Treasures of Northern California

Experience the Northern California lifestyle. Explore must-sees such as Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Marvel at the beauty of one of America's most beloved National Parks, Yosemite. Glide on the pristine waters of breathtaking Lake Tahoe on a paddle wheeler. Discover fascinating facts about train travel at the California Rail Museum. Sip California's wines at included wine tastings. Relax at a family-owned vineyard in Napa Valley, savoring the surrounding gardens and orchards while enjoying a farm-to-table lunch. This is a chance to live the good life.


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Offer valid through 9/30/2018
9 Days
Day 1San FranciscoSan Francisco, California - Tour Begins: Join us in exploring northern California. From its most popular cities to fertile valleys and historic gold rush towns, many hidden treasures await. Your tour opens in San Francisco, the beautiful 'City by the Bay.' Tonight, take in a fabulous view of San Francisco. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf overlooking the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Day 2San FranciscoChoice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco: After breakfast, it's your choice! Take a one-hour cruise of San Francisco Bay featuring in-depth narration plus close up views of Alcatraz* and the Golden Gate Bridge -OR- join a local expert on a city tour which highlights Fisherman's Wharf, the famous cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and the view of the city from the imposing Twin Peaks. The afternoon is yours to relax or explore this beautiful city independently. Perhaps you'll hop on a cable car or further enjoy the sights at Fisherman's Wharfâ?¦the opportunities are endless.
Day 3San FranciscoSan Francisco - Farm Visit - Tuolumne: After breakfast, travel east through California's Central Valley and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Stop in Oakdale where almond and walnut orchards dot the landscape. A local farmer will guide you through the town and take you to visit his small farm where you'll enjoy a taste of central California. A delightful stop is made at Ironstone Vineyards for a wine tasting with time to explore their gold mining artifacts, antiques and music room with a fully restored Alhambra Theatre Pipe organ. Arrive in historic Tuolumne, a gateway to Yosemite National Park and your home for the next two nights.
Day 4TuolumneTuolumne - Yosemite - Tuolumne: A scenic drive brings you into awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park. Your tram tour through Yosemite's unique rock formations, deep valleys, Alpine meadows and pristine wilderness will leave you absolutely amazed. The tram ride experience showcases views from the famous valley floor and offers a fascinating perspective on this glorious park.
Day 5TuolumneTuolumne - Sacramento: Upon arrival in Sacramento you'll visit the California State Railroad Museum, perhaps the best railroad museum in the United States. Enjoy the detailed exhibits and the many historical stories told by your museum guide. Take time for lunch on your own in Old Sacramento's historic district filled with over 60 restored Gold Rush-era buildings, wooden sidewalks, cobblestone streets and antique gas lamps. Catch a glimpse at what life was like when thousands of '49ers' flocked here during the California Gold Rush. You'll have plenty of time to visit the unique shops.
Day 6SacramentoSacramento - Lake Tahoe - Sacramento: Travel over the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the resort town of Lake Tahoe. Upon arrival, enjoy a narrated cruise of spectacular Lake Tahoe aboard the M.S. Dixie II paddle wheeler. Discover why Mark Twain was mesmerized by the beauty of Tahoe's crystal blue waters and towering peaks.
Day 7SacramentoSacramento - Sonoma - Novato: Today you travel through California's treasured vineyards and arrive in Sonoma, one of the world's premier wine destinations. Learn about the wines that this region is famous for at a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Breathtaking views abound as beautiful vineyards pepper the countryside en route to Novato.
Day 8NovatoNovato - Sonoma - Napa - Novato: A special treat is in store at The Olive Press where you will be able to sample many intriguing flavors and purchase olive oil to ship anywhere you wish. A unique highlight awaits as you visit a family-owned vineyard and tour their lovely gardens. Then, sit back and relax as the incredible setting and delicious farewell lunch come together, creating a one-of-a-kind experience. Raise a glass of wine to toast your California adventure.
Day 9NovatoNovato - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories.

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Marriott at Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco, United States
San Francisco Marriott Marquis San Francisco, United States
Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown - Arena Sacramento, United States
Hyatt Regency Sacramento Sacramento, United States
The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort Tuolumne, United States
Courtyard Novato Marin Sonoma Novato, United States
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.


  • Treasures of Northern California

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    Experience the Northern California lifestyle. Explore must-sees such as Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Marvel at the beauty of one of America's most beloved National Parks, Yosemite.

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