Yosemite, King's Canyon, and Sequoia National Park

JUly 25 - August 2, 2018 - 9 Days

Discover the magnificent scenery of northern California at Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Cross the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Marvel at Yosemite’s incredibly rugged landscape of deep canyons and lofty mountains including El Capitan, Glacial Point and Half Dome. View the cascading waterfalls of Vernal, Bridal Veil and Yosemite. While in the valley visit the Ansel Adams Gallery. Stand in the shadows of ancient Giant Sequoias at Mariposa Grove. Relish a 2 night stay in Sequoia National Park at Wuksachi Lodge with a naturalist guide session on the flora and fauna of this pristine natural environment. Fall in love with the city by the bay: San Francisco with its cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf , Golden Gate Bridge and a 2 night stay at the iconic, elegant Westin St Francis Hotel on Union Square. 

What's Included?

  • Round trip airfare on regularly scheduled flights
  • Transportation to/from Chicago airport
  • Luggage handling fee for one compliant bag per flight.
  • Services of a professional American Classic Tour Director
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • 8 nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 17 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 box lunches, 6 dinners
  • All taxes, gratuities, luggage handling
  • All attractions, sightseeing tours & admission charges
  • Travel Guard Trip Insurance: Trip cancellation & interruption, emergency medical & transportation & luggage insurance

Tour Highlights

  • Tram Tour of Virginia City
  • Historic V&T Gold Mine Train Ride
  • Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruise
  • Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Yosemite Indian Village
  • Ansel Adams Gallery
  • Guided Tour of Sequoia National Park
  • Giant Sequoia's at Mariposa Grove
  • Guided Tour of King's Canyon National Park
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Guided Tour of San Francisco
  • Fishermen's Wharf in San Francisco

DAY 1 

Flight to Reno, Nevada. Arrive at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino for a 2 night stay. Dinner & free evening at hotel.

DAY 2

Breakfast. Tram tour of Virginia City with its Victorian buildings built during the 19th-century mining boom. Ride historic rails on the V&T Train journey past eight historic mines to Gold Hill where the Comstock Lode gold strikes began. Paddlewheeler cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe. Evening free to enjoy hotel amenities.

DAY 3

Breakfast. Scenic travel across the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Yosemite National Park. Arrive at the Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal, CA
for a 2 night stay. Dinner at the Majestic Lodge in the Park.

DAY 4

Breakfast. Guided history, flora & fauna tour of Yosemite National Park featuring Half Dome, Glacial Point, Vernal Falls, High Sierra,
El Capitan, Yosemite Falls & Bridal Veil Falls. Box lunch. Make the most of your time at Yosemite National Park with shuttle service to any of these attractions: Yosemite Indian Village for the Indian Cultural Center, Ansel Adams Gallery, or Majestic Lodge. Explore Yosemite Valley in the park with a ranger-staffed information desk, bookstore, Spirit of Yosemite film, and exhibit hall detailing the park’s geology. Return to the Yosemite View Lodge with dinner at the lodge.

DAY 5

Breakfast. Visit Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park. Box lunch. Arrive at Wuksachi Lodge in the Sequoia
National Park for a 2 night stay. Naturalist guide session at lodge gives a behind-the-scenes look at the scientific exploration of the park’s plants & animals. Dinner at lodge with a Living History performance of stories relating to “Life Under the Big Trees.”

DAY 6

Breakfast. Guided tour of Sequoia National Park with a naturalist guide featuring Giant Forest Grove & General Sherman Tree, Big Tree Trail at Round Meadow, box lunch at Wolverton Meadow, Moro Rock and Lodgepole Visitor Center with video on black bears and interpretive displays. Return to lodge with dinner.

DAY 7

Breakfast. Guided tour of Kings Canyon National Park featuring Visitor Center & General Grant Tree. Visit Grant Grove Village. Arrive at the fabulous Westin St. Francis on Union Square Hotel for 2 nights. This hotel is a vibrant, iconic destination in San Francisco & the only hotel directly located on Union Square with cable cars stopping just outside their door. Dinner in area.

DAY 8

Breakfast. Guided tour of San Francisco with picture stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy free time exploring Fisherman’s Wharf. Board the Blue & Gold Fleet vessel for a cruise on San Francisco Bay with incredible coastal views & interesting narration.

DAY 9

Breakfast. Flight to Chicago.


LET'S GET GOING

Your plane ticket is purchased, your hotel rooms are reserved, your dinners are arranged, tip and tax are pre-paid, your trip is insured, your tickets to entertainment and attractions are purchased, your escort is ready, 

all that is left.....IS YOU.

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $5298.00 PER PERSON

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $6498.00

To make a reservation call 800-666-0358 or email us at kjung@amclassictours.com. We hope you will join us on this world-class trip and join our amazing community of travelers. You'll love it, we guarantee it.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS AT:

1-800-666-0358


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