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Northern Californias Finest 2020

Visiting San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Sequoia, Carmel and more.

September 25th, 2020 - October 3rd, 2020

This magnificent Northern California tour blends the sights of sophisticated San Francisco with the inspired beauty found in California’s national parks and picturesque areas, including its scenic towns—Carmel and Monterey. Spend two nights in San Francisco, where Globus has arranged a city tour of all the “must see” sites. 

Other tour highlights include a stop in California’s wine country for a tour and tasting at a Sonoma vineyard (another exciting adventure offered by Globus), and a cruise on beautiful Lake Tahoe. In Monterey, journey along 17-mile drive and enjoy views of the Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach Golf Links, and million-dollar homes. 

Spectacular scenery awaits you on this Northern California tour. Marvel at Lake Tahoe, North America’s largest alpine lake surrounded by the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Enjoy the beauty of Yosemite National Park, one of the country’s first wilderness parks with waterfalls, grand meadows, and ancient sequoias. Stand in awe as you witness the world’s largest sequoia trees in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, including General Sherman Tree, the world’s largest tree (by volume). 

You’ll overnight in the heart of Sequoia National Park at the Wuksachi Lodge, a beautiful stone-and-cedar mountain lodge surrounded by a mighty sequoia forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Enjoy a stargazing program in Sequoia, where you’ll witness the brilliant sky while listening to ancient and cultural stories about the constellations—another unique experience Globus has arranged for you! 

California offers amazing scenery and on this Northern California tour, you’ll have the opportunity to experience it plus much more. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this memorable vacation.

Itinerary

WITH GLOBUS THE DETAILS ARE DONE Special Features and included visits are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, and will include admission charges where applicable. 

LOCAL FAVORITES - Globus has created special experiences that will bring you behind the scenes, spotlight the unique stories of your journey, and bring to life the local flavor of your destination. 

Just look for the icon to see what we’ve included for you. -- Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Monterey

Prices

Tour is $3129 per person based on double-occupancy and availability. Deposits: $250 per person will be charged per person and if getting air from Globus, an additional $300 deposit per person for air.

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED IN PRICES SHOWN, CALL FOR AIRFARE OPTIONS ONCE AVAILABLE.

 Limited amount of space for Singles or Triple passengers, will check for availability upon request prices are estimates.

Optional pre-paid Gratuities are $107 per person. 

Monterey, Carmel

Lake Tahoe

DAY 1, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 
ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Welcome to San Francisco, gateway to your Northern California adventure. At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming journey.

DAY 2, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 
SAN FRANCISCO

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of San Francisco, taking in all the major sites. See Golden Gate National Recreation area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Also, see Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, and more. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (Breakfast, Dinner )

DAY 3, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2020  
SAN FRANCISCO–SONOMA–LAKE TAHOE

This morning, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and head to California’s wine country for a guided tour of the wine caves and a tasting at the GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARD, makers of award-winning sparkling wines. Continue to beautiful Lake Tahoe for a 2-night stay. (Breakfast)

DAY 4, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 
Tuolumne special visit!

(Breakfast)

DAY 5, TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2020  
LAKE TAHOE–YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK.

Leave the shores of Lake Tahoe and travel to one of the first wilderness parks in the United States— YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. The park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles you can also find grand meadows, ancient sequoias, and much more. This afternoon, enjoy a VALLEY FLOOR TRAM TOUR that highlights the wonders of this incredible park. (Breakfast)

DAY 6, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2020  
YOSEMITE–SEQUOIA/KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS.

Travel to SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, the “Land of Giants.” In these parks you’ll discover a land of diversity and beauty—huge mountains, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world’s largest trees! This evening, join in a STARGAZING PROGRAM, where you’ll hear ancient and cultural stories about the constellations and enjoy an evening under the brilliant California sky. (Breakfast, Dinner) SPECIAL FEATURE: Wuksachi Lodge sits in the heart of Sequoia National Park. The lodge is beautifully crafted of cedar and stone, and offers panoramic views of the surrounding forest and High Sierra peaks.

DAY 7, THURSDAY OCTOBER 1, 2020 
SEQUOIA/KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS–MONTEREY

Spend more time this morning exploring these magnificent parks, which now protect nearly half the remaining sequoia groves in the world. See the General Sherman Tree, spend time at the Visitors’ Center, and just relax in one of the most beautiful settings you’ll find. We then continue across the farmlands of California to the coastal town of Monterey for a 2- night stay. (Breakfast)

DAY 8, FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2020 MONTEREY
EXCURSION TO CARMEL

Today’s highlights include a journey along scenic 17-MILE DRIVE. Enjoy views of the famous Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach Golf Course, and million-dollar homes. Stop in the seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, a haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. Spend time browsing the shops or perhaps take a stroll on the beach. Then, return to Monterey and visit Cannery Row, immortalized by John Steinbeck in his novel of the same name. Then, enjoy a visit to the world-famous MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 9, SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 2020 
MONTEREY–SAN FRANCISCO

This morning, travel back to San Francisco for your homebound flight. Please schedule flights after 1 pm. (Breakfast)

We strongly urge that you purchase travel insurance. Information will be supplied to you when your Cruise Planners agent contacts you.  Globus Tripmate Travel Insurance is $299 per person or Allianz is available as well.

