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Napa Valley Open Air Wine Trolley Tour with Lunch

Napa, United States

From $125.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Make your day in wine country memorable on a fun tour aboard the Napa Valley Wine Trolley. The open-air cable car is a replica of the historic trolleys seen in San Francisco and offers gorgeous views of the vineyards as you travel to three wineries to sample the local blends. An expert guide will accompany you along the way, providing entertaining and factual commentary about Napa’s rich history. Midday, stop for a lunch at Ottimo Napa Valley, a local favorite.
  • Napa wine country tour by open-air trolley
  • Experience Napa’s gorgeous scenery from a fun and unique perspective
  • Ride in a replica of a historic San Francisco cable car
  • Visit three family-owned wineries or tasting rooms
  • Pickup and drop-off from Oxbow Market included

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Pick-up from San Francisco is NOT included
  • Gratuities
  • Wine-tasting fees at each winery (USD$30 to $40 per winery)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Oxbow Public Market
    610 1st St, Napa, CA 94559, USA

    Trolley will arrive around 10:00 AM across the street from the Oxbow Public Market at 610 1st St, Napa in the south parking lot. You will see the trolley and hear it ringing its bell. Pick up is between 10:00 am and 10:15 am. Trolley will depart at 10:15 sharp.

Start time

10:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your wine country experience will begin with pickup at Oxbow Market in Napa. Hop aboard the open-air Napa Valley Wine Trolley and soak up the views as you take off. A local guide will join you on board to pass along stories about the region’s wine culture and history.

You’ll make stops at three family-run wineries or tastings rooms. Learn about the local cellars, their notable varietals and what makes this region one of the best in the world. (Please note that wine-tasting fees range between USD$25 - $35 and are not included with your ticket.)

Stop for lunch catered by Ottimo Napa Valley, a local favorite. All served family style!

After lunch with your fellow travelers and a full day of wine tasting, your trolley will return you to Oxbow Market. There are several wonderful dining options in the area if you’d like to continue exploring around Napa.

Oxbow Public Market

You’ll be picked up at Napa’s Oxbow Market in the late morning for a 6-hour tour on the Napa Valley Wine Trolley, an open-air vehicle modeled after a historic 1890s San Francisco cable car. Enjoy the wind in your air as you take in the beautiful sights and smells of Napa wine country. Your friendly, knowledgeable guide will keep you entertained with commentary and stories about Napa’s history and wine culture.

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Napa Valley

Visit three or four family-owned Napa Valley wineries for private wine-tasting sessions. Your hosts will explain the different varietals you taste and give you a background on the wineries (wine-tasting fees are not included; fees range between USD$25 and $40). Stop for lunch catered by Ottimo, award winning Chef Michael Chiarello's Italian Eatery and tasting room. Enjoy gourmet sandwiches, side salads, and desserts. All served family style! You’ll have plenty of wonderful photo opportunities throughout your tour, and your guide will be happy to take a photo of your group so you can document your memorable day in wine country. At the end of the day, you’ll be taken back to Oxbow Market – there are plenty of delicious dining options here if you’d like to have dinner after your tour.

