Morning fog shrouds the majestic Golden Gate Bridge as the sun rises over the Pacific coast. The city’s characteristic cable cars begin their daily routes, transporting commuters and tourists alike. North of town, Napa Valley’s winemakers monitor the crops of their world-famous vineyards… San Francisco’s mosaic of cultures and its eclectic history produce one of the world’s most unique urban spaces, situated amidst spectacular coastal scenery.
San Francisco’s pleasant climate, its vibrant neighbourhoods and its countless attractions make it one of the most popular holiday cities in North America. This year, Travac Tours wants to fly you there for a six-day excursion. Discover for yourself what makes this region so special!
Hosted by a knowledgeable local guide, you’ll experience the Bay area’s premier attractions with an insightful 4-hour orientation tour that will provide you with inspiration for your free time on the town. You’ll even take in San Francisco’s infamous prison, Alcatraz. To complete your western odyssey, you’ll have a chance to enjoy the charm of the Napa Valley with a visit to one of the region’s local wineries.
Your hotel in San Francisco is the well-located Hilton San Francisco Union Square. This first-class hotel is located close to city’s most celebrated shops, attractions and restaurants.
Booking early is the only way to guarantee a spot on this fabulous tour!
Today you will depart from the Ottawa International Airport for your connecting flights to San Francisco. Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of your day will be free.
At 9:00am you will depart for a tour of the city, escorted by your knowledgeable local host. You will see the city’s famous neighbourhoods, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Nob Hill, and Chinatown, and visit many of its spectacular sites, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower. After your tour, you will have a chance to enjoy lunch on your own in the Fisherman’s Wharf district. In the early afternoon you will meet for a guided tour of Alcatraz Island. This famous island penitentiary in San Francisco Bay was opened in 1934 and served as a concentration site for ‘difficult to manage’ prisoners for over thirty years.
Having completed your orientation of the city, you will be free to explore San Francisco at your own leisure. Take this opportunity to acquaint yourself with the city’s many character-filled neighbourhoods such as North Beach, (San Francisco’s ‘Little Italy.’) This inspiring neighbourhood is located along Columbus Avenue and was one of the hubs of the 1950s literary ‘Beat’ movement. San Francisco also has the oldest and largest Chinatown, with hundreds of unique and colourful vendors and shops all of which are within walking distance to your hotel.
This morning you depart for a day trip to the Napa Valley. Napa and Sonoma counties are only about an hour from downtown San Francisco and are amongst the world’s leading winemaking regions. Your tour will include a winery tour. We will stop in Napa with time for lunch and shopping. In the mid-afternoon you arrive back at your hotel. The remainder of your afternoon will be free to explore more of the iconic sites of the city. Union Square is very close to the Hilton and has a wide variety of restaurants and shops, including, Nordstrom and Macy’s.
You are free today to tour San Francisco on your own. Museum-goers might be keen on visiting the DeYoung Museum, while shoppers might want to spend the day in Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf, exploring the many unique shops that line the streets of those famous neighbourhoods.
This morning you will bid goodbye to this fantastic city. Your tour host will take you to the airport for your return flights back to Ottawa.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
Hotel Address333 O'Farrell St
San Francisco, CA
Itinerary subject to change.
Please note that you are required to have a valid Canadian passport with you. Non-Canadians may require a visa to enter the U.S. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have such a document if required. Any other nationality other than Canadian persons must identify themselves to the booking agent for verification of documents required.