding house for miners back in 1921. This afternoon we take a surface tour of the Kennedy Gold Mine, one of the deepest mines in the world and among the most iconic mines of the California Gold Rush. We learn about the miner’s way of life and even pan for gold. We arrive at our accommodations in Mariposa in the evening for two nights.B,L

Day 6 : Yosemite National Park
This morning we drive through the scenic protected lands of Yosemite National Park until we arrive at the entrance to Mariposa Grove. After a hike through the Giant Sequoias, we drive to Yosemite Valley Lodge and tour the astonishing wilderness that surrounds us on the Yosemite Valley Tram, an open air sightseeing experience led by a Park Ranger. View some of Yosemite's most famous landmarks including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and El Capitan. This afternoon explore Yosemite on your own before heading back to the hotel for the evening. B

Day 7 : Roaring Camp Railroad
heading west toward San Francisco. We stop at the charming roadside resort of Casa De Fruta, featuring a restaurant, deli, farmers market, wine shop, gift shop, park, and more. This afternoon we arrive at the Roaring Camp Railroad Station to board a round trip rail journey through the towering redwood groves. We return to the San Francisco area with time to unwind before we celebrate our adventure with our new friends at a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,D

Day 8 : Fly Home
We fly home with special memories of our time in California.

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Motorcoach & professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucher for a future tour

9 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner in Sausalito
• Napa Valley Wine Train lunch & wine tasting
• Dinner during a Farm to Fork Food Tour

All Accommodations Featuring
2 nights in San Francisco
2 nights at the Embassy Suites Sacramento
2 nights in Mariposa

Attractions & Highlights
• San Francisco cable car ride
• San Francisco city tour
• Fisherman’s Wharf
• Napa Valley Wine Train
• Sacramento city tour
• California State Railroad Museum
• Kennedy Gold Mine surface tour
• Yosemite National Park
• Yosemite Valley Tram tour
• Roaring Camp Railroad’s Redwood Forest Train journey

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $3899
Airport - Triple $3749
Airport - Quad $3599
Airport - Single $4899

Final Payment Date: 7/8/2018

Itinerary ID:32874550 | Tour Code: WEYE0921181
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