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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco provided by Gray Line San Francisco

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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco
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This Northern California Wine Country tour from San Francisco eliminates the hassle of arguing over who is the designated driver for the trip. Stop at various wineries in Napa and Sonoma and ride safely in an air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom for comfort and convenience. You even have time at Sonoma Square Plaza to eat lunch at your own expense.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Pre-book this Northern California Wine Country tour, and avoid driving
  • Go behind the scenes at local wineries to learn about winemaking 
  • All wine-tasting fees are included with tour price
  • Taste wine at some of the country’s most recognized wineries
  • Enjoy free time for a lunch break (own expense) at Sonoma Square Plaza or Yountville
  • Luxury coach has Wi-Fi for uploading posts to social media
What to expect
  • Get picked up at a central spot in San Francisco. Once you board your luxury coach bus, sit back and relax on the reclining seats. Pass over the Golden Gate Bridge on your way to your first stop in Sonoma, Viansa Sonoma Winery. Your guide tells you all about the area’s history as you make the drive. At Viansa Sonoma Winery, taste its wines and take in stunning views of the vineyard. Next up is Roche Winery. Enjoy time in their tasting plaza, hearing stories about this family-run winery. Afterward, take a break at Sonoma Square Plaza to snag lunch (at your own expense) before heading over to Madonna Estate Winery in Napa, where you do a wine tasting and also learn about their winemaking process. On your way back to San Francisco, stop to take photos at the Golden Gate Bridge before getting dropped off at Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square. Please note: Depending on the day of your tour, the order of the wineries you visit as well as which wineries you visit could change depending on availability and other determining factors.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Pre-book this Northern California Wine Country tour, and avoid driving
  • Go behind the scenes at local wineries to learn about winemaking 
  • All wine-tasting fees are included with tour price
  • Taste wine at some of the country’s most recognized wineries
  • Enjoy free time for a lunch break (own expense) at Sonoma Square Plaza or Yountville
  • Luxury coach has Wi-Fi for uploading posts to social media
What to expect
  • Get picked up at a central spot in San Francisco. Once you board your luxury coach bus, sit back and relax on the reclining seats. Pass over the Golden Gate Bridge on your way to your first stop in Sonoma, Viansa Sonoma Winery. Your guide tells you all about the area’s history as you make the drive. At Viansa Sonoma Winery, taste its wines and take in stunning views of the vineyard. Next up is Roche Winery. Enjoy time in their tasting plaza, hearing stories about this family-run winery. Afterward, take a break at Sonoma Square Plaza to snag lunch (at your own expense) before heading over to Madonna Estate Winery in Napa, where you do a wine tasting and also learn about their winemaking process. On your way back to San Francisco, stop to take photos at the Golden Gate Bridge before getting dropped off at Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square. Please note: Depending on the day of your tour, the order of the wineries you visit as well as which wineries you visit could change depending on availability and other determining factors.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2660SFOWIN
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Professional guide
  • Winery and vineyard tours
  • Wine-tastings fees at 3 wineries
  • Choose from two departure locations in San Francisco: Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square
  • Entry/Admission - B.R. Cohn Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Roche Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Madonna Estate
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drinks, unless specified
  • No Hotel Pick-ups or Drop offs (Pick up from 2 departure zones only)
  • Entry/Admission - Sonoma Plaza
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • 478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Union Square Departure Location Departure time: 8:40 AM If you chose this departure point please be at the above address by 8:25 AM.
  • 2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Location (meet us at the corner of Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St.) Departure Time: 9:00 AM If you chose this departure point please be at the above address by 8:45 AM.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for wine tasting is 21 years.
  • Please note: Depending on the day of your tour, the order of the wineries you visit, as well as which wineries you visit could change depending on availability and other determining factors. Please see tour description as an example of a typical itinerary, your wine tour will include a visit to 3 of the following wineries: Viansa, BR-Cohn, Roche, Madonna Estate, Sutter Home, Kieu Hong, Muscardini or Robledo
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 45 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Professional guide
  • Winery and vineyard tours
  • Wine-tastings fees at 3 wineries
