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California Wine Country Tour

September 2021

Pre-Booking Only!

Classic 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. Of course, no trip to San Francisco would be complete without a visit to the infamous Alcatraz Island. 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
  • Feel the chill as you stand in the footsteps of prisoners from Alcatraz Prison
  • Enjoy the beauty, relaxation and tastes of California's Wine Country
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 6 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Lunch on the Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Enjoy a hands on cooking class
  • San Francisco City Tour
  • Visit Alcatraz Island
  • Hot Air Balloon ride over California Wine Country
  • Oyster Shucking demo and lesson
  • Guided Napa Valley Wine Tour
  • Guided Sonoma Valley Wine Tour
  • Women's Travel Club leader
Itinerary

Welcome to California!
Welcome to Tokyo! 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 - San Francisco City Tour & Alcatraz

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in San Francisco and drive you to a number of San Francisco’s iconic sights and eclectic neighborhoods, including the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge, Inspiration Point, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, and Alamo Square (Painted Ladies).
This inescapable adventure to the ‘The Rock,’ will give you a free afternoon to discover Alcatraz Island at your leisure. Following your exciting San Francisco City tour, your guide will take you to the Alcatraz cruise terminal, and check you in on the next ferry to Alcatraz Island. Once on the island, you can stay there for as long as you want. Your tour includes Alcatraz’s award-winning self-guided audio tour so you can follow along, or choose to discover Alcatraz without the audio tour. After exploring Alcatraz, you will return to Pier 33 for an opportunity to walk around the famous and vibrant Fisherman’s Wharf or return to your hotel on your own (which is walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf).
Accommodations - Hotel Zephyr

 

Day 3 - Coastal Drive to Point Reyes Station, Oyster Shucking picnic on Tomales Bay, cooking class dinner

After breakfast your guide will drive you north along California State Route 1, to enjoy a stunning vantage point overlooking Muir Beach, the Pacific Ocean, and Marin County’s rugged coastline. A short walk will take you to a hanging cliff for breathtaking and sweeping views. You’ll see birds soar along the coastline, and fishing boats as small specs down below you. Your drive will take you into the charming town of Point Reyes Station where you can grab one of the famous morning buns from the Bovine Bakery, and sample award-winning cheeses from local creameries.
After visiting Point Reyes, continue along tranquil Tomales Bay to family-owned Tomales Bay Oyster Company, where you'll have an oyster shucking demo and lesson, a short tour of the oyster farm, and the chance to sample some of the West Coast's best oysters!
This afternoon we travel to Napa Valley. 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 - Napa Valley Tour & Wine Train

All aboard! After a leisurely morning, we'll make the quick shuttle from the hotel to the depot for the Napa Valley Wine Train. On board, during the journey north through Napa Valley, you'll enjoy a multi-course gourmet lunch as you pass by views of vineyards and the surrounding mountains. In the early afternoon, after arriving in the town of St Helena, you'll deboard the train and continue journeying through Napa by motorcoach, stopping and 2 classic Napa Wineries (these will probably be Charles Krug and Raymond). You'll have the chance to tour and taste at each winery before returning by coach to the depot, where we'll then shuttle back to the hotel. Dinner will be on your own in Napa.
Accommodations - Napa River Inn

 

Day 5 - 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 western Sonoma County to stroll through the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve. This will be an easy walk on a mix of paved roads and dirt paths that meander through a grove of old-growth redwood trees, just like you would see in Muir Woods but with a fraction of the traffic! We'll enjoy a light picnic lunch in the redwoods, and then visit a Russian River/Sonoma Winery on our return to Napa. Dinner is on your own in Napa.
Accommodations - Napa River Inn

 

Day 6 - Coastal Redwoods & Russian River Wineries

We'll depart Napa mid-morning and head into Sonoma Valley for a tour and tasting at a classic Sonoma Winery. Afterwards, you'll have some time to explore the Sonoma Plaza on your own and enjoy lunch there.
After departing Sonoma, we'll drive to the town of Sausalito, where you'll be able to stroll along the gorgeous waterfront promenade for some final views of San Francisco and the bay. After visiting Sausalito, we'll transfer you south to the Dylan Hotel in Millbrae, near the San Francisco International Airport.
Accommodations - Dylan Hotel

 

Day 7 - 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 per person (sharing a room)

Single Occupancy - TBA per person (your own room)

 

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 very limited.

Deposit of TBA per person due at time of booking.

Final Payment due - TBA

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions.

 

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

 

Tour Leader

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.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to San Francisco
Depart from San Francisco

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
The Dylan Hotel

A family owned boutique hotel located convenient to the SFO 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