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$164 Day Trips & Excursions

Wine Country Bike Tour and Picnic Lunch with Transport from San Francisco

Experience California Wine Country in a fun and exciting way – by bicycle! After complimentary pickup from the James Lick Memorial Statue , escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax on a scenic drive to Northern California’s famous wine-making region, where you’ll tour several wineries by bike and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Explore Napa Valley, Dry Creek Valley or Russian River Valley, depending on the day, and let your local sommelier guide teach you about the unique characteristics of the various regions. Dry Creek includes the town of Healdsburg and is known for its Zinfandel, while Russian River is near Santa Rosa and is known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Napa Valley includes the hot springs of Calistoga and is a world-renown region for producing several types of premium wines. Take a scenic bicycle tour of the beautiful area and visit hand-selected wineries known to produce some of the highest- quality wine in Northern California. At each winery, taste a variety of local wines and enjoy expert commentary from your sommelier guide. Follow charming roads and enjoy the breathtaking landscape of the California Wine Country as you cycle from winery to winery. Stop between wineries and indulge in a delicious picnic lunch (see itinerary section below for sample menu) among the vineyards. See the Itinerary section below for sample menu to whet your appetite! A shuttle will follow you to carry any wine purchases and assist any riders who would like to be driven. The total mileage ranges between 10 and 15 miles (16 and 20 km). Biking the whole way is optional and, at any point, guests may choose to ride in the shuttle.

$204 Day Trips & Excursions

2-Day Alcatraz Admission and Wine Country Bike Tour Combo

Day 1: Wine country bike tourYour 9-hour day trip starts with a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Northern California’s renowned wine country. Depending on the day of your tour, you'll explore the wine region of Napa Valley, Dry Creek Valley or Russian River Valley.Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County includes the town of Healdsburg and is known for its zinfandel; Russian River Valley, near Santa Rosa, boasts distinctive chardonnay and pinot noir; and the world-renowned region of Napa Valley, which includes the hot springs of Calistoga, produces many different high-end wines. By bicycle, follow your guide along scenic roads, stopping at four handpicked wineries known for their quality varietals. Hear about the unique characteristics of each glass you sip from your wine expert guide (tasting fees are at your own expense). Between wineries, pedal past rolling vineyards, and enjoy feeling no guilt about the wine you drink with all the calories you're burning. When your group is ready for lunch, take a break among the vineyards for a gourmet picnic. Your day trip ends with the drive back to San Francisco.Sample lunch menu: Cheese selection: French brie, local goat cheese and Spanish manchego Charcuterie selection: Prosciutto, salami, coppa Fresh locally baked bread Green salad: Wild arugula with fresh figs, roasted asparagus and pine nuts in a Meyer lemon vinaigrette Legume salad: Toasted garbanzo beans with roasted Brussels sprouts and wild mushrooms in a sun-dried tomato rémoulade Grain/starch salad: Arborio rice with roasted butternut squash, charred broccoli and dried cranberries served with shaved parmigiana Day 2: Alcatraz tourMake your own way to Alcatraz Landing at Pier 33 in San Francisco for the 15-minute ferry ride to ‘the Rock,’ aka Alcatraz Island. Snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city skyline as you cruise across San Francisco Bay. When you arrive, listen to a brief history of Alcatraz and head into the cellblock to start your 2.5-hour audio tour ‘Doing Time.’ Through your provided headphones, hear about notorious gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly, and learn how several inmates attempted escape. Explore the prison grounds and stay as long as you wish before returning to Pier 33 (ferry departs about every 30 minutes).

