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San Francisco: Half-Day Wine Country Excursion with Tastings

San Francisco: Half-Day Wine Country Excursion with Tastings

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Leave San Francisco and enjoy a half-day excursion to wine country. This tour is designed for guests who don’t want to dedicate their entire day in the area, or are only visiting for a short time.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please contact the local partner to confirm your tour and to arrange a pickup/meeting time, at least 24 hours prior to tour date. All tours will depart from the Tower Tours Office located at 288 Beach Street (Corner of Mason Street) Fisherman's Wharf. Check-in and boarding is 20 minutes prior to tour time. Pickup service is provided from Union Square with advance notice at the Westin St. Francis Hotel - Post Street Entrance. Please be waiting at the Post Street entrance of the Westin St. Francis Hotel located at 427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA.

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visit 2 favorite wineries and enjoy 3-5 wine tastings
  • Tour an exclusive winery estate with barrel room
Full description

Discover some of San Francisco's best wines on this half-day outing. Visit 2 wineries and 3 to 5 tastings. Enjoy scenic views from your comfortable coach.

Start your day in the afternoon, as you head north to the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and marvel at the San Francisco skyline in the distance.

Next, drive through the beautiful town of Sausalito, a seaside Mediterranean-like village harbored across the San Francisco Bay and famous for its sweeping views. As the vine-covered hillsides come into view, you will visit 2 favorite wineries of the region for wine tastings and an exclusive estate tour.

Experience the inner workings of the wineries and their family history in Napa and Sonoma Valley as an expert wine host walks you through the fermentation process, barrel-aging, bottling, and, of course, tastings of some award-winning varietals. At each winery, enjoy up to 3-5 tastings of their signature blends. Your day concludes with a scenic drive back over the Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco as the sun slowly starts to set into the Pacific Ocean.

Includes
  • Pickup service from Hilton Union Square or local partner's office in Fisherman's Wharf
  • All wine tasting fees
  • Winery estate tour
  • Live tour guide
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food/lunch
Not suitable for
  • People under 21 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  •  You must be at least 21 years old with a valid photo ID to participate in the wine tastings
  • There is no lunch stop since this is a half-day tour
  • Wine tasting fees, winery estate tour, and local taxes are included in the ticket price
  • Please note that lunch will not be provided
  • Tips (recommended) are included in the price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 141 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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This tour is a convenient way to experience wine country without having to drive. The bus is comfortable and gives opportunity to meet new people. Prefer the 1/2 day, which leaves in the afternoon and gets back in time for dinner. Appreciated that we went to one winery in Napa and one in Sonoma, both offering a good variety of wines and knowledgeable staff.

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September 11, 2022

This was a perfect little half day excursion — especially perfect if you are dragging a significant other along who is not as into the wine tasting this as you. It surprisingly ended up being one of his favorite activities from our trip to San Fran. My one suggestion: bring snacks!

September 5, 2022

We had such a great time! The driver was super friendly and knowledgeable and balanced the talking with some great music and both wineries we went to were excellent and different enough that we got a great blend of wines and experiences (Madonna’s and Muscardini). It was the perfect way to spend half a day!

August 31, 2022

Product ID: 311253