San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
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Pass By: Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129
The Presidio, a 1,500-acre park on a former military post, is a major outdoor recreation hub. It has forested areas, miles of trails, a golf course and scenic overlooks.
Pass By: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002
The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there.
Stop At: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129
Photo stop overlooking bridge and city. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Muir Woods National Monument, 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205
The primeval home to old growth Coastal Redwoods, some at least 1,200 years old. The tallest is 258 feet high.
We optimize the time you spend on the trails of Coastal Redwoods by arriving before the crowds. You’ll spend just over an hour enjoying California’s native flora and fauna, taking in giant ferns, moss-lined creeks, fresh bay leaf-scented air from the many Laurel trees and squirrels, blue jays and deer if you’re lucky.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Mayo Family Winery, 13101 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9446
Small, family-owned winery located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley making over 20 award-winning varietals of wine.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Cline Cellars, 24737 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476-9216
Cline Cellars Winery is a family owned and operated winery located in the Carneros wine appellation of Sonoma County, California that specializes in Zinfandels and French Rhône-style wines.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Kieu Hoang Winery, 1285 Dealy Ln, Napa, CA 94559-9706
A hidden gem nestled amid the well-traveled Carneros Valley and busy Napa Valley. Producer of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rose Wine.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Muscardini Cellars, 9380 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452-9032
Tasting room nestled inside a historic red schoolhouse where you can experience traditional Italian-style winemaking at its finest, right in the heart of Sonoma's Valley of the Moon.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Mission San Francisco Solano, 114 Spain St. at First St. Spain, Sonoma, CA
Mission San Francisco Solano was the 21st, last, and northernmost mission in Alta California. It was the only mission built in Alta California after Mexico gained independence from Spain.
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Sonoma Barracks, 114 E Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476-5731
The two-story, wide-balconied, adobe barracks facing Sonoma's central plaza was built to house Mexican army troops under the command of General Vallejo.
Stop At: The Plaza Bistro, 420 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA
Warm, brick-lined space in a historic building for Mediterranean & Italian fare & ample wine.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Sonoma Plaza, Spain Street Between First Street East and First Street West, Sonoma, CA
Lunch stop. Sonoma Plaza is the central plaza in the former town of Sonoma, now known as Sonoma, California. The town is centered on this plaza, the largest plaza in California.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Trek Winery, 1026 Machin Ave, Novato, CA 94945-2483
Wine that is inspired by the beauty and complexity of the outdoors. A wonderful spot with delicious wines, music, comedy, friends, and a beautiful patio.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Lake Sonoma Winery, 134 Church St Enter from 1st St. West, Sonoma, CA 95476-6612
One of our possible stops for wine tasting
Duration: 45 minutes
Pass By: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Bay is a shallow estuary in the US state of California. It is surrounded by a contiguous region known as the San Francisco Bay Area (often simply "the Bay Area"), and is dominated by the large cities of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland.
Pass By: Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476-9786
Sonoma Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway and Infineon Raceway is a 2.52-mile (4.06 km) road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains in Sonoma, California, USA.
- Expert guide and commentary
- Wine tasting at three (3) wineries (wineries subject to change-see list of potential wineries below)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (most hotels in downtown San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf area, but do not pick up outside SF city limits)
- Gourmet lunch (upgrade; select at checkout if desired)
- Free Wifi on vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Mayo Family Winery
- Entry/Admission - Cline Cellars
- Entry/Admission - Kieu Hoang Winery
- Entry/Admission - Muscardini Cellars
- Entry/Admission - Trek Winery
- Entry/Admission - Lake Sonoma Winery
- Muir Woods National Park entrance fee (USD15.00 per person - subject to change)
- Additional food and drinks
- Lunch for children is not included in rate and will need to be paid at restaurant. Children order a la carte. (Customer is responsible for payment on site)
- Entry/Admission - Muir Woods National Monument
- Entry/Admission - Mission San Francisco Solano
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.
- For hotel pickups, if your hotel is not listed, please select the Hilton Union Square at 333 O'Farrell Street (the meeting point is outside the Mason Street entrance).
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator in advance may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
- Tour makes stops for breakfast and lunch. Meals are not included (except lunch if option is added at checkout).
