Tour Overview

Yosemite & Coastal California

Enjoy a dreamy West Coast vacation with iconic attractions and time at leisure for personal pursuits or relaxation. Begin with a city tour of San Francisco as we ride the cable cars, see Golden Gate Park, and spend time at Fisherman’s Wharf. Travel into the heart of Napa Valley, one of the most celebrated wine-growing regions in the world, for an included wine tasting before continuing on to Sacramento for a spectacular farm-to-fork tour of locally sourced, gourmet dishes. Try your luck panning for gold at Kennedy Gold Mine and then explore geologic wonders within Yosemite National Park, including a stroll through Mariposa Grove to see the famous Grizzly Giant sequoia tree. Discover fascinating marine life during a privately chartered whale watching cruise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, climb aboard a 19th-century train for a wonderful journey through redwoods at Roaring Camp Railroads, and more!

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The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

Tour Highlights

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights at Hyatt Regency - San Francisco Downtown SoMa
  • 1 night at Embassy Suites Sacramento
  • 2 nights in Oakhurst
  • 2 nights near Monterey
  • 1 night in Burlingame
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • San Francisco city tour & historic cable car ride
  • Castello di Amorosa winery and tasting tour
  • Local farm-to-fork food tour
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Kennedy Gold Mine and gold panning
  • Yosemite National Park feat. Mariposa Grove hike & Yosemite Valley tour
  • Castle Air Museum
  • Casa de Fruta
  • Privately chartered whale watching cruise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Roaring Camp Railroads
Meals

9 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner in Sausalito
  • Lunch in Napa Valley
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double

$5299

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Single

$6199

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Final Payment Date: 03/31/2024

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to California

We begin our adventure with a 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. Afterward, a local expert joins us for a driving tour of the city where we see top highlights including Twin Peaks, Market Street, Golden Gate Park, and much more. We break for lunch and leisure time at Fisherman’s Wharf, the historic bayside district with restaurants, shops, and sea lions sunbathing. Later, we cross famous Golden Gate Bridge and get to know our new traveling companions during a Welcome Dinner in nearby Sausalito.

Dinner

Day 3 : Napa Valley & Sacramento

Our morning starts with a journey into the heart of one of the most celebrated wine-growing regions in the world: Napa Valley. Enjoy a guided tour and tasting at Castello di Amorosa, a medieval Tuscan castle winery, followed by a wonderful included lunch. This evening, we partake in a local food tour in Sacramento with restaurant visits to meet chefs who teach us about the local farm-to-fork culture while enjoying a selection of delicious gourmet dishes. Our hotel for the evening is in Sacramento.

Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Railroad Museum & Kennedy Gold Mine

We begin the day with discovering the Golden State’s 150-year rail history at the California State Railroad Museum, including original engines dating back to the 1860s. This afternoon, we’re immersed in history with a tour of the Kennedy Gold Mine. An expert guide emphasizes California’s gold rush era of the mid-1800s as we learn about mining and receive a complimentary poke sack for collecting our own treasures while we try our hand at panning for gold! Later, we travel to Oakhurst and check in for our two-night stay.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Yosemite National Park

Today, we explore the scenic protected lands of Yosemite National Park. At Mariposa Grove, embark on a delightful hike through enormous sequoias. These remarkable trees can live for more than 2,000 years and grow up to 300 feet tall! A park guide then joins us as we view some of Yosemite’s most famous landmarks, including Yosemite Falls, the Half Dome, and El Capitan. Afterwards, enjoy time to explore Yosemite on your own. Browse the Ansel Adams Gallery’s collection of famous nature photography, take a leisurely stroll along a beautiful trail, visit the park store, or watch a short film at the onsite theater.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Castle Air Museum & Monterey

After an included breakfast, we begin our drive back toward the California Coast and stop at the Castle Air Museum in Atwater. This military aviation museum features exhibits that showcase technology from the past and give sneak peeks into the future of flight. We then visit Casa de Fruta, a family-owned orchard featuring nuts, wine, sweets, and other gifts before arriving at our Monterey hotel for a two-night stay.

Breakfast

Day 7 : Whale Watching

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before a fun day filled with California marine life. Start the day with an incredible, privately chartered whale watching cruise in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. While taking in the scenic views, gain insight from the onboard naturalist or marine biologist. After our cruise, we visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, commonly rated as one of the top aquariums in the United States with regional marine life, including its groundbreaking living kelp forest. This evening is yours for individual exploration or relaxation.

Breakfast

Day 8 : Roaring Camp Railroads

After a leisurely morning, we arrive at the Roaring Camp Railroads station for a round-trip journey through towering groves of redwood trees. While similar in size, redwoods are taller than sequoias but have smaller cones and darker bark. We then return to the San Francisco area with time to unwind before celebrating our adventures with our new friends at a Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Fly Home

We return home with fond memories of our dreamy coastal California getaway.

Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for Yosemite & Coastal California
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

KFYR TV Pickup Locations:

Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Airport

Yosemite & Coastal California

Enjoy a dreamy West Coast vacation with iconic attractions and time at leisure for personal pursuits or relaxation. Begin with a city tour of San Francisco as we ride the cable cars, see Golden Gate Park, and spend time at Fisherman’s Wharf. Travel into the heart of Napa Valley, one of the most celebrated wine-growing regions in the world, for an included wine tasting before continuing on to Sacramento for a spectacular farm-to-fork tour of locally sourced, gourmet dishes. Try your luck panning for gold at Kennedy Gold Mine and then explore geologic wonders within Yosemite National Park, including a stroll through Mariposa Grove to see the famous Grizzly Giant sequoia tree. Discover fascinating marine life during a privately chartered whale watching cruise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, climb aboard a 19th-century train for a wonderful journey through redwoods at Roaring Camp Railroads, and more!

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights at Hyatt Regency - San Francisco Downtown SoMa
  • 1 night at Embassy Suites Sacramento
  • 2 nights in Oakhurst
  • 2 nights near Monterey
  • 1 night in Burlingame
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • San Francisco city tour & historic cable car ride
  • Castello di Amorosa winery and tasting tour
  • Local farm-to-fork food tour
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Kennedy Gold Mine and gold panning
  • Yosemite National Park feat. Mariposa Grove hike & Yosemite Valley tour
  • Castle Air Museum
  • Casa de Fruta
  • Privately chartered whale watching cruise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Roaring Camp Railroads
Meals

9 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner in Sausalito
  • Lunch in Napa Valley
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Request Booking Now

Double

$5299

Single

$6199

Final Payment Date: 03/31/2024

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to California

We begin our adventure with a 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. Afterward, a local expert joins us for a driving tour of the city where we see top highlights including Twin Peaks, Market Street, Golden Gate Park, and much more. We break for lunch and leisure time at Fisherman’s Wharf, the historic bayside district with restaurants, shops, and sea lions sunbathing. Later, we cross famous Golden Gate Bridge and get to know our new traveling companions during a Welcome Dinner in nearby Sausalito.

Dinner

Day 3 : Napa Valley & Sacramento

Our morning starts with a journey into the heart of one of the most celebrated wine-growing regions in the world: Napa Valley. Enjoy a guided tour and tasting at Castello di Amorosa, a medieval Tuscan castle winery, followed by a wonderful included lunch. This evening, we partake in a local food tour in Sacramento with restaurant visits to meet chefs who teach us about the local farm-to-fork culture while enjoying a selection of delicious gourmet dishes. Our hotel for the evening is in Sacramento.

Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Railroad Museum & Kennedy Gold Mine

We begin the day with discovering the Golden State’s 150-year rail history at the California State Railroad Museum, including original engines dating back to the 1860s. This afternoon, we’re immersed in history with a tour of the Kennedy Gold Mine. An expert guide emphasizes California’s gold rush era of the mid-1800s as we learn about mining and receive a complimentary poke sack for collecting our own treasures while we try our hand at panning for gold! Later, we travel to Oakhurst and check in for our two-night stay.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Yosemite National Park

Today, we explore the scenic protected lands of Yosemite National Park. At Mariposa Grove, embark on a delightful hike through enormous sequoias. These remarkable trees can live for more than 2,000 years and grow up to 300 feet tall! A park guide then joins us as we view some of Yosemite’s most famous landmarks, including Yosemite Falls, the Half Dome, and El Capitan. Afterwards, enjoy time to explore Yosemite on your own. Browse the Ansel Adams Gallery’s collection of famous nature photography, take a leisurely stroll along a beautiful trail, visit the park store, or watch a short film at the onsite theater.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Castle Air Museum & Monterey

After an included breakfast, we begin our drive back toward the California Coast and stop at the Castle Air Museum in Atwater. This military aviation museum features exhibits that showcase technology from the past and give sneak peeks into the future of flight. We then visit Casa de Fruta, a family-owned orchard featuring nuts, wine, sweets, and other gifts before arriving at our Monterey hotel for a two-night stay.

Breakfast

Day 7 : Whale Watching

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before a fun day filled with California marine life. Start the day with an incredible, privately chartered whale watching cruise in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. While taking in the scenic views, gain insight from the onboard naturalist or marine biologist. After our cruise, we visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, commonly rated as one of the top aquariums in the United States with regional marine life, including its groundbreaking living kelp forest. This evening is yours for individual exploration or relaxation.

Breakfast

Day 8 : Roaring Camp Railroads

After a leisurely morning, we arrive at the Roaring Camp Railroads station for a round-trip journey through towering groves of redwood trees. While similar in size, redwoods are taller than sequoias but have smaller cones and darker bark. We then return to the San Francisco area with time to unwind before celebrating our adventures with our new friends at a Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Fly Home

We return home with fond memories of our dreamy coastal California getaway.

Tour Map

Tour Map for Yosemite & Coastal California

Departure Cities

KFYR TV Pickup Locations:

Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Airport