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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  2 days/1 night
Visit the majestic redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument, and savor a variety of wines in both Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley on this leisurely 2-day getaway from San Francisco with accommodations included. Tour Benziger Family Winery, photograph picturesque vineyard-covered hills, and indulge in up to 8 wine tastings. With a mix of guided sightseeing and free time, this tour is ideal for those who want to experience the best of San Francisco’s celebrated wine country.

Highlights

  • Sonoma and Napa 2-day wine country getaway from San Francisco
  • Witness the towering redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument (own expense)
  • Indulge in up to 10 wine tastings at top-quality California wineries (some tasting fees may apply)
  • Tour Benziger Family Winery in Napa
  • Overnight accommodations in quaint downtown Sonoma
  • Enjoy a gourmet box lunch on day 2
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

2-Day Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

Visit the towering redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument

Relax and let your expert guide drive you around San Francisco’s gorgeous wine country on this 2-day tour. Enjoy premium wines and learn about the complex process of winemaking, from vine to bottle. Stay at a hotel in downtown Sonoma and explore this charming town on your own. Your tour also includes opportunities to soak in the beauty of Muir Woods and take fantastic photos of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Your 2-day wine-tasting adventure begins with morning pickup from your San Francisco hotel in an eco-friendly, biodiesel mini-coach. Weather permitting, make a quick stop near San Francisco’s Presidio for a photo op of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Cross over the beloved bridge and travel through the Marin Headlands to Muir Woods National Monument (entrance fee not included). Spend 1.5 hours admiring the awe-inspiring redwoods and staggering array of plant and animal life in this dreamlike place, one of the last old-growth coastal redwood forests in the San Francisco area.

Next, head to Sonoma Valley, a tremendously rich wine-growing region with more than 30 types of grapes and 300 wineries and tasting rooms. Sample a variety of wines (some tasting fees may apply) before checking into your downtown hotel in late afternoon. Use your knowledgeable guide’s recommendations for restaurants, tasting rooms and boutiques to help plan the rest of your day.

Overnight: Hotel in downtown Sonoma

Day 2:

Get an early start or sleep in this morning – the choice is yours! Continue to explore Sonoma on your own, nibbling samples at the Sonoma Cheese Factory, visiting the historic Mission San Francisco Solano, or window shopping in Sonoma Square.

Meet up with your guide in the afternoon and head to tiny Glen Ellen to continue wine-tasting. Stop at Benziger Family Winery, touring the vineyards, fermentation facility and crush pad by tram. Walk through the barrel caves, and sip the winery’s biodynamic and other award-winning wines.

Enjoy a picnic lunch on a shaded patio before heading to Imagery Estate Winery to taste more wine and view an impressive collection of contemporary art.

Your tour culminates in famous Napa Valley. Spend the afternoon tasting wines in Oakville, Yountville or the town of Napa and taking pictures of seemingly endless rows of immaculately kept vines. If time permits, stop for a glass of sparkling wine (own expense) before heading back to San Francisco. On the way back, you'll stop for an evening view of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the city illuminated in the background. Your 2-day wine country experience concludes with drop-off at your hotel at around 6pm.

Menu Selections:
Please make note of which lunch you would prefer in the 'Special Requirements' field at time of booking

Turkey
  • Turkey sandwich served on whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion accompanied by pasta salad, piece of fruit, and cookie or brownie
Roast Beef
  • Roastbeef sandwich served on whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion accompanied by potato salad, piece of fruit, and cookie or brownie
Ham
  • Ham sandwich served on whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion accompanied by potato salad, piece of fruit, and cookie or brownie
Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian sandwich served on whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion, olives, sprouts, peperoncini, cucumber accompanied by coleslaw, piece of fruit, and cookie or brownie

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

I was traveling solo, and this was my first trip to the area. Getting fun facts and local trivia from our tourguides while we just saoked in the view was perfect! I thought it was a good value for the $$, met some new friends and tasted great wine!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2010

Very nice trip. The routines for calling in which hotel you stay in could be better. I missed one day because of that. Why not register on the internet or mail in a confirmation?
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