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 San Francisco Wine Trip May 18 - 21, 2017


Omni San Francisco Hotel  (4.5  Stars)


The luxurious Omni Hotel in downtown San Francisco offers modern amenities in a boutique ambiance due to its Florentine Renaissance architecture. Built as a bank in 1926, the lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics and Austrian crystal chandeliers. Located on the cable car line and just steps away from four of San Francisco's top attractions - Union Square, Ferry Building, Chinatown and North Beach. Here you will discover plush beds, Chinese marble vanities in every bath, expansive ceilings and beautiful crown molding. 


THURSDAY, MAY 18TH

San Francisco Love Tour 

Hop on a ‘70s-era VW bus, settle into a neon-blue seat and dig your shoes into groovy shag carpet while you get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that make up San Francisco today. The tour takes you around the city, including Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more.   

Travel down unique streets where other busses are forbidden. Visit the homes of San Francisco’s counter-culture icons such as The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, while grooving to the sounds of the 60’s and other San Francisco classics. In our little 6-passenger vehicle, we pack tons of historic facts, interesting stories and good old fun! We also have some stops for amazing pictures opportunities to forever capture your adventure in San Francisco

Happy Hour at the Ferry Building, the World-Class public Food Market Place

Visit dozens of markets, stalls and restaurants serving and selling local produce and producers from olives to chocolate to cheese. From the Slanted Door Vietnamese award winning restaurant to a counter selling varieties of pork sandwiches; from the high end kitchen store, Sur le Table, to the Chinese tea house, there is something to please everyone.




FRIDAY, MAY 19TH

Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour (8am - 5pm)

The tour begins with a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge for our Mimosa  Breakfast of croissants, bagels, cream cheese, fresh fruit and a great vista point for photos.

The tour stops at two wineries in Napa and two in Sonoma, and also includes a picnic lunch along the way. 

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SATURDAY, MAY 20TH

Explore on your own or join us for any of these tastings


ITALIAN FOOD TOUR OF NORTH BEACH

 

                SAN FRANCISCO'S LITTLE ITALY

 Join us at noon for this optional 2 hour walking tour as we  taste our way around North Beach. Highlights include:

  •  Italian Delicatessens - explore and sample some of Italy's  finest imported oils and vinegars.
  •  Italian Restaurants The closest you'll come to having
  •  Italian grandparents. Homemade pasta to die for.

 Italia Pizzas Storied San Francisco staples, opened in 1907 stood the test of time for a reason, pizza!

 Italian Coffee North Beach's favorite coffee shop since 1935! Their selection of beans and their unique roasting process is  designed to produce the most authentic European style coffee this side of the pond.

There are many more hidden stories and secrets in store on this cultural dive into San Francisco's most colorful neighborhood...Ciao!

CHOCOLATE TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO 

 

Join us for this chocolate tasting  tour. San Francisco is a heavenly haven of culinary quality,and the dazzling variety of chocolatiers downtown is no exception. 

Come and experience the wonders of the dark stuff, from abstract artisanal chocolate bars to dairy & gluten free super food truffles, from Japanese ganache delicacies to Swiss Fleur de Sel caramels - we're taking chocolate to a whole new level, and simply insist you join us on this irresistibly delightful journey into everyone's favorite treat, Chocolate. Chocoholics everywhere will love the Chocolate Tour of San Francisco! Prepare to Yum!!

CHOCOLATE TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO ITINERARY

  • Spicely Organic Spices: John & Clara search this beautiful world's pristine and exotic locations to bring home the widest range of flavors for lovers of gourmet food, and their tea infused chocolates are a craze in the making
  • Ghirardelli's: Incorporated in 1852, and the second oldest chocolate company in the United States, we couldn't skip this San Francisco institution
  • Minamoto Kitchoan: Japanese-style sweets for tea ceremonies, or “Wagashi”, brought to you from the rich traditions and beauty of Japanese culture
  • NewTree: The name says it all at this innovative boutique, which serves up dozens of all natural culinary confections
  • Chocolatier BlueMaster chocolatier Chris Blue brings his childhood experience of organic agriculture to the art of French chocolate making. The results speak for themselves.
  • CocoaBella: Featuring the highest quality, best tasting chocolates from makers in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Canada and the United States - this place is the chocolate bomb.
 

SUNDAY, MAY 21ST

Explore on our own or join us in Chinatown


Chinatown culinary tour  10:00 am - noon

 

This isn’t just another tasting tour. We’ve incorporated our knowledge of Chinatown to provide you with the best way to learn about history, culture, and food in one ultimate food and cultural experience. We will visit historic landmarks, an herbal pharmacy, the fortune cookie factory, the Stockton St. food markets, and a secluded temple. Guests are welcome to buy drinks and the herbal pharmacy and cookies at the factory. A handout of shopping and restaurant recommendations with be given at the end of the tour.

After the tour - join us for Dim Sum or regular Chinese lunch followed by shopping in Chinatown

 

   


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