- Stroll through Coastal Redwood forest
- Three tastings in Sonoma and Napa valley
- Lunch break in historic Sonoma Plaza
- Expert live narration (English)
- 8 foreign language audios (on request)
- Guaranteed daily departures
- Convenient SF hotel pickup and drop off
- Entry to Muir Woods
- Meals (unless lunch booked)
- Guide gratuity: recommended
Get ready to be amazed as you board your bus in San Francisco to the world-famous California Wine Country Tours!
Your San Francisco Wine Country Tour begins with a convenient pick up from your San Francisco hotel. After a leisurely cruise through the City and across the Golden Gate Bridge on your way up to Napa and Sonoma Counties, you’ll make a stop in Marin County at the Muir Woods National Monument.
There, you’ll enjoy an easy stroll through the ancient forest, filled with Coastal Redwoods, many as tall as 200 feet! After communing with nature on an unforgettable giant redwoods walk, you’ll hop back on board to finish your trip up the California coast to Napa County.
Your Wine Country tour begins with a Napa Valley wine tasting (subject to change based on availability). Here, you’ll be presented with a flight of wines hand-picked by the winemaker. You’ll learn about the winemaking process, and what makes the winery special as you sip and stroll through the vineyards. The wines you taste are generally not sold in stores, so be sure to stock up!
Next, the tour brings you to Sonoma County, and the historic Sonoma Plaza. The plaza is filled with small, boutique shops and restaurants, catering to every taste. You can grab a bite in a restaurant, or take your food to go and enjoy your meal on the vast lawn surrounding the historic Sonoma City Hall. You also have the option of adding our gourmet lunch with a wine pairing at the Plaza Bistro, right there on the Sonoma Plaza. Check out the menu here.
After lunch, you’ll head deeper into Sonoma County to visit two more boutique wineries in Sonoma County. Here, you’ll get to know the winemakers and special features of the wines they are offering. If the 4-wine flight isn’t enough, you’ll have the option to purchase additional tastings and bottles. The wineries are able to ship to most states, so be sure to check with your host to see if wine can be shipped to you. You can see the wineries we visit here.
After your last tasting, it’s time to head back to San Francisco. You’ll come back down historic El Camino Real on your way through Marin County, reflecting on the amazing day you just had! Before rolling back into San Francisco, you’ll make one more photo stop (weather permitting) at the Golden Gate Bridge, where you can take in the stunning views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, the Marin Headlands, the Bay Bridge, and maybe even get a peek of the famous San Francisco fog as it rolls into the Bay. A perfect end to a perfect day.
Exact destinations and itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide’s discretion.
For international guests, please be aware that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age.
For the rare event that commercial parking is not available at Muir Woods, we reserve the right to arrange an alternative destination for experiencing Giant Coast Redwoods during this tour.
8:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on your way to Muir Woods
Learn the colorful history of the Marin Headlands
Hear from your guide why Coastal Redwoods are so special
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Walk in the shadows of the 200-foot ancient growth Redwoods
Explore nature trails as you observe giant ferns and moss-lined creeks
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Head to the first tasting stop in Sonoma county
Drink in the stunning California Wine Country landscapes.
Get tips from your guide on how to taste wines like a real sommelier
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Stroll the grounds and take photos among the vines at the first winery
Learn how wine is made by industry experts
Try several wines—add your favorites to your collection
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Relax and enjoy lunch in the picturesque Sonoma wine country plaza
Browse dozens of quaint shops and historic buildings
Enjoy gourmet food and wine pairing lunch (if option selected)
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Enjoy visits to two more family-owned boutique wineries
Tour their vineyards, taste their wines
Select a bottle to uncork at dinner tonight
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Start the journey back to San Francisco.
Photo stop with the Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Ocean, and city skyline (weather permitting)
Conclude the tour at your pickup location.