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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch provided by Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch

Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch
4.5
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£108.14
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Pair world-class wines with views of Napa Valley’s rolling hills, fruit and olive orchards, and endless horizons of vineyards on this wine train tour. A meticulously restored antique train alleviates the hassle of navigating through California traffic and lets you ride through Wine Country in luxury. This tour includes a gourmet lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, Japanese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • See Napa Valley Wine Country without dealing with the California traffic
  • 3-course lunch freshly prepared on board using seasonal ingredients
  • Waitstaff ensures you're comfortable throughout the ride
  • Enjoy views of rolling vineyards on your round-trip ride in an antique train
What to expect
  • Make your way to downtown Napa, and hop aboard the antique Napa Valley Wine Train. Plush seats and large viewing windows ensure a scenic and comfortable ride through Wine Country. Travel north to the town of St. Helena, passing through the small towns and vineyards of Yountville, Oakville, and Rutherford along the way—places at the heart of Napa Wine Country. Take your pick of items from a seasonal menu sourced from local ingredients and humanely raised meats. All food is freshly prepared in an onboard kitchen. When your tour is over the wine train returns you to the original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Russian, Japanese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See Napa Valley Wine Country without dealing with the California traffic
  • 3-course lunch freshly prepared on board using seasonal ingredients
  • Waitstaff ensures you're comfortable throughout the ride
  • Enjoy views of rolling vineyards on your round-trip ride in an antique train
What to expect
  • Make your way to downtown Napa, and hop aboard the antique Napa Valley Wine Train. Plush seats and large viewing windows ensure a scenic and comfortable ride through Wine Country. Travel north to the town of St. Helena, passing through the small towns and vineyards of Yountville, Oakville, and Rutherford along the way—places at the heart of Napa Wine Country. Take your pick of items from a seasonal menu sourced from local ingredients and humanely raised meats. All food is freshly prepared in an onboard kitchen. When your tour is over the wine train returns you to the original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5850TRAIN
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Multi-course lunch
  • 3 Hour Train journey
  • Coffee and tea
  • Entry/Admission - Napa Valley Wine Train
Exclusions
  • Server gratuities (recommended)
  • Soft drinks, juice and alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559, USA Take advantage of our Station Cafe and Gift Shop and introductory video. Arrive at 10:30am
Additional information
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Any reserved seats not claimed within 10 minutes prior to departure may be released for resale
  • Dress code is smart casual; cocktail attire encouraged for dinner
  • Please note: you will be placed in traditional railroad seating, multiple parties will be seated together, sharing a table. This experience is more authentic!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travellers
Inclusions
  • Multi-course lunch
  • 3 Hour Train journey
  • Coffee and tea
  • Entry/Admission - Napa Valley Wine Train
Exclusions
  • Server gratuities (recommended)
  • Soft drinks, juice and alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559, USA Take advantage of our Station Cafe and Gift Shop and introductory video. Arrive at 10:30am
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Any reserved seats not claimed within 10 minutes prior to departure may be released for resale
  • Dress code is smart casual; cocktail attire encouraged for dinner
  • Please note: you will be placed in traditional railroad seating, multiple parties will be seated together, sharing a table. This experience is more authentic!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Napa Valley Wine Train
    1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
    Take advantage of our Station Cafe and Gift Shop and introductory video. Arrive at 10:30am
    See address & details
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    Napa Valley Wine Train
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Travel through the lush Napa Valley countryside and be transported back in time. Back to the romance and luxury of the golden age of train travel of the early 1900s, when guests explored the trains beyond their private quarters. Back to a time when a journey was meant to be savored from start to finish. Guests aboard the Gourmet Express experience both dining and lounge service, with some courses of your gourmet meal served in each car. Heading North, first seating guests begin their journey in the dining car, enjoying their fresh Sonoma greens or soup du jour and choice of entrée—roasted tenderloin of beef, lemon thyme roasted chicken, or gemelli pasta among them—followed by dessert with complimentary coffee or tea in one of the lounge cars on the return trip. Second seating guests sample appetizers and beverages in one of our lounge cars en route to St. Helena, and choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert on the way back to the station. Fresh California gourmet meals are crafted by Executive Chef Donald Young and his passionate culinary team in one of three onboard kitchens. Located immediately next to each dining area, guests are encouraged to explore the Train and visit the kitchen cars and see our chefs in action. Choose the Gourmet Express for lunch, when the sun is bright and high in the sky. Or for something even more romantic, join us onboard for evening dinner. In the spring and summer, the long, warm California twilight means that when you take your Wine Train journey, Napa Valley’s vineyards are bathed in beautiful, golden hour sunlight for most of the way, with the opportunity to see some spectacular Napa sunsets. In the Fall and the Winter, when the train departs after sunset, you will experience the romance and adventure of an antique train traveling through the dark, starlit Napa Valley night. In the spirit of traditional rail seating, you may share the experience—and a table—with another party. Need a bit of privacy? Private seating is available in the Champagne Vista Dome on dinner trains and some private tables (for two) are available on lunch trains.
