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Ultimate Wine Experience Day Trip to Napa and Sonoma (With Lunch Option)

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    Pass By: Tower Tours, 288 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

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    Journey north across the Golden Gate into Napa and Sonoma Valley for a wine tasting tour in the California Wine Country. Your bus San Francisco includes exclusive estate tours of three popular wineries. Listen to stories of ancient wine-making techniques, along with learning basic wine education and tasting tips! Enjoy the scenery of the vine-covered hillsides as we escort you throughout Wine Country.
    During a lunch break, we’ll make a stop at Historic Downtown Sonoma Square or V Marketplace in Yountville where you will enjoy leisure time to explore. Both destinations afford a wonderful variety of eclectic dining options and one-of-a-kind boutique shops and local art galleries.

    Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129

    Enjoy a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge

    Stop At: Madonna Estate, 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa, CA 94559-9708

    Enjoy wine tasting and exclusive estate tour of Madonna Estate Winery located in the world-renowned Carneros region, an area known for its fertile lands and cool climate.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sutter Home Winery, 277 St. Helena Hwy (Hwy. 29) South, St. Helena, CA 94574-2202

    Enjoy an exclusive winery tour and wine tasting of Sutter Home, belonging to the second largest independent family-run winery in the United States.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: V Marketplace, 6525 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599-1300

    Lunch at V. Marketplace in Yountville (Weekdays only)
    During a lunch break, we’ll make a stop at V. Marketplace in Yountville where you will enjoy leisure time to explore this wonderful city with variety of eclectic dining options and one-of-a-kind boutique shops and local art galleries.
    $30.00 Optional Lunch Add-on: – Save time on finding a restaurant during your lunch break; Add-on lunch to your tour. Dine at a local favorite: Chef Michael Chiarello’s newest culinary market experience in Yountville. Enjoy items from a variety of Californian-inspired dishes ranging from Salads, Sandwiches, Pastas, Seafood. ($30.00 per person; Includes appetizer, entree, beverage, tax & gratuities)

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sonoma Valley, Highway 12, Sonoma, CA

    Lunch at Downtown Sonoma Square (Weekends only)
    During a lunch break, we’ll make a stop in Historic Downtown Sonoma Square where you will enjoy leisure time to explore this wonderful city with variety of eclectic dining options and one-of-a-kind boutique shops and local art galleries.
    $30.00 Optional Lunch Add-on: – Save time on finding a restaurant during your lunch break; Add-on lunch to your tour. Dine at a local favorite right in the middle of the historic Downtown Sonoma Square! Enjoy items from a variety of Californian-inspired dishes ranging from Salads, Sandwiches, Pastas, Seafood. ($30.00 per person; Includes appetizer, entree, beverage, tax & gratuities)

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Andretti Winery, 4162 Big Ranch Rd, Napa, CA 94558-1405

    Wine tour and tasting (Weekdays only)
    Next, we visit Andretti Winery – Nestled alongside a quiet country lane in the heart of the legendary Napa Valley, Andretti Winery exudes old world charm, whisking wine lovers back in time to a slower pace of life. Enjoy a tasting of their different wines!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, 23555 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476-9285

    Wine tour and testing (Weekends only)
    Last stop will be at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, a winery that specializes in sparkling wines, as well as Pinot noir and Chardonnay wine.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Joe was a great tour guide! He was knowledgeable and entertaining ready to give facts at a moments notice. Also provided pick up and drop off at our hotel. Would recommend this excursion to anyone interested! Subtracted a star for a glitchy microphone on the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Andrew S
    Reviewed 29 June 2019

    This is a great full day trip to see wine country without staying overnight or having a designated driver. George (Driver/tour) is very informative and pleasant, the trip route is scenic, and the schedule just right. The 3 wineries we stopped at was all aesthetically...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    GlobeTrotting675677, Director of Sales at Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us - I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with our tour guide George to the Wine Country, and that you enjoyed your visit to Andretti Winery! We will be sure to share your...More

    Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

    Fantastic day. Great way to see many sites on the way to some excellent wine tasting. Patrick (the guide/driver) was informative, friendly, funny and made the day a highlight.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank O3124OProbertc
    GlobeTrotting675677, Director of Sales at Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us - I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with our tour guide Patrick to Wine Country! We will be sure to share the feedback with him! Thanks again for joining Tower Tours!

    Reviewed 6 June 2019

    This tour was good but I was expecting to see more wineries. The wineries that we did see were unique as we visited Madonna which was exceptional, Sutter Home was good because they let us tasted their private collection wines, and Gloria Ferrer which is...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    GlobeTrotting675677, Director of Sales at Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your experience in Wine Country with us! I will be sure to share your kind words for Silvio, our tour guide!

    Reviewed 11 May 2019 via mobile

    Did the 'wine country tour'. All in all it was an ok day trip. We visited three wineries where we tasted five wines and had an one hour lunch break in Yountville (not downtown samona). Things I want to mention: - there is no "real"...More

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    TowerTours, General Manager at Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2019

    Dear liebeisttobi, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We hope you can provide us additional information about your visit (travel date, booking reference #) so that we can work with the tour guide and the wineries from your itinerary to improve our future...More

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