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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2San FranciscoGolden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz PrisonThe Marker Hotel, The Argonaut
2 - 4Yosemite National ParkWaterfalls, Half Dome, Yosemite ValleyYosemite View Lodge, Tenaya Lodge
4 - 7Lake TahoeSkiing & Winter Sports, Beaches & Boating, HikingTahoe Lake Shore Lodge, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
7 - 9Wine RegionNapa & Sonoma Valleys, Wine Tours & Artisanal Cuisine, Nightlife & EntertainmentRiver Terrace Inn, The Meritage Resort & Spa
9 - 9San FranciscoGolden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Prison

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  • Landscape
  • Wine & Food
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

Welcome to San Francisco!

Pick up your rental car from San Francisco airport

San Francisco

1 Night

Set yourself up for a fiesta of cultural and natural delights when you are in San Francisco. Perched on the tip of a peninsula, this eclectic city is home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge spanning the frequently fog-covered strait that connects the Bay to the Pacific Ocean.

Hotel Options
The Marker Hotel – Opt 1
RoomOne Queen Bed
The Argonaut – Opt 2
RoomStandard One Bedded Room
Day 2 - 4

Drive yourself from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in your rental car (Duration: 4 hrs)

Yosemite National Park

2 Nights

Nestled amid the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Yosemite National Park beckons with its array of magnificent natural treasures. Witness the majesty of giant sequoia trees that have stood sentinel over the rugged landscape for centuries.

Included Activities

Personalized Hike in Taft Point and Sentinel Dome
Hike through the beautiful wilderness of Yosemite National Park to Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. Set out with a professional, medically-trained guide along the Glacier Point Road at 7800 ft and pass through a red fir forest known to be a prime black bear habitat. Ascend three hundred feet above the trailhead on gently sloping granite slabs to the top of the Sentinel Dome, from where you can see magnificent views of Yosemite Valley and the high country of the park. Continue on through the forest and wildflower-filled meadows of the Pohono Trail, which runs along the southern rim of Yosemite Valley. Arrive at Taft Point and the Fissures, which offer spectacular views of the Cathedral Rocks, El Capitan and other landmarks of Western Yosemite Valley. Hike back through the mixed conifer forest to make a complete loop of the area back to the trailhead, ending this exciting tour! (Duration: Full Day; Flexible Timings; Private Activity & No Transfers; Trail Snacks & Picnic Lunch Included; Trekking Equipment & Poles Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes).

Hotel Options
RoomMountain View Room
Tenaya Lodge – Opt 2
RoomPremium Room
Day 4 - 7

Drive yourself from Yosemite National Park to Lake Tahoe in your rental car (Duration: 4,5 hrs)

Lake Tahoe

3 Nights

The largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe beckons with a host of scenic and recreational attractions. Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, it offers gorgeous hiking and biking trails, as well as scenic drives like the Tahoe Rim Trail.

Hotel Options
RoomLodge Queen Room
RoomStandard King
Day 7 - 9

Drive yourself from Lake Tahoe to Wine Region (North Coast) in your rental car (Duration: 3 hrs)

Wine Region

2 Nights

Sprawling across the grape-growing regions of Californian counties, the Wine Country is also known as North Coast AVA or American Viticultural Area. Breathe in the balmy air of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys as you drive through towering redwood forests.

Included Activities

Personalized Napa Valley Winery Tour
Enjoy an exclusive winery tour in one of the world’s most famous wine regions, the Napa Valley, accompanied by your private guide. Head through the lush valley in an SUV at a relaxed pace and marvel at the beautiful countryside scenery and picturesque landscapes. Visit some of the best wineries of the region, stroll through the vineyards and chat with your hosts. Your guide will lead you through each winery and tell you all about the wine-making process. Sample award-winning wines with cheese and crackers while gazing at dramatic views of the valley floor. On your way back, stop at viewpoints where you can capture the rolling vineyards, a perfect end to this unforgettable tour. (Duration: Half Day; Flexible Timings; Private Activity & Transfers; Meals & Tasting Fees at Wineries Not Included; Cheese & Cracker Platter and 15% Gratuities Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes, sunglasses and shoes; Don’t forget to bring your camera; Please note that wineries visited will depend on availability. The tasting fees average around $45‐65 per person with many wineries at higher cost. Guests can expect to visit 3 wineries, each tasting lasting about 1.5 hours).

Hotel Options
RoomVillage View King
RoomDeluxe Queen
Day 9 - 9

Drive yourself from Wine Region (North Coast) to San Francisco in your rental car (Duration: 1 hrs)

San Francisco

0 Nights

Set yourself up for a fiesta of cultural and natural delights when you are in San Francisco. Perched on the tip of a peninsula, this eclectic city is home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge spanning the frequently fog-covered strait that connects the Bay to the Pacific Ocean.

Make your own way to the San Francisco airport and drop off your rental car

Departure from San Francisco

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,690 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,190 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities & excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees & meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Visa & tourism fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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Road Trip: Northern California’s Landscapes and Wine

9 days $ 2,690 / person

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