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4.5
169 reviews
Excellent
105
Very good
29
Average
17
Poor
12
Terrible
6

Shannon D
1 contribution
If you’re thinking about doing the wine train, DO IT!
Sep 2021 • Couples
To be honest, I did not have the highest expectations for the wine train. I did the Gourmet Express lunch time session. I was expecting normal views and subpar/tasteless food. My expectations were blown out of the water. Leroy, our train conductor was amazing and very friendly. He helped my husband with the wheelchair lift onto the train, as well as another party who needed disability assistance. Miguel, the train “manager” (not entirely sure his title) was impeccable and went above and beyond with his service. Very helpful with the entire tour and checked on us to make sure we were okay during and helped with my husband’s mobility assistance. Ricky, the server, also did a great job in making sure that our food was delicious and taken care of. Sherry, who took our drink orders also had a bubbly personality and made the experience unforgettable. I totally loved this tour, the views, the scenery and of course, the drinks. They give you a complimentary champagne to start and delicious appetizers. The food is AMAZING. I did not have such high hopes for the food AT ALL. But that was one of the best salmon dishes I have ever had in my life. My husband also raved about the beef tenderloin. All-in-all, would recommend.
Written 20 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Afternoon, What wonderful feedback! We were so delighted to see that you were taken care of so well every step of the way and we are thrilled you enjoyed your meal. We will be sure to share your lovely words with our Team they will be so happy to read that you enjoyed your trip aboard our historic train. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Napa Valley. Respectfully, Ragina Garcia Director of Customer Service Napa Valley Wine Train
Written 22 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BUD
Cloverdale, CA1 contribution
Not worth it
Sep 2021 • Business
Honestly for as much as it cost I’d have thought that the train would be a little nicer. The train itself is truly vintage but definitely run down/worn out, needs some major renovations or just a serious deep cleaning. The food was meh and for being in Napa it’s really shocking since Napa is really a place known for fine wine and fine dining. It wasn’t horrible but not worth the prices that is charged. So over places that ride the cost Talía of regional prestige but don’t reach the ideal they project. Also this review page doesn’t list enough options I took my mom and my aunt visiting from South America and wanted to do something extraordinary, but felt it left something to be desired.
Written 16 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Afternoon, We really appreciate your feedback. We believe in great food and customer service, so it is disappointing when we see we could have done a better job. We frequently get wonderful reviews in regards to our food so we are sorry to read you did not have that same experience. We appreciate your remarks in regards to the areas we need to improve and have shared your suggestions with our team. We value you as a customer and hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again the next time your travels bring you to Napa Valley. Respectfully, Ragina Garcia Director of Customer Service Napa Valley Wine Train
Written 20 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

agj60
Los Gatos, CA38 contributions
Buy wine instead
I can’t stop thinking this is sort of a “tourist trap”. Train track goes along road 29 all the time, so you don’t see absolutely nothing different from what you would see from your own car. Lunch is not bad, but I wouldn’t spend 500 bucks in it if I knew how uneventful this 3-hour trip would be. To be fair, staff was quite courteous. But use your precious money to buy wine somewhere else instead of doing it.
