Napa Valley & Sonoma Wine Country Tour + Alcatraz Night Tour

Why We Love this Tour

“Not only will you get to see so many different parts of wine country, but you’ll get a behind the scenes look of how the best wine in the world is made. This on top of the educational tour you get on Alcatraz Island makes for a Bay Area experience like no other.”

– Lauren Chouinard
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Tour Highlights

  • Alcatraz Night Tour on Day 1
  • Aquarium of the Bay entrance on Day 1
  • Tour Napa AND Sonoma Valley
  • Visit 3 Wineries and Vineyards with included tastings
  • Stop in the historic wine country towns of Sonoma or Yountville
  • Enjoy Marin Headland views & a Golden Gate Bridge photo stop
  • Knowledgeable guide to provide information on wine country and the local varietals
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Price: $219

*Child rates are for ages 0-11. Rates change by season; please see booking page for exact seasonal rates for your chosen dates.

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Sunset on Alcatraz Island

See Alcatraz Island back-lit by the beautiful sunset!

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 the underwater tunnel at the Aquarium of the Bay

Explore beneath the waves through 300 feet of underwater tunnels

Get up close and personal with a Sevengill Shark!

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Overview

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country + Alcatraz Island Night Tour and Aquarium

How can a Napa Valley Wine tour be better? Combine it with a trip to Sonoma County and Alcatraz.

About your Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour

The best-selling wine tour from San Francisco! With unforgettable views, included world-class tastings & free time to explore a bit on your own, this tour includes everything you’d want from a day in wine country.

As soon as you step out the front door of your hotel and into our tour experience, you’ll be taken on a whirlwind, wine-tastic adventure that takes you across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, through the Marin Headlands, and right into the rolling hills of California’s breathtaking Wine Country. This tour offers a lively, fully immersive, educational tour of both Napa and Sonoma Valley.

With door-to-door service from downtown San Francisco to each winery, a day of wine tasting couldn’t be easier. Travel in our luxury air-conditioned vehicles and learn about the area’s fascinating history of wine tasting along the way. Be dropped back off in San Francisco around 5:00 pm, just in time to grab dinner at one of the city’s many amazing restaurants.

Alcatraz and the Aquarium

ABOUT YOUR ALCATRAZ TOUR

Alcatraz is a must-see for any traveler visiting San Francisco.

You’ll take the ferry out to the island, with amazing views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island.

Upon arrival, you’ll learn a brief history of “The Rock” and then head up to 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.

The tour generally takes people 2 – 3 hours.  Don’t forget your jacket – it can get chilly out on the bay!

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

 

ABOUT THE AQUARIUM OF THE BAY

You’ve crossed the bay, now see what’s swimming below!

On the first day of your tour, you’ll visit the 20,000 animals living in the Aquarium, from 8-foot native seven gill sharks, to eels, rays, and jellies – all of which can be found in the San Francisco Bay.

The Aquarium of the Bay is the ONLY aquarium dedicated to the diverse marine life of the the San Francisco Bay and its watershed. Like us, Aquarium of the Bay is a certified San Francisco Green Business, doing its part by educating guests about endangered animals and habitats, participating in ongoing research, distributing information about sustainable seafood sourcing, and partnering with America Cup’s “Healthy Ocean Project” to educate about marine protected areas and the effects of marine debris and plastics.

It is just as fun and entertaining for the whole family as it is educational, and you’ll definitely walk away learning something new about our Bay and its ecosystems!

Itinerary

DAY 1 – ALCATRAZ AND AQUARIUM OF THE BAY

Make your way to Pier 33 in Fisherman’s Wharf to pick up your Alcatraz 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. You will need a valid ID and your paid voucher to pick up the tickets.

Walk over to Pier 39 to the Aquarium. You may visit the Aquarium of the Bay any time on day 1 of your tour before your Alcatraz Island night tour begins. Get to know the underwater residents of our sea and bay!

Departing for Alcatraz

Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time. 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! Take a loop around the island for exclusive views. Depart the ferry at Alcatraz and follow your guide up into the prison.

On Alcatraz Island

Enjoy the audio tour “Doing Time” with commentary from inmates and guards that experienced the prison when it was operational. You’ll have access to areas of the island that are not open to the public on the day tours.

 

DAY 2 – Napa & Sonoma Full Day Wine Tour

8:00am – 9:00am: Make your way to the pre-arranged pick-up sots.  We recommend you arrive at least 10 minutes early.

Morning: From the cozy vantage of the coach, you’ll take in panoramic scenes that span from the city skyline to Alcatraz Island and across the boat-speckled bay. We’ll leave the rush of the city behind and set the pace for a relaxing day out in the country.

You’ll know we’ve entered Sonoma County when the roads open up to vivid sceneries of the patchwork farms, rolling hills, and lush valleys that have produced world-renowned wines for over 60 years. Your expert guide will take you on a journey through the history, unique soil conditions, and microclimates to help you fully appreciate the unparalleled Wine Country experience.

Before lunch, you’ll visit your first winery and sample an assortment of their most popular wines.

Lunch: Depending on the day’s itinerary, we’ll stop in one of two quaint wine country towns. In Sonoma or Yountville, explore the shops and grab a fresh, local lunch in this area known for artisanal products and fresh produce.

Afternoon: After lunch, we’ll continue our wine country tasting tour by stopping at two more quintessential wineries. See how grapes are picked, crushed, blended and bottled. Then walk through the vineyards and taste the finished product! Don’t forget to browse the gift shops and pick up some extra bottles to take home with you too.

Approx 5:00pm: In the late afternoon, we’ll return back to the city. You’ll be dropped off in central downtown San Francisco near Union Square just in time to grab dinner at one of the city’s amazing restaurants.

 

Tour Details

About Your Wine Country & Alcatraz Island Tour

Your Alcatraz tour will be on DAY 1 of your package.

Departure: Alcatraz Island Night Tour departure is 5:55pm.  Please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in.  Aquarium of the Bay hours are from 11am – 6pm.

Your Wine Country Tour on DAY 2 will pick up between 8am – 9am from a prearranged location. 

Duration: Alcatraz Island Night Tour: ~ 3 Hours Round Trip. Wine Country Tour – 1 full day (8 hours)

Transportation: Luxury air-conditioned coach to Napa and Sonoma. Hybrid Ferry to Alcatraz Island.

Includes:

  • Alcatraz Tickets
  • Aquarium of the Bay tickets
  • Pickup from centrally located hotels (for Wine Tour, day 2)
  • Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
  • Transportation to/from Wine Country in luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Full flights of tastings at a mix of boutique & large-scale wineries

Not included:

  • Meals unless otherwise listed (stops will be made to purchase food)
  • Some additional tasting fees may apply
  • Guide gratuity (optional)

 

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Reviews

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A Memorable Experience in Wine Country and Alcatraz

“The whole experience was more than I would have expected. Mitch your guide for our NAPA/Sonoma day trip was very knowledgeable and made our day very enjoyable. Our trip to Alcatraz was amazing and the ease of picking up our tickets and getting to Alcatraz made it that much enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this tour to all my friends. Thank you for making this a memorable experience.”

– Robert T
Traveled March 2016
Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour with Alcatraz

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We Felt Like Family!

“Great tour. Tour guide Mitch made it a tour without limits. He went out of his way to make this tour fun, educational and one that won’t be easily forgotten. Very personable. Great sense of humor. We felt like family.”

– Francis S
Traveled February 2016
Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour

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