Northern California

8 days

Northern California
Get a taste of the Golden State on this tour of Northern California. Explore California icons: Yosemite National Park, the iconic Redwoods, and serene Lake Tah. Try Sonoma Valley wines and a Farm-to-Table meal in Monterey.
Sightseeing highlights
  • Explore Salinas Valley with a Local Specialist
  • Visit Yosemite National Park, Sausalito, quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea, California State Capitol, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, local Sonoma County Winery for Tasting and Picnic Lunch, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • View Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Tunnel View
  • Scenic Drive along spectacular 17-mile Drive, through Wine Country and Tioga Pass
  • Cruise San Francisco Bay
Iconic Experience
  • San Francisco: Indulge in the many sites that San Francisco has to offer. From the eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture to its vibrant culture and tasty cuisines.
  • San Francisco: Enjoy a visit to the lovely seaside community of Sausalito where you will have time to shop or grab a bite for lunch.
  • San Francisco: Finish up your day with a ferry across San Francisco Bay and admire all of the great sights along the way.
  • San Francisco: Walk across and marvel at this modern wonder of the world. Golden Gate has the second-longest main span in the Americas and is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco and California.
  • Napa: Visit Napa Valley and bask in the wonderful sights of this city.
  • Napa: Enjoy a visit to California State Capitol and indulge yourself in the rich history of this country.
  • Lake Tah: Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sierra Nevada mountain range as you make your way through the Tioga Pass.
  • Yosemite National Park: Explore the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the largest sequoia grove in Yosemite. Located in the southern portion of Yosemite, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is home to over 500 mature giant sequoias and holds an important place in history. Learn how in 1864, in the midst of Civil War, President Lincoln signed legislation protecting the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley for "public use, resort, and recreation." This marked the first time in history when the federal government set aside scenic natural areas for protection. Mariposa Grove was later added to Yosemite National Park in 1906.
  • Pebble Beach: The stunning California coast passes by you, cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive. This drive is full of dramatic coastal cliffs, snow-white beaches, mystical forests and iconic golf courses.
  • Monterey: Bask in Carmel's beautiful natural scenery and rich artistic history.
  • Santa Cruz: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains is famous for the 40-acre grove of redwood trees. You can enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities on more than 4,650 acres of forested and open land.