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San Francisco, Yosemite, Napa and Monterey

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Private Chauffeured Tours for Individuals and Small Groups


These private escorted tours with chauffeur are for people who want to travel as a couple or with their family and friends and would like a private holiday with a personalized service.

Tell us where you would like to go, what you would like to do, the length of your holiday, your budget and not only we will plan a custom tour for you but you will have a guide/chauffeur escorting you on your trip.

This is the best way to travel: no worries about where to go, where to park, missing something important, no looking at the map, etc... Just relax and enjoy the scenery and the activiites we will have planned together.


San Francisco is one of the most exciting cities in the world: breathtaking views, wonderful food, sparkling nightlife, diversity of people and the feeling of freedom at its best.

Jackie Grandchamps, the founder of the company, have lived in San Francisco since 1995 but first came to the city as a tourist. Therefore she knows the places tourists like to see but also the "behind the scene" life of the city. For the past 16 years, she has learnt the secrets of this fabulous city, in and out.


Here are some suggestions of visits and activities:

Activities: Cruise on San Francisco Bay, football game, bike ride over the Golden Gate bridge, gospel choir, country western dancing, kayaking in Monterey Bay to see sea otters and sea lions, boat ride to see whales, mud bath and massage in Calistoga, musical Beach Blanket Babylon or even a BBQ at locals' homes.

San Francisco: Discover this mystic city, often called the most beautiful city in the US: the famous Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz prison, cable car, Fisherman's wharf, Chinatown, Lombard street, etc...
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Northern California: Napa, Monterey or Yosemite.

Wine tasting in Napa Valley, mud bath in Calistoga, giant Séquoias in the wonderful park of Yosemite, the Monterey's aquarium, the 17-mile drive with its grandiose sceneries, etc...

 


Our services:



- Transfer: We can pick you up at San Francisco airport to drive you to your hotel to start your custom tour. We can also pick you up at your hotel to start our excursion.
- Vehicle: You decide the type of vehicle you want based on the number of people in your parties, your budget, your taste: medium size car, luxury car, limousine, mini-van, etc...
- Guide: A guide/driver will escort you throughout the trip. Don't worry about driving or planning. Just relax and enjoy.
- Itinerary: The length of the trip is up to you but needs to be a minimum of one day. The visits and activities would have been planned in advance based on your requirements. If they require advanced bookings, we will make the reservations for you.
- Hotels: We can give you some suggestions of hotels.

Rates for private escorted tours:


The rates are determined based on the length of your trip and the type of vehicle selected.

Price starts at $350/day (includes a private guide/chauffeur and a car for 1 to 4 people).

To share your holiday plans with us and for a quote for your specific trip, contact us at contact@frenchescapade.com or call us toll free at 1 888 483 5713 (from inside the US) or (int) 1 510 483 5713 (from outside the US).


Here is a sample itinerary



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Day 1: Guided Tour of San Francisco


San Francisco is one of the most exciting cities in the US and certainly one of the most (if not the most) mythical cities.

You will enjoy the tour with one of our very knowledgeable guides who will give you a unique view of "The City" including: North Beach, Chinatown, Financial District, Embarcadero, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and much more...


Day 2: Boat Cruise, Alcatraz and Sausalito


Morning: Boat ride to the famous prison of Alcatraz

We will take the ferry across the bay and visit the Alcatraz prison, once home of Al Capone and "Bird Man". With 378 cells and an entire island filled with history, suspense, and intrigue, it's an adventure you will not forget. It will give you the chill. The boat trip will also give you an incredible view of San Francisco.

Enjoy great food at Fisherman's wharf for lunch. Taste some delicious seafood on the pier at one of the most typical restaurants with view on the Bay.



San Francisco Bay


Afternoon: Mediterranean-style village of Sausalito

In the afternoon, we will visit another California jewel, Sausalito,with the Mediterranean charm of a seaside village tucked amongst the hills on the Bay.

It offers amazing panoramic views of San Francisco. You will have free time to stroll along the bay or visit the great shops and the many art galleries.

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from for dinner before we get back on the boat.

Day 3: Wine Tasting in the Wine Country


Full day: Discover the Napa Valley, the most renowned wine making region of the entire continent. With its rich volcanic soil and an ideal varied climate, Napa County is optimally suited to produce world quality wine grapes. We will drive through the beautiful rolling grassy hills, old oak trees and vineyards. We will visit at least two famous wineries and sample vintage wines in their tasting room.

Lunch: Wine country picnic.
We'll shop at a gourmet marketplace, with over 200 cheeses from around the world, as well as salads, sandwiches, panini--everything needed for our wine country picnic.

End of day: Golden Gate
On the way back, we will stop by the famous Golden Gate so that you can admire the best view of the city from the bridge.

wine tasting in Napa valley

Golden gate



Day 4: Music, Choir and Laughs in San Francisco


Morning: Gospel Celebration


The 100 members of the Gospel choir take the Sunday celebration to another level. Clapping, swaying, and blasting out the spirit of empowerment, the choir embodies Glide's infectious message of diversity, acceptance, and unconditional love. This Ensemble shakes the walls and raises spirits.


Afternoon: From China Town to Union Square

If you want so free time for shppping, there are many opportunities: from cheap cameras and clothes at Fisherman Wharf or Chinatown to luxurious shopping malls at Powell and Union Square.

If you are not a shopper, we will continue with our guided visit of the city: Golden Gat park, hippie quarter of Haight-Hasbury, gay quarter of Castro, ...




Early Evening: Beach Blanket Babylon Spectacle

Beach Blanket Babylon, an internationally acclaimed San Francisco institution, is a zany musical spoof of pop culture with extravagant costumes and outrageously huge hats. It continually evolves in its hilarious parodies of current events and popular icons as today's headlines unfold. This is an incredible show not to be missed.




Toll free: 1-888-483-5713
Local: 1-510-483-5713
contact@frenchescapade.com