Wine & Wilderness Fly Drive

A leisurely route from San Francisco via fine wines and redwood trees.

This scenic fly drive holiday combines some of the Golden State’s most beautiful scenery and it is all within easy reach of San Francisco. Visit Alcatraz and Lombard St before heading to the crown of the Sierra Nevada mountain range: historic Yosemite National Park. From there head to Napa and the surrounding winelands to sample gorgeous food and wine.

Tour highlights

    • Marvel at the granite peaks of Yosemite
    • Wine and cheese tasting in the Napa Valley
    • All aboard San Francisco’s iconic cable cars
    • Add on a trip to amazing Alcatraz

Itinerary

Day 1 to 3 (Arrival and overnight in San Francisco

The City by the Bay

One of its most famous and most iconic cities in the world, San Francisco is surprisingly compact and regarded by many as the best city in the entire USA. The City by the Bay is picturesque, easy to explore and a haven for food and drink lovers. Head to the historic Ferry Building for the superb farmer’s market, dine on freshly caught seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy al fresco dining at Ghirardelli Square.

Place of Interest: If you're after some serious shopping, Union Square is the place to be. Exclusive designer boutiques line the streets, and Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre is home to the largest Bloomingdales outside of New York.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Alcatraz Island Tour From San Francisco Pier 33

Alcatraz Island Tour (Optional Extra)

No visit to San Fran would be complete without a journey across the bay to the former home of some of the most notorious criminals in American history – Alcatraz! Walk the footsteps where former inmates used to roam as you explore the former prison grounds and cell-houses, and discover the dark history of the place known as 'The Rock'. No inmate ever knowingly managed successfully escape Alcatraz and cross the dark waters back to shore, however Alcatraz Ferries are standing by to whisk you back to dry land with a little more ease.

We recommend that you pre-book your Alcatraz tour tickets before you travel. Due to popularity, tickets can often sell out up to 2 weeks in advance. Speak our USA sales specialists about booking your tickets.

Day 4 to 6 (San Francisco to Yosemite - 211 Mi)

An Abundance of Natural Beauty

Speak to anyone who has experienced Yosemite National Park first-hand an a common descriptive term is often used - simply breath-taking. Awe-inspiring photo opportunities can be found around every corner, each with a promise of outstanding natural beauty. Visit between May and June to capture some of the best view of the falls, as the snowmelt during this time means that the streams and waterfalls flow full. September and October are very good times to visit Yosemite too as the park sees far fewer people, and the landscape changes from vibrant greens to the golden browns of fall.

Distance approx: 211 Mi
Time to travel approx: 4 hours 15 minutes

Place of Interest: A visit to Glacier Point will certainly not disappoint! At 3,214 ft. above the Yosemite Valley floor, it is possibly one of the most spectacular points from where to view Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls in one place.

Note: It's advised to check the ‘National Park Service’ website before setting off, as changing weather conditions can often mean temporary road closures and reroutes around the parks.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 7 to 9 (Yosemite to Napa Valley - 240 Mi)

Home to the Worlds Finest Wineries

Napa Valley is home to some of the finest wineries in the world. Over 400 wineries are scattered throughout the region, so be sure to visit at least one where you can sample new seasonal flavours straight from the barrel. And what should always accompany a good glass (or bottle) of crisp white or full bodied red? An award winning culinary experience, and Napa Valley has ample options when it comes to world class dining experiences.

Distance approx: 240 Mi
Time to travel approx: 4 hour 20 minutes

Place of Interest:Make your way to Oxbow Public Market, located in the heart of Napa. Open 7 days a week, it’s a fantastic place to head to if you want to grab some great food and sample some of the exceptional wine produce of the local region.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Pricing

This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

Supplements

  • Resort Fee/Tourist Tax - required by some hotels at check in (subject to change)
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