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California Classics

10 days | San Francisco to Los Angeles

From the City by the Bay to the City of Angels, this 10-day California Classics tour showcases every iconic 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 of the iconic sights you will visit.

Between the high energy of Silicon Valley and the high style of Beverly Hills, this encompassing California vacation weaves in relaxing visits to a Napa Valley vineyard, the quiet Danish village of Solvang, and the waterfront village of Sausalito.

Small-Group Discovery South Pacific itineraries are the perfectly sized tour – space is limited to an average of just 20 guests – and include an expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is their top priority. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers, while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of.

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Peace of Mind Travel: All 2022 travel bookings automatically come with a Peace of Mind Travel Plan – free of charge. This plan gives you the ability to move your vacation before departure to another destination, vacation, or date. Specific details apply.

Trip Highlights

  • Guided tour and wine tasting at a local Napa Vally vineyard.
  • Visit to San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden.
  • Open-air tram ride in Yosemite National Park.
  • Guided tour of Hearst Castle.
  • City sightseeing tour of Los Angeles, including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip, and the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Napa Valley Wine Country, California
Napa Valley

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Arrive in San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

DAY 2: San Francisco

Guided San Francisco sightseeing includes the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Visit to the Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest in the United States. Dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 3: San Francisco – Napa Valley

In the morning, scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge en route to Sausalito with free time in this waterfront village. Travel to Napa Valley for a guided tour and wine tasting at a local vineyard.

DAY 4: Napa Valley – Yosemite National Park

Scenic drive through the Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to Yosemite National Park, followed by a scenic drive through the park. Scenic open-air tram ride includes views of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome.

DAY 5: Yosemite National Park – Monterey

In the morning, a scenic drive through Yosemite National Park, home to the Giant Sequoias of Mariposa Grove. Drive to Monterey for an orientation tour that includes Cannery Row.

DAY 6: Monterey

Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive to see Pebble Beach Golf Course and the Lone Cypress en route to Carmel. Free time before dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 7: Monterey – Solvang

Guided tour of Hearst Castle includes highlights of the 123-acre estate before continuing to Solvang.

DAY 8: Solvang – Los Angeles

Learn about the Danish culture in Solvang. Then, scenic drive through the Santa Ynez Mountains en route to Santa Barbara and visit to the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara. Free time before drive to Los Angeles.

DAY 9: Los Angeles

Guided city sightseeing includes Olvera Street, Hollywood, Sunset Strip, and Beverly Hills. Visit the J. Paul Getty Museum. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 10: Los Angeles

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA
Marriott Marquis, San Francisco

Accommodations

Marriott Marquis | San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Marriott Marquis offers travelers exceptional service, spacious guest rooms, and a prime downtown San Francisco location.

Embassy Suites | Napa, CA
Surrounded by palm trees, rose gardens, and a mill pond with resident swans, the resort-like Embassy Suites Napa Valley features a stylish restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, and fitness center.

Yosemite View Lodge | Portal, CA
The hotel has three swimming pools, gift shop, two restaurants, lounge, and comfortable guest rooms.

Hyatt Regency | Monterey, CA 
This luxury resort is a modern, contemporary oasis ideally situated near an acclaimed golf course, with ample views of gardens and landscapes. 

Hotel Corque | Solvang, CA
Boutique hotel located in downtown Solvang with spacious guest rooms and décor that complements the surrounding wine country.

Westin Bonaventure | Los Angeles
Stunning downtown hotel comprising 5 glass towers and a 6-story atrium lobby with fountains. Facilities include an outdoor pool, health club, spa and on-site shopping mall.

Dates and Pricing

2022 and 2023 Departures Available | From $3,389 per person

Price is per person based on double occupancy. Price does not include airfare to and from arrival and departure cities.

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Inclusions

  • One-of-a-Kind Itinerary
  • Globus Tour Director
  • Expert Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Hotels
  • To and From Hotel Transfers
  • Intra-Vacation Flights
  • VIP Sightseeing Access
  • Breakfast Daily, 3 Dinners

About Globus Small-Group Discoveries

Small-Group Discoveries from Globus include everything you need for the ideal vacation – from hand-selected hotels to included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Every tour includes an expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is their top priority.

On a Small-Group Discovery tour space is limited to an average of just 20-24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers, while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. 

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