Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Sonoma Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride with Gourmet Champagne Brunch. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The hot air ballon ride was beyond our expectations. Mike was very professional and called when reservation was made as well as the evening before to confirm the meeting time. Our pilot was very skilled and gave us a great ride. The brunch was wonderful and there was plenty of food all made by Mike's wife. Mike and his wife were visiting with all guests at the brunch. It was a first class experience and definitely worth the money!
The whole experience was absolutely amazing!!! As a family of five, we woke early and were fortunate enough to be included in the setup of the balloon. The staff were very friendly and their sense of humour made the day even more enjoyable. Throughout the morning, everything was explained so that we felt very comfortable with the way that the day unfolded and there is no doubt that the views were brilliant. We spent about 90 minutes in the air and then drove to the winery for brunch which was really enjoyable (beautiful homemade quiche, choc-dipped strawberries, champagne...). The impressive level of service was demonstrated when a missing certificate was posted to Australia and was in the mailbox upon our return - the perfect morning with amazing service!!!
The balloon ride was enjoyable, but it did not match the description on the website. Instead of a balloon ride over gorgeous vineyards, offering views of the Pacific Ocean, etc, we hovered over flat land, and did not travel far. The views were not as advertised, and a bit disappointing.