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From the modern-day allure of San Francisco and California’s world-renown wine region of Napa Valley, to the popular resort area of Lake Tahoe and Bonanza days of Nevada’s Virginia City – we invite you to embark on a truly unforgettable 7-day California Gold vacation. Start your exploration with a San Francisco City Tour followed by a San Francisco Bay Cruise. Enjoy free time to savor the city’s signature flavors along Fisherman’s Wharf where you can sample a chowder-filled sourdough bread bowl, take time to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, or hop on a cable car for a momentous ride. Travel by rail through scenic wine country on a Napa Valley Wine Train excursion that includes wine tastings and lunch. Visit Old Town Sacramento, the commercial hub of the Gold Rush Era. Rail on through the breathtaking snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Lake Tahoe area. Delve into the Old West town of Virginia City – site of the Comstock Lode, and enjoy a Lake Tahoe Paddle Wheeler Cruise. It’s the adventure of a lifetime waiting right here for you.

Highlights

  • Welcome Dinner in San Francisco
  • San Francisco City Tour
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge and visit of Sausalito
  • Winery Tour & Tasting in California’s most popular wine region
  • Napa Valley Wine Train Experience with Lunch
  • Visit to Old Town Sacramento
  • Sierra Nevada Rail Journey
  • Drive through historic Carson City to Virginia City, site of the Comstock Lode
  • Lake Tahoe Paddle Wheeler Cruise
  • Farewell Dinner at a popular Lake Tahoe restaurant

Day By Day Itinerary

RENO EXTENSION

Have breakfast at your hotel before your transfer to Reno, Nevada. Known as "The Biggest Little City in the World," Reno is the perfect place to stay to explore the surrounding area’s superb outdoor adventures as well as its lively nightlife and casino gaming. The region also boasts a rich history – from its Native American roots to the establishment of the city during the frontier days of the USA’s western expansion. Today, ties to the past are reflected in many of the region’s more than 30 museums. Here you will join in an orientation tour of the town, showcasing more than 120 murals painted by local, national, and international artists. After your tour, check in to your Reno hotel fora two-night stay. (B)
Welcome the day with breakfast at your hotel and plan for your day at leisure. Take time to relax and rejuvenate at your hotel, try your luck at one of the local casinos, book a round of golf at one of the acclaimed courses, visit one of the town’s many museums, and make sure to check out the local food scene – boasting everything from delectable fine dining to trendy food trucks. (B)
After breakfast at your hotel this morning, transfer to the Reno airport and head home ready to share the exciting memories of your California Gold vacation. (B)
(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Hotel and itinerary are subject to change.

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation available from select US Gateways
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
  • CUISINE - 9 included meals consisting of 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: San Francisco City Tour, San Francisco Bay Cruise, Scenic Transfer to Napa Valley Winery including Tour and Tasting, Napa Valley Wine Train Tour, Old Town Sacramento Tour, Sierra Nevada Rail Journey, and a Historic Carson City, Virginia City and Lake Tahoe Paddle Wheeler CruiseTour. Optional tours available
  • CULTURAL DISCOVERY SERIES - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in San Francisco
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Optional Extension Includes

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
  • CUISINE - 2 included meals consisting of 2 breakfasts
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR HOST - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: City Tour of Reno
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR HOST - Assistance of a professional Tour Host for all transfers and tours
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Excludes

Video

Notes

Map

OTHER PROGRAMS

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