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California Wine Country Tour

September 2023

Signature Tour

California is world famous for its outstanding wines and beautiful landscape. We start our getaway in San Francisco,known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. From there we journey through lush redwood forests to rolling golden hills with vineyards as far as the eye can see. You will sip wine on a historic train, savour outstanding cuisine and relax in the most idyllic setting. Welcome to wine country!

 

Signature Moments

  • Sip and savor some of the world's best wines
  • View the beautiful California Wine Country from a Hot Air Balloon
  • Prepare a fabulous meal under the guidance of a chef
  • Stand beneath towering old growth redwood trees
  • Enjoy the beauty, relaxation and tastes of California's Wine Country
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 6 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Napa Valley Wine Train Experience
  • Enjoy a hands on cooking class
  • San Francisco City Tour
  • Hot Air Balloon ride over California Wine Country
  • Sausolito Visit
  • Napa Valley Wine Tour
  • Sonoma Valley Wine Tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club California Wine Country Tour - San Francisco
Welcome to California!

Upon arrival to the San Francisco airport you will transfer to your hotel in Fisherman's Wharf and then enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore this fabulous city. We will meet this evening for a welcome meeting and dinner at Bistro Boudin, located just across the street from our hotel.
Accommodations: Hotel Zephyr

Day 2
Women's Travel Club California Wine Country Tour - San Francisco
San Francisco City Tour & Muir Woods

Our tour guide will pick you up from our hotel in San Francisco Explore on a journey to explore the unique beauty of San Francisco on a luxury private tour. They will show us inside the real San Francisco from a local's perspective. We will cross over the Golden Gate Bridge for some of the best photo opportunities and show you the most interesting parts of the City that big hop on hop off buses aren't allowed to go to.

Sit back and relax as I guide you through the rolling hills and unique architecture of "billionaire's row" and the "hippie district" of Haight Ashbury. We normally stop for lunch in a Sausalito restaurant before or right after going over to the Muir Woods Redwood trees.
Accommodations: Hotel Zephyr

Day 3
Women's Travel Club California Wine Country Tour - Napa Valley
Napa Valley

Enjoy a free morning to relax or further explore San Francisco before we leave to Napa Valley.
Sit back and relax as we make our way on a lovely scenic drive from San Francisco to Napa in early afternoon. Once in Napa we check in to the beautiful Napa River Inn.

Luxury reigns at the Napa River Inn, situated amidst the bustling vitality of Downtown Napa's Riverfront District. Their waterfront location within the Historic Napa Mill is walking distance to World-Class Everything with specialty shops, gourmet restaurants and world-renowned wines all waiting to be uncorked.
In the evening we will visit the Silverado Cooking School and partake in a hands on cooking class, featuring ingredients grown in the site's own gardens and sourced from local farms. We will pair our creation with the perfect California wines.
Accommodations: Napa River Inn

Day 4
Women's Travel Club California Wine Country Tour - Napa Valley Wine Train
Napa Valley Tour & Wine Train

All aboard! This morning, we'll make the quick shuttle from the hotel to the depot for the Napa Valley Wine Train. OThe Napa Valley Wine Train takes you on a 36-mile round-trip discovery to St. Helena and back, stopping at celebrated wineries along the way. But it’s more than a train. It’s a luxuriously vintage setting. A lush, mesmerizing landscape. A divine four-course meal. Exclusive insider winery tours. An intimate shared experience.