  • Choose from two departure locations in San Francisco: Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square
  • Entry/Admission - B.R. Cohn Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Roche Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Madonna Estate
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drinks, unless specified
  • No Hotel Pick-ups or Drop offs (Pick up from 2 departure zones only)
  • Entry/Admission - Sonoma Plaza
Departure details
  • 478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Union Square Departure Location Departure time: 8:40 AM If you chose this departure point please be at the above address by 8:25 AM.
  • 2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Location (meet us at the corner of Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St.) Departure Time: 9:00 AM If you chose this departure point please be at the above address by 8:45 AM.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for wine tasting is 21 years.
  • Please note: Depending on the day of your tour, the order of the wineries you visit, as well as which wineries you visit could change depending on availability and other determining factors. Please see tour description as an example of a typical itinerary, your wine tour will include a visit to 3 of the following wineries: Viansa, BR-Cohn, Roche, Madonna Estate, Sutter Home, Kieu Hong, Muscardini or Robledo
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 45 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • 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 have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    San Francisco Bay
    Golden Gate Bridge
  • 1
    B.R. Cohn Winery
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Roche Winery
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Sonoma Plaza
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Napa Valley
  • 4
    Madonna Estate
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
342 reviews
Excellent
236
Very good
55
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Cap
1 contribution
Highly recommend
Oct 2021 • Friends
Truly enjoyed this tour. Our bus driver, who was also our tour guide, did an amazing job! Gave us a beautiful scenic route with plenty of information about everywhere we visited. Highly recommend.
Written 17 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GrayLineSFO
Thanks for your great review, capset2! We'll pass along your words to our guide. Please refer our product to your family and friends, we will love to offer the same experience to them. Thanks Andrew Sales Manager Gray Line San Francisco
Written 18 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Josh C
Sun City West, AZ6 contributions
Great Tour Despite an Inconsiderate Couple
Oct 2021
On this tour we travelled to the Roche, Madonna, and B.R. Cohn Wineries. The drive was smooth and pleasant and the driver was very personable and had outstanding knowledge about the sites and countryside. Roche Winery, by far, was the most beautiful and had the most friendly hosts (along with the most pours). Their wine club sounded like the most laidback and user friendly of the lot. However, due to it being crush season, we did not have an opportunity to see much of the inner workings. The Madonna was very educational (teaching us how to be “wine snobs”) and had some excellent items in the gift shop. Only hiccup here was picking up a drunk couple who missed the first stop and made arrangements to catch up at this location. The tour provided more than ample time for lunch and window shopping in Sonoma Square. Unfortunately, the aforementioned drunk couple held up the bus by not returning. After an extended delay the bus erupted in cheers when we left them behind (despite having their luggage underneath the bus). We arrived over 30 minutes late to the Cohn Winery. The hostess was extremely pushy and was working more to get us in or out rapidly. Additionally, possibly due our lateness, we couldn’t explore the winery due to a wedding which was just starting. By far the most expensive wine club of the group. It could be a great venue to return to if they start hosting concerts again, but otherwise, would pass this one in the future. All in all, very enjoyable and the driver was fantastic (even making arrangements to drop off the drunk couple’s luggage at the hotel they mentioned they would be staying at after all riders disembarked).
Written 16 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nancy L
12 contributions
Beautiful Day
Antonio our tour guide was marvelous! He took so much time telling us about the history of San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa! He had experience working at vineyards and told us all about the grapes and the land! The wines were great and everyone was so accommodating! Weather was perfect! It was a beautiful ride and a beautiful sunset going across the Golden Gate Bridge listening to “If your going to San Francisco”! Awesome
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GrayLineSFO
Thanks for your great review, Nancy! We're glad you had so much fun with us at Napa& Sonoma Wine Tour. Please refer it to friends and family. We would love to repeat the experience with them. Andrea Customer Manager Gray Line San Francisco
Written 11 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matthew C
Romeoville, IL1 contribution
Beware: much longer than advertised
If the tour is closer to 10 hours. Don't advertise it as 8. How are you supposed to plan the rest of your time when visiting SF when you get back later than expected?

