Redwoods & Wine Country Tour
7:30 – 8:15 Pick up from your San Francisco hotel
8:30 Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Armstrong Redwoods Natural State Reserve
10:00 Arrive for a coffee break and Armstrong Redwoods
11:30 Drive to the first winery for wine tasting
12:30 Picnic lunch at the winery
1:00 Second winery
2:30 Start return to San Francisco with a wonderful stop in the Marin headlands for photos of the Golden Gate Bridge
4:30 Arrive in San Francisco and your hotel
Best Bay Area Tours will pick you up from your San Francisco hotel in one of our comfortable 15 passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinters. Our California Redwoods and Wine Tour will then take you from San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge, past the Marin Headlands, up Highway 101, and into a magical redwood forest known as Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Armstrong Redwoods SNR is one of the most amazing and beautiful sights in the world with Coastal Sequoias (Redwoods) that are taller (310 feet/95 meters), bigger (15 feet/4.6 meters wide), and older (1400 years old) than the trees in Muir Woods. This grove is more spectacular than Muir Woods. We guarantee it.
On our drive to Armstrong Redwoods, your knowledgeable tour guide will explain how this grove of redwoods was spared from the clear-cutting that went on during the gold rush. Luckily for us, Col. James Armstrong decided to purchase multiple parcels of land and set them aside for preservation and public use.
Before we arrive at the park, we will make a quick stop at a café for drinks and snacks. Once in the grove of redwoods, you will have a special opportunity to take a peaceful walk amongst these beautiful and awe-inspiring redwood trees by following a marked trail. There is also a seasonal waterfall here! You will spend at least one and a half hours in Armstrong Redwoods.
We will then leave Armstrong Redwoods and continue onto our first winery. On our drive through the wine region, you will learn about California’s wine country, including the history of the wine industry in California, the geography of the region, and why this area is so perfect for growing grapes and producing wine.
While in wine country, you will have an opportunity to sample some of the finest wines California has to offer. We will visit two wineries. Lunch, which is included in the price of the tour, will be served at the first winery. You may also walk the grounds of the wineries and take in the fresh California air.
We have carefully chosen wineries for you after extensive experience touring many wineries. We know how well these wineries treat our groups and how fine their wines are. The tastings are all complimentary and included in the price of the tour.
After the wine tasting, we will start on our return to San Francisco with a drive to the Marin Headlands, which provides stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco beyond. This is an excellent opportunity to take some memorable photographs. We generally arrive back to San Francisco around 5:00 P.M.
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