Visit New Levi’s Stadium

Visit the new home of the 49ers and see the new stage for the teams next generation of tradition and glory. Be one of the first to go behind the scenes of this state of the art venue that has created the ultimate fan experience through innovation, technology, and an environmental focus. Our private group tour will include Suite Tower, Premium Club Spaces, Field Level, Locker Room, Press Level, NRG Solar Terrace, 49ers Team Store and 49ers Museum Presented by Sony.

Afterward enjoy a hosted lunch and brewery tour at Gordon Biersch Brewery downtown San Jose. Entrée choices include: classic BBQ pork sandwich, Gordon Biersch cheeseburger, or vegetarian pasta marinara.


Sandhill Crane Experience

Enjoy an early dinner at Foster Big Horn in Rio Vista, a restaurant that features an extensive collection of American and African Big Game Hunting trophies dating back to the 1930’s. After, visit the Isleton Crane Preserve where docents with high powered telescopes will teach the group about the cranes prior to sunset when the cranes fly in. The Sandhill Crane experience will take your breath away.


Indiginey Reserve

Tour the ciderworks and distillery, see the state-of-the-art apple press and bottling equipment, fragrant oak barrel-filled aging chamber, and towering artisan double copper-pot stills. Learn about organic apple farming, hard-cider brewing, fermentation, and pasteurization – from land to glass. Experience the seasonal change with a hosted picnic surrounded by beautiful trees filled with fall leaves.


Autumn at High Hand Nursery

Flowers and greenery galore will greet your group along with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide at the High Hand Nursery in Loomis. The tour highlights the nurseryʼs beautiful and extensive selection of Japanese maple trees. Artfully displayed plates, ceramics, and a restful koi pond will dazzle the senses with colors and scents, validating the nursery’s motto “Discover the spirit of nature with the artistry and flavors of Placer County.” The tour will take the group from the nursery through the historic packing shed, now converted into several intriguing shops, galleries, and a wine tasting venue. The group will enjoy a delicious lunch in the conservatory on property offering a menu that emphasizes sustainably grown, local, and fresh food from “Farm to Fork.”


Sargent Equestrian Center & San Joaquin County Historical Museum

Lodi is home to the Laurelvale Cyldesdales at Sargent’s Equestrian Center. The guided tour includes an up-close look at draft horses, quarter horses, and mustangs. Learn about the different breeds, tour the barns and enjoy a Clydesdale driven carriage ride along the countryside. The visit will include a BBQ chicken lunch. After, visit the San Joaquin County Historical Museum for a docent tour which takes you back in time to discover the roots of California’s heartland history.


Grand National Rodeo

Ye Haw! For something truly different head to the Cow Palace which lives up to its name by hosting the Grand National Rodeo. Experience entertaining horses and cowboys that swagger around in full chaps, spurs, and boots. Thrill your group with the show that includes bull riding, cattle roping, drill teams, and wagon riding. BBQ dinner included.


Exploratorium

Experience the wonders of San Francisco’s Exploratorium in its new home on Pier 15 in the center of the city’s new waterfront development. With triple the space and breathtaking views, the new museum is sure to impress your group. Lunch at the museum included.


Bay Bridge Lights

Enjoy a bay cruise and narrated tour offering facts about the new bay bridge. During the cruise see the city waterfront at dusk, views of Angel Island, and travel under the bay bridge before stopping at the perfect vantage point to see the iconic sculpture shine! Enjoy a waterfront hosted dinner at Hs Lordships in Berkeley.


Steinbeck Discovery Tour

Our step-on-guide extraordinaire will delight your group with beautiful passages from famous Steinbeck novels as she shares the rich history of the Monterey Peninsula.  There will be several stops along the way to enjoy the  local scenery, wildlife, and history.  The day will include a hosted lunch at Fandango’s Restaurant in Pacific Grove and free time at Cannery Row.


Dragon Slayers Exotic Animal Therapy guided tour

This beautiful, one-of-a-kind facility offers unmatched learning opportunities and lots of fun! During the 90-minute tour, your group will interact with animals from all over the world, and meet incredible people who share their lives with these wonderful creatures.  Afterward enjoy a hosted lunch at Miramar Restaurant at the Santa Cruz wharf and free time to visit the NEW Sanctuary Exploration Center.


