California & San Diego Tour Packages - Globus®

California Classics with San Diego (AAE)

13 Day Tour from San Francisco to San Diego

2018 Tour Details

From San Francisco to San Diego, see the famous sights of California on this spectacular vacation. Enjoy the excitement and faster pace of California’s largest cities—San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego—and take a deep breath and slow down in the areas of Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park. If you’re interested in seeing some of California’s amazing scenery, this California tour offers you a chance to admire some of its best. Enjoy a tour and tasting at a local vineyard in Napa Valley. Marvel at the spectacular alpine scenery in Yosemite National Park with its waterfalls, mountain peaks, ice-sculpted domes, and meadows. Sit back and watch the views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, the dramatic Pacific coastline, and the Lone Cyprus on 17-Mile Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Visit Santa Barbara and Hearst Castle in Sam Simeon, built by William Randolph Hearst as his private retreat. Once only accessible to celebrities and famous guests, enjoy a tour highlighting this impressive 123-acre estate. Also visit Solvang, a quaint Danish village founded in 1911 by Danish educators to maintain their heritage. Wander through the town with charming shops featuring Danish imports and picturesque buildings and windmills. Globus has arranged a special treat here...a coffee and Danish specialty at a local bakery. Another special experience offered by Globus is a behind-the-scenes tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, with its sea otters, seals, sharks, penguins, and more.

All of this and more—including a scenic journey aboard an Amtrak train from Los Angeles to San Diego and two full days to explore San Diego—await you on this California tour. Be sure to pack your camera and get ready for a fabulous vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

SAN FRANCISCO
Sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Japanese Tea Garden
NAPA VALLEY
Tour and tasting at a winery
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Yosemite Valley floor tram tour
CARMEL
Visit the resort town
MONTEREY
17-Mile Drive; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite behind-the-scenes tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
SAN SIMEON
Visit Hearst Castle
SOLVANG
Visit the quaint Denmark-inspired village and enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local specialty
SANTA BARBARA
Visit the mission
LOS ANGELES
Sightseeing tour; Getty Museum; farewell dinner
LOS ANGELES–SAN DIEGO
Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Yosemite National Park

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner in Los Angeles

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Welcome to the Golden State! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 SAN FRANCISCO

Enjoy morning sightseeing in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. See Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Also, see Twin Peaks, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more. Next, visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite JAPANESE TEA GARDEN, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. Learn about the history of the park and enjoy time to explore the five acres of native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds, pagodas, and more. Afterward, there’s still plenty of time for pursuing your favorite interests and activities—ride the world-famous cable cars, shop in Union Square, or visit the Museum of Modern Art. This evening, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 SAN FRANCISCO–SAUSALITO–NAPA VALLEY

Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge this morning to the charming town of Sausalito. Enjoy waterfront views, breathtaking scenery, and a vibrant downtown area with a large variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. This afternoon, arrive in world-famous Napa Valley. Visit a local VINEYARD for a tour and tasting. This evening is free to explore more on your own.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 NAPA VALLEY–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Travel southward through the Sierra Nevadas to YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Yosemite has innumerable lakes, meadows, ice-sculpted domes, forests, waterfalls, and unspoiled alpine scenery. Descend into the 4,000-foot valley, where you’ll board an open-air TRAM to explore the famous sites of El Capitan, Cathedral Spires, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK–MONTEREY

Before departing Yosemite National Park, visit Mariposa Grove, home to 500 mature sequoias. Stand in awe as you look skyward at these massive giants, the Earth’s largest and longest living organisms. Then, on to Monterey and Cannery Row, immortalized by John Steinbeck in his novel of the same name.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 MONTEREY. EXCURSION TO CARMEL

Enjoy a visit to the resort town of Carmel, a popular haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. A high point on today’s journey is the beautiful 17-MILE DRIVE, with views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Course and the tenacious Lone Cypress. Return to Monterey for a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite behind-the-scenes tour at the world-famous MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM. Learn about the marine life found in the bay, such as sea otters, humpback whales, white sharks, and more.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 7 MONTEREY–BIG SUR–SAN SIMEON–SOLVANG

This morning, journey south through Big Sur to San Simeon and visit HEARST CASTLE, the opulent mansion of wealthy newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, which houses splendid antiques, art treasures, and exotic possessions purchased at an estimated $50 million. The tour shows off the highlights of the impressive 123-acre estate. Continue to Solvang for an overnight stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 SOLVANG–SANTA BARBARA–LOS ANGELES