Cruise Planners thanks you for your business!

Thank you for traveling on a Globus family of brands GoParks! Tour. As part of your experience, we have made a donation to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation to help support the brave firefighters who protect our private and public lands from wildfires. To learn more about the partnership, visit  http://www.GlobusJourneys.com/goparks.

All offers based on double-occupancy and availability.  Other restrictions apply. Call us for more details. 

What we need from you,   Pre-Registration

What is Pre-Registration and why do I need to do it? In some cases we need additional information from you to provide to others for your vacation. This could include TSA (Transportation Security Administration) authorities, border crossing agents, hotels, or others requiring details about you. By collecting this information in advance it will expedite certain aspects of your trip and allow you to enjoy your vacation without added stress.

 What information is needed? We need your contact information including mailing address, phone, e-mail, and emergency contact information. Since it is required that we collect this information, we encourage you to complete this as soon as possible. We respect your privacy and will not share this information, however passengers on the same invoice will be able to view one another's personal information.  

Where do I Pre-Register? The fastest and easiest way to pre-register is to login to MyGlobus ( https://my.globusjourneys.com) and click on Passenger Registration. Once you log in, you will need your reservation number to access your vacation.

On Trip and Emergency Contacts:

On Trip and Emergency Contact information will only be used in order to contact you in the event of an emergency. This information will not be used for marketing purposes and will be disposed of after the trip. On Trip contact information may be different from the booking phone number and email address you provided with your initial reservation.

You can provide this information online at https://my.globusjourneys.com or by contacting your Travel Consultant. 

Emergency Contacts: Documents cannot be delivered until Globus has this information in full. Please go here to add this information to your booking or contact your Travel Consultant so we can process your documents. 

On Trip Contact: Documents cannot be delivered until Globus has this information in full. Please go here to add this information to your booking or contact your Travel Consultant so we can process your documents.

I MPORTANT ADVISEMENTS

As of March 21, 2019, the following advisements apply to your vacation. Please read them carefully, as they include
important information that you need to know before departure.

Be sure to review this packet in its entirety, and advise us of any necessary changes immediately to avoid any change fees
or vacation interruptions:

Look over your vacation details: the dated itinerary, insurance information, and other details, to ensure that we’ve
covered everything you need for your vacation.

Hotels may differ from those listed in the brochure on any vacation, but the accommodations selected are of
equivalent standard. Your hotels will be available in your final documents approximately 2-3 weeks prior to
departure. No compensation is provided for hotel stays not listed in the brochure or on the web sites.

Additional advisements may be sent to you.
Confirmation of hotels will be available approximately 30 days prior to departure. In the event of additional
departures on the same date, or other events that may result in the unavailability of hotels as listed in the tour
descriptions, the accommodations substituted will be equivalent in standard.

Any optional excursion pricing and payment options will be available in your Travel Packet (or Documents for Groups)
and will list the currency in which those optional excursions are purchasable. If your tour allows you to pay by credit
card for those optional excursions, your bank will convert, if necessary, the amount to your local currency at your
bank's exchange rate. Full details will be provided in around 90 days prior to travel and in passenger documents.

Tour ends at San Francisco International Airport. Please schedule return flights after 1 pm.

Maximum elevation on tour: 9,145 ft (2,787 m).

Prior to departure, we recommend reading country-specific information on the U.S Department of State
( www.travel.state.gov)
These are good places to learn about the destination you will be visiting, and include information
about passports and visas, destination descriptions, safety and security, travel advice/advisories, alerts/warnings,
vaccinations, and more. For citizens of other nations, we recommend you consult your local consulate for travel
information, regulations, and requirements.

Full passport details are required no later than final payment for all passengers traveling internationally.

Michael Graham And Associates 0693 90051611travel Agency, Michael, GRAHAM

Murrells Inlet Office: 10764 Hwy 707, #1 Salem Shoppes, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
James Island Office: 105 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 2B, Charleston, SC 29412

*When booking airfare we charge a ticketing fee for international air of $100 per person and domestic air fee of $30 per person. The fee may be waived if booked as part of a supplier package.  Please cancel any appointments outside of 24 hours as no shows for appointments will incur a $50 fee. Also, before booking ANY international air, we require copies of your passports. Please note that we charge a $500 planning fee for custom designed itineraries. General email box is  office@takethetrip.com