American Whitewater Expeditions

Since 1980 American Whitewater Expeditions has been providing boatloads of paddle rafting FUN on & off the South, Middle and North Forks of the American River, Class III to V. Rafting adventures from mild to wild for all ages which include lunch and lots of action and thrills April – September.

One day trips are our specialty…just only 1 hour east of Sacramento in the heart of the Gold Rush Country.

Special add-ons are available such as team building, camping, hearty dinners with micro brews and wine, rental tents of all sizes, cots and sleeping pads. The campground is ideal for corporate meetings after your rafting adventure. The property offers super clean bathroom facilities. and the AWE River store. Join us for a really great raft trip your group will long remember.


WINE SPECTATOR GREYSTONE CULINARY ACADEMY TOUR & LUNCHEON

For more than six decades, the Culinary Institute of America located in St. Helena has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education. Your visit will begin with a guided tour of the magnificent stone mansion including the culinary school, grounds, and marketplace. After the tour, relax and enjoy a 3-course hosted luncheon offering an array of delicious culinary temptations prepared by these culinary artisans.

 


DISCOVER PETALUMA

Begin your exploration with a narrated tour of the Victorian old town and free time to shop and have lunch on your own. Afterward a Petaluma River cruise with rich narration from the naturalist guide will offer a waterside education of the importance of the river to the town of Petaluma as well as the surrounding countryside.

 


AMADOR FLOWER FARM TRAM TOUR, PICNIC AND WINE TASTING

Enjoy a lovely fall colors drive on your way to this magnificent flower farm nestled in beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The visit will include a narrated tram tour, free time to visit the gift shop offering 1000’s of Daylily varieties year round, and a hosted picnic lunch. Afterward visit Deaver Vineyards for wine tasting.

 


HORNBLOWER ALCATRAZ DISCOVERY LUNCHEON CRUISE

The narrated cruise stories the facility that once housed Al Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and chronicles the island’s history and natural features. Guests also enjoy a gourmet lunch buffet and introduction to Angel Island, known as the Ellis Island of the West, and the famed San Francisco waterfront.

 


MAGIC BUS TOUR…it’s a trip!

Travel back in time aboard a Mobile Time Machine that blends sightseeing, film, and theater for a tour that traces the city’s history back to the 60’s. Large screens roll down over the bus windows, revealing documentary footage, and oral histories and classic tunes give splashes of psychedelic color to each passing landmark. Singing along and dressing in brightly colored attire for this time warping tour is optional & encouraged!

 


CASTLE AIR MUSEUM & WOOL GROWERS BASQUE LUNCH

Visit Castle Air
Museum and enjoy a docent led awe inspiriting view of the extensive collection of majestic war birds. Stand under the wings and you can easily imagine the sky around the bombers filled with fighter energy. Then head indoors and see a fascinating collection of war time memorabilia, including an outstanding collection of uniforms and the once top secret Norden Bomb Sight! On the return trip enjoy a hosted Basque lunch at the historic Wool Growers Restaurant…a group favorite!

 


ANNIEGLASS

Visit ANNIEGLASS in Watsonville, CA which has been recognized by the most prestigious names in the artistic, entertainment, and hospitality industries; ANNIEGLASS is sold at luxury retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdales; has been used at leading hotels and restaurants such as the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, the Four Seasons, the Ritz Carlton, and the Waldorf Astoria; and has been featured in the private collections of contemporary luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Jennifer Aniston, Caroline Kennedy, Dustin Hoffman, and Barbra Streisand. In 2006 the Smithsonian American Art Museum honored ANNIEGLASS by selecting two sculptural pieces. We’ll see artists at work and have the opportunity to shop for beautiful glassware pieces as well. Afterward enjoy a leisurely hosted lunch at the Shadowbrook Restaurant located beside lush Soquel Creek in Capitola-by-the-Sea, Shadowbrook Restaurant is best reached by its own quaint cable car, or a meandering garden path. Since 1947 Shadowbrook has continued to provide world-class service, fine food, wines and liqueurs in an atmosphere of Old-World charm and grace.


