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San Francisco: Half-Day Wine Country Excursion with Tastings

1. San Francisco: Half-Day Wine Country Excursion with Tastings

Discover some of San Francisco's best wines on this half-day outing. Visit 2 wineries and 3 to 5 tastings. Enjoy scenic views from your comfortable coach. Start your day in the afternoon, as you head north to the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and marvel at the San Francisco skyline in the distance. Next, drive through the beautiful town of Sausalito, a seaside Mediterranean-like village harbored across the San Francisco Bay and famous for its sweeping views. As the vine-covered hillsides come into view, you will visit 2 favorite wineries of the region for wine tastings and an exclusive estate tour. Experience the inner workings of the wineries and their family history in Napa and Sonoma Valley as an expert wine host walks you through the fermentation process, barrel-aging, bottling, and, of course, tastings of some award-winning varietals. At each winery, enjoy up to 3-5 tastings of their signature blends. Your day concludes with a scenic drive back over the Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco as the sun slowly starts to set into the Pacific Ocean.

San Francisco: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off with Wine Country Tour

2. San Francisco: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off with Wine Country Tour

Experience the best of San Francisco with this unbeatable 1-day package! Hop on our comfortable open-top, double decker bus and explore over 20 iconic sites and attractions that make San Francisco one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Admire stunning architecture and learn about the city's rich history, from the early Spanish settlers to the Gold Rush and beyond. Board a scenic motorcoach trip to the famous wine country, where you'll visit 3 Napa or Sonoma Valley wineries with tastings included. Savor the flavors of the region and learn about the art of winemaking from local experts. Your package also includes a 1-hour guided walking tour of vibrant Chinatown, where you'll experience the culture and traditions of one of San Francisco's most unique neighborhoods. With our live guides, or digital commentary in 10 languages, you'll have the best seat in the house to experience the beauty and excitement of San Francisco. And with unlimited hop-on, hop-off access for a full day, you'll have plenty of time to see it all. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the best of San Francisco in just one day. Stops on the Hop-on Hop-off Tour: • Fisherman’s Wharf, Mason at Jefferson • Fisherman’s Wharf, Taylor at Beach • Washington Square, Columbus at Union (southwest corner) • Financial District, Clay and Battery (northeast corner) • Union Square (across from Macy’s) • Hilton Hotel, Mason at the corner of Ellis • Civic Center, Asian Art Museum on Larkin Street • Fulton Street, Inn at the Opera on Fulton at Franklin • Alamo Square, Fell at the corner of Divisadero • Haight-Ashbury, Stanyan and Haight (across from McDonalds) • Golden Gate Park , at the Music Concourse (in front of the Academy of Sciences) • Golden Gate Bridge, at the North Vista Point • Palace of Fine Arts, Richardson at Francisco • Lombard and Fillmore (southwest corner) • Lombard and Gough (southeast corner) • Pier 39

San Francisco: Half-Day Wine Country Tour with Wine Tastings

3. San Francisco: Half-Day Wine Country Tour with Wine Tastings

Your tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf at midday and we head north, crossing San Francisco’s most iconic landmark - the Golden Gate Bridge. Take in the breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline and Alcatraz Island while riding across the 1.7-mile span of the bridge. The tour continues through the charming seaside town of Sausalito and then passes through Marin County into the world famous wine regions Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. Enjoy the drive through the beautiful scenery with magnificent vineyards along the way, and visit two highly regarded wineries for delicious wine tastings and an exclusive estate tour. A wine expert will introduce the fermentation process, barrel aging, and bottling, and you will be able to taste some of the best wines yourself. Towards the end of the day, enjoy the scenic drive back to San Francisco, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge once more as the sun slowly starts to set into the Pacific Ocean!

Sonoma County: Half-Day Wine Tour with 2 Tastings Included

4. Sonoma County: Half-Day Wine Tour with 2 Tastings Included

In just half a day, discover the best of Sonoma County, California’s famous wine county, on this guided group tour from San Francisco. Taste the best wines of the region, enjoy the Sonoma Valley scenery, and learn about the county’s history. Starting with pickup in San Francisco, cross the Golden Gate Bridge where the San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean and stop at the Marin County Vista Point for magnificent views. From the vista point, see the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz Island, the East Bay cities of Oakland and Berkeley (home of the first UC campus), and the Bay Bridge which connects them to San Francisco. Continue the journey by passing above the hillside houses and yacht marinas of Sausalito and traveling north through the rolling hills of Marin County. Just 35 minutes from the bridge begins beautiful Sonoma Valley, the site of the first winery of California. Today, Sonoma Valley is a world-famous producer of fine wines, cheeses, and olive oils. Visit two wineries, typically one small, one large chosen by our knowledgeable guides with your enjoyment and the diversity of wines in mind. Two tastings at two different wineries are included. Lunch is available for purchase at a winery or during a visit to downtown Sonoma Plaza, a park surrounded by historic buildings including the last Franciscan Mission, restaurants, cafes, shops, and wine tasting rooms. This experience concludes with drop-off back to your hotel.

