Gourmet California

Call 01242 547 717 to speak to a specialist Enquire

Best time to go: May to September

10 Nights | from £8,750pp

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Not quite what you're looking for?

Contact our specialists to help you adapt this holiday into the perfect tailor made trip


  • Take a VIP tour of San Francisco's thriving food scene, meeting the hottest chefs
  • Explore the city's hippest neighbourhoods on a bespoke guided tour
  • Taste the best vintages on exclusive visits to world-renowned wineries
  • Pedal amid Sonoma Valley's gentle hills and neat vineyards
  • Float above Napa Valley at dawn in a hot air balloon

Day 1 San Francisco
Welcome to sublime San Francisco, one of the world's most striking cities, and one of its most delicious –there's a well-established, thriving and diverse foodie scene here. From the luxurious St Regis, you're perfectly placed to taste it.
St Regis | Meals: Breakfast

Days 2 - 3 San Francisco
Delve straight in with an edible excursion along the Mission's Valencia corridor, a rapidly changing food landscape that's home to some of the trendiest new ventures. There'll be no queues, of course, and you'll meet the chefs and storeowners to gain the ultimate insider access. Take a tour of the city's many neighbourhoods too, from Lombard Street to Lincoln Park, Ocean Beach to Golden Gate Park, China Town to Fisherman's Wharf –it can be customised to suit your preferences and your palate.
St Regis | Meals: Breakfast

Days 4 - 6 Sonoma
Historic Sonoma, centered around a plaza built when this area was still part of Mexico, is at the heart of wine country. Head off from San Francisco –stopping for lunch at a lovely bistro en route –for a two-night stay at Farmhouse Inn, nestled amid the vines and vintners. Enjoy a private wine tour, visiting the vineyards of Repris and Kamen and the Donum Estate for exclusive tours and tastings. Then explore the leafy surrounds on a guided bike trip, learning some of Sonoma's history –and perhaps sampling more wines along the way.
Farmhouse Inn | Meals: Breakfast and wine tasting

Days 7 - 9 Yountville
Squeeze in private tours and tastings at two of the areas renowned estates, McKenzie Mueller Winery and Caldwell Vineyards, before continuing on to the foodie hub of Yountville. Your home here is the Bardessono Hotel, the self-proclaimed 'greenest luxury hotel in America', with an exciting restaurant and oodles of incredible design features. It's the perfect launchpad for a truly once-in-a-lifetime hot-air balloon flight –lift off at dawn to drift peacefully over the Napa Valley as the rising sun hits the vines below. After a revitalising brunch, explore Yountville on two wheels, cycling between the small inns and out into the fertile countryside beyond.
Bardessono | Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 San Francisco
Head back to San Francisco for your flight home –or extend your stay in the city.

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 11 day suggested holiday will cost from £8,750 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights and private guiding throughout.

Back to USA


Celebration Holidays

Celebrate with a luxury holiday with Abercrombie & Kent

If you have birthday or anniversary coming up, or just fancy throwing one heck of a party, why not celebrate in style. Whatever the occasion, we are brimming with ideas. Find out more...

People who viewed this holiday also viewed these...

Other pages you might be interested in...

Call 01242 547 717 to speak to a specialist Enquire

Meet the North America Team

Frame image

Our North America team are experts in designing the perfect holiday in the USA and Canada to suit your personal needs, interests and budget.3

Read more

Useful info


Best time to be there

At 38 times the size of the UK, there is always a part of the country having great weather. The peak season is from June to September.

Fly to

British Airways fly to all the major cities in the States.

Flying time

7-12 hours

Time difference

From -5 to -10 hours behind GMT


ESTA Visa required for UK Passport Holders

Show more

Sign up to our news letter

Escapes routes - e news