California Winter Expedition

California Winter Tour – Winter National Park Tours

Marvel at winter in Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, and along the coastline of California.

Our California winter tour offers a unique winter vacation as you travel with a small group along the California coastline and on to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Experience the tranquility of snowy winter landscapes and deserted beaches in famous locations, all without the crowds of summer. You will have the option to snowshoe, cross country ski, hike or just enjoy the varied landscapes on spectacular drives.

These winter California National Park tours offer a combination of adventure and comfort. Stay in cozy lodges and hotels while spending the days out and about exploring. Opportunities for wildlife viewing abound as animals come down from higher elevations to seek food. The parks are home to many different birds, deer, bear, bobcats and coyotes, many of which can be best spotted during the winter. Along the coast it is elephant seal breeding season and you have the chance to watch the playful antics up close on a guided nature walk.

We spend two nights in Yosemite National Park, and two nights in Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park.

Sequoia National Park

Top Attractions: California Winter Tour

  • Explore Yosemite National Park in winter, complete with waterfalls, spectacular views, walks and wildlife spotting.
  • Relax in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks at night then explore by snowshoe, cross-country skis and tour van during the day. Marvel at the size of giant sequoia trees and expansive canyons.
  • Tour San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge and bay views from Sausalito.
  • View the largest mainland colony of elephant seals in the West during breeding season.
  • Discover Californian’s history at historic Mission San Juan Bautista and Carmel.
  • Drive along the famous scenic Hwy 1. Cabrillo Highway and explore the rugged Big Sur coastline.
  • Stay in beautiful Monterey on the California coast.

All Tour Dates and Rates

California Winter Vacation Map

Route Map: California Winter Vacations

View the Daily Schedule Itinerary 9 Days / 8 Nights

California Winter Tours – Dates 2024

San Francisco – California Coast/Sequoia/Yosemite NP – San Francisco

Contact us if you are interested in a custom version of this tour.

Can be combined with Winter Wonderland.

Price – 9 days / 8 nights

Per Person, Double Room, US$TBD
Single Room up-charge, US$TBD
Children (up to 12 years) contact us for special prices

yosemite valley winter view

If you are interested in reserving your place on this small group adventure tour or if you just want more information, please contact us! We will be happy to answer your questions

California Winter Tour Schedule (9 days / 8 nights)
California winter vacation tour schedule

The interactive winter vacation schedule offers you further information about a variety of the places that you will visit on our coastline and California Winter National Park tours. The schedule provides a daily breakdown of tour highlights and gives you a chance to further explore the various locations on our tour route. With colorful pictures and accurate descriptions you can gain a better idea of what these winter tours have to offer.

Our Accommodations

Relaxing Sequoia National Park winter time lodge

yosemite valley sunset

California Winter Tour – Travel Dream West has carefully chosen hotels and lodges for their charm, uniqueness and great service.  Accommodations are in two and three star hotels.  There are also some hotels chosen for their unique historical importance or cultural significance.  On all small group tours we include the first and last tour night in San Francisco.  For your enjoyment it is recommended that you arrive at least a day early in San Francisco.  This will give you an opportunity to explore this attractive city.  If you need any help arranging accommodations or sightseeing activities please contact us- we are happy to help you.

bridalveil river

The California Winter National Park Tours offer many opportunities for photographers.  Because the days are shorter during the winter months it’s much easier to catch the perfect sunrise and sunset.  Of course, winter weather is unpredictable, part of the excitement and uniqueness of a winter expedition through National Parks.  We offer a balance of indoor activities with outdoor nature walks to take full advantage of this special season.

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