See the Golden Gate Bridge from a viewpoint in the Marin Headlands
Walk among the Giants at Muir Woods National Monument
In your free time, take a dip in the saltwater pool at your hotel
Stay overnight in beautiful Sonoma in a comfortable hotel room!
Relax and take in the scenery while tasting some delicious California wine!
Get up close and personal with an educational tram tour through the vines!
Taste some wine and make some new friends in Sonoma!
Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour-2 Days
On your two days in Wine Country, you’ll experience:
…AND Stay Overnight in a Comfortable Hotel!
prices start at $459 double occ*
*single and triple occupancy rates also available. Rates for tours beyond this season may have adjusted pricing; see booking page for exact rates
On your first day, visit Muir Woods & several wineries in Sonoma Valley. After touring and tasting at various locations, your guide will deliver you to your night’s accommodations at a hotel right near Sonoma Square. Downtown Sonoma is home to a variety of gourmet restaurants and fine wine tasting rooms as well as the historic Sonoma Mission de Solano. Enjoy your evening as you wish! You’ll have more time to explore downtown Sonoma’s highlights in the morning before you meet your tour group for some more wine tasting.It’s just a quick jump to Glen Ellen, where you’ll enjoy a fun and educational 45 minute tram tour of Benziger Family Winery’s vines, wine caves, and tastings in a beautiful private tasting room. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious organic picnic lunch (included day 2). Your afternoon will be spent tasting your way through Sonoma and into Napa Valley, and finally back across the Golden Gate Bridge and to your hotel in San Francisco. This two day tour is perfect for those who prefer a more relaxed pace and more time to appreciate both the wine and cuisine of the famous Northern California Wine Country.
**Note: Some activities are not accessible in extreme weather or due to road closures. Every attempt will be made to find comparable activities if these options are not available during your trip.**
Napa & Sonoma ‘Total Wine Experience’ 2 Day Tour
|Tours:||Mondays and Wednesdays, year ’round|
|Departs:||8-9 am pickup from most SF hotels|
|Duration:||2 days in Wine Country
1 night in a comfortable hotel
|Transport:||Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biofuel mini-coach (14 passengers max)|
|Activities:||Eco/Sustainable, Experiential, Photography, Wildlife & Nature|
|Includes:||Complimentary pickup/dropoff from your San Francisco hotel
Professional, knowledgeable guide
Transportation to/from Wine Country in biofuel mini-coach
Narrated guided tour of Napa & Sonoma Counties
At least 4 full flights of wine tastings
Benziger Tram tour ($25 value)
Lunch on day 2
Overnight accommodations in Sonoma
Free time to do as you please
|Not Included:||Other meals; stops will be made to purchase food at appropriate times during the day.
Muir Woods entrance fee
Some additional tastings may apply
Guide gratuity (optional)
PLEASE READ: Our terms/conditions and cancellation policy
Sample Itinerary Day 1
|8:15-9:00am:||Pick up from San Francisco hotels|
|8:15am – 10:15am:||After pickup, head north across the Golden Gate Bridge, which offers sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, and the city skyline. We wind through the coastal mountains of the Marin Headlands, past Mt. Tamalpais (the highest point in the North Bay region) on our way to Muir Woods National Monument.|
|Approx. 10:30am:||Arrive at Muir Woods National Monument.|
|10:30am – 11:45am:||The coastal redwood is the tallest tree species in the world. These trees only thrive in Northern California and Oregon, due to the thick fog that blankets the west coast in the summer months. In 1908, Senator William Kent and his wife donated their land to the state, and President Theodore Roosevelt designated it as a federally protected area. Muir Woods National Monument is the only surviving stand of old-growth redwood forest in the Bay Area. You will have 1 – 1 1/2 hours to wander amongst these towering giants. The sights, sounds, and smells of this living museum are sure to reconnect you with a natural world that was almost lost.|
|12:00-1:30pm:||Reconnect with the guide and group, and begin your journey to the Sonoma Wine County. Traveling north, you will see the beautiful valleys where fantastic wines have been produced since before California was a part of the Union. The landscape of rolling hills laced with rows of grapevines is impressive and provides a romantic backdrop for memorable photographs.|
|1:30pm:||Stop for a picnic lunch at a winery (not included), or grab a bite in the historic Sonoma town square.|
|2:30pm-5:00pm:||Spend the afternoon wine tasting around the Sonoma wine country. Sample a variety of white, red, and dessert wines at wineries such as Homewood, Larson, Cline Cellars, and Robledo, among others (some tasting fees may apply).|
|5:00pm-(end of day):||After a drop-off at your hotel, you’ll have the evening to do as you wish! Your hotel is walking-distance from many restaurants and wine tasting rooms.|
Sample Itinerary Day 2
|(whenever you choose to get up):||Take the morning to explore, or have a relaxing breakfast near your hotel. Sonoma Square is known for its boutique shops, tasty food, and the beautiful San Francisco Mission De Solano (just make sure you have checked out of the hotel and are ready to start your day by 10:30am).|
|Approx 10:30am:||Reconvene with your driver and group for the second day of tasting!|
|Approx. 10:45am:||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 barrel 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 (included) 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 rapidly-changing conditions (weather, crowds, traffic) in Wine Country and the small size of our vehicles/groups, we’re able to 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. **
prices start at $459 double occ*
*Single and Triple occupancy rates available
Sonoma Valley Inn
This family-owned and operated Sonoma hotel is the perfect expression of the casual, friendly, hometown warmth that defines Sonoma. And it’s just steps away from Sonoma Square! Most of the 82 rooms overlook a lush garden courtyard with inviting saltwater pool and hot tub. Your room comes with: 2 Queen beds (unless otherwise specified), Flat screen TV w/ Satellite, Refrigerator, Coffeemaker & Coffees/Teas, Heating/Air Conditioning, Fireplaces (in some rooms), and an In-room Safe.
This is a “green” hotel, committed to preserving the environment through sustainable practices including recycling, use of citrus-based cleaning products, saltwater pool filtration, and other green practices.
Hotel Amenities Include:
- Complimentary Continental Sonoma Style Breakfast
- Complimentary Wireless Internet
- Fitness Center
- Heated Outdoor Saltwater Pool
- Hot Tub & Steam Room
Plan ahead and make some reservations for your stay!
You will have time after your first day of tasting to enjoy a nice dinner, arrange a spa treatment, or check out some of the cool shops around Sonoma Square. Consider making some reservations in advance to make the most of your time.
(Recommendations and more COMING SOON!)
- Small, soft-sided overnight bag only (approx airline carry-on size*)
- Valid photo ID required for tasting
- Camera & charger
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Change of clothes (it can be cool in Muir Woods and very warm in Napa/Sonoma)
- Sun protection
*Because of our small-size vehicles, we have limited luggage space. Each passenger may bring one soft-sided overnight bag or regular-sized day pack with them on the vehicle. The under-seat storage space will accept ~13.5″x12″x11″ if the item is hard-sided; slightly larger if it is soft-sided. If you must bring more/larger luggage, please be aware that you’ll need to pay for a seat on the vehicle to store it during your trip. No luggage or gear may be placed in the aisle. Most hotels in San Francisco will store your larger luggage after check-out or before check-in (some charge a fee for this service).