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A showcase of California's many sides: the culture of San Francisco, the wines of Napa, the coastal retreat of Monterey and the beauty of Big Sur, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.
You'll enjoy Insider moments like... tasting the heartiness of locally grown beets and smelling wonderful rosemary sea salt made from locally sourced, organic ingredients. You'll spend an unforgettable evening with a pair of renowned food preservationists and share a meal together, made from the freshest of ingredients.
After a relaxing breakfast, step back in time as you ride along the Pony Express Trail to America's largest historic landmark, Virginia City, where Mark Twain once roamed the streets and everybody wanted a piece of the “Richest Place on Earth". Learning about California's infamous Gold Rush is a true Cultural Insight. Take some time to visit one of the mansions, museums, gold and silver stores and see a real mine. This evening, join an elegant sunset Regional Meal dinner cruise on the lake, complete with wine, live music and magnificent views.
7 nights' accommodations, 7 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners.
|Depart Date||Return Date||Price||Discount||Availability||Price|
|12 May 18||19 May 18||$2,395$2,156pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote Book Now|
|26 May 18||2 Jun 18||$2,495$2,246pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote Book Now|
|16 Jun 18||23 Jun 18||$2,495$2,246pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote Book Now|
|23 Jun 18||30 Jun 18||$2,595$2,336pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote Book Now|
|6 Jul 18||13 Jul 18||$2,595$2,336pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote Book Now|
|28 Jul 18||4 Aug 18||$2,595$2,336pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote Book Now|
|4 Aug 18||11 Aug 18||$2,575$2,318pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote Book Now|
|18 Aug 18||25 Aug 18||$2,575$2,318pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|1 Sep 18||8 Sep 18||$2,575$2,318pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote Book Now|
|15 Sep 18||22 Sep 18||$2,575$2,318pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote Book Now|
Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Single Room Supplement: from $1,025.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $85 per person.
Early Payment Discount: Pay in full to save the amount listed above. For details, click here.
AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift! Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.
Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation..
At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director. Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit. A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.
Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.
You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group.
If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.
We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.
Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
Adult Price: $249.00 | Child Price: $229.00
Rise early for the experience of a lifetime! Your hot air balloon flight begins at sunrise in the most scenic areas of the Upper Napa Valley – Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Calistoga, Capay Valley – as determined by the winds. Soar peacefully in colorful hot air balloons and float silently above the trees and fields, lush vineyards and orchards and world-renown wineries. The sensation of ballooning is very gentle and its calming effect seems to put the world below into perspective. Your pilots are all experienced, professional and FAA commercially rated. They are familiar with the valley and dedicated to ensuring that your ballooning experience is safe, informative, memorable and fun! Subject to weather conditions.
Adult Price: $50.00 | Child Price: $30.00
Located at the ocean's edge on historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is your window to marine life. Visit sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and much, much more as you spend time exploring this fascinating museum of the Ocean!
Adult Price: $39.00 | Child Price: $29.00
Stroll across the 1.7 mile span of the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and learn how the bridge was an engineering marvel and about the people who gave so much time to build this icon of San Francisco. Arrive in the quaint seaside community of Sausalito and have time to leisurely browse the charming shops or have lunch along the picturesque bay. Your adventure concludes with a wondrous ferry cruise across the bay, passing haunting Alcatraz Island and catching an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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