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Highlights of Northern California

12 Days from £2,609.10

Venture to a land of rolling vineyards, iconic coastal cities and splendid scenery with our Highlights of Northern California Tour. Along with plenty of time to explore the region at your leisure and enjoy the relaxed Californian lifestyle, you'll embark on exciting excursions to popular spots like Napa Valley and historic Sacramento. Nature lovers will no doubt look forward to soaking up the stunning landscapes of Yosemite National Park, while San Francisco's steep hills and famed Golden Gate Bridge also await.  

Departure from: Sep 2020 - Jun 2021

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

 

  • Return direct flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
  • 10 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner and welcome drink
  • Dinner with local wine in Napa Valley
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
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Included holiday highlights

  • Tour of San Francisco
  • Visit to pretty Sausalito
  • Trip to Sonoma, including lunch and wine tasting
  • Scenic tour of Napa Valley
  • Stop at Oxbow Public Market
  • Sacramento Old Town tour
  • Tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Scenic drive along 17 Mile Drive to Carmel​



 

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 UK - San Francisco

Depart on your scheduled flight to San Francisco. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel where you’ll have some time to get to know the rest of your travelling companions over a welcome drink.

Day 2 San Francisco

Start your discovery of Northern California with a tour of its most famous city. Once the heart of the California Gold Rush, hill-top San Francisco is now renowned for its eclectic mix of attractions for every kind of traveller. Savour fresh crab at Fisherman's Wharf while you admire the impressive Golden Gate Bridge or head up to the Twin Peaks for panoramic views of the Bay Area.

​In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to meander around the city at your own pace or join our optional excursion to Alcatraz. Between 1934 and 1963, this tiny fortified island was home to perhaps the world's most infamous prison of the same name.

Day 3 San Francisco - Napa Valley

Spend another morning soaking up San Francisco at leisure, from its pretty Painted Ladies (colourful Victorian houses) to lush Golden Gate Park. There's also the chance to discover the city's highlights on an optional bike tour with a Local Guide.

​We'll regroup just before lunch and swap San Francisco's steep streets for pretty Sausalito just across the bay. Stroll along its attractive boardwalk and set some time aside to see bohemian houseboats built in the 1940s at Richardson Bay. Next, it's time to venture to Napa Valley and indulge in a delicious dinner accompanied by famous wines. 

Day 4 Napa Valley - Sonoma

Explore more of California's wine country with a trip to Sonoma, a historic city replete with colonial-era buildings and numerous galleries. We'll tuck into a lunch of tasty local cuisine and enjoy a wine tasting session before setting out on a scenic drive through the Napa Valley to Oxbow Public Market. The 40,000 square foot marketplace sits right on the shores of the Napa River and is jam-packed with stalls and eateries selling all manner of regional delicacies.

​In the evening, you'll have the chance to hop on the Napa Valley Wine Train for a leisurely cruise through lush vineyards – all the while savouring fresh Californian cuisine. Alternatively, kick back and enjoy a relaxed evening at your hotel. 

Day 5 Napa Valley - Sacramento - Lake Tahoe

Today is taken up by a visit to California's state capital, Sacramento. The city was a key hub during the Gold Rush era and you can still spot old-world saloons, wooden sidewalks and the occasional horse and cart in Sacramento's Old Town.

Learn more about the fascinating city at the Sacramento History Museum or head to a farmer's market for a food truck feast with locally brewed beer. We'll then continue on to our next hotel in beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Day 6 Lake Tahoe - Mariposa

Wake up to wonderful views and an optional boat cruise across Lake Tahoe. The immense lake (the largest alpine lake in North America) lies on the border of California and Nevada and is fringed by several picturesque State Parks.

​In the afternoon, we'll depart Lake Tahoe for Mariposa. The attractive area is one of California's original counties and it's just a short drive from the forests, waterfalls and granite walls of Yosemite National Park.

Day 7 Yosemite National Park

From glimpsing Yosemite Valley for the first time from the Wawona Tunnel to standing beside a giant sequoia tree, there’s a lot to look forward to at Yosemite National Park. You’ll get to spend an entire day making the most of its natural allures, whether that’s taking in the jaw-dropping views or enjoying a paddle at Cathedral Beach in the shadow of the soaring, 900-metre-high El Capitan rock. 

Day 8 Mariposa - Monterey

Today, we'll take a scenic drive through California's Central Valley to Monterey. Enjoy an ocean-themed day beginning with a visit to Cannery Row, a historic street lined with old sardine packing factories. It was made famous by prolific American author John Steinbeck in his novel of the same name, which is set in the city during the Great Depression. 

​It's up to you whether you take the rest of the day to relax and sightsee at your own pace, or if you'd like to sign up for our optional tour of Monterey Bay Aquarium. Built on the site of one of the city's old factories, highlights include the sea otter pools and 28-foot kelp forest. 

Day 9 Monterey - at Leisure

Uncover Monterey at your own pace today with a leisurely wander around the city. Spend a few hours exploring the shops and tucking into fresh seafood at Old Fisherman's Wharf or stroll along the 18-mile Monterey Beach Coastal Trail in the sunshine.

​If you'd rather take advantage of the coastal idylls on the city's doorstep, why not join our optional tour of the magnificent California coastline on the famous Pacific Coast Highway 1 and the Big Sur, which includes a stop for wine-tasting.

 

Day 10 Monterey - Carmel - San Francisco

On your final full day in Northern California, we'll take you on a tour of 17 Mile Drive, a popular coastal road that hugs the Monterey Peninsula. Stop off at various viewpoints and pass a host of natural and historic highlights, including the famous Lone Cypress Tree on Pebble Beach.

