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    Monterey, Carmel & a 17-Mile Drive Day Trip

    Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.

    Escape the big city on this scenic day-trip to Monterey and Carmel. Drive along the Highway 1 with breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast seascapes and narration as you may your way down to the Bay. You'll have time to shop and have lunch in Monterey, with the option of visiting the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and enjoy plenty of photo stops on this scenic day trip from San Francisco. No trip to California is complete with a drive along the famous 17-Mile Drive, home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course, the Lone Cypress, magnificent mansions, playful wildlife along the coastline and breathtaking natural beauty.

    Then, you'll head to the enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea, with a charming downtown shopping district, beautiful beaches and historic mission. On this last stop of the tour, you will have time to visit the many boutiques and art galleries.

    Highlights of this day trip include:

    • Pacific Ocean drive
    • Cannery Row
    • Lone Cypress
    • Pebble Beach Lodge and golf course
    • Carmel Mission
    • Monterey Bay
    • 17-Mile Drive
    • Seal Rock
    • Carmel by the Sea
    Monterey, Carmel & a 17-Mile Drive Day Trip

    2627 Taylor Street, San Francisco

    • Cruise along California's famous 17-Mile Drive on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco
    • Follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula to explore shops or visit the aquarium
    • Discover the enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea’s downtown shopping district and beautiful beaches
    • Enjoy plenty of stops and fantastic photo opportunities along the way
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    Premium Sake Museum Tour and Tasting

    You love sake, but you can’t travel all the way to Japan for a nice cup, and you only want the highest quality. How lucky, then, that Takara Sake has a place right here in California, with a premium tour and tasting! On this delightful tour, you’ll get a fascinating tour of the Sake museum, featuring sake artifacts and implements, plus the history of sake-making in America. Then, enjoy a tasting of a variety of premium sake, including Sho Chiku Bai Sake and more! And there’s no better place to get the full, authentic sake experience than at Takara’s The Tasting Room, measuring over 2,200 square feet and inspired by Japanese rice paddies. You’ll be satisfying your sake cravings in no time!
    Premium Sake Museum Tour and Tasting

    708 Addison St, Berkeley

    • Taste a variety of premium sakes in an authentic setting
    • Learn about sake production and see sake artifacts and implements collected by Takara
    • Feel like you’re on an exotic and unforgettable journey to Japan
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    Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley

    Experience the Sonoma wine region in a unique way – on the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley. Jump aboard this historical replica of a San Francisco cable car and grab a seat on a special wine tasting adventure you will never forget. This open-air trolley will let you experience the picturesque vineyards like no other tour. On this tour, your friendly and knowledgeable guide will take you to four family-owned wineries for tastings. You will visit Sonoma's top historic landmarks and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch during one of the scenic stops. Your day in California wine country starts as you hop aboard the Sonoma Wine Trolley, modeled after the famous historical cable cars of San Francisco. Enjoy the breeze as your knowledgeable tour guide whisks you off to four outstanding Sonoma-area wineries, known for both their wines and their hospitality.

    Each wine tasting takes place in a private setting, where your own representatives at each winery will explain the different varietals you’ll sample and the background of the wineries.

    There will be wonderful photo opportunities on this tour and your friendly guide will be happy to take a photo or two of your group so you can document your memorable day in wine country.

    In addition to your live guide, a local historian and actor, George Webber, provides the recorded narration of the Sonoma Wine Country Trolley. Between winery stops, enjoy his upbeat, whimsical commentary and stories as you travel through California's early history. Some of the historic landmarks you’ll see on the tour include:

    • The Sonoma and Swiss hotels
    • General Vallejo's Soldier Barracks
    • Mission San Francisco Solano (Sonoma Mission)
    • Blue Wing Inn
    • Bear Flag Monument
    • General Vallejo's Home and State Park
    • Sonoma Development Center
    • Town of Glen Ellen Enjoy lunch in a hidden-gem location, which may be among a vineyard, on a garden terrace or in a wine cellar, depending on the weather. Indulge in a picnic catered by Sonoma’s famous The Girl & the Fig restaurant, four-star rated on OpenTable and Yelp. Their delicious and hearty lunches are served family style, allowing everyone to pick and choose from a variety of sandwiches, side salads and desserts. Bottled water is included.
    Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley

    Sonoma Plaza, Napa & Sonoma

    • Experience the Sonoma wine region on the open-air Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
    • Visit family owned wineries with friendly and knowledgeable guides
    • See many of Sonoma's historic landmarks and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch
    • Hear upbeat, whimsical commentary and stories about California's early history
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (San Francisco)

