San Francisco and Wine Country Delights

7 night tour - Starting in San Francisco, California - ending in San Francisco, California.

Escorted Tour with Trafalgar.

Trafalgar has been creating exceptional Escorted journeys for nearly 70 years, enjoy VIP return private UK airport transfers, first class hotels, complimentary WiFi on-board comfortable motorcoaches with restrooms and panoramic windows.

Experience a laid back lifestyle on this guided holiday through California. Discover the iconic sights of San Francisco from the Golden Gate Bridge to vibrant Chinatown before heading to the renowned picturesque California Wine Country. Explore the lush vineyards of the Napa Valley, sample fine wines and even blend your own bottle of wine on this exciting tour through this world-famous wine region.

2017 Guaranteed departure dates:
June 16th
August 04th
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Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. 

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 the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Meal(s) Welcome Reception

Hotel Hyatt Regency San Francisco


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

Hotel Hyatt Regency San Francisco


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. If you're a foodie, you can eat your way through San Francisco's eclectic neighbourhoods on an optional gourmet tasting tour. 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 

Hotel Hyatt Regency San Francisco


Leave your hearts in San Francisco as you set out in search of Bacchus in California's worldrenowned Wine Country. 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. Enjoy a Local Speciality during 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. This afternoon, retreat to a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery for a Local Speciality—create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast

Hotel Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn 


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

Hotel Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn 


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

Hotel Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn 


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. 

Meal(s) Full Breakfast 

On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

Your Trafalgar Tour Highlights

#TrafalgarCares 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.

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


6 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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


Your holiday begins in true style from the moment we collect you from your front door for a relaxed journey to your choice of departure airport. Your chauffer-driven car is reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport.

Each and every Trafalgar tour begins and ends with our unique and truly unrivalled private car door to door transfer service. You will be met at your front door by your driver who will assist with your bags before whisking you to your choice of departure airport in a private car, all in plenty of time to make your way to your check-in desk. With Trafalgar you really will experience an exclusive service, enjoying your journey in a standard of car that you would expect to associate with Trafalgar standards. All of our cars are up-to-date models and maintained to the highest standards. We will arrange a convenient pick-up time from your home that suits you, not us or other passengers. Each car is equipped with the latest satellite navigation intelligence to ensure your continued peace of mind and a speedy journey.

At the end of your tour, on arrival at your chosen UK airport, you will be greeted by your waiting driver in the arrivals hall and escorted to your car for the smooth and comfortable journey directly back home.

Should you wish to make your own way to the airport, all you need do is advise us at the time of making your reservation and a discount will be offered.

Terms and conditions apply.

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
16th June 2017 £2540 £1799 £1617 Please call
04th August 2017 £2543 £1820 £1635 Please call
Repeat Client Discount - Have you travelled with Trafalgar Tours before, within the last 5 years ! - if so you qualify for a 5% discount - Ask us at time of booking.
Children aged 5-17 may qualify for a discount off up to 10% when sharing a room with 2 adults - Please call us for details. 
Not included in your tour cost:
Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.
Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included and are paid locally, if you prefer these can be pre-paid to us in advance for £50.00 per person.
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We will be happy to answer any questions, check the availability of your tour, offer a quote for flights and any pre or post nights you would like to add.

When you are ready to go ahead with the booking, a non-refundable deposit of 10% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.