Spotlight on San Francisco
From $2,329* pp | 5 Days • 6 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Savour the best of San Francisco on this getaway that blends the highlights with plenty of free time to explore the “City by the Bay.”
- Travel along 17-Mile Drive, the spectacular convergence of land and sea.
- Explore the seaside city of Monterey and its famous Cannery Row.
- Enjoy dinner on Pier 39, San Francisco’s number 1 attraction
- Experience lunch on the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train.
Featuring Napa Valley & Monterey
Enjoy five spectacular days in San Francisco, the “City by the Bay.” Perched on the edge of the continent, this cultural outpost has always had a free spirit. Open your tour with a dinner overlooking the picture-perfect bay on Pier 39, framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and the island of Alcatraz. Choose from a city tour or a cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy free time to explore San Francisco’s diverse culinary delights and don’t forget to hop aboard one of its famed cable cars. Come to know the region with trips to nearby Napa and Monterey. Ride the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train and take a ride along the beautiful 17-Mile Drive. In Old Monterey, shop at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck. From the Twin Peaks to the Seal Rocks to Fisherman’s Wharf, savour all this great American city has to offer.
Day 1. San Francisco, California – Tour Begins
Your tour opens as you join us in exciting San Francisco, “The City by the Bay.” Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome dinner on Pier 39, overlooking beautiful San Francisco Bay, and savour postcard views of the Golden Gate and Bay bridges, Alcatraz** and the San Francisco Bay.
Dinner High 21 Low 13 San Francisco Marriott Hotel
A locally guided tour of the city begins with a visit to the famous Palace of Holyroodhouse*, once the home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Embrace the culture of Edinburgh as you enjoy an afternoon to explore independently.
Day 3. San Francisco – Napa Valley – San Francisco
Travel to the lush Napa Valley. With over 40 premium wineries, it is one of the most famous wine-growing regions in the country. Experience a delicious lunch in an elegantly restored Pullman car on the Napa Valley Wine Train.
Day 4. San Francisco – Monterey – San Francisco
Travel to Monterey, the city often called the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky. It’s where California’s statehood began in 1849. Monterey is filled with lovingly restored historic buildings and Spanish adobes, and is home to the famed 17-Mile Drive, also known as one of the most breathtaking coastlines in the world. Along the 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 prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Course*, where the fairways run along seaside cliffs. Time is available to independently explore charming Monterey and shop at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck. Enjoy dinner in Monterey before returning to San Francisco.
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of your San Francisco tour.
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
Tips and gratuities
- California is 18 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- The currency in the United States is the United States Dollar.
- For electricity, the United States uses 120 Volts.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
Aug 7 – Aug 11. $2,329
Sep 4 – Sep 8. $2,329
Sep 11 – Sep 15. $2,329
Oct 9 – Oct 13. SOLD OUT
Apr 23 – Apr 27. $2,329