10-Day Globus California Classics Tour
Inclusive Land Tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles!
|$ 2,888 for May 7, 2021 (many dates available)
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.
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!
A complimentary 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan is attached to your booking. You can move to any other 2021 or 2022 date, destination, or itinerary. Globus also makes it easy to explore the world with calm and confidence with Small Group Discoveries available in many destinations. With an average of 24 guests per departure (in some cases even fewer), there’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close to fascinating attractions and the stories that make experiences feel personal and connected.
Rest assured our state-of-the-art coaches and vehicles have undergone thorough cleaning protocols between tours, and each day starts with a freshly-cleaned motorcoach and touch-ups at each stop. Before you board, we will provide hand sanitizer, luggage disinfection and assigned seating to prevent the spread of germs.
With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
“Being a Tour Director has afforded me the opportunity to travel more than I would have ever dreamed. During my many years as a Tour Director, I have had the opportunity to lead tours in Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and the Western U.S. I am extremely proud of my home state of California. Come with me on tour and I will show you the unique beauty, ethnic diversity, tempting local cuisine, and, hopefully, help you spot a celebrity or two!”
ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Welcome to San Francisco! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Guided city sightseeing includes the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Visit to the Globus Local Favorite Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. Free time this afternoon. Dinner at a local restaurant.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO–SAUSALITO–NAPA VALLEY
SAN FRANCISCO Scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge en route to Sausalito.
SAUSALITO Free time this morning.
NAPA VALLEY Guided tour and wine tasting at a local vineyard. Free time this evening.
NAPA VALLEY–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
NAPA VALLEY Scenic drive through the Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to Yosemite National Park.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic open-air tram ride includes views of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. Free time this evening.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–MONTEREY
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park. Visit Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
MONTEREY Free time this evening.
MONTEREY. EXCURSION TO CARMEL
MONTEREY Scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive en route to Carmel.
CARMEL Free time this afternoon before returning to Monterey.
MONTEREY Globus Local Favorite Behind-the-scenes guided tour of Monterey Bay Aquarium followed by dinner at the aquarium.
MONTEREY–BIG SUR–SAN SIMEON–SOLVANG
MONTEREY Scenic drive through Big Sur en route to San Simeon.
SAN SIMEON Guided tour of Hearst Castle before driving to Solvang.
SOLVANG Free time this evening.
SOLVANG–SANTA BARBARA–LOS ANGELES
SOLVANG Taste a pastry at a Globus Local Favorite Danish bakery. Scenic drive through the Santa Ynez Mountains en route to Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA Visit Old Mission Santa Barbara. Drive to Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES Free time this evening.
LOS ANGELES Guided city sightseeing includes Olvera Street, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Visit the J. Paul Getty Museum. Farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Globus Tour Director, Breakfast daily, 3 dinners, Hotel Stays, Transportation, Experiences and more!
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.
APA VALLEY MARRIOTT HOTEL AND SPA
Napa, United States
The hotel has a spa, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, business center, concierge service, complimentary daily wine tasting, guest laundry, gift shop, restaurant, lounge, and room service. Guestrooms have flat-screen TV, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, and hairdryer.
YOSEMITE VIEW LODGE
El Portal, United States
The hotel has three swimming pools, gift shop, two restaurants, and a lounge. Guestrooms feature cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, and iron/ironing board.
HYATT REGENCY MONTEREY
Monterey, United States
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.
Solvang, United StatesFree WifiFree Wifi
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.
Stunning downtown hotel comprising 5 glass towers and a 6 storey 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