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California Classics 2020

California Classics 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

From San Francisco to Los Angeles, see the famous sights of California on this spectacular vacation. Enjoy the excitement and faster pace of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and take a deep breath and slowdown in the areas of Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park. If you’re interested in seeing some of California’s amazing scenery, this California tour offers you a chance to admire some of its best. Enjoy a tour and tasting at a local vineyard in Napa Valley. Marvel at the spectacular alpine scenery in Yosemite National Park with its waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, and meadows. Sit back and watch the views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, the dramatic Pacific coastline, and the Lone Cyprus on 17-Mile Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world.Visit Santa Barbara and Hearst Castle in San Simeon, built by William Randolph Hearst as his private retreat. Once only accessible to celebrities and famous guests, enjoy a tour highlighting this impressive 123-acre estate. Also visit Solvang, a quaint Danish village founded in 1911 by Danish educators to maintain their heritage. Wander through the town with charming shops featuring Danish imports and picturesque buildings and windmills. Globus has arranged a special treat here...a coffee and Danish specialty at a local bakery. Another special experience offered by Globus is a behind-the-scenes tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, with its sea otters, seals, sharks, penguins, and more. All of this and more await you on this California tour. Be sure to pack your camera and get ready for a fabulous vacation!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Welcome to the "Golden State"! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2: SAN FRANCISCO.
Enjoy morning sightseeing in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. See Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Next, visit the [LF] JAPANESE TEA GARDEN, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. Learn about the history of the park and enjoy time to explore the five acres of native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds, pagodas, and more. Afterward, there’s still plenty of time for pursuing your favorite interests and activities—ride the world-famous cable cars, shop in Union Square, or visit the Museum of Modern Art. This evening, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 3: SAN FRANCISCO–SAUSALITO–NAPA VALLEY.
Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge this morning to the charming town of Sausalito. Enjoy waterfront views, breathtaking scenery, and a vibrant downtown area with a large variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. This afternoon, visit a local VINEYARD for a tour and tasting. This evening is free to explore more on your own. (B)

Day 4: NAPA VALLEY–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK.
Travel southward through the Sierra Nevadas to YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Yosemite has innumerable lakes, meadows, ice-sculpted domes, forests, waterfalls, and unspoiled alpine scenery. Descend into the 4,000-foot valley, where you’ll board an open-air VALLEY FLOOR TRAM to explore the famous sites of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular! (B)

Day 5: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–MONTEREY.
Before departing Yosemite National Park, visit Mariposa Grove, home to 500 mature sequoias. Stand in awe as you look skyward at these massive giants, the Earth’s largest and longest living organisms. Then, on to Monterey and Cannery Row, immortalized by John Steinbeck in his novel of the same name. Watch for Humpback whales in the bay. (B)

Day 6: MONTEREY. EXCURSION TO CARMEL.
Enjoy a visit to the resort town of Carmel, a popular haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. A high point on today’s journey is the beautiful 17-MILE DRIVE, with views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Course and the tenacious Lone Cypress. Return to Monterey for a [LF] behind-the-scenes tour at the world-famous MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM. Learn about the marine life found in the bay, such as sea otters, humpback whales, great white sharks, and more. (B)

Day 7: MONTEREY–BIG SUR–SAN SIMEON–SOLVANG.
This morning, journey south through Big Sur to San Simeon and visit HEARST CASTLE, the opulent mansion of wealthy newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, which houses splendid antiques, art treasures, and exotic possessions purchased at an estimated $50 million. The tour shows off the highlights of the impressive 123-acre estate. Continue to Solvang for an overnight stay. (B)

Day 8: SOLVANG–SANTA BARBARA–LOS ANGELES.
After breakfast, enjoy coffee and a DANISH SPECIALTY at a local bakery. Then, travel through the Santa Ynez Mountains to beautiful Santa Barbara, where the Spanish influence is apparent in quaint whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings. Visit the impressive 200-year-old MISSION on a guided tour to learn about its history and the world-famous twin bell towers. Continue to metropolitan Los Angeles, the motion picture capital of the world. (B)

Day 9: LOS ANGELES.
Morning sightseeing of this gigantic metropolis takes you from Olvera Street—the oldest thoroughfare in the city—to Hollywood. Step into the shoeprints of famous movie stars at TCL Chinese Theatre, and see the Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills. Later, visit the GETTY MUSEUM, housing a collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation. (B,D)

Day 10: LOS ANGELES.
The tour ends this morning after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

SAN FRANCISCO
Sightseeing; [LF] Japanese Tea Garden

NAPA VALLEY
Tour and tasting at a winery

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Yosemite Valley floor tram tour

CARMEL
Visit the resort town

MONTEREY
17-Mile Drive; [LF] behind-the-scenes tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

SAN SIMEON
Visit Hearst Castle

SOLVANG
Enjoy a [LF] local specialty

SANTA BARBARA
Guided tour of the mission

LOS ANGELES
Sightseeing; Getty Museum; farewell dinner

Meals:
Breakfast daily, 2 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner in Los Angeles