- Audio guides are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Mandarin and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
- For international guests, please be aware the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age.
- For the rare event that commercial parking is not available at Muir Woods, we reserve the right to arrange an alternative destination for experiencing Giant Coastal Redwoods during your Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour.
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 37 travelers
The tour bus runs around in-town San Francisco in the morning picking up folks staying at various hotels. My wife and I were staying outside of SF up in Marin County (Larkspur), so we were told to meet the tour in front of the Zephyr Hotel on Beach St. near Fisherman's Wharf. Well, it turns out that is the last stop for picking up passengers and when we got on the bus there were only two seats remaining for us and they were no where near each other. My wife and I took our separate seats with strangers. We obviously planned on spending the day together (it's a LONG bus ride), and were not happy at all that reserving two seats well in advance did not mean two seats together! When we reached the first stop (Muir Woods), I approached the driver/tour guide and asked if something could be done to get my wife and I seated together, it was obvious that she did not plan to help out at all and was actually quite set back by my asking. Since it was it appeared that the both of the people that we were seated with were touring alone, I took it upon myself to ask the gentleman that I was seated with if he would be so kind as to exchange seats with my wife. That way two singles were together and that allowed my wife and I to sit together. Incidentally, this is what I had asked the driver/ tour guide to do, but she was unwilling to do that. The gentleman that I asked to exchange seats was kind enough to agree to that change (he was giving up a window seat for an aisle seat!). The remainder of the tour was enjoyable and as described, but considering that this is a 10 hour tour , much of which is spent riding the bus, there should be some effort on the part of Extranomical Tours to keep touring partners seated together.
Very nice couples' trip between the woods and the wine tasting. No need to spring for the lunch, there's plenty to eat nearby. Randall did an excellent job and got us a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge at the end of the tour.
Roman was great! The woods were spectacular and wine stops were amazing. The last one was my favorite. Roman was great about keeping us on time and avoiding traffic jams and have us a surpriyat the end !
What an excellent and well organized tour with Kimberly. This combination tour was perfect for our short stay in SF. The Muir woods tour was short but honestly, just enough for a peek and small walk around the easy path. We beat the crowds and felt like we had the whole park to ourselves. The winery portion was just as great. Kieu Hoang winery was the nicest and had the biggest vineyard, so great for photos! The Mayo winery had the best wines and they show you their barrels but no vineyard (just a small one) and the last winery had a great backyard and snacks for purchase! This was a perfect introduction to Napa and Sonoma. You can't ask for much more from these two different locations. It was well timed, organized and entertaining. Thank you Kim for
The visit of the first winery (Kieu Hoang) was very lame. The reception was very uninspired, the explanation not very well informed and she kept us under the sun for no reason. Being there so many wineries to choose from, this is the least interesting and passionate about wine. The other two wineries were enjoyable, great explanation, great wines and great reception. The meal included was OK. Our tour guide (Jacob) was great! He was fun, he kept us entertained and had a great attitude
I really enjoyed the tour. Didn't know part of the entertainment included Roman. Great guide and information from him. I actually learned some local knowledge and wine making. Roman filled in the gaps of drive time but didn't over do it. All personell at the wineries were welcoming.
Dustin is a relaxed tour guide that is always upbeat and positive. His musuc selection was good. Bring Dramamine if you get motion sick. The road to Muirwoods is pretty twisty.
Great time! And our tour guide was funny and helpful. Muir Woods is a great way to start a wine tour as well. I would recommend without a doubt!
We went on the Muir Woods/wine country tour with Roman as a tour guide. The entire trip was excellent. Roman is the perfect mixture of facts and fun. Each part of the trip was the exact length to be both interesting and enjoyable. My husband and I went with our three grown sons and a girlfriend and everyone enjoyed the day. Highly recommend taking the tour and requesting Roman.
Take this trip. Make sure you get Constantine. I believe we spent a total of 12 hours. Early pickup, exactly on time. Even driving around for 30 minutes picking up passengers was great because he turned that part into a mini tour of San Francisco. Polite, professional, friendly, warm and knowledgeable! Definitely worth the money and more!
