With a picnic basket of local specialties, you’ll experience the full glory of wine country: towering redwoods, remnants of historic frontier towns, renowned vineyards, modern tasting rooms, and charming art galleries. Walk the Overlook Trail, with its scenic views of Sonoma County and the distant sapphire-blue San Pablo Bay. Wander the gardens of the Buena Vista Winery—the oldest in the region—before reaching Jack London State Park. Stay in an elegant hotel with full-service spa, a contemporary property just off historic Sonoma Plaza, and a sophisticated inn with Asian-inspired accents—all within walking distance of some of the world’s finest restaurants. Along the way, don’t forget the wine: at the end of each day of walking, you are rewarded with a visit and tasting at one of the region’s most iconic wineries.
Cottage Inn & Spa
In the heart of Sonoma’s walkable downtown, this luxurious bed and breakfast offers spacious individually decorated rooms and suites with tiled bathrooms and French doors. Capturing wine country’s elegant, California-casual feel, inviting patios and public spaces feature unique artwork and antiques, with a perfect atmosphere to relax and perhaps enjoying a bottle of wine from one of the eight wineries which are within walking distance. A range of body treatments are available at the on-site massage room and Zen garden. Complimentary bicycles are at your disposal with a town bike path a block away. A breakfast basket is delivered to your room daily.
The Gaige House
With the feel of a sophisticated home, this inn invites relaxation in its fireside public rooms and tranquil grounds and gardens, with an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Guest rooms are contemporary with Asian-inspired accents and furnishings, muted colors and fabrics. Included are a bountiful breakfast in the dining room, an evening wine and cheese reception in the sitting room, and fresh-baked cookies and refreshments throughout the day. Spa treatments are offered in-room, in the spa loft, or in a private outdoor cabana. In the heart of Sonoma wine country, Glen Ellen is at the intersection of vineyards, hiking trails, and state and historical parks and gardens.
Southbridge Napa Valley
Ideally located in the heart of historical St. Helena, this welcoming hotel boasts spacious rooms with vaulted ceilings and fireplaces, small “Juliet” balconies overlooking the courtyard, spa, or hillsides, and classic décor and furnishings. A full-service spa and fitness center is on site. Within walking distance of the town with its many shops, restaurants, and cafés, the hotel also offers complimentary car service to its sister property, The Restaurant at Meadowood (reservations required)—recipient of three Michelin stars (one of only two restaurants with this rating west of Chicago!).
|Breakfast daily and one lunch (day 4); beverages not included|
|Four winery tours and tastings (days 2, 3, 4, and 5)|
|All accommodations while on tour|
|Local transfers as noted in the itinerary|
|Orientation phone call with a Country Walkers representative|
|Luggage transfers between the hotels|
|Detailed water- and tear-resistant Route Notes and maps|
|24-hour tour-related support provided by Country Walkers’ local partner|
|24-hour travel-related support provided by One Call International Emergency Hotline and Travel Assistance|
|The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the Country Walkers staff|