San Francisco Getaway Featuring Monterey & Napa Valley




Experience the charm of San Francisco and the beauty of the California countryside on this fantastic single hotel stay vacation. See San Francisco's Twin Peaks, Seal Rocks and the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy an authentic Chinese dinner during an evening tour of Chinatown. View the spectacular Pacific Ocean along 17 Mile Drive to Monterey. Experience the rich flavor of this region rolling through the picturesque wine country in a restored 1915 Pullman car on the Napa Valley Wine Train.


Highlights:

San Francisco, Chinatown, 17 Mile Drive, Carmel, Monterey, Napa Valley Wine Train


Collette Experience:

Travel along 17 Mile Drive, the spectacular convergence of land and sea.

Explore the seaside city of Monterey and its famous Cannery Row.

Enjoy breakfast on Pier 39, San Francisco's #1 attraction.

Sit back and relax as you travel one of the world's most famous wine valleys on the Napa Valley Wine Train.



Details

Tour Operator: Collette Vacations

Offer valid through 8/31/2009

Duration: 5 Days

Day

Destination

Description

Day 1

San Francisco

San Francisco, California - Tour Begins: Your tour begins as you join Collette Vacations in beautiful San Francisco, "The City by the Bay." Tonight, enjoy a guided walking tour through San Francisco's famous Chinatown, exploring its back alleys, unique Asian retailers and places of worship, while learning the colorful history of this "city within a city". Visit the Fortune Cookie Factory to see fortune cookies made right before your eyes. Then, enjoy a welcome dinner in the heart of this fascinating area.

Day 2

San Francisco

San Francisco: This morning enjoy a short stroll to breakfast on Pier 39, San Francisco's #1 attraction. From here you'll experience the opportunity of an up-close view of the haul-out of harbor seals, postcard views of the Golden Gate and Bay bridges, Alcatraz and the San Francisco Bay. After breakfast you will be met by a local guide for a sightseeing tour of the city. Highlights include the Twin Peaks, Seal Rocks and the Golden Gate Bridge. Your afternoon is at leisure to explore the shops at either Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square. Perhaps you'll take a ride up and down the city's thrilling hills on a famed cable car.

Day 3

San Francisco

San Francisco - Carmel - Monterey - San Francisco: Travel to Monterey, the city often called the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky. Monterey is home to the famed 17 Mile Drive, one of the most breathtaking coastlines in the world. On your drive you will pass through the Del Monte Forest and see such famous sights as the Lone Cypress Tree, perhaps the most photographed tree in the world; Seal Rock, where the seals may actually bark at you; and the Pebble Beach Golf Course*. Next, travel to Old Monterey, the place where California's statehood began in 1849, which is filled with lovingly restored historic buildings and Spanish adobes. An afternoon arrival will allow you time to independently explore charming Old Monterey and shop at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck.

Day 4

San Francisco

San Francisco - Napa Valley - San Francisco: Travel to beautiful Napa Valley. With over 260 wineries, it is the most famous wine-growing region in the country. Experience the rich flavor of this region as you spend the afternoon riding the Napa Valley Wine Train in a splendidly restored 1915 Pullman train car rolling through the picturesque Napa Valley at an unhurried pace. Blend this with superbly crafted wines, innovative food provided by a gracious staff, plus as much education on wine tasting and wine train history as you desire.

Day 5

San Francisco

San Francisco - Tour Ends: Your tour ends, leaving you with many pleasant memories of your San Francisco Getaway tour.

Dates/Pricing

Date

Price / Description

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08/10/2009

$1,099.00* (USD) / Land Only

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09/28/2009

$1,099.00* (USD) / Land Only

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10/12/2009

$1,099.00* (USD) / Land Only

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03/15/2010

$1,099.00* (USD) / Land Only

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04/19/2010

$1,099.00* (USD) / Land Only

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05/27/2010

$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only

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06/07/2010

$1,149.00* (USD) / Land Only

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07/12/2010

$1,149.00* (USD) / Land Only

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08/23/2010

$1,149.00* (USD) / Land Only

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09/13/2010

$1,149.00* (USD) / Land Only

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10/11/2010

$1,149.00* (USD) / Land Only

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04/07/2011

$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only

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Lodging: Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf


Disclaimer

Note: Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Please call for triple or child occupancy rates. Taxes and fees are additional for tours that feature a cruise; port taxes are not included in the prices shown. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking.


Kira Solomon

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