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  • Sunset on Alcatraz Island

    See Alcatraz Island back-lit by the beautiful sunset!
  • Friendly tasting room staff will tell you all about the wine and vineyard

    Friendly tasting room staff will tell you all about their wine
  • Alcatraz Cellblock

    Take an audio tour through the cellblock
  • Alcatraz Island from the Bay

    Visit Alcatraz Island and learn the history of “The Rock”
  • Kids in Tunnels at the Aquarium of the Bay

    Explore beneath the waves through 300 feet of underwater tunnels
  • Sevengill Shark at the Aquarium of the Bay

    Get up close and personal with a Sevengill Shark!
  • Napa-Sonoma-Wine-Tour-Chairs-at-Imagery-w

    Relax and take in the scenery while tasting some delicious California wine!
  • Sprinter in Wine Country

    Ride in style in our comfortable small-group petroleum-free mini-coaches
  • Picnic Time

    Sit down with a delicious organic picnic lunch!

Napa and Sonoma Valley Wine Tour with Alcatraz Night Tour and Aquarium

On this awesome 2-day combo tour, you’ll experience:

  • Alcatraz Night Tour ($44.25USD value) on Day 1
  • Aquarum of the Bay entrance on Day 1
  • Tour Napa AND Sonoma Valley
  • Benziger winery guided tram tour ($25 value)
  • Visit 4-6 Wineries and Vineyards
  • Picnic lunch at a vineyard or winery
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sightsee in the Marin Headlands
  • Learn about biodynamic wine-making
  • Go home with a bottle of local wine and a custom tote bag
 

Retail price: $274.50 adult/$233.50 child*

Web price: $264.50 adult/$223.50 child*

Internet savings: $10

*Child rates are for ages 5-11. Infant  and Senior rates available. Rates change by season; please see booking page for exact seasonal rates for your chosen dates.

Napa & Sonoma Valley Wine Education Tour plus Alcatraz Night Tour and Aquarium

Napa Valley Wine Tour - Incredible AdventuresHow can a Napa Valley Wine tour be better? Combine it with a trip to Sonoma County and Alcatraz!

Alcatraz Night Tour and Aquarium

Spend your first day on the Embarcadero and Fisherman’s Wharf! Check out the life under the water at the Aquarium of the bay, and then see Alcatraz Island and learn the history of “The Rock” with a 3-hour ferry and audio tour of the island and prison. The Alcatraz Night Tour includes a loop around the island for exclusive views of the island and the bay, and access to areas not open to the public on the day tour.

Napa Valley Wine Tour with Sonoma Wine Country

This is not an ordinary Napa Valley Wine Tour. Go beyond tasting and fully immerse yourself in the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country on this fun and educational tour of both Napa and Sonoma Valley! After a pickup from your SF hotel, you’ll set forth on a picturesque drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and through the Marin Headlands into California’s amazing and beautiful Wine Country.

Upon arrival in Sonoma, you will embark on a 45 minute tram tour of the Benziger Family Winery, including their fermentation facilities and wine caves. Here you will learn about the art and science of biodynamic winemaking. Follow the winemaking process from roots to glass and see how wine is made, bottled, aged, and distributed. Finally, back in the tasting room, you can enjoy the fruits of these labors!

After the vineyard tour (including tastings at Benziger and their sister winery Imagery), relax with a tasty picnic lunch (INCLUDED) at a local winery. In the afternoon, you’ll head out to other favorite locations in Sonoma and Napa Valleys for more tasting and exploring. Head home with a bottle of local wine and a custom printed canvas tote bag to remember your trip!

