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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 famous 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 regions in the world, for an included tasting before continuing on to Sacramento for a farm-to-fork tour of locally sourced, gourmet dishes. Try your luck panning for gold at Kennedy Gold Mine and then view Yosemite National Park’s natural wonders, including the amazing sequoia trees in Mariposa Grove. Discover fascinating marine life during a privately chartered whale-watching cruise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and a visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium, then climb aboard a 19th-century train for a wonderful ride through redwoods. Our journey concludes in the San Francisco area with a celebratory Farewell Dinner.

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
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 Riverfront Promenade
  • 2 nights at Hampton Inn Oakhurst-Yosemite
  • 2 nights near Monterey
  • 1 night at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • San Francisco guided city tour, historic cable car ride & Fisherman's Wharf
  • Castello di Amorosa winery tour with tasting
  • Sacramento farm-to-fork food tour
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Kennedy Gold Mine & gold panning
  • Mariposa Grove hike
  • Yosemite National Park feat. Yosemite Valley tour
  • Castle Air Museum
  • Casa de Fruta
  • Time at leisure in Monterey
  • Whale-watching cruise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Roaring Camp Railroads
Meals

10 Excellent Meals Featuring

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

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double

$5999

Book Now

Single

$7199

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Final Payment Date: 06/22/2025

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to California

Upon arriving in the “City by the Bay,” we settle into our deluxe accommodations for two nights.

Day 2 : San Francisco

This morning, we board San Francisco’s iconic cable cars for a quintessential ride downtown. Afterwards, a local guide joins us for a driving tour of the city’s top highlights, including Twin Peaks, Market Street, Golden Gate Park, and more. We then enjoy leisure time at Fisherman’s Wharf, the historic bayside district with restaurants, shops, and sea lions sunbathing. Tonight, we cross the famous Golden Gate Bridge to nearby Sausalito and get to know fellow travelers during a Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 3 : Napa Valley & Sacramento

Today, we journey into the heart of one of the most celebrated wine regions in the world: Napa Valley. Indulge in a tasting of renowned vinos after our guided tour at Castello di Amorosa, a medieval castle winery that's reminiscent of Italy’s stunning Tuscany region. Following an included lunch, we depart the picturesque countryside and make our way to Sacramento. This evening, we partake in a tantalizing food tour with a variety of gourmet dishes at local restaurants. Meet the talented chefs behind the meals and learn about the area’s farm-to-fork culture while delighting your taste buds with the city’s incredible culinary scene.

Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Railroad Museum & Kennedy Gold Mine

Our day begins by discovering over 150 years of rail history at the California State Railroad Museum. See several steam locomotives dating as far back as 1862 and browse intricate exhibits that tell the story of how railroads changed life in the West. This afternoon, we’re immersed in California’s gold rush era of the mid-1800s during a tour of the Kennedy Gold Mine. Learn about mining from our expert guide, then receive a complimentary poke sack for collecting your own treasures while panning for gold! Later, we travel to Oakhurst and check in for our two-night stay.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Yosemite National Park

We explore the scenic protected lands and natural wonders of Yosemite National Park today! In Mariposa Grove, take a leisurely hike through enormous sequoias and marvel at how they can live for more than 2,000 years and grow up to 300 feet tall. A park ranger then joins us as we view some of Yosemite Valley’s most famous landmarks, including Yosemite Falls, the Half Dome, and El Capitan. There is also time to explore Yosemite on your own, such as grabbing a bite at an eatery, going for a stroll along a beautiful trail, or visiting the park store.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Castle Air Museum & Monterey

This morning, we begin our drive back towards the coast and stop at Castle Air Museum in Atwater. This military aviation museum features historic military and presidential aircraft, plus exhibits that showcase technology from the past and provide a glimpse into the future of flight. We then visit Casa de Fruta, a family-owned orchard that offers nuts, wine, sweets, and other gifts. Later, we arrive at our Monterey hotel for a two-night stay and enjoy a leisurely evening.

Breakfast

Day 7 : Whale Watching

Today’s adventure is all about discovering California’s spectacular marine life! We embark on a whale-watching cruise in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a gorgeous, protected region that’s highly studied for conservation efforts. While taking in the scenic views, enjoy insight from the onboard naturalist or marine biologist. After an included lunch, we visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, commonly rated as one of the top aquariums in the United States and the first to exhibit a living kelp forest. The rest of the day is yours for individual exploration or relaxation.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Roaring Camp Railroads

We’re off to Roaring Camp Railroads this morning for a round-trip journey through the recreated 19th-century logging town. Take in stunning vistas as we roll among towering groves of redwood trees within the Santa Cruz Mountains to the summit of Bear Mountain. This afternoon, our journey concludes in the San Francisco area with time to unwind before a celebratory 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

KWQC TV Pickup Locations:

Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

Davenport, IA - Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn

Maquoketa, IA - AmericInn By Wyndham Maquoketa

Rock Falls, IL - Walmart

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 famous 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 regions in the world, for an included tasting before continuing on to Sacramento for a farm-to-fork tour of locally sourced, gourmet dishes. Try your luck panning for gold at Kennedy Gold Mine and then view Yosemite National Park’s natural wonders, including the amazing sequoia trees in Mariposa Grove. Discover fascinating marine life during a privately chartered whale-watching cruise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and a visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium, then climb aboard a 19th-century train for a wonderful ride through redwoods. Our journey concludes in the San Francisco area with a celebratory Farewell Dinner.

