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Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Ride the Napa Valley Wine Train, enjoy a gourmet lunch, and tour a vineyard on this tour from San Francisco. Travel through scenic wine country on this antique train, passing through Yountville, Rutherford, Oakville and St Helena as you dig in to a 3-course meal. Disembark at Grgich Hills Estate, Charles Krug Winery or Raymond Vineyards to receive a guided tour and taste the wines for which Napa is famous.
  • Napa Valley Wine Train and winery tour from San Francisco
  • Sit down to a gourmet 3-course lunch on board
  • Visit one or two Napa wineries for a guided vineyard tour and wine tasting
  • All tastings, tours, lunch and ferry/shuttle transport included
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Round-trip ferry or bus transport between San Francisco and Vallejo
Round-trip shuttle transport between Vallejo and Napa Valley Wine Train
3-course lunch on board
Wine tastings
Winery tour
Coffee, tea and water
Server gratuities (recommended)
Soft drinks, juice and alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the San Francisco Ferry Building and catch a ferry (weekdays) or a bus (weekends) across the bay to Vallejo. From here, climb aboard a shuttle and drive up to Napa.

Once you reach downtown Napa, board the Napa Valley Wine Train and get settled in your seat as it chugs forth into the scenic countryside. Watch out the window as the hilly vineyards roll by or spend some time exploring the interior of the painstakingly-restored antique train.

Enjoy lunch from the critically-acclaimed restaurant onboard, which uses fresh, seasonal ingredients that are locally-sourced.

At the end of your train ride and wine tasting excursion in Napa, you will return to San Francisco.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ferry Building Marketplace
Head to the Ferry Building in San Francisco on the morning of your tour. Depending on the day you select, you’ll take the ferry (Mon-Fri) or a bus (Sat-Sun) to Vallejo, where you’ll then hop on a shuttle and travel north to Napa.
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Napa Valley Wine Train
Board the Napa Valley Wine Train in downtown Napa and journey north through beautiful Napa Valley wine country. You'll be served a gourmet 3-course lunch prepared to your specifications from the highly acclaimed onboard restaurant, which uses fresh ingredients, sustainable produce, humanely raised meats and line-caught or farmed fish (see below for a sample menu). Choose from three different itineraries, listed below. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure. All transfers and tastings are included. After your winery tour and train ride, you'll be taken back to San Francisco. ---------------- Sample Menu Appetizer (choose one) • Baby lettuce salad with candied walnuts and smoked goat cheese in a honey cider vinaigrette • Soup du jourMain Course (choose one) • Roasted beef tenderloin on a black truffle potato cake with onion and cambozola cheese • Grilled pork tenderloin stuffed with wild mushroom polenta on vegetables in a truffle port reduction sauce • Coriander chicken breast in a wild mushroom pappardelle pasta with pesto • Grilled salmon on fingerling potatoes and sautéed baby spinach in a coconut curry broth topped with a calamari salad • Winter squash polenta with a spinach-ricotta portabella and yam-stuffed pepper in a tomato-basil coulisDessert • Changes dailyDrinks • One glass of wine (Valley First option only) • Coffee and tea • Espresso, cappuccino, soft drinks, juices and mineral water (additional cost)
Duration: 15 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Any reserved seats not claimed within 10 minutes prior to departure may be released for resale
  • Duration of tour is based on an approximate basis and does not include travel time
  • Not wheelchair or scooter accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Napa Valley Wine Train

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour.

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  • "Take this tour on a regular day and you will probably be fine." See review
  • "I think a bus tour would have been easier and a more efficient way to accomplish this tour." See review

Reviews

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Wonderful romantic get away!
Kevin S
, Jan 2020
My husband treated me to a romantic getaway, and the wine train was absolutely fabulous! Would do it again.
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Great vineyard. Mediocre train
Chenelle S
, Aug 2019
Very organized and scheduled well. The bus tour guide is very informative. The vineyards are beautiful and the wine tastings are great on foot. Once you’re on the train they charge you for wine and the meals are not up to par. For $350 I expect more. Regardless it was a great experience
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Napa Wine Train
Sunshine583689
, Jun 2019
The wine train was a fantastic trip. The only disappointment was that we only found out that the train journey for our particular vineyard (Raymond) was only one way once we had arrived at the train station. We were taken by coach to the vineyard and returned on the train. That said the tour of the vineyard was excellent, the host was very knowledgeable and there was plenty of wine to drink. The meal on the train back was superb and we enjoyed a bottle of wine that we had purchased at the vineyard. The other niggle was at the ferry port on the way out from San Fran, there was no organisation that made it obvious where to go, the ferry conductor was very helpful and was happy for us to use our printed itinerary as the ticket for the ferry. Superb overall.
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Amazing
GrandTour28186020806
, Dec 2018
We had the greatest tour guide ever ! I highly recommend this tour ❤️ I can’t remember her name but she was an African American woman with dreadlocks 😍 Extremely knowledgeable and well spoken ❤️ I can’t wait to return in the summer
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Too much waiting around
Navigator66752
, Sep 2018
Sitting around the train station both coming and going to the winery took up more time than the tour of the winery. Lunch on the train was fine but rushed.This time( our second) was not as good a tour of the winery and the guide spent the most time trying to sell wine rather than give an informative tour....kind of sad.
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We had a blast! Every single part of...
SueB
, Aug 2018
We had a blast! Every single part of this tour was amazing. We took a ferry from San Francisco, and then were picked up in a beautiful luxury van for the trip to the train station. Our driver showed us some of the sites, and when we arrived at the train station, we checked in with the extremely friendly staff, and had a beautiful, comfortable and roomy lounge to wait for our train. Being from the east coast, we aren't used to such unending courtesy, but it felt wonderful! The train is magnificently restored, and beautiful, so our ride was wonderful. We were pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was too, and our Ambassador tour gave us a tasting at two wineries. We toured Krug and Raymond, which was a great choice since it gave us the historic and the modern, and we had a blast. Plus, tasting all that wine didn't hurt, but this was a beautiful day, and we were treated so wonderfully, like were were old friends coming for a visit. This is a must do and we had a great time!
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Amazing tour!
appzav
, Jul 2018
From start to finish an amazing tour. Very informative, the bus over from San Francisco gave us a look at the area before arriving at the train station, the train is lovely, the food was delicious and the Grgich wine vineyard tour was top notch. Would do this again!
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So much better than I expected
Fred W
, Jul 2018
The train was great. The food was excellent. BUT THE SERVER? About as 5 star as it gets. What GREAT service. Made the entire trip and well spent time. Should have done this sooner.
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The core part of the tour which was...
Gail B
, Jun 2018
The core part of the tour which was the Vineyard tour and the Train tour was wonderful. The transportation to Napa and the transportation back to San Francisco was confusing because of the Holiday. The problems were due to the fact that this tour was on a Holiday Monday. Our written instructions differed from the way it actually went because the Ferry schedules were on Holiday hours, but virtually nobody on the tour knew that. In fact, we nearly missed the last Ferry to SF at the end of the tour because our bus driver gave us the wrong departure time. Only by observation and word of mouth kept us from being stranded in in Vallejo. The to/from SF logistics for Holidays need some work! Take this tour on a regular day and you will probably be fine.
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This was such a wonderful tour for...
Tracy B
, Jan 2018
This was such a wonderful tour for my bday! The train, the food and amazing staff. Then the winery ...wow. Amazing vino and grounds. Excellent from beginning to end. Our bus driver made the tour...the fires broke out that evening so sad as he was from Santa Rosa..hope he and the family were fine.
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