    Price is for a group of 2-5 people Looking for a way to turn San Francisco into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of SF highlights! Guided from any smartphone, you’ll make your way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Answer questions to uncover the next, secret location. Your adventure takes you through the Union Square area, which houses some of the city’s finest designer shopping and cafes, through the bustling Chinatown and other historical neighborhoods as you make your way down through the famous Wharf District. Traverse its contoured landscape both on foot and by Cable Car, as you gain an entirely new perspective ol San Francisco and learn to see the city by the Bay in a whole new way!
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (San Francisco)

    Yerba Buena Park, San Francisco

    • Embark on a tour that allows you to experience San Francisco as if it were a scavenger hunt
    • Answer fun trivia questions to uncover the next secret location and advance in your journey
    • Explore the most iconic SF neighborhoods, such as Union Square, Chinatown, and the Wharf District
    • Snap breathtaking photos of the city from above as you ride through the sky in a cable car
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    Tiburon Food and Wine Tour

    Start your 3-hour tour by meeting your guide at Pier 41 at San Francisco's Embarcadero. Hop on a ferry or water taxi for the 20-minute boat ride across San Francisco Bay. The afternoon excursion passes by Angel Island State Park before landing at the waterfront in Tiburon, a former railroad town turned upscale enclave. On arrival, walk with your guide to a number of popular eateries and learn a bit of history along the way. Pair white wine with Asian cuisine at Lily Kai and comfort food at the Tiburon Tavern. Set out for Sam’s Anchor Cafe featuring seafood and rosé. Sip a red varietal with Italian dishes at Luna Blu, and sample dessert with coffee at Cafe Renzo on historic Ark Row, where storefronts and eateries are actually restored boats. Conclude your food-and-wine tour of Tiburon with the return boat ride to the city.
    Tiburon Food and Wine Tour

    Pier 41, San Francisco

    • Enjoy a selection of seafood, Sicilian cuisine, and dessert during a memorable afternoon.
    • Get inside tips from a local guide while exploring the city’s streets
    • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors or couples
    • Cross San Francisco Bay by round-trip ferry, passing Angel Island en route to Marin
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    Brewery Tour & Tasting

    You’re not in your early twenties anymore -- put the water-based beer down and learn about tasty craft beers. Tour through the Independent Brewing Company’s facility and learn how they turn the freshest hops into delicious beers on site. You’ll get to taste the delicious craft beers in the brewing company’s tasting room where you can chat with other beer lovers. Feel free to bring the kids and your furry friends along to make it a family affair. A quality person like yourself deserves a quality beer. Drink up!
    Brewery Tour & Tasting

    444 Harrison St, Oakland

    • Taste delicious craft beers brewed on site at Independent Brewing Company
    • Learn about the amazing process that goes into creating the perfect beer
    • Meander around the brewing company’s tasting room and chat with the staff
    • Unwind and relax as you drink some of the finest craft beers in the area
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    Nob Hill Walking Tour

    For more than a century, San Francisco’s Nob Hill has been associated with the upper crust, the ‘beau monde.’ Take a guided walking tour to admire the neighborhood's most distinctive landmarks including the exclusive Fairmont Hotel and Mark Hopkins Hotel, majestic Grace Cathedral and serene Huntington Park, as well as posh mansions, the famous cable cars and sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. As you explore one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods, your expert guide will entertain you with historical anecdotes about the area’s rise to fortune and fame. Your expert guide will narrate the history of this distinctive neighborhood, one of San Francisco's famous "Seven Hills", while taking you to the area’s most iconic and historical landmarks. Learn about this affluent neighborhood’s rise to fortune, staring in the mid-1800s with gold, silver and the Central Pacific Railroad. You’ll discover the interesting little-known fact that the name ‘Nob’ comes from the area's earliest settlers, deriving from a Hindi word for a very wealthy or powerful person. After the infamous 1906 earthquake and fire, nearly every mansion in Nob Hill was destroyed. The hill rose from complete devastation to showcase the most exclusive and posh hotels in the city. Near the famous intersection of California Street and Powell Street, you’ll stand in awe of the Fairmont Hotel, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, the Stanford Court and the Huntington Hotel. Admire majestic Grace Cathedral, one of the city’s largest places of worship. Pass Masonic Temple, the glamorous Ritz Carlton, the stately Brockleback Apartments, serene Huntington Park and the Pacific Union Club, the former James Clair Flood Mansion. Along the way, you’ll be entertained by stories of San Francisco’s pioneers, aristocrats and tycoons, as well as the events that helped shape this iconic neighborhood, all while enjoying lovely views of the surrounding San Francisco Bay.
    Nob Hill Walking Tour

