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California Classics with San Diego

When you hum along to California Dreamin’ on the radio, what wistful wonders comes to mind? Giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park? Big reds in Napa Valley? Mega stars in Los Angeles? Colossal mansions that dot the entire Pacific coastline? From the City by the Bay to the City of Angels, this ten-day tour of California reveals every heavenly 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 you’ll want your camera ready for. Between the high energy of Silicon Valley and the high style of Beverly Hills, this encompassing California vacation weaves in plenty of kickback time with visits to a Napa Valley vineyard, the quiet Danish village of Solvang, and the tony resort zip codes of Monterey, Carmel, and Santa Barbara. Don’t forget your shades. Surf’s up at the 70 miles of beaches along Southern California’s most laidback city. Hang ten or simply hang out in San Diego’s renowned zoo, museums, and eclectic neighborhoods. Half the fun of this extension to your California vacation is the scenic train ride here from La-La Land.

Highlights of California Classics with San Diego

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AAE|With San Diego

Vacation Type

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Travelers Notes

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Headsets are provided throughout the tour.

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With San Diego

Price Details US

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 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. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Product Group

California Classics

UNESCO Sites

Yosemite National Park

Meals

Breakfast daily, 3 dinners

Itineraries

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 SAN FRANCISCO Guided city sightseeing includes the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Visit to the [LF] Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest in the United. Free time this afternoon. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in San Francisco with a bay cruise. This option is available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 3

SAN FRANCISCO–SAUSALITO–NAPA VALLEY SAN FRANCISCO Scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge en route to Sausalito.
SAUSALITO Free time in this waterfront village this morning.
NAPA VALLEY Guided tour and wine tasting at a local vineyard. Free time this evening. (B)

Day 4

NAPA VALLEY–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK NAPA VALLEY Scenic drive through the Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to Yosemite National Park.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park seeing innumerable lakes, meadows, and ice-sculpted domes. Scenic open-air tram ride includes views of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. Free time this evening. (B)

Day 5

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–MONTEREY YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park includes the Earth’s largest and longest-living organisms in the Giant Sequoias of Mariposa Grove.
MONTEREY Free time this evening. (B)

Day 6

MONTEREY. EXCURSION TO CARMEL MONTEREY Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive to see Pebble Beach Golf Course and the Lone Cypress en route to Carmel. Free time early this evening before dinner at a local restaurant.
CARMEL Free time this afternoon before returning to Monterey.
MONTEREY [LF] Behind-the-scenes guided tour of Monterey Bay Aquarium followed by dinner at the aquarium. (B,D)

Day 7

MONTEREY–BIG SUR–SAN SIMEON–SOLVANG MONTEREY Scenic drive along the Big Sur includes Julia Pheiffer Burns State Park en route to San Simeon.
SAN SIMEON Guided tour of Hearst Castle includes the highlights of the 123-acre estate. Continue to Solvang.
SOLVANG Free time this evening. (B)

Day 8

SOLVANG–SANTA BARBARA–LOS ANGELES SOLVANG Taste a pastry at a local [LF] Danish bakery and learn of the Danish culture in the village. Scenic drive through the Santa Ynez Mountains en route to Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA Visit the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara. Free time this afternoon before driving to Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES Free time this evening. (B)

Day 9

LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES Guided city sightseeing includes Olvera Street, Hollywood, Sunset Strip, and Beverly Hills. Visit the J. Paul Getty Museum. Farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 10

LOS ANGELES–AMTRAK’S PACIFIC SURFLINER–SAN DIEGO AMTRAK’S PACIFIC SURFLINER Scenic train service along the coast to San Diego.
SAN DIEGO Meet your Globus Local Host upon arrival before transferring to the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Hotel. Free time this evening. Your Globus Local Host will be available to provide suggestions on how to spend your free time. (B)

Day 11

SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO Free day. (B)

Day 12

SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO Free day. (B)

