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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.
Our driver, Brian, was excellent! He was funny, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about a variety of subjects. The only improvement I would make would be more time spent in Muir Woods. The park was very beautiful and I wanted to spend more time there. Other than that, I would highly recommend this tour! Well worth the money!
Tour guide was energetic, highly knowledgeable regarding historical facts about the area, and went above and beyond to make sure we had a pleasant time. Muir woods was beautiful, but I could have stayed there for hours. The wine tasting was wonderful. We ended up buying tons of cheese, pear vinegar, and blood orange olive oil.
I highly recommend this tour !! Amazing driver, dynamic, funny, always learning to us facts about every area we crossed.
Muir woods : love it ! maybe 30 min more would have been better.
Wineries we visited we amazing, beautiful and all different from each other. Great wine of course.
Sonoma was also great to visit, but 2 hours can be a lot, so 1h30 should be enough, adding the 30 min. to Muir Woods
Foi ótima, o guia nota 10, muir e as viniculas visitadas são muito boas e o final para fotos surpreende todos. Vale cada centavo.
This was an excellent tour and I would highly recommend it to visitors the the area. In addition to being super friendly, our tour guide, Paul, was amazingly well-informed about local history, wildlife, plant life and the wine making process in general. A very informative trip. You start the day with almost two hours at Muir Woods, which is more than enough time. Then you visit a winery, the city of Sonoma and two more wineries. All were excellent stops and there was plenty of great wine to be had. A definite highlight of our trip to San Francisco.
This was such a great tour - just what we were hoping for! Our tour guide Brian was friendly, knowledgeable, responsible, and excited for us. Muir Woods is beautiful - and the three wineries were the perfect number for one day. The van was comfortable and clean - highly recommend!
We enjoyed our tour enormously. We left on time, had a comfortable coach, and our guide was knowledgeable and a great presenter. We were very pleased with the entire day.
Trip was great. Tour guide was very professional and knowledgeable, and made us feel very welcome. Muir Woods was beautiful, very peaceful first thing in the morning. Unfortunately, the wine tour portion of tour was canceled due to the wild fires in Sonoma and Napa valley. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and firemen affected by the fires. I hope the wine region will survive.
This was a really amazing tour and we visited the Muir woods and three wineries in Sonomo County. The tour was a very small group of 14 people and we first went to Muir woods. The place was very calm, nice and one where you can connect with nature. There were multiple trails and it took us 1 hr to complete the mid sized one. The onsite gift shop is also good and had a nice collection. From there we went to wine tasting in Sonoma County and enjoyed the experience. We did get a chance to view the vineyards and taste the wonderful wine. We ended up taking couple of bottles and really enjoying them. The bus driver was very nice and knowledgeable. He was aware of all the facts and managed to answer most of our queries.
You get to see a lot in a few hours...Muir woods was spectacular and the wine tastings were fun. The driver, Richard, added a lot of information along the way. The unfortunate part is that you don't get to pick your bus mates...in my group everyone kept to themselves until after several tastings then the conversations started and the tour become more interesting.
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