Northern California Trafalgar Tours

Northern California

Visit renowned parts of the beautiful Golden State on this 8 Day Northern California escorted tour. This feast for the senses brings you full circle from San Francisco to delightful wineries, picturesque cities, seaside towns and National Parks. Insight through enriching experiences comes easily as to why this part of the U.S. is such a popular vacation destination time and again.

Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the beautiful ride on 17-Mile Drive for a winery tour and tasting. Weather permitting, the stunning drive along Tioga Pass in Sierra Nevada to Yosemite National Park is a treat for the eyes, and the camera. Picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea epitomizes the relaxed seaside lifestyle. Take an agricultural tour in “The Salad Bowl of the World”, Salinas Valley followed by a delicious farm-to-table dinner. Visit breathtaking El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall in UNESCO listed Yosemite National Park. Travel through the verdant Sacramento River Valley to alpine reminiscent Lake Tahoe. Each aspect of this delightful journey will become a treasured memory.

8 Daysfr. $2,995

  • CITY TOUR of San Francisco
  • SEE quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • TOUR Napa Valley
  • SCENIC DRIVE along spectacular 17-Mile Drive, through Napa Wine Country
  • VISIT "The Salad Bowl of the World" in Salinas Valley
  • CRUISE on Lake Tahoe
  • EXPLORE Yosemite National Park
  • EXPERIENCE Monterey
  • WITNESS incredible feats of nature at Roaring Camp
  • WALK among the giant redwoods in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • LEARN about California's organic food scene
  • STAY within Yosemite National Park
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • 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.
7 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel in San Francisco, California (2 nights)
  • Embassy Suites Napa Valley in Napa Valley California (1 night)
  • Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, California (1 night)
  • Yosemite Valley Lodge in Yosemite National Park, California (1 night)
  • Casa Munras Garden Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours 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 SAN FRANCISCO Location Information Description

San Francisco, USA

From the iconic to the unexpected, the city of San Francisco never ceases to surprise. Kick-start your effortlessly delivered Northern California holiday in the cosmopolitan hills of 'The City'. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at your hotel.


Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

San Francisco, USA

Admire an eclectic mix of architecture, culture and cuisine in one of the world's most livable cities. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from the lively tourist hotspot of Fisherman's Wharf to Union Square, a historical landmark linked to the American Civil War.

This afternoon, spend some time at leisure as you explore what else this wonderful city has to offer.


Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel

SAN FRANCISCO - NAPA Location Information Description

San Francisco, USA

Start off your day with breakfast in San Francisco before headIng out to Napa Valley.

Location Information Description

Napa Valley, USA

Today, visit a local winery and enjoy a unique experience and exploration of wine with a tasting. Enjoy an included lunch this afternoon with fellow travellers.

Breakfast, Lunch

Embassy Suites Napa Valley

NAPA - LAKE TAHOE Location Information Description

Lake Tahoe, USA

Travel through the scenic fertile Sacramento River Valley to find yourself in the alpine splendor of Lake Tahoe. Its clear blue waters surrounded by evergreen pines and rocky outcrops provides you with picturesque scenery.

This evening, enjoy a Regional Dinner as you cruise on the beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Breakfast, Dinner

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

LAKE TAHOE - YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Yosemite National Park, USA

Touch the sky and embark on a scenic road-trip into the Sierra Nevada, winding along the Tioga Pass to California's UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid October to the end of May. In this case, an alternate entry point to Yosemite will be used.)

Marvel at the incredible natural beauty that inspired naturalist John Muir to dub Yosemite Valley the "Incomparable Valley", passing the colossal granite faces of El Capitan and the misty splendor of Bridalveil Fall.

Tonight for your 'Stay with a Story', you'll overnight in the park, just a short stroll from Yosemite Falls.


Yosemite Valley Lodge


Salinas Valley, USA

Tempt your taste-buds today with a visit to the Salinas Valley where you'll join a Local Specialist for an agricultural education tour to learn about fruit and vegetable production and advanced farming techniques of the region that is known as the "Salad Bowl of the World".

Location Information Description

Monterey, USA

Continue to Monterey where you'll 'Connect with Locals' for a farm-to-table 'Be My Guest' dinner including the freshest local ingredients.

Breakfast, Dinner

Casa Munras Garden Hotel and Spa

MONTEREY, CARMEL AND 17-MILE DRIVE Location Information Description

Monterey, USA

The pinch me moments continue as you follow the sun-kissed California coast, cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive. We return to Monterey for a visit of Cannery Row, immortalized in a John Steinbeck novel.

The rest of the evening is yours to explore Monterey's vibrant street life. Tonight, you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner.

Tonight, you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Casa Munras Garden Hotel and Spa


Santa Cruz, USA

California's towering redwoods provide an imposing backdrop this morning as you travel back in time to the era of lumberjacks and sawmills in a re-created 1890's logging camp, complete with general store and railroad depot.

We continue to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park where we'll have an opportunity to walk among these giants that have stood for hundreds of years.

Location Information Description

San Francisco, USA

Return to the golden city of San Francisco. Take a transfer to San Francisco International Airport or consider extending your stay.


Departure Date
Fri, Aug 20, 2021 – Wait-list
Fri, Sep 24, 2021 – Wait-list
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Fri, Apr 29, 2022
Fri, May 06, 2022
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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.

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
  • 60 days or more prior to departure the deposit is non-refundable
  • 59-16 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 15-8 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 90% 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 $200 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 60 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).
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