(San Francisco, Napa Valley)
Start your journey by arriving to San Francisco, a city of contrasts; with its hilltops and coast, with downtown skyscrapers and victorian style houses, not to mention the marvellous quasi-wonder Golden Gate Bridge and the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. From San Francisco, take a trip to experience the wine region of Sonoma Valley with a private driver-guide, where you can excite your tastebuds with the bittersweet fragrances of the many great wines produced in Sonoma, visiting two prime vineyards for wine tasting excursions, subsequently overnighting in nearby Napa Valley. Commence the proceeding day by going Hot Air Ballooning over the meadows of the flourishing Napa Valley, followed by a private transfer to the first-class Spa Solage in Calistoga, where you can enjoy a custom mud cocktail and geo thermal mineral water bath. Afterward, enjoy World-Class wine tasting at one of the finest restaurants in Napa or Sonoma, with their very own on-location winery. The next day, choose from five different World-Class wineries to go vertical wine tasting. Then tour the Napa Valley region, again with the presence of a private driver-guide. Return to San Francisco, where you will receive a private city tour, followed by a cable car ride where you can catch a boat to The Rock, for an independent visit of the world famous Alcatraz prison.
With a meet and greet at the airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel by a private vehicle and driver.
Located atop San Francisco's Nob Hill, the landmark Fairmont hotel is at the city's only spot where all three cable car lines meet, offering easy access to the Financial District, Union Square, and Fisherman's Wharf. The iconic hotel is known for its opulent lobby, domed Laurel Court restaurant, and tiki-themed Tonga Room and Hurricane bar, which has been a social hub since it opened in 1947. Guestrooms and suites at The Fairmont San Francisco feature marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, iPod stations, and pillowtop beds with Frette Italian linens.
Meet your private driver-guide and transportation at your hotel this morning for a Wine Blending tour with Ravenswood in Sonoma. After your winery visit, you'll be taken to the historic Sonoma Square where you'll have free time for lunch. Then go on a Wine and Olive Oil tasting tour. Your stop will be Jacuzzi Winery, where you will have a tasting of some wonderful Sonoma wines and olive oils. After tastings of select wines and olive oils, you'll drive for a photo stop at the Artesa winery, often considered one of the most scenic areas in Sonoma, with a wonderful panoramic view of the Carneros District. Conclude your day with a drop-off at your Napa Valley hotel.
Napa River Inn is the only locally-owned luxury boutique hotel in historic downtown Napa, ideally situated in the Historic Napa Mill, a National Registered Landmark built in 1884. The Napa River Inn provides guests with gracious accommodations and friendly, personalized service in a unique two-and-a-half acre riverfront setting. The Napa River Inn, distinguished by its location, is a Napa Valley waterfront landmark that artfully blends historic ambiance with Napas fun and vibrant downtown atmosphere. An urban destination perfect for any Napa Valley occasion, Napa River Inn is surrounded by world-class restaurants, cafes, art galleries, shopping and nightlife, including Silos, Napa Valleys premier jazz club.
Enjoy a hot air balloon ride above Napa Valley vineyards. While you admire a marvellous view of the wine country setting below, experience the beauty of a sunrise from the skies above the Central Valley of California.
You will be picked up by your private driver in the late morning and taken to the Spa Solage in Calistoga where you can enjoy a spa treatment which includes custom mud cocktail and private geo thermal mineral water bath. By the mid-afternoon go for a private tasting tour at one of the best wineries in the region, either Opus One or Fleury winery. Return to your hotel with your private driver.
This morning, meet your private driver-guide and transportation at your hotel and embark on a tour to one of Napa Valley's Wineries. Choose from Quintessa, Far Niete, Joseph Phelps, Schafer or Chateau Montelena, where you'll enjoy a tour of the winery, as well as verrtical wine tasting with cheese. You'll be given some free time mid-day for lunch at your leisure in Yountville Downtown. Afterward, you'll get a short Union Sqaure tour prior to a private transfer to your San Francisco hotel.
Enjoy a private guided city sightseeing tour in a private vehicle with a professional driver-guide. You will be met at your hotel and whisked away to see what amazing San Francisco has to offer. Highlights during the tour include the Civic Center, Opera House, Mission Dolores, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Bridge, Alamo Square, Cliff House, Fisherman Wharf, China Town and Union Square may be seen. After the tour, you will be dropped back off at your hotel.
With complimentary cable car tickets, you'll be able to enjoy a self-guided tour of Alcatraz this afternoon at your leisure, one of the world's most legendary prisons. Situated on an island, you can take a boat ride out to 'The Rock', where famous inmates like Al "Scarface" Capone, and the "Birdman" Robert Stroud were imprisoned. Admission for the boat and Alcatraz entrance is payable on the spot.
Have a morning at leisure at Union Square and meet with your private driver at your hotel for a transfer to the airport.
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!"
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December 19, 2011
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April 24, 2012
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May 31, 2011
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