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Tours (Optional)

TOUR INFORMATION

Date & Time Activity Summary Meeting Point
Day 2 (Friday)
Aug 29, 2008
8am to 6pm
Wine Country Tour for Alumni and guests Lobby: Marriot Hotel Walnut Creek
 
 
Discover Napa and Sonoma Valleys and all that the Wine Country has to offer. On a full-day Winery Tour, you will experience beautiful scenery and how the Mediterranean climate makes Napa and Sonoma the premium wine-grape growing region of North America. Visit two Wineries, one in Sonoma and one in Napa and enjoy Wine Tasting and Winery tours. Transportation, Winery visits and Wine Tasting are included in the Tour. Lunch on your own in Sonoma's historic Square or Yountville's Vintage 1870.
Day 3 (Saturday)
Aug 30, 2008
12:30pm to 7pm
San Francisco City Tour for Alumni and guests Lobby - Marriot Hotel Walnut Creek
 
 
Join us in exploring this most culturally diverse and beautiful of cities. Your guided journey will highlight famous landmarks and familiarize you with the unique sociology of San Francisco. From past to present and hills to shiny sea, your experience will be memorable. Sights will include Victorians, Civic Center, Union Square, Nob Hill, Cable Cars, Chinatown, Twin Peaks, North Beach, Coit Tower, Fisherman's Wharf, Marina District, Palace of Fine Arts, Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge and Park. Scheduled stops will include the panoramic view of the city from atop Twin Peaks and the Vista Point of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Day 4 (Sunday)
Aug 31, 2008
9am to 4pm
San Francisco Bay Cruise and Aquarium of the Bay visit for Alumni and guests Lobby - Marriot Hotel Walnut Creek
 
 

San Francisco Bay Cruise - The Cruise departs from PIER 39. A one-hour Bay Cruise along the City's historic waterfront, past Sea Lions, under the Golden Gate Bridge, by Sausalito, past Angel Island and around Alcatraz Prison. Narrated high-lights are the backdrop to amazing views of San Francisco's landmark hills and bridges.

 

Aquarium of the Bay - A unique educational facility dedicated to the rich and aquatic life of San Francisco Bay and its surrounding waters. Home of 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels surrounded by Sharks, Eels, Octopus and thousands of Marine Mammals - see, touch, learn and discover!
Day 5 (Monday)
Sept 1, 2008
7am to 7pm
Visit to Monterey and Carmel for Alumni and guests Lobby - Marriot Hotel Walnut Creek
 
 

California's rugged Central Coast can both humble and inspire. Our route down Highway 1 through Santa Cruz features one spectacular view after another. Scheduled stops include Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey, Vista Points along the 17-Mile Drive to Pebble Beach Golf Course and the Art Gallery / Restaurant District of Carmel.

Crossing from the historic to the futuristic, our return trip takes us through Silicon Valley, the high technology capital of the United States.