San Francisco, Yosemite and the Gold Country

San Francisco, Yosemite and the Gold Country・10 Days・from $4810

What’s Included


This tour of Northern California has something for everyone.  The urban experience of breathtaking San Francisco, the dramatic natural beauty of Yosemite and Mono Lake, and the history of the gold rush around Sonora.

Day One: Arrive in San Francisco

  • Transfer to hotel.
  • Welcome reception with refreshments

Day Two: Chinatown and Golden Gate Park

  • Stroll through the streets and alleys of Chinatown
  • Sample teas at a local tea shop
  • Lunch is Dim-Sum at Chinese restaurant
  • Learn the history and culture of the Golden Gate Park
  • Afternoon tea at the beautiful Park tea house

Day Three: Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz

  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Maritime Museum
  • Visit historic sailing vessels at Hyde Street Pier
  • Tour the Musee Mecanique
  • Afternoon tour of Alcatraz

Day Four: Yosemite

  • Drive to Yosemite
  • A stop on the way at historic Mariposa to stroll and shop
  • Afternoon arrival at Yosemite Visitor Center
  • Visit Yosemite’s famous icons

Day Five: Yosemite,Tioga Pass and Mono Lake

  • Morning hike to Glacier Point
  • Visit famous Ahwahnee Hotel
  • Lunch in Grand Dining Room of Ahwahnee Hotel
  • Drive up and through the Tioga Pass
  • Stroll around Mono Lake

Day Six: Ghost Town of Bodey and Grover Hot Springs

  • Wander through the ghost town Bodey
  • Drive through Monitor Pass to the town of Markleeville
  • Take a dip at Natural Hot Springs

Day Seven: Visit Giant Sequoias and Historic Columbia

  • Walk amongst the Giant Sequoias
  • Visit the preserved historic gold town of Columbia
  • Overnight in Sonora

Day Eight: Gold Country

  • Visit historic train depot and old mining site in Jamestown
  • Lunch in Stockton
  • Late afternoon back in San Francisco

Day Nine: Napa Valley

  • Full-day trip from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries
  • Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge for views of the Bay Area and Alcatraz
  • Admire the rolling hills and vineyards that make up America’s premier wine region

Day Ten: Time to say Goodbye

After checking-out from the hotel, we are here to help you with the next leg of your trip, whether you’re transferring to the airport or on to another adventure.


  • 3 star + Accessible Hotel
  • Accessible Transportation
  • Some Meals
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Transfers to and from Airport

San Francisco, Yosemite and the Gold Country: 10 Days

from price/person
flights excluded

Highlights of this Trip

  • Chinatown
  • Gold Country
  • Alcatraz