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California Dreamin': Monterey, Yosemite & Napa

8 DAYS
$2,999 pp*
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This is the essence of Northern California, from fine wine and freshly caught seafood to vibrant cities and nature on an epic scale. Discover Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Old Sacramento and Pier 39 in San Francisco. Witness the stunning views along 17-Mile Drive. Meet a local farmer and taste his farm’s produce. Marvel at the unspoiled beauty of Yosemite National Park. Glide on the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe on a classic yacht. Sip local wines in Napa Valley and enjoy a farm-to-table lunch. Embrace the laid-back life of the Golden State.

Your Tour Includes
  • 4 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 12 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Monterey
  • Scenic 17-Mile Drive
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Sacramento

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

8 Days

7 Nights


Meals

12 Meals

7 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

3 Dinners


Activity

1 - Light & Leisurely

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Pre Night: Monterey Marriott
From $185 per night

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Monterey Marriott

Nights 1-2

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The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort

Nights 3-4

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Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Nights 5-6

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Hotel RIU Plaza Fisherman's Wharf

Night 7

Trip Reviews

Live, Unedited, & Independent Traveler Reviews

Rating

40 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.5
Out of 5
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Based on 40 independent reviews
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Yosemite falls and Muir Woods. Tour Guide, Todd Asperger and Bus Driver David were just excellent!!
    Valerie Martin
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Everything went well. Was just disappointed that we did not get to San Francisco until 5 pm and we had to leave by 4:30 am the next morning. Would have liked to have more time.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This was our first tour with Collette and definitely won’t be our last. Everything was outstanding, and the perfect amount of tour stops and free time.
    Ellen Liestenfeltz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
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    John McMahon
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Was a very well planned and organiz ed trip.
    Shirley Wachholz
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    I have to say I am very disappointed using Collette. We booked our entire trip with flights and trip! When our flight changed you had to rebook our flight and we had to pay for another night at our hotel, RIU which was terrible and you tried to make us pay for our transportation home. We spent way to much time on the bus! Our Tour Guide did not adjust everyone seats. The same people sat in the front the entire trip which I felt was unfair. The TV and Microphone on the bus was not working the ENTIRE trip-which forced the tour director to read his scripts from the middle of the bus, which you could not always hear him. Skip the stop at Farmer John's he served us wraps and baked beans, it was terrible. Spend more time in Napa Valley exploring the great wines. The stay at the Casino was terrible, nothing to explore! We constantly had to call for our information from Collette, we did not receive our trip information until a few days before our trip. The car services that drove us home from Newark Airport was terrible-the car smelled like WEED and the driver was a mess. I would not recommend this trip or Collette to anyone. I can truly say that the only good thing about this trip was our BUS DRIVER he was amazing and knew more about California then our tour director! I hope I hear from someone at Collette after writing this reivew!
    Kathleen Stankiewicz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything went along with no problems from being picked up for our trip to the airport to being picked up when we arrived home after our trip was completed.
    Dee Lucas
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    If we would have gone to some wineries that were actually producing wine and been able to tour the production process and their vineyards, it would have been better.
    Penny Gillette
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Too many shopping stops. Stop at Pebble Beach golf course was inappropriate. There were many other nature areas we could have gone to. We were dropped off at a place in Yosemite that had no trail heads. There was a shuttle bus but we were not given any info about that, like how much time it would take. I feel we missed seeing a lot of beautiful areas of the park. Needed to spend more time there. The bus's intercom system was broken, so when our guide was talking about things in the area, we could not hear much. I had hoped someone would have come to fix it but that did not happen. We paid a lot and missed a lot more! The bus was a tcs bus #9109. Also the bus was dirty, and had litter in the cup holders. I do not like to be told that we can only use the toilet on the bus, if it is an emergency! That bathroom is the advantage of taking a trip like this! I am not planning on going on any other Collette tour again.
    Nena Gullette
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was on time . Meals were good. The only thing was at the end our transport to the airport took forever the bus driver didn’t seem to know what to do.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Well organized, great sites, 2 days at each motel
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I am pretty sure I already did this survey I will take this opportunity to say it was unsafe to have the tour manager in the aisle while the bus was moving. Sound system should have been fixed - no matter what! Please let me know that you read these!
    Elizabeth Stow
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I thought I did this before. Can you check and let me know if you got the first one?
    Marjorie Adkisson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It was a truly an excellent trip and the guide was outstanding. It could not have been better. Thank you!!!
    Ronald Langlais
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    WAY, WAY, WAY too much activity. Not relaxing at all. Audio/video equipment on the tour bus was not working. Bus was only marginally comfortable. Also not very clean. One of the hotels was pretty awful (the Black Oak Casino one).
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Collette app on my phone was the best! Our tour manager, Erik, did a wonderful job of explaining where and what we were doing. I was impressed with the whole operation.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    A great value for the money
    Michael Moore
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I just loved everything about the trip! The tour manager was very knowledgeable about the area! Also very personable as well!
    Grace Watkins
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved all of it. We live in a beautiful country & your tours show it in a great way.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The Monterey Bay Aquarium anchovy and jellyfish exhibits. The trip on Lake Tahoe was a close second and the meal at Brix a great time.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The whole tour was fantastic.. Seeing El Capitan was fantastic. It was one of the best tours that I was on for collect..
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The trip was very well planned. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. She had surprises along the way for us. The bus driver was excellent. I enjoyed the variety of places we stopped.
    Linda Sheldon
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    THE BOAT RIDE ON LAKE TAHOE
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Did not care for accomodations at Black Oak Casino, breakfast was not good at all. Needed more time at Yosemite. Our Driver, Dave was awesome and Michelle our tour direction was very good. Bus was a little cramped and with only one entrance and exit it took too long for our group of 39 to get on and off.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour -- Only negative is the hotel in San Francisco
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved the tour and our hostess Michelle was great.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Saw a lot of areas in Jaime week. Although a few of the dinners need some improvement.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This was another well planned tour of several locations I’ve always wanted to see.
    Vicki Cranford
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great scenery, wonderful variety of activities.
    Amy Hays
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour manager was awesome. Loved Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge. Paid for the extension, enjoyed our on our own time. Saw a lot of Monterey before the tour started and extra excursions to Muir Woods, Sausalito and more.
    Elizabeth Roberts
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The whole tour was amazing. I especially loved the stops along the way to our destination, like the artichoke farm or the apple orchard. Yosemite was amazing and watching Free Solo on the way back after seeing El Capitan,was perfect!
    Joanne Hunt
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Wonderful trip , great tour guide Joel.
    Mary Lou Harvan
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We had an excellent tour director! He made everyone feel very comfortable and made the trip a lot of fun!
    Joy Jurrens
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Good tour manager, good pace of activities, excellent food at the winery.
    Linda Howe
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Too much time on the bus and the rooms were small and dark.
    Linda Hardy
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour manager was extraordinary. He took care of every detail without making a big deal about it. As a guest it seemed as if everything ran as smoothly as possible.
    Marianne Diglio
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour Manager was the best.
    John Diglio
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Most enjoyable trip,!our your director Jennifer was outstanding!
    Carmelita Dominguez
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It was a great trip. Tour Manager did a great job. Nice group size.
    Barbara Schmidt
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was well planned out!
    Marcine Miller

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