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Treasure of California with Collette Tours

July 29, 2018 - August 6, 2018

$3599.00 – $4549.00

All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from BWI.

Price Includes:

  • Round trip air from Baltimore Washington International Airport, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers
  • 12 meals (8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners)


  • San Fransisco
  • Choice of San Fransisco Bay Cruise of City Tour of San Fransisco
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Sacramento
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Sonoma Wine Country
  • Winery Tours
  • Napa Valley Wine Train
Discover the renowned California State Railroad Museum.  Journey on a splendidly restored Pullman car as you travel through picturesque Napa Valley.  Take a tram tour through awe-inspiring Yosemite National Park.  Stroll old Sacramento complete with wooden sidewalks and cobblestone streets.  Experiences dinner overlooking San Fransisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.  Board the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train for a delicious lunch and incredible wine.  Sample the many intriguing flavors of local olive oil.  Experience California’s Capital.  This hidden gem of a city has a rich and varied past.  Native Americans called this region home for thousands of years.  The area’s abundant resources made it the perfect place to settle.  From early Spanish Explorers to the days of pioneer John Sutter, many have come here seeking better life.  Today, Sacramento offers visitors a relaxed and cosmopolitan atmosphere.  From the beautiful capitol buildings to the frontier energy of Old Sacramento, it’s the perfect hub from which to experience that northern California lifestyle.


Sample Itinerary

Day 1  – Sunday, July 29, 2018 San Fransisco, CA – Tour begins

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

Day 2 – Monday, July 30, 2018 Choice of San Fransisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Fransisco

After breakfast, the choice is yours!  Take a one hour cruise of San Fransisco Bay featuring in depth narration plus close up views of Alcatra 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, July, 31 2018 San Fransisco – 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)

Day 4 – Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Tuolumne – Yosemite

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, D)

Day 5 – Thursday, August 2, 2018 – Tuolumne – Sacramento

Upon arrival in Sacramento, you’ll visit the California State Railroad Museum, perhaps the best railroad museum in the US.  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 California’s Gold Rush.  You’ll have plenty of time to visit the unique shops.  (B)

Day 6 – Friday August 3, 2018 – Sacramento – Lake Tahoe

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, D)

Day 7 – Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 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.

Day 8 – Sunday, August 5, 2018 Novato – Sonoma, Napa – Novato

A special treat is in store at The Olive Press where you will be able to sample way intriguing flavors and purchase olive oil to ship anywhere you wish.  A unique highlights awaits you are you climb aboard the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train.  Sit back and relax as the incredible scenery, famous vineyards 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, August 6, 2018 – Novato – Tour Ends

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

Itinerary at a Glance:

Days 1, 2 – Marriott at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Fransisco, CA

Days 3, 4 – The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort, Sonora, California

Days 5, 6 – Hyatt Regency Sacramento, CA

Days 7, 8 – Courtyard Novato Marin Sonoma, CA


Tour Brochure


July 29, 2018
August 6, 2018
$3599.00 – $4549.00
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Lodestar Tours
970 Eisenhower Blvd
Johnstown, PA 15904 United States
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(814) 266-8424


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