California | San Francisco

Experience the rich cultural life of San Francisco, one of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. The many hills of the city afford visitors plenty of perfect views over San Francisco Bay. The entrance to the Bay is spanned by the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Take a walk across it - well over a mile - and enjoy a gull’s eye view of the shipping traffic passing far below. Visit Golden Gate Park, over 1000 acres of lawns, lakes and a riot of flora. No visit to San Francisco can be complete if it doesn’t include Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square.

Majestic California: The Pacific, Redwoods & Yosemite

San Francisco

8 Days/7 Nights

Begins in San Francisco, and ends in Monterey.

June, July & August.

Your Tauck Bridges itinerary includes:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Accommodation for 7 nights as specified
• 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 5 dinners
• Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
• Services of a Tauck Tour Director


Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to San Francisco. Upon arrival, transfer to the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square. This evening you’ll enjoy a welcome reception and dinner with you fellow travelling companions.
Hotel: JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
Dinner included

DAY 2 San Francisco

This morning, enjoy a private catamaran cruise of San Francisco’s Bay area, taking you under the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz Island. Back on land you’ll visit the California Academy of Sciences before embarking on a sightseeing tour, taking you to some of the city’s most famous attractions including Nob Hill, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and Lombard Street. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to explore this iconic city; perhaps enjoy some shopping, take a trip over to Alcatraz Island or stroll around Fisherman’s Wharf.
Hotel: JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
Breakfast included

DAY 3 Yosemite National Park

You’ll leave San Francisco behind this morning as you travel towards the Sierra Nevada. En route you’ll visit the Altamont Wind Farm, one of the earliest wind farms in the United States. Continuing on to Jamestown, you’ll enjoy lunch in a historic 1859 hotel. Tonight’s accommodation is a mountain resort just outside Yosemite National Park. Have dinner at leisure before embarking on an interpretive hike into the Sierra National Forest, using flashlights to light your trail.
Hotel: Tenaya Lodge At Yosemite
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 4 Yosemite National Park

You’ll come face-to-face with humungous Sequoia trees this morning on a sightseeing walk through The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park, home to around 500 ancient trees. This evening try your luck panning for gold before boarding The Logger train for a narrow-gauge rail excursion through the Sierra National Forest.
Hotel: Tenaya Lodge At Yosemite
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 5 Yosemite National Park

You’ll learn about Yosemite’s history, geology and wildlife this morning during a two hour tram tour. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to explore the wonders of Yosemite National Park.
Hotel: Tenaya Lodge At Yosemite
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 6 Monterey

During a stop at the Mariposa Museum & History Center you’ll learn about the area’s unique history, from the Gold Rush era to the indigenous Miwuk Indians. Continuing on through the San Joaquin Valley you’ll travel along California’s Pacific coast towards your destination of Monterey, where you will spend the next two nights.
Hotel: Portola Hotel & Spa
Breakfast and lunch included

DAY 7 Monterey

Located on Fisherman’s Wharf, your hotel is ideally located to explore the pretty town of Monterey. This morning you can choose between a bicycle tour along the coast, a kayak adventure or a self-guided walking tour. During a visit to the Monterey Aquarium you will learn all about marine life, before enjoying a private farewell dinner with your fellow travelling companions.
Hotel: Portola Hotel & Spa
Breakfast and dinner included


There may be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before your transfer back to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Breakfast included


From £3,396 per adult and £2,695 per child based on two adults and two children (under 12 year), sharing a standard room in low season. Prices for children over 12 years, alternative party sizes, separate rooms for children and other date seasons are all available on request.

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