​The scenic drive will end in charming Carmel, another Californian city by the sea that's known for its mix of art galleries, fine dining and gorgeous white sand beaches. After soaking up its sights, it'll be time to return to San Francisco. 

Day 11 San Francisco - UK

We'll transfer you to San Francisco airport for your return flight to the UK.​

Day 12 UK

Today, you'll land back in the UK.​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 2 :

Hotel Zephyr
Hotel Zephyr is positioned in San Francisco's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district; Fisherman's Wharf. Staying at the Hotel Zephyr makes it easy for you to explore the very best attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area. The hotel is one city block in size and is set between Beach Street and Jefferson Street on East-West Streets and between Mason and Powell Streets North-South. Guests can walk across the street to explore the world-famous Pier 39 to see the historic Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge in one seamless panoramic view. Or walk two blocks to catch a quick cable car ride to Union Square, North Beach, or Chinatown.

Day 3 - 4 :

Hampton Inn & Suites Napa
Situated close to downtown Napa, this hotel has spacious guest rooms with complimentary wi-fi, HDTV's and the convenience of a fridge and microwave. Facilities also include a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, as well as, a fitness centre.

Day 5 :

Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
This resort style property is located on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe but close to the California State Line. Facilities include a indoor pool and hot tub, spa and a fitness centre. Dining options are a steakhouse, 2 cafes and a buffet restaurant. A live music venue, casino and shopping are also within the resort complex.

Day 6 - 7 :

Comfort Inn Yosemite Area
Located in the small town of Oakhurst just outiside of Yosemite National Park, this small property has a outdoor pool and hot tub (open seasonally), Wi-Fi, guest rooms feature, flat screen TV, refrigerator and coffee maker.

Day 8 - 9 :

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
Located close to Cannery Row this hotel prides itself on it's friendly service with spacious rooms featuring flat screen TV and Wi-Fi

Day 10 :

Doubletree by Hilton San Francisco Airport
With contemporary rooms that feature Wi-Fi, TV, telephone and coffee maker, this hotel prides itself on friendly service with a bar and restaurant offering sustainable local foods. A complimentary trolley takes you into nearby Burlingame which offers great shopping and dining options.


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Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

USA - San Francisco - Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge tour

FROM £54.00

Begin with a drive along the Embarcadero, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Stop at Vista Point, the northern part of the Golden Gate Bridge to photograph its magnitude and grace. Continue your tour as you enjoy a scenic drive past Fisherman’s Wharf, en route to the Alcatraz Ferry. Upon arriving on “The Rock,” a national-park ranger will provide an introduction to the prison. Then, set off on a self-guided audio tour through the jail’s spooky facilities. Step into the small cells, snap a few photos and view a documentary on the history of Alcatraz before the ferry back to Alcatraz Landing.

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USA - San Francisco - Guided Bike tour

FROM £60.00

The Classic Bike Tour is your introduction to the city’s colorful history and cultures, with routes through its most vibrant neighborhoods, including the Mission, Castro, Haight-Ashbury, and Alamo Square. You’ll see how San Francisco has been shaped by waves of settlers, from Spanish missionaries to Silicon Valley 'techies'. Pedal past dazzling murals, Victorian row houses, famous viewpoints, thriving commercial districts, and gems of Golden Gate Park.

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USA - Napa Valley - Dinner on the wine train

FROM £106.00

Travel through the lush Napa Valley countryside and be transported back in time. Back to the romance and luxury of the golden age of train travel of the early 1900s, when guests explored the trains beyond their private quarters. Back to a time when a journey was meant to be savoured from start to finish. Guests aboard the Gourmet Express experience both dining and lounge service, with some courses of your gourmet meal served in each car.

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USA - Lake Tahoe - Evening dinner cruise

FROM £72.00

Experience an unforgettable evening cruise complete with famous Tahoe sunsets, breathtaking views, local cuisine, and live music. Enjoy the fresh and delectable menus as you cruise against a backdrop of astonishing views over Emerald Bay. Dine in style as you cruise into the sunset beauty of Lake Tahoe! Please note that Signature cocktails and fine wines are available for purchase on-board.

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USA - Monterey Bay - Aquarium visit

FROM £36.00

Delight in Monterey’s most celebrated attraction when you visit the world-class aquarium. A short coach ride brings you to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, located in Monterey’s colorful Cannery Row district. Step inside this modern structure, and you’re immediately immersed in a dazzling world under the sea. A massive Kelp Forest is the aquarium’s centerpiece, and popular exhibits include playful sea otters and adorable penguins. Huge touch-tanks allow for an interactive experience and there is also an outdoor deck overlooking the Monterey Bay which offers wildlife viewing.

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USA - Monterey Bay - Scenic California Coastal tour

FROM £79.00

California often conjures images of natural beauty and unique landscapes, and this beautiful tour will be a feast for the senses as you enjoy a drive down the central coastline to Big Sur. View the rugged coastline, and as the waters of the Pacific crash against the rocks, sea otters, seals and sea lions may be seen bobbing their heads up through forests of floating kelp, or sunning themselves along the beaches. The coastal redwoods await after a scenic view of Bixby Creek Bridge, and nestled in the forest down the natural coastline is a chance to commune with the tallest trees on the planet. After time for a short walk, head north again to one of the state’s most up and coming wine producing regions. Carmel Valley is now known for its excellent wine and vineyards, framed by agricultural fields producing much of America’s produce. After tasting delicious wines, you’ll have a chance for lunch at your leisure in the quaint local village.

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