Experience the Napa Valley Wine Train excursion with an included gourmet lunch and local wine. Enjoy a visit and wine tasting at Francis Ford Coppola Winery featuring the Movie Gallery of the filmmaker’s memorabilia.
1 Arrive in California
Upon arrival in San Francisco, transfer to your lodging in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf area. Your Tour Manager will be available at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby to offer dining suggestions.
2 Touring in San Francisco
Following breakfast, embark on a local guide-led narrated tour of San Francisco where you will see so many of the landmarks that made the city known throughout the world. See Union Square, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park as well as Chinatown and the world’s most crooked street. In the afternoon embark on a narrated San Francisco Bay cruise, taking in the city’s waterfront, Fort Mason, the Presidio, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Maybe even ride on one of the city’s famed cable cars. Tonight, dinner is on historic Fisherman’s Wharf. Meals: B, D
3 Napa Valley Wine Train and Chateau St. Jean Winery
Travel today to beautiful Napa Valley to climb aboard the meticulously restored vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. While on board, your waiter will bring a freshly prepared gourmet lunch while the views of the vineyards and wineries pass by. Continue your day in California’s wine country at beautiful Chateau St. Jean Winery. Here, take a historical guided tour of the winery. Stroll the Mediterranean-inspired gardens and visit the demonstration vineyards to learn about the wine varietals and grape-growing styles. Observe the barrel room, and stroll through the historic Chateau while tasting four different wines. Meals: B, L
4 Francis Ford Coppola and Buena Vista Wineries
Begin the day at the winery and museum of Academy Award winning director Francis Ford Coppola for wine tasting and visit. Sample some of the region’s finest wines while touring the Movie Gallery, which displays a vast collection of the filmmaker’s memorabilia, including the 1948 Tucker car from the movie of the same name, Don Corleone’s desk from The Godfather
as well as Mr. Coppola’s five Oscars. Next stop in the historic Sonoma Town Plaza with its restaurants and shops. A stroll around the town square will take you past former Mexican barracks, 19th-century hotels, the San Francisco Solano Mission and the site of the Bear Flag Revolt. Enjoy lunch on your own in this quaint California town.
Then head to the oldest commercial winery in California, Buena Vista. Founded in 1857 by Agoston Haraszthy the winery is still located on its original grounds. Enjoy a tasting of four of their fine wines. Tonight, a farewell dinner hosted by our Tour Manager completes the day. Meals: B, D
5 Return Home
Your tour ends with a group transfer to the San Francisco International Airport for flights home after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B