BIG SUR DISCOVERY TOUR

Wouldn’t it be great to have a good friend who lived in Big Sur? Someone to let you in on all the local secrets?…It’s the invisible, background details – the behind the scenes planning – that transforms a good tour into a truly extraordinary experience. We’ll be joined by a local step-on-guide, naturalist, and Big Sur enthusiast, for an exceptional day along a magnificent segment of the California coastline that stretches from the crest of the Santa Lucia Mountains to the mesmerizing Pacific. Exceptionally scenic stops and captivating commentary complement this journey along “one of the most beautiful highways in the world.” Along the way enjoy a hosted sandwich buffet luncheon at the Big Sur Lodge located within the beautiful Julia Pfeiffer State Park. Nestled amongst the aged oak trees and tall ancient redwoods, Big Sur Lodge has provided inspiration to writers, artists, and the weary traveler in search of majestic splendor that would sooth and restore both heart and soul.


Champagne and Roses

Come enjoy this totally unique and romantic experience at the Russian River Rose Co. Help harvest basket-full of fragrant rose petals from hundreds of ancient Bulgarian, French, and Persian perfume roses growing in our beautiful Rose Fields, all set amidst the vineyards of Dry Creek Valley. Stuff the petals into copper kettles, watch as they are transformed into rose water and rose oil, and become enveloped in their heady scent. Hear about the history of rose oil and the making of fine perfumes, while you sample the delightful output of the still. Includes tour admission to the Display Garden (several rose gardens and 8 arch Rose Alleé with over 600+ varieties of antique, climbing and specialty roses) and Rose Nursery/Gift Shop. Afterward visit Korbel Cellars for a guided tour and hosted lunch and Champagne tasting.


S.C.C. CRIME LAB TOUR & ORIGINAL JOE’S RESTAURANT

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Crime Laboratory is a nationally accredited forensic laboratory servicing all criminal justice agencies in Santa Clara County. The examiners evaluate and analyze evidence, interpret results, provide expert testimony related to the full spectrum of physical evidence recovered from crime scenes, and offer technical assistance and training to all user agencies. Service is provided in the major analytical disciplines of controlled substance analysis, firearms/tool marks, forensic biology (DNA), forensic toxicology, latent print pro-cessing, questioned documents, trace evidence and computer crimes. The lab employs over 50 criminalists, technicians and support staff, and analyzes thousands of evidence items each year. The tour will give an overview of all the services that the crime laboratory offers as well as the a tour of the new facility. The day trip includes a hosted 3-course luncheon at Original Joe’s downtown San Jose. An afternoon tour of one of the 17 Santa Clara County Fire Stations for a presentation offering fire & life safety skills advice, demonstration of special firefighting clothes, apparatus and equipment may be added to the afternoon at no additional charge.


Coastal Creations

Visit Magnus Sanbloom, the Firewood Farms woodcarver, and be delighted as you watch a carved bear created.  You might even be the lucky person who gets to take the treasure home…free of charge!  Then travel along the coast from Half Moon Bay to Pescadero for a hosted group luncheon at Historic Duarte’s Tavern…est. 1894. From there you’ll visit Harley Farms to follow the flow of milk from the goat to the cheese making room.  A “behind the scenes” look at the workings of an award winning goat dairy farm and a private tasting.


CHP Training Academy & CA Fuel Cell Partnership

Learn what it takes to become a CHP Officer. Following a video presentation, a CHP officer will escort the group through the museum, recreation building, gymnasium, and grounds.  The day trip will include a hosted lunch at a local  restaurant.  After lunch visit the California Fuel Cell Partnership. This facility houses fuel cell vehicles and a hydrogen fueling station. Tour the gallery with exhibits, models, and literature. Learn about CaFCP, tour a hydrogen station and ride in a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle! A representative will provide a question and  answer session for the group.


Marine Mammal Center & Bay Model Visitors Center

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito recognizes human interdependence with marine mammals and their importance as sentinels of the ocean environment.  A one-hour interactive docent led tour of the newly built center may introduce you to baby harbor seals, baby elephant seals, and sea lions…if timing permits, you’ll observe feeding time.  A hosted lunch at the famous Spinnaker’s Restaurant with beautiful ocean views will be a treat! The Bay Model Visitors Center is a fully accessible education center administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which makes possible the viewing of a scientific tool: working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta System. A unique opportunity to view the bay-delta system at a glance.  A docent will guide the group through the exhibit.


Walt Disney Family Museum at the Presidio

Self guided tour of this fabulous museum offering a look at the stories of Disney’s life, creativity, family, and the processes and innovations he brought to his art will be told through a series of 10 galleries.  You’ll find rare film clips, concept art, scripts, musical scores, and cameras that Disney used in creating the characters we’ve all come to love.  Add a hosted luncheon at the Presidio Golf Course: $78.00 per person, or no host lunch at the Ferry Building marketplace offering multiple restaurants, cafes, deli’s, shops, galleries and  farmer’s market.


