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Napa Valley Wine Train: Gourmet Express Lunch or Dinner

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Activity provider: Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa Valley Wine Train: Gourmet Express Lunch or Dinner

Activity provider: Napa Valley Wine Train

From US$ 180.60 per person

Enjoy a decadent journey aboard an elegant vintage train through the Napa Valley and back to another time: the glamorous days of rail travel. Embrace a slower pace and delight in gourmet cuisine as you soak in stunning vineyard views.

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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  • Travel through the lush Napa Valley countryside and be transported back in time
  • Enjoy a delicious multiple course gourmet meal
  • Choose from a breathtaking lunch voyage or an exquisite dinner, enjoyed in stylishly refurbished antique rail cars
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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.

  • Welcome splash of sparkling wine
  • Multiple course lunch or dinner (depending on the option chosen)
  • Train journey through the Napa Valley
  • Coffee and/or tea
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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The arrival of the Napa Valley Wine Train will be announced one half hour before the scheduled departure. Please wait for your seating section to be called.

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  • The dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The menu changes seasonally
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 20 reviews

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This was such a fun activity! Once we checked in to our train, everything was great! The train, the servers, everyone took such good care of us. The food was delicious and excellent quality and quantity. I had the salmon, my husband had the beef medallions. Both were succulent! The wines were excellent and served beautifully. Will do this again with our family. Thanks!

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March 29, 2022

What a fun experience! It’s not often you are able to experience a trip on an antique train let alone one where the journey is through some of most scenic landscape in the country - the Napa Valley. Start in a dining car with a choice from a selection of gourmet lunch options and then move to a bar car where you lounge and take in views of the rolling vineyards while the friendly and engaged staff serve dessert and drinks for the rest of the journey. A one of a kind experience!

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March 18, 2022

My friends and I had a very lovely and relaxing day on the Napa Valley Wine Train. The train itself was beautiful and we felt as though we had been transported back to another era. We relaxed with a delicious lunch as we passed by the beautiful scenery. We rolled past vineyards and wineries and even got to step outside to take in the fresh air. Our servers were all incredible, taking us to see different parts of the train. They were also extremely knowledgeable about the area and had lots of interesting information about the wineries we were passing. We purchased a couple glasses of wine during the 3-hour ride and got to relax in the dessert car looking out at the wine country. I highly recommend this experience and I will definitely be back with family or friends.

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March 15, 2022

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