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Northern California Highlights

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.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to San Francisco
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 : Cable Cars & City Sights
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. B,D


Day 3 : Napa Valley Wine Train
We travel to the heart of one of the most celebrated wine-growing regions in the world, Napa Valley. Upon arrival, we will 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. Later we tour the Jelly Belly Factory. Watch the candymaking live, plus interactive exhibits, an art gallery, free samples and much more. After, we arrive at our hotel in the capital city of Sacramento for a two-night stay. B,L


Day 4 : Sacramento
This morning we tour America's Farm to Fork capital city. During our tour we will 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 spend the afternoon exploring the California State Railroad Museum. We will 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. Tonight's dinner highlights scrumptious locally-grown food. 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 a local diner. This afternoon we tour 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 : Welcome to Yosemite
We drive through the scenic protected lands of Yosemite National Park until we arrive at Yosemite Valley Lodge. We tour the astonishing wilderness on the Yosemite Valley Tram, an open-air sightseeing experience led by a Park Ranger, viewing some of Yosemite's most famous landmarks including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and El Capitan. After our tour we have free time to discover the park on our own. Stroll to Bridal Veil Falls, watch a film at the Ansel Adams Gallery, or simply relax and enjoy the fresh air. This afternoon takes us to Mariposa Grove to walk among the giant sequoias. Later we have dinner in the park at the lodge-style restaurant Ducey's on the Lake. D


Day 7 : Redwoods
After a leisurely morning, we depart our hotel 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 one of the most authentically preserved narrow-gauge steam engines in America on a round trip journey through the towering redwood groves. This evening, we celebrate our adventure with our new friends at a Farewell Dinner. 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 and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
 $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour


10 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner in Sausalito
• Napa Valley Wine Train lunch & wine tasting
• Dinner at Ducey's on the Lake in Yosemite National Park


All Accommodations Featuring
2 nights at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District
• 2 nights at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento
• 2 nights at the Best Western Yosemite in Mariposa


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

Highest Elevation: 9,100 feet at Rainbow Point in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Tour Pricing

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

Final Payment Date: 7/9/2018

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Itinerary ID:32874550 | Tour Code: WEYE0921181
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