Constantine was an excellent tour guide. He picked us up on time and manuevered us through traffic while engaging in conversation and pointing out the highlights of San Francisco as we travelled out of the city. He gave information about Muir Woods and the Winerys we were visiting. Very knowledgeable about the area with entertaining commentary. Last stop at the Golden Gate Bridge was spectacular. Great tour made even better with Constantine. Highly recommend both.
The tour was well managed and we got to each of our locations on time. Our Tour Guide was knowledgeable and provided us with many facts of interest. The visit to Muir Woods is very much worth your while if you have not visited this treasure. Each of the vineyards had pleasant staff who were very accommodating and provided us with information on each of the wines we tasted. Although I have done this on my own once before, and visited more upscale wineries, it is alot to rent a car, be sure you have your parking for Muir Woods, find and arrange for the visits and do the driving. This was very relaxing and this time I tasted the wines since I did not have to drive my party around like last time. We opted not to include the lunch and were glad we did. Sonoma has so many excellent restaurants. We eat at Oso Tapas which was excellent.
We did the Muir Woods and wine country tour with Ramon or Roman not sure spelling our German tour guide. He was a 5/5 or a 10/10. From the start he got us on the road early and in front of the other tours. This was amazing time savings at each spot. His commentary was insightful, entertaining, and not just talking to talk. We highly recommend this tour. You can be as aggressive or casual as you like with the hike and enjoy the experience. The win tour was next and I really liked the focus on more micro locations if you are looking for wine you can find at your local store this may not be the best tour. Great trip, great insight and good music on the bus. The only thing that kept this from being a 5 star review was the gourmet lunch DO NOT DO THIS, you have lots of lunch options and we found it to be overpriced and did not save us any time. Individuals ordering from the menu were fed faster, the wine pairing had zero commentary about the wine and was just delivered to our table with the food and the choices were just okay. The food looked good in the restaurant, but ours was overdone and the courses outside of the entree were marginal at best. I also was fairly disappointed with one other aspect, but it had nothing to do with the tour. In advance of the tour when I called to select the "gourmet" lunch I shared that this was an anniversary trip for my wife and I and the agent thanked me for letting him know and implied that they would arrange something. I had no expectations of anything, but thought that was pretty cool. When I asked during the tour our guide had no idea what I was talking about. Had the agent said nothing or we don't really do anything it would have been fine, but he threw it out there an nothing came of it, a minor thing that had no impact on the experience or review. As stated the lunch is the only reason this is not a 5/5 When the company hires new drivers Ramon should train them!
Really good and informative tour. Very well conducted and arranged. The wine factories chosen were superb.
Our guide was friendly and informative. It was extremely hot that day and the driver did his best with the air conditioning that was available.
Tour guide Kimberly was brilliant. She’s the first tour guide we’ve ever had who took great care with her passengers’ comfort. She was also entertaining, informative, good humoured and long suffering! It was worth while seeing Muir Woods and the boutique wineries that we visited were an excellent choice.
Muir Woods and Wine Experience was a well commentated guided tour with plenty of time at each location to fully savour and enjoy the experience. A great lunch!
Kimberly shared good information and entertained us along our journey. The wineries were good, especially The Mayo Family Winery. Kimberly helped put at The wineries which kept things moving. She's also a proficient driver!
The trip was ok, I wouldn´t say it wasn´t good, just it wasn´t enough for mi expectations... Not enough time for the stay in every single point, not enough explanations or information from the guide/driver, not enough room in the bus, not enough wine in the tastings, not enough...
We had a great time on this trip, and our driver/tour guide definitely made it (Roman is the best!!!)! Each stop goes really quickly, which is understandable because you're trying to fit so much into one day, but it made it hard to taste the wine, make a decision, and buy some at each stop. We were the last couple to get on the bus at the first stop, and felt we didn't have enough time to buy at the other two. But we got to see some interesting vineyards we wouldn't have otherwise seen, and it wasn't just the big names that most tours seem to take you to (Sutter, etc.). And Muir Woods was amazingly beautiful, wish we could've spent hours there! Overall, I think this is a fun thing to do to get out of San Francisco for a day and it was definitely worth it!