Written 6 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Afternoon, We are disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your time in our care. It is important to note that though you are correct the Wine Train does travel along Hwy 29 this has been the location of the railroad since 1864 and this is where many of Napa Valley's iconic wineries are located. The benefit to riding the train is that you not only get to enjoy wonderful cuisine that so many guests have given glowing reviews of but, you also have the opportunity to view the wineries at a leisurely 15 to 20 mph and are safe in our care. Whereas in a car you are traveling at 50+ mph and are unable to take in the beautiful scenery as well as you can on our beautifully restored train. We want to thank you for your kind remarks in regards to our service on the train and we will be sure to share your feedback with the team. Respectfully, Ragina Garcia Director of Customer Service Napa Valley Wine Train
Written 7 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Clowdia S
1 contribution
Wine Train Tour is a must!
Aug 2021 • Solo
This is a wonderful and magnificent experience everyone should try. Service, drinks, and lunch were outstanding. I absolutely loved it. I plan to book the Gourmet dinner next time for my Birthday.
Written 4 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Afternoon, We are so excited to see you enjoyed your trip. We know that you have many choices to pick from to celebrate such a special occasion and we are honored that you choose us. We will look forward to seeing you in the future for a Dinner train! Respectfully, Ragina Garcia Director of Customer Service Napa Valley Wine Train
Written 7 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Demetra
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
Book this now!!!
This is the best activity ever. All of the waitstaff are amazing. Alicia and Jacob are top notch. They made the experience so memorable. I would highly recommend this to everyone.
Written 2 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Evening, Wow, thank you for such a wonderful review! We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to see that you enjoyed your time in our care. We will be sure to share your excellent feedback with Jacob and Alicia as well as the rest of our team. We hope to see you again soon! Respectfully, Ragina Garcia Director of Customer Service Napa Valley Wine Train
Written 3 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lawrence H
1 contribution
Over priced and poor value.
It is basically a train ride without any “guide or explanation of what are outside”. Lunch was so so for the price. And many other things cost money. The train itself was nice.
Didn’t stop any winery (yes, I didn’t catch this before I signed up). But still thought close to $200 for one person just to sit in the train and eat ok lunch without a glass of wine or Napa valley “explanation” wasn’t worth much. overall boring experience and felt the money and time could have been better spent somewhere else.
Written 1 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Evening, We really appreciate your feedback. We believe in great food and customer service, so it is disappointing when we see we could have done a better job. We were so disappointed to see your comments in regards to the food. The feedback we have been receiving frequently from our guests has been very favourable receiving high marks in regards to quality and taste so we are sorry to read that you did not have that same experience that so many others have had. We believe one of our winery tours may have been a better match for you. The Legacy and Grgich tours do sell in advance but they do offer a break in between the travel time that may have matched your expectation much better. We hope you will reconsider picking another offering in the future we would love to show you what a wonderful and fun experience the Wine Train really is. Respectfully, Ragina Garcia Director of Customer Service Napa Valley Wine Train
Written 1 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

larryboymi
Chesterfield, MO13 contributions
The caboose with the mousse!!!!
We ( Sherrie and I ) had the best time with our couple friends Heather and Bobby aboard this fine train. We really enjoyed the breakfast, lunch and dessert (it is not a buffet but a well sized portion of exquisitely paired courses), along with beautiful scenery and photographic backdrops. 5 stars, come for the relaxation and beautify surroundings, stay for the amazing cuisine.
Written 31 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Evening, We are so happy to see you enjoyed your trip on the Legacy tour. We really appreciate your wonderful feedback and hope to see you in the future the next time your travels bring you to the area. Respectfully, Ragina Garcia Director of Customer Service Napa Valley Wine Train
Written 2 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sherrie A
6 contributions
Memorable
Aug 2021 • Couples
Jacob & Kelly were the BEST hostess ever!!! They took care of us on the train and on the tours! They knew everything about the wine we ordered! 5 stars all the way!!!! Highly recommend these folks! Thank you for making our time so memorable!!!!
Written 31 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Evening, Thank you for such nice feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your time in our care. and will be sure to share your nice remarks in regards to Jacob and Kelly with the Team. Please be sure to stop in and see us again the next time you are in Napa Valley. Respectfully, Ragina Garcia Director of Customer Service Napa Valley Wine Train`
Written 2 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Heather M
O'Fallon, IL7 contributions
No RAGRETS!
