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Santa Rosa: Hot Air Balloon Flight Above Sonoma County

1. Santa Rosa: Hot Air Balloon Flight Above Sonoma County

Enjoy spectacular views and a unique and memorable experience with this hot air balloon ride. Feel the adrenaline of floating high in the air as you admire serene California countryside. Enjoy incredible views and landscapes in a mild climate ideal for ballooning. Gaze down on the region's many wineries and vineyards. Marvel at beautiful sights and the gently winding Russian River. On particularly spectacular days, you may even see the Pacific Ocean, the Napa Valley from afar, and San Francisco 60 miles away. Take part in a memorable experience where every flight is totally unique and no two flights are the same.

From San Francisco: Giant Redwoods Tour with Lunch and Wine

2. From San Francisco: Giant Redwoods Tour with Lunch and Wine

Begin the at the magnificent Armstrong Woods and take a walk among trees that soar 300 feet towards the sky. This is an unparalleled chance to experience trees that have been around for 1500 years. Then move on to Kendall-Jackson winery and culinary garden, and see how the farm-to-table culinary movement is in full bloom. Stroll through the gardens that are the source of vegetables and herbs for some of California’s most prestigious restaurants. Take your time in the gardens. Once you've seen the incredible culinary offerings, Kendall Jackson’s award winning chefs will prepare a four-course lunch paired with some of Kendall Jackson’s finest wines. The seasonal menu is designed with the freshest ingredients from the garden along with locally sourced meats and fruits.

San Francisco Bay Area: Sonoma Wine Valley Private Charter

3. San Francisco Bay Area: Sonoma Wine Valley Private Charter

Experience the wine country of Sonoma Valley and visit the places of your choosing with a private transportation charter for just you and your group. Sit back and relax as your driver takes care of the driving, leaving you free to make the most of your day at the wineries. After pickup at your chosen location, board your air-conditioned vehicle. Depending on your group size, ride in style in a comfortable tour van (up to 10 people), Mercedes Sprinter (up to 14 people), or executive coach (up to 28 guests). Enjoy a customized day that gives you the chance to focus on your interests. Discover wineries, restaurants, and more, and keep cool throughout the trip with cold water onboard. At the end of your day, you'll be dropped off at your location of choice.

SF: Russian River Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Gourmet Lunch

4. SF: Russian River Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Gourmet Lunch

Go on a guided day trip to the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County from Miami, with hotel transfers included. Taste small-batch wines at Hook and Ladder Vineyards and Winery followed by a farm-to-table lunch at one of the most well-known wineries of the region, the Kendall-Jackson Estate. Start with a hotel pickup from San Francisco and head to Hook and Ladder Winery, a boutique winery specializing in pinot noir, old vine zinfandel, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and Bordeaux-style blends. Learn all about the owners, the De Loach family, as well as Sonoma County's unique terroir. Then, continue to Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate, a Santa Rosa winery at the heart of the Sonoma and Napa wine-making scene. See their lush herb and vegetable garden that is the source of ingredients for some of the Bay Area’s most prestigious chefs, including the team preparing your 4-course lunch. Stroll through 4 acres of sprawling gardens and discover the farm-fresh flavors they have to offer. The menu includes a fresh catch from the coast, locally sourced steak, Sonoma and Napa Valley cheeses, and more. Enjoy a decadent dessert and limited-release wines paired with every course. After lingering over the last bites of dessert and sips of wine, it’s time to return to San Francisco. On the way back, enjoy views of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sausalito, and Marin County. Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge to click photos.

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based on 5 reviews

This was the best tour I’ve ever experienced. Phil is knowledgeable, kind, and friendly. The tour was entirely safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, and I felt comfortable the whole time. I highly recommend the tour and Best Bay Tours in general. I would love to take another tour the next time in the the Bay Area.

Amazing tour! Phill was an amazing tour guide and the experience was perfect for out of Towners!

The tour was very nice. Our driver was excellent and explain many of the sites on the tour.

very nice...Mike the pilot was wonderful a little expensive, but a worthwhile experience