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San Francisco and Wine Country Delights

7 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

Discover the iconic sights of San Francisco before heading to California Wine Country on this At Leisure trip.

"The whole trip was expertly organised"


About this trip

This laid-back journey from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa explores all the sights and tastes along the way, including the fruits of world-renowned wine country.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... sampling the fine art of wine-blending under the deft guidance of Peter at Ravenswood Winery. Smell the acids from the Carignan wine and taste the fruit infusing the Zinfandel, before creating your own special blend to take home and share with friends.

Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: DWCD

6 Nights


9 Meals
  • 6 full breakfasts.

  • 2 dinners (including Be My Guest).

  • 1 lunch.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

San Francisco and Wine Country Delights

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive San Francisco (3 Nights)

Welcome to San Francisco and the beginning of your wine country adventure. After checking in to your hotel, feel free to start your discovery of San Francisco and preview the many sites you will visit in the coming days. At 6 p.m., gather at a local restaurant with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Welcome Reception
Hyatt Regency San Francisco

2. San Francisco Sightseeing

After a leisurely breakfast, begin your day with a visit to San Francisco's famous Saturday morning Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market for a food-tasting adventure with a Local Specialist. After some time on your own for lunch at Fisherman's Wharf, set out for a real insider's experience of Haight-Ashbury, ground zero for the hippie generation in the '60s. Join Local Specialists for a guided walk in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead to learn about the impact of the alternative rock culture on San Francisco and the world. This evening, join your Travel Director on a walking tour through Chinatown, exploring the neighbourhood's fascinating history. Inhale the fragrant scents of the tea and herbal shops, admire the Chinese-style buildings, and enjoy a Cultural Insight during a stop at the Golden Gate Cookie Factory to watch how fortune cookies are made. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

Full Breakfast
Regional Meal

3. San Francisco At Leisure

Take the entire day to explore glorious, exciting, eccentric San Francisco on your own. Ride the cable cars, shop Union Square, or visit the museums and gardens of Golden Gate Park. You can also venture further away on optional trips to Carmel and Monterey, Muir Woods National Monument or Yosemite National Park. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you make any arrangements.

Full Breakfast

4. San Francisco – Sonoma (3 Nights)

Leave your heart in San Francisco as you set out in search of Bacchus in California's world-renowned wine country. Enjoy a Regional Meal lunch as you journey through the countryside sampling wine aboard the vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. Proudly continuing the railroad traditions of yore, the train offers a truly unique and memorable experience. The evening is yours to spend any way you like. Perhaps dine at one of the delicious restaurants on historic Sonoma Plaza.

Full Breakfast
Regional Meal
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Authentic Accommodation

5. Napa Valley Excursion

Enjoy a visit to an olive press in Sonoma where you take a tour to learn about the harvesting process and the making of olive oil with a Local Specialist. Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza where you will have lunch on your own. Planked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano-the last California mission built-browse the unique gift shops that line the square. Then retreat to a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery with a Local Specialist-create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Enjoy an evening at leisure to spend as you please.

Full Breakfast

6. Calistoga Excursion

Starting with a visit to downtown Napa and the Oxbow Public Market, today is a day devoted to tasting the savoury, sweet, salty and spicy flavours of California wine country. Sample creamy, delicate, locally-produced salami and speciality sausages, and sate your sweet tooth with a tasting of decadent chocolate. After travelling the stunning Silverado Trail, lunch is on your own in downtown Calistoga, noted for its hot springs and geyser. Continue on to a vineyard where you will enjoy a tour with tastings straight from the barrel, concluding with four wine tastings, paired with artisan cheeses. This evening in Sonoma, celebrate wine country with a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a local winery where you'll enjoy a private tour and sample estate-produced wines.

Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

7. Napa – Depart San Francisco

Before you know it, it will be time to say one last 'cheers' in California. Take your transfer to San Francisco International Airport, or to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco if you are extending your stay.

Full Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, California, USA
    Stay at this luxurious property, an Authentic Accommodation and natural underground hot mineral water spring. Once considered a sacred healing ground, a Native American 'sweathouse' stood near the spring for generations. Years later an eccentric San Francisco physician commercially developed the hot springs for well-to-do San Franciscans to enjoy.

  • Be My Guest
    Enjoy dinner at a Napa Valley winery.

  • Cultural Insights
    Taste and learn about fortune cookies in San Francisco.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Local Specialists
    Visit the local farmer's market in San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury, learn about olive pressing in Sonoma and at a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery.

  • Trafalgar Cares
    Oxbow Public Market You'll meet local artisans who'll explain how they promote equality and a healthy environment through sustainability, agriculture and local harvest.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour of San Francisco and Sonoma

    • Scenic drives along the Carneros Highway and Silverado Trail

    • See Napa Valley while riding aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train

    • Visit Nicholson Ranch and Ravenswood Winery in Sonoma and the Oxbow Public Market in Napa

What's Included


    • 6 full breakfasts.

    • 2 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).

    • 1 lunch.

What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights

    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience


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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 13 Reviews

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    Service rating : Our tour guide was well-informed and enthusiastic. The motorcoach was terrible - the seats were closer than on a plane. Very uncomfortable.Product : Itinerary was fine but the substituted hotel was not in a very nice part of town, was in need of repair and updating.

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    Service rating : Some parts of the trip were not as we had read when we signed up.Product : A few of the tours left us waiting with too much time to do nothing. Just killing time.

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    Service rating : when ever I go on vacation again, I will use Trafalgar, or a similar service. I can't believe all the care and worry that they took out of the trip. The knowledge of the area by our host was a big bonus.Product : Best vacation I have ever been on.

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    Service rating : knowledgeable and attentive tour director. The pace was very relaxed. Plenty to see and do.Product : The itinerary met my expectations. I wish I could have seen Yosemite while in California but the day trip was just too long.

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    Service rating : Aside from some glitches in the itinerary noted below, the experience was excellent. Travel Director was entertaining and informative. I would definitely consider another adventure with Trafalgar. This was my first tour and it was a great way to get to know an area to see if you

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