(San Francisco, Napa Valley)
As you enjoy a sumptuous lunch in the heritage dining car of the century-old Napa Valley Wine Train, a dreamscape of lush undulating vineyards and fertile farmland lull you into a deep sense of serenity.
Make your own rules as you take some time to explore metropolitan San Francisco any which way you please en route to the Napa Valley where you’ll adjust to the relaxed pace of vineyard life as you settle into your lovely hotel in the heart of wine-making country. Leave your car behind as you hop onto the century-old Napa Valley Wine Train and enjoy the old-world glamour of five-star railroad dining as you’re whisked on a 36-mile journey through the lush vineyards of this very special part of the world. Expand your wine knowledge on a behind-the-scenes tour of four world-class wineries where you’ll learn the secrets that make Napa Valley wine celebrated around the world, and do your share of tasting at charming cellars doors and on a gourmet picnic.
From cultivated rows of valley vineyards that stretch to the horizon, to fertile farmland and majestic redwoods, this extensive trip showcases every angle of the breath-taking Napa Valley. Executive chefs, leading winemakers, and an experienced team of local guides pool their considerable talents to ensure you taste, smell and see only the best that Napa has to offer. And you’ll do so while staying in an elegant boutique hotel that reflects the understated luxury that Napa does so well.
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Tap into your sense of adventure with the flexibility of your own weekly rental vehicle. Your rental includes free unlimited mileage.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace.
The Cova Hotel, San Francisco, is a boutique, modern and contemporary hotel situated in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers a delightful haven for travelers seeking spacious, comfortable and affordable lodging in downtown San Francisco. You are steps away from all that the city has to offer. The Cova is ideally situated in Little Saigon and Civic Center, with the cable cars just a few blocks away to take you through beautiful Nob Hill and Fisherman's Wharf. Union Square, the Asian Art Museum, and San Francisco City Hall are just a few blocks away.
To set the tone for this getaway, enjoy your first wine tasting upon arrival at Robert Craig Tasting Room located adjacent to the hotel.
You may want to retire to your guest room, lounge by the heated pool, enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment, or venture out to enjoy Napa’s nightlife. Downtown Napa features a collection of award-winning restaurants, shops, and a fine arts gallery.
The River Terrace Inn welcomes you to discover wine country in Napa Valley. The Inn is set in a peaceful sanctuary nestled among lush, rolling hills, a sea of vivid wildflowers, and radiant vineyards. Inn features include luxurious accommodations, personalized services, and a pristine riverfront setting. The River Terrace Inn of Napa Valley is an enchanting blend of modern elegance, laid-back California charm and the energy of downtown Napa, California.
Today you will embark upon an unforgettable gourmet journey as you hop aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train! The Napa Valley Wine Train began as the Napa Valley Railroad Company in 1864 and has continued operating for 102 years, until it became the Napa Valley Wine Train in 1987. The Wine Train offers a three hour, 36-mile wine tour through the United States' premiere wine growing region, leaving from historic Napa and traveling to St. Helena and back.
This exclusive wine tour is your gateway to an exciting world of fine wine, fantastic food and entertainment. Return to the luxury and tradition of railroad dining, when the steward seats you at your table in the Gourmet Dining car. Half your journey will be white linen service in the dining car and the other half will be spent in the velvet comfort of the lounge car. Choose from an excellent seasonal menu, and then enjoy the dish that was prepared to your specifications in the specially designed kitchen cars by nationally known Executive Chef, Kelly Macdonald.
Get ready to enjoy another fantastic day amid the splendor of Napa Valley’s vineyards. Today you will be taken on a tour of four different world-class wineries. Learn about the rich history behind each of these wine growers; see their facilities and witness the wine-making process. If you choose, you may relax and enjoy tasting the fruits of their labor in the comfort of their tasting rooms while enjoying the views of beautifully landscaped grounds.
To complete this extraordinary experience, a catered gourmet picnic lunch will be served at one of the many hidden-gem locations in the valley among vineyard views, garden terraces or wine cellars depending on weather. All throughout the day, you will have many opportunities to take pictures of the majestic scenery, unique artwork, beautiful landscaping, and architecture, so don’t forget your camera!
Enjoy the last breakfast in the Napa Valley.
Take your time and depart Napa Valley at leisure.
After packing up make your way to the rental car drop off centre and return your vehicle.
The Morrisons ,
December 19, 2011
"The trip was fantastic - a real learning experience! Our hotel was excellent and our guide extremely knowledgable and bubbly. Thank you so much for organizing everything so perfectly!"
Ms. Waddell ,
December 19, 2011
"Thank you so much for organizing everything so perfectly!"
April 24, 2012
"We had a great time on our Master's trip a few weeks ago. It was a thrill to see the final round at Augusta, and what an exciting finish! "
catalina Brau ,
May 31, 2011
"I would travel with your Co. again without hesitation, all the arrengement were done in a very professional manner. Thank you very much."
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