3 Days in Napa & Sonoma: Suggested Itineraries
By Viator, May 2015
The Napa Valley Wine Country is the premiere destination for wine enthusiasts in the United States with an unrivaled history of quality wine making. Napa and Sonoma make up California's most famous wine region, home to hundreds of wineries and acres upon acres of beautiful vineyard country. Learn about the history of wine making and how to best pair wine and food from the seasoned experts at the numerous wineries.
Day 1: Wine Tastings and Vineyards
Enjoy the views of rolling vineyard hills while tasting wines from world-renowned wine makers including V. Sattui, Madonna Estate, and Chandon on the Wine Country Tour. If you have more time, check out the Wine Country Day Trip and learn the best wine tasting techniques while enjoying a picnic lunch. The Wine Country Explorer Pass gives you great deals on wine tastings and discounts at associated retailers. Tour the cutting-edge facilities of the new "biodynamic vineyards" on an Eco Wine Experience.
Day 2: Muir Woods
Combine your visit to the various wineries with a stop at Muir Woods, home to some of northern California's famous redwood sequoia trees. This national monument is the site of a virgin forest of California Coast redwood trees, among the oldest and tallest on Earth. Explore one of the few strands of old-growth redwood forest in the Bay Area at this national park. Take a ranger-led walk to learn all about the forest's fascinating ecosystem.
Day 3: San Francisco and Alcatraz
Nearby San Francisco is a photogenic place to spend a day after two days in the Californian backcountry. On your way into the city, stop in Sausalito for some of the best views of the San Francisco skyline. Enjoy a tram-ride through the city's famously hilly streets, stop for lunch at a waterfront restaurant, and spend the afternoon touring the famous Alcatraz prison.
Tours & Tickets
If you think wine is all that Sonoma has to offer, think again! Visit an African savannah at Safari West, a family-friendly wildlife preserve near Santa Rosa ... Read more
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Bring friends and loved ones along for an intimate wine-tasting experience at the Williamson Wines tasting room in Healdsburg, in the heart of Sonoma wine ... Read more
Location: Healdsburg, California
For an unparalleled Napa Valley experience, hop aboard the historic Napa Valley Wine Train! Travel through wine country in a restored antique train and stare ... Read more
Location: Napa, California
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Visit three wineries in Napa Valley’s northern regions of Calistoga and St Helena on the Napa Valley Wine Trolley! Traveling on a motorized replica of a ... Read more
Location: Yountville, California
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (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. ... Read more
Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Discover the foodie side of wine country on this 3.5-hour food and wine tour of Healdsburg with a local guide. The charming town of Healdsburg is one of Sonoma ... Read more
Location: Healdsburg, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)