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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Gaze out the window of your state-of-the-art helicopter for spectacular aerial views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Napa Valley’s vineyards on an unparalleled VIP wine country trip. Land at one of the region's best wineries, situated along the Silverado Trail, for a guided tour and private picnic lunch. As you roam past gnarled vines, learn about the grapes that make a world-class cabernet sauvignon, among other varietals. When it's time to go, just hop back in your helicopter to enjoy a flight back to San Francisco.

Limited to six people, this Viator VIP experience makes for the perfect special occasion in Napa Valley. You can’t book it anywhere else!


  • VIP Napa wine-tasting experience from San Francisco
  • Enjoy a round-trip helicopter ride over San Francisco Bay and Napa Valley with a narrated tour one way
  • Visit a renowned winery on the Silverado Trail for private wine tastings and lunch with a wine expert
  • Land right at the winery to get started on your VIP experience
  • Don't waste time shuttling from place to place; enjoy a relaxing, luxurious experience at just one winery!
  • Perfect for special occasions and people looking for a truly memorable Napa experience
  • Small-group tour limited to six people ensures a more intimate experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Wine country is closer than you think when you fly instead of drive. After a VIP flight over San Francisco sights, your semi-private helicopter actually lands in the vineyard, where it waits to take you back to the city!

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What You Can Expect

In Northern California, few experiences are more luxurious than a wine-tasting trip to the Napa Valley. The world-class destination boasts wineries, boutiques, Michelin-star restaurants, and scenic landscapes. For an unforgettable taste of wine country, take this round-trip narrated helicopter flight to visit to one of region's finest vineyards, located on the Silverado Trail. While most Napa helicopter tours operate out of a local airport, this state-of-the-art chopper actually lands at the winery. It's a Viator VIP that you can't book anywhere else!

Start this stylish tour with morning pickup from your selected San Francisco location for a short ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to the charming town of Sausalito. Board your helicopter, limited to six passengers, to fly north over the San Francisco Bay toward wine country.

Touch down at Rutherford Ranch Winery, a family-owned estate. It is among the some 40 wineries that stud the Silverado Trail, a 29-mile (47-km) route that became Napa Valley's first permanent road in 1852.

Once you hop out of the helicopter and take in your surroundings, meet one of the winery's employees for a guided tour of the vineyards. The town of Rutherford is a renowned cabernet belt, and your guide points out some of the characteristics of the grape as you amble along groomed paths. Feel free to ask questions about winemaking as you approach your intimate lunch spot in the heart of the vineyards.

Within a clearing of twisted vines, find a private 6-person table. Sample three or four wines paired with gourmet food prepared on-site. Soak up the late-summer sun and the earthy aromas as you nibble on tapas-style bites,
which might even include olives from the estate's 100-year-old grove, and learn more about the wine you taste. It's truly a farm-to-table experience.

After your hosted visit, you don't have to worry about traveling far. Your helicopter has been waiting at the winery to take you back to San Francisco! Whirr heavenward, admiring Napa's zigzagging vineyards below. Continue over more pastoral landscapes before you get more aerial views of iconic San Francisco sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Land at the Nob Hill, Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf locations, where your Viator VIP experience concludes.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from August to October.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Awesome day out. If you're going to go to Napa and you want to do something special and totally unique, this is the tour to do. Arriving at the winery in a helicopter was seriously cool and the wine tour and lunch were perfect. The flight over San Francisco on the way back was spectacular and the whole experience was flawless. I can highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This tour was unbelievable - pure luxury and perfection from beginning to end! After being picked up from our hotel, we were driven across the Golden Gate Bridge where our helicopter awaited us. The helicopter was beautiful and brand new. Then we were whisked away for a flight over the beautiful Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley where we then landed right in the vineyards of the winery! It was amazing! The winery tour host met us right upon landing, gave us a private vineyard and crush pad tour, followed by a private, sit-down wine tasting. Lunch was delicious and provided by the famous Oakville Grocery - there was so much food that we actually ended taking some back with us. Then on the way back, we did a great city tour in the helicopter, seeing Alcatraz and the skyline. Plus, they actually flew us UNDER the Golden Gate Bridge! Amazing! Overall, this tour was A+ and was an unforgettable experience.
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