Exceptional California

Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley & San Francisco
13 nights private tour from $7,500 per person

This classic self-drive itinerary experiences the amazing contrasts of the Golden State, California. Combining skiing in Lake Tahoe, wine tasting in Napa Valley and ending in the vibrant city of San Francisco. This romantic adventure combines wonderful food, delicious local wine and some unbelievable scenery on the way.

California Ski City and Wine
At a glance
  • Romantic adventure in the Golden State of California

  • Self drive through some of California's most stunning scenery

  • Ski some of North America's finest slopes at beautiful Lake Tahoe

  • Explore the wineries of Napa Valley and taste some of its finest produce

Journey highlights
  • Romantic adventure in the Golden State of California

  • Self drive through some of California's most stunning scenery

  • Ski some of North America's finest slopes at beautiful Lake Tahoe

  • Explore the wineries of Napa Valley and taste some of its finest produce

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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California is a year round destination and has a temperate climate. This itinerary is best enjoyed in March and April, where you'll enjoy the best of the Spring snow, the vineyards in Napa will be coming into bud, and Spring has arrived in San Francisco.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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December $9,300 $2,300 plan your trip
January $7,500 $1,900 plan your trip
February $10,300 $2,600 plan your trip
March $9,300 $2,300 plan your trip
April $9,300 $2,300 plan your trip
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $9,300
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    $2,300
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,500
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    $1,900
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,300
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    $2,600
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $9,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,300
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $9,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,300
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Itinerary

Fly to San Francisco
Day 1-9

Lake Tahoe Ski

You will start your Californian adventure on the cosmopolitan ski slopes of Lake Tahoe, after driving up from San Francisco or Reno Airports you will be staying in the luxurious village of Northstar. Northstar features fantastic mid-mountain skiing through the trees as well as stunning views across the cobalt blue north side of the lake. If you like cruising the groomed pistes and tree runs then Northstar is perfect for those leisurely or intermediate skiers. If you are looking for more challenging terrain then the Lake is home to 14 ski resorts, all within driving distance. This is skiing American style, where you can drive to different resorts, seeking out the best conditions each day and enjoying the varied après at night.

Accommodation: The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe Ski ( 8 nights )
Day 9-12

Napa Valley

After 7 days of skiing you will hit the road to continue your California adventure in the stunning region of Napa Valley. Think of Napa and the first thing that comes to mind is wine. However, not only is this little part of California producing wines to rival that of the old world, it also has a lot of surprises up its sleeve. The scenery is spectacular; the towns are quaint and eclectic; the standard of restaurants is phenomenal, and it oozes Californian sophistication. Wine tasting will be at top of your check list, and we can organise tours to the most notable wine makers or smaller, off-the-beaten track wineries in the valley and Sonoma. Why not leave your car behind and cycle between each one? Or see the entire valley from a hot air balloon?

Accommodation: Auberge du Soleil ( 3 nights )
Fly home from San Francisco
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

California is a year round destination and has a temperate climate. This itinerary is best enjoyed in March and April, where you'll enjoy the best of the Spring snow, the vineyards in Napa will be coming into bud, and Spring has arrived in San Francisco.

Exceptional California
Exceptional California

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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