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California is the golden state, where roots trace to the 1848 gold rush, stars glitter on Hollywood Boulevard, hillsides of orange poppies blossom each spring, and the setting sun shimmers on the Pacific as viewed from amber beaches.
From the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains to the buzzing beaches of Southern California and the foggy coves of Northern California, your visit overflows with exciting destinations.
Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Sierras on our California tour packages. Yosemite National Park is a jewel box of delights, with a glacial valley lined by Half Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls. Take a dip in Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in the U.S.
Be dwarfed by redwoods in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, including the General Sherman Tree, the largest living thing on the planet. Just a few hours east, Death Valley National Park serves as sharp contrast: a moonscape of red, gray and golden rock where the night sky is beyond compare.
Northern California offers the sophisticated delights of multi-cultural, colorful San Francisco and the legendary Golden Gate Bridge. California tours take you north of The City by the Bay for wine tasting in Sonoma and Napa Valleys, and south to John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row in historic Monterey and to charming, wooded Carmel-by-the-Sea.
In Southern California, explore Santa Barbara, America’s Riviera. Stroll on the beach and the wharf, count the orange and lemon trees in the beautiful neighborhoods, and wander the 1786 Mission Santa Barbara.
Then it’s onward to Los Angeles, where the film industry exploded in Hollywood and movie stars’ mansions line the boulevards of Beverly Hills. San Diego offers a taste of surf culture, fish tacos, beautiful La Jolla and the state’s first mission, and the inland desert community of Palm Springs oozes with midcentury resort style.
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