There are many tours from San Francisco that can take you to nearby wine country. Here are our top picks.

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October 21, 2019

Visit Wine Country with These Tours from San Francisco

Northern California's wine country has several places in which you can be surrounded by picture-perfect scenery, partake in fun activities, and above all else, enjoy world-famous wine. Wine country is just a short drive from San Francisco, making it a perfect day-trip or weekend getaway. Here are some of the best wine country tours from San Francisco.

Why Take A Wine Country Tour From San Francisco?

San Francisco offers food, sports, and entertainment, but nearby Napa and Sonoma have dozens of the world's best wineries. While visitors can drive to wine country, taking a guided tour from San Francisco offers a more memorable way to discover the region with the help of the expert tour guides. Most importantly, guided tours make it easy to sit back, relax, and not have to worry about driving yourself.

Wine Country Tours from San Francisco

Extranomical Tours

Extranomical Tours takes travelers to places around and throughout San Francisco. If you want to go on a wine tour with Extranomical, there are a number of options.

Their most popular is the Wine Country & Redwoods Tour, where a stop at Muir Woods is followed by three wineries in Sonoma, one of which includes a gourmet lunch. This tour is offered every day and lasts for nine-and-a-half hours.

The Wine Lover's Tour is a private tour where you and your party travel by limousine. On this tour, you'll go to four to six different wineries. if there's a favorite winery you've wanted to visit, you can add it to the itinerary.


Gray Line of San Francisco

Take a smooth-riding Gray Line Bus to both Napa and Sonoma. Starting at 9 a.m., you can get picked up at Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, or right from your hotel. Your journey will take you to a number of different wineries throughout the day, from large franchise wineries to smaller family-owned-and-operated ones.

At lunch time, you'll stop at Yountville for a hardy lunch at V Market Place. Looking for a great deal for the whole family? Tickets for children age 11 and under are more than half-off.


Green Dream Tours

Green Dream Tours has tour packages that can take you to Napa, Sonoma, or both regions. Half-day tours consist of two wineries that span four and a half hours, while full day tours consist of three wineries that span eight and a half hours.

Each tour takes you to different wineries, so no two tours will be exactly the same. Private tours are also available upon request.


Incredible Adventures

Incredible Adventures has two great options if you are looking to enjoy a tour of wine country. Their Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour takes you through Muir Woods, followed by three great wineries where you can taste amazing vintages.

The Napa and Sonoma Eco Wine Tour takes you to four to five wineries. Each tour is nine to ten hours long, with the Eco Wine Tour being private.


Napa Valley Wine Country Tours

Rather than cruise wine country in a tour bus or train, how about in style with a classic limousine? Climb into your limo at 8:20 a.m. at Union Square with a continental mimosa breakfast and then be on your way to four of wine country's best vineyards.

At lunch, you'll be pampered with a delightful four-course picnic and an olive oil tasting. Your chauffeur will be with you every step of the way and demonstrate all he or she knows about wine.


Skyline Sightseeing

Skyline Sightseeing offers three options for those looking to visit wine country.

The Half Day Wine Country Tour starts at noon at Fisherman's Wharf and takes you to two amazing vineyards in Sonoma Valley. The Full Day Wine Country Tour kicks off at 9 a.m. Your bus will take you to three stellar vineyards in Napa and Sonoma.

The City and Wine Tour is a combination of a Half Day Wine Country Tour and a 24-hour pass around downtown San Francisco, where your bus fares are free for a whole day. You can even tour downtown in an iconic red double-decker.


Tower Tours

Tower Tours brings you to wine country and other destinations around San Francisco on a coach bus. Their wine country tour travels to three vineyards in Napa and Sonoma. Every Wine Country Tour by Tower Tours goes to the same three stops: Madonna Estate, Sutter Home, and Sebastiani Vineyards.

Spend roughly one hour at each vineyard tasting wine and going on a detailed tour of each property. This tour is offered every day starting at 9 a.m. and lasts for around nine hours. At each vineyard, tastings are already paid for.


Tours in Wine Country

Whether you've chosen to do a day trip or stay in wine country for multiple days, there's a ton of fun outdoor tours to take once you've arrived.

Backroads Wine Country Bike Tours in Yountville

If you and your family want to disappear for a week, you can book an epic six-day bike tour across Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve. This tour consists of a winding trail starting in Yountville and ending in Healdsburg. You'll be led by various tour guides through Calistoga, Napa, and Sonoma. At the end of each day, you'll stop and stay at some quaint villages like Bodega Bay and Healdsburg, where there are plenty of charming shops and restaurants to enjoy.

Healdsburg Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Walking Tour in Healdsburg

Want a tour with not much travel involved? No problem. You can take a delectable food and wine tour in an afternoon in the charming downtown of Healdsburg. Among the town's wineries and eateries, you'll get to taste exclusive wine and learn how you can properly pair it to different foods. Where your guide will take you depends on the day, and you might come across some of wine country's best-kept secrets. This four-hour tour starts at 11 a.m. with lunch included, so you can spend your free time afterwards to explore the rest of the town's one-of-a-kind attractions.

Napa Valley Bike Tours in Napa Valley

Wine country bicycle tours are some of the most unforgettable experiences of all, with picturesque wineries and colorful nature all around. Your guide will take you right through some of Napa's most beautiful vineyards. Enjoy this 12.5-mile ride with no cars or cityscapes to ruin the view. You can also enjoy a delectable picnic lunch at one of the wineries you visit on the tour.

Napa Valley Wine Train in Napa Valley

Explore wine country on a take a 36-mile round-trip journey from Downtown Napa to St. Helena and back on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Their tours continue to be one of the best ways to explore the region's scenic beauty and top wineries. Their Castle Winery Tour, which includes a multiple course gourmet lunch and a two-hour tour and tasting at the historic Castello di Amorosa, is among the popular wine country tours they offer.


Platypus Wine Tours in Sonoma

Book a tour with other travelers and board a bus on its way to four of the oldest wineries in Western United States. Visit each vineyard, enjoy a delectable lunch, and keep your energy up between wineries with cheese and bottled water. Each tour typically lasts from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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