Great writers like Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck and Henry Miller have all immortalized California's iconic Highway One, which is on the bucket list and in the imagination of every American road trip lover. That gorgeous, craggy coastline is just one of the many wonders of Northern California, a region rich with redwoods and sequoias, snowcapped peaks, outdoor and aquatic adventure, and first class food and wine. The destination is perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, outdoor adventurers, and culinary connoisseurs of all kinds. This year, most hotel properties and outdoor tours and tastings will open by July 15, and museums are expected to open by around August.
When you work with Nine Muses Travel, nothing is ordinary, and everything is possible. I work with American tour operators who can offer my clients all of these benefits, exclusive private tours, and more!
Benefits of working with Nine Muses Travel's preferred suppliers:
Expert private guides including naturalists, sommeliers, local farmers
Wineries not open to general public
Family-friendly winery activities like grape stomping demonstrations
Hard-to-access YouTube, Google, and Facebook campuses experiences
24/7 support to help with everything, like dinner reservations or unforeseen incidents
Self-drive options where you meet guides in destination
Private touring from SUV to Sprinter vans to larger vehicles - all safe, clean, luxurious
Competitive rates at hand-selected 4 and 5 star properties
Deep destination knowledge
Best of the Best Activities in Northern California:
San Francisco: Bike tour across Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, Chinatown & North Beach food tour, private cable car city tour, Muir Woods, private sunset seaplane, private charter to Angel Island
Napa Valley: VIP Napa Valley Winery tour, family-friendly wine touring, behind the scenes chocolate workshop, Wine Train vineyard hopping, horseback vineyard ride and wine tasting, hot air balloon and sparkling wine tasting, Napa Valley cooking class, hike and sip excursion
Sonoma Valley: Private VIP wine tour, Bodega Bay hiking trip, Go Kart racing for the whole family, Healdsburg food and wine tour, Point Reyes food and farm experience, guided kayaking eco tour, horseback ride and wine tasting, olive grove experience, VIP Sonoma Raceway experience
Yosemite National Park: Stay at lovely Rush Creek Lodge or Tenaya Lodge, convenient for touring. Don't worry about driving or wasting time finding parking; your private driver will navigate the one-lane roads and drop you off with your naturalist guide for private tours. Experience fly fishing on the Tuolumne River, photography excursion, private campfire in Yosemite, and whitewater rafting.
Lake Tahoe: East Tahoe kayaking and hiking, lake fishing and private chef dinner with fish caught that day, East Shore golden photography tour, North Tahoe wooden boat excursion, North Shore kayak tour, off-road adventure, overnight white water rafting, snowmobile adventure, Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadow skiing, winter Snowcat skiing excursion
Carmel-by-the-Sea, Big Sur & Monterey Bay: Glamping and hiking at Big Sur, Carmel-by-the-Sea food tour, eco-rafting ocean safari (up to 6 people) or a more relaxed sail/cruise, helicopter sightseeing, wine tasting in Carmel Valley, Monterey Aquarium before hours tour (one of the best aquariums in the country!), beach horseback ride in Monterey, Monterey Bay sunset sailing charter, and whale watching year-round from Monterey