Tailor Made Northern California
8 days from $12,295 per person
On this Abercrombie & Kent Tailor Made Private Journey to Northern California, you’ll experience natural beauty, storied history and refined urban living like few other places in the United States. This journey introduces you to the region’s alluring wilderness and its cultural attractions, led by experts who know every highlight and hidden gem.
Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way. You can even customize the itinerary to your specific interests.
COVID-19 Update: This Tailor Made Private Journey provides the famous Abercrombie & Kent insider access in the safety of your private group of family and friends. All aspects of these journeys will incorporate CDC recommendations as well as local health regulations.
Northern California Highlights
- Get to know the City by the Bay with a privately guided walking tour of San Francisco
- Explore Yosemite National Park on a full-day privately guided excursion, and see larger-than-life El Capitan, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls
- Ride the Buena Vista Pass on a private horseback trail and experience Yosemite just as the cowboys and settlers once did
- Kayak in the Elkhorn Slough off the Monterey coast, a sheltered inlet abundant with seals, otters and birdlife, on a privately guided aquatic adventure
- Go on a private, behind-the-scenes visit to Monterey Aquarium to see how aquatic wildlife lives and thrives in this world-renowned facility
Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1: Arrive San Francisco, California
Arrive in San Francisco where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2: San Francisco | Explore the City by the Bay
Join your private guide this morning for a tour of favorite San Francisco sights: Union Square, North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Presidio, Haight-Ashbury and the Victorian homes at Alamo Square. Enjoy a sunset sail in San Francisco Bay on a catamaran shared cruise and see some of the bay’s most popular attractions, including Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the famed city skyline.
DAY 3-4: Yosemite National Park | Natural Wonders Up Close
Set into the massive granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Yosemite National Park has a majesty that few other places on earth can rival. Cascading waterfalls, ancient giant redwoods and towering rock outcroppings are just a few of the natural features on display. Take in the stunning views, hear the calls of the wildlife and see points of interest such as El Capitan, Yosemite Falls and Half Dome Village. Enjoy a drive through the high country along Tioga Pass or Glacier Point Road as your guide shares insights into the park’s flora, fauna, and history.
DAY 5: Horseback Ride Along the Pass
Set out on a private horseback ride along Buena Vista Pass, surrounded by towering pines and lush alpine meadows. The winding path traverses Rainier Creek several times before reaching a thrilling panorama of Yosemite.
DAY 6: Monterey | Sea Kayaking Adventure
Depart Yosemite and drive to Moss Landing on Monterey Bay, where you meet your guide for a private guided kayak excursion. Sheltered from the large swells of the Monterey Bay, this is a perfect environment to experience both sea kayaking and marine wildlife.
DAY 7: Monterey | Behind the Scenes at the Aquarium
Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a world-famous facility with displays including the 28-foot tall Kelp Forest, one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world. Experience a private, behind-the-scenes view of sardines, leopard sharks, wolf-eels, and a host of other fish as they weave through swaying fronds of kelp, just like they do in the wild.
DAY 8: Depart San Francisco
Transfer to San Francisco for your flight home.
The St. Regis San Francisco | San Francisco, California
Contemporary luxury hotel occupying a high-rise adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art.
Tenaya Lodge | Fish Camp, California
Luxury resort set high in the Sierra Mountains near Yosemite National Park.
Chateau du Sureau | Oakhurst, California
European-style boutique hotel minutes from Yosemite, with 10 individually decorated guest rooms.
Carmel Valley Ranch | Carmel, California
Family-friendly resort spanning 500 acres of sun-kissed, manicured grounds.
Bernardus Lodge & Spa | Carmel Valley, California
Boutique resort set on 28 rolling acres of Carmel Valley vineyards and gardens.
Dates and Pricing
June – November | Priced from $12,295, featuring The St. Regis San Francisco, Tenaya Lodge and Carmel Valley Ranch
June – November | Priced from $13,595, featuring The Ritz Carlton San Francisco, Chateau du Sureau and Bernardus Lodge
Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published, and subject to availability. Pricing reflects A&K’s recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. Air not included.
- One-of-a-Kind Itinerary Designed for You
- Driver-Guide and Vehicle
- Hand-Selected Accommodations
- Exclusive Insider-Access Opportunities and Sightseeing
- English-Speaking Local Guides
- Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
- Full Breakfast Daily
- Entrance Fees and Taxes
- 24/7 On-Call Support
About A&K Tailor Made Journeys
Abercrombie & Kent’s Tailor Made Private Journeys allow you to experience A&K’s hallmark blend of insider access and style in more than 100 countries around the world, on an itinerary uniquely created for you and your family or friends. From arrival to departure, every detail is anticipated and every effort made to ensure a seamless, unforgettable travel experience. Hand-picked, English-speaking A&K local guides join you at each step on your Luxury Tailor Made Journey, bringing your destination to life through authentic, beyond-the-guidebook knowledge.
We work closely with you and A&K to create a made-to-order journey of a lifetime, optimized to make sure you get the most out of every moment.
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