Visit downtown Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy coffee and a DANISH SPECIALTY at a local bakery, with free time to browse through the charming shops featuring Danish imports. Travel through the Santa Ynez Mountains to beautiful Santa Barbara, where the Spanish influence is apparent in quaint whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings. Visit the impressive 200-year-old MISSION with its world-famous twin bell towers. Afterward, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the wharf. Continue to metropolitan Los Angeles, the motion picture capital of the world.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 LOS ANGELES

Morning sightseeing of this gigantic metropolis takes you from Olvera Street – the oldest thoroughfare in the city – to Hollywood. Step into the shoeprints of famous movie stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre, and see Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills. Later visit the GETTY MUSEUM, housing a collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 10 LOS ANGELES–SAN DIEGO

This morning, transfer to the train station and board AMTRAK’S Pacific Surfliner train bound for San Diego, California’s second-largest city. During your train ride, enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, sandy beaches, and quaint coastal towns. Upon arrival in San Diego, you will be met by a Globus Host who will help you transfer to your hotel and answer any questions about your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Days 11-12 SAN DIEGO

Experience San Diego at your leisure, featuring an idyllic climate and 70 miles of beaches. Perhaps visit San Diego’s world-famous zoo or take a harbor cruise, complete with dinner and dancing.

BreakfastBreakfast daily

Day 13 SAN DIEGO

The tour ends after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

LINDA PEREZ

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

By the time I was 11 years old, I knew I wanted to be a Tour Director. My parents loved to share photos of their trips with me, and they would tell me, "You should do that; you'd be great at it!" They planted a seed that grew. On my 21st birthday, I traveled on a 12-country, 30-day tour of Europe. Six months later, I enrolled in tour directing school, and I've been in this career for over 30 years. My travel advice is simple: enjoy the experiences that are unique to the places you are visiting.

Tour Director - LINDA PEREZ

 Accommodations

San Francisco
Napa
Yosemite National Park
Monterey
Solvang
Los Angeles
San Diego

San Francisco

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Superior First-Class

San Francisco Marriott Marquis 780, Mission St, San Francisco, CA United States

780, Mission St
San Francisco, CA United States

Rooms have cable TV, internet access, in-room safe, mini-bar, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, and hair dryer. The hotel features Concierge desk, gift shop, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, three restaurants, lounge, and coffee bar.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Shoe Shine
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning

Napa

Embassy Suites Napa Valley

First-Class

Embassy Suites Napa Valley 1075 California Boulevard, Napa, CA United States

1075 California Boulevard
Napa, CA United States

Surrounded by palm trees, rose gardens, and a mill pond with resident swans, the resort-like Embassy Suites Napa Valley features a stylish lobby, restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools, and fitness center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite View Lodge

First-Class

Yosemite View Lodge 1136 CA-104, El Portal, CA United States

1136 CA-104
El Portal, CA United States

The hotel has three swimming pools, gift shop, two restaurants, and a lounge. Guestrooms feature cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, and iron/ironing board.

Hotel Amenities

  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Window Opens
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite

Monterey

Hyatt Regency Monterey

Superior First-Class

Hyatt Regency Monterey 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA United States

1 Old Golf Course Rd
Monterey, CA United States

This luxury resort is ideally situated near an acclaimed golf course, which provides ample views of gardens and landscapes. Renovations have transformed the interior into a modern, contemporary oasis with a fireplace lounge, fitness center, spa, outdoor pool, tennis courts, restaurant, lounge, and room service. Guestrooms feature cable TV, high-speed Internet access, mini-refrigerator, in-room safe, coffeemaker, bath robe, and bath amenities.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • ATM

Room Amenities

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Voicemail

Solvang

Hotel Corque

Superior First-Class

Hotel Corque 400 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA United States

400 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA United States

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hotel Corque (pronounced Cork) is a boutique hotel located in downtown Solvang. The hotel offers spacious guestrooms and décor specially designed to complement the regions' peaceful surrounding wine country.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Voicemail

Los Angeles

The L.A. Hotel Downtown

Superior First-Class

The L.A. Hotel Downtown 333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA United States

333 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA United States

The L.A. Hotel Downtown, located in the financial, entertainment and theater district of downtown Los Angeles, is a 14-story hotel with award-winning architectural design, mirrored facade and glass-enclosed atrium.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker

San Diego

Embassy Suites San Diego Bay

First-Class

Embassy Suites San Diego Bay 601 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA United States

601 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA United States

This hotel is located directly across the street from Seaport Village and is walking distance from the San Diego Convention Center. The hotel is also just minutes from the San Diego attractions such as SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Old Town and more. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, business center, concierge service, hair salon, gift shop, restaurant, room service, and complimentary evening manager's reception.

Hotel Amenities

  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

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