From San Francisco Bay Area: Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

5. From San Francisco Bay Area: Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

Sonoma Valley Wine Country is home to a number of great wineries and different wine varieties in areas such as the Russian River, Knights Valley, and Dry Creek Valley. Enjoy tastings at three local producers on this all-inclusive tasting experience with lunch and transportation. Start with pickup at your location in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and head to three premier wineries in Sonoma Valley Wine Country. Taste different wines at each location and find out more about the producers and wine-making process. Famous for its varietals of chardonnay, pinot noir, and cabernet, discover three of the best wineries in Sonoma Valley, which may include Larsen Family Vineyards, Viansa, Roche, Iron Horse, Russian River, or Twomey Winery. After the tour, return to a location of your choice within the pickup and drop-off zone.

Guided Private Wine Tour to Napa and Sonoma Wine Country

6. Guided Private Wine Tour to Napa and Sonoma Wine Country

Embark on a wine tasting adventure with a local, expert guide on a one-of-a-kind private wine tour to Napa and Sonoma Wine Country. Enjoy the exclusivity of having a tour guide and vehicle all to yourself and your group. Enjoy the convenience of getting picked up at your accommodation or a location in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma or Napa. Your experienced tour guide will work with you to create a customized itinerary (see sample itinerary) that suits your exact interests and preferences as well as your budget. Typically, you and your group will visit 3-4 wineries depending on travel time, where you would like to go, and how much time you would like to spend at each location. With over 1000 wineries to choose from, your group will not be short on options. Explore endless possibilities from family-run operations with rustic tasting rooms or a larger winery with gorgeous landscaped gardens. You can even do a cave tour for an additional cost and elevate your wine country adventure. Discover the many scenic towns in Napa or Sonoma or both that offer lunch options to satisfy all tastes and preferences.  Relax and reflect on your day as you get dropped off at your preferred drop-off point in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, or San Francisco.

San Francisco: Cheese, Honey, Oysters & Wine Tour of Sonoma

7. San Francisco: Cheese, Honey, Oysters & Wine Tour of Sonoma

SF Bay area is famous for its traditions of winemaking and cuisine. People from other states and all over the world come to visit this place. First, there is the bay and the ocean, which means that there is a huge variety of seafood. Second, Napa and Sonoma valleys are famous for their wines worldwide. Third, immigrants from many countries start ethnic farms and restaurants there. Fourth, it represents a unique variety of climatic zones, that allows to grow lots of agricultural products. During the day you will visit a creamery, a meadery, an oyster farm, a bakery, and 1 or 2 wineries. You will get a unique opportunity to taste grape and honey wines, cheese, honey, seafood, local bread and other delicacies. Our first stop is Marin French Cheese creamery that was found in 1865. Soft Brie and Camembert cheeses are handcrafted according to an old French technology. Their Triple Crème Brie cheese was the first American cheese to win the World Cheese Awards in London in 2005. After buying some cheese, honey, crackers, and wine we will have breakfast by a beautiful pond. You will receive a bottle of white wine as a present from us. The next stop is Heidrun apiary and meadery. This farm produces honey from local wildflowers. They also deliver rare varieties of honey from other states: nut honey comes from Hawaiian Islands, orange honey is from South California, chicory, radish, and carrot honey are from Oregon, buckwheat is from Wisconsin and many other types can be found there. You will have an opportunity to taste all these honey varieties and wine made of it. The owners of the meadery claim it is the only place in the world where honey wine is champagned using traditional Champagne method. After a mead tasting session, we will go for lunch to the oyster farm located on the shore of Tomales bay, a narrow and long bay, where mother nature created unique conditions for oyster farming. You will enjoy the view of fishermen’ boats floating on calm waves from the terrace of the oyster restaurant. You will taste raw, smoked and baked oysters with white wine, freshly smoked fish, and chowder. Next you will meet the Wild Flour Bread bakery that uses a medieval technology of baking whole grain brown bread and fruit pies in a clay oven heated by wooden logs. This bakery opened in 1998 in a beautiful Freestone valley, among fields, barns and cattle. Open from Fri till Mon. Then, we will visit one or two wineries in the Russian river area. McEvoy Ranch is a small farm, known for its olive oil and cosmetics. Over ten wine varieties are produced here. Korbel Winery is known for its Californian Champagnes has over 10 varieties. Enjoy picturesque view of the vineyards and redwoods. Iron Horse Vineyards was founded in 1976. It is one of Sonoma County’s most beautiful estates in the cool, foggy Green Valley. Our tour will let you enjoy the beauty and originality of our land and you will feel the warmth of these memories for long years ahead.