Jacob and Kelly were exceptional! We had the best time learning about wines and wineries. If you need something to do while in Napa… the wine train is it!
Written 31 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Evening, Thank you for the nice remarks in regards to your trip and we will be sure to share them with our Team! We appreciate your choosing us for your day out and we hope to see you again the next time you are in the area, Respectfully, Ragina Garcia Director of Customer Serivce Napa Valley Wine Train
Written 2 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kurt Michaels
3 contributions
What a memorable afternoon enjoying a 1st class lunch on a luxury train car riding through scenic vineyards
Aug 2021
The young lady who served as bartender on our outbound leg to St. Helena, Tasha, was exceptionally personable. Even better, she provided our pre-lunch group with a very enjoyable and informative wine education segment as we headed back to Napa.  We learned many useful wine country "fun facts" and trivia thanks to her, and it was something for which she deserves special acknowledgement. If you read this prior to your own Napa Valley Wine Train excursion we’re sure Tasha would be tickled to be given a Wine Train celebrity acknowledgement. She would deserve that, as someone who, in addition to the great good drinks, service, and ambiance, made our afternoon a memorable one.
Written 30 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Afternoon Kurt, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your trip and that Tasha did such a phenomenal job. We agree she is incredibly talented and exceptionally personable and we know she will be so happy to see that you enjoyed your time in her care. We will most certainly share your kind words with her and our entire team! Thank you and we will hope to see you again the next time your travels bring you to the area! Respectfully, Ragina Garcia Director of Customer Service Napa Valley Wine Train
Written 31 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Napa Valley Wine Train
tomwN8047LU
tomwN8047LU
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Not stuffy at all
My wife has always wanted to do this trip so I surprised her for her early retirement trip. We anticipated a "stuff
736carolyng
736carolyng
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Legacy Tour
An absolutely amazing day. Jacob and marina were outstanding. The service could not have been better. The food, win
TheGlobalSojourner
TheGlobalSojourner
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A wonderful experience!!
My fiancé and I had a trip to San Francisco planned for Labor Day weekend and wanted to do a day trip up to Napa to
Barb A
Barb A
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Grgich winery was our favorite winery visit
A beautiful half day on the train with a gourmet lunch and a terrific stop at Grgich winery. Our group learned so m
634bethsaber
634bethsaber
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Spectacular!!!
The train decor is gorgeous and enchanting!!! The staff is amazing! All are so welcoming, kind, friendly and are ma
LightPacker246858
LightPacker246858
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Vegan food on the wine train Vista Dome is horrendous for $320 per person
My wife and I went on the Vista Dome Lunch Car today. It was an absolutely gorgeous day in Napa and we enjoyed the
ToneLoc71
ToneLoc71
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Great times, stress free
We visited three different wineries on this tour, had an excellent three course meal, and tried some very lovely wi
ToneLoc71
ToneLoc71
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Great wine experience
The food and wine was excellent. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The train was clean, comfortable, a
Mc24Neil
Mc24Neil
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Great time aboard the Napa Wine train!
Service and food was impeccable! Jacob and his team crushed it! I would 1000 percent recommend to a friend visiting
MARYP221
MARYP221
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Good time.
We had a great time. Food was good. Alisha and Jorge were amazing. Good service. Just not sure $449 per ticket was
danibottai
danibottai
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Dani Bottai
Does not worth what costs. Same route as by car , triple cost. Poor food, expensive wine. Service is good although.
M4060KKdavidp
M4060KKdavidp
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Amazing !
Alicia and jacob were awesome !! Every winery gave us great wine with great history. Every course on the train was
I471BEjamesb
I471BEjamesb
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We will absolutely ride the Napa Valley Wine Train again on our next visit to Napa Valley.
My daughter and I had an absolutely wonderful experience on the Legacy Tour. From the delicious meal courses to th
katiesX5281IO
katiesX5281IO
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Must do in Napa
Absolutely amazing. This is a must-do for any Napa trip. Alicia and Jacob are wonderful hosts and made it a gloriou
katecX2022RS
katecX2022RS
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Come on ride the train…
We had a fantastic time on the Napa valley wine train. Wines were delicious, learned so much, and Alicia and Jacob
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