Northern California Explorer ( 10 Days )

On this 10-day adventure explore all the best Northern California has to offer. Start in San Francisco visiting Fisherman’s Wharf and its local shops and waterfront restaurants. Then head to world-famous Napa Valley to visit some of the top wineries. Head east and into the Sierra Nevada’s where you will have time to relax along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Then venture to Yosemite National Park with its waterfalls, granite cliffs and spectacular vistas before heading back to San Francisco.

Highlights:

    • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco 
    • Sightseeing Cruise of San Francisco Bay  
    • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park 

     

    PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES: 

    • 9 nights' hotel accommodations 
    • 7-day mid-size car rental  
    • 1 meal included (1 dinner) 

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN SAN FRANCISCO 
Welcome to San Francisco! Check in to your hotel and being exploring this diverse city! (Overnight in San Francisco) 

 

DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO 
Check out all San Francisco has to offer on your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Visit Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Golden Gate Park and more. Later, get out on the water on a bay cruise taking you right under the Golden Gate bridge and around Alcatraz. (Overnight in San Francisco) D 

 

DAY 3 NAPA VALLEY 
Pick up your included car rental today and drive across the Golden Gate Bridge and through wine country as you make your way to Napa Valley. (Overnight in Napa) 

 

DAY 4 NAPA VALLEY 
Spend the day visiting some of the famous wineries of Napa and Sonoma Valley at your leisure. Take a stroll through downtown Napa and check out the local shops, restaurants and tasting rooms. (Overnight in Napa) 

 

DAY 5 LAKE TAHOE 

Make your way to South Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada's. (Overnight in Lake Tahoe) 

 

 

DAY 6 LAKE TAHOE 

Enjoy a relaxing day on the beach, check out one of the many hiking trails, or have lunch lakeside at one of the restaurants. (Overnight in Lake Tahoe) 

 

 

DAY 7 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK 
Take a scenic drive from Lake Tahoe through Yosemite National Park to your hotel. After check in, relax by the hotel or venture into Yosemite to start exploring. (Overnight in Yosemite) 

 

 

DAY 8 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK 
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that will take you all around the Yosemite Valley, visit Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Tunnel View and more! (Overnight in Yosemite) 

 

 

DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO 
Today, be sure to check out any places you missed in Yosemite before heading back to San Francisco for your final night. (Overnight in San Francisco) 

 

 

DAY 10 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO 

 

 

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D -Dinner 

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Disclaimer:

Sample prices are based on our value travel period, per person, double-occupancy, tax included. Prices and packages are subject to change without notice and all reservations are based on the availability at the time of booking. Other restrictions may apply.

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Kimpton Alton Hotel

Kimpton Alton Hotel brings an upscale yet unpretentious atmosphere to Fisherman’s Wharf. Located in the heart of one of the most iconic tourist districts in the city, but we’re nothing like you’d expect. You won’t find blank walls or elevator music here. Just thoughtfully curated playlists, and a welcoming lobby lounge filled with natural light and sophisticated furnishings rooted in the 1970s San Francisco counterculture movement. After days exploring Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square, refresh in one of our 248 guestrooms among luxe furnishings and Victrola vinyl record players. The buzzing vibe of our hood means you’ll need a laidback haven to restore your energy when the day is done. Look no further than our guestrooms and suites, where toned down, relaxing colors, sculptural light fixtures and playful patterns frame views of the San Francisco Bay. Along with marble accents and bronze fixtures, you’ll find the Kimpton standards: in-room yoga mats, luxurious robes and Frette linens and Atelier Bloem Amenities.

Hotel Zephyr

The Hotel Zephyr offers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the heart of the city's most iconic tourist attractions. Bringing a new dimension to Fisherman's Wharf by offering a twist on accommodations as well as a playful personality, our waterfront property features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, many with personal balconies

Park Central Hotel

A 2-minute walk from BART and Muni trains at Montgomery Street station, this contemporary high-rise hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Moscone Center and an 8-minute walk from Union Square. High Speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel ensures you never lose touch. Meet up for a breakfast meeting at the highly regarded MaSo restaurant or sip a craft brew or locally roasted coffee at our contemporary bar and lounge. Beyond what most tourists see of San Francisco, Park Central’s exceptional guest services team connects travelers to a curated selection of insider experiences. See the city in a new light by engaging with the San Francisco arts scene through private screenings and gallery talks, discovering culinary delights, and exploring unique wellness and cultural opportunities that expand your perspective. No matter what brings you here, or what you’re passionate about, Park Central gives you a local’s outlook across all the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer.

Cedar Lodge

Friendly, affordable Cedar Lodge is the family choice for accommodations nearest Yosemite Valley. You'll find unique touches like whimsical carved bears throughout the Cedar Lodge property and the children will enjoy hunting for them using the Kid's Guide to Cedar Lodge provided at the front desk.

Yosemite View Lodge

Not every visitor to Yosemite National Park desires a dyed-in-the-wool camping experience underneath the stars. Some folks visiting Yosemite National Park dream of hotels—you know, the best of both worlds— luxurious accommodations and modern amenities coupled with close proximity to the wonders of wild nature waiting just around the corner at Yosemite National Park.