San Francisco and Wine Tours

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The charms of the City by the Bay and the delights of California’s wine country make this sophisticated San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa Valley tour a memorable experience. Take a private San Francisco Bay catamaran cruise… an exclusive guided tour of the Embarcadero’s Marketplace … an interactive culinary experience with local chefs… a private tour with lunch in a wine cave and a tasting at a winery in Sonoma.

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Savor the best that northern California has to offer on this ultimate San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa Valley tour.

Day 1: San Francisco
Your northern California and Napa Valley tour begins at the Palace Hotel. A transfer is included from San Francisco Int’l Airport to the landmark Palace Hotel in the heart of San Francisco.

Day 2: City by the Bay
San Francisco yacht wheel Get to know some of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks and attractions during a morning sightseeing tour; from earthy Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach to the twisted Lombard Street. Sail around the Bay on a private catamaran cruise for a 360° view of sights like Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. After your cruise, take a look at the elegant Victorian, Italianate and Queen Anne-style architecture.

In the evening, it’s dinner with an interactive culinary experience, helping to prepare a gourmet meal with the chefs of San Francisco’s Hands On Gourmet.

Day 3: Savour the Aroma
Join a local epicurean concierge to discover the swirling sights, sounds and scents at the bayfront Ferry Building Marketplace in the Embarcadero on a customized culinary experience featuring exclusive tastings and specialty talks – the perfect prelude to a Sonoma and Napa Valley tour focusing on those superb California wines!

Days 4: Sonoma Valley Vineyards
Head through the Sonoma Valley’s wine country to the Benziger Family Winery for a private tour of the vineyards and production facilities, a wine tasting and lunch in a barrel cave – a great opportunity to see firsthand how fine California wine is produced through a combination of time-honored and thoroughly modern methods. Stop at a private winery and art gallery for a tasting and a glimpse of wine-inspired art. Join the resort’s sommelier for a wine education class prior to dinner this evening.

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Day 5: Wine Train Tour of Napa Valley
Travel to the town of Napa this morning, where you’ll board the celebrated Napa Valley Wine Train for a trip back to the bygone days of elegant rail travel. Enjoy a gourmet lunch aboard a faithfully restored 1917 Pullman Dining Car and sample local wines during a delightful 36-mile excursion through the valley’s verdant vineyards to quaint St. Helena.

Day 6: Wine Blending & Culinary Arts
Today, journey to the Franciscan Winery, where you’ll learn the art of wine blending and team up in a friendly winemaking competition with your fellow guests. Then a guided behind-the-scenes visit to the Culinary Institute of America features a special lunch with more wine… and a creative approach to dessert!

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Day 7: Journey Home
Head to the San Francisco Int’l Airport or back to the city to extend your vacation.

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