This fantastic fly-drive holiday includes 3 nights in the cosmopolitan city of San Francisco, 1 night in Oakland, 2 nights in the Sacramento, 1 night in Napa and 2 nights in Sonoma County Experience the best Wineries in Northern California aswell as the breathtaking views and the simply stunning restaurants.
We have included FREE a compact car with fully inclusive insurance aswell as £200 per person discount.
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
48-hour Double Decker All Loops Plus Alcatraz, £65pp - Enjoy four tours of San Francisco's most famous sites, with unlimited hop-on and hop-off privileges! Stops include: Fisherman's Wharf -Located on the northern waterfront and best known for Pier 39, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Centre, Ghirardelli Square and the Wax Museum.
2-Day Go San Francisco Card, £60pp - The perfect way to save on your San Francisco vacation. Go San Francisco Card includes: FREE general admission to over 45 San Francisco attractions and tours including: SFMOMA, Full-day Deluxe Wine Country Tour, Golden Gate Bay Cruise, Legion of Honour, Asian Art Museum, Full-day Monterey and Carmel Tour, Six Flags Marine World, California Academy of Sciences - Steinhart Aquarium, Bay City Bike Rentals, Wine Tastings.
San Francisco Golden Gate Bay Cruise, £23pp - Relax and enjoy San Francisco Bay in comfort as you leisurely sail from Fisherman’s Wharf, taking in views of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Sail under the famous Golden Gate Bridge which stands 746 feet high and spans 4,200-feet across the Bay. Also see historic Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco National Maritime Park, Angel Island and enjoy close-up views of Alcatraz Island, the former prison home to some of America’s most infamous criminals.
Full Day Wine Country Tour, £45pp - On the Wine Country Tour, discover Napa Valley, Sonoma and all that the Northern California wine country has to offer. We provide a full-day winery tour departing from San Francisco. From the beautiful scenery to the famous wineries of California´s wine region, Sonoma and Napa counties Mediterranean climate makes them the premium wine-grape growing provinces of North America.
Full Day Yosemite Bus Tour by Coach, £99pp – Situated 180 miles from San Francisco, Yosemite National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty, shaped by the power of glaciers. Although it is best known for its high cliffs and stunning waterfalls, you will also find deep valleys, grand meadows, beautiful forests and vast wilderness areas within its boundaries.
San Francisco Dinner Cruise, £95pp - A great way to end the day in San Francisco! When the sun sets and city lights twinkle from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate, board relaxing dinner-dance cruise on the San Francisco Bay and enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner as the famous skyline drifts slowly past.
Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel, £79pp - Discover one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world as you travel along Highway 1 to historic Monterey and laid back Carmel-by-the-Sea. Follow the winding Highway 1 along the stunning California coastline which features one spectacular view after another.
San Francisco Urban Safari, £90pp - The San Francisco Urban Safari features "off-the-beaten-track" sightseeing adventures through San Francisco. Expeditions artfully combine visits to renowned sites and landmarks of San Francisco...with journeys to alleys, murals, movie locations, and historical and architectural sites. All conducted with humour and a ton of fun! Enjoy this unique and unforgettable 4-hour “Off-the-Beaten-Track” highly personalized tour of San Francisco.
Day by Day
Day 1 London – San Francisco
Fly direct from London to San Francisco, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in North America. Upon arrival make your own way to your hotel in San Francisco and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2 San Francisco
You have a full day to explore this fantastic city and take advantage of the FREE Golden Gate Bay Cruise we are offering. This 60 minute Bay Cruise is the perfect introduction to San Francisco. This is a fully narrated tour that loops around San Francisco Bay, sailing next to Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the sights of San Francisco including Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf, the famous Painted Ladies and enjoy the numerous shops and fantastic restaurants.
Day 3 San Francisco
Your last full day in San Francisco can be used to explore many of the sights a bit further afield. You may want to visit stunning Yosemite National Park or even take a trip to sample some of the regions famous wines in Napa Valley. San Francisco has so much to offer that you might never want to leave!
Recommended Foodie hotspots: Toast at trouble coffee company, Chowder in a sourdough bread bowl at Boudin Bakery or amazing cocktails at Bourbon & Branch
Day 4 San Francisco to Oakland
After breakfast pick up your car from O’Farrell Street and drive the short drive to Oakland. Here you will spend 1 night in pure culinary delight as you dine at one of the many top restaurants.
Recommended Foodie hotspots: Coffee at Blue bottle coffee, Chicken & Waffles at the Brown sugar kitchen or Doughnuts at Doughnut Dolly.
Day 5 Oakland to Sacramento
This morning enjoy some breakfast before making your way to Sacramento where you will spend 2 nights. Once you arrive check-in to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Day 6 Sacramento
Visit a farmers market. Sacramento is home to the largest “Certified Farmers Market” in California and has the most ethnically diversified market in terms of produce offerings, growers and customers. Many of the farmers markets operate year-round. Get acquainted with Sacramento and take a Fast Eddie Bike Tour as you check out the urban art in Midtown. Taste some local wines or cruise through the Delta region as you enjoy one of these scenic, educational (and environmentally friendly) rides. Eddie promises not to go too fast. Mix it up at Mulvaney's fine-dining establishment, located in a 1893 firehouse. The restaurant focuses on seasonal and local products when creating its dishes.
Recommended Foodie hotspots: Squeezburger at the squeeze inn, any of the sausages and a beer at Low Bray or fantastic cocktails at Hook & Ladder.
Day 7 Sacramento to Napa Valley
This morning you will drive to Napa Valley. Napa Valley is one of the north’s premier wine and food destinations. The region is home to more than 125 exciting restaurants, awarded more Michelin Stars per capita than any other wine region in the world. Here is where the farm-to-table culinary scene meets the creativity of some of the world’s best chefs, resulting in a wide range of culinary adventures. Napa Valley is also home to the birthplace and heart of America’s finest winemakers and wineries. There are more world-acclaimed wineries here than in any other single region of North America. Ninety-five percent of Napa Valley’s 400+ wineries are family-owned and operated.
Recommended Foodie hotspots: Push the boat out at a Michelin starred restaurant in Yountville, grab picnic food at Oxbow Public Market or hop on the Napa Valley Wine Train to sip your way through the stunning scenery.
Day 8 Napa Valley to Sonoma County
Sonoma County was names one of Wine Enthusiasts 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2014. Neighbouring Napa Valley to the west, this diverse destination represents the best of northern California – premium wine, farm to table dining, organic farms and orchards, breweries and distilleries, and artisan cheese producers, all surrounded by incredible natural beauty. Breath-taking highway 1, aka the Pacific coast highway, delights visitors with crashing waves, sea lions and otters sunning on the beaches, and amazing sunsets that colour the sky in brilliant hues. Enjoy 2 nights here.
Day 10 Sonoma County to London
After some lunch make your way back to San Francisco airport ready for your flight home. Drop your car of at the airport and check in for your flight.
Day 11 London
Arrive back into London after a fantastic holiday.