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All aboard! Roll through Northern California’s famous wine country on the renowned Napa Valley Wine Train. Pass through charming towns like Rutherford and St Helena, and soak up the postcard-worthy scenery of rolling hills, vineyards and estates through large picture windows on the 3-hour round trip. Explore the beautifully restored vintage train cars, and then take a seat for a gourmet lunch or dinner freshly prepared by the train’s acclaimed on-board restaurant. It’s a memorable and relaxing way to experience the flavors and beauty of Napa. 

Highlights

  • Travel aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train for a unique Napa dining experience!
  • Ride a restored antique train through gorgeous Napa Valley
  • Admire stunning views of rolling vineyards on your round-trip ride to St Helena
  • Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet meal and dessert
  • Explore the train's multiple cars and visit the kitchen to see the expert chefs in action

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What You Can Expect

Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa Valley Wine Train

Meet in the vibrant Oxbow district of downtown Napa and hop aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train. This meticulously restored antique train takes you on a relaxing, scenic 3-hour round-trip ride through stunning Napa Valley.
Sit back and soak in impeccable views of Napa’s gorgeous vineyards as you travel north to the quaint village of St Helena, passing the towns of Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford along the way. When your eyes aren't pasted to the large viewing windows offering stunning vistas, you’re encouraged to explore this unique train during your journey – you may even visit the kitchen car to watch the head chefs work their magic while preparing your gourmet meal.
You’ll sit in your choice of the first or second seating section, depending on when you’d like to enjoy your meal. Choose from a fresh, seasonal menu, and enjoy a delicious meal prepared to your specifications (see Itinerary for a sample menu). This highly acclaimed restaurant prides itself in using fresh ingredients and sustainable produce, as well as humanely raised meats and line-caught or farmed fish.
You can choose to enjoy a casual lunch or more formal dinner. Before or after your meal, head to the lounge car to enjoy enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine from the bar (own expense) and lounge on the loveseats.
First Seating SectionIn this seating section, enjoy soup or salad followed by your choice of main course on your ride to St Helena. Top off your unique dining experience with coffee and dessert in one of the lounge cars during your return trip to Napa.
Second Seating SectionIn this seating section, you’ll be served appetizers on your ride up to St Helena; on your return trip, dine on soup or salad and then enjoy your choice of main course followed by dessert.

Itinerary

Lunch Sample Menu
First Course (choose one)Baby lettuce salad with candied walnuts and smoked goat cheese in a honey cider vinaigretteSoup du jour
Main Course (choose one)Roasted beef tenderloin on a black truffle potato cake with onion and cambozola cheeseGrilled pork tenderloin stuffed with wild mushroom polenta on vegetables in a truffle port reduction sauceCoriander chicken breast in a wild mushroom pappardelle pasta with pestoGrilled salmon on fingerling potatoes and sautéed baby spinach in a coconut curry broth topped with a calamari saladWinter squash polenta with a spinach-ricotta portabella and yam-stuffed pepper in a tomato-basil coulis
DessertChanges daily
DrinksCoffee and tea (included)Espresso, cappuccino, soft drinks, juices and mineral water (additional cost)
Dinner Sample Menu
AppetizerCured meats, artisan cheeses and olives
First CourseBaby lettuce salad with candied walnuts and smoked goat cheese in a honey cider vinaigrette

IntermezzoHarlequin sorbet
Main Course (choose one)Roasted beef tenderloin on black truffle potato cake with onion and Cambozola cheeseGrilled salmon on fingerling potatoes and sautéed baby spinach in a coconut curry broth topped with a calamari saladMediterranean-style grilled lamp chop with fennel, spinach and sautéed potatoes in a red wine reduction sauce topped with an olive tapenade Winter squash polenta with a spinach-ricotta portabella and yam-stuffed pepper in a tomato-basil coulisSpecial of the Day (ask your waiter for seasonal specialities)
DessertChanges daily
DrinksCoffee and tea (included)Espresso, cappuccino, soft drinks, juices and mineral water (additional cost)

Customer Reviews

Kevin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

While the concept was intriguing, I had doubts about this trip. All doubts were erased as soon as we got moving! The boarding process was very well organized, and the accommodations were superb, and the food terrific. I've been something of a train buff forever, so this was also fun in that regard. The views as we slowly rolled up the valley were beautiful. Of course, it didn't hurt that our best friends were with us! Highly recommended.

Cristina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The trip was very pleasant and relaxing. The staff were extremely friendly, and very smart on the Napa Valley area. Our waiter, Josh, had grown up there, and was very knowledgeable on the different winery's, and how they grew the grapes. The scenery, was so Georgeous! The food was excellent!! Just the right amount of food on your plate, and very gourmet! Highly reccommend it!

Kareatha G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was a great experience. I recommend all to check it out, and I would definitely do it again

Jacob B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was awesome! Got the sweet wine flight and the salmon for the entree. Everything was fabulous. I would so do it again.

Jack B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic food and service

Carol G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very worthwhile three hours spent on the train. Excellent service, delicious food, and informative commentary along the route. I would especially recommend this as a relaxing break from days spent walking the streets and hills of San Francisco.

Jacobi K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Georgia L K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Had a wonderful time. Raymond Vineyards was so elaborate and guide was very friendly Dinner on train was excellent

Joanne J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

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