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Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

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$279.35

This scenic, relaxing Napa Valley wine-tasting experience takes you from San Francisco to downtown Napa to ride the historic Napa Valley Wine Train. Traveling through wine country in a restored antique train, enjoy views of the rolling hills and lush vineyards of St Helena, Oakville, Rutherford and Yountville as you enjoy a gourmet 3-course meal. Hop off the train at the winery of your choice for a guided vineyard tour and tasting session. Choose from three different itineraries to visit Raymond Vineyards, Grgich Hills Estate or Charles Krug Winery to taste the best wine that Napa has to offer!
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
- Dress code is smart casual
- Any reserved seats not claimed within 10 minutes prior to departure may be released for resale
- Duration of tour is based on an approximate basis and does not include travel time
- Not wheelchair or scooter accessible
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-4209

Head to the Ferry Building in San Francisco on the morning of your tour. Depending on the day you select, you’ll take the ferry (Mon-Fri) or a bus (Sat-Sun) to Vallejo, where you’ll then hop on a shuttle and travel north to Napa.

Stop At: Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559-1925

Board the Napa Valley Wine Train in downtown Napa and journey north through beautiful Napa Valley wine country. You'll be served a gourmet 3-course lunch prepared to your specifications from the highly acclaimed onboard restaurant, which uses fresh ingredients, sustainable produce, humanely raised meats and line-caught or farmed fish (see below for a sample menu).

Choose from three different itineraries, listed below. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure. All transfers and tastings are included. After your winery tour and train ride, you'll be taken back to San Francisco.
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Sample Menu

Appetizer (choose one)
• Baby lettuce salad with candied walnuts and smoked goat cheese in a honey cider vinaigrette
• Soup du jourMain Course (choose one)
• Roasted beef tenderloin on a black truffle potato cake with onion and cambozola cheese
• Grilled pork tenderloin stuffed with wild mushroom polenta on vegetables in a truffle port reduction sauce
• Coriander chicken breast in a wild mushroom pappardelle pasta with pesto
• Grilled salmon on fingerling potatoes and sautéed baby spinach in a coconut curry broth topped with a calamari salad
• Winter squash polenta with a spinach-ricotta portabella and yam-stuffed pepper in a tomato-basil coulisDessert
• Changes dailyDrinks
• One glass of wine (Valley First option only)
• Coffee and tea
• Espresso, cappuccino, soft drinks, juices and mineral water (additional cost)

Duration: 15 hours

Departure:

Departure point:

Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

Departure time:

Duration:

9 hours 30 minutes

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Kevin S

My husband treated me to a romantic getaway, and the wine train was absolutely fabulous! Would do it again.

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SueB

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!

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Fred W

The train was great. The food was excellent. BUT THE SERVER? About as 5 star as it gets. What GREAT service. Made the entire trip and well spent time. Should have done this sooner.

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pamokojie

Wonderful experience!

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Tracy B

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.

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Susan R

amazing excursion there is nothing we would change great crew on train and informative

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Luciana R

Excellent! I am glad I did not miss it.

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Gail B

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.

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Pamela M

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.

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Roberta C

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.


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Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour
Overview:

This scenic, relaxing Napa Valley wine-tasting experience takes you from San Francisco to downtown Napa to ride the historic Napa Valley Wine Train. Traveling through wine country in a restored antique train, enjoy views of the rolling hills and lush vineyards of St Helena, Oakville, Rutherford and Yountville as you enjoy a gourmet 3-course meal. Hop off the train at the winery of your choice for a guided vineyard tour and tasting session. Choose from three different itineraries to visit Raymond Vineyards, Grgich Hills Estate or Charles Krug Winery to taste the best wine that Napa has to offer!

From USD

$279.35

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