Welcome to Oakland

Named for the grand oak trees that once lined its streets, Oakland is to San Francisco what Brooklyn is to Manhattan. To some degree a less expensive alternative to the nearby city of hills, it’s often where people have fled to escape pricey San Francisco housing costs. An ethnically diverse city, Oakland has a strong African American community and a long labor union history. Urban farmers raise chickens in their... Read More

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$174 Small group tours

2-Day Small-Group Lake Tahoe and Napa Tour from Oakland

Embark on an adventure in the western United States on this 2-day tour of Napa and Lake Tahoe. Stop in Napa wine country, famous for producing many wines, some available for tasting by yourself. Cruise the waters at Lake Tahoe as you capture the beauty of the Sierra Nevada, accompanied by a professional guide.

$118 Sightseeing tours

Lake Tahoe Day Trip from Oakland

Join us to see the large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. Come and see why Lake Tahoe is one of the major tourist attractions in both Nevada and California.

$248 Small group tours

3-Day Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park Tour from Oakland

This 3-day trip will take you to a Michelin Star restaurant for brunch. After that, visit Napa wine country full of beautiful wineries, of which you can enjoy all kinds of mellow wine (not included). Napa winery's pastoral beauty and plenty of bodegas demand that you slow down and savor the flavors and classic looks of the architecture, matched with antique furniture. Every corner is filled with leisurely romantic time.

$317.50 Small group tours

4-Day Tour of Wine, History, and Culture from Oakland

This 4-day trip will have you dine at a Michelin Star restaurant for brunch, visit Napa wine country to enjoy all kinds of mellow wine (not included), visit Lake Tahoe to take in its natural beauty, see Reno and its casinos/nightlife, and tour one of the largest most expensive villas in the world: the Hearst Castle Estate, and travel to Yosemite National Park. Every location is filled with leisurely and romantic time.