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San Francisco: Muir Woods Redwoods and Wine Country Tour

1. San Francisco: Muir Woods Redwoods and Wine Country Tour

See the giant sequoia trees at Muir Woods National Monument and discover California's Wine Country on this San Francisco day trip with pickup. Walk in the shadows of the world's tallest trees before enjoying wine tastings at 3 wineries in the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Begin your morning with a convenient pickup at most San Francisco hotels. Take the the scenic drive to California's premier wine country as the tour crosses the Golden Gate Bridge on its way to a unique experience. Walk under and admire giant sequoia trees at Muir Woods National Park. Enjoy a comfortable ride to your first winery experience. Witness the golden scenery as your tour guide shares stories from the region's early winemaking history and prepares you for day that includes touring, tasting, and relaxing at three boutique wineries with characters representative of Napa and Sonoma valleys. Visit three wineries that have been carefully selected to include welcoming presentations by winemakers and educators about their vineyard, winemaking process, and unique features of their wines - most of which are only available for purchase at the winery. At midday, enjoy a generous lunch break and explore the boutique shops, history, and restaurants that surround the charming Sonoma Plaza. Finish the trip together with a memory making photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge before being dropped off at your San Francisco hotel.

San Francisco: Redwood & Wine Country Tour with Lunch & Wine

2. San Francisco: Redwood & Wine Country Tour with Lunch & Wine

On this full-day tour you will spend 1-hour walking in the shadows of the world's tallest trees before learning about the history, craft, and science of winemaking in California’s lovely wine country. Begin your tour with a visit to Muir Woods National Monument (or an alternative park) ahead of the crowds. Stroll along pristine nature trails and look out for native coastal ferns, clover, squirrels, foxes, and even deer. Explore the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Winemaking began here in California's wine country more than 100 years ago. Visit a vineyard, included as part of the day’s excursion, and enjoy a guided tour through a boutique winery, dependent on availability. Afterward, visit Napa Valley for even more tastings. The 3 wineries you will visit on this trip represent a variety of grapes, specialties, winemaking styles, and size of operation, giving you a well-rounded wine country experience and lots of new favorite wines to add to your shopping list.  Your lunch will be a gourmet sit-down meal. Sit together with your group for a table-side presentation of local wines paired with each expertly prepared course of Californian cuisine. Make one final stop on the way back to San Francisco from the wine country at a scenic look-out point with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge where you can get great photos. Please specify your choice of one item per course during the booking process or the local partner reserves the right to choose on your behalf. All courses are paired with wine. First Course - paired with Gloria Blanc de Noir, 3 oz • Petite cheese plate with three assorted Artisan cheeses and fresh fruit Second Course - paired with Robledo Sauvignon Blanc, 3 oz (choose one) • White beans and vegetable soup topped with almond-arugula pesto  • Baby mixed greens salad tossed with citrus fresh herb vinaigrette Main Course - paired with Martin Ray Pinot Noir, 3 oz (choose one) • Mushroom ravioli with pork and beef bolognese, grated parmesan cheese • Grilled salmon over sauteéd vegetables, drizzled with balsamic reduction • Fusilli pasta arugula and almond pesto and grated parmesan cheese • Chicken scallopini mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, and caper butter sauce

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 531 reviews

This tour was so fun! Kimmy was our tour guide and she was so funny. She constantly was throwing jokes and making everyone laugh. My husband and I were on our honeymoon and enjoyed every second of it. We even got a free glass of champagne! Would highly recommend to anyone!

We had a great experience. Highly recommend. Visit small wineries only. Ben was our driver and was awesome.

the trip was excellent only issue was the bus was crowed and hot need a better bus to travel on

Great way to enjoy both Muir Woods and some wineries all in one day

Our driver Judith was awesome! The entire bus had a great time.