Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel

7 days from $6,856 pp*
  • Enjoy a private tour exploring the highlights of San Francisco.
  • Take a scenic horseback ride through Sonoma Valley.
  • Explore some of Napa Valley’s most notable wineries on a full-day private tour.
  • Tour Alcatraz by night and hear stories told by real life prisoners and correctional officers.
  • Journey along the famous Pacific Coast Highway on a day tour of the coastal Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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Discover the best Northern California has to offer as you adventure through its dynamic natural beauty and stunning city sights. Enjoy the highlights of cosmopolitan San Francisco, explore the acclaimed wine regions of Napa and Sonoma, and visit the idyllic coastal cities of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea in this enchanting experience.

The adventure begins in lively San Francisco, once a hub of wild saloons from yesteryear and now home to culture, gastronomy, and some of America's most iconic sights. Your first stop is to one of the most notorious prisons in American history - Alcatraz. Here you'll experience a unique night tour of the former maximum-security facility that once held some of America’s most dangerous felons. Continue your exploration of the "City by the Bay" with a private driver-guide as you tour the area's must-see attractions, including Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts, Twin Peaks, and the Painted Ladies, as made famous by TV's "Full House". Escape the hustle and bustle of the city as you continue to Napa Valley, pausing to enjoy an adventurous horseback ride through Sonoma Valley along the way, followed by a visit to Bartholomew Estate Winery to sample some of Sonoma’s finest wines. Satiate your palette with more glasses of flavorful reds and whites with a full-day tour of some of Napa Valley’s most notable wineries. Travel along the famous Pacific Coast Highway for awe-inspiring views as you make your way towards the picturesque coastal cities of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea. You’ll also visit the charming little town of Pacific Grove on the way to Pebble Beach as you journey along the famous 17-Mile Drive, an iconic road the winds its way between magnificent homes and Northern Cali's stunning coastline. Upon arrival into the captivating town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, explore the boutique shops on Ocean Avenue or experience the serenity of the white sandy beach, further appreciating the authentic charm of California. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 San Francisco
    San Francisco
    • Private Transfer - SFO Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver
    • Activity - Alcatraz by Night - Vehicle/Driver/Boat
  • Day 2 San Francisco
    San Francisco
    • Private Tour - City Tour (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 3 San Francisco to Napa Valley
    San Francisco to Napa Valley
    • Private Transfer - San Francisco - Napa Valley [with Sonoma Horseback Ride, 3 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 4 Napa Valley
    Napa Valley
    • Private Tour - Winery Tour (with Lunch, 6 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 5 Napa Valley to Carmel by the Sea
    Napa Valley to Carmel by the Sea
    • Private Transfer - Napa Valley - Carmel by the Sea [3.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 6 Carmel by the Sea to Monterey Bay
    Carmel by the Sea to Monterey Bay
    • Private Transfer - Carmel by the Sea - Monterey Bay [via Pacific Coast Highway, 9.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 7 Monterey Bay
    Monterey Bay
    • Private Transfer - SJC Airport (1.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: San Francisco

Meet your private driver at baggage claim for a transfer to your San Francisco hotel. 

Depart from your hotel with a private driver for a transfer to Pier 33 where you'll catch the ferry to Alcatraz for a unique experience tonight. Along the way across the bay, gain insight into the backstory of this mysterious histoirical site with on board commentary. Hear stories of attempted escapes where prisoners tried to leave this island that’s only reachable by boat. Once on the island, walk at your own pace with an auditory guide called “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour”. This award-winning presentation will engage your senses as you imagine life inside the prison. Stories are told by real prisoners and the correctional officers who worked and lived on Alcatraz. Return to the mainland by ferry upon conclusion of your tour and meet your private driver for a transfer back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Argonaut Hotel San Francisco

The Argonaut Hotel San Francisco is a boutique hotel located in the historic Haslett Warehouse, which was built in 1907 and features noteworthy design details such as exposed brick and Douglas Fir beams. Renowned for its central location to all the must-see attractions in San Francisco, guests of The Argonaut Hotel are just steps away from San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge and are next door to Ghirardelli Square & Hyde Street Pier. All 252 guest rooms feature play, nautical-inspired details and eco-friendly amenities. Additionally, guests are sure to enjoy the hotel’s complimentary cruiser bikes, which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Alcatraz Lighthouse
Alcatraz Lighthouse
Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  San Francisco
San Francisco

