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. Surf's up at the 70 miles of beaches along Southern California's most laidback city. Hang ten or simply hang out in San Diego's renowned zoo, museums, and eclectic neighborhoods. Half the fun of this extension to your California vacation is the scenic train ride here from La-La Land.
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 13 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||San Francisco||Welcome to San Francisco! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.|
|Day 2||San Francisco||SAN FRANCISCO Guided city sightseeing includes the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Visit to the [LF] Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. 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.|
|Day 3||Napa Valley||SAN FRANCISCO Scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge en route to Sausalito.SAUSALITO Free time this morning.NAPA VALLEY Guided tour and wine tasting at a local vineyard. Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 4||Yosemite National Park||NAPA VALLEY Scenic drive through the Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to Yosemite National Park.YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic open-air tram ride includes views of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 5||YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK-MONTEREY||YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park. Visit Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.MONTEREY Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 6||Monterey||MONTEREY Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive en route to Carmel.CARMEL Free time this afternoon before returning to Monterey.MONTEREY [LF] Behind-the-scenes guided tour of Monterey Bay Aquarium followed by dinner at the aquarium. (B,D)|
|Day 7||Solvang||MONTEREY Scenic drive through Big Sur en route to San Simeon.SAN SIMEON Guided tour of Hearst Castle before driving to Solvang.SOLVANG Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 8||Los Angeles||SOLVANG Taste a pastry at a [LF] Danish bakery. Scenic drive through the Santa Ynez Mountains en route to Santa Barbara.SANTA BARBARA Visit Old Mission Santa Barbara. Drive to Los Angeles.LOS ANGELES Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 9||Los Angeles||LOS ANGELES Guided city sightseeing includes Olvera Street, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Visit the J. Paul Getty Museum. Farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 10||San Diego||AMTRAK'S PACIFIC SURFLINER Scenic train service along the coast to San Diego.SAN DIEGO Meet your Globus Local Host upon arrival before transferring to the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Hotel. Free time this evening. Your Globus Local Host will be available to provide suggestions on how to spend your free time. (B)|
|Day 11||San Diego||SAN DIEGO Free day. (B)|
|Day 12||San Diego||SAN DIEGO Free day. (B)|
|Day 13||San Diego||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
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