The Institute is excited to be organizing two excursions: Napa and San Francisco!
Update: We still have space for the San Francisco Trip. Click here to purchase
Go to “Register Online” > “Optional Fees” and pick the San Francisco Excursion
The Institute is organizing an excursion to the world-famous Napa Valley on Saturday, July 6th. (Currently filled)
*Must be 21 years of age or older to participate (we will check IDs before you board the bus).
Winery: We have organized a tour and tasting at Castello di Amorosa, a winery in a castle!
Downtown Napa: Next you will have free time in to explore the many tasting rooms, shops, galleries, and museums in downtown Napa! We will drop you off at Oxbow Public Market, which is walkable to the rest of downtown Napa.
Ride in comfort! Our charter bus is air conditioned, has a bathroom on board, and includes complimentary bottled water. There are also plugs for you to charge your devices and WiFi. You are also welcome to bring snacks or sandwiches to eat aboard. We will pick up and drop off at the on-campus dorms, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the trip!
8:00 AM – Charter bus leaves UC Davis
10:00 -12:00 PM – Castello di Amorosa (tour and tastings)
~1:00 – 5:00 PM – Free time in downtown Napa (Drop off at Oxbow Public Market)
5:00 PM – Leave Napa to return to Davis
7:00 PM – Arrive back to UC Davis
Total cost: $150
Includes charter bus and tour/tastings.
You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. You also must bring a government issued ID on the day of the excursion. If you do not have your ID on the day of the trip, you will not be able to board the bus. Once you’ve paid for your spot, the excursion fees are nonrefundable.
On Saturday, July 13th, the Institute will charter a bus to take participants from Davis to San Francisco! The bus will drop passengers off at the Embarcadero, allowing people to hop on the BART, Muni, or walk to attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, North Beach, China Town, Golden Gate Park, and Union Square!
The Embarcadero is at San Francisco’s eastern shoreline. It has restaurants, gourmet shops, street performers, and food stands that will genuinely make you feel the vibe of the Bay.
It is the home of the “Ferry Building,” which is one of the city’s most iconic structures and a major food lover’s draw because of its acclaimed restaurants such as the “Slanted Door.” The Ferry Building is also known for its gourmet shops and farmers’ market. It is also easy to get around the city from The Ferry Building, as it is located at the center of a major transit hub where Bart, Muni, and the Ferry lines all come together.
Pier 33 offers ferry cruises to the island of Alcatraz, one of the world’s most legendary prisons.
Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf is a great way to experience the waterfront culture of the city. It is one of San Francisco’s most popular tourist attraction, with views of the Golden Gate, Angel Island, and Alcatraz.
In Ghirardelli Square, you’ll find a dessert restaurant serving almost every kind of ice cream sundae imaginable. As its name suggests, the restaurant was once the site of the Original Ghirardelli Chocolate Manufactory.
Ride in comfort! Our charter busses are air conditioned, have onboard bathrooms, and include complimentary bottled water. There are also plugs for you to charge your devices and WiFi. You are also welcome to bring snacks or sandwiches to eat aboard. We will pick up and drop off at the on-campus dorms, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the trip!
7:30 AM – Charter bus leaves UC Davis
10:15 AM – Golden Gate Bridge (take pictures, walk on bridge)
~12:00 – 5:30 PM – Free time in Embarcadero
5:30 PM – Leave SF to return to Davis
8:30 PM – Arrive back to UC Davis
Total cost: $65
Includes charter bus and Golden Gate Bridge stop.
You must be 18 years of age or older to attend. Once you’ve paid for your spot, the excursion fees are nonrefundable.