San Francisco Bay Area: All-Inclusive 3-Breweries Tour

8. San Francisco Bay Area: All-Inclusive 3-Breweries Tour

Enjoy an all-inclusive brewery tour of a select region in the San Francisco Bay area and taste premium beer at three different breweries. Choose to explore the Tri-Valley, Oakland/Berkeley, Napa, Sonoma, or San Francisco regions and love the round trip service to your hotel and a picnic lunch. Get picked up in style with a comfortable Mercedes Sprinter and experience three amazing breweries in your region of choice. Learn about how each location makes their own brew and taste the results with a flight of beer. Sip on cool water in the car, and at the final destination, get driven safely to your hotel after a day of fun and beer.

From San Francisco: Napa and Sonoma Private Wine Tour

9. From San Francisco: Napa and Sonoma Private Wine Tour

Hire a luxury SUV or 14-passengers van with a professional driver/guide and enjoy the beauty of the Wine Country! Bring your friends, relatives, or co-workers for an unforgettable day in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa! Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and take pictures at Vista Point near the Lone Sailor Monument! Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Wine Country! Hills and valleys, vineyards and wineries! Learn about the history of California and San Francisco! Taste wine! Meet people! Have great lunch in one of the hundreds of great restaurants in the wine country! Visit 2-3 out of 600 wineries! We pay for 2 tastings at 2 different wineries. If you want, you can book one more tasting at one more winery. Choose yourselves or let us choose for you! Taste red, white, and sparkling Californian wines! Learn the history of the most famous wineries! The tour lasts on average 8 to 10 hours. Return to San Francisco via the Bay Bridge and stop on Treasure Island to take beautiful pictures of the SF Bay, downtown, and the bridges.

From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Wine Country Private Tour

10. From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Wine Country Private Tour

Embark on a private day tour to Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley and discover the best of Californian wine country. Explore the beautiful region with guided wine tastings at renowned local wine producers. Start with pickup from your hotel in central San Francisco. Get to know your private guide and travel by luxury bus to Napa and Sonoma Valley, famous for their fine wine and beautiful scenery. Visit 3 selected wineries, a mix of boutique and large-scale producers, as you drive through the region. You will visit 3 of the following: Madonna State Winery, Roche Winery, BR Cohn Winery, Muscardini Winery, or the Ru Vango winery. During your visits, see how grapes are picked, crushed, blended, and bottled. Walk through beautiful vineyards with your tour guide and then taste the finished product. Learn about the area’s history of winemaking, from the early Spanish missionaries who brought grapevines from Europe to the Forty-Niners who served wines in their saloons. Discover more about winemaking techniques, and shop for souvenirs in local shops. Enjoy some time to purchase some lunch or shop in Yountville or Sonoma Square Plaza, depending on traffic and time. After your day tour, relax on your scenic journey back to San Francisco, with a photo stop at the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge.

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This half day wine tour is a fabulous experience. It was more than a wine tour. We were picked up from Union station and stoped two other places , fisherman warf and Sausalito to pick up more passengers. The Driver Grady provided great history on both areas and made it a great bus tour. By the end of the tour he was Uncle Grady . My friend and I had fun.

We actually had to be switched to the full day wine tour because there wasn’t enough people in the half day so they cancelled it. But the tour was great. We got to experience 3 different wineries and had lunch in Sonoma. Staff was friendly. The drive was scenic.

George was great, wine was great and views were exceptional. The drive was a little longer than expected but well worth it and George filled the time with interesting commentary along the way.

Great tour and experience. We we're even running late to pick up location, tour bus guide accommodated us by picking us up at another location.

Amazing day, lovely wines, beautiful views and the driver was great! Highly recommend !