1San Francisco, CA
After boarding the ship, enjoy a festive Welcome Reception, followed by an afternoon of cruising the San Francisco Bay, one of the world's finest natural harbors. Enjoy a scenic sail around the bay passing by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Treasure Island.
Discover this fascinating city on a narrated exploration, with a visit to the Haggin Museum. Learn about its fascinating history from indigenous tribes and the Spanish Influence, to the Gold Rush and the Industrial Eras. Learn how the rich peat soil and a temperate climate of the area around make it one of the riches agricultural and dairy regions in California, with prize-winning wines, contributing to the international reputation of fine quality California wines. Visit the Stockton 99 Speedway, for some high speed entertainment.
Enjoy a morning of cruising the Sacramento River, the largest river in California. Once called "the Nile of the West," this mighty river is adorned by the Klamath Mountains, the Cascade Range, the Coast Ranges and the western slopes of the Northern Sierra Nevada. Continue your journey along the San Joaquin watershed, the largest single river basin entirely in California, comparable in size to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Admire the beautiful passing landscapes from the comfort of your private balcony. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided city exploration and visit the state capitol building of California.
Explore the Old Sacramento Waterfront, a unique National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park that pays homage to California's beginning with the Gold Rush of 1849. Bustling with activity, enjoy shopping, dining, historical attractions, and world-renowned museums set within the time of the California Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad.
Begin your day with a sunrise yoga and fitness class. Enjoy a cruise along the scenic Napa River. Whether you are an avid birder or just a general nature lover, the Napa River is full of native creatures, including Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, otters, beavers, deer, rabbits, turtles, and beavers. You might see a harbor porpoise on its way up the tidal section on the river. In the afternoon, visit a Napa Valley winery. Learn about the wine making process and why Napa Valley California has become synonymous with wine. Explore the facility and sip local varietals.
6Day of Cruising
Cruise from the Napa River, to the San Pablo Bay, a scenic area which is an important feeding and nursery area for a variety of marine fish species, including striped bass and salmon. Experience a sense of solitude as you view vast stretches of lush pickleweed marsh and mudflat as far as the eye can see. On your way back to San Francisco Bay, enjoy time in the lounge with fellow travelers, read a good book, or simply sit back and admire the view from the sun deck or your private balcony.
7San Francisco, CA
San Francisco is a city of inspiration and the only city in the world with cable cars, an orange bridge, and a floating prison. On a morning city exploration, visit San Francisco's top site, iconic landmarks, and eclectic neighborhoods. Venture across the Golden Gate Bridge with a stop in Sausalito, CA for a breathtaking view of the bridge and the San Francisco skyline. In the afternoon, travel by ferry to Alcatraz Island and explore this notorious prison. Conclude your day, with a delightful dessert at the world-famous Ghirardelli Square.
8San Francisco, CA
End your journey where it began, in the vibrant city of San Francisco. Enjoy breakfast on board with new found friends, before beginning your travels home.