California Dreaming: From Yosemite National Park to Napa and Sonoma Valley

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On this trip, you’ll head into the wilderness of Yosemite National Park before a vino-tasting tour through the finest fine wine country in the US. Departing from San Francisco, you can look forward to nature-rich hikes through majestic Yosemite, renowned for its towering granite peaks and ancient sequoia trees. You’ll also get to hike the Pacific coast, swim ...
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Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
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Full schedule


    • Trek through the Yosemite Valley past landmarks such as El Capitan and Half Dome
    • Go on a wine-tasting bike tour through the Napa Valley vineyards
    • Discover Sonoma Valley with a stay in the charming town of Healdsburg
    • Enjoy incredible views on a coastal drive from Tomales Bay to Goat Rock Beach
    • Hike the Tuolumne Meadows and swim in Tenaya Lake
    • Explore the Mission District in San Francisco and its revered street art scene

What's this trip about?

    On this trip, you’ll head into the wilderness of Yosemite National Park before a vino-tasting tour through the finest fine wine country in the US. Departing from San Francisco, you can look forward to nature-rich hikes through majestic Yosemite, renowned for its towering granite peaks and ancient sequoia trees. You’ll also get to hike the Pacific coast, swim in glassy lakes, and sip cabernet sauvignon in the Napa Valley surrounded by picturesque vineyards. Back in the throb of San Francisco, there’ll be more sightseeing with the chance to explore the myriad street-art murals of the vibrant Mission District.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 13 people
Age range25 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CitySan Francisco
End CitySan Francisco

Travel Themes

  • Hiking & Walking
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • North America
  • United States


  • California
  • Napa
  • San Francisco
  • Sonoma Coast
  • Yosemite National Park


  • Culture
  • Hiking
  • Nature
  • Swimming
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Wine Tasting

Trip includes

    • Three nights mountain lodge accommodation
    • Three nights premium hotel accommodation
    • Private and local transport
    • Six breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners
    • Local Insider
    • Tuolumne Grove hike
    • Guided Yosemite Valley hike
    • Sentinel Dome hike with champagne
    • Pothole Dome hike
    • Swimming at Tenaya Lake
    • Napa bike and wine-tasting tour
    • Guided hike in Samuel P Taylor State Park
    • Road trip to Goat Rock Beach
    • Lands End Trail hike


Day 1: Welcome to the Hotel California

Accommodation: The Stanford Court

Activities Included: Welcome dinner of dim sum in Chinatown

Well, not quite – but your accommodation is just as lovely as the one described in the song. In fact, unlike the actual Hotel California, your hotel puts you on...

Day 2: Into the wild

Accommodation: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Activities Included: Tuolumne Grove hike

After a full-American breakfast, you’ll head east towards the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, stopping at the oldest bar in California, the Iron Door Saloon, for...

Day 3: Hiking, biking and a sunset view in Yosemite

Accommodation: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Activities Included: Guided Yosemite Valley hike, Sentinel Dome hike with champagne

Optional Activities: Bike ride

Pinch yourself. Yes, you really have awoken in Yosemite. Breathe in a lung-full o...

Day 4: Sweeping meadow views and swimming in Tenaya Lake

Accommodation: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Activities Included: Pothole Dome hike, Swimming at Tenaya Lake

Today, you’ll have the chance to beat the crowds and explore lesser-known spots within Yosemite. To start, you’ll take the high road to Tuo...

Day 5: Wine, wine and more wine in Napa and Sonoma

Accommodation: Best Western Dry Creek Inn

Activities Included: Napa bike tour

Wave goodbye to Yosemite and hello to California’s world-famous wine country. To make the most of your time (and wine) in the Napa Valley, you’ll get around by bike, before a g...

Day 6: Towering redwoods and road-trippin’ the Pacific Coast

Accommodation: Best Western Dry Creek Inn

Activities Included: Guided hike in Samuel P Taylor State Park, Road trip to Goat Rock Beach, Farewell dinner

Optional Activities: Swimming at Russian River

Your day begins with a morning stroll among towe...

Day 7: Return to San Francisco

Activities Included: Lands End Trail hike

Optional Activities: Mission District tour

It may be your final day, but the trip is far from over. Back in San Francisco, there are a few more treats in store, including a hike along the Lands End Trail – a one-...

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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