Treasures of Northern California

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Experience the Northern California lifestyle. Explore must-sees such as Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Marvel at the beauty of one of America’s most beloved National Parks, Yosemite. Glide on the pristine waters of breathtaking Lake Tahoe on a paddle wheeler. Discover fascinating facts about train travel at the California Rail Museum. Sip California’s wines at included wine tastings. Relax in a Pullman car aboard the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train, savoring the beauty of the vineyards while enjoying a delicious lunch. This is a chance to live the good life.


  • Round Trip Air from Albany Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges
  • 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
  • Hotel Transfers
Not Included
  • Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $275 per person
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
Member Benefits
  • Book by December 9, 2019 and save $100 per person
  • AAA Member Discount: $50 per person
  • San Francisco, Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Sonoma Wine Country, Winery Tours, Napa Valley Vineyard Experience

Prices are per person based on occupancy. Member discount included in member price. Insurance is additional. Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges are subject to change until paid in full. Baggage fees apply. Subject to availability. 

Day 1: Sunday, June 9, 2019 San Francisco, California - Tour Begins

Join us in exploring northern California. From its most popular cities to fertile valleys and historic gold rush towns, many hidden treasures await. Your tour opens in San Francisco, the beautiful “City by the Bay.” Tonight, take in a fabulous view of San Francisco. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf overlooking the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. (D) San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California

Day 2: Monday, June 10, 2019 Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco

After breakfast, it’s your choice! Take a one-hour cruise of San Francisco Bay featuring in-depth narration plus close up views of Alcatraz* and the Golden Gate Bridge -OR- join a local expert on a city tour which highlights Fisherman’s Wharf, the famous cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and the view of the city from the imposing Twin Peaks. The afternoon is yours to relax or explore this beautiful city independently. Perhaps you’ll hop on a cable car or further enjoy the sights at Fisherman’s Wharf…the opportunities are endless. (B)

Day 3: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 San Francisco - Farm Visit - Tuolumne

After breakfast, travel east through California’s Central Valley and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Stop in Oakdale where almond and walnut orchards dot the landscape. A local farmer will guide you through the town and take you to visit his small farm where you’ll enjoy a taste of central California. A delightful stop is made at Ironstone Vineyards for a wine tasting with time to explore their gold mining artifacts, antiques and music room with a fully restored Alhambra Theatre Pipe organ. Arrive in historic Tuolumne, a gateway to Yosemite National Park and your home for the next two nights. (B, D) The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort, Sonora, California

Day 4: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Tuolumne - Yosemite - Tuolumne

A scenic drive brings you into awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park. Your tram tour through Yosemite’s unique rock formations, deep valleys, Alpine meadows and pristine wilderness will leave you absolutely amazed. The tram ride experience showcases views from the famous valley floor and offers a fascinating perspective on this glorious park. (B)

Day 5: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Tuolumne - Sacramento

Upon arrival in Sacramento you’ll visit the California State Railroad Museum, perhaps the best railroad museum in the United States. Enjoy the detailed exhibits and the many historical stories told by your museum guide. Take time for lunch on your own in Old Sacramento’s historic district filled with over 60 restored Gold Rush-era buildings, wooden sidewalks, cobblestone streets and antique gas lamps. Catch a glimpse at what life was like when thousands of “49ers” flocked here during the California Gold Rush. You’ll have plenty of time to visit the unique shops. (B, D) Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Sacramento, California

Day 6: Friday, June 14, 2019 Sacramento - Lake Tahoe - Sacramento

Travel over the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the resort town of Lake Tahoe. Upon arrival, enjoy a narrated cruise of spectacular Lake Tahoe aboard the M.S. Dixie II paddle wheeler. Discover why Mark Twain was mesmerized by the beauty of Tahoe’s crystal blue waters and towering peaks. (B)

Day 7: Saturday, June 15, 2019 Sacramento - Sonoma - Novato

Today you travel through California’s treasured vineyards and arrive in Sonoma, one of the world’s premier wine destinations. Learn about the wines that this region is famous for at a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Breathtaking views abound as beautiful vineyards pepper the countryside en route to Novato. (B) Courtyard Novato Marin Sonoma, Sonoma, California

Day 8: Sunday, June 16, 2019 Novato - Sonoma - Napa - Novato

A special treat is in store at The Olive Press where you will be able to sample many intriguing flavors and purchase olive oil to ship anywhere you wish. A unique highlight awaits as you visit a family-owned vineyard and tour their lovely gardens. Then, sit back and relax as the incredible setting and delicious farewell lunch come together, creating a one-of-a-kind experience. Raise a glass of wine to toast your California adventure. (B, L)

Day 9: Monday, June 17, 2019 Novato - Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories. (B)

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