And the issue isn't that there was traffic. Right when you get on, the driver tells you it's not 8 hours. You've already paid for the trip so you can't back out.
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GrayLineSFO
Hello Mathew, Thanks for posting your review. Our tours depart at 9 AM from Fisherman's wharf and are back around 5:30 PM at the same location. We're sorry that the schedule of our tours caused you some inconveniences. Please contact us at 415-353.5310 and ask for Xavier as we would like to make up for your inconveniences. Again, thank you very much for booking with us, and I hope to see you back in the future. Xavier General Manager Gray Line San Francisco
Written 11 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Archelle T
2 contributions
Beware If You Have a Large Party
Oct 2021
UPDATED: (I've included my original review below)

To preface, we booked this tour for 14 people. At no point during our booking was it made an issue that this tour would perhaps not be the best fit a larger group . While I understand the difficulties in managing the volume level of any group larger than six, I will say that I have been in situations where the matter as been handled with grace. For example, when we received our initial noise-complaint the tour guide said, "can you all be quiet so other can hear what the h** is going on?" This was the first attempt to communicate with my party, and I will say it was harsh given the tone in which it was delivered. However, after a later conversation with the tour guide and throughout the day, the environment grew less hostile.

Look. I understand that everyone "paid good money" to take the tour; however, at no point in time did we present as uncompromising nor were we unwilling to adjust our volume. We were keen on managing our volume when appropriate. I find it unsettling that Gray Line would have a representative of the company suggest otherwise and urge me to strongly reconsider an honest review.

Although criticisms may not always be well-received, reviews are meant to be subjective, and I will say, as the subject writhing this review, there were moments early on during the tour where we did experience micro-aggressive behavior, but that did not impede us from enjoying the rest of our day. I would love to leave a higher rating, but unfortunately, there were enough shortcomings yesterday for me to leave a lower rating.

Overall, great tour and wonderful way to explore wine country! Met some lovely folks yesterday (tour guide and driver included, and I mean that sincerely). Highly recommend as a fun day trip.

Original Review:

This tour is very micro aggressive and internationally undercuts people of color. My friends and I (14 Black people) went on a tour and the tour guide insinuated that simply because we were conversing among one another, we were disrupting the tour for those who had paid “good money to be here.” I find It very offensive That she would surmise that my friends and I did not. Otherwise, great day, tour guides need some work.
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GrayLineSFO
Hello Archellete, Thanks for your review and for amending the accusation of being hostile to black people. This was the only portion of your review that we asked to be reconsidered, and it is clear that you understood it in this way as well, based on your amendment. Our tour is open to different group sizes as long as the behavior does not disturb the experience of the other customers that join the tour. Unfortunately in your case, we received complaints from 4 different members in your tour. On the other hand, I appreciate that you rate the tour as great and a wonderful way to explore the wine country. Regards Xavier General Manager Gray Line San Francisco
Written 11 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alexis H
1 contribution
Greg was the best tour guide
Oct 2021 • Friends
Greg was a wonderful safe tour guide he was educational and funny! Great wine tour without being repetitive, really glad we spent the day touring
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GrayLineSFO
Thanks for your super review about Greg and our wine tour experience. He will be happy to know that his work is valued and appreciated. Please check all the other tours we offer; we'll be honored to host you again. Andrew Sales Manager Gray Line San Francisco
Written 11 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alden
Tampa, FL1 contribution
Fun and affordable
The driver was great. He had a ton of knowledge of the area, was engaging and very friendly.

2/3 wineries we visited were really great stops (Roche/B.R. Cohn). The hosts were super friendly and great for photos/socializing/learning.

The other winery (Madonna) was alright, but there wasn’t much to see or do, and they were very stingy with their pours. The host there was a bit abrasive.

The only thing I didn’t enjoy was being packed into a huge Coach bus. Fortunately the other folks and the guide on the tour really made it enjoyable - I’m glad we got a good group of people.
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Trail19148904197 Thank you for sharing your experience! I am delighted to learn you had a great experience with our driver/guide and enjoyed mostly all the wineries we visit on the Napa and Sonoma tour. We look forward to welcoming you back in a near future. Sincerely,
Written 14 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

naomi jb
Cherry Hill, NJ3 contributions
Solo experience
Oct 2021 • Solo
I had a wonderful time and met some amazing people. Our driver was kind, pleasant, and very informative
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear naomijb Thank you for taking the time to share your review on our tour. It is terrific to learn our guide had such a great impact on your tour. I am truly glad that you could enjoy a fantastic day with us! We look forward to welcoming you back in a near future. Sincerely,
Written 14 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Klintx
Murrells Inlet, SC3 contributions
Big Bus to Sonoma and Napa
Oct 2021 • Couples
Tour guide shared a lot of history about SF while we were on the road. We stopped at three boutique wineries which we enjoyed. Be aware that 50 people were on this tour and a group that large is tough to control. One couple missed getting back on our bus not once but twice!
Written 9 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Klintx Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! While we strive to provide excellent experiences on our tours, incidents as the one you mention might occur in some occasions. It is great to know you enjoyed our winery selection. Your mention of our driver/guide knowledge of the Napa and Sonoma Valley history is much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back on a near future! Best regards,
Written 14 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marla Knox
2 contributions
Great tour
Oct 2021 • Friends
The guide was fantastic! We just wish we had more time at each winery but it was a very informative & fun trip as well as good variety of wineries!
Written 9 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Thank you for taking the time to write this review! I am truly glad to learn you had a fun experience on our Napa and Sonoma tour; even tough you were missing some more time to enjoy the wineries. Your mention to our driver/guide is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Written 14 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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