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$105 Day Trips & Excursions

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour

On your Sonoma and Napa wine tour, you'll visit a mix of three boutique and large-scale wineries for tastings and guided tours of the winery grounds. At each place, walk through beautiful vineyards; see how the grapes are picked, crushed, blended and bottled; and then sample the finished product in the tasting room. All tasting fees are included!Hop aboard a luxury coach at your San Francisco hotel in the morning and relax on a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. Savor the last views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz before making your way north to wine country. Your coach comes with tons of amenities including a restroom, reclining seats and Wi-Fi, ensuring the most comfortable ride possible. Throughout your tour, your expert guide will teach you about the region’s winemaking history, from the early Spanish missionaries who brought grapevines from Europe to the Forty-Niners who served wines in their saloons.When you reach Sonoma Valley, your first stop is Nicholson Ranch Winery, whose vineyards are planted in one of the world's most prized grape-growing regions. This family-owned artisan winery produces premium grapes for chardonnay, pinot noir, merlot and Syrah, which you'll taste during your visit. Continue driving to Napa Valley to visit Madonna Estate, located in the world-renowned Carneros region. During your tour and tasting, learn about why this family-owned winery uses organic farming methods and combines traditional and modern winemaking techniques.Once you’ve worked up an appetite, your tour stops for lunch. Pick one of the many restaurants in the popular Sonoma Square Plaza.Afterward, hop back on the coach and continue to Sutter Home in Napa, your last stop of the day. Established in the late 1800s, this famous winery has become a household name for its white zinfandels. Learn how it has become the second-largest independent, family-run winery in the US!After your last tasting, settle into your seat on the coach and unwind as you enjoy a scenic drive through wine country back to San Francisco.Please note: Winery locations and itinerary may change due to traffic or a previously booked special event at the location.

$239 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Napa Valley Hot-Air-Balloon Ride with Sparkling Wine Brunch

Meet your guide inside Domaine Chandon Winery in the heart of Napa Valley, and start your sunrise hot-air-balloon experience with a pre-flight snack of coffee, tea, orange juice, and pastries. Then, head out to the launch field with your group to watch your brightly colored balloon inflate. Listen to a comprehensive safety briefing, and then step inside your balloon’s basket with your expert pilot. Each basket holds a maximum of 16 people, and there’s plenty of room for you to sightsee comfortably as you soar up and away.Have your camera ready to capture bird’s-eye views of Napa Valley’s rolling hills as you softly glide through the early morning skies. As you pass over pristine vineyards, your pilot talks to you about Napa’s captivating landscape. Hear how the vines change from emerald green to a rusty gold according to season, and learn about the different wineries in the area below you.After approximately an hour in the air, your pilot gives you instructions for a smooth landing. Once back on the ground, make your way back to Domaine Chandon Winery, and sit down inside its prestigious restaurant for your lavish breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, and cottage potatoes. Fruit salad and muffins, as well as coffee, tea, and orange juice are also included.Relax while enjoying this classic American buffet breakfast and, after receiving your souvenir photo, toast your group with a glass of sparkling Domain Chandon wine — it’s the perfect way to celebrate your Napa Valley balloon flight.

$151 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Napa Valley Wine Train to St Helena with Gourmet Lunch

Meet in the vibrant Oxbow district of downtown Napa and hop aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train. This meticulously restored antique train takes you on a relaxing, scenic 3-hour round-trip ride through stunning Napa Valley. Sit back and soak in impeccable views of Napa’s gorgeous vineyards as you travel north to the quaint village of St Helena, passing the towns of Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford along the way. When your eyes aren't pasted to the large viewing windows offering stunning vistas, you’re encouraged to explore this unique train during your journey – you may even visit the kitchen car to watch the head chefs work their magic while preparing your gourmet meal.Choose from a fresh, seasonal menu, and enjoy a delicious meal prepared to your specifications (see Itinerary for a sample menu). This highly acclaimed restaurant prides itself in using fresh ingredients and sustainable produce, as well as humanely raised meats and line-caught or farmed fish. Before or after your meal, head to the lounge car to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine from the bar (own expense) and lounge on the loveseats.You will be placed in either first or second seating:First Seating Section. In this seating section, enjoy soup or salad followed by your choice of main course on your ride to St Helena. Top off your unique dining experience with coffee and dessert in one of the lounge cars during your return trip to Napa. Second Seating Section. In this seating section, you’ll be served appetizers on your ride up to St Helena; on your return trip, dine on soup or salad and then enjoy your choice of main course followed by dessert.

$165 Day Trips & Excursions

San Francisco Wine Country Small-Group Tour with Picnic Lunch

This semi private small group tour of Napa and Sonoma from San Francisco takes you to where America’s most famous wine labels originate. Visit boutique wineries not frequented by large group tours and get up close and personal with the winemakers. Your guide will consider requests for favorite wineries prior to the trip. Sample wines from famous grape-growing regions such as Oakville, Yountville, Los Carneros, Sonoma Valley and Kenwood and be entertained by your guide’s illuminating commentary on the science and art of wine making in between stops. You also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic lunch at one of the wineries.. Return to San Francisco after a fulfilling day of wine tasting and be dropped off at your hotel.

$211 Day Trips & Excursions

Napa Valley Wine Train with Wine Tasting, Lunch, Vineyard Tour

Board the Napa Valley Wine Train in Downtown Napa and travel north through gorgeous Napa Valley. As you admire views of wine country, you'll be served a gourmet 3-course meal prepared to your specifications. The highly acclaimed onboard restaurant prides itself in using fresh ingredients and sustainable produce, as well as humanely raised meats and line-caught or farmed fish (see below for a sample menu).You have the choice of three itinerary options, listed below. Please check in 30 minutes prior to boarding. All transfers and tastings are included.

$291 Day Trips & Excursions

Napa from San Francisco: Wine Tasting, Vineyard Tour, Lunch

Head to the Ferry Building in San Francisco on the morning of your tour. Depending on the day you select, you’ll take the ferry (Mon-Fri) or a bus (Sat-Sun) to Vallejo, where you’ll then hop on a shuttle and travel north to Napa.Board the Napa Valley Wine Train in downtown Napa and journey north through beautiful Napa Valley wine country. You'll be served a gourmet 3-course lunch prepared to your specifications from the highly acclaimed onboard restaurant, which uses fresh ingredients, sustainable produce, humanely raised meats and line-caught or farmed fish (see below for a sample menu).Choose from three different itineraries, listed below. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure. All transfers and tastings are included. After your winery tour and train ride, you'll be taken back to San Francisco.