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Muir Woods & Wine Country Tour by Van from San Francisco

Muir Woods & Wine Country Tour by Van from San Francisco

This full day tour is a fun mixture of nature and culture. Experience the grandeur of Muir woods and explore Wine Country in one great tour!

You'll begin your day by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and passing through the beautiful Marin Headlands on your way to Muir Woods National Monument. There you will spend over an hour strolling among some of the tallest trees in the world.

Continuing North, you'll stop for lunch in the historic Sonoma Town Square or have a picnic lunch among the grape vines! In the afternoon you'll relax in the Sonoma Valley Wine Country area, where you will enjoy wine tasting at a variety of fine California wineries and a flight of beers at a local brewery (included in your tour price).

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

approximately 10 hours

Time

8:00 am daily

This tour includes free San Francisco hotel pick-up/return and some of the wine tasting fees. Minimum age to consume alcoholic beverages is 21. Does NOT include Muir Woods Park entrance fee, which is payable on the day of the tour. call to order or for more information.

Description

Important:

  • If you are not staying at a hotel in the city of San Francisco, you will designate on the Order Form to meet the tour at one of the three specific San Francisco hotels (Parc 55, Tuscan Inn or Best Western Americania. If you will be traveling into San Francisco from the airport area or anywhere served by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), an excellent option is to take BART to the Powell Street Station and be picked up at the Parc 55 Hotel across the street from the Powell Street Station. If you are driving into San Francisco, the Best Western Americana provides an excellent parking rate of $10 per car. The Tuscan Inn is conveniently located in the Fisherman's Wharf area. All pickup locations must be pre-arranged. You must specify your pickup location on the Order Form.
  • Per-person entrance fee to Muir Woods National Monument is not included and must be paid on the day of the tour (entrance fee is $10.00, subject to change).

Highlights

  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Marin Headlands
  • Coastal Redwood Trees (the tallest in the world)
  • California Wine Country
  • Excellent wine varietal for all tastes and preferences
  • Beer tastings at a local brewery
  • Eco-friendly transport in biofueled mini-coach

Inclusions

  • Wine Tasting at 2-3 Unique Wineries (proper photo ID required for tasting)
  • Beer Tasting at a Local Brewery (proper photo ID required for tasting)
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Itinerary

The day begins at 8:00 am, heading north across the Golden Gate Bridge, which offers sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island and the city skyline. You'll wind your way through the coastal mountains of the Marin Headlands and past Mt. Tamalpais (the highest point in the North Bay region) on your way to Muir Woods National Monument.

The coastal redwood is the tallest tree species in the world. These trees only thrive in Northern California and Oregon, due to the thick fog that blankets the west coast in the summer months. In 1908, Senator William Kent and his wife donated their land to the state and President Theodore Roosevelt designated it as a federally protected area. Muir Woods National Monument is the only surviving stand of old-growth redwood forest in the Bay Area.

You will have 1 - 1 1/2 hours to wander among the towering giants. The sights, sounds and smells of this living museum are sure to reconnect you with a natural world that was almost lost. The group will reunite before noon and travel to wine country, where you will spend the afternoon sampling fine Sonoma Country wines. Taste a variety of white, red and dessert wines at wineries such as Homewood, Larson, Cline Cellars and Robledo, among others.

Stop for a picnic lunch at a winery, or grab a bite in the historic Sonoma Town Square. In the the town square (time permitting), you will have a chance to see Mission San Francisco de Solano, the northernmost California mission, sample cheeses at Sonoma Jack's Cheese Factory and peruse the boutique shops of this quaint downtown.

Traveling through the wine country, you will see beautiful valleys where fantastic wines have been produced since before California was a part of the Union. The landscape of rolling hills laced with rows of grapevines is impressive and provides a romantic backdrop for memorable photographs.

In the afternoon, stop by a local brewery for a flight of tastings (included) to see why Sonoma is called California's Beer Country! This family owned brewery has a wide variety of traditional and unique beers to choose from. You can even buy a grower to-go once you've chosen your favorite.

A stop at the Golden Gate Bridge is a must-do if you've never witnessed the awe-inspiring view of San Francisco from the Marin Headlands. The tour will end with a hotel drop-off at around 6:00 pm.

This tour is not available on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Day.

This tour includes free San Francisco hotel pick-up/return and some of the wine tasting fees. Minimum age to consume alcoholic beverages is 21. Does NOT include Muir Woods Park entrance fee, which is payable on the day of the tour. call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Rating & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews


  • 5 / 5
    The description was on the money and I would recommend this trip to either a single or couple because it was not hurried in one bit. Was picked up at my hotel and dropped back off at the same location. It was a day of fun with people I didn't know but by the end of the tour we were all singing in the van like a bunch of teenagers. The guide was outstanding.

  • 5 / 5
    Very good. Would recommend to others.

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Event Date:

October 20, 2017

Desired Time:

08:00 AM