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Taste of Northern California (departures Apr - Nov 2020)

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Price: R 54,050.00

8 nights, roundtrip from San Francisco visiting Eureka / Napa Valley / Redwood National Park.

Visiting 1 Country: USA

From towering ancient trees and soaring peaks to rugged coastlines and fertile hillsides, Northern California is home to an abundance of romantic natural scenery that captures the heart and soul of those lucky enough to experience it. Join us on this round tour of the region's most intoxicating sights, from San Francisco to Eureka, the Napa Valley and back again.

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Visit the famous Redwood National Park, a World Heritage site
  • Indulge in a wine tasting and lunch in the Napa Valley
  • Take in the beauty of the magnificent Mt Shasta

Booking Details for this Small Group Tour

Selected departure dates: Prices per person sharing from:
  • 20 April 2020
  • 02 November 2020
R 54,050.00 pps
  • 11 May 2020
  • 21 September 2020
  • 12 October 2020
R 55,910.00 pps
Between 08 June - 10 August 2020 R 57,780.00 pps

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - San Francisco - Bodega Bay

Welcome to San Francisco! After meeting the group, we’ll begin our Northern Californian road trip along the Point Reyes National Seashore. Our first stop will be Bodega Bay, where we’ll get to know each other a little better over a welcome dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Bodega Bay - Mendocino Coast

After a leisurely breakfast in Bodega Bay, it’s onwards to our next scenic destination: Mendocino. With its abundance of white picket fences and well-kept gardens, this charming cliffside community is like a slice of New England on the West Coast.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Mendocino Coast - Eureka

You can rest assured that today’s journey will be just as much fun as the destination! Our route to Eureka will take in the spectacular Avenue of the Giants highway, so called as it is flanked by towering giant redwoods. When we reach our stop for the night, there’s an included dinner to look forward to.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Eureka

There’s more natural majesty on the agenda today, with a visit to Redwood National Park all lined up for us. Here, we’ll wander the area’s many hiking trails and experience the ‘cathedral hush’ as we stand in the shadow of some of the world’s tallest (and most ancient) trees. Be sure to keep an eye out for Roosevelt elk, mountain lions and black bears while you’re here.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Eureka - Mount Shasta

Prepare for a soul-stirring sight this morning - the magnificent Mt Shasta is our next stop. A lone peak rising from the horizon, this natural icon's forested slopes are a place of pilgrimage for hikers, bikers and rafters alike. Tonight we'll regroup to share a sumptuous three-course meal at our mountainside accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 - Mount Shasta - Chico

A labyrinthine series of natural limestone caves, the subterranean wonderland of the Lake Shasta Caverns is only accessible by boat – and today we’ll have the opportunity to see its fascinating rock formations up close. After emerging back into the daylight, we’ll hit the Sierra Oro Farm Trail – where we’ll have the opportunity to taste some local produce – and take a tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewery.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 - Chico - Napa Valley

Today our road will take us through the lush green hills and tiered vineyards of the Napa Valley. Later on, the evening will be yours to immerse yourself in the area’s stellar scenery, sample some more of its finest produce, or simply unwind back at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Napa Valley

We’ve one more day to enjoy the verdant Napa Valley before we return to San Francisco tomorrow – and what better way to spend it than by clinking glasses and enjoying lunch at a local winery? Tonight, we’ll reminisce about the times we’ve shared over one last spectacular dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Napa Valley- San Francisco

On the final leg of our journey, we’ll stop off in lovely Sausalito – where postcard-perfect houseboats, a famous boardwalk and excellent views of the Golden Gate Bridge are sure to provide endless photo opportunities. This afternoon, our trip will come to a close as we say goodbye to the group back in San Francisco.

Meals: Breakfast
 

Validity Various departures between April - November 2020
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers BUHNCSS-0
Inclusions • 8 Breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners.
• 8 nights in boutique accommodation.
• Premium mini-coach transportation.
• Experienced Driver and Tour Leader.
Exclusions • Flights and taxes.
• Visas (if required)
• Travel insurance.
• Transfers other than mentioned above.
• Anything of a personal nature.
• Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
• Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights.
• Entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
• Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
• Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
• Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
• Pre and post tour accommodation other than mentioned above.
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: R3000 deposit to secure booking.
• Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure.
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