36 Vintner's Choice
Round Trip From San Francisco
5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS
DAY 1 SAIL FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Prior to boarding the Spirit of Yorktown in San Francisco
you will be transferred from San Francisco Airport
to Cruise West's hospitality area at the Sheraton
Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy the delights of Fisherman's Wharf until boarding time.
You will be welcomed onboard with a flute of
Champagne or Champagne punch and a toast as you cruise by the San Francisco skyline.
Following a delicious dinner, gather in the lounge
for a short presentation and casual conversation.
Overnight, cruise up-bay to set the stage for a
busy day in the Napa Valley. D
DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NAPA VALLEY
Note: you may visit today's wineries in an alternate
order. Winery selection is subject to change.
You will be treated to a cooking demonstration, "Cooking With Wine," by the chefs at the Culinary
Institute of America (CIA), Greystone campus and
have time to peruse their amazing cooking store.
Lunch will be served at the world-renowned Auberge du SoleiI restaurant perched on the
slope of Rutherford Hill, affording an impressive
view of the entire Napa Valley. This exclusive
Cruise West lunch will feature food and wine
pairings explained by the sommelier. Nestled along the historic Silverado Trail, Mumm
Napa's spectacular views can be seen while tasting from the glass-enclosed tasting salon or
outside on the terrace. Later, you will head back to CIA for an engaging
wine program (may include wind blending) taught
by the professionals at Greystone. Back onboard ship enjoy a leisurely cocktail hour
and a delicious dinner. BLD
DAY 3 SAUSALITO
Enjoy the relaxing morning sail into Sausalito. Brunch will be served onboard
as the Spirit of Yorktown ties up near the charming
seaside town of Sausalito, just across the Golden
Gate Bridge from San Francisco. There will be
time for you to walk and explore this artists' town
on your own. Additional optional activities include
exploring the Bay Model, inflatable excursion
craft tours of Richardson Bay, the Marin shipyard
or shopping. Your day will end with a twilight bay
cruise and onboard wine tasting. BLD
DAY 4 CHOICES
There will be time for shopping and exploring at the park-like Sonoma Plaza, the
largest of its kind in California. The Plaza is an
eight-acre square at the heart of Sonoma's unique historical district.
Or... For those of you who would like the
opportunity to personalize your cruise by exploring one of your individual passions
there will be optional tours available: The Cabernet Lovers Limo Tour will visit three
amazing wineries known for their high-end Cabernet Sauvignons: Quintessa, Silver Oak, and
Joseph Phelps. (Wineries subject to change.)
Or.. Enjoy an early morning hot air balloon ride over
the lovely Napa Valley.
Or.. Tour the olive grove at Round Pond during the
harvest / press season. You will have a chance to
see olive oil pressed, and taste it, while enjoying
the music that accompanies the harvest workers.
Return to the Spirit of Yorktown for lunch.
The afternoon will be filled visiting two
wineries in Sonoma. At St. Francis you will be treated to food and wine pairings,
touring, and tasting. St. Francis Winery is known for its Cabernets, Meritages, and
Chardonnays. The Chateau St. Jean visit will include
tasting and time to appreciate its magnificent gardens. This winery is known
for its Cabernets and Chardonnays. Back onboard the ship you will experience
a leisurely cocktail hour with featured wines followed by a delicious dinner. BLD
DAY 5 RETURN TO SAN FRANCISCO
You will want to be out on deck early this morning to take in the view as we cruise
under the Golden Gate Bridge before returning to the San Francisco pier for
disembarkation. A transfer to San Francisco's airport is
included. See the box below for a delightful way to extend your stay in San
4-NIGHT VINTNER'S CHOICE