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Thanks for all your expert help Jennifer in making this trip possible!

My Travel Consultant: Jennifer Chedore, CTC

Stew and Betty, London, ON - (trip to San Francisco CA USA)

Our California Classics trip by Globus was excellent in all aspects! We went from San Francisco to San Diego. The Globus tour was very good with the best part being the Tour Director, Ken Hartford.  He is a real nature enthusiast so was most informative and enthusiastic about places like Yosemite and also well-informed and prepared about everything else as well. When stopping at towns/cities such as Sacramento and Carmel, he would distribute maps beforehand with recommended restaurants, attractions so we could make the most of our time and no one got lost!  It was a moderate paced tour with some long driving days (in order to include Lake Tahoe and Yosemite) and 7:45 and 8:00 am departures.

 We lucked out with the weather.  Apparently that’s about as good as it gets for San Francisco - warm and very clear. The only day there was fog (or the marine layer as it’s called in southern CA) was the day we drove along the 17 mile drive which was unfortunate but we saw so many other gorgeous sites that we can’t complain. I was impressed that the tour director whipped out word puzzles for everyone to pass the time when it was foggy.

 Although only one other couple in our group did the San Diego extension as we did, we are very glad we included it!  San Diego is amazing and the location of the hotel (Embassy Suites) that we stayed at was excellent as it overlooked the Bay and Coronado bridge and was central to attractions such as the USS Midway and the SeaPort Village. Our tour director accompanied us from our hotel in LA to the train station and another Globus 'meeter & greeter'  met us at the San Diego station and accompanied us to our hotel then provided info about what to do/see.  We felt well looked after.

The part of our trip we did on our own went well also.  After we arrived and picked up the car, we headed north out of SF and spent our first night at the Motel Inverness  on Point Reyes.  It was such a calm, beautiful & unique spot to stay after a long travel day. We wished that we had allocated more time to explore Point Reyes.  We spent our 2nd & 3rd nights at the Sea Rock Inn in town of Mendocino on the coast and 4th & 5th nights at the Belle de Jour Inn/B&B in Healdsburg in the heart of wine country. We highly recommend both of these beautiful accommodations with excellent breakfasts included. Mendocino is a great town with many awesome coastal views. We had enough time to explore around these areas without having to do too much driving each day.

Thanks so much for your expert help in making it all possible.

I want to go to San Francisco


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