San Francisco Wine Trip May 18 - 21, 2017
Omni San Francisco Hotel (4.5 Stars)
The luxurious Omni Hotel in downtown San Francisco offers modern amenities in a boutique ambiance due to its Florentine Renaissance architecture. Built as a bank in 1926, the lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics and Austrian crystal chandeliers. Located on the cable car line and just steps away from four of San Francisco's top attractions - Union Square, Ferry Building, Chinatown and North Beach. Here you will discover plush beds, Chinese marble vanities in every bath, expansive ceilings and beautiful crown molding.
THURSDAY, MAY 18TH
San Francisco Love Tour
Hop on a ‘70s-era VW bus, settle into a neon-blue seat and dig your shoes into groovy shag carpet while you get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that make up San Francisco today. The tour takes you around the city, including Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more.
Travel down unique streets where other busses are forbidden. Visit the homes of San Francisco’s counter-culture icons such as The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, while grooving to the sounds of the 60’s and other San Francisco classics. In our little 6-passenger vehicle, we pack tons of historic facts, interesting stories and good old fun! We also have some stops for amazing pictures opportunities to forever capture your adventure in San Francisco
Happy Hour at the Ferry Building, the World-Class public Food Market Place
Visit dozens of markets, stalls and restaurants serving and selling local produce and producers from olives to chocolate to cheese. From the Slanted Door Vietnamese award winning restaurant to a counter selling varieties of pork sandwiches; from the high end kitchen store, Sur le Table, to the Chinese tea house, there is something to please everyone.
FRIDAY, MAY 19TH
Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour (8am - 5pm)
The tour begins with a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge for our Mimosa Breakfast of croissants, bagels, cream cheese, fresh fruit and a great vista point for photos.
The tour stops at two wineries in Napa and two in Sonoma, and also includes a picnic lunch along the way.
SATURDAY, MAY 20TH
Explore on your own or join us for any of these tastings
ITALIAN FOOD TOUR OF NORTH BEACH
SAN FRANCISCO'S LITTLE ITALY
Join us at noon for this optional 2 hour walking tour as we taste our way around North Beach. Highlights include:
Italia Pizzas Storied San Francisco staples, opened in 1907 stood the test of time for a reason, pizza!
Italian Coffee North Beach's favorite coffee shop since 1935! Their selection of beans and their unique roasting process is designed to produce the most authentic European style coffee this side of the pond.
There are many more hidden stories and secrets in store on this cultural dive into San Francisco's most colorful neighborhood...Ciao!
CHOCOLATE TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO
Join us for this chocolate tasting tour. San Francisco is a heavenly haven of culinary quality,and the dazzling variety of chocolatiers downtown is no exception.
Come and experience the wonders of the dark stuff, from abstract artisanal chocolate bars to dairy & gluten free super food truffles, from Japanese ganache delicacies to Swiss Fleur de Sel caramels - we're taking chocolate to a whole new level, and simply insist you join us on this irresistibly delightful journey into everyone's favorite treat, Chocolate. Chocoholics everywhere will love the Chocolate Tour of San Francisco! Prepare to Yum!!
CHOCOLATE TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO ITINERARY
SUNDAY, MAY 21ST
Explore on our own or join us in Chinatown
Chinatown culinary tour 10:00 am - noon
This isn’t just another tasting tour. We’ve incorporated our knowledge of Chinatown to provide you with the best way to learn about history, culture, and food in one ultimate food and cultural experience. We will visit historic landmarks, an herbal pharmacy, the fortune cookie factory, the Stockton St. food markets, and a secluded temple. Guests are welcome to buy drinks and the herbal pharmacy and cookies at the factory. A handout of shopping and restaurant recommendations with be given at the end of the tour.
After the tour - join us for Dim Sum or regular Chinese lunch followed by shopping in Chinatown