Wine Country, Redwoods and San Francisco

October 18 - 23, 2018 - 6 Days

The City by the Bay - San Francisco – a lively and lovely city freshened by clean Pacific breezes and warmed by the California sun. See the Golden Gate Bridge, world renowned Fisherman’s Wharf, Knob Hill, Chinatown, Lombard Street, North Beach, Twin Peaks, Civic Center, Seal Rocks, Victorian San Francisco architecture and more! Cruise the bay past Angel Island, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge onboard the Blue & Gold Fleet sightseeing boat. A day trip will take you to Napa Valley to sample California wines at a vineyard and to ride the Napa Valley Wine Train with wine tasting and dinner on board.  Travel the Pacific Coastline on the 17 Mile Ocean Drive, Pebble Beach, The Lone Cypress, Monterey Aquarium and Carmel-by-the- Sea.

Tour Highlights

  • Guided Tour of San Francisco
  • Bay Sightseeing Cruise
  • Giant Redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument
  • Charming Village of Sausalito
  • Napa Valley Wine Train Tour & Winery 
  • 17-Mile Pacific Ocean Drive
  • Pebble Beach & the Lone Cyprus
  • The Golden Gate Bridge
  • Monterey Aquarium 
  • Carmel By-The-Sea
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • 5-Night Stay at Marriott Union Square

What's Included?

  • Round trip airfare on regularly scheduled flights
  • Transportation to/from Chicago airport
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • 5 nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 9 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • All taxes, tips (including driver & tour director), luggage handling & airline fee for 1 compliant bag per flight.
  • All attractions, sightseeing tours & admission charges
  • Services of an experienced American Classic Tour Director
  • Travel Guard Trip Insurance: Trip cancellation & interruption, emergency medical & transportation & luggage insurance

Day 1  

Flight to San Francisco. Arrive at Marriott Union Square for 5 nights located near world-class shopping, dining and theater. Stay in style and sophistication with well-appointed guest rooms complete with breathtaking views of the bay and city skyline. Dinner at Scoma’s.

Day 2

Breakfast. Begin the day with a guided tour of San Francisco, a lively & lovely city freshened by clean Pacific breezes and warmed by the California sun. Highlights include Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Knob Hill, Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, North Beach, Twin Peaks, the Civic Center, Seal Rocks, Victorian San Francisco architecture & more. Free time for lunch & shopping on Fisherman’s Wharf. Set sail on a narrated Blue & Gold Fleet Harbour Cruise on beautiful San Francisco Bay that sails under the Golden Gate Bridge, along the waterfront, through the bay past Angel Island and Alcatraz.  Dinner at the Franciscan Restaurant, Fisherman’s Wharf. 

Day 3

Breakfast. Tour Muir Woods National Monument, a 550 acre preserve embracing stand of old growth coast redwoods - the tallest type of tree on earth - some up to 1,000 years old. Travel to Sausalito, a picturesque town above San Francisco Bay. This quaint Mediterranean-style village, nestled against the Marin County headlands, offers unique shopping & beautiful breathtaking views. Free time for lunch & shopping here. Free evening in San Francisco.

Day 4

Breakfast. Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  A leader in ocean conservation and education, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is considered by many to be the best in the world. Free time for lunch and shopping in beautiful Carmel By-The-Sea, an amazing European-style village nestled above a picturesque white-sand beach. Experience the stunning scenery along the 17 Mile Drive with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Pebble Beach & The Lone Cypress. Dinner at Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf. 

Day 5

Breakfast. Travel to beautiful Napa Valley on board the Wine Train, expertly refurbished vintage Pullman Cars ca 1915.  Sip California wine while savoring the scenes of Napa Valley from the train. Enjoy fine dining during a multiple course gourmet meal. Tour & tasting at Jacuzzi Winery. Free evening in San Francisco. 

Day 6

Breakfast. Flight to Chicago.

Visit Napa Valley


Your plane ticket is purchased, your hotel rooms are reserved, your dinners are arranged, tip and tax are pre-paid, your trip is insured, your tickets to entertainment and attractions are purchased, your escort is ready, 

all that is left.....IS YOU.



To make a reservation call 800-666-0358 or email us at We hope you will join us on this world-class trip and join our amazing community of travelers. You'll love it, we guarantee it.


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