$1019.00 per passenger
We depart Reno in the morning and travel through the northern part of California on scenic Hwy 20. Lunch will be hosted as we travel toward Willits for our one-night stay. This lovely historic town, located on Hwy 101, is considered the gateway to the magnificent Redwoods. After checking into our hotel, take time to rest and freshen up before our hosted dinner. (L, D)
Enjoy a hosted breakfast (followed by hotel check out), before boarding the world-renowned Skunk Train. This historic train transports us 40 miles through majestic redwood forests, scenic mountain meadows and over 30 trestles bridging the pristine mountain waters of Northern California. At the halfway point we enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch nestled among the mighty Redwoods. We arrive in Fort Bragg in the early afternoon, where will we meet our motorcoach and travel a short distance to Mendocino’s Botanical Gardens. Explore the manicured gardens, coastal pine forests, fern-covered canyons and bluffs with expansive views of the Pacific. Whether you enjoy gardening, nature walks or spectacular ocean vistas this “garden for all seasons” is sure to impress. We return to Fort Bragg for our one-night stay, followed by dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean. (B, L, D)
Following a hosted breakfast, we’re off to discover California Redwood Parks better known as the Avenue of the Giants. We will be met by a local step-on-guide who will take us through the history and geology of 17,000 acres of ancient old-growth coastal redwoods. A picnic lunch will be provided in this breathtaking setting. We continue through the Avenue of the Giants and arrive in the picturesque community of Ferndale – called “the best-preserved Victorian Village in California” by the Los Angeles Times. Virtually unchanged since the 1800s, Ferndale’s old-fashioned mercantile establishments have something for everyone. Browse antique shops, art galleries and specialty shops; hear the ringing of the blacksmith’s hammer; and watch fresh candy being dipped by hand. Next, we’re off to Eureka for our one- night stay. Time will be allowed to rest and freshen up before our hosted dinner.
(B, L, D)
After a hosted breakfast, we step back in time with a guided tour through Eureka’s Old Town District, a meticulously preserved and restored district of unique shops, restaurants, galleries, theaters and museums on Humboldt Bay. After our tour, we travel east through the most scenic highway California has to offer – Hwy 299. We arrive in Redding where we will visit the Turtle Bay Museum, referred to as the heart of the Turtle Bay experience. The museum is contained within the 300-acreTurtle Bay Exploration Park, which also features the Sundial Bridge, forestry and wildlife center, arboretum and botanical gardens. At the gateway to the Sacramento River Trails, Turtle Bay is a vibrant experience for all. Following our self-guided museum tour, we check into our hotel for a one-night stay followed by a hosted dinner overlooking the beautiful Sacramento River. (B, L, D)
Enjoy a hosted breakfast before departing for MacArthur Burney Falls, described by Teddy Roosevelt as the “eighth wonder of the world.” The park's centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls, which while not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, is quite possibly the most beautiful. Additional water comes from springs, joining to create a mist-filled basin. Burney Creek originates from the park's underground springs and flows to Lake Britton, getting larger along the way to the majestic falls. We will have time to walk and explore the park before our hosted picnic lunch. As the end point for our spectacular five-day adventure, we continue east toward Reno arriving in the late afternoon. (B, L,)
Tour Includes Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
Four nights accommodations
California Redwoods State Park
Ferndale & Eureka
Turtle Bay Museum
MacArthur Burney Falls
Departs October 2 at 8 AM
Returns October 6 at 6 PM
Departs from Grand Sierra Parking Lot – Northwest corner (by the big swing)
Full payment due upon booking.
No refunds unless you sell your seat.
All tours use CPCN registered vehicles.
There is a $5 service fee for Carson City departures.