(San Francisco, Napa Valley)
With its patchwork of lush vineyards, aromatic orchards and oak-covered hills, wine country offers visitors a chance to experience the kind of beauty that makes time stand still.
Indulge yourself in San Francisco, a sublime city that delights all the senses. Between the hip art scene, charming boutiques, sweeping bay views and locally-focused restaurants and wine bars, it is a destination that thrills those in search of The Good Life. As if that life weren’t good enough, just an hour outside of the city is the region’s lush vine-covered hillsides reminiscent of Tuscany and home to almost 400 wineries. Take a gastronomic journey and taste some of the finest wines and locally sourced cuisines the region has to offer. In the evenings, relax in luxury hotels that offer gracious amenities and friendly, personalized services.
Head out with your private guide and driver for glorious Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley experiences, where time is allotted during your days to have personalized winery visits and tastings added to your itinerary (not included). If you’ve a penchant for gangsters, you'll enjoy the boat ride to Alcatraz and to experience 'The Rock', where famous inmates like Al "Scarface" Capone, and the "Birdman" Robert Stroud were imprisoned. From tasting food and wine so good it should be prohibited, to touring the cellblocks of those who dabbled in illegal, your time in Frisco and the surrounding wine region will be beyond memorable.
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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.
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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