Wine taste in Napa & Sonoma with an excursion in the giant sequoias of Muir Woods, San Francisco’s stunning Coastal Redwood Forest.
Get ready to be amazed as you board your bus in San Francisco to the world-famous California Wine Country Tours!
Your San Francisco Wine Country Day Tour begins with a convenient pick-up from your San Francisco hotel. After a leisurely cruise through the City and across the Golden Gate Bridge on your way up to Napa and Sonoma Counties, you’ll make a stop in Marin County at the Muir Woods National Monument.
There, you’ll enjoy an easy stroll through the ancient forest, filled with Coastal Redwoods, many as tall as 200 feet! After communing with nature on an unforgettable giant redwoods walk, you’ll hop back on board to finish your trip up the California coast to Napa County.
Your Wine Country tour begins with a Napa Valley wine tasting (subject to change based on availability). Here, you’ll be presented with a flight of wines hand-picked by the winemaker. You’ll learn about the winemaking process, and what makes the winery special as you sip and stroll through the vineyards. The wines you taste are generally not sold in stores, so be sure to stock up!
Next, the tour brings you to Sonoma County, and the historic Sonoma Plaza. The plaza is filled with small, boutique shops and restaurants, catering to every taste. You can grab a bite in a restaurant, or take your food to go and enjoy your meal on the vast lawn surrounding the historic Sonoma City Hall. You also have the option of adding our gourmet lunch with a wine pairing at the Plaza Bistro, right there on the Sonoma Plaza. See your pairing options on our three-course lunch menu.
After lunch, you’ll head deeper into Sonoma County to visit two more boutique wineries in Sonoma County. Here, you’ll get to know the winemakers and special features of the wines they are offering. If the 4-wine flight isn’t enough, you’ll have the option to purchase additional tastings and bottles. The wineries are able to ship to most states, so be sure to check with your host to see if wine can be shipped to you.
After your last tasting, it’s time to head back to San Francisco. You’ll come back down historic El Camino Real on your way through Marin County, reflecting on the amazing day you just had! Before rolling back into San Francisco, you’ll make one more photo stop (weather permitting) at:
Exact destinations and itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide’s discretion.
For international guests, please be aware that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age.
For the rare event that commercial parking is not available at Muir Woods, we reserve the right to arrange an alternative destination for experiencing Giant Coast Redwoods during this tour.
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08:00 AM to 09:00 AM: The Drive to Muir Woods
09:00 AM to 10:15 AM: Exploring the Redwoods in Muir Woods
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Drive to Experience First Tasting in Sonoma
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Exploring & Tour the Vineyards
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM: Lunch Break in Sonoma
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM: Visit Two More Wineries
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM: Scenic Drive to San Francisco with Photo Stops
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Golden Gate National Recreation Area now requires advance reservations for private vehicles wishing to utilize the parking areas at Muir Woods National Monument. We offer daily departures - book your San Francisco Redwoods Tour with us and secure your spot to see the Redwoods.
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The tour price does not include the Muir Woods entrance fee, which is $15 per person and must be paid when you reach the entrance of the park (cash or card accepted).
Muir Woods is extremely popular and officials strictly limit the time for visitors. You will spend a bit over an hour exploring the ancient redwoods and other endangered creatures along Redwood Creek trail.
After the Muir Woods, you will be welcomed to three boutique wineries in both Sonoma Valley and Napa Valleys. Our group of partner wineries are charming, family-owned affairs. While you sip on a flight of estate-bottled wine, wine educators will explain how the local terroir and their craftsmanship make their products special.
Yes. You will visit Napa Valley AND Sonoma Valley after the Muir Woods experience.
Yes. You will need a valid ID showing that you are at least 21 years old if you would like to consume alcohol.
Yes. All tasting fees at the wineries are included in the tour cost. Optional extra wine sampling or visits to wine tasting rooms at our lunch stop in Sonoma are not included but you may purchase them a la carte on site, time permitting.
Yes. Weather permitting, the tour makes a photo stop at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Yes. The route to the wine country passes quite close to Muir Woods. An early arrival at Muir Woods beats the crowds and offers quiet, unfettered access. The tour’s first winery finishes the morning and two wineries after the Sonoma Plaza lunch break are nicely spaced. We’ll have you back to your pickup location in time for dinner in San Francisco.
We discourage bringing children under 6 years old on this tour. Some of our winery partners do not permit children in the tasting room.
We offer a complimentary pick-up from hotels located in San Francisco. If you are staying away from the downtown area, we suggest taking a shared ride service or public transportation to the Hilton Union Square hotel on O'Farrell Street. Our pickup location is outside the Mason Street side entrance.
San Francisco can be chilly in the morning and you will be spending 2-3 hours outdoors. It’s best to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals. Bring a valid government-issued ID, a light water-resistant jacket, camera or phone, water bottle, hat and sunscreen, umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain), and cash or a credit card for lunch and the park entry fee at Muir Woods (currently $15 for adults).
Meals are not included unless you selected the optional gourmet lunch. We will make a midday stop for a bit over an hour at Sonoma Plaza where there are many nice, casual restaurants.
Yes. However, the wine at wineries is generous and our experience suggests that drinking between stops can become excessive.
We can make special arrangements and modify the cost if one or more in your party will not be tasting wine. Please contact guest services at (415) 357-0700.