Take a memorable ride through world-famous vineyards aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, complete with a gourmet lunch. Settle into the gorgeously refurbished historic train and enjoy the passing scenery through large picture windows. Savor a three-course lunch in an antique dining car as you roll through the charming towns and sprawling vineyards of Napa Valley. Disembark at your choice of winery for a guided tour and tasting. It’s the most relaxing, elegant way to see Napa.
Napa Valley Wine Train and winery experience
Visit one or two Napa wineries for a guided tour and wine-tasting session
Enjoy a scenic, relaxing ride on the famous Napa Valley Wine Train
Savor a freshly prepared, gourmet 3-course lunch on board
Admire views of rolling vineyards on your travel through St Helena, Oakville, Rutherford and Yountville
Skip the stress of driving and experience Napa in style with a ride on the renowned Napa Valley Wine Train! This historic train has been lovingly restored to its original splendor and offers a unique and leisurely way to explore the world-famous winemaking region. Admire rolling vineyards and mountain ridges through large viewing windows, and roll through the picturesque towns of St Helena, Oakville, Rutherford and Yountville.
Seated in an elegantly appointed dining car, savor a gourmet three-course meal from the highly rated onboard restaurant. Make your selections from a menu featuring sustainably farmed meat and fresh local produce.
Visit one or two local wineries for a guided tour and tasting, depending on the option selected at booking. See Itinerary below for complete tour details and a sample menu. All tours include tasting fees and transfers.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Excellent food and service
, Jul 2019
Very enjoyable, but on the expensive side for a 3 hour trip. The train ride itself was not very long but the visit to the winery was very good and they gave everyone more than the usual amount of wines to taste.
The train ride was great and food was very good, but this happened at the end. The Raymond vineyards was the worst, most tacky, preposterous vineyard I've ever seen. It would be difficult to imagine being able to create something this terrible on purpose, but boy were they able to. The guide from the start said the owner was eccentric and that "we would see what she meant later".
This tour was incredibly expensive and to have this vineyard be the non-train focal point should honestly come with a warning label. Aside from the joke that was the wine tour, we were instructed to get back to the bus "no later" than 12:30 which we all did (probably because we all wanted to escape), and then headed to the train pick-up point where we ended up waiting on the bus for about one hour. The bus slowly got hotter and hotter and we were allowed to leave it until the train got there. Then after the train finally got there we waited another 45 minutes for the train to actually start moving. WTF was the point of getting to the bus at 12:30 again? As bad as the vinyard was, it's still better than waiting in a hot bus for an hour.
The only reason why this is 2 stars instead of 1 is because the eventual train ride was still fun, and the food was good. But in no way would I ever do this tour or any other train for wine train again.
It was fun, but the meal and dessert were just alright. Choices were either Carrot cake OR Pumpkin with chocolate Mousse for the desserts. For the price we paid, they should have at least included a glass of wine.Otherwise, the train ride was fun and the wine tpur at Grgich was fun.
A great experience and a bucket list check-off for my husband and me. The train was very beautiful and the whole experience was well run and organized. Parking was plenty and the waiting area/station was clean and comfortable.The meal was outstanding. A great time for an anniversary or just some free time to hang with friends. It was pricey (but worth it).
Took the Wine Train to Grgich Hills winery; I wanted to experience the train and not be in a bus going from winery to winery. One hour train ride to winery, one hour in winery, one hour train ride back. The lunch was excellent; a starter and then the meal. On the way back was the dessert. I enjoyed everything and the train was not crowded that day; I can see on the weekends it is probably not so good. Had our own table. Just be advised that any drinks beyond tap water, you are being charged for, along with tips for the servers (at your discretion but they suggest $10-15 per person). The train is pretty expensive to begin with and I don't think kids would enjoy any winery tours, so I would NOT recommend bringing kids on this only because there are cheaper options for train rides without wine tours in the area. I think this is perfect for couples and maybe groups of people who have the same tastes.
Inviting Napa train station with ample parking. Very delicious lunch! Great wait staff. Not too much room between tables-felt crowded against group sitting behind us. Really liked sitting for coffee and dessert once we moved to car with seats that faced out side of train. We were led to believe the train was round trip but only rode from Napa north to wineries we were provided with motor coach from train to both wineries an then back from st. Helena to Napa. Enjoyed both Krug and Raymond tours!