Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour-Visit Napa and Sonoma Wine Country

Why We Love This Tour

“Even if you’re not a wine connnoisseur, this trip has an excellent balance: becoming one with the tallest trees on the planet before visiting a unique mixture of down to earth wineries. I love the flexibility this tour allows as well. We have two massive vine-covered valleys to play around in based on the wines (sparkling or still) you’re interested in tasting. You also have the freedom to eat lunch and dinner around downtown Sonoma Square, the “birthplace of California.”

– Nicole Stratman
Tour Guide

Tour Highlights

  • GUARANTEED TOUR DEPARTURE
  • 2 full days in Wine Country
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Napa AND Sonoma Counties!
  • Historic Sonoma Square
  • Taste wine at 7-10 wineries
  • 45 minute vineyard tram tour (including wine caves)
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Marin Headlands

…AND Stay Overnight in a Comfortable Hotel!

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Retail Price: $489 adult/$469 child*

Special Price: $459 adult/$439 child*

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Price listed is for 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

Friendly tasting room staff will tell you all about the wine and vineyard
Friendly tasting room staff will tell you all about their wine
See the Golden Gate Bridge from a viewpoint in the Marin Headlands
See the Golden Gate Bridge from a viewpoint in the Marin Headlands
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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!

Get up close and personal with an educational tram tour through the vines!

Get up close and personal with an educational tram tour through the vines!

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Overview

One day for a Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour just isn’t enough. So why not two? Visit the towering redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument and enjoy tastings in both Napa and Sonoma on our relaxing two-day getaway!

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.**

Itinerary

Day 1 Itinerary

8:15 – 9:00am: Pick up from San Francisco hotels

8:15 – 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.

10:30 – 11:45am: Arrive at Muir Woods National Monument. 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.

2:30 – 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, Peter Cellars, and Robledo, among others (some tasting fees may apply).

5:00pm onward: 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.

 

Day 2 Itinerary

10:30am: Reconvene with your driver and group for the second day of tasting!

11:00 – 12:00pm: Arrive at Benziger Family Winery. 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.

1:00 – 5:00pm: 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.

5:00 – 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!

 

 

**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. *
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Accommodations

Sonoma Valley Inn

About the Sonoma Valley Inn

prices start at $459 double occ*

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

*Single and Triple occupancy rates available

** Scheduling Tip: Accommodations in Sonoma are in very high demand (especially during the busy summer/fall season), and space can fill up fast! We recommend that you make your reservation far in advance of your intended travel date in order to secure the style of accommodations you want. If your intended accommodation is NOT available, we will to the best we can to help find something for you. **

 

Tour Details

NAPA & SONOMA ‘TOTAL WINE EXPERIENCE’ 2 DAY TOUR

Departure: Mondays and Wednesdays, year ’round
8-9 am pickup from most SF hotels

Duration: 2 days in Wine Country
1 night in a comfortable hotel

Transportation: Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biofuel mini-coach (14 passengers max)

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 ($30 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

Reviews

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A Lovely 2 Days in Wine Country

“Aaron with Incredible Adventures was our tour guide and driver. He is a San Francisco native and experienced driver. Aaron kept us advised on the pick up time, and was considerate of our personal needs as we made our way from San Francisco into the Sonoma Valley. The wineries were unique in their own way a perfect blend. The restaurant recommendations were amazing in Sonoma and hotel was perfectly sufficient. January is the perfect time for seeing the countryside, visiting with low numbers of tourists, and personalized service. The government shutdown kept us from Muir Woods on Day 1, but given there were just the two of us on Day 2, we gave up wine tasting in the p.m., and Aaron took us to the Woods anyway. Aaron was awesome we had a great time with him. Even driving through the city to our drop off, he gave us a wonderful commentary on the homes and history. Come to San Francisco is January and enjoy the small crowds.”

-Vickie M Traveled January 2018 2-Day Wine Country Tour

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