(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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Meet your professional driver for an airport transfer with private vehicle.
Meet your private driver-guide and transportation at your hotel this morning for a full-day transfer to Napa Valley, with designated time en route for exploring renowned wine area Sonoma Valley for some winery visits and tastings. Sample Winery and Tastings Schedule (not included in pricing - to be customized to group size and preferences):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 winery. 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.
Today, meet your private driver-guide and transportation at your hotel for a half-day of service at your disposal, as you embark on an excursion of culinary and viticulture delights.Sample Cooking Class & Wine Tasting Schedule (not included in pricing - to be customized to group size and preferences):
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 (runs on Saturdays) 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 for a full-day transfer to San Francisco, with designated time en route for exploring the magnificent Napa Valley for some winery visits and tastings. Sample Winery and Tastings Schedule (not included in pricing - to be customized to group size and preferences):
The first winery will be Mumm or Sterling, 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 or St. Helena. Afterward, you'll drive to a private tasting and visit of the Fluery or Schweiger winery. Your day will conclude with a 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.
Alcatraz and history go hand in hand. Once home to some of America's most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique to the Rock. The presence of infamous inmates like Al "Scarface" Capone, and the "Birdman" Robert Stroud helped to establish the island's notoriety. To this day, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world's most legendary prisons.
Many people, though, are unaware of the wealth of other stories to be learned on the island. Alcatraz is now home to rare flowers and plants, marine wildlife, and thousands of roosting and nesting sea birds. Civil War-era buildings dotting the island give insight into the 19th century when the island served as both a harbor defense fort and a military prison. You can also see visible reminders of the American Indian Occupation that started in 1969 after the prison closed, highlighting an important milestone in the American Indian rights movement.
Come experience the beauty, history and infamy of Alcatraz on the San Francisco Bay. You'll be astounded by what you learn and see.
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.
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.
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