Vision Quest Ranch, Phil’s Fish Market & Gizdich Ranch

The day begins with a private live animal presentation and tour of Vision Quest Ranch.  This sanctuary for retired Hollywood animals includes trained wild/exotic birds, large cats, elephants, alligators and more…offering an educational and entertaining safari like experience.  Then onto a hosted lunch at Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing.  Remember to bring a small cooler to shop for fresh seafood!  Your day will continue with a delightful guided tour of     Gizdich Ranch, and a piece of fresh baked pie in the Big Red Pie Barn.


Playland Not-At-The Beach, Fenton’s Creamery & Fox Theater

Feel like a kid again!  Visit a bygone era, explore and remember an amazing array of attractions celebrating great American amusement.  Playland offers a unique hands-on opportunity to experience favorite games and activities of the past.  Over 30 pinball machines spanning seven decades, penny arcade devices, hand-cranked movie machines, a fascination parlor, carnival games, interactive displays and exhibits, miniature circus, baffling magic, and more to entertain you!  Enjoy a hosted lunch and Arctic Tour at Fenton’s Creamery…Yum!  Then a guided tour the of the newly renovated and  reopened historic Fox Theater; neglected for nearly 40 years this once glamorous theater has made it’s comeback and has a great story to tell.


Monterey Bay Whale Watching

A full day away to experience the fun and beauty of Monterey.  The day begins with free time and no host lunch at Cannery Row.  Followed by a 3-4 hour Whale Watching Excursion with a veteran captain sharing years of experience with nature trips and marine wildlife.  Depending on the season there will be opportunities to see different species of Whales along with plenty of dolphin and porpoise.  After this thrilling expedition the group will enjoy a hosted 3-course  dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.


NASA AMES & USGS

Experience the NASA technology and missions first hand through a self guided tour in the  exploration center at Moffet Field.  Followed by a hosted lunch at the Oak City Grill in Menlo Park. Then onto the USGS Geological Survey for a guided informative tour to learn how top scientists and  researchers study earthquakes and the SF bay ecosystem.


Villa Ca’toga & V. Sattui Winery

Enough beauty and splendor to take your breath away.  A guided tour of the villa, gardens and grounds will enchant you. Offering magnificent murals, classic  roman architecture and whimsy, you never know where the next turn will take you.  Following the tour enjoy a hosted gourmet picnic lunch and wine tasting at  V. Sattui Winery.  The atmosphere will sweep you away, beautiful shaded picnic grounds with views of the rolling hills, the stately stone winery, underground  aging cellars, museum, and of course their famous European style marketplace offering 200 types of cheese, wines and wine country gifts.


Villa Montalvo & Hakone Gardens

Docent led walking tour of the magnificent home and gardens of Villa Montalvo.  Learn about Senator Phelan’s country home, his life and his friends, the arts center then and now, and more.  No host lunch stop and time to shop, in beautiful downtown Saratoga (group lunch arrangements can be made upon request). Afternoon visit to Hakone Gardens for a Docent led Garden Tour, Tea Ceremony, and Kimono Wearing Demonstration. A tranquil place of peace and harmony. Come experience Hakone, the oldest Asian and Japanese estate in the Western Hemisphere–eighteen acres of magnificent beauty nestled in the verdant hills of Saratoga overlooking Silicon Valley. Due to the nature of the drive up to Hakone Gardens, we would recommend one small group of 24 or splitting a larger group into two smaller coaches, rather than one large coach, 48 maximum.


California Magic Dinner Theatre

You’re group will be amazed by this magical experience! California Magic Dinner Theater has been enchanting audiences for over 5 years. Your group will be carried away to the world of magic…they’ll be bewildered by the mystery and enjoy a 3-course luncheon or dinner.


Aviation History

Come explore Hiller Aviation Museum. The Hiller Aviation institute is dedicated to the dreams of flight, looking back into aviation history and exploring the future. The experience is educational and entertaining casting new light onto the technical innovations. Before your group leaves they be transformed from visitor to explorer. At a hosted group luncheon served family style at Max’s Restaurant the group will explore SFO with a guided tour of the international terminal, a ride on the air train, and visit to the museum and aviation library.