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Your pick up is at Oxbow Market and the Trolley Departs at 10:15 do not be late.
  • Jackets and rain protection are recommended in the winter months
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • No consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed while riding the trolley
  • You MUST advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Napa Valley Wine Trolley operates “Rain or Shine” year-round. However, if there is a chance of rain, high winds, or unforeseen mechanical problems, we may have to substitute the trolley for a mini-bus. Napa Valley Wine Trolley reserved the right to substitute or change wineries at any time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Yes, you need to purchase your tastings at each tour yourself, but this is clearly indicated in the sign up and if you've done any research ahead of time you'll find it is standard for any Napa tour.
228 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great way to spend the day!
Courtney_P, Jan 2023
Had a great time on the trolley! Driver was informative. Would have been nice to have a recap to remember which wineries we visited!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you, that's a very good idea and will start on that right away. Thank you for the wonderful suggestion.
Let Someone Else do the Driving
Ronald_S, Dec 2022
Comfortable shuttle van. Informative and safe driver. Good stops and a very easy way to see Napa and surrounding communities.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review. Sorry that that the rain caused us to take an alternative vehicle but so happy that you enjoyed every part of the tour.
Very fun for wine newbies
Danielle_G, Dec 2022
Richard was a fantastic tour guide. My husband and I are not big wine drinkers but wanted a safe way to see Napa and found the tour educational and fun. Lunch was delicious. I would highly recommend to first time Napa visitors!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review with us. The Trolley is indeed a great and safe way to see the valley. Glad you enjoyed so much.
Tour Trolley
Elaine_C, Dec 2022
A Great Local Tour Guide very friendly and knowledgeable. Tasted some great wines and the whole day was thoroughly enjoyable. Would highly recommend the Tour and will be telling friends and family, Thanks Guys👌🏻
1 traveler found this review helpful
The Weather in Napa Always Favors Wine!
Marla_W, Nov 2022
Brian was a great tour guide! The experience was so much better with the beautiful outdoor Napa air!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review. Glad you had such a great experience. Come see us again.
A one time only Experience.
Luisito_S, Nov 2022
The Tour and Wine tasting 😋, Some of the establishment. Charges fees even if my wife doesn't drink and do the wine tasting 😒 So I don't recommend you going going ,If someone doesn't drink in your group. $30 to $40 for 3 glasses for the wine tasting 🤔
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for the review. We understand that some people just go on the Napa Valley Wine Trolley for pure sight seeing reasons but it is primarily a wine tasting tour. Each winery has limited seats to welcome guests in who are interested in tasting their wines. Therefore the winery requests that those that are not tasting wines but take the tour and sit with the group pay the tasting/tour fee. Spitting the wine out and not swallowing it is common practice here in the valley. Or the winery also has some very nice gardens to wander through if you prefer not to pay the tasting / tour fees.
Trolley Tour
Jenn_M, Nov 2022
We had a wonderful day with our driver Brian. Each vineyard was lovely. Highly recommend this trolley tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Would definitely go again
Megan_B, Oct 2022
The open trolley was such a cool experience. Our driver, Richard, was so knowledgeable. He was so nice and welcoming, and really made the experience so fun.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review and glad you didn't feel it was overpriced like cheap guy above.
Great time. The driver...
Constance_D, Oct 2022
Great time. The driver was very nice and knowledgeable about the area and it's history. Thank you for
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for the great review.
Friends Napa Getaway
Nora_R, Oct 2022
We enjoyed visiting several wineries trip was fun and we learned a lot about the wines and wineries!
Fun with Friends
Lisa_T, Oct 2022
Fun with friends and meeting new people. Brian did a great job and made sure everyone had a great time.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for the wonderful review.
Great Experience
Sara_W, Oct 2022
The trolley was a lot of fun due to the mix of stops. If you have time in Napa Valley, the wine trolley is a must.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the kind review.
Wine trolley day!
Paige_C, Oct 2022
Lexi was a great host! The trolley is a great experience and a great way to spend the day visiting a few different wineries. For the sake of time management since each person has to pay per wine tasting at each winery a suggestion to maybe do a QR code at each table to make it easier on the wine host. Also for lunch more food should be provided for the guests. A lot of wine is consumed and that was very little food for the amount of people and wine given. But great people and great experience
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Paige, thank you for your review and suggestions. I will look into some of your thoughts to make payments more efficient. Will also look into the QR code.
Fun in Napa
Michelle_W, Oct 2022
Richard was the BEST! Def a great experience, made friends and enjoyed Napa all around. Must try the trolley tour you will not regret it!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank your for the wonderful review. We think Richard is the best too.
Great Experience
Doris_P, Oct 2022
We had a great experience on our tour. The wineries we visited were nice, as well as the lunch. At both wineries the hosts were very pleasant and informed, even our server at lunch provided firsthand information regarding his time working at a winery. The time spent at each location was perfect, not too rushed or too long. While you never know who will be on the tour, our group was very nice and we enjoyed talking with those we met. We even had a recommendation from one fellow traveler for a winery and decided to schedule a tasting.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the review.
Fun Tour !
Don_T, Oct 2022
Great tour. So fun and to ride in an open trolley. Our tour guide Richard was very informative. We loved the wineries we visited !
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the review. Its take a special kind of person to not like having fun on a wine trolley with others. Im glad you not one of those people.
Not worthy
vqxnxp26yb, Oct 2022
The Viator ticket said 10:30 am, the electronic ticket said 10:15 am. When I used "contact tour operator", they said we need to be there at 10 am. We arrived at 10:20 am and trolley was not there so we had to drive to 1st tasting to meet the trolley. In addition, the trolley driver, Richard, purposely omitted us when he shard the grapes. The wineries they chose, hosts are good with marketing but insufficient knowledge about wine making. Wines are acid, not Ph balanced.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your comments, we appreciate hearing about ways to improve. The tour itself starts at 10:30. However we have pick up locations throughout downtown. Your pick up spot is not the only one. As special as you may be we have other special people on our tour as well. We have a stop after you at 10:20. If you notice on your tour confirmation, its says in three different areas that your pick up at the oxbow is at 10:00 - 10:15 and it also says we will "leave the oxbow at 10:15 sharp. However if you dont read the entire email and stop at the headline you would miss this, and it sounds like you did read it through. Wines taste can be subjective, not everyone tastes the same. As you will notice from the 95% of our other solid reviews Richard is a great tour guide and the tour is extremely well liked. Sorry you didn't feel the same way as 95% of the other people on the tour.
Must do in Napa
Myranda_L, Sept 2022
Richard was an amazing host and tour guide! This was one of the highlights of our visit. All the venues were set up and ready for our group when we arrived! Everything was fabulous! I would definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thank You so much for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your time on the trolley. We look forward to having you come see us again.
Richard our tour guide...
Maggie_G, Sept 2022
Richard our tour guide was really great and had a lot of fun facts and anecdotes about the area. The lunch was great (salad, pizza, sorbet), everyone on the tour agreed it was a lot more than we expected. We were made to feel like our tour was unique and a special experience. Well worth the money.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thank You for the kind words. We are glad you had a great time.
Great Tour
Monte_F, Sept 2022
The weather was pushing 115°, so we had an air conditioned bus instead of a trolley. The wineries were all super informative and so was the driver. Lunch was great too. Overall, an amazing experience.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thank you for the kind words! We are glad you had a great time with us.


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