Tours: Daily, year ’round
Departs: Aquarium of the Bay, Day 1
Alcatraz, Night 1: approx 3:50pm-6:30 pm (seasonal)
Wine Tour Day 2: 8-9 am pickup from most SF hotels
Duration: Alcatraz: ~3 hours round-trip
Wine Tour: 1 full day (10 hours)
Transport: Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biofuel mini-coach
No transport to Alcatraz or Aquarium Piers
Activities: Eco/Sustainable, Food & Wine, Photography, Wildlife & Nature
Includes: Alcatraz Night Tour Tickets ($44.25USD)
Aquarium of the Bay Tickets
SF Hotel pickup/dropoff for wine tour
Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
Transportation to/from Wine Country in biofuel mini-coach
Box Lunch from a local Sonoma deli
Full flights of tastings at Benziger and Imagery Wineries
Narrated guided Benziger tram tour ($25 value)
Local bottle of wine and custom tote bag
Not Included: Transportation to Alcatraz or Aquarium piers on day 1
Meals unless otherwise listed (stops will be made to purchase food)
Some additional tasting fees may apply
Guide gratuity (optional)

PLEASE READ: Our terms/conditions and cancellation policy

Alcatraz Island Tour - guard towerAlcatraz is a must-see for any traveler visiting San Francisco.

Your Alcatraz ticket will be arranged for the evening of the first day of your two day package (approximately 6:30pm for the night tour).

Taking the ferry to Alcatraz will afford you amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz Island, and the San Francisco city skyline from the north. The vessel does a complete circle around the island before docking and includes a guide pointing out different sections/buildings on Alcatraz Island from a vantage point not seen during the day. When you land on the island, you’ll get a short history of Alcatraz, and then head up into the prison!

You’ll be equipped with an audio tour titled “Doing Time”, in which you’ll hear interviews from former inmates and learn more history about Alcatraz (available in 11 languages). The Alcatraz Night Tour also includes special interpretive tours and access to areas of the island that are closed during the day.

You may explore for as long as you want (the ferry departs for the mainland approximately every 30-40 minutes). The tour generally takes people about two and a half hours. Don’t forget your jacket – it can get chilly out on the bay!

Alcatraz Info:

  • For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required for all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • The tour is approximately 2.5 hours.

Alcatraz tickets are subject to limited availability, so book your tickets today!

Aquarium of the Bay LogoYou’ve crossed the bay, now see what’s swimming below!

You may explore the Aquarium of the Bay any time on the first day of your tour.

Approximately 20,000 animals live in the Aquarium of the Bay, ranging from eight-foot native sevengill sharks and eels to rays and jellies, all of which can be found in the San Francisco Bay.Aquarium of the Bay Logo
With a focus on education, conservation, and entertainment, it is the ONLY aquarium dedicated to the diverse marine life and distinctive ecosystems of the San Francisco Bay and its watershed.
Aquarium of the Bay provides an unmatched window to the Bay’s amazing marine life, and serves 600,000 visitors annually.

Incredible Adventures is a San Francisco Green BusinessWhen it comes to conservation, it’s important to walk the talk: Aquarium of the Bay was certified as a San Francisco Green Business in 2005 after being reviewed about recycling practices, hazardous waste removal, and water and energy consumption/conservation. The aquarium does it’s part by:

  • informing guests about endangered animals and habitats and what they can do to help
  • participating in ongoing research and breeding to stabilize endangered populations of ocean life
  • distributing the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s SEAFOOD WATCH guide
  • forming the SF Seafood Watch alliance with local businesses and restaurants to promote sustainable seafood sourcing
  • partnering with America’s Cup’s “Healthy Ocean Project” to educate about Marine Protected Areas and the effects of Marine Debris/Plastics

Sample Itinerary

Any Time: Head to Fisherman’s wharf for a full day of exploring. You can go to the Aquarium of the bay any time during the day; your tickets give you access to all of the Aquarium’s exhibits! Then, make your way to Pier 33 in Fisherman’s Wharf to pick up your Alcatraz Night Tour tickets from the Group Services Window and meet the ferry. You may pick up your tickets any time the day of your tour, but they MUST be claimed no later than 30 minutes prior to the tour departure (6pm for 6:30pm departure). You will need a valid ID and your paid voucher to pick up the tickets.
Alcatraz Ferry: Board your ferry and ride across the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. See the San Francisco Skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island from the ferry! Depart the ferry at Alcatraz and follow your guide up into the prison.
Alcatraz Prison: Enjoy the audio tour “Doing Time” with commentary from inmates and guards that experienced the prison when it was operational. You may take as much time as you’d like on the island; the ferries return to SF approximately every 30-40 minutes.
Back to Land: Once back at Fisherman’s Wharf, you may explore the area and grab some food, go shopping or sightseeing, or head back to your hotel to prepare for your tour the next morning!

