California Wine Country Active Culinary Walking Tour - 5 Days

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California Wine Country Active Culinary Walking Tour - 5 Days

Main destination United States · About Cultural Exchanges
From oak-studded mountains to vineyard-laced hills. From exhilarating hikes to exclusive tastings of wine, cheese and olive oil. Experience a delicious slice of the place we call the Wine Country, as seen through the eyes of local vintners, chefs and artisans

Vineyards & Farm-to-Table Delights in Napa & Sonoma

  • Chat and taste with local winemakers and enjoy an interactive cooking class
  • Stroll (and sample!) in The French Laundry's idyllic culinary garden
  • Seasonal produce, a multitude of cheeses, fresh-baked breads, olive oil, honey... the local bounty is virtually endless
  • Superb dining opportunities, including an unforgettable Michelin-starred dinner at Calistoga's acclaimed Solbar
  • Sink into the lap of luxury at a pair of chic Wine Country hotels

. A memorable epicurean experience awaits. Enjoy every taste!

Wine Country walking and hiking map

Itinerary

Day 1 Wind through oak- and manzanita-covered hillside, landing at a spectacular lookout with sweeping views of Sonoma Valley Stroll through historic Mission San Francisco Solano and gather for lunch in downtown's historic Sonoma Square In the quaint and bustling town, splurge at one of Sonoma Plaza's shops or wine tasting rooms Dive in at Ramekins cooking school to prepare our meal for the evening.

Day 2 Hike in the rugged Mayacamas Mountains through several ecosystems, from oak woodland to conifer forest Enjoy stellar views during a mountaintop picnic and wine tasting Indulge in some spa time at the hotel or partake in an olive oil tasting before gathering for our evening hands-on cooking class.

Day 3 Ancient coastal redwoods provide a majestic backdrop for our hike in Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve Learn a few secrets from the pros in our French galette baking class Rest up with some leisurely bocce ball or a glass of rosé at Solage before we dine in Michelin star-studded style at chef Massimo Falsini's Solbar restaurant.

Days 4-5 Walk in lush forests of maples, oaks and stands of towering coastal redwoods Treat yourself to some vinotherapy at our hotel's spa or rejuvenate with a Calistoga mud treatment—it's no ordinary soil Or opt to borrow a bike from our hotel and pedal into Calistoga to check out the boutiques and galleries Tour the garden at The French Laundry, Thomas Keller's landmark restaurant Bid farewell to the Wine Country with a tour of the famous Culinary Institute of America before returning to San Francisco.

Note: The terrain on this trip includes rolling hills and forest paths, and vineyard, farm and historic site walks, with occasional rocky and uneven sections. * Includes shuttle.

Price: $3,298 - $3,598 USD

pp dbl. occ.
(+$930 to $1,030 for sgl. occ.)

Start / End

San Francisco, California


Meals

All breakfasts, 4 dinners, 3 lunches included

Premiere Inns 5 days/ 4 nights

Backroads




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