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Accommodations

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$1,135 to $1,200

Triple Room Reduction per person:

$255 to $275

Extra Nights per person in San Francisco:
in single room $324; in twin room $189; in triple room $150

Extra Nights per person in Los Angeles:
in single room $277; in twin room $162; in triple room $128

San Francisco: San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco Marriott Marquis welcomes travelers to Northern California with exceptional service, spacious guestrooms, and a prime downtown location. The hotel features a spa, fitness center, and an on-site restaurant and lounge. Guestrooms offer plush bedding, Smart TVs, mini-refrigerators, and Wi-Fi access.
Address:
780 Mission Street
San Francisco CA, United States
Napa: Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa
The hotel has a spa, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, business center, concierge service, complimentary daily wine tasting, guest laundry, gift shop, restaurant, lounge, and room service. Guestrooms have flat-screen TV, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, and hairdryer.
Address:
3425 Solano Avenue
Napa CA, United States
Yosemite National Park: Yosemite View Lodge
The hotel has three swimming pools, gift shop, two restaurants, and a lounge. Guestrooms feature cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, and iron/ironing board.
Address:
1136 CA-104
El Portal CA, United States
Monterey: Hyatt Regency Monterey
This luxury resort is ideally situated near an acclaimed golf course, which provides ample views of gardens and landscapes. Renovations have transformed the interior into a modern, contemporary oasis with a fireplace lounge, fitness center, spa, outdoor pool, tennis courts, restaurant, lounge, and room service. Guestrooms feature cable TV, high-speed Internet access, mini-refrigerator, in-room safe, coffeemaker, bath robe, and bath amenities.
Address:
1 Old Golf Course Rd
Monterey CA, United States
Solvang: Hotel Corque
Hotel Corque (pronounced Cork) is a boutique hotel located in downtown Solvang. The hotel offers spacious guestrooms and décor specially designed to complement the regions' peaceful surrounding wine country.
Address:
400 Alisal Road
Solvang CA, United States
Los Angeles: L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
The L.A. Hotel Downtown, located in the financial, entertainment and theater district of downtown Los Angeles, is a 14-story hotel with award-winning architectural design, mirrored facade and glass-enclosed atrium.
Address:
333 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles CA, United States

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Questions & Answers

Question: Does the quote include gratuity?

Gratuities for the tour director and driver are not included. You can pre-pay the gratuities before the vacation starts.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 29 reviews - currently showing 9 reviews with comments only

Globus is first class all the way!

California Classics with Globus was everything I hoped it would be. The tour director was top notch. He made each of us feel that we were important to him and did his best to accommodate us. He could answer just about any question we had and kept us informed and entertained on the bus, while still giving us time to just relax and watch the scenery. The hotels were very comfortable, all downtown in San Francisco, Monterey, and LA. The hotel in Solvang was a treat. Best staff, and the town itself is interesting. We happened to be there during Danish Days, the third week in September. The hotel just outside of Yosemite had a lovely stream running behind it, with balconies overlooking it. The pacing was perfect for me. Not too much dead time, but enough time to relax and rest up for the next adventure. There was only one optional excursion because everything else was included. Entrance tickets to the Getty Museum, narrated tram ride through the floor of Yosemite National Park, behind the scenes tour of the Monterey Aquarium, for some examples. The two included dinners were excellent, and I particularly liked strolling down Rodeo Drive after dinner.

Globus exceeded my expectations!

The trip was enjoyable, made more so by an excellent tour director and skilled bus driver. My only complaints were with the quality of the motel at Yosemite, and the lack of sufficient time for several of the locations visited such as Sausalito.

The tour was nicely paced and tour director was great. We did have to make some changes because of fleet week in San Francisco and not being able to Big Sur. Tour director handled all changes and made our trip great with other special additions. The biggest fire in California was present at the time of our tour. We never felt any danger and bus driver and tour guide were very calm about the whole situation. Great bus driver! Everything on our tour is a must see. We enjoyed it very much.

The most disappointing of this trip was the BUGS I found in 2 different places. One was Yosemite Park and the other at the LA hotel in LA in my BED both incidents were reported to both of those hotels as well as to the Tour Director at the Park I was offered another room but couldn't stay alone so I said no I didn't want to be alone as I have a terrible fear of bugs and rodents and the manager said to notify the Tour Director about my being reimburse for 1 night which I did and he also said to Notify Affordable Tours As for the LA Hotel I was there for 2 nights and only noticed them the 2nd day which I am very nervous about as they could be in my luggage which I cannot bring into my home and go through that will have to be done outside.

The Globus tour met my expectations. Every site our Globus bus stopped at was first class and beautiful. The hotels, Marriott Marquis, The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Hyatt Regency Monterey, Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach, and the LA Hotel Downtown were first class and lovely. The Yosemite View Lodge needs some updating. The beds were uncomfortable, the bathroom towels need updated, and the kitchen area needs paper towels, and more facilities for making coffee and cooking.


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