For one of the best wine country tours from San Francisco, combine a visit to Northern California wine country with a Muir Woods experience for a truly fabulous day out. This Super Saver provides two popular tours at one discount price, allowing you to see and taste the delights of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. You’ll begin with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument with an informative guide to stare up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then you'll visit three wineries, with wine-tasting included. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have free time on Sonoma Plaza to buy lunch if you haven't opted to upgrade to the lunch option.
Full-day trip to the Northern California wine country and Muir Woods National Monument, combined at one great price
Explore the giant redwood sequoia trees on easy walking paths
Tour Napa and Sonoma wineries and try 3-5 wines at each
Enjoy a complimentary sparkling wine toast, and explore Sonoma Plaza at your leisure
Take a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and hear expert commentary from a guide
Pickup and drop-off from selected San Francisco hotels
Wine tasting fees included
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Secure visits to 3 wineries after Muir Woods in the morning—a rare combo.
Muir Woods National Monument tour: Hotel pickup in San Francisco starts early for the drive north across the Golden Gate Bridge, meaning you’ll reach Muir Woods before many other tours arrive. On your way out of the city, see the Palace of Fine Arts and the Presidio. Muir Woods National Monument is home to a pristine forest of California coastal redwoods, which are some of the planet’s tallest and oldest trees with heights that can reach 250 feet (76 meters). You have some time here to wander through the grove of trees with your guide, who will tell you about the local vegetation and wildlife along the nature trail while you walk over mossy streams. Then return to the tour vehicle for the drive further north into wine country. Wine country tour: When you reach your first winery in Sonoma County’s Carneros region, you can explore the grounds, enjoy photo ops of the vineyard and sample a variety of wines in a welcoming atmosphere. For lunch, guests can choose one of two lunch options. The first is to venture out on their own and try one of the many cafés and restaurants located in the plaza. The second option is to upgrade their wine country experience to the next level with a private seated gourmet food and wine pairing experience at a local restaurant. They will enjoy delicious local food paired with a collection of California wines. After being greeted with Sonoma Valley cheeses and sparkling wine, guests may select a course such as tomato bisque, pasta with almond-arugula pesto and grated pecorino romano or grilled salmon with seasonal vegetables and balsamic reduction. Afterward, continue your tour to your second and third wineries in Sonoma County or Napa County for more tastings. Enjoy at leisurely stop at each winery, and you’ll have the chance to taste 3 to 5 wines of different varietals, from white to red to sparkling at each stop. Tasting fees are included, and you may purchase bottles to take home, if you wish. See below for a sample of wineries you may visit. Your day trip ends with the drive back across the Golden Gate Bridge. Admire views of the vast Pacific and the rugged coastline before hotel drop-off. Redwoods & Wine Country Escape with Gourmet Food & Wine Pairing UPGRADE • Muir Woods National Monument, Sonoma & Napa Valley in 1 Day • Enjoy an exclusive three course gourmet food and wine pairing! • Lunch for children not included in rate and needs to get paid at the restaurant. NOTE: Tastings are usually held at Madonna Estate Winery, Cline Cellars and Mayo Family Winery, but locations are subject to change, depending on availability.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, May 2019
We had a great trip. The redwoods at Muir Woods were amazing. The visits to the vineyards were informative and relaxed. Sonoma was a beautiful place to spend a few hours. We had a good lunch in the Mexican restaurant. Kimberly our guide was excellent. She was professional, warm and funny to boot. Overall a great trip.
Our tour guide Alberto was great and very knowledgeable. Had an hour to explore Muir Woods and found this to be plenty of time. The first winery was Mayo which had the most wine options and found the employees very nice. Was not impressed with the wine at the second winery but was very picturesque, took a lot of pictures here instead of sampling wine. The last winery, Cline, was nice but felt rushed at this one. The weather was beautiful so we were able to stop and take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge. We decided to eat on our on and found a Mexican restaurant close, only had an hour, so make sure you pick a place not crowded. Over all my friends and I really enjoyed our time on this tour, and thought it was a great way to see a small part of wine country.
Our tour guide was Jake, and he was absolutely wonderful. Jake was knowledgeable about every area we traveled to and gave us unique tips and information about surrounding attractions. He had a great sense of humor as well. I rated only 4/5 for the poor service via Viator as I sent 3 emails over a period of 2 weeks and was only answered the day before my trip. I expect better customer service on their behalf.
This tour is a great way to see wine country. Guide Kimberly is friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. We enjoyed visiting the wineries and really appreciated that we had a designated driver. The VIP luncheon in Sonoma Square was fabulous. We especially liked the Muir Woods tour at the beginning of the trip. We loved that Kimberly kept the tour rolling right along. She was very adamant about leaving times and stuck to the schedule, which was great. The only downside was my husband got motion sickness from sitting at the rear of the bus because there were no free seats closer to the front. If you get a chance to go on this tour - GO!
Very lovely trip, enjoyed the scenery on the ride to both areas.
Muir woods spectacular experience, would recommend.
Wine country, good wine, beautiful country, great place to visit.
Tour guide was terrific, made the trip very special.