Day 2: San Francisco

Explore the City by the Bay with your private driver-guide. First, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 to wave hello to the friendly sea lions basking in the sun. From here, head to Lombard Street to watch cars zig zag across this crooked street. Next, discover the breathtaking Palace of Fine Arts, one of the city’s architectural treasures. Learn about San Francisco’s many roles in the film and television industry by discovering LucasFilm and the Painted Ladies made famous by Full House. Head to The Presido, a stunning park that is home to the Walt Disney Museum, Lover’s Lane, and Andy Goldsworthy’s wood line. Finally, your driver-guide will take you to Twin Peaks for spectacular views of San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area as a whole. Conclude your tour with a private transfer back to your hotel.  

Accommodation: Argonaut Hotel San Francisco
Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Palace of Fine Arts
Palace of Fine Arts
Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Argonaut Hotel
Argonaut Hotel

Day 3: San Francisco - Napa Valley

Join your private driver-guide for a transfer to Napa Valley today with an adventurous horseback ride through Sonoma Valley along the way. Admire the area's lush vineyards and picturesque landscape from a rancher’s perspective as you ride horseback with a small group of other travelers and a guide taking you off the beaten path. Stunning views will surround you as you meander through meadows and make your way to overlooks. After your horseback ride, quench your thirst at the Bartholomew Estate Winery. Join a small group of other travelers to enjoy a tour of the estate followed by a sampling of winemaker Kevin Holt’s finest vintages before your driver-guide takes you to your Napa Valley hotel.

Accommodation: Archer Hotel Napa Valley

The Archer Hotel brings a unique luxury boutique feel to the beautiful gateway city of Napa. The five-story hotel is surrounded by vibrant shopping and dining at First Street Napa, the valley's only curated experience of its kind, in the heart of a wonderfully walkable downtown complete. Here you can experience world-class dining, 20+ tasting rooms and live music venues. The Archer Hotel features 183 luxe guest rooms, including 39 balcony-clad suites, the progressive American menus of Charlie Palmer Steak, and the Rooftop at Archer Hotel that showcases both the urban energy of downtown Napa and the incredible valley vistas just beyond the city.

Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Napa Valley
Napa Valley

Day 4: Napa Valley

Take off on a full day winery tour of some of Napa Valley’s most notable wineries with a private driver-guide today. Depending on availability, the wineries you may visit include Emmaus Wines, Rarecat Wines, Redmond, Strala or Essere Franco. Each of the chosen wineries has its own unique style, setting and history. After your private wine tasting, you'll have the opportunity to meet the makers of the wine and see firsthand how the wine is produced from growing, pruning to harvesting of the vines. You’re sure to enjoy this truly curated and unique behind-the-scenes experience of each estate. Conclude your tour with a transfer back to your hotel. 

 

Accommodation: Archer Hotel Napa Valley
Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting

Day 5: Napa Valley - Carmel by the Sea

Meet your private driver for a transfer to beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea today. Watch as the picturesque valleys of California's wine region transform into coastal beauty. Experience idyllic views along this scenic route as you journey towards the charming beach city nestled by turquoise Pacific waters. 

Accommodation: Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley Ranch offers a 500-acre playground with room for everyone, including romantic spots for couples looking for an intimate getaway, or facilities for families looking for entertainment. The ranch's luxury accommodations are where resort living meets the call of the wild. Gaze at the stars from your private deck as you savor a glass of wine from the vineyard. Gather around an old-school board game, or simply enjoy a night reflecting on a day well spent. Discover the art of adventure among the gardens along with indoor pursuits such as culinary demonstrations, soap-making, and other arts and crafts. Experience bliss at Spa Aiyana, featuring immersive treatments from massage to sleep therapy, or try your luck at the only Pete Dye-designed, bentgrass golf course in Northern California.

Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Carmel
Carmel
Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch

Day 6: Carmel by the Sea - Monterey Bay

Sit back and relax as you enjoy a private transfer to Monterey today, exploring some of the area’s highlights along the way. Visit Cannary Row in Monterey, made famous by John Steinbeck, strolling along the shops, seeking out a fresh seafood lunch, or perhaps just wandering along Ocean View Boulevard all the way to Lover’s Point Beach. If you wish to get up-close to colorful marine life, your guide can take you to the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium where you can either walk around freely or take a guided tour. Next it's on to the charming little town of Pacific Grove on the way to Pebble Beach, via the 17-Mile Drive. This iconic road winds its way between magnificent homes and the sublime coastline, between the lush green lawns of world-famous golf courses like Spyglass Hill, and among the last remaining forest of the rare Monterey Cyprus Tree, sculpted into dynamic shapes by the persistent Pacific breezes. Upon arrival into the captivating town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, enjoy time to explore the boutique shops on Ocean Avenue or experience the serenity of the white sandy beach. Stop by the historic Carmel Mission on your way to a superb wine tasting before spending time on your own for dinner, perhaps choosing to dine at Mission Ranch, a hub of American comfort food served in farmhouse restored by Clint Eastwood. Your tour concludes upon the arrival at your Monterey hotel.

Accommodation: Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Perched dramatically above the crashing surf of the Pacific, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers a memorable California experience. As the 'grand dame of the bay', Monterey Plaza provides guests with classic, coastal hospitality refreshed by a spirit of conviviality. Here you’ll unwind in elegantly-appointed guest rooms, designed with thoughtful extras and luxurious touches. From the redesigned lobby and suites, the vibrant Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, and breathtaking rooftop spa, enjoy engaging new experiences with all the classic comfort and quality of an iconic oceanfront luxury hotel. Experience the iconic attractions of Cannery Row, Old Fisherman's Wharf and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, all right at your doorstep. 

Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Carmel
Carmel
Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay

Day 7: Monterey Bay

Meet your private driver for a transfer to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport today. 

Accommodation: Depart ( )

 End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Argonaut Hotel San Francisco : San Francisco

The Argonaut Hotel San Francisco is a boutique hotel located in the historic Haslett Warehouse, which was built in 1907 and features noteworthy design details such as exposed brick and Douglas Fir beams. Renowned for its central location to all the must-see attractions in San Francisco, guests of The Argonaut Hotel are just steps away from San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge and are next door to Ghirardelli Square & Hyde Street Pier. All 252 guest rooms feature play, nautical-inspired details and eco-friendly amenities. Additionally, guests are sure to enjoy the hotel’s complimentary cruiser bikes, which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Argonaut Hotel
Argonaut Hotel

Archer Hotel Napa Valley : Napa Valley

The Archer Hotel brings a unique luxury boutique feel to the beautiful gateway city of Napa. The five-story hotel is surrounded by vibrant shopping and dining at First Street Napa, the valley's only curated experience of its kind, in the heart of a wonderfully walkable downtown complete. Here you can experience world-class dining, 20+ tasting rooms and live music venues. The Archer Hotel features 183 luxe guest rooms, including 39 balcony-clad suites, the progressive American menus of Charlie Palmer Steak, and the Rooftop at Archer Hotel that showcases both the urban energy of downtown Napa and the incredible valley vistas just beyond the city.

Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Archer Hotel
Archer Hotel

Carmel Valley Ranch: Carmel by the Sea

Carmel Valley Ranch offers a 500-acre playground with room for everyone, including romantic spots for couples looking for an intimate getaway, or facilities for families looking for entertainment. The ranch's luxury accommodations are where resort living meets the call of the wild. Gaze at the stars from your private deck as you savor a glass of wine from the vineyard. Gather around an old-school board game, or simply enjoy a night reflecting on a day well spent. Discover the art of adventure among the gardens along with indoor pursuits such as culinary demonstrations, soap-making, and other arts and crafts. Experience bliss at Spa Aiyana, featuring immersive treatments from massage to sleep therapy, or try your luck at the only Pete Dye-designed, bentgrass golf course in Northern California.

Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch
Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Spa Pool
Spa Pool

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa: Monterey Bay

Perched dramatically above the crashing surf of the Pacific, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers a memorable California experience. As the 'grand dame of the bay', Monterey Plaza provides guests with classic, coastal hospitality refreshed by a spirit of conviviality. Here you’ll unwind in elegantly-appointed guest rooms, designed with thoughtful extras and luxurious touches. From the redesigned lobby and suites, the vibrant Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, and breathtaking rooftop spa, enjoy engaging new experiences with all the classic comfort and quality of an iconic oceanfront luxury hotel. Experience the iconic attractions of Cannery Row, Old Fisherman's Wharf and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, all right at your doorstep. 

Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Carmel   Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Blue Vista Spa
Blue Vista Spa

Depart ( ): Global Location

 End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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