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San Francisco: Muir Woods Redwoods and Wine Country Tour

1. San Francisco: Muir Woods Redwoods and Wine Country Tour

See the giant sequoia trees at Muir Woods National Monument and discover California’s Wine Country on this San Francisco day trip with pickup. Walk in the shadows of the world’s tallest trees, before enjoying wine tastings at 3 wineries in the Sonoma and Napa valleys. After a pickup from your San Francisco hotel, your first stop is Muir Woods National Monument (entry tickets not included). Spend 1 hour hiking through the old-growth forest here to admire the famous coastal redwood trees.  Next up, continue onto Glen Ellen in the Sonoma Valley for your first wine tasting session. Learn all about the history and craft of winemaking as you tour the vineyard. Afterward, enjoy some free time to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) in Sonoma Plaza. In the afternoon you’ll savor 2 more tasting sessions at wineries in Napa and Schellville. Savor the chance to taste wines produced from a variety of grapes, specialties, and wine-making styles.  Last but not least, finish off your trip with a photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, before being dropped back at your San Francisco hotel.

San Francisco: Redwood & Wine Country Tour with Lunch & Wine

2. San Francisco: Redwood & Wine Country Tour with Lunch & Wine

On this full-day tour you will spend 1-hour walking in the shadows of the world's tallest trees before learning about the history, craft, and science of winemaking in California’s lovely wine country. The art of wine tasting is very much on the agenda as you explore the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Winemaking began here in California's wine country more than 100 years ago. Visit a vineyard, included as part of the day’s excursion, and enjoy a guided tour through a boutique winery, dependent on availability. Afterward, visit Napa Valley for even more tastings. The 3 wineries you will visit on this trip represent a variety of grapes, specialties, winemaking styles, and size of operation, giving you a well-rounded wine country experience and lots of new favorite wines to add to your shopping list.  Your lunch will be a gourmet sit-down meal. Sit together with your group for a table-side presentation of local wines paired with each expertly prepared course of Californian cuisine. Please specify your choice of one item per course during the booking process or the local partner reserves the right to choose on your behalf. All courses are paired with wine. First Course - paired with Gloria Blanc de Noir, 3 oz • Petite cheese plate with three assorted Artisan cheeses and fresh fruit Second Course - paired with Robledo Sauvignon Blanc, 3 oz (choose one) • White beans and vegetable soup topped with almond-arugula pesto  • Baby mixed greens salad tossed with citrus fresh herb vinaigrette Main Course - paired with Martin Ray Pinot Noir, 3 oz (choose one) • Mushroom ravioli with pork and beef bolognese, grated parmesan cheese • Grilled salmon over sauteéd vegetables, drizzled with balsamic reduction • Fusilli pasta arugula and almond pesto and grated parmesan cheese • Chicken scallopini mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, and caper butter sauce

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 515 reviews

Ben was our fantastic driver. He has a great sense of humor and very knowledgeable as a tour guide. The trip was perfectly timed and allowed adequate time between destinations, all while Ben kept us on the rails getting to our appointments. We would highly recommend this tour Because it covers some great high points of California all in a day—and it is a day full of tons of fun! Thank you Ben! Rebecca and Xavier

Oh my goodness, Kimmy was the best! So knowledgeable, funny, and endearing. I wish she could have driven me around vineyards and San Francisco for my entire visit. I felt like we had just enough time at each stop and never felt rushed. Muir Woods was amazing. I loved the first vineyard, and the last winery on the stop was my favorite. We thought it was a great value!

Excellent day trip. Unfortunately it was raining all day so didn’t get to fully enjoy Muir Woods nor seeing the landscape of Napa and Sonoma but it was still an enjoyable day trip. If you don’t have a lot of time, this is a good choice.

Great tour for any wine enthusiasts regardless of their levels. Kimmy thought she was funny, and indeed she was hilarious She was very knowledgeable and really made the tour worthwhile.

What an amazing time!! Alberto was so much fun and so knowledgeable. Would totally recommend this to anyone.