Northern California's Finest Globus

Northern California's Finest

Enjoy the beauty of northern California with a blend of the sophisticated cities of San Francisco, Monterrey and Carmel and the sights of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy a stop in California’s wine country and visit Lake Tahoe. Explore Yosemite National Park and the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. And witness the brilliant night skies as you stargaze in Sequoia.

The 9 day Northern California's Finest tour from Globus Tours aims to please by providing more of the finer things not only in California but in life in general. You'll see what drives the locals to spend their entire lives in this peaceful beautiful, oftentimes open country. With this blend of cosmopolitan and adventure mixed into a fun itinerary on your Northern California's Finest tour.


9 Daysfr. $2,896

  • Sightseeing in San Francisco
  • Guided tour of wine caves & tasting in Sonoma
  • Scenic cruise on Lake Tahoe
  • Yosemite Valley floor tour by tram in Yosemite National Park
  • Sightseeing in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
  • Evening stargazing program in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
  • Sightseeing tour in Monterey including scenic 17-Mile Drive and a behind-the-scenes tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Monterey
  • San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco (2 nights)
  • Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel in Lake Tahoe (2 nights)
  • Yosemite View Lodge in Yosemite National Park (1 night)
  • Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park (1 night)
  • Hilton Garden Inn in Monterey (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Globus reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco, USA

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.

SAN FRANCISCO MARRIOTT MARQUIS

SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco, USA

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. After lunch at a local restaurant, the remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of this vibrant city on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Breakfast, Lunch

SAN FRANCISCO MARRIOTT MARQUIS

SAN FRANCISCO–SONOMA–LAKE TAHOE

Sonoma, USA

This morning, 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 Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyard, makers of award-winning sparkling wines.

Lake Tahoe, USA

Continue to beautiful Lake Tahoe for a 2-night stay.

Breakfast

THE LAKE TAHOE RESORT HOTEL

LAKE TAHOE

Lake Tahoe, USA

Today, enjoy a cruise on scenic Lake Tahoe. Learn how the lake was formed, some of its fascinating history, and enjoy fantastic photo opportunities. During your free time, you may want to take a hike, browse the local art galleries, or consider a trip on Heavenly Gondola (seasonal) for amazing views of the lake and valley below.

Breakfast, Dinner

THE LAKE TAHOE RESORT HOTEL

LAKE TAHOE–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Yosemite National Park, USA

Leave the shores of Lake Tahoe and travel to one of the first wilderness parks in the United States—Yosemite National Park. The park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles you can also find grand meadows, ancient sequoias, and much more. This afternoon, enjoy a Valley Floor Tram Tour that highlights the wonders of this incredible park.

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.

Breakfast

TENAYA LODGE

YOSEMITE–SEQUOIA/KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

Sequoia National Park, USA

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 Globus Local Favorite STARGAZING PROGRAM, where you’ll hear ancient and cultural stories about the constellations and enjoy an evening under the brilliant California sky.

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.

Breakfast, Dinner

WUKSACHI LODGE

SEQUOIA/KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS–MONTEREY

Sequoia National Park, USA

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.

Monterey, USA

We then continue across the farmlands of California to the coastal town of Monterey for a 2-night stay.

Breakfast

HILTON GARDEN INN MONTEREY

MONTEREY - EXCURSION TO CARMEL

Carmel-by-the-Sea, USA

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.

Monterey, USA

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 Montery Bay Aquarium. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

HILTON GARDEN INN MONTEREY

MONTEREY–SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco, USA

This morning, travel back to San Francisco for your homebound flight. Please schedule flights after 1 pm.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, Jul 26, 2019
$2,915.00
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
$2,896.00
Fri, Sep 27, 2019
$2,896.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • 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 $1,140 Triple Room Reduction per person: $235 to $260
  • Extra Nights per person in San Francisco: In single room $318 In twin room $186 In triple room $147
  • Departure September 6: In single room $542 In twin room $298 In triple room $222

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
  • For complete terms and conditions please visit the Globus Terms & Conditions for more information.
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