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Temecula: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

1. Temecula: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

After being picked up from your hotel or accommodation by your guide, journey to 4 different local wineries, where you’ll learn about the wine-making process and what makes Temecula Valley wine so special.  You will have the opportunity to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes vintner’s tour of one of the wineries. Also included on the tour is an idyllic picnic lunch from a top-rated local eatery at one of the winery stops. Each winery will be curated to make sure you get to taste and learn about a variety of different wines, in order to comprehensively experience Temecula’s wine region. When booking, please select a food option from the list below and write in your selections in the notes during the booking process: •  Chicken Caesar Salad  •  Mediterranean Chicken Salad  •  Eggplant Caprese Sandwich •  Turkey Club Sandwich •  Classic Italian Sandwich •  Artisan Cheese & Deli Plate  •  Roast Beef Sandwich  •  Viva Chicken Wrap All lunches are served with a chewy Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie and bottled water. Spinach wraps are available as an alternative for ciabatta bread. Side house salads are served with Italian vinaigrette.

Temecula: Guided Sidecar Wine Tasting Tour

2. Temecula: Guided Sidecar Wine Tasting Tour

Ride in a fun tandem sidecar on the open road on this guided wine tour of Temecula. See beautiful Californian scenery, taste local wines, and learn about the city's fascinating history from your guide. Meet your guide and begin your 2-hour guided ride throughout Temecula wine country. As you ride in style in a tandem sidecar, feel the wind rush through your hair and marvel at the beautiful scenery. Hear about the sights you pass from your sidecar driver. Throughout your tour, enjoy stops at local wineries, where you can see the making of wine up close. Enjoy a tasting at each vineyard, and decide for yourself which winery is your favorite. Finish your tour with a visit to one scenic destination. Depending on your tour, visit Akash Winery, Bella Vista, or Mt. Palomar Winery!

Temecula: Private Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

3. Temecula: Private Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Get a bird's-eye view of Temecula on a sunrise hot air balloon flight. Float amongst the clouds as you take in vistas of the surrounding mountains and cities. Take part in a tradition that dates back to the 1780s, when hot air balloons first took flight. Spend approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour in the air and wrap up the tour with a breakfast pastry and a glass of champaign. The crew will take pictures of your experience from the ground, which are free to download post-flight. Private hot balloon rides are ideal for special occasions, proposals, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. Choose a complementary basket banner to commemorate the occasion: Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, or Congratulations.

Amazing Temecula Scavenger Hunt Adventure

4. Amazing Temecula Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn Temecula into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Temecula. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your amazing scavenger hunt adventure will start you in the heart of Old Town taking you "back in time" as you discover the many transformations of Temecula over the course of history by the arrival of the stage coach, the railroad, and large ranching spreads.

Temecula: Guided Wine Tour of Local Wineries W/ Cheese Plate

5. Temecula: Guided Wine Tour of Local Wineries W/ Cheese Plate

Explore the Temecula Valley Wine Country with a guide who will be with you through each of the 4 winery stops along the way. Taste a flight of wines at each place, and a snack of cheese and cured meats. Cross the best of California's wine tasting with a knowledgeable tour guide. Visit four different wineries on the tour – with a meat and cheese plate and snacks included – and savor the hundreds of award-winning wines. Learn from an experienced vintner about the process of making and curating wine. Your guide will also introduce you to each of the 4 wineries on the tour. Complete your tour with transportation back to your accomodation.

Temecula: Tour to 2-3 Temecula Wine Country Wineries

6. Temecula: Tour to 2-3 Temecula Wine Country Wineries

Uncover the beauty of the Temecula wine country on this private tour. Travel to 2-3 wineries to discover the secrets of winemaking. Take a relaxing stroll through sun-kissed vineyards.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up early in the morning from your accommodation in Orange County. Sit back in a comfortable and air-conditioned van and take in the stunning scenery as you drive through the Temecula wine country. Immerse yourself in the winemaking process as you explore the wineries. Walk through the vineyards where grapes ripen to perfection in the California sun. Breathe in the fresh countryside air as you admire the rolling foothills. Have time at each winery to purchase some wine or get some lunch. Find out how wine is produced directly from the source. Return to your accommodation in Orange County at the end of your tour.

Temecula: Private Wine Country and Shopping Day Trip

7. Temecula: Private Wine Country and Shopping Day Trip

Enjoy a day of shopping and trying Californian wines on a private trip from Los Angeles or Orange County cities to Temecula. Benefit from a schedule based on your needs and spend time at your convenience. Get picked up in either Los Angeles or Orange County cities and drive to the Temecula region in a private vehicle. Your first stop is at Lake Elsinore Outlet Mall. Shop major retail brands at discounted prices and feel free to leave your belongings in the vehicle as you hunt for bargains. After shopping, continue on to Temecula Valley Wine Country. Choose to stay at one winery or instead visit several ones (if time allows) for wine tastings (at your own expense). Then head out to Old Town Temecula to explore, shop, or dine on your own. From the old town, conclude your day trip with a relaxing ride back to your original pickup point.

California: Downloadable Audio Guide for Highway 1 and More

8. California: Downloadable Audio Guide for Highway 1 and More

Complete your road trip around California with an audio guide featuring 169 locations and 3 hours of audio in 1 app. Listen to the recordings as you take in views at Yosemite, Mt. Whitney, and Zabriskie Point, experience the unique cultures of Silicon Valley, Santa Monica, and Hollywood, and drive down Highway 1. Feel at ease taking in the views while the app uses GPS to find your location and suggest stops. From famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge to lesser-known gems like Moss Landing, appreciate the wealth of beauty and history in California with detailed audio descriptions.   Stop and start your journey as often as you please, there’s no constraints once you download the app and activate your audio guide. If there’s a specific site you’d like to visit, manually choose audio guides from the built-in map or from a list.

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What people are saying about Temecula

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 125 reviews

I took my mom to this event and we had a great time! Everything about this tour was wonderful and Ben, our driver, was amazing and took the time to speak to each of us. I can't wait to go back!

John our driver was super nice and helpful and the whole experience was just awesome. We will definitely come back from Chicago to do this again.

Your guide was very friendly and helpful! We had a great time!