• Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, Central California Coast, Yosemite and Napa Valley Multi Centre

Tour the best that California has to offer and sample culture, wines and landscapes in one unforgettable trip. Starting with a few days in the city of San Francisco learning about history and culture, then travel down the famous Pacific Coast Highway 1 for a gorgeous romantic retreat at the beautiful Post Ranch Inn. Head inland to the breath-taking scenery of Yosemite National Park, which will provide you with a dramatic backdrop for those memorable photos, while you navigate through the ancient sequoia trees in awe and wonder. To top off your epic American road trip we suggest heading to California's most well-known wine region, Napa Valley where you can learn about wine tasting and even relax aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.

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11 days

Guide Price

 £3,399  pp
Private basis, Self-Guided
Start your journey
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Trip highlights

  • Visit San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz prison
  • Take a romantic sunset cruise around San Francisco Bay
  • Wake-up to the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean
  • Take a picnic to a secluded cove and watch the sunset
  • Join a ranger walk to learn about Yosemite and famous waterfalls
  • Visit 12 wine tasting rooms within walking distance of downtown Napa

Think California and you're certain to imagine sun-drenched, golden beaches, and this is exactly what you'll find in Santa Cruz. Along its 29 miles of coastline you can experience seaside communities, perfect surf spots, hike redwood trails and delicious food. Visit the boardwalk for some Deep Fried Twinkies and the west coast's oldest amusement park.

Getting around San Francisco is easy. Rent a bike from Fisherman's Wharf and visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Prison and Pier 39 either as part of a guided tour, or explore on your own. Catch one of the historic cable cars and enjoy a fun and unusual way to see the city sights.

Surround yourself in the beauty and nature of Yosemite National Park. With over 1,200 square miles to discover you could lose yourself for days amongst mountains, valleys, waterfalls and Giant Sequoias.

Make sure your first stop is at the Napa Valley visitor centre to pick up a free Wine Map and Wine Tasting Card, which offers 12 wine tasting rooms all within walking distance. But it's not all about the wine... visit an olive grove to try some olive oils, take a cooking class, join a bike tour or just relax on the Napa Valley Wine train, Napa's most characteristic restaurant.