2021 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

California Classics (AA)

10 Day Tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles

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When you hum along to California Dreamin’ on the radio, what wistful wonders comes to mind? Giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park? Big reds in Napa Valley? Mega stars in Los Angeles? Colossal mansions that dot the entire Pacific coastline? From the City by the Bay to the City of Angels, this ten-day tour of California reveals every heavenly sight that earned the Golden State its name. Yosemite’s Cathedral Spires, 17-Mile Drive’s Lone Cypress, and San Simeon’s Hearst Castle are just a few you’ll want your camera ready for. Between the high energy of Silicon Valley and the high style of Beverly Hills, this encompassing California vacation weaves in plenty of kickback time with visits to a Napa Valley vineyard, the quiet Danish village of Solvang, and the tony resort zip codes of Monterey, Carmel, and Santa Barbara. Don’t forget your shades.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Welcome to San Francisco! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2 SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO Guided city sightseeing includes the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Visit to the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. Free time this afternoon. Dinner at a local restaurant.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in San Francisco with a bay cruise. This option is available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 3 SAN FRANCISCO–SAUSALITO–NAPA VALLEY

SAN FRANCISCO Scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge en route to Sausalito.
SAUSALITO Free time this morning.
NAPA VALLEY Guided tour and wine tasting at a local vineyard. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 NAPA VALLEY–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

NAPA VALLEY Scenic drive through the Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to Yosemite National Park.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic open-air tram ride includes views of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–MONTEREY

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park. Visit Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
MONTEREY Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 MONTEREY. EXCURSION TO CARMEL

MONTEREY Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive en route to Carmel.
CARMEL Free time this afternoon before returning to Monterey.
MONTEREY Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Behind-the-scenes guided tour of Monterey Bay Aquarium followed by dinner at the aquarium.

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Day 7 MONTEREY–BIG SUR–SAN SIMEON–SOLVANG

MONTEREY Scenic drive through Big Sur en route to San Simeon.
SAN SIMEON Guided tour of Hearst Castle before driving to Solvang.
SOLVANG Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 SOLVANG–SANTA BARBARA–LOS ANGELES

SOLVANG Taste a pastry at a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Danish bakery. Scenic drive through the Santa Ynez Mountains en route to Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA Visit Old Mission Santa Barbara. Drive to Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 LOS ANGELES

LOS ANGELES Guided city sightseeing includes Olvera Street, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Visit the J. Paul Getty Museum. Farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant.

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Day 10 LOS ANGELES

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

RANDY SCHUSTER

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Being a Tour Director has afforded me the opportunity to travel more than I would have ever dreamed. During my many years as a Tour Director, I have had the opportunity to lead tours in Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and the Western U.S. I am extremely proud of my home state of California. Come with me on tour and I will show you the unique beauty, ethnic diversity, tempting local cuisine, and, hopefully, help you spot a celebrity or two!

Tour Director - RANDY SCHUSTER

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


San Francisco

San Francisco

Bay Cruise

Bay Cruise

This fully narrated one-hour cruise sails under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Experience the thrilling history of San Francisco Bay with all the sound and glory it deserves.

Price Range: $



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