Panning for Gold in California

California History Discovery

Where do you want to go in California? Step back into time as you explore life as a California settler during the Gold Rush. Imagine your life in the future as you feel the creative vibes of cutting edge technology at play in the modern city of San Francisco. Dive into California’s incredible history while learning about what’s next for The Golden State when you visit the capital city of Sacramento. There’s a reason why people from all over the world answer California’s call to visit—what’s yours?

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What do teachers and students think of WorldStrides' California History Discovery Tours?

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4.5

(based on 37 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Extremely educational (21)
  • Great accommodations (12)
  • Awesome destinations (11)
  • Once in a lifetime experience (6)
  • Ended too soon (5)

Cons

  • Food could be better (7)
  • Schedule too hectic (4)
  • Ended too soon (3)

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5.0

Loved the trip to Sacramento and Coloma!

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from Lakewood, CA

Pros

  • Awesome destinations
  • Ended too soon
  • Extremely educational
  • Great accommodations

Cons

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      Comments about WorldStrides California History Discovery:

      Very informative trip. I learned a lot, great accommodations.

      • Age:
      • 40-49
      • Reviewer Type:
      • Parent Traveler
       
      5.0

      Best trip ever

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      from Monterey park,CA

      Pros

      • Extremely educational
      • Great accommodations

      Cons

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          Comments about WorldStrides California History Discovery:

          Traveling with world strides was an amazing experience everything was well organize which made the trip very enjoyable!

          • Age:
          • 18-29
          • Reviewer Type:
          • Adult Traveler / Chaperone
           
          5.0

          Bringing California history to,life

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          from Los Angeles, CA

          Pros

          • Awesome destinations
          • Extremely educational
          • Extremely knowledgable guide

          Cons

          • Free shopping time unnecessary.
          • Would have liked more time at fort and museum

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            Comments about WorldStrides California History Discovery:

            To,start with,most guide Bob was amazing. He is so knowledgable and entertaining. He had the kids so engaged all,day. The itinerary was jam-packed. Bob was amazing in assisting the kids in having success in panning for gold. The trip to Sutter'sfort was excellent.... We all,wished we had more time there .to explore. Bob was great with leading our group through the train museum as well. I cannot believe how much we all experienced in only one day.

            • Age:
            • 40-49
            • Reviewer Type:
            • Adult Traveler / Chaperone

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