Ride the Napa Valley Wine Train, enjoy a gourmet lunch, and tour a vineyard on this tour from San Francisco. Travel through scenic wine country on this antique train, passing through Yountville, Rutherford, Oakville and St Helena as you dig in to a 3-course meal. Disembark at Grgich Hills Estate, Charles Krug Winery or Raymond Vineyards to receive a guided tour and taste the wines for which Napa is famous.
Napa Valley Wine Train and winery tour from San Francisco
Take a relaxing, scenic 2-hour ride on the famous Napa Valley Wine Train
Enjoy picturesque views as you travel through St Helena, Oakville, Rutherford and Yountville
Sit down to a gourmet 3-course lunch on board
Visit one or two Napa wineries for a guided vineyard tour and wine tasting
All tastings, tours, lunch and ferry/shuttle transport included
Make your way to the San Francisco Ferry Building and catch a ferry (weekdays) or a bus (weekends) across the bay to Vallejo. From here, climb aboard a shuttle and drive up to Napa. Once you reach downtown Napa, board the Napa Valley Wine Train and get settled in your seat as it chugs forth into the scenic countryside. Watch out the window as the hilly vineyards roll by or spend some time exploring the interior of the painstakingly-restored antique train. Enjoy lunch from the critically-acclaimed restaurant onboard, which uses fresh, seasonal ingredients that are locally-sourced. (See below for sample menu.) Pick from three different itineraries, listed below. All transfers and tastings are included in this tour, and you must check in a half hour prior to your departure. At the end of your 5-hour train ride and wine tasting excursion in Napa, you will return to San Francisco.
The wine train was a fantastic trip. The only disappointment was that we only found out that the train journey for our particular vineyard (Raymond) was only one way once we had arrived at the train station. We were taken by coach to the vineyard and returned on the train. That said the tour of the vineyard was excellent, the host was very knowledgeable and there was plenty of wine to drink. The meal on the train back was superb and we enjoyed a bottle of wine that we had purchased at the vineyard. The other niggle was at the ferry port on the way out from San Fran, there was no organisation that made it obvious where to go, the ferry conductor was very helpful and was happy for us to use our printed itinerary as the ticket for the ferry.
We had the greatest tour guide ever ! I highly recommend this tour ❤️ I can’t remember her name but she was an African American woman with dreadlocks 😍 Extremely knowledgeable and well spoken ❤️ I can’t wait to return in the summer
Sitting around the train station both coming and going to the winery took up more time than the tour of the winery. Lunch on the train was fine but rushed.This time( our second) was not as good a tour of the winery and the guide spent the most time trying to sell wine rather than give an informative tour....kind of sad.
We had a blast! Every single part of this tour was amazing. We took a ferry from San Francisco, and then were picked up in a beautiful luxury van for the trip to the train station. Our driver showed us some of the sites, and when we arrived at the train station, we checked in with the extremely friendly staff, and had a beautiful, comfortable and roomy lounge to wait for our train. Being from the east coast, we aren't used to such unending courtesy, but it felt wonderful! The train is magnificently restored, and beautiful, so our ride was wonderful. We were pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was too, and our Ambassador tour gave us a tasting at two wineries. We toured Krug and Raymond, which was a great choice since it gave us the historic and the modern, and we had a blast. Plus, tasting all that wine didn't hurt, but this was a beautiful day, and we were treated so wonderfully, like were were old friends coming for a visit. This is a must do and we had a great time!
From start to finish an amazing tour. Very informative, the bus over from San Francisco gave us a look at the area before arriving at the train station, the train is lovely, the food was delicious and the Grgich wine vineyard tour was top notch. Would do this again!
The core part of the tour which was the Vineyard tour and the Train tour was wonderful. The transportation to Napa and the transportation back to San Francisco was confusing because of the Holiday. The problems were due to the fact that this tour was on a Holiday Monday. Our written instructions differed from the way it actually went because the Ferry schedules were on Holiday hours, but virtually nobody on the tour knew that. In fact, we nearly missed the last Ferry to SF at the end of the tour because our bus driver gave us the wrong departure time. Only by observation and word of mouth kept us from being stranded in in Vallejo. The to/from SF logistics for Holidays need some work! Take this tour on a regular day and you will probably be fine.
This was such a wonderful tour for my bday! The train, the food and amazing staff. Then the winery ...wow. Amazing vino and grounds.
Excellent from beginning to end. Our bus driver made the tour...the fires broke out that evening so sad as he was from Santa Rosa..hope he and the family were fine.
This was a good trip but not one that I would recommend.
We waited at the Napa train for 1 1/2 hours after our train ride and tour of Raymond vineyards. The tour and tasting was informative. At the station we asked repeatedly if we could access the shuttle to the ferry earlier because we did not want to shop in Vallejo which is a small town. We were told we had to wait until other tours arrived.
About 15 minutes before the 4:00PM scheduled shuttle departure I went outside and saw the shuttle. About 5 minutes later one of the reservation persons came out and said there are no other guests and we could have left earlier. The shuttle attendant had been there for over an hour!
Certainly not well coordinated.
The train ride was fine. Food excellent. Just a lot of ferrying, shuttling, waiting. I think a bus tour would have been easier and a more efficient way to accomplish this tour.