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I would highly recommend this trip. The bus is a small bus (although enough room to sit comfortably) so you are only in a small group. We went to three wineries, with plenty of tastings included. We also had lunch. Not only was the wine great, the tour of the winery was great and our driver was very knowledgeable. A very relaxing day. Definitely worth it. A couple of recommendations - if you would like to visit a particular winery, make sure you tell the driver at the beginning of the tour (our driver did not ask, but said later in the day that if we had mentioned the winery we wanted to visit, he could have accommodated us). It was no real problem though because the wineries we went to were excellent. Also phone the company on the day before to check the pick up time from your hotel - our documents said 10am but they picked us up at 9:15am (luckily I had phoned the day before). I would definitely take this tour again next time I visit. In fact, I may book it twice!
We had a great day touring several wineries. Lunch was fantastic. Our tour guide, Seth, was very knowledgible and accomidating. This option of a small group with all fees and lunch paid for is the only way to go.
We had a ball. Our guide, Frank, was wonderful and very accommodating.
What a perfect day in the wine country! This tour was first class all the way and was seamless from start to finish. The wineries that we visited were not only beautiful and iconic-Napa, but also had amazing wines for us to taste. Lunch in Yountville was held a very posh bistro and was delicious. I can highly recommend this tour!
We had fun from the moment we stepped on board the vehicle! After a short and scenic journey, we arrived at the first winery, which ended up being my favorite. It was a beautiful tasting room on a stunning vineyard with great affordable wines - I left with a few bottles! The rest of the day was lovely with a couple more winery stops and a nice lunch. A great day in wine country at a great value!
It was a wonderful day in Wine Country. The Michael Mondavi estate is beautiful – great place to enjoy a tasting or have a full glass on the fantastic porch overlooking the vineyard! Yountville is a really cute town – great place for lunch. Our guide was super nice and helpful, and traveling over the Golden Gate Bridge is a gorgeous way to start and end the tour! The small-group aspect is definitely the way to go.
A fantastic day out! Everything from the plush seating in the vehicle, the friendly guide and the high-end wineries was top notch. This tour is different from the regular tours from San Francisco as it allows you to visit small, exclusive wineries and this made a huge difference. Both Michael Mondavi and Black Stallion impressed and, with a hearty wine country lunch in between, you are certainly well looked after on this trip. Highly recommended!
I’ve lived in SF for over 7 years and this has been the best trip to Napa by far. Not having to spit out wine and being able to catch up with friends instead of driving 2 hours is something you just can’t put a value on. Staff was very versed in wines and had very good information/recommendations.
A lovely day in wine country! Fantastic food and wine, definitely would recommend this tour. Mondavi was surprisingly good and the tasting at Black Stallion was wonderful. Yountville was super cute too.
We had a small group of only four people so we were able to visit 5 wineries, as well as stop for lunch at a small restaurant. Our driver was very informative, with wonderful insights into the culture and history of both the wine country and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Loved this tour. It's a nice enjoyable pace that lets you not just zoom thru and see the sites but really enjoy them. The guide was very helpfull in suggesting different wineries to meet pretty much everyone's tastes. Most definately recommed it.
Flexible small group! Exactly what I was looking for, the guide took us to some good places and we were also able to make request if they were within reason. The small group and flexible schedule made this the perfect day trip.
Firstly: tour guide was hilarious. His name was Dave and he really made the trip great. Secondly: we had the liberty of choosing where we wanted to go as we were such a small group. None of us had anything in mind so Dave chose for us. Even though it was Easter Sunday and many wineries closed at 3PM we were able to make the most of it. We were able to drive through Sausalito on the way back and stop to take photos of the bridge. It was a truly great day.
Brandon our tour guide was excellent. The entire trip was awesome.
Very good tour, which you could personalise if you wanted to focus on particular wineries in an area. We concentrated mainly on Sonoma and fitted in 5 visits, 3 which were free and those where we had to pay were at most $10. The guide was excellent and really knew his stuff. On our tour there were only 4 people so it was very personal with no big groups. A really enjoyable day and good value for money
Friendly, informative and fun! We went to a wide variety of different vinyards and the driver was open to suggestions of specific places we wanted to go to. There were only ten people in total on the tour so it was personal and everyone was really nice. We even stopped for photos of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way back.
Driverguide Ralph was friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable plus group of four ladies on our tour had really done their homework and helped to plan the route. Five wineries in one day but no real rush at any time and many really excellent wines.
Excellent tour and guide, espcially liked the fact that the group was small and the tour was relaxed and catered to the wishes of the group. Nice to be able to tour some botique wineries. A bit more money than some of the other tours advertised but well worth the extra cost. We were picked up right at our hotel and delivered back 9 hours later. Would definately reccommend this tour and will go again.
Our group had a great time on the wine lovers tour! We picked three wineries we were really interested in and the guide customized the day to fit those three wineries in, as well as one additional winery he suggested and time for a relaxing lunch in Sonoma. The guide was superb and we had a wonderful day tasting wine and not worrying about driving.
We had such a wonderful day out in Napa and Sonoma. Our tour guide took us to fantastic vineyards and some beautiful sights. We had our 16mo old with us and she was having so much fun at all the vineyards too. Everyone was so helpful. The wine was fantastic , the company was too. We ended up buying some wine and making new friends. We hope to visit again soon.
Our tour was wonderful. We had a great group, and our director-driver was fantastic!
We loved this tour! I have been on other wine tours and this was by far the best one i have been on. The driver was amazing and absolutely awesome! He made the tour very enjoyable.
It was a rainy day, but I still loved it. Our tour guide was a right chatterbox with lots of useful tit bits of information. The wineries were a great selection. Being a Monday and a little rainy meant that we never had to queue or wait for our tasting, which was definitely a plus. Viator's markup over booking the tour was a bit steep, so it might be worth booking direct.
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