Explore the highlights of California’s iconic Wine Country, from its rolling vineyard-filled hills, to its old-growth redwoods, to the stunning bays, dramatic headlands, and sleepy beach towns of the Pacific coast. Perfect for families or couples, this itinerary can be completely customized to your group and its preferences, ensuring you make the most of your time in this world-renowned region.
Kayak the beautifully calm Tomales Bay (rental included in package), enjoy freshly-made cheese in Point Reyes, hike amongst the soaring redwoods in Guerneville, delight in locally raised oysters from the Marshall Store, and of course taste the world-famous wines of Napa and Sonoma. As guides with extensive experience in this area, our Destination Experts will also be able to point you to the best spas, wineries, breweries, cafes, markets and farm- to- table restaurants that make this region of California so special.
This itinerary is currently CLOSED for 2022, along with all other California itineraries. Additional capacity for this itinerary may be released, and will then be updated on this page.
- Camp under the towering Redwoods of Northern California
- Kayak and eat world famous oysters at the beautiful Tomales Bay
- Ride bikes from world-class vineyard to world-class vineyard in the Napa Valley
- Stop for freshly roasted coffee and a pastry along the Russian River
- Explore Muir Woods- an amazing grove of the tallest trees on Earth
- Enjoy lunch at the outdoor Barlow Market, a converted factory in Sebastopol featuring farm-to-table food, beer and wine as well as boutique stores
- Hike through the stunning coastal headlands of Point Reyes National Seashore
Muir Woods & Point Reyes National Seashore
Pick up your van in our convenient hub in San Francisco, before driving north over the Golden Gate Bridge and into the majestic Muir Woods. After an afternoon of exploring, set up camp under towering redwoods at the stunning Samuel P. Taylor State Park. The following day, head out on foot for a morning hike in the stunning coastal headlands that make up Point Reyes National Seashore.
Spend a day exploring the Sonoma Coast and harbours of Bodega, where wine country meets the ocean. Kayak on Tomales Bay (included in itinerary), drive along the sleepy winding roads and enjoy world class oysters by the water before heading north to your coastal campground.
Head inland along the beautiful Russian River, visit the soaring Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Preserve,before arriving at the charming town of Calistoga. Spend two nights in Napa Valley, where you will spend two days exploring the small towns, hot springs, beautiful scenery and world-class vineyards that make Napa Valley so famous.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY ADD ONS
Our destination experts will work with you to personalize your trip with exciting activities, hosted by our professional outfitters, and managed and booked by Moterra. Note: activity fees are not included in the package itinerary fee.
Tomales Bay Kayaking Guided Tour (3 hours)
$98 per person
Spend the morning or afternoon kayaking the beautiful waters of Tomales Bay, teaming with an array of wildlife and vegetation. Options include a half-day guided tour ($98 per person), or standard kyack rental for $70 (2 hours) or $90 per person. Kayak to a secluded beach for a picnic lunch, paddle to a trail head or simply spend some hours floating around the bay- its up to you!
Tomales Bay Kayak Bioluminescence Tours (3 hours)
$126 per person
Just outside Zion National Park lies a wonderland of canyons, waterfalls, rock climbing and so much more! Spend the day on a guided tour finding all the hidden areas that few people get to see. You’ll experience the Zion Canyon area without the crowds and surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
Hot Air Ballooning in Napa (3-4 hours)
$219 per person
Enjoy a spectacular sunrise while gliding above miles of vineyards on a once in a lifetime hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley. An experience that is well worth the early start, you will be greeted with coffee, tea and some light bites during an orientation of the balloon before a gentle lift off and scenic flight over one of the most famous wine regions in the world. Upon arrival enjoy a morning toast with a local sparkling wine to a memory that is sure to last.
Napa Valley ½ Day Wine Train Tour (3-4 hours)
$245 per person
Travel back in time aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train- the most elegant and luxurious way to explore Napa. Enjoy a gourmet, multicourse meal, the finest wines and amazing views of the Napa Valley while winding your way through some of the most famous vineyards in the world. The ½ day package will stop at either Grgich Hills or Raymond for an exclusive winery tour and tasting. Other packages include dinner, a full day tour or even a murder mystery!
Culinary Institute Tour (30 minute tour)
$25 includes tour + lunch entree + one glass of wine
Take a 30 minute tour of the world famous Culinary Institute of America, where Anthony Bourdain, Cat Cora and Napa’s own Thomas Keller got their start. The tour is hosted by a current CIA student and gives you a behind the scenes look at the prestigious school. After the tour, enjoy a glass of wine, lunch and pastries prepared by the culinary students.
Calistoga Bike Shop Mountain Bike Rental
City Cruiser: $42 per person full day rental
Electric Assist: $100 per person full day rental
Mountain Bike: $120 per person full day rental
Pick up a bike and spend the day pedaling from winery to winery around the picturesque towns of Calistoga, St. Helena and Yountville. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of working vineyards at a slower pace. Stop for lunch at one of our favorite restaurants for locally sourced food and wines or one of the many other cafes and restaurants featuring fresh California cuisine. Or rent a mountain bike and head up into the mountains for impressive views of the valley. Options include city cruisers, electric assist bikes, mountain bikes or a guided wine and bike tour!