U.S. City Breaks: San Francisco
Looking for a Californian Adventure?
Open the gate and enter the dazzling world of the golden city, San Francisco. Like its weather, you can experience something different in every neighbourhood. From the exuberance of the evolving Mission district, where you can feel true Californian heat to the cool breeze of the tranquil and beautiful Golden Gate Park, experience an incredible micro-climate around every corner which provides a perfect metaphor for the cosmopolitanism at the heart of this great city. San Francisco is a city for everyone. Discover the incomparable nightlife of this legendary city, with, perhaps, a cocktail tour in the famous Union Square to begin your journey.
If this is your first time and you wish to discover what San Francisco has to offer. We can organise a private tour that will give you an insight like no other. Or, if you’d like to see the city at your own pace, try the Hop on Hop off bus tour. Here, you you can see all the major locations. Highlights including South Vista Point to take a picture of the most photographed bridge in the world: The Golden Gate Bridge. As well as this, see Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 which is chock full of shopping, attractions, entertainment and food!
Furthermore, we can offer you the chance to see one of the city’s most historic and intriguing attractions, Alcatraz. Step back in time and experience the legendary island that has been a Civil War Fort, a Military Prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history.
If history isn’t your thing, do not despair. We can arrange a day trip to Napa Valley, California’s most famous wine region. Here, we can offer a range of tours, from the adventurous to the luxurious. With delectable wine tastings on offer, as well as stunning scenery, you will be truly living a California dream.
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Arrive in San Francisco and Begin your Adventure!
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Perhaps, begin your your tour by immersing yourself in true San Franciscan culture by experiencing the tantalising commercial hub of San Francisco. Learn how to make cocktails California style and raise a glass to your American adventure.
San Francisco Sightseeing
Start your first full day by getting your bearings and see the sights for yourself. Whether it be a private tour or an open top bus, take this opportunity to learn about this city and see what makes the place an incredible destination. You can also join a bike tour, or rent bikes individually and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to experience the city from another perspective!
San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz
Head to the ‘Frisco Bay and watch the tide roll away and see for yourself the beautiful vista beholding the Golden Gate Bridge and the hills that lie beyond it, before heading journeying across the estuary to the island of Alcatraz. Discover the historic prison with a memorable tour that includes a presentation featuring actual correctional officers and prisoners who lived and worked on the island. As well as this, you will get the chance to see the historic gardens and the abundance of wildlife that now inhabits the island.
Roughly an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and boasting more than 400 wineries, Napa Valley is a connoisseurs’s paradise, inviting visitors to explore beyond the region’s signature Cabernet Sauvignon and Cardonnay. Here, you’ll have the chance to choose your type of tour as there are variety of options on offer, ranging from a hot air balloon to a limo ride to a cycling tour. The choice is yours. Napa Valley exploded into the global spotlight following the 1976 judgement of Paris, when a Chateau Montelena Chardonnay from Calistoga trounced nine other Chardonnays in a blind tasting in Paris, including extremely prestigious bottles from France.
The time has come to depart from this iconic city. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Alternatively, we can arrange for tour extensions so your can discover more of the incredible USA.
Extend your Stay in Yosemite National Park
If you wish to extend your stay, we can offer a day trip from San Francisco, or explore further with a few nights staying close to Yosemite National Park. An icon of America’s majestic natural beauty, come and see dramatic waterfalls, giant sequoias, abundant wildlife, and awe-inspiring cliffs, like Half Dome and El Capitan. Whether you’re looking for the adventure of a lifetime, or to immerse yourself in the stillness of nature, you’ll find your place in Yosemite. With emerald valleys, sky-scraping sequoias and misty waterfalls, this is a truly magical place.