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Tour Itinerary

When you hum along to California Dreamin’ on the radio, what wistful wonders comes to mind? Giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park? Big reds in Napa Valley? Mega stars in Los Angeles? Colossal mansions that dot the entire Pacific coastline? From the City by the Bay to the City of Angels, this ten-day tour of California reveals every heavenly sight that earned the Golden State its name. Yosemite’s Cathedral Spires, 17-Mile Drive’s Lone Cypress, and San Simeon’s Hearst Castle are just a few you’ll want your camera ready for. Between the high energy of Silicon Valley and the high style of Beverly Hills, this encompassing California vacation weaves in plenty of kickback time with visits to a Napa Valley vineyard, the quiet Danish village of Solvang, and the tony resort zip codes of Monterey, Carmel, and Santa Barbara. Don’t forget your shades.

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO
    Welcome to San Francisco! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
  2. Day 2
    SAN FRANCISCO
    SAN FRANCISCO Guided city sightseeing includes the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Visit to the [LF] Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest in the United States. Free time this afternoon. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

    ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in San Francisco with a bay cruise. This option is available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    SAN FRANCISCO–SAUSALITO–NAPA VALLEY
    SAN FRANCISCO Scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge en route to Sausalito.
    SAUSALITO Free time in this waterfront village this morning.
    NAPA VALLEY Guided tour and wine tasting at a local vineyard. Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    NAPA VALLEY–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
    NAPA VALLEY Scenic drive through the Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to Yosemite National Park.
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park to see innumerable lakes, meadows, and ice-sculpted domes. Scenic open-air tram ride includes views of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–MONTEREY
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park, home to the Earth’s largest and longest-living organisms in the Giant Sequoias of Mariposa Grove.
    MONTEREY Orientation tour of Monterey includes Cannery Row followed by free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    MONTEREY. EXCURSION TO CARMEL
    MONTEREY Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive to see Pebble Beach Golf Course and the Lone Cypress en route to Carmel. Free time early this evening before dinner at a local restaurant.
    CARMEL Free time this afternoon before returning to Monterey. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    MONTEREY–BIG SUR–SAN SIMEON–SOLVANG
    MONTEREY Scenic drive along the Big Sur includes Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park en route to San Simeon.
    SAN SIMEON Guided tour of Hearst Castle includes highlights of the 123-acre estate. Continue to Solvang.
    SOLVANG Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    SOLVANG–SANTA BARBARA–LOS ANGELES
    SOLVANG Taste a pastry at a local [LF] Danish bakery and learn of the Danish culture in the village. Scenic drive through the Santa Ynez Mountains en route to Santa Barbara.
    SANTA BARBARA Visit the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara. Free time this afternoon before driving to Los Angeles.
    LOS ANGELES Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    LOS ANGELES
    LOS ANGELES Guided city sightseeing includes Olvera Street, Hollywood, Sunset Strip, and Beverly Hills. Visit the J. Paul Getty Museum. Farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    LOS ANGELES
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Meals:
Breakfast daily, 3 dinners

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

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

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: Embassy Suites Napa Valley
Surrounded by palm trees, rose gardens, and a mill pond with resident swans, the resort-like Embassy Suites Napa Valley features a stylish lobby, restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, and fitness center.
Address:
1075 California Boulevard
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: Westin Bonaventure
Stunning downtown hotel comprising 5 glass towers and a 6 story atrium lobby with fountains. Facilities include an outdoor pool, health club, spa and on site shopping mall. Dining faciilities include a lobby bar and bistro restaurant - The Lakeview Bistro - and a famous steakhouse on the 35th floor - LA Prime - which offers spectacular views of the downtown area. On the 34th floor is a revolving lounge and restaurant - the Bona Vista Lounge
Address:
404 S. Figueroa Street
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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