Wine Country and Sequoia Redwoods Tour (Muir Woods)
Muir Woods National Monument—home to rare old-growth coast redwoods, world's tallest trees—and Sonoma Wine Country are close enough to San Francisco to visit both in one day.
• Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
• Early start beats the crowds at Muir Woods
• Wine tasting (fees included) at three wineries in Napa & Sonoma
• Sparkling wine tasting & winery walking tour
• Scenic Golden Gate Bridge photo stop
Start your day with a drive past the Palace of Fine Arts and through San Francisco's Presidio before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marin Headlands and on to Muir Woods.
Enjoy an hour walking among the Costal Redwood Sequoia — tallest trees in the world. The scent of Bay Laurel fill the air as you cross Redwood Creek on any of three wooden foot bridges.
After leaving the redwoods your travel guide will share the colorful history of California, grape cultivation, the science of wine making and the art of wine tasting on the way to the first winery.
Years of experience and mountains of research have enabled us to choose the best winery stops for each tour from a short list that represents the best that California Wine Country has to offer while controlling costs—which allows us to provide free wine tasting samples at each stop on this tour. We'll strive to cover a range from small and homey to large an grand with an eye for visual appeal, friendly atmosphere, good presentation and good value.
Final arrangements are made the morning of the tour as variables such as private events, number of tours in the field, and the desires of our guests impact the decision of where to go. Partner wineries include Gloria Ferrar Caves & Vineyard, Madonna Estate, Cline Cellars, Roche Winery and many others. Tasting fees are included at each stop.
On the way back, we’ll drive through the little town of Sausalito, home to hundreds of sailboats, floating houses and a beautiful view of the Bay and San Francisco skyline before making a photo stop at the Marin Headlands. You will have an incredible view of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Alcatraz, Angel and Treasure Islands, San Francisco Bay and Berkeley in the East Bay.
Itinerary — Wine Country and Sequoia Redwoods Tour — times approximate
7:40–8:30 Pick-up at your downtown San Francisco hotel or Fisherman's Wharf.
8:30–8:45 Drive through the Marina neighborhood and cross the Golden Gate Bridge.
8:45–9:00 Pick-up in Sausalito hotels if necessary.
9:00–9:30 Listen to the story of the redwoods on the way to Muir Woods National Monument. ($5 park entrance fee not included)
9:30–10:30 Muir Woods walk. Enjoy nature in one of the few truly accessible redwood forests.
10:30–11:15 Travel to the first winery visit in the Carneros region of Sonoma County.
11:15–12:00 Enjoy complimentary tastings of California wines or stroll the beautiful grounds.
12:00–1:30 Drive to downtown Sonoma or historic Glen Ellen. Buy (or bring a bag) lunch.
1:30–3:00 Visit more wineries and enjoy complimentary wine tasting.
3:00–3:45 Travel to Sausalito (optional ferry return to SF - fare not included).
3:45–4:00 Stop for photos overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and the Bay.
4:00–5:00 Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and begin drop-offs at San Francisco hotels
Price: Adult $110 Child $64 (+ $10/adult at park. Child under 16 free) NOT available Nov, 22, Dec, 25, Jan, 1
Wine Country and Redwoods Tour Highlights:
• Complimentary hotel pick-up
• Muir Woods National Monument
• Wine tasting fees at three wineries are included
• Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands View
• Complimentary audio tour in Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Korean, Italian or Mandarin.
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Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.
Children under the age of 8 who are 4' 9" or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat.
Guests are required to provide their own child seat on all motor vehicle tours. Failure to provide a seat for your child will result in forfeiture of your seats on the tour without refund.
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