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2024034 California Dreamin

2024034 California Dreamin

California Dreamin: Monterey, Yosemite, & Napa

09/16/2024 - 09/23/2024 Mon-Mon Trip# 2024034


California Dreamin: Monterey, Yosemite, & Napa


This is the essence of Northern California, from fine wine and freshly caught seafood to vibrant cities and nature on an epic scale. Discover Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Old Sacramento and Pier 39 in San Francisco. Witness the stunning views along 17-Mile Drive. Meet a local farmer and taste his farm’s produce. Marvel at the unspoiled beauty of Yosemite National Park. Glide on the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe on a classic yacht. Sip local wines in Napa Valley and enjoy a farm-to-table lunch. Embrace the laid-back life of the Golden State. Includes roundtrip air from Philadelphia and hotel transfers. Activity level of this tour is a level 1.


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Highlights And Inclusions


Your Tour Includes

  • 4 Handpicked Accommodations

  • 12 Meals

  • 2 Choice on Tour Options

Must-See Inclusions:

  • Enjoy a scenic cruise to the green and blue waters of Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe.

  • Take a coach tour through awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park.

Cultural Experiences:

  • Meet a local farmer in the Central Valley and sample some of their farm’s produce.

  • Marvel at the views along scenic 17-Mile Drive from Monterey to Carmel.

Culinary Inclusions:

  • Enjoy a farm-to-table lunch and locally produced wine.

  • Sample local vintages during a winery tour and tasting in Napa Valley.



  • Monterey

  • Scenic 17-Mile Drive

  • Yosemite National Park

  • Sacramento

  • Choice on Tour

  • Lake Tahoe Scenic Cruise

  • Napa Valley Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

  • San Francisco



*Itinerary is subject to change or be modified where reasonably required at any time. Itinerary changes may be necessary as a result of unforeseen circumstances, operational concerns, or concerns for your health, safety, enjoyment, or comfort.

Day 1

From the rugged coastline of the Pacific Ocean to Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe to Napa Valley, the scenery, history, and culture of northern California is unparalleled. Your tour opens in Monterey, a seaside city with a rich history and gorgeous scenery.

Day 2

The morning is yours to relax or explore this charming city independently. Perhaps you’ll visit the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium* or walk along Monterey’s Path of History a self-guided tour of the city’s historic landmarks. This afternoon, the scenery of your dreams comes alive as you travel along the famed 17-Mile Drive to Carmel. See the Lone Cypress Tree, Seal Rock, and prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Course before relaxing over dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 3

Travel northeast toward California’s Central Valley to Modesto, your base for visiting Yosemite and home for two nights. While Modesto is a city, it has a small-town atmosphere. Once you get there, visit a family-owned olive oil producer for an informative presentation, olive oil tasting, and lunch. Afterwards, meet a local farmer and visit an almond orchard. Tonight, sit down with your fellow travelers for dinner and continue to savor those local flavors.

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Day 4

Dramatic waterfalls to soaring granite peaks, Yosemite will leave you in awe. Enjoy a scenic drive to the gates of the national park, where you’ll travel by coach through Yosemite’s unrivaled landscapes with an expert guide. Natural wonders abound as you stand before El Capitan, and take in breathtaking vistas including Half Dome, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls.


Day 5

Arrive in Sacramento, enjoying time on your own for lunch in Old Sacramento a historic Gold Rush-era neighborhood filled with over 60 restored buildings, wooden sidewalks, and antique gas lamps. Then, it’s your choice! Visit the California State Railroad Museum and explore the detailed exhibits with a guide -OR- peruse a collection of Californian art and European master drawings on a guided tour of the Crocker Art Museum. Dinner is included tonight at a local restaurant.

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Day 6

Travel over the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the resort town of Lake Tahoe. Board a classic yacht-style vessel for a narrated cruise of Lake Tahoe’s pristine waters. Discover the history of the area and explore the enclosed and open-air decks for ideal places to snap photos of the dynamic landscape and breathe in the fresh air.


Day 7

The iconic rolling vineyards of Napa Valley welcome you today. Tour the grounds of a vineyard while learning about the wine-making process before enjoying a private tasting and a delicious farewell lunch. Raise a glass of locally produced wine and toast to your California adventure. Tonight, enjoy an evening to explore San Francisco as you please.

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Day 8

Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 1 - 2 Hyatt Regency Monterey, Ca

Day 3 - 4 DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto, Modesto, CA

Day 5 - 6 Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Day 7 - Hotel RIU Plaza Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA


*On some dates alternate hotels may be used

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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