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San Francisco: Muir Woods Redwoods and Wine Country Tour

1. San Francisco: Muir Woods Redwoods and Wine Country Tour

See the giant sequoia trees at Muir Woods National Monument and discover California’s Wine Country on this San Francisco day trip with pickup. Walk in the shadows of the world’s tallest trees, before enjoying wine tastings at 3 wineries in the Sonoma and Napa valleys. After a pickup from your San Francisco hotel, your first stop is Muir Woods National Monument (entry tickets not included). Spend 1 hour hiking through the old-growth forest here to admire the famous coastal redwood trees.  Next up, continue onto Glen Ellen in the Sonoma Valley for your first wine tasting session. Learn all about the history and craft of winemaking as you tour the vineyard. Afterward, enjoy some free time to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) in Sonoma Plaza. In the afternoon you’ll savor 2 more tasting sessions at wineries in Napa and Schellville. Savor the chance to taste wines produced from a variety of grapes, specialties, and wine-making styles.  Last but not least, finish off your trip with a photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, before being dropped back at your San Francisco hotel.

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San Francisco: Napa and Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

2. San Francisco: Napa and Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

Discover the secrets of winemaking on a guided day trip to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys from San Francisco. All tasting fees are included at 3 wineries, giving you the opportunity to sample local wines at each location. Board the air-conditioned bus. Admire the landscape of rolling hills and vineyards as you drive out of the city. Enjoy guided visits to three different wineries in the area. Learn the region's history, from Spanish missionaries who brought grapevines from Europe, to the Forty-Niners who served wines in their saloons. See how the grapes are picked, crushed, blended, and bottled. Walk through the beautiful vineyards and get the chance to taste the finished product, with wine tasting fees included at each location. During the tour, you’ll stop for lunch (at your own expense) in the historic Sonoma Plaza, or The Marketplace in the heart of Napa.  Lastly, after all these activities head on back to San Francisco, where you’ll be dropped off at the local partner’s office.

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Napa Valley Wine Train: Vista Dome Lunch or Dinner

3. Napa Valley Wine Train: Vista Dome Lunch or Dinner

Embark on a breathtaking trip aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, a restored vintage train featuring luxuriously plush booths and one-of-a-kind vineyard views. Experience already sweeping views become truly panoramic in the glass-encased vista dome car as you are served lunch or dinner. Step onto the train and get welcomed with a glass of California sparkling wine, a precursor to the dining experience ahead. Head straight to the vista dome car, where the curved glass windows practical bring the lush Napa Valley landscape inside. The chef offers a menu created specifically for this culinary journey. Dine in luxury upstairs while your selections are artfully prepared in the state-of-the-art kitchen below. Yellowfin tuna tartare, rosemary-rubbed lamb carpaccio, pan-seared Pacific halibut, cabernet-braised short rib, blueberry lavender semifreddo, and key lime pie are some of the many choices you’ll have to choose from.  Crisp linens, gleaming silverware, and sparkling glasses will be served in the exclusive ambiance of this 1952 Pullman full dome railcar.  Restored with Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions, and plush armchairs, the train evokes the spirit of luxury rail travel in the early 1900s. Choose to experience the vista dome for lunch when the sun is bright and high in the sky or, for something even more romantic, come onboard for the evening dinner.  In the spring and summer, Napa Valley’s vineyards are bathed in beautiful, golden hour sunlight for most of the way, with the opportunity to see a memorable Napa sunset.  In the fall and the winter, when the train departs after sunset, experience the romance and adventure of an antique train traveling through the dark, starlit Napa Valley night.

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San Francisco: Small-Group Sonoma Wine Tour with Tastings

4. San Francisco: Small-Group Sonoma Wine Tour with Tastings

Discover Sonoma Valley and some of its best wines on this small-group, full-day tour. Learn about the history and traditions of winemaking in the region from your expert guide and taste wines from 3 wineries. Your adventure begins with a pick-up from your hotel/accommodation in downtown San Francisco. Get to know your travel companions for the day as you head out of town and across the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn about the region from your friendly and knowledgeable guide and sample many of the delicious wines that have made Northern California a world-renowned wine-producing region. Travel with a small group (limited to 13 people) to three of Sonoma's finest boutique wineries and spend approximately one hour at each winery. This journey also includes a stop in scenic Sausalito, a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, and a lunch stop (lunch not included) in the historic town of Sonoma where you can select from one of the many fantastic restaurants on the square. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a walk into the past at Mission San Francisco Solano. After the final winery stop of the day, relax as your guide drives you back to your accommodation in San Francisco.