A legacy is handed down over time, through family and tradition. And lots and lots of wine. Robert Mondavi. Charles Krug. V. Sattui. The legacy of these Italian families represents a combined winemaking history of more than 300 years. But first, sparkling wine. Lemon mascarpone crepes, roasted maple bacon, and oven basted egg with salmon roe and buttered croutons. And an intimate group of happy eager travelers, along with you on your journey.
First stop, Robert Mondavi Winery. Step off your early 20th century Pullman railcar and onto the rich soil of one of Napa’s leading wineries for a private tour and tasting of some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world and Mondavi’s signature Fumé Blanc. Back on board, it’s time for some difficult decisions: Cracked mustard-cider glazed salmon or grilled tenderloin of beef with pastrami spices and truffle potato salad? Whatever you order, luxurious ambiance is always served.
Go behind the scenes at iconic Charles Krug for a private tour of Napa Valley’s oldest winery and a sampling in California’s first tasting room. From the moment you set foot inside the beautiful Redwood Cellar to your last sip, hear the fascinating history of the Mondavi and Krug families. Back on board, indulge in your third course—whipped Marin County brie with local honey, country olives, fennel pollen, and a ciabatta crisp—a divine savory palate pleaser on your journey to our last winery. Be sure to savor the extraordinary Napa Valley landscape with every bite.
Next stop, V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena, in the heart of Napa Valley. Learn about the deep roots of this historic family and get a behind the scenes glimpse into the winery, which was founded in 1885, closed during the Prohibition, and is now an award-winning producer of small batch wines. Then the journey back, indulge in your final course—dessert. Our pastry chef’s daily creation, to be exact. Whether it’s sweet or savory…or a bit of both, the real treat is the journey you’ve just had. Because it’s one you’ll never forget.
Accommodations: Napa River Inn

Day 5
Women's Travel Club California Wine Country Tour - Napa Valley Hot Air Balloon
Napa Valley Ballooning, Sonoma Wine Tour

Rise and shine early today! We'll head up to Yountville first thing in the morning for a spectacular balloon flight over the Napa Valley. After our flight, we'll have time to return to the hotel for a late breakfast and time to freshen up for our afternoon tour.

In the afternoon we'll head out to Sonoma County. There’s no better way to experience the amazing wines of Sonoma County than to pair them with artisanal cheeses and expertly crafted small bites. Savor some of the most delicious wine and culinary experiences the region has to offer. First, tantalize your taste buds with a divine seven course wine and food pairing at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens featuring small bites created by their Executive Chef. Finish the day by pleasing your palate with exclusive Pinot Noirs from La Crema.
Accommodations: Napa River Inn

Day 6
Women's Travel Club California Wine Country Tour - Sausalito
Sausalito

Enjoy a relaxing morning to further explore beautiful Napa. This afternoon we will transfer back to San Francisco for our last night.
Along the way back to San Francisco we will stop in Sausalito.

Long before the current craze for all things artisanal, Sausalito was where art intersected with industry, a city where people made things with their hands, whether these things were the Liberty merchant ships that helped win the Second World War or the ceramic pottery and tiles that Edith Heath turned into a modern icon and that now can be found—at a rough guess—on the tables of two-thirds of the restaurants in the Bay Area. We will have time to explore the shops and have lunch in this quaint town.
This evening we will enjoy our last dinner together.
Accommodations: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

Day 7
Women's Travel Club California Wine Country Tour - Sausalito
Depart

It is time to say good-bye to new friends and this beautiful area. Transfer to the airport as needed after breakfast.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

 

Rates

Double Occupancy - TBA

Single Occupancy - TBA

 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of TBA
Final Payment due - TBA

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Please note that if travel restrictions related to Covid-19 affect our tour travel plans, do not worry. We will reschedule our trip, free of any additional costs, for as many times as needed on future dates until travel can safely take place. It is also important to note that all our tours comply with the utmost standards of safety and hygiene protocols to ensure your well being during your visit.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuity
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Hosted by:

Marianne Southall
Marianne is the founder of the Women's Travel Club. She is well traveled and loves to get off the beaten path, her favorite type of tour would involve nature and animals.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to San Francisco
Depart from San Francisco

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote
Accommodations
Women's Travel Club California Wine Country Tour
Hotel Zephyr

Hotel Zephyr's brand-new guest rooms and suites have the city buzzing with excitement; accommodations feature postcard-perfect views of San Francisco Bay and the city skyline. Their hip outdoor space offers a number of perks including a fire pit surrounded by cushy chairs, shuffleboard, and high-top tables.

Women's Travel Club California Wine Country Tour
Napa River Inn

Luxury reigns at the Napa River Inn, situated amidst the bustling vitality of Downtown Napa's Riverfront District. Their waterfront location within the Historic Napa Mill grants walkabout access to the downtown with specialty shops, gourmet restaurants and world-renowned wines all waiting to be uncorked.

Women's Travel Club California Wine Country Tour
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport is designed for on-the-go guests who welcome the feeling of home. Just five minutes from San Francisco International Airport.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request