$99 Tours & Sightseeing

Sonoma County Segway Wine Tour at Russian River or Dry Creek

Meet your guide in Healdsburg for a 20-minute Segway training. A Segway tour combines the quick pace of a coach tour with the relaxing atmosphere and fresh air of a walking tour, allowing you to experience Sonoma wine country at its best. Once you feel comfortable on your Segway, follow your guide through one of the most scenic locations in the country, pausing to snap photos along the way.Choose to explore Dry Creek Valley or Russian River Valley, two epically beautiful wine regions in Sonoma County.Dry Creek ValleyDrive your Segway through various microclimates and into the historic Dry Creek Valley, a region famed for its zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc.With your guide, embark on a road less traveled, visiting three lesser-known wineries in the area: Ridge Vineyards, Mazzocco Winery and Quivira Vineyards. At these less-crowded wineries, enjoy wine tastings without fighting for space at the tasting counters. Before or after your visit to the wineries, stop for lunch or a snack -- outdoors, if possible -- to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.Russian River ValleyTravel through beautiful Russian River Valley, known for its chardonnays and pinot noirs. Feel free to ask your guide to take photos and videos of you and your family or friends with the rolling vineyards in the background -- these are included and will be sent to you via email after your tour. Visit Rodney Strong Vineyards and J Vineyards to explore the grounds and enjoy wine tastings. Stop for a snack before heading to your last destination, the vineyards of the oldest working winery in Sonoma, Foppiano Vineyards.

$100 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Northern Sonoma Small Group Wine Tour

Climb aboard a comfortable passenger van within Sonoma County, joining a handful of other visitors and spend a day exploring the friendly Northern Sonoma wine regions, including Russian River and Dry Creek Valley. Learn all about the wonderful world of wine, from wine tasting to wine production, barrel aging, and grape farming.Most of the Northern Sonoma wine tours visit four different wineries. At the first stop, tour the wine production area of a larger brand name and see how grapes are turned into wine. After one tour, it’s on to wine tasting and exploring the back road wine country with visits to a few boutique, small production, family wineries — the true 'hidden gems' of Sonoma County wine country.The tour guide will be your personal wine educator for the day, entertaining you about Sonoma wine country and its rich history. Joining you every step of the way, your guide can answer any questions that come up, help you learn to taste like a pro, and send you home with expert advice.For lunch in Healdsburg, purchase local Sonoma County cheese and fresh bread or a gourmet sandwich to enjoy as a picnic in the vineyards, or visit one of the many outstanding local restaurants for an unforgettable meal. Most travelers spend around USD $15 for an amazing lunch on a group wine tour.After lunch, visit a couple more wineries in Dry Creek Valley before returning to the hotel between 5 and 5:30pm.

$175 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Healdsburg Wine Tasting Bike Tour

Meet and greet at 10am at the decided location. After bike fitting and rules of the road, your guide will lead you through the vineyards to the first winery.  At the completion of the tasting, you'll get back on the bike and continue the ride to your next stop. Cheese and crackers will be served at this location. Back on the bikes to head to the next winery visit and lunch. This gourmet picnic lunch includes your choice of beef, salmon, or chicken, and fresh local ingredients will be served including pasta salad, hummus, green salad, and dessert.  After lunch, the guest has a choice of more bike riding or another winery stop. The tour will finish at the starting location. The tour agenda is customized to meet guest expectations and each rider will receive a t-shirt.In total, you'll ride between 8 to 17 miles through Dry Creek Valley on this tour. A few featured wines will be Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Red Blends, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. This small and intimate experience is built for your tastes. You'll be able to chat with your guide before the tour and a full day of riding and tasting will be planned out according to your preferred tastes!

$119 Outdoor Activities

Sonoma Horseback-Riding Tour

Starting at The Ranch at Lake Sonoma, this guided ride moves along at a gentle pace on the Southlake Trail.You will ride through a meadow and up a hill to the top of Skaggs Vista for miles, to observe the stunning wilderness and to get a peekaboo view of the left arm of Lake. Looping back down to the Ranch making a figure 8, you will continue on to the "Overlook Mountain." The mountain is one of the highest locations in Northern Sonoma County and looks down upon hundreds of acres of vineyards in Dry Creek Valley and beyond. From the mountain, you can see Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Mt. St. Helena, and the Geysers. You will then continue through a redwood forest and ride underneath "The Overlook" (a wooden structure built by the U.S. Army Corps). You might even catch a glimpse of local wildlife, including whitetail deer, wild turkeys, grey squirrels, jack rabbits, and bald eagles.

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