Treasures of Northern California
Experience the Northern California lifestyle. Explore must-sees such as Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Marvel at the beauty of one of America's most beloved National Parks, Yosemite. Glide on the pristine waters of breathtaking Lake Tahoe on a paddlewheeler. Step back in time at Sutter's Fort, a living museum, and gain insight into how the first California pioneers lived. Discover fascinating facts about train travel at the California Rail Museum. Sip California's wines at included wine tastings. Relax in a Pullman car aboard the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train, savoring the beauty of the vineyards while enjoying a delicious lunch. This is a chance to live the good life.
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- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 9 Days
|Day 1||Santa Rosa||Santa Rosa, California - Tour Begins: Join us in exploring northern California. From its most popular cities to fertile valleys and historic golf rush towns, many hidden treasures await. Your tour opens in Santa Rosa.|
|Day 2||Santa Rosa||Santa Rosa - Sonoma - Napa - Santa Rosa: A special treat is in store at The Olive Press where you will be able to sample many intriguing flavors and purchase olive oil to ship anywhere you wish. A unique highlight awaits as you climb aboard the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train. Sit back and relax as the incredible scenery, famous vineyards and delicious lunch come together, creating a one-of-a-kind experience. Raise a glass of wine to toast your California adventure.|
|Day 3||Santa Rosa||Santa Rosa - Sonoma - Sacramento: A unique highlight awaits as you travel through California's treasured vineyards and arrive in Sonoma, one of the world's premier wine destinations. Learn about the wines that this region is famous for at a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Breathtaking views abound as beautiful vineyards pepper the countryside en route to Sacramento. Later, a visit to Sutter Fort reveals daily life during a pivotal point in California's history. Step inside this living museum and be transported back to yesteryear.|
|Day 4||Sacramento||Sacramento - Lake Tahoe - Sacramento: Travel over the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the resort town of Lake Tahoe. Upon arrival, enjoy a narrated cruise of spectacular Lake Tahoe aboard the M.S. Dixie II paddlewheeler. Discover why Mark Twain was mesmerized by the beauty of Tahoe's crystal blue waters and towering peaks.|
|Day 5||Sacramento||Sacramento - Tuolumne: Today you'll visit the California State Railroad Museum, perhaps the best railroad museum in the United States. Enjoy the detailed exhibits and the many historical stories told by your museum guide. Take time for lunch on your own in Old Sacramento's historic district filled with over 60 restored Gold Rush-era buildings, wooden sidewalks, cobblestone streets and antique gas lamps. Catch a glimpse at what life was like when thousands of '49ers' flocked here during the California Gold Rush. You'll have plenty of time to visit the unique shops. Arrive in historic Tuolumne, a gateway to Yosemite National Park and your home for the next two nights.|
|Day 6||Tuolumne||Tuolumne - Yosemite - Tuolumne: A scenic drive brings you into awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park. Your tram tour through Yosemite's unique rock formations, deep valleys, Alpine meadows and pristine wilderness will leave you absolutely amazed. The tram ride experience showcases views from the famous valley floor and offers a fascinating perspective on this glorious park.|
|Day 7||Tuolumne||Tuolumne - Farm Visit - San Francisco: A delightful stop is made at Ironstone Vineyards for a wine tasting and time to explore their gold mining artifacts, antiques and music room with a fully restored Alhambra Theatre Pipe organ. Stop in Oakdale where almond and walnut orchards dot the landscape. A local farmer will guide you through the town and take you to visit his small farm where you'll enjoy a taste of central California. Spend the rest of the day relaxing once you arrive in beautiful San Francisco.|
|Day 8||San Francisco||Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco: After breakfast, the choice is yours. You may take a one-hour cruise of San Francisco Bay featuring in-depth narration plus close up views of Alcatraz* and the Golden Gate Bridge. Or, you may choose to join a local expert on a city tour which highlights Fisherman's Wharf, the famous cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and the view of the city from the imposing Twin Peaks. The afternoon is yours to relax or explore this beautiful city independently. Perhaps you'll hop on a cable car or further enjoy the sights at Fisherman's Wharfâ?¦the opportunities are endless. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf overlooking the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.|
|Day 9||San Francisco||San Francisco - Tour Ends: Your tour ends today, but the memories will stay with you forever.|
- Hyatt Regency Sacramento Sacramento, United States
- The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort Tuolumne, United States
- Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa Santa Rosa, United States
- Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Downtown San Francisco, United States
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.