1-800-935-2620 Speak to a Tour Expert

California Dreamin: Northern California By Design 2022

Operator
Globus
Days
9
From
USD $3,089
Why Pay Retail? Call us for a quick quote!

Dates & Prices

*Departure Dates in bold denote Guaranteed Departures
Start Date End Date OffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Friday,
Jun 10, 2022
To
Saturday,
Jun 18, 2022
Deals$3,189Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Jun 24, 2022
To
Saturday,
Jul 02, 2022
Deals$3,189Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Jul 08, 2022
To
Saturday,
Jul 16, 2022
Deals$3,189Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Jul 15, 2022
To
Saturday,
Jul 23, 2022
Deals$3,189Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Jul 29, 2022
To
Saturday,
Aug 06, 2022
Deals$3,259Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Aug 12, 2022
To
Saturday,
Aug 20, 2022
Deals$3,259Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Aug 26, 2022
To
Saturday,
Sep 03, 2022
Deals$3,259Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Sep 09, 2022
To
Saturday,
Sep 17, 2022
Deals$3,129Get Lower PriceGet Quote
From
Friday,
Sep 16, 2022
To
Saturday,
Sep 24, 2022
Deals$3,089Get Lower PriceGet Quote
* Departure Dates in bold denote Guaranteed Departures

Promotions

LOW UNPUBLISHED PRICES ON GLOBUS TOURS

Why pay full price? Call us or click above for a quick quote and save money on Globus Tours.

Save $300 on 2022 Europe, North & South America vacations

Mention Promo Code: PT9786
Promotion Image

Save $300 on 2022 Europe, North & South America vacations

Save $300 on 2022 Europe, North & South America vacations

Promotion Details
Book and deposit a select 2022 Europe, North or South America vacation (excluding Oberammergau and Escapes by Globus) to save $300 per couple ($150 per person) on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, intra-vacation air, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Plus, receive our AffordableTours.com everyday savings.
Must Book By Fri, Dec 31, 2021
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

*Book and deposit a select 2022 Globus Europe, North or South America vacation (excluding Oberammergau and Escapes by Globus) to save $150 per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, intra-vacation air, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between September 14, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for travel in 2022. Offer combinable only with Peace of Mind and/or Welcome Back Credits and any applicable air credits. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit. Applies to new bookings only. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. Available from participating GFOB office only. PRMX0627

Itinerary

Book With Flexibility

  • Peace of Mind
    Complimentary "Peace of Mind" Travel Plan for 2021 or 2022 trips
  • Change Destination / Vacation
    Change to a different destination or vacation with the Globus Family of Brands.
  • Change Dates
    Choose new departure dates if your plans change.
  • Great Service
    Award-winning service, low prices, client satisfaction

Tour Itinerary

  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–SAUSALITO–SONOMA–SACRAMENTO
    SAUSALITO Free time to explore shops and galleries.
    SONOMA Orientation tour and free time for lunch on your own. Guided tour of the wine caves and a tasting of award-winning sparkling wines at the Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyard.
    SACRAMENTO Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    SACRAMENTO
    SACRAMENTO City sightseeing tour. YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

    DELVE: Prison Blues with the Man in Black
    Join an excursion to the town of Folsom for a visit to the Folsom Prison Museum. Here, you'll see how country music-legend, Johnny Cash, made a big impact on the town and the inmates at Folsom Prison as he performed Folsom "Prison Blues" in 1968. Learn about Cash's contributions to the town with exhibits and artifacts chronicling the nearly 140-year-old prison. Also spend time on the Folsom Cash Art Trail, where public art celebrates and honors Cash's contributions to Folsom. Return to Sacramento for a guided walking tour of Old Town Sacramento and dinner at a local restaurant.

    TASTE: Hometown Roots
    A Local Roots Food Tour connects you with Sacramento's restaurants, chefs, architecture, and history with a 3-hour walk through this thriving California culinary destination. Enjoy tasting farm-to-table signature entrees from some of Midtowns most cherished restaurants. While on the walk, discover the stories behind the murals and meet an artist of one of these famed pieces of art.

