2021 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

Northern California's Finest (AL)

9 Day Tour from San Francisco to San Francisco

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Southern California may be known for its stars, but northern California is the home of true legends. Despite the absence of paparazzi, you’ll hear countless shutters click as you cruise across shimmering Lake Tahoe, enjoy a scenic tram ride through stunning Yosemite, and coast along Monterey’s jaw-dropping 17-Mile Drive. From the hilly streets of San Francisco to the towering-tree-lined slopes of Sequoia and King Canyon National Parks, there are endless highpoints included in this nine-day tour through northern California. And low ones, too – including a visit to the Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in the serene Sonoma Valley to see how their award-winning sparkling wines are made. Other stellar experiences to toast on this northern California vacation? Stargazing under the sequoias and bidding the moon goodnight in two signature stone and cedar national park lodges. Sweet dreams.

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!

Accommodation Spotlight Wuksachi Lodge sits in the heart of Sequoia National Park. The lodge is beautifully crafted of cedar and stone, and offers panoramic views of the surrounding forest and High Sierra peaks. Spend the night at Sequoia’s signature lodge!
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Northern California's Finest map
National Park Tours – National Park Foundation

 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 sightseeing includes the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Union Square. Free time this afternoon before dinner in the city.

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Day 3 SAN FRANCISCO–SONOMA–LAKE TAHOE

SAN FRANCISCO Scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge.
SONOMA Guided tour and tasting at Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyard.
LAKE TAHOE Free time this evening.

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Day 4 LAKE TAHOE–TUOLUMNE

LAKE TAHOE Scenic cruise on the lake. Scenic drive over Carson Pass across the Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to Tuolumne.
TUOLUMNE Free time this evening.

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Day 5 TUOLUMNE–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.

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Day 6 YOSEMITE–SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Guided visit includes a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite stargazing program this evening.

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Day 7 SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS–MONTEREY

SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Free time this morning. Visit to Lodgepole Visitor Center and General Sherman Tree.
MONTEREY Free time this evening.

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Day 8 MONTEREY. EXCURSION TO CARMEL

MONTEREY Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive includes the Lone Cypress and Pebble Beach Golf Course.
CARMEL Free time to explore Carmel-by-the-Sea.
MONTEREY Free time at Cannery Row. Visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium before farewell dinner this evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Monterey with a stroll through Cannery Row. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 9 MONTEREY–SAN FRANCISCO

MONTEREY Morning drive to San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO Your vacation ends at San Francisco International Airport. Schedule departing flights after 1 pm.

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 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.

LINDA PEREZ

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

By the time I was 11 years old, I knew I wanted to be a Tour Director. My parents loved to share photos of their trips with me, and they would tell me, "You should do that; you'd be great at it!" They planted a seed that grew. On my 21st birthday, I traveled on a 12-country, 30-day tour of Europe. Six months later, I enrolled in tour directing school, and I've been in this career for over 30 years. My travel advice is simple: enjoy the experiences that are unique to the places you are visiting.

Tour Director - LINDA PEREZ

 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.

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