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Northern California 2014

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Big Sur coastline in California, USAFisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California, USAPier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, USAGolden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USAYosemite National Park in California, USA
Big Sur coastline in California, USA
Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California, USA
Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, USA
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA
Yosemite National Park in California, USA
  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: America and Canada 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Northern California showcases an eclectic mix of captivating cities and natural landscapes for you to enjoy on this guided holiday. See the famous landmarks of San Francisco, indulge in a wine tasting in Napa Valley, discover amazing Lake Tahoe and relax in the quaint seaside community of Carmel-by-the-Sea on this unforgettable Californian holiday.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + NAPA VALLEY HOT AIR BALLOONING Rise early for the experience of a lifetime! Your hot air balloon flight begins at sunrise in either the most scenic areas of the Upper Napa Valley – Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Calistoga – or Winters or 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! Tour length: 3.5 hours (Weather permitting).


    • + MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM The multi award-winning Monterey Bay Aquarium is no ordinary aquarium. The aquarium, which is located in a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row in Monterey, California, is one of the largest and most respected aquariums in the world. Your visit is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your trip to California! You will have ample time to explore the various exhibits at your own pace. Favorite exhibits include “Kelp Forest,” “Sea Otters,” ”Rocky Shore,” “Splash Zone,” “Giant Octopus,” “Jellies: Living Art” and “Outer Bay.” Tour length: 3 hours.


    • + GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE WALK SAUSALITO Begin your afternoon adventure with a wondrous cruise across the bay, passing haunting Alcatraz Island - catching an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge - before arriving in the quaint seaside community of Sausalito. Leisurely browse the charming shops or have lunch along the picturesque bay. Time to walk off those calories with a stroll across the 1.7 mile span of the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. Learn how the bridge was an engineering marvel and about the people who gave so much time to build the icon of San Francisco Tour length: 3.5 hours. (Minimum: 10 passengers).

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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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