Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco
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Pass By: Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-4209
On the morning of your tour, head to the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Depending on the day you select, you’ll take the ferry (Mon-Fri) or a bus (Sat-Sun) from here to Vallejo, where you’ll then board a shuttle and head north to beautiful Napa Valley wine country.
Stop At: Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559-1925
When you arrive in Napa, hop aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train! You'll be directed to your seat. Then, simply sit back and soak in impeccable views of Napa’s stunning vineyards as you travel north to the quaint village of St Helena, passing the towns of Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford along the way.
When your eyes aren't pasted to the large viewing windows, you’re encouraged to explore this unique train during your journey – you may even visit the kitchen car to watch the chefs prepare your gourmet meal.
You’ll sit in your choice of the first or second seating section, depending on when you’d like to enjoy your lunch (see Schedule & Pricing for details). Choose from a fresh, seasonal menu, and enjoy a delicious meal prepared to your specifications (see Itinerary below for a sample menu). This highly acclaimed restaurant prides itself in using fresh ingredients and sustainable produce, as well as humanely raised meats and line-caught or farmed fish.
Before or after your meal, head to the lounge car to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine from the bar (own expense) and lounge on the love seats. Your Napa Valley Wine Train experience will end in the early evening, when you'll board the shuttle for your return trip to Vallejo. You’ll then hop on the 5:15pm ferry to return to San Francisco.
Duration: 11 hours
- Round-trip ferry or bus transport between San Francisco and Vallejo
- Round-trip shuttle transport between Vallejo and Napa Valley Wine Train
- Lunch - 3-course lunch
- Coffee, tea and water
- Entry/Admission - Napa Valley Wine Train
- Server gratuities (recommended)
- Soft drinks, juice and alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- 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
- Ferry runs Mon-Fri; bus runs Sat & Sun
- Not wheelchair or scooter accessible
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
Great way to see the wine country. Beautiful scenery!
Great way to see the wine country. Beautiful!
A most enjoyable and brilliantly organised day
We started our trip at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The bus was waiting there as described. The trip to the train station was comfortable and without issue. Unfortunately, when we arrived at the train station, there was a 2 hour wait to board the train. The actual ride on the train, as well as the scenery were nice. The meal was great and the service on the train was outstanding. We were offered a small glass of wine while enjoying appetizers. For the meal itself, we were tasked to buy any additional wine. At the conclusion of the train ride, we had yet another hour and a half wait for the bus back to San Francisco. I understand that transportation was provided from many different areas however, it would be much preferred to stage the train trip closer to the arrival time. We spent 3 and a half hours waiting for a 3 hour train ride. I am not sure I would recommend this unless you were driving yourself so that arrival and departure times could be controlled a bit better. The bus dropped us off at the ferry station. We had only our vouchers to show the ferry agent. Fortunately, there were very few passengers headed back into San Francisco. He simply shook his head and let us board. The bus driver didn't know what the process entailed, so we were left to somewhat fend for ourselves with the ferry. A ferry ticket would have been helpful as well.
This was a great experience and exactly as described when you book. The bus to Napa we went on a Saturday was good, the driver was informative and entertaining. The train ride was outstanding. We ate lunch in the second seating they tell you when you get there if you are first or second seating. The scenery was great. It was a a cold, rainy day. At this time of year the vineyards are bare, but the hills were green and the fruit trees were in bloom. The food and drink on the train was excellent. In our party we had the salmon, steak and chicken and everyone was very happy with their food. There was about an hour of free time before and an hour and a half after the train ride in downtown Napa. The ferry ride back to SF was fine. We didn't know there were two stops - you can get off at Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf or at the Ferry Building where the tour started.
I really had a wonderful day on this tour, I got two wine tasting boards so I drank five glasses of different wines whilst relaxing in the lounge on the first half of the tour and then the next whilst having a superb lunch in the restaurant. What a marvelous tour, relaxing, excellent service and very tasty food with some good wines from the Napa valley that your traveling through. Highly recommend this tour.
Such a great time! Excellent food, nice staff.