All Napa Valley Wine Train tours depart from downtown Napa along the Napa Valley Wine Train rail line, but some tour packages include a roundtrip transfer from San Francisco or Vallejo. Opt for a train trip with a gourmet lunch or dinner tour to either bask in the sun or watch it set through the windows or from the deck of vintage Pullman railcars elegantly restored with brass accents, Honduran mahogany, and etched glass partitions. All wine tours include a multiple-course gourmet meal freshly prepared on board but vary in their winery tour options. Gourmands might prefer to ride continuously for three hours for an uninterrupted train dining journey, while wine enthusiasts may choose a five-hour option that stops at tasting rooms of famous wineries along the way.
- The wine train ride is a perfect romantic excursion for travelers 21 and up.
- Dress for heat or wind (depending on the time of year) if you plan to enjoy sitting on the deck.
- Bring proper photo identification for wine tastings.
- Dressing up is recommended, but many opt for more casual attire.
Those with access to a car will find the drive to historic Napa relatively easy from anywhere in the Bay Area. The drive from San Francisco to Napa is about 52 miles (84 km); as with most major metropolitan areas, leave plenty of time to account for unforeseen traffic. Those without access to a car may want to consider renting one for the day or opting for a tour that includes round-trip transportation from San Francisco or Vallejo, as public transportation options to Napa are severely limited.
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This scenic, relaxing Napa Valley wine-tasting experience takes you from San Francisco to downtown Napa to ride the historic Napa Valley Wine Train. Traveling ... Read more
Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
For an unparalleled Napa Valley experience, hop aboard the historic Napa Valley Wine Train! Travel through wine country in a restored antique train and stare ... Read more
Location: Napa, California
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)