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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)
Discover why Muir Woods and the Northern California wine country are two of San Francisco's most popular day-trip destinations on this great value tour combo. Start the day with a refreshing stroll through Muir Woods National Monument, where you'll explore a spectacular redwood sequoia forest, then visit the wine country for some superb wine tasting at Napa and Sonoma's boutique and family-owned wineries — such as Madonna, Cline and Mayo. Bonus: view Alcatraz and the Marin Headlands from the Golden Gate Bridge and beat the crowds at Muir Woods!

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to the Northern California wine country and Muir Woods National Monument, combined at one great price
  • Explore the giant redwood sequoia trees on easy walking paths
  • Tour Napa and Sonoma wineries and try up to 10 wines at each
  • Enjoy a complimentary sparking wine toast, and explore Sonoma Plaza at your leisure
  • Take a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and hear expert commentary from a guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected San Francisco hotels
  • Wine tasting fees included!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Mark off two Northern California top attractions on this comprehensive day trip to the Sonoma and Napa wine country, with a stroll through not-to-be-missed Muir Woods en route. You'll reach the redwoods before the crowds, maximizing your time in the park.

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What You Can Expect

Best San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour

Enjoy wine tasting at three California wineries

Get an early start at Muir Woods National Monument with hotel pickup in the morning. You’ll depart San Francisco, passing the Palace of Fine Arts and the Presidio, for a drive north across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Gaze at the city skyline and Alcatraz Island en route to the renowned wine country of Northern California.

Enjoy early arrival at Muir Woods, before most other tour groups reach the park. This national monument is the site of a virgin forest of California Coast redwood trees, among the oldest and tallest on Earth. You'll have approximately one hour to admire the groves of giant sequoias. Behold the majestic redwoods as you take a leisurely nature walk with your informative guide, who points out native coastal flora and fauna including ferns, laurel trees and the occasional deer.

Cross moss-lined creeks and stand in awe beneath trees that reach 250 feet (76 meters) skyward. Then re-board the vehicle to spend a leisurely afternoon wine tasting at three boutique wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Typical stops include Madonna Estate Winery, Cline Cellars and Mayo Family Winery, but locations are subject to change, depending on availability.

You’ll spend up to one hour at each selected winery, with the opportunity to try 5 to 10 delicious wines, enjoy a sparkling wine tasting, and purchase bottled wine to take home. All wine tastings are complimentary!

Arrive at your first winery in the Carneros region of Sonoma County, where you'll indulge in a variety of elegant wines. Stroll the winery grounds, take scenic photos among the vines, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere as you enjoy a personalized experience.

You have an hour of free time at the Sonoma Plaza to purchase lunch, browse the boutiques or enjoy additional wine tasting at the many tasting rooms (fees not included), before sipping more California varietals at your second and third winery, including Napa Valley.

Then relax on the return journey over the Golden Gate Bridge, enjoying sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and seaside cliffs before hotel drop-off.

Itinerary

Wineries visited may include:
  • Madonna Estate Winery: Discover four generations of winemaking by the Bartolucci family at dry-farmed vineyards producing a variety of organic, hand-crafted wines.
  • Cline Cellars: This classic, family-owned winery specializes in Rhone varietals and sources fruit from Sonoma Valley and Contra Costa County.
  • Mayo Family Winery: Founded in 1993, single vineyards produce the highest quality and enjoyable wines.

*Wineries listed are subject to change

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a spectacular time on this tour. Our tour guide, Roman, was very funny, informative, and entertaining. Roman made the bus ride fun!
Muir Woods is breathtaking. We greatly enjoyed sampling wines at the Mayo and Cline wineries.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was very well do Everything! Highlight was Muir Wods, no competition with creation. Our guide Paul was well informed and made the trip relaxed and fun. Enjoyed the banter and felt like he put thought into the itinerary and stops. Would definitely recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very nice guided tour guide was very informative of the region and kept us entertained. The trip to Muir Woods was the right amount of time to be there. Next was Mayo winery, which was really nice and had some great tasting wine and accommodating hosts. Next was the highlight of the trip for me, lunch at the Sonoma Plaza... I recommend Swiss Hotel and their pizza although there are many great options and everyone is very friendly. Next we went to two places in Napa: Madonna Estates meh and Clines, which was a beautiful property. Guide pointed out San Quentin prison and Sonoma Race Course on the way back to town, where we stopped at the park overlooking the GG Bridge and got a great photo opportunity. Just the right amount of time at each stop. Highly recommend this tour if you want to see a lot without having to work hard to do so.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our trip began earlier than most of the others and we had a chance to walk around MUIR WOODS without crowds..made a big difference.....
Being from europe the wines tasted a bit odd but the whole experience was fantastic and our guide was great too....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Bus was on time. Loved the sense of humor from our driver, Antony. He made sure we saw everything we needed to see and more. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Paul was Awesome !!!! Love the Wineries and the sights. The perfect narration too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a long day, but you really get to experience a lot for the money. Getting to Muir Woods so early was totally worth it. Roman was an excellent tour guide- funny, informative, and very cool about throwing in some extra perks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Anthony was witty, informative and always on point.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Anthony was a terrific tour guide and he handled some unforeseen problems in a professional manner.

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