1. Napa Valley Wine Train: Gourmet Express Lunch or Dinner
Travel through the lush Napa Valley countryside and experience the pleasures of the past. Back to the romance and luxury of the golden age of train travel of the early 1900s, when guests explored the trains beyond their private quarters. Back to a time when a journey was meant to be savored from start to finish. Guests aboard the Gourmet Express experience both dining and lounge service, with some courses of the gourmet meal served in each car. Heading North, you will start the journey in the dining car, enjoying a delicious multiple course meal followed by dessert with complimentary coffee or tea in one of the lounge cars on the return trip. Fresh California gourmet meals are crafted by the chef and his passionate culinary team in one of three onboard kitchens. Located immediately next to each dining area, you will be encouraged to explore the train, visit the kitchen cars and see the chefs in action. Choose the Gourmet Express for lunch when the sun is bright and high in the sky. For something even more romantic, come onboard for the evening dinner. In the spring and summer, Napa Valley’s vineyards are bathed in beautiful, golden hour sunlight for most of the way, with the opportunity to see some spectacular Napa sunsets. In the Fall and the Winter, when the train departs after sunset, you will experience the romance and adventure of an antique train traveling through the dark, starlit Napa Valley night.