Our 2017 Vacations Click tour name for a complete itinerary.
4 DAYS – DEPARTS 2/27/17
The ease of motorcoach transportation will smooth your way to Long Beach for an overnight on the majestic Queen Mary, once the domain of the rich and famous. Browse or take an optional ghost tour before dinner in the Promenade Café. The next day, take the Catalina Express to Avalon for a two-night stay at The Pavilion Hotel, just steps from the beach, with a wine and-cheese reception each night. Enjoy a narrated “Skyline Drive” tour and a visit to the Catalina Nature Center. Bring your camera in case you spot Island buffalo, the offspring of a herd brought here for a movie in 1924.
$969 Share-basis per person from Southern California. Includes 4 meals.
4 DAYS – DEPARTS 5/1/17 & 11/5/17
Spend two nights at Furnace Creek Ranch in the heart of Death Valley and one night in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget. Sightseeing includes the Amargosa Opera House, Rhyolite Ghost Town and a tour of Death Valley.
$1023 Share-basis per person from Southern California. Includes 6 meals.
5 DAYS — DEPARTS 5/14/17 & 9/24/17
Take in the breathtaking views aboard the Amtrak Coast Starlight, considered one of the most scenic routes in the country. Relive Goldrush days on the Roaring Camp Railroad through the majestic redwoods. Experience a gourmet lunch while railing on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Overnight in San Luis Obispo, spend two nights in Rohnert Park and one at the elegant Harris Ranch Inn with a delicious dinner featuring their tender ranch beef.
$1499 Share-basis per person from Southern California. Includes 8 meals.
6 DAYS – DEPARTS 5/16/17
Taste the famous foods and treats found in California while taking in the beauty and history of the Golden State. You’ll be greeted with the scent of fresh doughnuts and pastries during a stop at Old Danish Solvang. Then overnight at the Pea Soup Andersen Inn with a Welcome Dinner upon arrival. Step back in time during a visit to the Parks-Janeway-Carriage-House in Santa Ynez where you’ll see the largest collection of American horse-drawn carriages in the West. Visit the Santa Maria area for a local taste treat in Orcutt, the Tri-Tip Sandwich. You’ll sample Doc Burnstein’s homemade ice cream and Boudin’s sourdough bread in San Francisco. See how fortune cookies are made and visit the Japanese Tea Garden before an overnight in Kingsburg, “Little Sweden,” where you might want to find some delicious Swedish pancakes at a local restaurant.
$1685 Share-basis per person from Southern California. Includes 11 meals.
5 DAYS — DEPARTS 5/8/17
Experience the wonders of California on this unforgettable tour. You’ll spend two nights at the inviting Pines Resort near Bass Lake, and two nights at fun-fi lled Wonder Valley Ranch near Sanger. During the day, take in the majesty of Yosemite National Park on a narrated tram ride. Then, ride back in history on the charming Sugar Pine Railway. Have lunch at the grand Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the historic Ahwahnee). Then, at Wonder Valley you’ll be treated to hearty ranch meals, friendly service, and spellbinding mountain vistas. You’ll motor through Sequoia National Forest and Kings Canyon National Park to round out this gorgeous tour of some of our most incredible national treasures.
$1256 Share-basis per person from Southern California. Includes 10 meals.
6 DAYS – DEPARTS 6/11/17
Explore the grandeur of the American West on this incomparable journey — new this year to Gadabout! For seven action-packed days, we’ll take you to the iconic cities you’ve always wanted to explore: Fresno, Sacramento, Reno, Carson City, and Placerville, California. You’ll wonder at the sights and sounds of the California Railroad Museum, then take to the rails for a thrilling ride on the Amtrak Zephyr through expansive plains and the breathtaking Donner Pass. Slow down the pace with a tranquil cruise on spectacular Lake Tahoe and delight in the historic touches of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad before heading home..
$1766 Share-basis per person from Southern California. Includes 10 meals.
5 DAYS – DEPARTS 8/6/17
William Randolph Hearst left a bigger-than-life legacy at Hearst Castle in San Simeon. You’ll see statues and artwork from around the world in a treasure-filled mansion with indoor swimming pool. In Monterey you’ll gaze on wind-swept pines and the homes of the rich and famous as you experience 17-Mile Drive, Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, and quaint Carmel. A visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium acquaints you with one of California’s most fascinating oceanic showcases. You’ll overnight at the elegant Inn at Harris Ranch on the way home.
$1450 Share-basis per person from Southern California. Includes 6 meals.
