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Feel free in one of America's hippest cities - a multi-cultural haven for artists, techies, entrepreneurs and innovators.

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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      • Note: For Segway trip on Day 3, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.
      • Explorer trips give you the opportunity to truly customize your visit, giving you a choice of different destinations and activities, based on your own personal interests.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Feel free in one of America's hippest cities - a multi-cultural haven for artists, techies, entrepreneurs and innovators, which you'll explore in-depth with a few 'forbidden' local surprises along the way.


      Trip type: City Explorer i

      Trip code: DSFE

      4 Nights

      accommodation

      7 Meals
      • 4 breakfasts

      • 3 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of San Francisco

        • VISIT Alamo Square, home to the famous "Painted Ladies," Lombard Street, Golden Gate Bridge, Sonoma, Ravenswood Winery,


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 4 breakfasts

        • 3 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • 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

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All 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


      1. Arrive San Francisco (4 Nights)

      Connect with the invigorating spirit of San Francisco - your home for the next four nights and one of America's most beloved cities. Your hotel and 'Stay with Story' is the celebrated Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, the Grande Dame of San Francisco's boutique hotels, a short 5-minute walk from Union Square. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception at your hotel.

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      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

      2. San Francisco Guided Sightseeing

      Tap into San Francisco's iconic locations as well as its nooks and crannies that only locals know. Stroll down Alamo Square, home to the famous "Painted Ladies" the famous "postcard row" of brightly painted Victorian houses. Then zigzag down charming flower-lined Lombard Street, known as the crookedest street in the world. Cross the famous Golden Gate Bridge and head north to Sonoma Valley, Wine Country. There is free time at historic Sonoma Plaza for lunch and browse the unique gift shops. YOUR CHOICE OF: DINNER Enjoy your choice of dinner this evening. A guided introduction to San Francisco's Chinatown, a small but fascinating place full of alleys lined with temples, tongs, and shops; learn the colorful history of the oldest Chinatown in the US. Your tour ends with a Chinese feast at one of San Francisco's favorite Chinese restaurants. For a totally different experience, enjoy a unique Off the Grid curated food experience. More dynamic than restaurants, Food Trucks or mobile food is fueled by diverse, enterprising small business owners who entice diners with a wide array of exciting food options. Your evening comes to a close in time to rest for the next day of sightseeing.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Regional Dinner

      3. San Francisco Your Choice Morning Sightseeing and Afternoon Free Time

      This morning, visit one of America's greatest farmer's markets at the historic Ferry Building Marketplace. The market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products, artisan products and prepared foods. YOUR CHOICE OF: SIGHTSEEING Enjoy your choice of sightseeing this morning. Head for San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Park. Be ready for a different experience as you explore the park by electric Segway. After a quick lesson on how to operate your Segway, you will have a blast as you glide through landscaped trails, visit hidden sights, and learn the park's historical transformation from bleak sand dunes to today's lush landscape. Your second choice also takes you to Golden Gate Park and combines visits to two jewels in San Francisco's museums crown: the 125-year old de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. The de Young's permanent collection spans the gamut from ancient artifacts, paintings, ancient textiles and contemporary gowns by famous designers such as Oscar de la Renta. The California Academy of Sciences, on the other hand, combines aquarium, planetarium, rainforest and Natural History Museum, all under one living roof. This afternoon and evening are free to enjoy the city on your terms. Your Travel Director will have options to help you plan the rest of your day.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      4. San Francisco Your Choice Morning Sightseeing and Afternoon Free Time

      YOUR CHOICE OF: SIGHTSEEING Enjoy your choice of sightseeing this morning. A trip to Muir Woods, a sanctuary for California's giant redwoods. Venture over the Golden Gate Bridge to this isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees, also known as Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy solitude and peace, breathing the cool, moist air, as you wander along alleyways, surrounded by thousand-year-old trees. Or be tempted by guided walk across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and on to Sausalito, a quaint bayside town with great views of the San Francisco skyline. There is free time to wander around and explore the shops and art galleries before a bowl of chowder at a waterfront restaurant. Return to San Francisco's Pier 41 at lively Fisherman's Wharf by scenic ferry. Another afternoon to do as you please in San Francisco before getting together with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a final Farewell Dinner with wine at celebrity chef Tyler Florence's Wayfare Tavern, featuring authentic American dishes inspired by local cuisine at the turn of the 20th century.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      5. Depart San Francisco

      Say goodbye to vibrant San Francisco and your newfound friends, then take a transfer to the airport or extend your stay.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-au/tours/san-francisco-explorer?tripcode=dsfe for the latest discounts & departure information.

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        Stay at the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, housed in a landmark building in the heart of Union Square, and is quintessential San Francisco. (Day 1)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR of San Francisco

        • VISIT Alamo Square, home to the famous "Painted Ladies," Lombard Street, Golden Gate Bridge, Sonoma, Ravenswood Winery,


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 4 breakfasts

        • 3 dinners


      SanFranciscoExplorer Getty May2022 945925942

      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • 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

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All 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


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