Highlights of the California Gold Country

Tour Number

Activity Level

440646


Categories

Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Fun Private Tour of the Old West & California Countryside


This customized adventurous tour is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It will allow you to go back in time and visit the old west and see the beauty and stunning scenery of the California mother lode region.

Visit the giant sequoias of Calaveras Big Trees State Park, the living historic gold rush town of Columbia, see the largest specimen of crystallized gold in existence today at the Ironstone Heritage Museum and walk through the beautiful underground Mercer Cavern.

I am available (additional cost) for airport pick-up with an overnight stay in Old Sacramento, a unique, 28-acre National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park located along the beautiful Sacramento River. You will also be within walking distance of the S. F. Giants AAA Stadium, Raley Field.

Itinerary

- Sacramento hotel or prearranged pick-up location
- Mercer Caverns
- Calaveras Big Trees State Park
- City of Murphys for lunch
- Ironstone Vineyards Heritage Museum
- Columbia State Historic Park
- Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
- Dinner
- Return to your Sacramento hotel or prearranged location

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: SACRAMENTO hotel, airport or prearranged pick-up location.

End location: SACRAMENTO hotel, airport or prearranged drop-off location.

Optional drop off in San Francisco (additional cost) is available. This option allows you to begin your adventure in Sacramento, enjoy the California Gold Country and continue your vacation in San Francisco.

Duration: 10 hours

Due to the weather or traffic the length of the tour may vary slightly.
Adding additional activities will also lengthen our trip.

Transportation

Comfortable air-conditioned Chevrolet Tahoe.

What’s Included

Other: - My time & service as your local guide
- Transportation, fuel
- Bottled water
- State & National Park admission fees and permits
- Unlimited smiles

Estimated Local Cash Needed

80 USD - 20 USD - Black Chasm Cavern guided walking tour
60 USD - We will stop for meals along the route, Options exist in different price ranges.

What’s Extra

Other: - Meals and drinks

- Souvenirs and/or Incidentals

GOLD COUNTRY OPTIONS: (additional cost)

- Indian Grinding Rock State Park
- Black Chasm Cavern
- Horseback riding in the Sierra Mountain Wilderness
- Stage coach rides
- Gold panning
- The California Caverns at Cave City
- Moaning Caverns
- Winery and hard cider tasting

Restrictions

I am not allowed to guide inside museums, state parks etc. due to local restrictions.
Pets may not be welcome as they are not allowed on trails inside many park areas.

Private tour guide John

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