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Tour code: 5850SFNAPA

Take a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train, including lunch, during this 7-hour tour from San Francisco. After transportation via ferry and shuttle from San Francisco, climb aboard the restored antique train to enjoy a gourmet, locally-sourced lunch and wine pairing. Travel through the Napa Valley's rolling vineyards for 3 hours towards the charming town of St Helena, where you'll disembark.


  • Enjoy a unique, scenic dining experience aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Ride a restored antique train through gorgeous Napa Valley
  • Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet lunch and a glass of wine
  • Admire gorgeous views of rolling vineyards on your ride to St Helena
  • Round-trip transport from San Francisco included

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What You Can Expect

Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco

Scenic Ferry from San Francisco

Arrive at the Ferry Building in San Francisco to board a ferry (Monday-Friday) or bus (weekends) to Vallejo. In Vallejo, transfer to a shuttle that will take you to the starting point of the Napa Valley Wine Train.

Climb aboard the antique restored train, where you'll be shown to your seat and poured a welcome glass of wine. Relax and enjoy the views out of the train's large glass windows as it travels north through Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford on the route to St Helena.

Take a break from the gazing at the scenery to explore the antique train. Visit the kitchen car to watch your gourmet lunch being prepared or stop by the lounge car to enjoy a cocktail or another glass of wine (own expense.)

Choose the first or second lunch seating (see Schedule & Pricing below for details.) The menu is seasonal, and features fresh, in-season ingredients (see Itinerary below for a sample menu.) The highly-acclaimed restaurant uses sustainable meat and produce and sources ingredients from within the Napa Valley whenever possible.

Disembark the Wine Train in St Helena in the early evening, board the shuttle for Vallejo, and take the ferry or bus back to San Francisco.


Sample Menu

Appetizer (choose one)
Baby lettuce salad with candied walnuts and smoked goat cheese in a honey cider vinaigrette
Soup du jour

Main Course (choose one)
Roasted beef tenderloin on a black truffle potato cake with onion and cambozola cheese
Grilled pork tenderloin stuffed with wild mushroom polenta on vegetables in a truffle port reduction sauce
Coriander chicken breast in a wild mushroom pappardelle pasta with pesto
Grilled salmon on fingerling potatoes and sautéed baby spinach in a coconut curry broth topped with a calamari salad
Winter squash polenta with a spinach-ricotta portabella and yam-stuffed pepper in a tomato-basil coulis

Changes daily

One glass of wine
Coffee and tea
Espresso, cappuccino, soft drinks, juices and mineral water (additional cost)

Customer Reviews

Thomas L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent trip, well organised. The food and the service was wonderful throughout the day. It was a perfect gift for my father.

Hayley P United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Food was amazing! Met some lovely people on the train. All the staff were great!

Sheryl H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had an awesome time! The trip was amazing and the train staff was just excellent!

Sherry F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The train ride was great. Went slow enough to see all wineries, and enjoy the ambience.
Food was perfect, and desserts delicious. Wonderful day.

Michelle T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful day. The food was amazing!

Christopher M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful experience throughout. Another highlight

Darlene Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The trip more than met expectations. It was a long but relaxing day with good food and wine.

pastoramonroe1 USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We truly enjoyed this train ride. Everything was great. The food, staff, and view. Everything was perfect from start to finish.

Roy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A true winner for any tourist....the ferry ride back and forth an additional bonus.

Michael O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

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