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This unique California winter trip travels along the California coastline and on to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Experience the tranquility of snowy winter landscapes and deserted beaches in these famous locations, without the crowds of summer.
Destinations > West Coast USA > California Winter Expedition
Eight nights accommodation, transportation and sightseeing as specified and services of a driver guide.
21 Feb '19
Take a drive along the beautiful California coast to Montereyto explore Ano Nuevo State Reserve. Drive along magnificent Highway 1 with spectacular views over rugged cliffs out over the ocean. Drive through Sequoia National Park where you will step into the heart of winter, with giant old groves of sequoia trees, rugged foothills and deep canyons. Spend some time in Yosemite National Park and discover the picturesque deep valley surrounded by giant grantie cliffs, spotted with waterfalls.
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Yosemite National Park in winter
Elephant seals at Monterey
San Francisco with its stunning bays and neighbourhoods
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Meet your group at the hotel in San Francisco and head to Sausalito for some beautiful views of the bay area, complete with a short walk to a viewpoint and a drive across the famous Golden Gate Bridge.
Today’s drive takes you along the beautiful California coast to Monterey. Stop at the Ano Nuevo State Reserve for a walk along the Pacific coast to see the largest mainland breeding colony of elephant seals. After lunch visit the Spanish mission San Juan Bautista with its impressive history and charm.
Drive along the magnificent Highway 1 with spectacular views over rugged cliffs out onto the ocean. Arrive in Morro Bay with its quaint downtown of galleries and restaurants.
Today’s drive takes you to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks where you will step into the heart of winter. Giant old groves of sequoia trees, rugged foothills and deep canyons welcome you in this beautiful, diverse and little visited area.
Snowshoe through this winter wonderland or partake in other wintertime activities hosted by the lodge.
In the morning, a short drive leads to spectacular overlooks of Kings Canyon, with steep cliffs and huge expanses before arriving at iconic Yosemite National Park.
The whole day is spent exploring magnificent Yosemite National Park, with its picturesque deep valley surrounded by giant granite cliffs and spotted with waterfalls. Visit the famous Ansel Adams Gallery and snap your own photos of the famous ‘tunnel view’.
Enjoy the sunrise in Yosemite before heading back to San Francisco. In the afternoon, take your time to get to know the famous San Francisco highlights.
Your trip finishes this morning upon check out from your hotel.
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