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Overview

Take a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train, including lunch, during this 11-hour tour from San Francisco. After transportation via ferry and shuttle from San Francisco, climb aboard the restored antique train to enjoy a gourmet, locally-sourced lunch and wine pairing. Travel through the Napa Valley's rolling vineyards for 3 hours towards the charming town of St Helena.

  • Enjoy a unique, scenic dining experience aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Ride a restored antique train through gorgeous Napa Valley
  • Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet lunch and a glass of wine
  • Admire gorgeous views of rolling vineyards on your ride to St Helena
  • Round-trip transport from San Francisco included

Arrive at the Ferry Building in San Francisco to board a ferry (Monday-Friday) or bus (weekends) to Vallejo. In Vallejo, transfer to a shuttle that will take you to the starting point of the Napa Valley Wine Train.

Climb aboard the antique restored train, where you'll be shown to your seat and poured a welcome glass of wine. Relax and enjoy the views out of the train's large glass windows as it travels north through Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford on the route to St Helena.

Take a break from the gazing at the scenery to explore the antique train. Visit the kitchen car to watch your gourmet lunch being prepared or stop by the lounge car to enjoy a cocktail or another glass of wine (own expense.)

Choose the first or second lunch seating (see Schedule & Pricing below for details.) The menu is seasonal, and features fresh, in-season ingredients (see Itinerary below for a sample menu.) The highly-acclaimed restaurant uses sustainable meat and produce and sources ingredients from within the Napa Valley whenever possible.

Hop off the Wine Train in St Helena in the early evening to board the shuttle for Vallejo, and take the ferry or bus back to San Francisco.

Itinerary

Sample Menu
Appetizer (choose one)Baby lettuce salad with candied walnuts and smoked goat cheese in a honey cider vinaigretteSoup du jour
Main Course (choose one)Roasted beef tenderloin on a black truffle potato cake with onion and cambozola cheeseGrilled pork tenderloin stuffed with wild mushroom polenta on vegetables in a truffle port reduction sauceCoriander chicken breast in a wild mushroom pappardelle pasta with pestoGrilled salmon on fingerling potatoes and sautéed baby spinach in a coconut curry broth topped with a calamari saladWinter squash polenta with a spinach-ricotta portabella and yam-stuffed pepper in a tomato-basil coulis
DessertChanges daily
DrinksOne glass of wineCoffee and teaEspresso, cappuccino, soft drinks, juices and mineral water (additional cost)

Reviews

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P
, Jun 2018

I absolutely loved this tour. I recommend it to everyone.

L
, Mar 2018

Very disappointed with this trip the food was excellent, however, the rest was a letdown, and certainly not worth the price paid.

A
, Dec 2017

Great way to see the wine country. Beautiful!

A
, Dec 2017

Great way to see the wine country. Beautiful scenery!

D
, Aug 2017

A most enjoyable and brilliantly organised day

s
, Jun 2017

We started our trip at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The bus was waiting there as described. The trip to the train station was comfortable and without issue. Unfortunately, when we arrived at the train station, there was a 2 hour wait to board the train. The actual ride on the train, as well as the scenery were nice. The meal was great and the service on the train was outstanding. We were offered a small glass of wine while enjoying appetizers. For the meal itself, we were tasked to buy any additional wine. At the conclusion of the train ride, we had yet another hour and a half wait for the bus back to San Francisco. I understand that transportation was provided from many different areas however, it would be much preferred to stage the train trip closer to the arrival time. We spent 3 and a half hours waiting for a 3 hour train ride. I am not sure I would recommend this unless you were driving yourself so that arrival and departure times could be controlled a bit better. The bus dropped us off at the ferry station. We had only our vouchers to show the ferry agent. Fortunately, there were very few passengers headed back into San Francisco. He simply shook his head and let us board. The bus driver didn't know what the process entailed, so we were left to somewhat fend for ourselves with the ferry. A ferry ticket would have been helpful as well.

R
, Mar 2017

This was a great experience and exactly as described when you book. The bus to Napa we went on a Saturday was good, the driver was informative and entertaining. The train ride was outstanding. We ate lunch in the second seating they tell you when you get there if you are first or second seating. The scenery was great. It was a a cold, rainy day. At this time of year the vineyards are bare, but the hills were green and the fruit trees were in bloom. The food and drink on the train was excellent. In our party we had the salmon, steak and chicken and everyone was very happy with their food. There was about an hour of free time before and an hour and a half after the train ride in downtown Napa. The ferry ride back to SF was fine. We didn't know there were two stops - you can get off at Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf or at the Ferry Building where the tour started.

L
, Jan 2017

I really had a wonderful day on this tour, I got two wine tasting boards so I drank five glasses of different wines whilst relaxing in the lounge on the first half of the tour and then the next whilst having a superb lunch in the restaurant. What a marvelous tour, relaxing, excellent service and very tasty food with some good wines from the Napa valley that your traveling through.
Highly recommend this tour.

E
, Jul 2016

Such a great time! Excellent food, nice staff.

M
, Jun 2016

The train and lunch was fabulous. Great food and beautiful scenery. Explored the length of the train, all the way to the engine. One disappointment - the dome car was out for refurbishment and not there to see. Also, if you are taking the tour on Saturday or Sunday - you will have the bus to the wine train, but you are taking the ferry back to SF - this was not clear in the paperwork. Also, left SF at 8:15 and returned at 6:00pm - allow more than the stated 7 hours. All in all, a must see and do!


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