09/10/2017 - 09/17/2017


HIGHLIGHTS:    San Diego, Hollywood, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park,  Napa Wine Train, San Francisco, Alcatraz, & lots more...12 Meals      

SEP 10
...  We fly our transcontinental trip to San Diego and transfer to our hotel for a 2 night stay.  Welcome Dinner. (D)

SEP 11 … SAN DIEGO ... Breakfast and then we enjoy a narrated sightseeing tour of the city that boasts of being "America's City with the Best Climate".  We will visit Old Town and the many interesting sights of this beautiful location along the southern shores of California.  A harbor cruise highlights the afternoon before we return to our hotel. (B)

SEP 12 ... HOLLYWOOD ... Breakfast and we travel north into the Los Angeles area.  We visit Hollywood, with Grumman's Chinese Theater, and time to stroll along "The Stars Walk of Fame" in Hollywood.  We won't be in the city long, as the afternoon brings us into the San Joaquin Valley for a 2 night stay in Fresno. (B)

SEP 13 SEQUOIA ... A full day of sightseeing as we make the loop into Sequoia National Park. The landscape is covered in the largest of living things .. the giant sequoia trees. Many of these trees are over 200 feet high and over 30 feet in diameter. We see Grant Grove and The Giant Forest in this amazing setting. The mountains, the greenery, the awesome beauty of these trees, form an unforgettable experience. Lunch in the park is included.  After the tour, we return to Fresno. (B,L)

SEP 14 ... YOSEMITE ... After breakfast, we begin our tour of one of America’s most beautiful National Parks…Yosemite. Set aside in 1864 by President Lincoln as the nation’s first state park, it became a National Park 26 years later. The Valley Floor Tour highlights the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, Toulumme Meadows, Bridal Veil Falls, and the Half Dome. After a luncheon at one of the Yosemite Lodges, we exit the Park and travel west to our hotel.  (B,L)

SEP 15 ...  WINE TRAIN & NAPA ... Today is set aside for California's famous Wine Country, as we head into Napa Valley.  A special highlight for those that want to experience the Wine Train OPTION ($125), as you board a luxurious Pullman Counge Car and enjoy a relaxing and scenic Train Journey through the lush vineyards of Napa Valley.  The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three hour journey along the thirty six mile round trip between the historic town of Napa through one of the world's most famous wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena and back.  Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch as they view the vineyards and wineries from any of the vintage rail cars which have been lavishly restored. Later we travel to the San Francisco area for 2 nights.  (B,L) 

SEP 16 ... SAN FRANCISCO & ALCATRAZ ... We see "The City by the Bay" from many vantage points...Twin Peaks with its panoramic view of the city’s 45 hills, Union Square, China Town, Nob Hill, and then finish at Fisherman’s Wharf for an opportunity to sample the many seafood dishes made famous here. This afternoon is something special as we board a ferry for the cruise out to "The Rock" for a tour of Alcatraz.  Step back in time and experience the legendary island that has been a civil war fort, a military prison, and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history.  Dinner tonight in the Wharf district.   (B,D)

SEP 17 ... All too soon, it is time to take our return flight home after a spectacular Western adventure to many of the natural wonders of America and the treasures of California. (B)

PRICE: $1899 based on double occupancy


With Trip Cancellation/Interruption


FINAL PAYMENT DUE: August 1, 2017

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