6 DAYS – DEPARTS 8/15/17
Take a break from the summer heat in the cool, mountain air of Lake Tahoe. Cruise around Emerald Bay on the classic paddlewheeler Tahoe Queen. Visit the historic Baldwin and Pope estates, and spend three nights at the lovely Lake Tahoe Resort. Overnight at Mammoth Lakes and visit Donner Pass, Thomas Kinkade’s home town of Placerville, the Waterworks Museum and Pyramid Lake.
$1447 Share-basis per person from Southern California. Includes 7 meals.
6 DAYS – DEPARTS 9/9/17
Ancient redwoods and picture-book coastlines make this California journey unforgettable. You’ll make a stop at the charming Sonoma Plaza where California’s Bear Flag was raised for the first time. You’ll continue on to Bodega Bay where Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds.” Have a tasting at the Korbel Cellars. Take a picturesque country road back to Santa Rosa and charming Windsor. Partake of a delicious Wine Country dinner in Healdsburg. Follow the River Road to the Armstrong Redwoods State Park for an easy walk under the trees. Board the famous Skunk Train in Willets and descend into the redwood groves that line the Noyo River Canyon for a barbecue lunch. Travel over the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco and take a lunch break on Fisherman’s Wharf. Spend the night in scenic Paso Robles before the ride home.
$1350 Share-basis per person
6 DAYS – DEPARTS 11/21/17
Your holiday begins with your first step aboard the smooth-riding Gadabout motorcoach on your way to Wonder Valley Ranch Resort in Sanger, CA. The friendly Ranch staff will greet your arrival with a hosted happy hour and a Welcome Ranch Buffet. Cap off the evening in the cozy lodge with hot cider or cocoa and great entertainment as a fire blazes in the stone fireplace. The next day, explore the lovely gift shops in Old Town Sanger. Enjoy an Italian lunch at a local restaurant before a visit to the Sanger Museum where you’ll experience the Pioneer and Victorian rooms that paint the picture of Sanger’s past. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at the Kings River Winery, and celebrate with a lavish Thanksgiving dinner including traditional carved turkey, all the trimmings at the Ranch. Afterward, relax in front of the cozy fire with Ranch entertainers and new-found friends.
$999 Share-basis per person from So CA*
4 DAYS – DEPARTS 11/21/17
Celebrate your way to Thanksgiving in beautiful Palm Springs, CA, aboard a luxury Lin Lines motorcoach. You’ll arrive two days before the holiday and return the day after, with ample time to explore the many sights of this upscale resort town. You’ll spend three nights at the centrally located Palm Mountain Resort, within walking distance of the clever shops and restaurants, as well as the Spa Resort & Casino. Hop on your deluxe motorcoach for an exciting driving tour of the movie star homes and learn the local history. Visit the Palm Springs Air Museum, Pioneertown and Joshua Tree National Park. You’ll also see the Living Desert zoo and botanical gardens. With over 450 animals, it specializes in endangered desert species and plants. Then, browse on sophisticated El Paseo in Palm Desert before the ride home.
$1044 Share-basis per person. Includes 5 meals.
6 DAYS – DEPARTS 12/23/17
Brighten the holidays with a tour to the incomparable Napa Valley Wine Country. Visit picturesque Carmel and take the spectacular 17-Mile Drive past the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. On Christmas Day, enjoy a tour of Napa Valley Wine Country followed by a scrumptious Christmas Dinner at the upscale Silverado Country Club. End the day with a bus tour past the sparkling holiday lights in this charming Napa community. The next day, board the Napa Valley Wine Train for lunch in its elegant Pullman while railing past vineyard-covered hills. Then, visit one of the Napa Valley wineries for a tasting before heading south to the Harris Ranch Inn for an overnight and a Farewell Dinner before heading home.
$1991 Share-basis per person.
6 DAYS – DEPARTS 12/29/17
The romance of a San Francisco New Year’s is enhanced by its cultural mix, history and spirit of innovation. On the way to the “City by the Bay” you’ll stop in Old Danish Solvang where the aroma of freshly baked pastries will lift your spirits as you shop for charming after-Christmas bargains. Then, relax in your comfortable motorcoach on the way to San Francisco where the San Francisco Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf will be your home for the next three nights. On New Year’s Eve you’ll enjoy dinner at the Swiss Louis Italian Seafood Restaurant, and if you’d like you can take a taxi to the embarcadero for the fabulous fireworks display at midnight. On New Year’s Day you’ll experience a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to quaint Sausalito, then on to the beautiful Silverado Country Club in the Napa Valley. Visit the National Steinbeck Center and enjoy being served a lovely Farewell Dinner at the Madonna Inn.
$2188 Share-basis per person from So CA*