Guided tour

Courtland: California Delta Tour

Courtland: California Delta Tour

From US$ 145 per person

Explore the scenic California Delta on this guided tour that includes a cidery tour & tasting with food pairings, lunch at historic Taphouse and a guided wine tasting with cheese, jams & chocolate pairings.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Go on a guided tour discovering hidden gems in the Delta
  • Enjoy a private cidery tour and tasting with snack pairings
  • Eat lunch and drink a pairing along the Delta at historic location
  • Experience a custom wine tasting with cheese, jams and chocolate
  • Take a scenic drive close to Sacramento and the Bay Area
Full description
Spend a half day discovering the hidden gems of the historic Delta with a professional guide. Known as the ‘heart’ of California, the Delta is a network of intricate waterways, canals and sloughs, charming small towns steeped in lore, over 50 islands, national historic landmarks, nature reserves and agricultural abundance tucked away just a stone’s throw from the Bay Area and Sacramento. The day begins at family owned Hemly Cider in Courtland, hidden away among pear orchards and fields of corn. After a tour of their historic pear packing shed head over to Hemly’s outdoor, picturesque tasting room built from an old airplane hangar. After a guided tasting of their seasonal ciders and a food pairing, you will move on with a pint and a tour of the cidery to learn how this popular beverage is made. Next up, a short, scenic drive up the road to historic Husick's Taphouse for a lunch of house-smoked tri-tip sliders (veg/vegan options available), slaw and their famous maple bacon cornbread pudding accompanied by a drink pairing of local cider, beer or wine. Then head to another hidden treasure, family owned Silt Winery in Clarksburg. There you will learn about the terroir of The Delta wine region and enjoy a private guided wine tasting with pairings of cheeses, jams and chocolate, in their converted barn turned tasting room. The area is home to legacy towns that were established along the Sacramento River along with the steamboat trade. The famous ‘Delta breeze’ cools the land in the evening on even the hottest days, and its rich soil make it the perfect home to farms and wineries. The Delta is rich and mysterious, a labyrinth of draw bridges, legendary watering holes and even a haunted mansion.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

While on River Road, watch for the Hemly Cider sign. Turn in and follow tree lined road, continue to follow signs for Hemly Cider. Meet at the packing shed. Please drive slowly to keep dust down.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • Guests will drive their own car from location to location. The total distance from the meeting location will be approximately 17 miles
  • This tour is suitable for all ages, with minimal walking involved
  • Non alcoholic beverages provided
  • The maximum number of people on this tour is 12 people
  • The tour will not run with fewer than 6 people. In the event the tour does not get booked for 6 people we will contact you the day before your tour date to reschedule or to provide a refund
  • Every guest must sign a waiver before experiencing the tour
  • This tour takes place mostly outdoors and we will follow guidelines for safety provided by the state and county health department.

Product ID: 403010