From San Francisco: 2-Day Muir Woods & Wine Tasting Tour

From San Francisco: 2-Day Muir Woods & Wine Tasting Tour

From $569 per person

Visit the towering redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument and enjoy California's Wine Country at your own pace on this relaxing two-day getaway with the ease of an organized tour and the flexibility of traveling on your own.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel in San Francisco
Small group
Limited to 18 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Muir Woods and see the giant Redwoods
  • Enjoy a drive through Sonoma and Napa Wine Country
  • Taste fine wines at several Sonoma and Napa Valley Wineries
  • Relax in a Tuscan-style hotel overnight
Full description
Day 1 This wine lover's tour begins with a hotel pick-up between 08:00 and 09:00. After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and a quick photo stop (fog permitting), head through the Marin Headlands to the Muir Woods National Monument. Muir Woods is one of the last old-growth coastal redwood forests in the San Francisco Bay Area. The marine layer fog provides the cool, moist environment that supports an amazing abundance of plant and animal life, from the coastal redwood to the slimy banana slug. After about an hour and a half in this tranquil preserve, we make our way to Sonoma. The northern California wine country covers an immense area extending from the Pacific Coast to Central Valley in the east and from Marin County in the south, well into Mendocino County in the North. Wine appellations in the Northern California Wine Country abound with delicious varietals. For example, the Sonoma Valley alone boasts over 30 grape varieties and over 200 independent farmers. The area includes over 300 world-class wineries and tasting rooms, from palatial European-style villas to rustic family-run operations where you are made to feel like a member of the family. On our Redwoods and Wine Hotel Tour you get to live the California wine tasting experience. In the afternoon you will be dropped off at your accommodation in downtown Sonoma, located within walking distance of Sonoma Square. Your guide can provide you with suggestions for restaurants, sights, tasting rooms, and local wineries to fill your free time in this renowned wine region. Day 2 The second day begins whenever you want to wake up! You will have the morning to do whatever you choose to fill your time: taste cheese samples at the Sonoma Jack Cheese Factory, visit the Mission San Francisco de Solano, the northernmost mission in California, or peruse the boutique shops that surround this center of commerce. The choice is entirely up to you. In the late morning, you will meet up with the group for more wine tasting in the Glen Ellen area, eventually heading into the famed Napa Valley. Our first stop will be the Benziger Family Winery & Biodynamic Vineyard, where you will enjoy a close-up look at the vineyards, fermentation facility, and crush pad on a comfortable tram tour. You will also have a chance to walk through their barrel caves. The tour is approximately 45 minutes long, and includes a special tasting of Benziger's biodynamic and other award-winning wines. Lunch is next. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a shaded patio (included in the tour price; your order can be arranged ahead of time). Then, you’ll head to Imagery winery to taste more award-winning wines and browse through their fine art gallery! In the afternoon, travel over to famed Napa County for more wine tasting in Oakville, Yountville, or in the town of Napa. The landscape of rolling hills laced with rows of wine grapes is impressive and will provide a romantic backdrop for memorable photographs. If time permits, a stop for a glass of sparkling wine can easily be integrated into this tour (optional). On the way back, stop for an evening view of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the city illuminated in the background. The tour will conclude with hotel drop off at approximately 18:00-19:00.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your San Francisco accommodation
  • Accommodation at a hotel near Sonoma Square
  • Selected wine tastings in Napa and Sonoma and a flight of beers
  • Lunch on day 2 (starting 1 April 2014)
  • Transport in a biofueled mini-coach
  • Some wine tasting fees (depending on itinerary)
  • Muir Woods entry fee (USD 15)
  • Guide gratuity (optional)
  • Meals and other beverages
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • This tour is not appropriate for people under the age of 21.
  • Lunch options: all sandwiches are made with whole wheat bread, mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion. They also come with a piece of fruit and a brownie or cookie.
  • Choose from the following:
  • Turkey sandwich and side of pasta salad
  • Roast beef and side of potato salad
  • Ham sandwich and side of potato salad
  • Vegetarian sandwich and side of coleslaw
  • (Sandwich may also include olives, sprouts, peperoncini, cucumber, avocado)
  • Overnight tours cancelled within 15 days of tour departure are subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Passenger no-shows and cancellations within 24 hours of tour departure will be charged 100% of tour price. We reserve the right to modify or cancel tours due to lack of participation, vehicle breakdowns, or weather and road conditions.
  • Pricing for double occupancy is quoted per person and is based on 2 persons sharing a room.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5.0/5
  • Organization
    4/5
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A lovely time with guides Zach and Aaron!

Day 1: Zach was informative, entertaining, and helpful. He took our group of twelve to Muir Woods, three wineries and a brewery where we enjoyed some great wines and beer. It occurs to me that a little drinking makes for convivial tour-mates, because by day's end everyone was sharing stories, laughing, and having a great time. It was good to have Zach safely drive us. He dropped the 2-day tour folks off at our lovely hotel in Sonoma. Day 2: Aaron picked us up the next morning. The wineries were nicer on this day. It rained, which is unusual for that time of year, but Aaron was able to make adjustments to the usual plan so we didn't miss a thing. The only thing I have an issue with is the fact that admission to Muir Woods is not included in the price of the tour. It was not a surprise to us; it was clearly stated in the given info, but including it in the title of the tour is misleading. It's not like there was another option unless we wanted to sit in the parking lot!

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June 18, 2017

This was a great get away. Staying overnight in Sonoma was relaxing.

The Muir forest was amazing. Just enough time to walk around there. The wineries we visited were small except for one The Best Western in Sonoma was just what we needed. Nice pool,steam room and hot tub. Mitch was a great guide.

August 1, 2014

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