Northern California

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Northern California - Trafalgar
Northern California - Trafalgar
4 reviews
San Francisco
+10 Destinations
West Coast USA
San Francisco


  • Admire the golden gate bridge of San Francisco
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along spectacular 17-Mile Drive
  • Fall in love with quaint Carmel, Big Sur and Napa Valley
  • Visit the historic gold and silver mining town of Virginia
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start and end in San Francisco! With the in-depth cultural tour Northern California, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through San Francisco, USA and 9 other destinations in USA. Northern California includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive San Francisco
  2. Day 2: San Francisco Sightseeing – Napa
  3. Day 3: Napa – Sacramento – Lake Tahoe (2 Nights)
  4. Day 4: Lake Tahoe Sightseeing
  5. Day 5: Lake Tahoe – Yosemite National Park
  6. Day 6: Yosemite National Park – Salinas Valley – Monterey (2 Nights)
  7. Day 7: Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive
  8. Day 8: Monterey – Roaring Camp – Depart San Francisco

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

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4 Reviews

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  • S
    Written on June 9, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Northern California Itinerary is wonderful. It ranges from the big city, to the forest to the smaller bay communities. The accommodations were top notch. The meal choice venues were excellent. Our guide, Robert Lehua and driver Angel, were both so... Read more

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  • Written on June 4, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Robert Lehua was our guide and he was outstanding. This was a terrific trip and I give it high marks for accommodations, meals, sights seen, and pacing. It was a well put-together program that I thought was a very good value.

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  • WT
    Written on September 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Very good trip. Tour guide and coach driver were excellent. Accommodations were great. I would recommend this trip to others. Except, I would not recommend going to the trip sponsored dinner at the Happy Girl Coffee House in Monterey. The food was just... Read more

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  • JD
    Written on October 27, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    Every aspect was well planned, tour guide & driver were courteous & knowledgeable

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Where and when does this tour end?

      This tour ends in San Francisco after a short drive back from Monterey (approx 2hrs). The group should arrive in San Francisco in the early afternoon, where you can say your goodbyes or enjoy an extended stay.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      Day 1 of this tour starts in San Francisco, the City by the Bay. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to check into your accommodation and explore this wonderful city. At 6 pm an important welcome meeting will be held, where you can get to know your fellow travellers and tour guide. The joining point hotel is the Fairmont San Francisco, however, please check your final tour documents carefully as these details may be subject to change.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      This tour includes complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure day, so you don't have to worry about a thing from the moment you touch down. Just be sure to let your us know your flight times and we will arrange the rest! If you are arriving early or departing late then alternate transfers may need to be booked.

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    Start and end in San Francisco.
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    For any tour departing before 14 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 14 October 2019, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Trafalgar. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 50 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 909 km.
    • San Francisco (USA)
    • 58 km
    • Sonoma (USA)
    • 14 km
    • Napa Valley (USA)
    • 77 km
    • Sacramento (USA)
    • 139 km
    • Lake Tahoe (USA)
    • 159 km
    • Yosemite NP (USA)
    • 225 km
    • Salinas (USA)
    • 23 km
    • Monterey (USA)
    • 6 km
    • Carmel (USA)
    • 33 km
    • Big Sur (USA)
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