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  • Location:Yountville, California
  • Duration:6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Napa Valley Wine Trolley and Castle Tour

Visit three wineries in Napa Valley’s northern regions of Calistoga and St Helena on the Napa Valley Wine Trolley! Traveling on a motorized replica of a historic San Francisco cable car, you’ll head north of Yountville to Castello di Amorosa, a winery modeled after a 13th-century Tuscan castle that you can tour. Then visit two more premium wineries, and enjoy a picnic-style lunch from a local grocer. A knowledgeable guide will provide fun facts and information about Napa’s famous wines.

Must be 21 years or older to take this tour.


  • Winery tour on the Napa Valley Wine Trolley
  • Travel on a motorized replica of an open-air San Francisco cable car
  • Visit three premium wineries in the northern half of Napa Valley
  • Tour Castello di Amorosa’s medieval-style Italian castle
  • Enjoy a gourmet, picnic-style lunch on the beautiful grounds of a local winery
  • Hear fun facts and stories about winemaking in Napa Valley from an experienced guide

What You Can Expect

Napa Valley Wine Trolley and Castle Tour

Napa Valley Wine Trolley and Castle Tour

After pickup from your hotel or designated meeting point in Yountville, your Napa Valley Wine Trolley tour takes you north on Highway 29, the scenic St Helena Highway. Make yourself comfortable in the open-air motorized trolley, and listen to commentary from your guide as you enjoy the fresh air and vineyard views during the drive up to the St Helena and Calistoga areas. After about 30 minutes, you’ll reach your first of three wineries, Castello di Amorosa.

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the winery, including the medieval-style Tuscan castle, and then enjoy a wine tasting of varietals like pinot noir, sangiovese or award-winning chardonnay. (Note: This tasting ONLY is included.)

Next head to Cairdean Estate, a boutique family-owned winery, where you will sip your wine in the middle of a vineyard. Enjoy lunch catered by Oakville Grocery, a historic gourmet shop that dates back to 1881. Lunch items vary by day, but you can expect fresh dishes like salads and sandwiches made with farm-to-table ingredients, accompanied by soda and water.

After a delicious wine tasting and lunch, hop back on the trolley for winery number three: historic Beringer Vineyards. Here you will enjoy a progressive tasting and tour around the iconic Napa Valley facility. Stroll back through time as you walk through the beautiful grounds, learning about the winery’s past and present from a knowledgeable Beringer Vineyard's guide.

Your tour ends with the trolley ride back to Yountville.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We were picked up on time, our guide was knowledgeable and fun. Learned a lot and drank some fantastic wine.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The trolley tour was so much fun! Our driver/tour guide Gy was entertaining, knowledgeable and fun!! The castle tour and tasting was our favorite part and the food was delish! thank you for a great time!! cheers!

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

The Trolley tour was wonderful except maybe they should cut it short to the castle and lunch. Wine tasting was more than sufficient at the castle and I think it was a bit short. The lunch provided was very tasteful and abundant. The rest of the tour was tiresome and redundant. No other wine tasting establishment could compare to the castle.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2015

I loved the Trolley car and host. He was on time and very informative. He was really a great host and very courteous. I also loved the Castle tour and host Gary he was excellent and very generous with his time and tastings. I enjoyed the lunch very much and the nice patio area at Franciscan Estate. The tastings were okay and host not the greatest, but not bad. I really did not like the last stop at Provenance Vineyards Winery. I was expecting more since it was a small winery. The tastings were the worst off all barely 1 sip and did not like the wine. Could not order other wines. Very expensive for what you got at this winery. 20.00 per person and did not even get an equivalent of 1 glass of wine. I was also disappointed that Viator what you can expect included Cairdean Estate and Beringer Vineyards which we did not go to.

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2015

Initially had issues where the trolley passed us up at one of the pick-up points. However, was resolved by having a private car come pick us up to meet up with the trolley at stop 1. The castle tour was amazing with the tasting included in the price but would have liked to have known ahead of time the other wineries we were scheduled to stop at since we did not find the tasting prices to be worth their cost 20 at one and 25 at the other.

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