Extraordinary Northern California

San Francisco, Napa Valley & Yosemite
6 nights private tour from $7,100 per person

Northern California offers vibrant cities, bucolic rolling vineyards and spectacular wilderness making it an excellent choice for an active holiday. Soak up the culture of vibrant San Francisco before heading to the beautiful Napa Valley for fine wine and food and finish with hiking in iconic Yosemite National Park.

Extraordinary Northern California
At a glance
  • Perfect for couples to experience the highlights of Northern California

  • Best travelled September and October for wine harvest and fewer crowds in Yosemite

  • Tick off top sights including Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Half Dome

  • The perfect combination of city, vineyards and national parks

Journey highlights
  • Perfect for couples to experience the highlights of Northern California

  • Best travelled September and October for wine harvest and fewer crowds in Yosemite

  • Tick off top sights including Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Half Dome

  • The perfect combination of city, vineyards and national parks

  • Extraordinary itinerary:Our Extraordinary Journeys offer unforgettable cutting-edge hotels, experiences and restaurants with a focus on design, fashion and innovation
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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Northern California is best visited from April to October. San Francisco's sights can be enjoyed any time of year, whereas Yosemite is best visited during Spring, Summer and Autumn, when all parts of the park are accessible and waterfalls are flowing (note: by September and October, the falls will have dried up). Napa also enjoys fantastic weather during this period, but if you're a big foodie, head here in October for the annual wine harvest.


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

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  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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September $8,500 $2,100 plan your trip
October $7,800 $1,900 plan your trip
April $7,100 $1,800 plan your trip
May $7,100 $1,800 plan your trip
June $7,800 $1,900 plan your trip
July $8,500 $2,100 plan your trip
August $8,500 $2,100 plan your trip
  • September
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $8,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • October
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $7,800
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    $1,900
  • 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $7,100
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    $1,800
  • May
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $7,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • June
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $7,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,900
  • July
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $8,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • August
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $8,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
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Itinerary

Day 1-3

San Francisco

Spend a week exploring the highlights of Northern California. Begin your trip in the vibrant city of San Francisco and spend your time exploring the different neighbourhoods of Nobb Hill and Haight-Ashbury, cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge to quaint Sausalito and visiting the fascinating Alcatraz island. Dine at Fisherman's Wharf, go shopping in Union Square and catch a cable car to experience the locals favourite mode of transport. We have included a private tour of the city, led by an expert local guide, which can be tailored to you and your interests.

Accommodation: The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco ( 2 nights )
Day 3-5

Napa Valley

After two nights in the city, take a drive into the rolling hills of Napa Valley. Famous for its world-class wine production, beautiful scenery and incredible culinary scene, those with a taste for the finer things in life will love enjoying all the area has to offer. We have included a gourmet experience on the Napa Wine Train, where you can enjoy fine dining and wine pairings, while travelling through the picturesque Napa Valley. Afterwards, we recommend you visit Oxbow Public Market, an emporium for farm-to-table food with a variety of shops and restaurant choices. You can independently visit tasting rooms in Yountville, and for those real wine enthusiasts, we can organise a tour of some select wineries in addition or instead of, the train experience. As part of the service, we'll arrange the very best restaurant reservations for you, depending on the occasion and culinary style.

Accommodation: Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection ( 2 nights )
Day 5-7

Yosemite National Park

Leaving the vineyards behind, it's time to head to the spectacular Yosemite National Park. Stay at a full-service resort style lodge, close to the entrance to the park, and to the famed Mariposa Grove of ancient, towering redwood trees. To make the most of your time, we have included a full-day private guided hike with a local expert in Yosemite Valley, tailored to your interests and  fitness levels. In the evening soothe use the spa and pool facilities, and enjoy a number of casual restaurants serving typical American cuisine. After two nights in the park, drive back to the airport for your evening flight home.

Accommodation: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite ( 2 nights )
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
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Average time to visit

Northern California is best visited from April to October. San Francisco's sights can be enjoyed any time of year, whereas Yosemite is best visited during Spring, Summer and Autumn, when all parts of the park are accessible and waterfalls are flowing (note: by September and October, the falls will have dried up). Napa also enjoys fantastic weather during this period, but if you're a big foodie, head here in October for the annual wine harvest.

Extraordinary Northern California
Extraordinary Northern 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.

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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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