    GAZE: Off the Rails
    Discover Sacramento's historic role in the California Gold Rush, the Pony Express, and America's first transcontinental railroad, preserved in Old Sacramento and the California State Railroad Museum. Enjoy free time to explore the California State Railroad Museum, followed by a 1½-hour scenic ride and happy hour on the historic River Fox train. Next, take a nostalgic guided walking tour of Old Town Sacramento, including dinner at a local restaurant.

    (B,D)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    SACRAMENTO–LAKE TAHOE–MAMMOTH LAKES
    SACRAMENTO Scenic ride along the “Most Beautiful Drive in America” en route to Lake Tahoe.
    LAKE TAHOE Scenic drive continues and includes photo stops at viewpoints and free time in Heavenly Village.
    MAMMOTH LAKES Guided sightseeing. Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    MAMMOTH LAKES
    MAMMOTH LAKES YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

    FLOAT: A Walk on the Moon
    Embark on a 4-hour excursion to Mono Lake, resembling a lunar landscape with its surreal Tufa tower limestone formations rising from the glassy waters of one of Earth's oldest living lakes. Called the "Dead Sea of California," Mono Lake is actually teeming with life, including trillions of brine shrimp that provide an unlimited buffet for nesting California Gulls and other migratory birds traveling the Pacific Flyway. Take a guided kayak tour with a Naturalist Guide, and glide along the striking shoreline to the Rush Creek delta for dynamic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and volcanic mountain ranges. You'll paddle to a little-known spot on shore to explore the extraordinary ecosystem here, before concluding your day with stunning views of the Eastern Sierra, jutting more than 13,000 feet (3962.4 m) into the sky. Enjoy a box-lunch during your excursion. As of August 5th we have been advised that this excursion will not be available in September of 2021.

    STROLL: Strike Gold in a Ghost Town
    Take a guided walking tour of Bodie State Historic Park to discover the history and colorful characters who called this once-bustling gold-mining town (pop. 10,000) home. Walk down the deserted streets, seemingly frozen in time with furnishings and goods remaining within the walls of the homes and general store. Peer inside the windows of the abandoned houses, local church, saloon, jailhouse, and other preserved structures that evoke the bygone days of the Wild West. Enjoy a box-lunch during your excursion.

    SOAR: Elevate Your Spirit
    Feel your spirit soar with an aerial ride on the Panorama Gondola to the summit of Mammoth Mountain (elev. 11,053 ft.). Enjoy lunch at Eleven53 Café with sweeping views and discover the geological history, hearty culture, and natural wonders of the Sierras at the interpretive center and learning stations here. Spend free time hiking in search of wildflowers, wildlife, or the serenity of the alpine terrain and pristine lakes.

    Embark on a 4-hour excursion to Mono Lake, resembling a lunar landscape with its surreal Tufa tower limestone formations rising from the glassy waters of one of Earth's oldest living lakes. Called the "Dead Sea of California," Mono Lake is actually teeming with life, including trillions of brine shrimp that provide an unlimited buffet for nesting California Gulls and other migratory birds traveling the Pacific Flyway. Take a guided kayak tour with a Naturalist Guide, and glide along the striking shoreline to the Rush Creek delta for dynamic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and volcanic mountain ranges. You'll paddle to a little-known spot on shore to explore the extraordinary ecosystem here, before concluding your day with stunning views of the Eastern Sierra, jutting more than 13,000 feet (3962.4 m) into the sky. Enjoy a box-lunch during your excursion. As of August 5th we have been advised that this excursion will not be available in September of 2021.
    Free time this evening. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  6. Day 6
    MAMMOTH LAKES–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Explore Yosemite on a scenic drive through the park, including photo stops and free time to visit the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Free time this evening for the first of three nights at the luxury Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite resort. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

    GAZE: Westward, Ho!
    Get up close to the wonders and wildlife of Yosemite on a guided 2-hour tram tour. Return to the park this morning and join a Park Ranger to discover the natural history and the stories of Native Peoples and new settlers who moved west to a wilderness like no other. NOTE: As of July 2021, the National Park Service announced it will not be operating the tram tours for the remainder of the 2021 season. As a result we will not be able to include this choice excursion.