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From San Francisco: Muir Woods Wine Tour with Napa & Sonoma

5. From San Francisco: Muir Woods Wine Tour with Napa & Sonoma

On this full-day guided wine tasting and nature tour, explore the towering coastal redwoods in Muir Woods before indulging your more sophisticated side with wine tasting in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. Take an eco-friendly bus ride across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Muir Woods National Monument. Upon arrival, enjoy an hour-long hike, with fresh forest air. Arrive at historic Sonoma Plaza to grab some lunch (price not included). Continue to Napa and Sonoma Valley to taste red, white, and dessert wines from renowned producers such as the Larson Family, Cline Cellars, and Robledo Family wineries. Finally, stop at the Golden Gate Bridge for photos — fog permitting.

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San Francisco: Muir Woods, Sausalito, and Wine Country Tour

6. San Francisco: Muir Woods, Sausalito, and Wine Country Tour

Your day starts with a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees. Arrive at Muir Woods National Monument and immerse yourself in the forest's peaceful tranquility. Stroll through the cool, moist air, as you admire 1000-year-old trees towering 260 feet tall. As you wander in and out of Mother Nature's redwood alleyways, experience the awe and mystery of the forest surrounded by Northern California’s signature fog. Next, enjoy a 1-hour lunch break in Sausalito, the seaside Mediterranean-style village across the San Francisco Bay. Sausalito is famous for its sweeping views, timeless sophistication, local boutiques, and cafes, and your tour guide will offer a list of popular local eateries for you to grab a bite to eat. Don’t forget to snap a few panoramic shots of the picturesque San Francisco skyline in the distance before the tour continues. After lunch, head north into the vine-covered hillsides of the world-famous Wine Country. During your venture, visit 2 local wineries for wine tasting sessions and an exclusive estate tour. Experience the inner workings of the wineries and their family history in Napa and Sonoma Valley, as an expert wine host walks you through the fermentation process, barrel aging, bottling, and of course tastings of some award-winning varietals. At each winery, enjoy up to 3-5 tastings of their signature blends. At the end of an exciting and unforgettable day, sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic drive back over the Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco as the sun slowly starts to set into the Pacific Ocean. You’ll be back in San Francisco before dinner time so be ready to head out for a night on the town.

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Full-Day Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco

7. Full-Day Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco

Join a small group tour to Napa Valley, home of famous California wines. Your full-day tour starts with pick-up at your hotel in San Francisco and then heads north to wine country in a comfortable mini-bus. Your journey through the rolling hills of Napa includes stops at 3 wineries, where you can enjoy tasting several different types of wine. Each winery has been carefully selected for its unique character, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and lovely ambiance. You'll be taken on a tour of each winery and shown how wine is made, and afterward, you will be able to sample 5-6 wines at each stop. Learn more about the area and its wines from your guide and impress your friends with your new-found love of Napa Valley wines. Your tour also includes a stop at the Oxbow Public Market for you to find a delicious lunch to keep you going through the day.

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From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Valley Full-Day Wine Trip

8. From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Valley Full-Day Wine Trip

Discover the wine-making traditions of Napa and Sonoma on a full-day scenic tour from San Francisco. Enjoy panoramic views along the coast and stop at 3 wineries for tasting. Traveling in small groups, drive to the Golden Gate Bridge - stopping for a photo opportunity - and continue to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, home to acclaimed Californian wines and artisanal cheeses. Following magnificent views of San Francisco Bay and the Marin Headlands, journey through the rolling hills of Napa and Sonoma. Stop at 3 different wineries to taste several different types of wine, and learn about the area and its wine production history. During the day, you will also make a lunch stop at the gourmet Oxbow Public Market in Napa, where plenty of delicious food options await, along with the chance to try more wines for the true afficionado.