Sample Itinerary Day 2

8:15am – 9:30am: Pick up from San Francisco hotels
9:30am – 10:15am: Head north across the Golden Gate Bridge. You will be immediately rewarded with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay: Alcatraz Island, the city skyline, and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Next, we’ll wind our way through the coastal mountains of the Marin Headlands and past Mt. Tamalpais, leaving the rush of the city behind and setting the pace for a relaxing day out in the country.
Once in Sonoma County, dairy farms and vineyards provide an inspiring introduction to the rolling hills and beautiful valleys that have supplied the world with fantastic wines for over 60 years. Your professional guide will give you details about the region, wine, and the day’s itinerary so that you can truly appreciate your experience.
Approx. 10:30am: Arrive at Benziger Family Winery & Biodynamic Vineyard and check-in for your tram tour.
11:00am – 12:00pm: Enjoy a close-up look at the vineyards, fermentation facility, and crush pad on a comfortable fully-guided tram tour. You’ll also have a chance to walk through their wine caves! The tour is approximately 45 minutes long, and includes a special tasting of Benziger’s biodynamic and other award-winning wines.
12:00-1:00pm: After your tasting, enjoy your picnic lunch in a quiet spot at one of the local wineries, surrounded by views of the beautiful countryside and vineyards.
1:00pm-5:00p: In the afternoon, you will head over to Benziger’s sister winery Imagery for another take on California wine-making. Then, head out to famed Napa County for more wine tasting in Oakville, Yountville, or in the town of Napa. The landscape of rolling hills laced with rows of wine grapes is impressive and will provide a romantic backdrop for memorable photographs.
5:00pm-6:00pm: On the return trip, you’ll make one more photo stop above the Golden Gate Bridge – a must-do if you’ve never witnessed the awe-inspiring view of San Francisco from the Marin Headlands!
6:00pm-6:30pm: At the end of the tour you will return to your San Francisco accommodations.

**Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to conditions (special events, traffic) in Wine Country and the small size of our vehicles/groups, we can allow our guides the flexibility to tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we guarantee that we’ll do our best to provide you with all of the highlights within this itinerary (conditions permitting), we do not guarantee them in this specific order.
In the wintertime, there is less daylight and some tasting rooms may have shorter open-hours. Your group may also make a detour to Muir Woods National Monument. If this is not an original item in your itinerary, please be aware that your entrance fee will be covered and you are welcome to enjoy the cafe and have a delicious warm breakfast or a cup of coffee in lieu of exploring the woods.**

Choose your Lunch Option during Checkout

Your Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour includes a picnic lunch at a beautiful winery! All the food comes from a local Sonoma deli, and will be picked up & delivered fresh to you by your guide!

The sandwich options are as follows:

  • Turkey Sandwich
    with whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion
    comes with: pasta salad, piece of fruit, & cookie or brownie
  • Roast Beef Sandwich
    with whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion
    comes with: potato salad, piece of fruit, & cookie or brownie
  • Ham Sandwich
    with whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion
    comes with: potato salad, piece of fruit, & cookie or brownie
  • Vegetarian Sandwich
    with whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion, olives, sprouts, pepperoncini, cucumber
    comes with: coleslaw, piece of fruit, & cookie or brownie

Alcatraz Night Tour:

  • Photo ID and paid voucher to claim tickets.
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Layered clothing and warm jacket – the ferry can be WINDY!
  • Sun protection

Napa/Sonoma Wine Education Tour:

  • Photo ID for tasting wines (you must be 21+ with a valid ID to participate in tastings)
  • Camera & charger
  • Spending money for incidentals and lunch
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Layered clothing – mornings can be rather chilly, and afternoons can get very warm!
  • Sun protection
  • Water bottle

Coming soon!

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