Glen Ellen
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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. Begin your tour with a visit to Muir Woods National Monument (or an alternative park) ahead of the crowds. Stroll along pristine nature trails and look out for native coastal ferns, clover, squirrels, foxes, and even deer. 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. 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 get great photos. 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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What people are saying about Glen Ellen

Dustin was amazing! He was not only friendly, timely, and respectful, but also very knowledgeable. Every part of the trip was throught through. He struck a great balance between educating us along the way, and allowing time to relax and enjoy the scenery. The order of events was also well thought out, with attention put into music choice, timing at each venue and how to make it all fun. I would highly recommend him.

This tour was so fun! Kimmy was our tour guide and she was so funny. She constantly was throwing jokes and making everyone laugh. My husband and I were on our honeymoon and enjoyed every second of it. We even got a free glass of champagne! Would highly recommend to anyone!

Really enjoyed our guide, Dustin! The food was delicious and the whole experience was a wonderful opportunity for team building!

We had a great experience. Highly recommend. Visit small wineries only. Ben was our driver and was awesome.

You should have seen it. Great organization and nice tour guide.