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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.

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 the world-renowned wine country.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... savouring Baja-style fish tacos and handmade chocolate at the San Francisco Ferry Building's famous farmers' market. And blending your own wine at a family owned-winery, before enjoying lunch with your hosts.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: DWCD

6 Nights

accommodation

10 Meals
  • 6 full breakfasts.

  • 1 lunch.

  • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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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 at your hotel, feel free to start your discovery of San Francisco and get a preview of 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.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
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. Explore a Cultural Insight, the Cable Car Museum, a celebration of San Francisco's rail transit history, focused on exploring the positive impact streetcars and cable cars have made on the quality of urban life in this great city. 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.

Meal(s)
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.

Meal(s)
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 lunch journeying through the countryside sampling wine aboard the vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. Your evening is free, perhaps take in one of the delicious restaurants on historic Sonoma Plaza.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Regional Meal
Hotel
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Authentic Accommodation

5. Napa Valley Excursion

Enjoy a visit to an olive press in Sonoma where you take a tour and learn about the harvesting process and the making of olive oil with a Local Specialist. Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza, flanked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano—the last California mission built—and browse the unique gift shops where you will have lunch on your own. 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. This evening, the tables are turned, as you join a hands-on cooking class at a famous culinary school. You'll group into teams with your fellow travellers and prepare a delicious four-course gourmet meal alongside top chef instructors. When finished, toast your efforts with hors d'oeuvres and a glass of champagne before enjoying the fruits of your labour with local wines.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Regional Meal

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 specialty 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 Sullivan Vineyards where you will enjoy a tour with tastings straight from the barrel, conclude 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.

Meal(s)
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. Please do not schedule your flight before 3pm.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • #JoinTrafalgar
    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.

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma, California, USA Stay at our Authentic Accommodation and natural underground hot mineral water springs. 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.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Be My Guest
    at a Napa Valley winery.

  • Local Specialists
    at the local farmer's market in San Francisco, in Haight-Ashbury, wine making in Napa, olive pressing in Sonoma, Sullivan vineyards in Calistoga and at Ravenswood Winery.

  • Cultural Insights
    Taste and learn about fortune cookies and explore the Cable Car Museum in San Francisco.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour of San Francisco and Sonoma

    • Visit Nicholson Ranch Winery in Sonoma, Sullivan Vineyards in Rutherford

    • Scenic drives along Carneros Highway and Silverado Trail through Sonoma and Napa Valley


What's Included

Dining

    • 6 full breakfasts.

    • 1 lunch.

    • 3 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • 6 nights First Class accommodation


    Airport Transfers

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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


Unwind

Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 10 Reviews

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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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    Service rating : Trafalgar service was first class,from receiving our itinerary couriered to our house well in advance to hotel check ins, coach service and welcome reception Our tour director Greg Martin was amazing. He worked tirelessly to ensure our trip was informative, action packed, lots

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    The service we received was very professional. From our travel representative Buck Capps to our tour guide Gregg Allen our trip was everything we had hoped it would be and more. We enjoyed both hotels we were in and made many friends along the way. Our fellow travelers were delightful and made

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    Service rating : Very much enjoyed the travel director....funny, helpful, knowledgeable about the area. Some of the activities could have been "timed" better...in other words, with a big breakfast included in the package deal, twice we had food tastings in the early morning right after eating.

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