Day 13

SAN DIEGO Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2022-05-06 2022-05-06 2022-05-18 $3929 $150 $3779 AAE20506 Available
2 2022-05-13 2022-05-13 2022-05-25 $3929 $150 $3779 AAE20513 Available
3 2022-06-03 2022-06-03 2022-06-15 $3929 $150 $3779 AAE20603 Available
4 2022-06-10 2022-06-10 2022-06-22 $4219 $150 $4069 AAE20610K Available
5 2022-06-17 2022-06-17 2022-06-29 $3929 $150 $3779 AAE20617 Available
6 2022-08-19 2022-08-19 2022-08-31 $3989 $150 $3839 AAE20819 Available
7 2022-09-02 2022-09-02 2022-09-14 $3989 $150 $3839 AAE20902 Available
8 2022-09-09 2022-09-09 2022-09-21 $3989 $150 $3839 AAE20909 Available
9 2022-09-10 2022-09-10 2022-09-22 $3989 $150 $3839 AAE20910 Available
10 2022-09-16 2022-09-16 2022-09-28 $3989 $150 $3839 AAE20916 Available
11 2023-05-05 2023-05-05 2023-05-17 $4129 $355.9 $3773.1 AAE30505 Available
12 2023-05-12 2023-05-12 2023-05-24 $4129 $355.9 $3773.1 AAE30512 Available
13 2023-06-02 2023-06-02 2023-06-14 $4129 $355.9 $3773.1 AAE30602 Available
14 2023-06-09 2023-06-09 2023-06-21 $4429 $386.9 $4042.1 AAE30609K Available
15 2023-06-16 2023-06-16 2023-06-28 $4129 $355.9 $3773.1 AAE30616 Available
16 2023-08-18 2023-08-18 2023-08-30 $4189 $362.9 $3826.1 AAE30818 Available
17 2023-09-01 2023-09-01 2023-09-13 $4189 $362.9 $3826.1 AAE30901 Available
18 2023-09-08 2023-09-08 2023-09-20 $4189 $362.9 $3826.1 AAE30908 Available
19 2023-09-09 2023-09-09 2023-09-21 $4189 $362.9 $3826.1 AAE30909 Available
20 2023-09-15 2023-09-15 2023-09-27 $4189 $362.9 $3826.1 AAE30915 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 San Francisco Marriott Marquis San Francisco Marriott Marquis welcomes travelers to Northern California with exceptional service, spacious guestrooms, and a prime downtown location. The hotel features a spa, fitness center, and an on-site restaurant and lounge. Guestrooms offer plush bedding, Smart TVs, mini-refrigerators, and Wi-Fi access. San Francisco 780 Mission Street Superior First-Class
2 Embassy Suites Napa Valley Surrounded by palm trees, rose gardens, and a mill pond with resident swans, the resort-like Embassy Suites Napa Valley features a stylish lobby, restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, and fitness center. Napa 1075 California Boulevard First-Class
3 Yosemite View Lodge The hotel has three swimming pools, gift shop, two restaurants, and a lounge. Guestrooms feature cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, and iron/ironing board. El Portal 1136 CA-104 First-Class
4 Hyatt Regency Monterey This luxury resort is ideally situated near an acclaimed golf course, which provides ample views of gardens and landscapes. Renovations have transformed the interior into a modern, contemporary oasis with a fireplace lounge, fitness center, spa, outdoor pool, tennis courts, restaurant, lounge, and room service. Guestrooms feature cable TV, high-speed Internet access, mini-refrigerator, in-room safe, coffeemaker, bath robe, and bath amenities. Monterey 1 Old Golf Course Rd Superior First-Class
5 Hotel Corque Hotel Corque (pronounced Cork) is a boutique hotel located in downtown Solvang. The hotel offers spacious guestrooms and décor specially designed to complement the regions' peaceful surrounding wine country. Solvang 400 Alisal Road Superior First-Class
6 Westin Bonaventure 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. Dining faciilities include a lobby bar and bistro restaurant - The Lakeview Bistro - and a famous steakhouse on the 35th floor - LA Prime - which offers spectacular views of the downtown area. On the 34th floor is a revolving lounge and restaurant - the Bona Vista Lounge Los Angeles 404 S. Figueroa Street Superior First-Class
7 Embassy Suites San Diego Bay This hotel is located directly across the street from Seaport Village and is walking distance from the San Diego Convention Center. The hotel is also just minutes from the San Diego attractions such as SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Old Town and more. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, business center, concierge service, hair salon, gift shop, restaurant, room service, and complimentary evening manager's reception. San Diego 601 Pacific Highway First-Class
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