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Golden State of Mind: Northern California By Design 2024

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With the Welcome Back Credit, the more you travel, the more credit you earn toward future vacations. You can easily redeem your Welcome Back Credit towards a future Globus or Cosmos tour, or use your credit to experience a Monograms package or Avalon Waterways river cruise. In addition to the Welcome Back Credit program, if your plans changed, you could also be holding onto additional travel credits through a Letter of Credit and Peace of Mind Bonus Credit. The credit amount is based on the overall value of your vacation, from a $100 - $250 credit per person.
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The Welcome Back Credit is awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding 2022 Oberammergau, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by calling the Globus family of brands, online, or by contacting your preferred travel advisor. Passenger must activate redemption credit prior to redemption. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs. Credit must be applied before final payment on a future booking. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO
    Welcome to San Francisco! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.

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  2. 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.
    YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

    TASTE: "Carbe" Diem!
    Embark on a culinary journey through the vibrant streets of Little Italy in San Francisco, and savor some of the best Italian food the city has to offer.

    DELVE: Rooted in Beauty
    A self guided tour through the California Academy of Sciences and Steinhart Aquarium immerses you in the stunning ecosystems of the California Coast.

    TREK: Redwood ReTREEt!
    Journey through the Redwood canopies of Muir Woods and take a scenic drive through the charming seaside town of Sausalito.


    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    SAN FRANCISCO–SONOMA–SACRAMENTO
    SONOMA Orientation tour and free time for lunch on your own. Guided tour of the wine caves and a tasting of the historic Kunde Family Winery.
    SACRAMENTO Sightseeing tour includes California’s State Capitol building, Midtown with its boutique shops and restaurants, the famed Johnny Cash mural and more. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    SACRAMENTO–LAKE TAHOE
    Scenic ride along the “Most Beautiful Drive in America” en route to Lake Tahoe.
    LAKE TAHOE Scenic drive continues and includes photo stops at famous viewpoints in the area.
    Free time this evening. (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    LAKE TAHOE
    LAKE TAHOE YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

    SAIL: Yachts of Fun!
    Embark on a scenic cruise on Lake Tahoe and glacier-carved Emerald Bay.

    GLIDE: Heavenly Hideaway
    Soar to the 9,150-foot-high observation deck above Heavenly in a glass-cabin gondola for stunning views over Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

    DELVE: Historic Haunts
    Explore the American Wild West in Virginia City, Nevada, and follow the Pony Express route to the mining motherlode site at Comstock Lode.

    Free time this evening. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    LAKE TAHOE–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)

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    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.

    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
    Join a private guided photography tour courtesy of the Ansel Adams Gallery with instruction by expert photography guides.

    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)

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    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)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

We encourage all guests to prebook their YourChoice Excursions to ensure your preference is available. YourChoice Excursions booked on-tour are subject to availability and vendor terms.
Meals:
Breakfast daily, 2 Dinners

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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
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
Lake Tahoe: Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe
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
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

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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.

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 10687 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Globus always performs at a high level.

Globus has always been a good choice. Their tours are great. They have everything well planned.

We love Globus and have been on many tours including Avalon cruises and Independence City Stays too.

We have gone on several globus tours and always had a great experience. the hotels are all top notch, the travel arrangements great, the destinations and side trips wonderful.

We have taken several tours with Globus and will continue due to their professionalism, knowledge and quality of service.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was everything we expected and more. I would definitely book another trip with Globus. I look forward to my next tour.

Globus was a highly reliable company as usual.

The Globus tour director was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and kept us occupies during the bus rides. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located.

Globus is a first class operation. We have never gone wrong in booking a tour with Globus.

This trip to Portugal, Morocco and Spain was wonderful. A great experience from start to finish. Globus Tours are top notch.

It's usually hard to beat our expectations of a trip but Avalon most certainly did it. The atmosphere delivered, the food, the excursions and their wonderful staff made our vacation more than memorable.

Globus always provides very high quality. We were completely satisfied with our experience.

We have traveled many times with Globus. We consistently have found this tour operator to be reliable.

Excellent itinerary, outstanding guide, and a wonderful trip to a delightful country I would strongly recommend.

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