Tour Length - 10 hours approximately
Begin this incredible full-day tour by visiting an old-growth California Redwoods forest in Muir Woods National Monument (or an alternative park) ahead of the crowds and in time to feel fog lifting from the Coastal Redwood canopy that soars above. Stroll along pristine nature trails and look out for native coastal ferns, clover, squirrels, foxes, and even deer.
While still exhilarated from what you’ve seen, your expert wine guide will lead you to sip the good life on this Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley tour. All three wineries you visit will be delightful in their own unique ways. You’ll enjoy a friendly wine country welcome and breathtaking scenery while learning the stories behind the wineries.
In the afternoon, be ready to add to your wine cellar - most of the wines are not sold in retail stores. The stops on our wine tour are Napa and Sonoma wineries hand-selected by our local experts.
For the food and wine pairing experience, your group will sit together for a table-side presentation of local wines paired with each expertly prepared course of California cuisine. See what is on our seasonal three-course menu for this tour. After lunch, you’ll have a little time left to spend your lunch break exploring Sonoma Plaza’s boutique shops and historic buildings.
The afternoon portion of your redwoods and wine country tour will include exploring Napa Valley and Instagram-worthy experiences at two more boutique wineries. Get to know the winemakers and unique features of their wine offerings.
We’ll make one final stop on the way back to San Francisco from the wine country at a scenic look-out point with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge where you can take some fabulous photos while reflecting upon the amazing day that you have had!
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.
This luxury tour adds a Muir Woods giant redwoods experience and a gourmet wine-pairing lunch to an afternoon of Napa and Sonoma Valleys wine tasting! Our amazing wine country tour from San Francisco has earned rave reviews and many TripAdvisor excellence awards. Tasting fees at three boutique wineries and lunch are all included. Leave everything (including the driving) in the hands of our experienced guides.
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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.
Our restaurant partner is the acclaimed Plaza Bistro. The restaurant serves updated California cuisine in a historic building on the Square in downtown Sonoma.
The lunch is a wine pairing that is not appropriate for children.
Sonoma Plaza has over a dozen casual and tasty restaurant choices. We love the Red Grape, a casual, family-run Italian restaurant; the Sunshine Café, featuring local, organic ingredients on a sunny patio; the Girl & The Fig and its French country cuisine; and garden seating in the historic Swiss Hotel.
The Plaza Bistro has dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options. Vegan options are not available. See the lunch menu for more information.