Tour Provider: Globus
Region: North America
Duration: 10 Days
Day 1. Arrive In San Francisco.
Welcome to the Golden State! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2. San Francisco.
Enjoy morning sightseeing in one of the world's most beautiful cities. See Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Next, visit the JAPANESE TEA GARDEN, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. Learn about the history of the park and enjoy time to explore the five acres of native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds, pagodas, and more. Afterward, there's still plenty of time for pursuing your favourite interests and activities-ride the world-famous cable cars, shop in Union Square, or visit the Museum of Modern Art. This evening, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3. San Francisco-Sausalito-Napa Valley
Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge this morning to the charming town of Sausalito. Enjoy waterfront views, breathtaking scenery, and a vibrant downtown area with a large variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. This afternoon, visit a local VINEYARD for a tour and tasting. This evening is free to explore more on your own.
Day 4. Napa Valley-Yosemite National Park.
Travel southward through the Sierra Nevadas to YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Yosemite has innumerable lakes, meadows, ice-sculpted domes, forests, waterfalls, and unspoiled alpine scenery. Descend into the 1220 metre (4,000-foot) valley, where you'll board an open-air TRAM to explore the famous sites of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular!
Day 5. Yosemite National Park-Monterey.
Before departing Yosemite National Park, visit Mariposa Grove, home to 500 mature sequoias. Stand in awe as you look skyward at these massive giants, the Earth's largest and longest living organisms. Then, on to Monterey and Cannery Row, immortalised by John Steinbeck in his novel of the same name. Watch for humpback whales in the bay.
Day 6. Monterey. Excursion To Carmel.
Enjoy a visit to the resort town of Carmel, a popular haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. A high point on today's journey is the beautiful 17-MILE DRIVE, with views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Course and the tenacious Lone Cypress. Return to Monterey for a behind-the-scenes tour at the worldfamous MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM. Learn about the marine life found in the bay, such as sea otters, humpback whales, great white sharks, and more.
Day 7. Monterey-Big Sur-San Simeon-Solvang.
This morning, journey south through Big Sur to San Simeon and visit HEARST CASTLE, the opulent mansion of wealthy newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, which houses splendid antiques, art treasures, and exotic possessions purchased at an estimated $50 million. The tour shows off the highlights of the impressive 123-acre estate. Continue to Solvang for an overnight stay.
Day 8. Solvang-Santa Barbara-Los Angeles.
After breakfast, enjoy coffee and a DANISH SPECIALTY at a local bakery. Then, travel through the Santa Ynez Mountains to beautiful Santa Barbara, where the Spanish influence is apparent in quaint whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings. Visit the impressive 200-year-old MISSION on a guided tour to learn about its history and the world famous twin bell towers. Continue to metropolitan Los Angeles, the motion picture capital of the world.
Day 9. Los Angeles.
Morning sightseeing of this gigantic metropolis takes you from Olvera Street-the oldest thoroughfare in the city-to Hollywood. Step into the shoeprints of famous movie stars at TCL Chinese Theatre, and see the Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills. Later, visit the GETTY MUSEUM, housing a collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your holiday.
Day 10. Los Angeles.
The tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules.
From San Francisco to Los Angeles, see the famous sights of California on this spectacular holiday. Enjoy the excitement and faster pace of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and take a deep breath and slowdown in the areas of Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park.
If you're interested in seeing some of California's amazing scenery, this California tour offers you a chance to admire some of its best. Enjoy a tour and tasting at a local vineyard in Napa Valley. Marvel at the spectacular alpine scenery in Yosemite National Park with its waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, and meadows. Sit back and watch the views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, the dramatic Pacific coastline, and the Lone Cyprus on 17-Mile Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world.
Visit Santa Barbara and Hearst Castle in San Simeon, built by William Randolph Hearst as his private retreat. Once only accessible to celebrities and famous guests, enjoy a tour highlighting this impressive 123-acre estate. Also visit Solvang, a quaint Danish village founded in 1911 by Danish educators to maintain their heritage.
Wander through the town with charming shops featuring Danish imports and picturesque buildings and windmills. Globus has arranged a special treat here...a coffee and Danish specialty at a local bakery. Another special experience offered by Globus is a behind-the-scenes tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, with its sea otters, seals, sharks, penguins, and more. All of this and more await you on this California tour.
Be sure to pack your camera and get ready for a fabulous holiday!
Your guided holiday with Globus includes:
Price is vald for 15May, 05 June & 21 August 2020 departures.
Yosemite National Park
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Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest category available. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 14 February 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CAN ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in.