San Francisco is a culturally-rich, architecturally-beautiful city that will seduce you with its Pacific Ocean vistas and laid-back street culture. A range of optional tours means you can play it your way whether it’s a thrilling helicopter joy flight or a subdued vineyard tour that gets your motor running. Sail under the majestic span of the Golden Gate Bridge, around Angel Island National Park and along the beautiful shorelines of Tiburon and Sausalito as you sip Champagne and nibble canapés on a sunset cruise of San Francisco harbor. A guided tour will reveal the sites and stories of the city’s rich ‘wild west’ and gold rush past, and explore the cells of Alcatraz on an audio tour of the infamous island prison. Choose from a range of optional activities to complete your experience, including a thrilling helicopter flight over the Golden Gate Bridge, a self-drive tour of the city in an electric mini car, a day trip to beautiful Muir woods outside the city, or a cellar-door tour of the nearby Napa Valley vineyards.
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Enjoy a 2-hour twilight cruise with breathtaking sunset views and a light buffet offered by Boudin Catering, sailing past Alcatraz, around Angel Island, along Tiburon and Sausalito, and under the Golden Gate Bridge. With cool background music and live commentary by the captain, this cruise is a wonderful way to explore San Francisco Bay at twilight during the summer months.
As the sun begins to set over the Marin Headlands, you'll cruise past Alcatraz, Angel Island and the shorelines of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito. Watch the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean as you sail west toward the Golden Gate Bridge. On your way back to Fisherman's Wharf you'll see many more famous sights, including the Presidio, the Marina District and Fort Mason.
During the cruise, enjoy an assortment of vegetarian, turkey and roast beef sandwiches, sandwiches, sourdough pizza, antipasti, crudités with dips, potato and Caesar salads, seasonal fruits, and freshly baked miniature desserts, and a complimentary beverage. A full bar with drinks and merchandise is available aboard.
All cruise vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, and restrooms. There is no assigned seating or formal dress required, come as you are for an evening of relaxed sunset sailing! Vessels operate on biodiesel, a renewable energy source. Remember to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and to bring extra cash for drinks.
The San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf hotel (4*) , features premier accommodations near exciting attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39, the North Beach District, the famous Cable Cars and more. You will delight in this Fisherman Wharf hotel's chic, inviting lobby, decadent dining and 285 elegant guestrooms, complete with Marriott Revive® bed and hypo-allergenic down comforters.
This wine country tour is a pleasure for anyone who enjoys a good glass of wine or for those just wanting to experience the beautiful scenery, but with limited time. The half day wine tour in San Francisco departs from Fisherman's Wharf and heads North across the Golden Gate Bridge, through Marin County and into the world famous Carneros wine region in the town of Sonoma. Included on the tour are visits to several wineries in beautiful Sonoma, spanning from mass production wineries to smaller boutiques. Learn all about wine production and techniques and enjoy wine tasting sessions and winery tours. This fun and informative tour not only offers a taste of superb wineries in the region, but it offers a chance to enjoy the splendour of the beautiful vineyards and picturesque Sonoma County as your guide escorts you from place to place.
Make your way to Pier 33 and board a ferry to Alcatraz in the morning and ride across the bay to Alcatraz Island. Then in the afternoon come on an insider's tour of San Francisco. The tour begins after a short walk up a hill and into the prison, where you will receive a headset for Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour, an award-winning audio presentation which includes 45 minutes of recordings of actual guards and inmates. Then at the end of the tour, you'll have plenty of time to explore Alcatraz Island to your heart's content, just make sure you don't miss the last ferry back; you wouldn't want to be spending the night there.
Then in the afternoon, it's time for some leisurely exploration of San Francisco. We'll spend some time at some of its main attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, the Market Street Cable Cars, Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Twin Peaks, Fisherman's Wharf, the San Francisco Giants Baseball Stadium and Candlestick Park, just to name a few. Your informative and friendly guide will also tell you all about the fascinating history of San Francisco, going as far back as the 1849 Gold Rush, down to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake when the whole city was literally covered in rubble.
Enjoy some time at leisure in San Francisco for optional activities. The city has plenty to offer such as: a helicopter ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, a shared tour of the city, renting a bike or a "Go-Car" (an electric mini-car) and taking either a guided or self guided tour of San Francisco. Consider a day trip to discover the secrets outside of the city such as beautiful Muir woods, or the wine country in Napa valley. Please speak to your Sales Advisor if any of these tour options are of interest.
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December 19, 2011
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