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Northern California (8 Days) - Trafalgar
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8 days

Northern California (8 Days)

Start and end in San Francisco
Tour Operator:
Trafalgar
Max group size:
50
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
82345
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Highlights

  • 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

Travel, Your Way

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

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Itinerary

Start and end in San Francisco! With the In-depth Cultural tour Northern California (8 Days), you have a 8 days tour package taking you through San Francisco, USA and 7 other destinations in USA. Northern California (8 Days) 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 Nights)
  2. Day 2: San Francisco Sightseeing
  3. Day 3: San Francisco – Napa
  4. Day 4: Napa – Lake Tahoe
  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
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
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  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
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Where You'll Stay

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Food
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    4.3
  • 4.5
  • S
    · June 9th, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    At Trafalgar, we understand the importance of having a great team working with our guests to deliver incredible trips, and we are delighted to know that Robert and Angel helped to create such a memorable experience for you in Northern California. On top... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • WM
    · June 4th, 2019
    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.
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thanks for sharing your feedback; we really appreciate hearing from our guests. Here at Trafalgar, our Travel Directors love sharing their passion and expertise on the incredible destinations that they showcase to our guests. That’s why we are delighted... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • WT
    · September 1st, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: August 2017
  • JD
    · October 27th, 2015
    Every aspect was well planned, tour guide & driver were courteous & knowledgeable
    Trip date: May 2015

Dates & Availability

8 days
Northern California (8 Days)
From San Francisco to San Francisco
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course we can! If you wish to arrange additional accommodation then please contact our customer support team once you have a confirmed booking.

    • What is the age range?

      The age range for this tour is 5 - 99 years old. This means that there is no upper age limit on this tour provided that passengers feel comfortable with the itinerary, however, children under the age of 5 are unable to participate.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      There is no mandatory single supplement on this tour, as travellers can be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same sex for no additional cost. If you would prefer a little more privacy you can opt for the single supplement option, the cost of which can be viewed on the booking page.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date, and your specific accommodation details will be listed in your final tour documents. This is a list of accommodations that the operator will typically use on this tour:

      Fairmont San Francisco
      Embassy Suites Napa Valley
      Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at Heavenly Valley
      Yosemite Valley Lodge
      The Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • Does this tour include a wine tasting?

      On Day 3 of the tour, you will indulge in a regional meal lunch and wine tasting in the stunning Napa Valley wine region.

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      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 15th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 15th, 2021, 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 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Trafalgar will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Trafalgar" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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