California, here we come! From the rugged coastline of the Pacific Ocean to Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe to Napa Valley, the scenery, history, and culture of northern California is unparalleled.
A natural paradise since time began, Yosemite National Park is a treasure of the American West. Familiar photos of El Capitan, Half Dome, and Tunnel View flood guide books, websites, and social media, but there is nothing quite like standing before them – discovering how small you are in a vast and impressive world. From meandering rivers to peaceful meadow valleys, soaring peaks and thundering waterfalls, there isn’t one inch of this 1,200 square mile park that won’t leave you in awe.
Don’t miss your opportunity to join Sisterhood Travels for this incredible women-only once-in-a-lifetime trip. We promise you lots of fun, laughs, spectacular sightseeing and most of all….the magic of Sisterhood!
Today, we’ll all be flying from our home gateways to San Jose, California (SJC) where you’ll be transported to our hotel. Our all women tour opens in Monterey, a seaside city with a rich history and gorgeous scenery. Hotel: Hyatt Regency Monterey
The morning is yours to relax or explore this charming city independently with your Sisters. Perhaps you’ll visit the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium or walk along Monterey’s Path of History – a self-guided tour of the city’s historic landmarks. This afternoon, the scenery of your dreams comes alive as we travel along the famed 17-Mile Drive to Carmel. We’ll see the Lone Cypress Tree, Seal Rock, and the prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Course before relaxing over dinner together at a local restaurant. (B, D). Hotel: Hyatt Regency Monterey
Today, we’ll travel east through California’s Central Valley and along the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. We’ll make a stop in Oakdale, where almond and walnut orchards dot the landscape. We are going to meet up with a local farmer, who will show us around town and bring us to his small farm where we’ll enjoy a taste of central California. Then, we’ll continue on to historic Tuolumne, a gateway to Yosemite National Park and our home for the next two nights. (B, L, D). Hotel: The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort, Tuolumne
From dramatic waterfalls to soaring granite peaks, Yosemite will leave you in awe. Enjoy a scenic drive to the gates of the national park, where we’ll travel by coach through Yosemite’s unrivaled landscapes with an expert guide. Natural wonders abound as you stand before El Capitan, and take in breathtaking vistas including Half Dome, Tunnel View, and Yosemite Falls. (B). Hotel: The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort, Tuolumne
Today, we’ll arrive in Sacramento, where we can enjoy time on our own for lunch in Old Sacramento – a historic Gold Rush-era neighborhood filled with over 60 restored buildings, wooden sidewalks, and antique gas lamps. Then, it’s your choice! Visit the California State Railroad Museum and explore the detailed exhibits with a guide -OR- peruse a collection of Californian art and European master drawings on a guided tour of the Crocker Art Museum. A Sisterhood dinner is included tonight at a local restaurant. (B, D). Hotel: Hyatt Regency Sacramento
This morning, we’ll travel over the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the resort town of Lake Tahoe. We’ll board a classic yacht-style vessel for a narrated cruise of Lake Tahoe’s pristine waters. Discover the area’s history and explore the enclosed and open-air decks for ideal places to snap photos of the dynamic landscape and breathe in the fresh air. (B). Hotel: Hyatt Regency Sacramento
The iconic rolling vineyards of Napa Valley welcome us today. We’ll tour the grounds of a vineyard while learning about the wine-making process before enjoying a private tasting and a delicious farewell lunch. Raise a glass of locally produced wine and toast to our California adventure. Tonight, we’ll enjoy an evening exploring San Francisco with our Sisters. (B, L). Hotel: Hotel RIU Plaza Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco
Sadly, our tour comes to a close today, but not without incredible memories and new friends. (B)
This is an easy paced itinerary combining excursions at a relaxed pace with plenty of leisure/free time such as a beach getaway. Where excursions are included they may include climbing a minimal number of steps/stairs, walking over primarily level ground interspersed with short periods of standing.