(San Francisco, Napa Valley)
Take a sophisticated journey that will tantalize all of your senses and explore an area of California that offers breathtaking landscapes, farm-to-table cuisine and impeccable home-grown wines.
Experience San Francisco in all its glory as you explore hilltops and coastal highways, downtown skyscrapers and Victorian style houses, and the marvelous quasi-wonder Golden Gate Bridge and largest Chinatown outside of Asia. Excite your taste buds with the bittersweet notes of the many great wines produced in Sonoma as you visit prime vineyards for wine tasting excursions. Enjoy a cooking lesson in one of the most renowned culinary schools in the country, followed by a wine & food pairing afterward at fine restaurant which has their own wine produced on location. In the evenings, relax in luxury hotels that offer gracious amenities and friendly, personalized services.
Get ready for an epicurean adventure! Head out with your private guide and driver for a Sonoma Valley wine and olive oil tasting tour, to one of the most scenic areas in Sonoma with wonderful panoramic views. Select a cooking lesson at the Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma or The Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, then experience a food & wine pairing at one of the best wineries in the Napa Valley region. Explore some of the finest Napa wineries for private tastings before heading to San Francisco for a personal guided tour of the city by the bay. For those interested, a boat ride out to Alcatraz will put you on “The Rock’ where famous inmates like Al "Scarface" Capone and the "Birdman" Robert Stroud were imprisoned. This personalized journey will no doubt have you leaving your heart in San Francisco like so many others before you.
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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 Sonoma Valley Wine and Olive Oil tasting tour. Your first winery visit will be Jacuzzi or B.R Cohn, where you will have a tasting of some wonderful Sonoma wines and olive oils. After your winery visit, you'll be taken to the historic Sonoma Square where you'll have free time for lunch. Afterward, you'll be taken to your second tasting of the day, with a visit to Nicholson Ranch or Benzinger. After tastings of select wines, 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.
Take some lessons at one of the most renowned culinary schools in the Sonoma and Napa Valley region. Choose from practicing your cooking skills at Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma or The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Napa Valley.
By the mid-afternoon go for a wine & food pairing at one of the best wineries in the Napa Valley region, either Domaine Chandon or Silver Oak winery.
This morning, meet your private driver-guide and transportation at your hotel and embark on a tour of one of the finest Napa Valley's Wineries with wine tastings. Choose Mumm or Sterling Wineries, where you'll enjoy a tour of the winery, as well as wine tasting. 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. If that wasn't enough, there will be a visit to a factory, so you can appreciate the production of the fortune cookies with your own eyes 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.
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December 19, 2011
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December 19, 2011
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