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9 Days | 8 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
California, here we come! Experience the diverse beauty of the Golden State in three iconic locations: San Francisco, Monterey and the Napa Valley. Experience San Francisco from Fisherman’s Wharf to the country’s largest Chinatown to a boat excursion on the Bay. Continue to beautiful seaside Monterey and learn about its missionary roots, plus take field trips to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the artist colony of Carmel. Enjoy the bounty of the Napa Valley, learning about the world-class winemaking industry of this sun-splashed growing region.


• In San Francisco, take a walk in the magical Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park and cruise along San Francisco’s historic waterfront.
• Learn about Monterey's rich and diverse history before traveling along the famed 17-Mile Drive.
• Learn about and savor the wine and foods of the Napa Valley and visit the renowned Culinary Institute of America.

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Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival San Francisco, 3 nights; coach to Monterey, 2 nights; coach to Napa, 3 nights; coach to San Francisco for departure.

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8 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
13 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences


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