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

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 Riverfront Promenade
  • 2 nights at Hampton Inn Oakhurst-Yosemite
  • 2 nights near Monterey
  • 1 night at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • San Francisco guided city tour, historic cable car ride & Fisherman's Wharf
  • Castello di Amorosa winery tour with tasting
  • Sacramento farm-to-fork food tour
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Kennedy Gold Mine & gold panning
  • Mariposa Grove hike
  • Yosemite National Park feat. Yosemite Valley tour
  • Castle Air Museum
  • Casa de Fruta
  • Time at leisure in Monterey
  • Whale-watching cruise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Roaring Camp Railroads
Meals

10 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Welcome Dinner in Sausalito
  • Lunch in Napa Valley
  • Farewell Dinner in Burlingame

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Book Now

Double

$5999

Single

$7199

Final Payment Date: 06/22/2025

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to California

Upon arriving in the “City by the Bay,” we settle into our deluxe accommodations for two nights.

Day 2 : San Francisco

This morning, we board San Francisco’s iconic cable cars for a quintessential ride downtown. Afterwards, a local guide joins us for a driving tour of the city’s top highlights, including Twin Peaks, Market Street, Golden Gate Park, and more. We then enjoy leisure time at Fisherman’s Wharf, the historic bayside district with restaurants, shops, and sea lions sunbathing. Tonight, we cross the famous Golden Gate Bridge to nearby Sausalito and get to know fellow travelers during a Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 3 : Napa Valley & Sacramento

Today, we journey into the heart of one of the most celebrated wine regions in the world: Napa Valley. Indulge in a tasting of renowned vinos after our guided tour at Castello di Amorosa, a medieval castle winery that's reminiscent of Italy’s stunning Tuscany region. Following an included lunch, we depart the picturesque countryside and make our way to Sacramento. This evening, we partake in a tantalizing food tour with a variety of gourmet dishes at local restaurants. Meet the talented chefs behind the meals and learn about the area’s farm-to-fork culture while delighting your taste buds with the city’s incredible culinary scene.

Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Railroad Museum & Kennedy Gold Mine

Our day begins by discovering over 150 years of rail history at the California State Railroad Museum. See several steam locomotives dating as far back as 1862 and browse intricate exhibits that tell the story of how railroads changed life in the West. This afternoon, we’re immersed in California’s gold rush era of the mid-1800s during a tour of the Kennedy Gold Mine. Learn about mining from our expert guide, then receive a complimentary poke sack for collecting your own treasures while panning for gold! Later, we travel to Oakhurst and check in for our two-night stay.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Yosemite National Park

We explore the scenic protected lands and natural wonders of Yosemite National Park today! In Mariposa Grove, take a leisurely hike through enormous sequoias and marvel at how they can live for more than 2,000 years and grow up to 300 feet tall. A park ranger then joins us as we view some of Yosemite Valley’s most famous landmarks, including Yosemite Falls, the Half Dome, and El Capitan. There is also time to explore Yosemite on your own, such as grabbing a bite at an eatery, going for a stroll along a beautiful trail, or visiting the park store.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Castle Air Museum & Monterey

This morning, we begin our drive back towards the coast and stop at Castle Air Museum in Atwater. This military aviation museum features historic military and presidential aircraft, plus exhibits that showcase technology from the past and provide a glimpse into the future of flight. We then visit Casa de Fruta, a family-owned orchard that offers nuts, wine, sweets, and other gifts. Later, we arrive at our Monterey hotel for a two-night stay and enjoy a leisurely evening.

Breakfast

Day 7 : Whale Watching

Today’s adventure is all about discovering California’s spectacular marine life! We embark on a whale-watching cruise in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a gorgeous, protected region that’s highly studied for conservation efforts. While taking in the scenic views, enjoy insight from the onboard naturalist or marine biologist. After an included lunch, we visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, commonly rated as one of the top aquariums in the United States and the first to exhibit a living kelp forest. The rest of the day is yours for individual exploration or relaxation.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Roaring Camp Railroads

We’re off to Roaring Camp Railroads this morning for a round-trip journey through the recreated 19th-century logging town. Take in stunning vistas as we roll among towering groves of redwood trees within the Santa Cruz Mountains to the summit of Bear Mountain. This afternoon, our journey concludes in the San Francisco area with time to unwind before a celebratory 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

KWQC TV Pickup Locations:

Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

Davenport, IA - Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn

Maquoketa, IA - AmericInn By Wyndham Maquoketa

Rock Falls, IL - Walmart