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

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California Winter Expedition

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Day 1

San Francisco

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.

Day 2

San Francisco - Monterey

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.

Day 3

Monterey - Morro Bay

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.

Day 4

Morro Bay - Kings Canyon National Park

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.

Day 5

Kings Canyon National Park

Snowshoe through this winter wonderland or partake in other wintertime activities hosted by the lodge.

Day 6

Kings Canyon - Yosemite National Park

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.

Day 7

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’.

Day 8

Yosemite National Park - San Francisco

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.

Day 9

San Francisco

Your trip finishes this morning upon check out from your hotel.

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