California Wine Country

California Wine Country

San Francisco City Tour & Sightseeing, Botanical Gardens, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Whale Watch, Napa Valley Wine Train, Cornerstone Sonoma Marketplace & Wine Tasting

California Wine Country

  • San Francisco and Napa, CA

  • Beautiful Scenery, Lots of Wine, and More!

  • April 4-9, 6 Days, 8 Meals


In 1976, a California wine beat nine competitors in a blind taste test at a Paris wine tasting, putting The Sunshine State on the map as one of the finest wine-producing regions of the world. Join Van Galder on this exciting new tour that combines wonderful San Francisco with the charm and elegance of Napa and Sonoma Valleys!

Day 1

Fly away with Van Galder to the "City by the Bay," known for its hilly landscape, colorful Victorian houses, and iconic Golden Gate Bridge.


Day 2

SAN FRANCISCO CITY TOUR: Experience what San Francisco is all about with this city tour led by a local guide. See the city's iconic spots and learn her history along the way.

BOTANICAL GARDENS: After busy day seeing the city, we'll slow it down a bit and visit the beautiful San Francisco Botanical Gardens. With 55-acres and 8,500 plant species, it's definitely photo worthy - bring your camera!


Day 3

SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING: The day is yours to take the city by storm, traveling on the double-decker to North Beach, Pier 39, the Financial District, and the downtown area just to name a few. Don't forget to take a trip across the famous Golden Gate Bridge.

OPTIONAL TOUR TO ALCATRAZ: Choose to visit the country's most notorious prision. $40 per person.

GOLDEN GATE WHALE WATCH: Embark on a scenic cruise along the Northern California coastline and the San Francisco Bay.


Day 4

WINE TRAIN: Today is for Napa Valley! It's time to wine and dine on the infamous "Wine Train!" Enjoy visits to several delightful Napa Valley wineries, along with a 4-course meal onboard the train. Sit back. Sip a little. And relax.

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Day 5

Did you know that Sonoma was named the happiest place in California? You'll have a hard time disagreeing after we take you to the heart of Sonoma Valley. Kick back this afternoon and relax as you explore the many wineries, boutiques, and eateries.

CORNERSTONE SONOMA: It's time for more wine. Tour incredible gardens and enjoy time for wine tasting and shopping.

Enjoy the afternoon on your own to explore the exciting Sonoma Plaza. So many options!

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Day 6

Pack up your memories to travel back home, but don't forget the amazing scenery, iconic landmarks, and wonderful wine from your West Coast Vacation.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

DEPOSIT: $100 per person at time of reservation; final payment due December 20, 2018. Once payments have been received, stringent cancellation penalties apply.


ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel Zephyr, San Francisco, CA (2 nights), Embassy Suites, Napa, CA (3 nights).


TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, roundtrip motorcoach transportation/airport/airport/resort transfers, roundtrip air, accommodations, luggage handling at hotels, admissions/attractions, and 8 meals including 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner.


TRAVEL INSURANCE: Optional, but highly recommended.


ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with group.


ADDITIONAL FEES: Airline luggage fees, fuel surcharges (if applicable).

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W. Broadway, Lot "G", Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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