Napa Valley

July 2 - 8, 2020

California Wine Country - AAA Custom Tour

Highlights include a city tour of San Francisco, cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, travel aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, Wine and Olive Oil Tasting, a visit to the Quarry Hill Botanical Garden, and much more!

Booking Deadline: April 14, 2020

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Pricing

Occupancy Rate Per Person
Double $4,569
Single $5,549
Triple $4,289

All non-members must add $60 to above rate.

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 20 passengers.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to local International Airport
  • Roundtrip airfare between local International Airport and San Francisco, California
  • Roundtrip transfers – airport/hotel
  • Six night hotel accommodations
  • Sightseeing as stated in itinerary by luxury coach
  • Services of professional guide and driver
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Highlights

  • City tour of San Francisco
  • Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Travel aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Wine and Olive Oil Tasting
  • Quarry Hill Botanical Garden
  • Chateau St. Jean
  • McEvoy Olive Ranch
  • Chateau Montelena

Itinerary

Thursday, July 2, 2020 – Depart for San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco. Arrive at the City by the Bay! Join your Travel Director in the hotel lobby for a quick talk and then it’s off to a Welcome Dinner! (Dinner)

Friday, July 3, 2020 – San Francisco

Admire the eclectic mix of architecture, culture and cuisines of one of the world’s most livable cities. Embark on an exploration of the ‘City by the Bay’ and its iconic sights. Later embark on an afternoon cruise beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Spend the rest of the afternoon navigating the city’s cosmopolitan neighborhoods at leisure, then join your Travel Director for a dinner at a local restaurant.(Breakfast, Dinner)

Saturday, July 4, 2020 – San Francisco - Sonoma - Napa

We leave our hearts in San Francisco this morning, as we make our way across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge towards California Wine Country. Travel back to an elegant age and board the Napa Valley Wine Train. Enjoy a regional cuisine lunch as you journey through the country side sampling wine aboard. Proudly continuing the railroad traditions of yore, the train offers a truly unique and memorable experience. Upon arrival, get acquainted with Sonoma with an orientation tour. Finish your day with a dinner at a local restaurant.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Sunday, July 5, 2020 – Wine & Olive Oil Tasting

Today we join a Local Specialist to craft our own combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel at Ravenswood Winery. Later, visit the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. We continue to explore the property including the Olive Press Olive Oil Tasting Room. Take a tour to learn about the harvesting process and the making of olive oil. The evening is then yours to spend any way you like. Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza and browse the unique gift shops that line the square. Perhaps dine at one of the delicious restaurants in historic Sonoma Plaza. (Breakfast)

Monday, July 6, 2020 – Botanical Gardens & Wine Tasting

Set in a secluded garden of tranquil ponds, gently rolling paths and scenic vistas, visit the Quarryhill Botanical Gardens, famed for its vast collection of plants from East Asia. We then make our way to Chateau St. Jean to enjoy a selection of Chateau St. Jean Reserve wines while you tour through Chateau St. Jean’s history and philosophy of wine making. Nestled in the heart of the stunning Sonoma Valley, Chateau St. Jean offers wine lovers an idyllic getaway to soak in the Sonoma wine lifestyle, with incredible vineyard views, a dramatic mountain backdrop, lush gardens, and the elegant 1920s chateau. A luxury three course wine paired meal awaits you before transferring to McEvoy Olive Ranch where you’ll see the private side of the Ranch with an in-depth tour, wine flight with enhanced ranch nibbles, and cheese platter. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – Chateau & Castle Wine Tasting

Visit Chateau Montelena, established in 1882, one of the oldest wineries in Napa Valley. Enjoy a tasting in a private residence, featuring older vintages. Chateau Montelena’s long and distinguished history of producing fine wines are showcased in their rich 137-year history. Next visit an authentically-styled 13th century Tuscan castle winery. After a guided tour of Castello, enjoy their premium and reserve wines coupled with unique pairings. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive Farewell Dinner.(Breakfast, Dinner)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – Depart California

The group will be transferred to the airport after breakfast. (Breakfast)

Activity Level: 2
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.

General Information

Travel Documents

U.S. State Department and destination specific travel regulations at time of brochure printing require the following documents for your travel. A government issued photo ID is required for airport security. Travel regulations and state compliance requirements are subject to, and have been known to change. For the most current requirements, which due to potential changes may be other that in listed here, please consult with your travel agent.

Payment

Deposit of $200 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by April 14, 2020. Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100

Cancellation/Penalties

Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...
From day of deposit – April 27, 2020 $200 per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From April 28 – June 10, 2020 25% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From June 11 – 24, 2020 30% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From June 25 – July 1, 2020 50% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
After July 1, 2020 NON-REFUNDABLE
*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment

Insurance

For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Flight

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airlines 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flight schedules may contain code share agreements.

Clothing/Climate

Temperatures for Northern California in July average in the high 60s with cooler mornings and evenings. Pack for a variety of temperatures. Casual clothes that can be layered work best along with comfortable walking shoes.

Baggage

One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

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