    TREK: Yosemite, Naturally
    Feel your senses awaken with a nature walk in the place where John Muir discovered "Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine into trees." Your Naturalist Guide will show you the breathtaking views of the Yosemite region, while encountering the fantastic flora and fauna of this magical wilderness.

    STROLL: A Kaleidoscope in Black and White
    Photography buffs and aspiring shutterbugs won't want to miss this private guided photography tour courtesy of the Ansel Adams Gallery. Whether you have your own camera equipment or want to snap your own masterpieces with your Smartphone, you'll find your focus with photography guides to escort and instruct you in the best vantage points, hidden locations, and perfect time for the best light.

    Free time late afternoon and evening to enjoy the resort. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Free time this morning and afternoon to enjoy Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. Consider hiking, electric-assist mountain biking, or a visit to the Ascent Spa and Fitness Center. A farewell dinner this evening followed by a private stargazing excursion with a local expert. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–SAN FRANCISCO
    This morning, return to San Francisco International Airport or Marriott Marquis hotel. Please schedule departing flights after 4pm. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Inclusions

Meals:
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

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.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Accommodations

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
Sacramento: Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade
Overlooking the Sacramento River next to the Tower Bridge, Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade is within a 10-minute walk of the Old Sacramento Waterfront District. The hotel features local art throughout depicting Sacramento history and life along the river and offers amenities including an on-site restaurant and bar, indoor pool, fitness center, and room service.
Address:
100, Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA, United States
Mammoth Lakes: Mammoth Mountain Inn
Situated at the base of the mountain just across from the ski area's Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Inn offers stunning views and proximate access to Mammoth's best mountainside activities and attractions year-round. The hotel features fitness room, Sierra General Store and coffee shop, pool and hot tub, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Address:
10400 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes 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

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

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.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 9021 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

This was our first tour with Affordable Tours and Globus. This planned trip exceeded our expectations, from the hotel accommodations, meals, and the guided tours. Special mention to our great tour director, Chiro who ensured that everything ran smoothly, Gerardo, our bus driver, and also tour guide Yvonne. The whole crew went above and beyond what they were supposed to do. Great, reputable company! My husband and I are already talking about planning another Italy tour, hopefully one with Chiro as the tour director.

This trip has exceeded my expectations.

Every aspect of the trip was very smooth. Director provided excellent information on what was upcoming. Local guides were great in sharing personal stories tied in to what was being seen.

Amazing trip, and tour guide. Would recommend to others

Everything was terrific. Would do this again. G

I found Globus Tours (sold by Affordable Tours) to be a good mix of guided tours and free time. The extra excursions offered were excellent and well organized.

This was a first rate, professional tour company. We had an excellent experience.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The drivers were above expectations. Rooms and meals were great. Would use Affordable Tours and Globus again.

Our tour guide Helen is excellent, she is very knowledgeable in history and explain things very clear. She is caring and did a very good job and made this trip memorable and the groups are easier going and made a great difference for this trip. Thank you for your services and certainly I will recommend my friends and I hope in near future l will make another trip with you and your company. Thank you.

Our tour director (Bob) and driver (Joe)) we're truly outstanding. The itinerary was great. Highly recommend.

My trip was fantastic, hotels, staff and guide your director was outstanding!!! Very happy with my trip, and will book another trip again we Affortable tours !

Fantastic trip. One of the best trips I ever took.

The tour operator are exceptional professional and friendly

You May Also Like


AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

Call Us Now 1-800-935-2620

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Freq Quote 1. Free Quote

Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-935-2620. No robots here!

Dedicated Travel Consultant 2. Dedicated Travel Consultant

Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!

Low Price Guaranteed 3. Lowest Price Guaranteed

Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!

Stress Free Travel 4. Stress Free Travel

Knowing you got the best deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!


Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2020 with A+ Rating.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read About Our Referral Program


Get discounts by Email!