Really enjoyed starting the day with a cool walk in the woods. Winery personnel friendly and informative. Tour guide was entertaining.
WOW!! Been on a lot of these type excursions, however TONY knocked it out of the park. What a great trip, met lots of great people from abroad, and then there was our tour guide TONY; BEST EVER, info, history, funny anecdotes, I could go on, he went ABOVE and BEYOND!!
Awesome trip. Our guide Jacob was knowledgeable and very entertaining! It was very well balanced between seeing Muir Woods and the 3 wineries. Would highly recommend!
Had an amazing time on the wine tour. We will definitely be back. Was such a great experience and our driver was amazing also
We had the BEST tour guide for this tour! His name was Roman and he was prompt, courteous, professional and humorous. He was very knowledgeable and My Husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour.. We recommend this tour even if you aren't interested in wine or Red Woods .
The tour guide (Randall) was great and very helpful! The trip to Muir woods was good and there was plenty of time. The reason I'm giving this 4 stars is two of the wine stops were just tastings at shops and one was at a vineyard.
Our whole family enjoyed this Muir Woods and wine tour! Kimberly did an amazing job overall; between driving and engaging in the general history of San Francisco and beyond, she kept us on track so that we could enjoy each leg of the tour to the fullest! We fully expect to use Extranomical Tours again in the future!!
Best thing we did in California. Our tour guide was hilarious and made the trip even better. He went out of his way to give us a memorable experience, would go on any other tour as long as it had this entertaining tour guide.
It is a good tour to do if you want in the same day to see the famous redwoods from California and get a taste of the wine country. We had like 1 hour and a half by each stop we made. I took the option with the gourmet lunch and it was really great. It was one the best days of my trip in San Francisco.
Tour guide Jason lead our tour with a mix of humor, historic knowledge and professional comportement. Full day, the highlight was walking through Muir redwoods. But equally interesting was touring 3 smaller wineries, learning about wine production. This tour is a bargain at twice the price.
Our tour guide Alberto was great and very knowledgeable. Had an hour to explore Muir Woods and found this to be plenty of time. The first winery was Mayo which had the most wine options and found the employees very nice. Was not impressed with the wine at the second winery but was very picturesque, took a lot of pictures here instead of sampling wine. The last winery, Cline, was nice but felt rushed at this one. The weather was beautiful so we were able to stop and take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge. We decided to eat on our on and found a Mexican restaurant close, only had an hour, so make sure you pick a place not crowded. Over all my friends and I really enjoyed our time on this tour, and thought it was a great way to see a small part of wine country.
Our tour guide was Jake, and he was absolutely wonderful. Jake was knowledgeable about every area we traveled to and gave us unique tips and information about surrounding attractions. He had a great sense of humor as well. I rated only 4/5 for the poor service via Viator as I sent 3 emails over a period of 2 weeks and was only answered the day before my trip. I expect better customer service on their behalf.
We enjoyed the Muir Woods stop. We expected to here more about wine making and what distinguished one winery from another. The wine tasting was fine.
Excellent tour. Jacob, our tour guide, was funny and provided interesting information about the destinations. Great day. I would recommend this tour.
This tour is a great way to see wine country. Guide Kimberly is friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. We enjoyed visiting the wineries and really appreciated that we had a designated driver. The VIP luncheon in Sonoma Square was fabulous. We especially liked the Muir Woods tour at the beginning of the trip. We loved that Kimberly kept the tour rolling right along. She was very adamant about leaving times and stuck to the schedule, which was great. The only downside was my husband got motion sickness from sitting at the rear of the bus because there were no free seats closer to the front. If you get a chance to go on this tour - GO!
Great tour! Great guide! Prices reasonably. Very courteous and knowledgeable tour guide. Would highly recommend
We had a great time!! The Muir Woods were beautiful!! And the wine tasting was a blast! Our driver, Kim or Boss Kim :-) was an absolute blast!!!
Kimberly was an exceptional tour guide who kept us informed and entertained throughout the long day. The wineries selected were all excellent. The VIP lunch was delicious. It would have been nice to spend a little longer at Muir Woods and long lunch. Otherwise, it was a memorable tour!