See two of the most popular destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area on a full-day tour that visits Muir Woods National Monument, and the wine country of Sonoma. Take a scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to the redwoods, then continue further north to visit premium wineries in northern California. Your guide shares informative commentary with your small-group tour, providing a comprehensive introduction to this part of northern California.
After morning pickup from centrally located hotels near Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf, your small-group tour leaves San Francisco via the Presidio and Golden Gate Bridge.
Wind through the hills of Marin to reach Muir Woods where you can see one of the Bay Area's few remaining old-growth redwood forests. Hear about this national monument, which was a favorite location of the famous conservationist John Muir. Have free time to take a stroll among the towering trees, and perhaps spot deer, owls or blue herons during your early morning visit, the best time to visit before the afternoon crowds arrive.
Continue to Sonoma to visit three local wineries for tastings. You might sample a California Zinfandel, cool-climate Chardonnay, a full-bodied Cabernet or other varietals. Take in views of the vineyard-covered hills and hear from the winery staff about the wine-making process.
After your first wine tasting, stop for lunch at the historic Sonoma Square where you can choose from a range of restaurants (own expense). Your final two tastings take place in the afternoon.
The return drive to San Francisco includes a photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. Your tour ends with drop-off at your starting point near Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square.