5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Viator VIP: Napa by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Lunch

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 near one of the region's best wineries, situated in the southernmost part of Napa Valley, for a guided tour, tastings and tapas. 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, take a 5-minute drive and 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
  • Visit a renowned winery on the Silverado Trail for private wine tastings and tapas with a wine expert
  • 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 heart of Napa wine country.

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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 sprawling vineyards, 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 in the southernmost part of Napa Valley.

Start this VIP 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.

Take a short drive on a scenic road to arrive for a guided tour and paring at the Jamieson Ranch Vineyards. Jamieson is the southernmost winery in the Napa Valley, one of the world’s most famous winemaking regions. The estate is more than 300 acres of gently rolling hills and terraced vineyards benefit from the cooling fog and breezes from the nearby San Pablo Bay, climatic conditions that favor the production of exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Indulge yourself with a guided wine tasting and food pairing. Our wine educators will lead you in the essentials of creating as well as enjoying pairings. Enjoy this culinary delight on a veranda with sweeping views of the property.

After your hosted visit, you don't have to worry about traveling far. Take a 5-minute drive to the airport for your helicopter flight 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 April to October.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful. fab wine tasting experience, excellent pilot. Thoroughly enjoyed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An awesome experience. Very well organized with a great pilot and a fabulous wine tasting event.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The pilot was amazing, Vineyard wine tasting amazing as well. Will definitely use Viator again..Everything was fantastic, from shuttle to get there to shuttle and driver departing, Thankyou

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was really amazing
We were picked up from Union Square, driven across the Golden Gate Bridge to get to the helicopter
Mark, our pilot was great, very informative on the trips
Winery tasting also really great
The trip back was awesome
Just do this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Fantastic experience, just as advertised, would highly recommend it. Short flight to/from Napa and a relaxed yummy lunch with complimenting wine samples. Pilot was very friendly and informative as were the staff at Jamieson Ranch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

My Partner and I had a great time on the trip through to Napa and time at the winery. It would have been great to have a little more time at the winery as it felt a little rushed but the wine and food pairings were excellent. The trip back and tour of the city via helicopter was fantastic as the fog had lifted a bit - so the golden gate bridge was 'up close and personal' as we went under and over it. Expert piloting and local knowledge from our pilot and bus driver as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing! The only thing I would change, is to have more time at the winery. The heli ride was so exciting and fun, the winery was beautiful and the lunch was delish!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The wine and lunch were both delicious and Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is the quintessential Napa winery, but it was the helicopter to and from that made this tour unforgettable. A perfect way to spend an afternoon in the Bay, if you ask me.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Nice tour. Helicopter was awesome. Wish we would have flown over more of Napa, but winery was beautiful, and lunch was good. Worth the money.

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