Bottle Your Own Red Wine

Plan a private bottle your own event or join an event open to the public. Your group will experience a fascinating piece of California history while visiting the historic in Morgan Hill. Public events offer, 1 bottle of red wine per person to take home, food and entertainment or schedule a private event and bottle a barrel for your group to take home, approx. 6 bottles each!


High Hill Ranch

A step on guide will join your group for a tour through rolling country hills as you visit two or more Apple Orchards. Enjoy a BBQ chicken lunch including special homemade apple dessert and a visit to the Craft Barn.


Negri’s & Korbel Cellars

Enjoy an authentic family style Italian meal at this historic Occidental restaurant. The food is plentiful and delicious. Then experience Korbel Cellars and learn about their 120-year history and how Champagne is made. The 50-minute tour includes the antique vaults and history museum.


Golden Gate Fields

Step into the Turf Club and experience the history and excitement of Thoroughbred Horse Racing. Includes all you can eat “New York Sirloin Buffet”, official racing program, group welcome on the infield tote board, and your group name mentioned by the track announcer. Everything is taken care of, all you need to do is have fun!


Sierra Foothill Heritage

Visit Angel’s Camp History Museum and Carriage House…over 3 acres of history! Docents throughout will answer questions as you tour the barn, featuring 31 carriages, wagons, gold mining, logging, farm equipment, carpenter tools, blacksmith shop, rocks, minerals, household items. Model stamp mill and model train showing route of Angels branch of Sierra Railway.  Then onto Ironstone Vineyards for a guided tour of the aging wine caverns, gardens and lakeside park, culinary exhibits, amphitheatre, Alhambra Music Room including the Theatre Pipe Organ, Heritage Museum and jewelry shop. The visit will include wine tasting with canapés and a private group luncheon.


Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour

3-hour guided discovery tour, exploring the history and mystery of the Sausalito Waterfront.  Herein lie the classic yachts, sailboats and cruisers. You will see an 1880 hay schooner replica, tug boats, an original houseboat community, and many historic vessels. You will hear tales of Galilee Harbor, Cass Marina, Dunphy Park and the ‘anchor outs’ as we move south to Sausalito Marine Ways. Pelican Yacht Harbor, Ark Row, Sausalito Yacht Harbor and finally to the Bird Sanctuary, home of the Bird Boats, found only in the San Francisco Bay. Your group will also enjoy a hosted 3-course luncheon at the Spinnaker Restaurant.


Castello di Amorosa & V. Sattui Winery

Your group will feel like royalty with a guided tour of this castle winery.  From the stone entrance to elegant barrel room and torture chamber…your group will tour in awe…a true castle in Calistoga!  Next you’ll visit the beautiful V. Sattui Winery where the stage will be set for a gourmet hosted picnic, winery tour and tasting. The deli and gift shop are not to be missed…with over 200 varieties of cheese, delectable gourmet foods, and lovely wine country gifts.


WE CAN DO IT!

Ranger guided tour Rosie the Riveter History Park, located in the wartime boomtown of Richmond, which preserves and interprets the stories and places of our nation’s home front response to World War II. And a self guided ship tour of the USS Red Oak. Then onto a docent led tour of Mare Island, National Historic Landmark. Est. 1854 3,000 acres. Visit the Museum and Mansion with 29 Tiffany stained glass windows. A hosted lunch is included.


Elkhorn Slough Safari

2 hour naturalist guided safari cruise through the Elhorn Slough an exciting way to visit this natural habitat that will provide excellent opportunities to view and photograph wildlife close at hand, with an in-depth look at the various aspects of slough ecology and fascinating history shared by your guide. Then off to Phil’s Fish Market for a hosted group luncheon…remember to bring a small cooler to do some fresh seafood shopping.  From there you’ll take a short drive to Gizdich Ranch for a guided tour and visit to antique shop, craft shop, and a stop at the Big Red Pie Barn to enjoy a slice of pie a la’mode. Visit during apple or berry season and take advantage of the opportunity to pick your own fruit!


AT&T Park “Behind-the-Scenes” Tour

Your private tour guide will show you sensational AT&T park, home of the San Francisco Giants, you’ll go places only the players and coaches go: the Giants’ dugout, the visitors’ clubhouse, even the field.  Sit in the ballpark and take in the amazing scenery while enjoying a delicious boxed lunch.  You’ll even receive a special AT&T Park Souvenir.  After lunch head over to Fisherman’s Wharf for a Boudin Bakery & Museum Tour.  Witness history in the baking!