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Indulgent wines & Californian beauty in Sonoma

Enjoy a gastronomic experience at the decadent Ram’s Gate Winery, hike along the scenic Pacific Coast and sail through San Francisco Bay at sunset

Indulgent wines & Californian beauty in Sonoma

4 Days | From £1999

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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation

About your trip

The homeland of fine wine, abundant natural beauty and world-famous cities, what Sonoma offers is the good life materialized.

Sonoma County produces some of the world’s best wines, and exudes an authentic, rustic charm of the likes you’ll never see in over-commercialized Napa Valley. In four days, we’ll ensure you taste the very best Sonoma has to offer, before hiking along the lush Pacific Coast and drinking in the craft traditions of Sebastopol’s breweries.

Looking for an escape which offers indulgence and the great outdoors in equal measure? Welcome to Sonoma.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local transport
  • Most meals included
  • Max 14 travellers per group
  • ATOL protected

Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. If you'd like to upgrade to a single room, you can add this during the booking process or by contacting our Customer Experience team.

Itinerary

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Your Itinerary

  • Day 01 Sunset sailing in San Francisco Bay

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    Cool, creative and vibrant, San Francisco is one of those legendary US cities shrouded in folklore; from the gold rush days of the Wild West to the cutting-edge tech of Silicon Valley. You’ll meet your fellow travellers and guide in the late afternoon, before heading out for your first activity: sailing by catamaran as the sun sets over San Francisco Bay. With the city unfolding before you, it’s a fitting way to settle into the adventure ahead.

  • Day 02 Pacific hiking & fresh oysters

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    This morning, we’ll drive you to the Pacific Coast, where you’ll enjoy a scenic hike through Sea Cliff neighbourhood down to Baker Beach. Then, you’re in for a unique gastronomic experience, as you arrive at Hog Island Oyster Co. Savour the taste of fresh, sustainably-caught oysters accompanied by a glass of wine, while overlooking Tomales Bay. After lunch, we’ll take you onwards to Bodega Bay (famous for its associations with Alfred Hitchcock), where you’ll have some free time to explore the beach at your own leisure. Later in the afternoon, it’s onto Sebastopol’s Barlow District. Here, you’ll find a vibrant neighbourhood lined with stylish cafes, distilleries, bars and boutiques – the ideal location, then, for an evening of craft beer tasting.

  • Day 03 Regional flavours & Californian landscapes

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    This morning you will start the day driving to your next destination: Chateau Montelena, a beautiful castle winery dating back to 1882. Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting in one of California’s most atmospheric vineyards, then we’ll drive you to Dry Creek Valley for a picnic lunch overlooking the hills. Later in the afternoon, it’s onto Quivira Vineyards, where yet another indulgent wine tasting awaits you – this time, complemented with a charcuterie spread. Bon appetit.

  • Day 04 Ciao, Sonoma

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    After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll take you on a scenic stroll through Sonoma Valley Regional Park, followed by some free time in Sonoma Town. Explore the city sights, pick up some souvenirs or enjoy a coffee in one of the lovely cafes. Then, you’re off to the celebrated Ram’s Gate Winery. This is one of Sonoma’s most lavish wine estates; every bottle of wine is thoughtfully crafted, rich in flavour and filled with character. Savour your final taste of Californian indulgence with a selection of the finest wines accompanied by a light lunch, before making the journey back to San Francisco. We recommend booking a flight that departs after 16:00PM, to give yourself some time to enjoy today’s activities. Interested in California? Take a look at our Yosemite adventure here, or browse other US minibreaks just like this one here.

Our Favourite Hotels

Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip.

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Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco

A cornerstone of the city’s musical past, the Phoenix offers a restful retreat from the action-packed city.

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Trio Hotel, Healdsurg

Everything you’d expect from a contemporary wine hotel, and its Healdsburg location means you can explore the town’s nightlife in the evening.

Important Notes

Fly into and out of San Francisco Airport (SFO).

Please ensure that your flight arrives by 16:00 PM on day 1, although we will arrange a transfer for you at whichever time you arrive. We suggest booking a flight for after 14:00 PM on the final day. Airport transfers are included upon arrival and departure.

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control – but we’ll always do our best to ensure it has little impact on your experience. From time to time, we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh and exciting.

We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures – learn more here.

OUR PROMISE

Joining the Flash Pack comes with a few special guarantees

THE PEOPLE

Our mission to create 1 million friendships so we obsess over the group dynamic. Everyone is aged 30-49, 98% travel solo & 80% stay friends. Want to know more about your group? GET IN TOUCH

THE SECURITY

We operate using a 3rd party trust bank account meaning we guarantee refunds in 14 days if your trip has to be cancelled BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

THE TRIPS

Our trips are made up of ‘can’t-do-by-yourself’ experiences – think staying on your own private island in the Arctic and glamping in Land Rovers on the Serengeti SEE TRIPS

THE GUIDES

We only work with trusted local guides who know their destinations better than anyone. We include guide and driver tips to make sure that our team are well looked after

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