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San Francisco: Redwood & Wine Country Tour with Lunch & Wine

9. San Francisco: Redwood & Wine Country Tour with Lunch & Wine

On this full-day tour you will spend 1-hour walking in the shadows of the world's tallest trees before learning about the history, craft, and science of winemaking in California’s lovely wine country. The art of wine tasting is very much on the agenda as you explore the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Winemaking began here in California's wine country more than 100 years ago. Visit a vineyard, included as part of the day’s excursion, and enjoy a guided tour through a boutique winery, dependent on availability. Afterwards, visit Napa Valley for even more tastings. The 3 wineries you will visit on this trip represent a variety of grapes, specialties, winemaking styles, and size of operation, giving you a well-rounded wine country experience and lots of new favorite wines to add to your shopping list.  Your lunch will be a gourmet sit-down meal. Please specify your choice of one item per course during the booking process or the local partner reserves the right to choose on your behalf. All courses are paired with wine. First Course • Cheeseboard with fresh fruit Second Course (choose one from below) • Minestrone Soup (V) Navy beans, mixed vegetables, pasta, Italian seasoning) • Caesar Salad (tossed with anchovy dressing and croutons) Third Course (choose one from below) • Mushroom Ravioli (with pork and beef bolognese sauce topped with grated parmesan) • Chicken Parmesan (served on soft polenta and roasted vegetables topped with tomato sauce) • Pork Piccata (pork loin scaloppini sauteed with white wine, capers and lemon butter served with mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach) • Fusilli Pasta (V) (arugula-almond pesto sauce, grated parmesan) • Grilled Salmon (served over sauteed vegetables and drizzled with balsamic reduction)

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Point Reyes Station: Food and Farm Tour with Lunch

10. Point Reyes Station: Food and Farm Tour with Lunch

Discover the coastal farms of West Marin and Sonoma County which offer an unrivaled collection of epicurean delights for any hungry traveler. Nestled between the edges of the famed California wine country and the protected Pt. Reyes National Seashore, this unique region offers an incredible variety of high-quality produce, artisan cheeses, wine, local oyster beds, grass-fed beef, and more.  This exclusive, 5-hour food tour offers a unique opportunity to sample some of the best the region has to offer and learn the fascinating history that makes the area so unique. Starting at the small town Pt. Reyes Station, home to a locally-loved weekly farmers market, meet your guide and any additional members of your group over pastries from the renowned Bovine Bakery. Receive a quick overview of the tour and region before heading to the Cowgirl Creamery for 7 to 8 samples of award-winning cheeses. From there, meet a local bread maker and go into the bakery (not open to the general public) to see how they use their wood-fired brick oven to make naturally leavened bread and meet the awesome women who built the business. Next, set off to lunch where you can either visit the acclaimed Marin Sun Farms for grass-fed beef burgers (vegetarian options available) and buffalo-milk gelato or head to the shore of Tomales Bay for a mouth-watering (and informative) lunch of sustainable seafood. After lunch, visit a meadery where you can try local honey and toast with samples of champagne-style sparkling mead (honey wine) and sit down, picnic-style, at the famous Hog Island Oyster Company to savor locally grown oysters on the half-shell. The day concludes with a walking farm tour of an organic micro-farm that grows fruits, veggies, and flowers for the local community. Depending on the season, there may even be stuff to pick and enjoy right on the farm!

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What people are saying about Napa Valley

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 279 reviews

We had an A+ experience!! Our tour guide Romin was very knowledgeable of the areas we drove through and was also very funny, we were laughing throughout the entire trip/day! Muir Woods were magical and we learns a lot about its history from our guide. The 3 winery’s we went to were all very serviceable and the hosts were kind and hospitable. The views across wine country were also breathtaking! And our tour guide ended the night by taking us to a peak where we could take beautiful pictures with the Golden Gate Bridge behind us! All in all a great day!!

Wonderful experience. It was worth every penny. Ben was an awesome tour guide. We got to experience some wineries that don't ship wine and produce a very small case amount. It felt exclusive. We made some great friends during the trip. I highly recomend.

The area is beautiful, the scenic views are to just die for. I went for my girlfriends birthday and she loved the surprise trip! Cannot wait to go again so much more to see, the food was great too!

That was a great day. Kimmy was just wonderful, we had a lot of fun and a good time. Thank you for everything.

Excellent day trip that includes visits to 3 boutique wineries and some other interesting stops along the way!