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Northern California's Finest 2020

Northern California's Finest 2020


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*Book a select 2020 Globus or Cosmos U.S. National Parks vacation to receive a $100 per person discount on the land price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between March 10 - June 8, 2020 for travel in 2020. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable to custom tours. Combinable with all other applicable promotions. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This magnificent Northern California tour blends the sights of sophisticated San Francisco with the inspired beauty found in California’s national parks and picturesque areas, including its scenic towns—Carmel and Monterey. Spend two nights in San Francisco, where Globus has arranged a city tour of all the “must see” sites. Other tour highlights include a stop in California’s wine country for a tour and tasting at a Sonoma vineyard (another exciting adventure offered by Globus), and a cruise on beautiful Lake Tahoe. In Monterey, journey along 17-mile drive and enjoy views of the Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach Golf Links, and million-dollar homes. Spectacular scenery awaits you on this Northern California tour. Marvel at Lake Tahoe, North America’s largest alpine lake surrounded by the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy the beauty of Yosemite National Park, one of the country’s first wilderness parks with waterfalls, grand meadows, and ancient sequoias. Stand in awe as you witness the world’s largest sequoia trees in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, including General Sherman Tree, the world’s largest tree (by volume). You’ll overnight in the heart of Sequoia National Park at the Wuksachi Lodge, a beautiful stone-and-cedar mountain lodge surrounded by a mighty sequoia forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Enjoy a stargazing program in Sequoia, where you’ll witness the brilliant sky while listening to ancient and cultural stories about the constellations—another unique experience Globus has arranged for you! California offers amazing scenery and on this Northern California tour, you’ll have the opportunity to experience it plus much more. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this memorable vacation.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Welcome to San Francisco, gateway to your Northern California adventure. At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming journey.

Day 2: SAN FRANCISCO.
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of San Francisco, taking in all the major sites. See Golden Gate National Recreation area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Also, see Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, and more. Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City before dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 3: SAN FRANCISCO–SONOMA–LAKE TAHOE.
Today, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and head to California’s wine country for a guided tour of the wine caves and a tasting at the [LF] GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARD, makers of award-winning sparkling wines. Continue to beautiful Lake Tahoe for an evening at leisure. (B)

Day 4: LAKE TAHOE–TUOLUMNE
This morning, enjoy a CRUISE on scenic Lake Tahoe. Learn how the lake was formed, some of its fascinating history, and enjoy fantastic photo opportunities. Then, travel on the beautiful scenic Carson Pass over the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range to Tuolumne, a historic community with rich ties to the California Gold Rush. (B)

Day 5: TUOLUMNE–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Today, journey into YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles you can also find grand meadows, ancient sequoias, and much more. Enjoy a VALLEY FLOOR TRAM TOUR that highlights the wonders of this incredible park. Later, continue to your elegant resort, the Tenaya Lodge. (B)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Tenaya Lodge is nestled among towering Sugar Pines in the Sierra National Forest offering an elegant stay with access to five restaurants, a world-class spa, three swimming pools, and refined guestrooms with deluxe amenities. The pinnacle of Yosemite-area lodging, Tenaya Lodge offers Globus travelers something special.

Day 6: YOSEMITE–SEQUOIA/KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS.
Travel to SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, the “Land of Giants.” In these parks you’ll discover a land of diversity and beauty—huge mountains, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world’s largest trees! This evening, join in a [LF] STARGAZING PROGRAM, where you’ll hear ancient and cultural stories about the constellations and enjoy an evening under the brilliant California sky. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: 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.

Day 7: SEQUOIA/KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS–MONTEREY.
Spend more time this morning exploring these magnificent parks, which now protect nearly half the remaining sequoia groves in the world. See the General Sherman Tree, spend time at the Visitors’ Center, and just relax in one of the most beautiful settings you’ll find. We then continue across the farmlands of California to the coastal town of Monterey for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 8: MONTEREY. EXCURSION TO CARMEL.
Today’s highlights include a journey along scenic 17-MILE DRIVE. Enjoy views of the famous Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach Golf Course, and million-dollar homes. Stop in the seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, a haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. Spend time browsing the shops or perhaps take a stroll on the beach. Then, return to Monterey and visit Cannery Row, immortalized by John Steinbeck in his novel of the same name. Then, enjoy a visit to the world-famous MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 9: MONTEREY–SAN FRANCISCO.
This morning, travel back to San Francisco for your homebound flight. Please schedule flights after 1 pm. (B)

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Inclusions

  • Maximum elevation on tour: 9,145 ft.

Sightseeing & Activities:

SAN FRANCISCO
Sightseeing

SONOMA
[LF] Guided tour of wine caves & tasting

LAKE TAHOE
Scenic cruise

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Yosemite Valley floor tour by tram

SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing, [LF] stargazing program

MONTEREY
Sightseeing including scenic 17-Mile Drive; visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium; farewell dinner

Meals:
Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Monterey


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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:
$1,050 to $1,090

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$230 to $240

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

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
Lake Tahoe: The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Nine story Bavarian Tudor style resort hotel in California on Nevada state line - Walk to casinos and Heavenly Ski Resort.
Address:
4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe CA, United States
Tuolumne: The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort
Set amidst the natural grandeur of the majestic Sierra Foothills, the Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort features nine restaurants and bars, table games and slot machines, outdoor pool, comfortable guestrooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Address:
19398 Tuolumne Road North
Tuolumne CA, United States
Yosemite National Park: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
An elegant resort in the California High Sierra, Tenaya Lodge is the perfect gateway to four seasons of Yosemite adventure. The hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness room, indoor pool, three outdoor pool, and five hot tubs.
Address:
1122 Highway 41
Yosemite National Park CA, United States
Sequoia National Park: Wuksachi Lodge
In the Heart of an Ancient Forest, wood and stone forge together. Hearth and kitchen glow with warmth. And all comes to rest in a lodge that bears the name of its ancestors.
Address:
64740 Wuksachi Way
Sequoia National Park 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

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Questions & Answers

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
4.2
Accommodations
4
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 25 reviews - currently showing 7 reviews with comments only

We had a wonderful time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Ellie did a good job and was helpful upon request

We had 4 tours with Globus. These time we were not satisfied that much as last year tour "National Parks". Accommodations were not good in some places, specially at Yosemite Park, hotel was dirty, towels and bad sheets were disgusting, location was good, but to be in hotel room was very unpleasant. Overall Northern California tour was good, but could be great if tour director express more enthusiasm and energy, and give more and wider info. Last year we had greatest tour director who went far and beyond to make the tour unforgettable, this time not so.

Globus tours are well-organized. Lots of fun!

We booked our tour through Globus. Globus has been one of the best tour companies we have traveled. All of our trips have been domestic in the US, It includes Alaska and Hawaii. The tour directors/guides are very knowledgeable and helpful. We pick our tours based upon areas we have not seen and the content of those tours. The tours are packed with key areas of interest.

this tour exceeded our expectations in every way - quality of: accommodations, meals provided, tour leader, bus driver and fellow tour companions. The tour itself was well paced and included the sites we wanted to see. A wonderful experience!

We had a great time on this trip. Our tour guide was exceptionaly knowledable and helpful. She also had a wonderful sense of humor and kept us all entertained.


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