    1201 Mason St, San Francisco

    • Take a guided walking tour to explore Nob Hill, one of San Francisco’s most affluent neighborhoods
    • Admire distinctive landmarks including Fairmont Hotel, Grace Cathedral and Huntington Park
    • Be entertained with historical anecdotes about the area’s rise to fortune and fame
    • Enjoy the beautiful sights of Nob Hill and see everything it has to offer
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    Bridge to Bridge Cruise

    Go under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge on this scenic cruise along picturesque San Francisco Bay. Pass Alcatraz, Treasure Island and AT&T Park, and enjoy views of the city skyline dotted by Coit Tower, the Ferry Building, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Palace of Fine Arts and more. Fascinating audio commentary lets you learn about the construction of these famous bridges, as well as San Francisco’s unique architecture, history, geology and culture.
    Head to Fisherman's Wharf in the afternoon to board your cruise. Then, sit back and relax as your expert captain takes you along picturesque San Francisco Bay.

    Pass Alcatraz Island and soak up views of San Francisco’s stunning skyline, dotted with famous landmarks and attractions including Coit Tower, the Ferry Building, the iconic Transamerica Pyramid and the domed Palace of Fine Arts.

    Have your camera ready as you cruise under the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, where the Pacific spills into San Francisco Bay. You’ll get unparalleled views from right underneath the bridge!

    You’ll also travel under the colossal Bay Bridge, linking San Francisco with Oakland and the rest of the East Bay. Admire Treasure Island and snap photos of AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

    Throughout your cruise, audio commentary – available in 16 languages – teaches you interesting facts about how these bridges were built. You’ll also learn about San Francisco’s unique architecture, history, geology and culture.

    Your vessel features restrooms and indoor and outdoor seating. You’re free to bring your own lunch on board to enjoy while you take in the sights, and there is also a full bar and snacks available for purchase.
    Bridge to Bridge Cruise

    Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

    • Travel under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge on a scenic cruise of San Francisco Bay
    • Hear fascinating audio commentary about the construction of these famous and historic bridges
    • Take in spectacular views of Alcatraz, Treasure Island, AT&T Park, and the city skyline
    • Learn about San Francisco’s unique architecture, history, geology and culture
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    Golden Gate Bridge Seaplane Tour

    This 30-minute flight will take you over the splendor of the greatest city in the U.S. -- San Francisco! Take off from a sea base in the lovely bayside village of Sausalito, just across the Golden Gate Bridge, to soar over the coast over the Golden Gate National Reserve and past Baker Beach and the Pt. X Lighthouse. You’ll marvel at unparalleled views of the legendary Golden Gate Bridge herself, and cruise above Crissy Field, downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park -- Home of the Major League Baseball World Champion San Francisco Giants -- and even the infamous island prison of Alcatraz. Finally, your flight will be completed with a pass by the historic Angel Island, the Immigrant Gateway to the West, and a smooth water landing back in Sausalito’s Richardson Bay. Bring your camera, because this is a trip you’ll never want to forget!
    Golden Gate Bridge Seaplane Tour

    242 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley

    • Fly over the splendor of San Francisco on a seaplane adventure
    • Take off from the lovely village of Sausalito to soar over the coast over the Golden Gate National Reserve
    • Marvel at phenomenal views of the legendary Golden Gate Bridge, and cruise above Crissy Field
    • Pass over historic Angel Island and the island prison of Alcatraz for unbeatable photo opportunities
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    Oxbow Loop Stand Up Paddle Tour

    When you think Napa Valley, the first thing that probably comes to mind is wine country. And, of course, Napa has great wine and beautiful vineyards, but there’s more to explore! Come enjoy the beauty of the restored Napa River! Fun fact: over $400 million dollars were invested in reconnecting the river to its historic floodplain and natural contours. You’ll see the renaissance of downtown Napa as you glide along the waters. Learn about the history of this river from your knowledgeable tour guide as you explore the reed-lined shores and the tidal-marsh abundant with waterfowl. Be amazed by this new perspective of Napa Valley!
    Oxbow Loop Stand Up Paddle Tour

    730 Water St , Napa

    • Explore the restored Napa River on your stand up paddle board
    • See the reed-lined shores and explore the tidal-marsh that is teeming with waterfowl
    • Learn about the history and the nature of Napa River from your knowledgeable guide
    • Get a new perspective of the historic floodplains and natural contours of Napa Valley
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