Wine is a passport to the world. 

Napa Valley Wine Tours 2018

Come away with us to wine country on our Napa Valley Wine Tours and be rewarded with exclusive access to elite, privately owned vineyards that are rarely open to the public. Wander through vines and barrels while learning all the facets of winemaking directly from some of the region’s most highly acclaimed vintners and viticulturalists, then enjoy a farm-to-table pairing before venturing out to enjoy this beautiful stretch of countryside from a non-wine perspective. Think cycling, kayaking, scenic kite flying, seal viewing, hot air ballooning, exploring the vibrant farmers’ markets and botanical gardens, or hiking through one of its many wilderness parks—there is so much more to do in wine country that you won’t want to miss. Including, one of the most sublime spa treatments you’ll ever experience—a Japanese cedar bath, the ultimate body detox—and plenty of gallery or links hoping to make your experience unforgettable. Email us about our Napa Valley Wine Tours below! 

Overview

Napa Valley Wine Tour and more!

Let us curate your Napa Valley wine tour with attention to every detail. From the *initial consultation * to your bon voyage send-off, nothing is off limits and nothing is left to chance unless of course, that is what you want.               

Each Napa Valley Wine tour and experience highlights the very best, and hard to access, vineyards, experts and accommodations that Napa and Sonoma have to offer, as well as incredible dining opportunities. Imagine visiting a vineyard known for their sustainable growing and production processes, historic setting and innovative, James Bond technology— an underground tasting room located deep within the bowels of the Vaca Mountains, used exclusively for the wines crafted by both Melka and Gott. Or indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, not typically open to the public, going behind the scenes to see what really goes into the production of wine. Join the harvesting team in one of the most crucial steps in the wine-making process.

And because we know that even the most avid wine enthusiasts need to give their palate a respite, we offer several other activities to both excite and soothe, pending your mood. Whether you are the adventurous type looking to fly away in a hot air balloon, or prefer to enjoy the water while kayaking with the seals followed by a scenic kite-flying or just relaxing at one of the country’s best spas with a treatment that can only be described as… well, we will keep that our little secret.

*consultation fee is applied to package

Itinerary

Chloe Johnston Experiences will turn your travel dreams into memorable realities. Sometimes, however, despite those special experiences we create, we understand that you don’t always need a travel concierge. We can still totally spin some magic on those DIYs, but with just a list to start, you can begin the journey on your own and leave the tough part to us!

Here’s some suggested DIYs!!
1.Hike the skyline park
2.Bike a trail for a picnic for two or ten.
3.Visit the St. Helena art galleries
4.Eat ice cream, there are some incredible choices
5.Hear some music at the Healdsburg Jazz festival
6.Check out Safari West

FAQs

What to wear in Napa Valley?

  • We suggest wearing layers as the temperature tends to fluctuate. The Summer is generally hot during the day and cooler at night, whereas the Fall and Winter tend to be cool during the day and cold in the evenings.
  • Be comfortable! As you are most likely enjoying wine throughout the day, wear your best eating and drinking outfits.

Will I be driving?

  • We will be coordinating transportation during your experiences as well as airport transfers if needed.

Best city to fly into?

  • There are multiple options depending on where you are flying out of. San Francisco International, Santa Rosa/Charles Schultz, Oakland and Sacramento are all viable airports, we are happy to make suggestions based on your departure city.

Do I need trip insurance?

  • Chloe Johnston Experiences STRONGLY recommends all participants purchase trip cancellation insurance for protection against trip cancellation, modification, unforeseen circumstances, delayed flights, additional costs incurred due to events which may happen as part of travel, medical or family emergencies, lost baggage situations, full medical coverage abroad, and more. Chloe Johnston Experiences is NOT an insurance provider.
  • Chloe Johnston Experiences is not responsible for costs incurred by participants preparing for a trip that is altered or canceled. We are not responsible for airfare purchased for a trip that is altered or canceled. These are items that should be covered by the insurance policy. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to determine the extent to which the chosen policy covers any event.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to drink more than one glass.
  • Potential to be designated driver.
  • If you are hiking and biking, make sure you are heart healthy enough to withstand the temperatures, distance, and terrain.

Before You Go

  • Call credit cards
  • Stop mail
  • Create a new music playlist
  • Talk to your neighbors/local friends and family to inform them that you’ll be away
  • Call phone company and set up an international plan
  • Check that your passport is up to date (must not expire within 6 months of travel) and take a copy with you
  • Check to see if you need a visa
  • Wash your clothes/laundry  and bring a bag for dirty clothes
  • Check outlet compatibility
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pick out a favorite book, movie
  • Download a favorite show, movie, book or game
  • Organize pet sitters if needed
  • Prepare a carry on according to airline demands considering size, weight and liquids
  • Arrange transportation to the airport
  • Check map of transportation in Paris
  • Confirm hotel or lodging arrangements, if not booked with CJE
  • Check in on your flight 24 hours in advance
  • Confirm transportation after arriving in destination; print details, if not booked with CJE
  • Buy tickets ahead of time to travel to neighboring cities, if not booked with CJE
  • Pack medicine and vitamins you made need
  • Pack chargers
  • Learn basic French (or maybe learn the basics of the language—like hello, goodbye, thank you)

Things to do

Iceland Vacation Packages 2018 Aurora Borealis
Sept. to mid-April

Though Iceland promises no guarantees to tourists regarding the chances of catching a glimpse, however, the best season to see the northern lights in Iceland is from September to mid-April, the months when there are full dark nights. In Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital and only city, the northern lights can be seen by taking a walk down to the Grotta lighthouse, where light pollution is at a minimum. The Snaefellsnes peninsula and fishing villages like Akranes and Borgarnes are excellent viewing locations in West Iceland, and of course, lighthouses, favored by photographers, are equally magnificent spots. In Reykjavik, Akranes lighthouse is considered to be the best.

Friðheimar

Anyone with even an inkling of lust for tomatoes will fall deeply in love with Friðheimar. Meals are served in a greenhouse amid tomato plants of all shapes and sizes, basking in the artificial light and waiting to be brought to life by its family-run kitchen. The menu is small, but mighty, and don’t even dare to think about skipping the tomato soup. Or, the Bloody Marys.

 

Fiskmarkaðurinn

Forget everything you know about fresh seafood because here, in Iceland, you are getting the crème de la crème. And, one of the best places to sample a range of seafood prepared in the most pristine manner is at Fiskmarkadurrin (Fish Market). The meat selection and preparation is equally tantalizing, purchased from local farmers and as pure as it gets. Whale, puffin, blue ling… all wonderful specimens just waiting to tease your taste buds. A tasting menu is a fantastic option for dining with family and friends, and for everyone else, there are succulent beef and lamb dishes.

 

Contact Us

Once your travel itinerary has been outlined with the critical logistics, we will spend time exploring your interests so that we may deepen your experience in each location. Are you a food lover? A fashionista? History buff? Design aficionado? Impassioned golfer or fitness fanatic? Our network of experts are at-the-ready to deliver an unforgettable experience customized just for you.

To learn more, simply drop us a line at info@chloejohnston.com, and one of our experience designers will be in touch within 24 hours to review sample itineraries and to discuss the activities and interests that most excite you.