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San Francisco: Half-Day Wine Country Excursion with Tastings

4.6 / 5

27 reviews

San Francisco: Half-Day Wine Country Excursion with Tastings

From US$ 99 per person

Leave San Francisco and enjoy a half-day excursion to wine country. This tour is designed for guests who don’t want to dedicate their entire day in the area, or are only visiting for a short time.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
• Please contact the local partner to confirm your tour and to arrange a pickup/meeting time, at least 24 hours prior to tour date by calling 1-415-345-8687 or 1-866-345-8687 or email reservations@towertours.com • All tours will depart from the Tower Tours Office located at 288 Beach Street (Corner of Mason Street) Fisherman's Wharf. Check-in and boarding is 20 minutes prior to tour time. • Pick-up service is provided from Union Square with advance notice at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square (251 Mason Street between O'Farrell and Ellis Streets); Please be waiting at the Mason Street entrance of the Hilton Union Square. Pickup time to be provided at the time of confirmation. This must be arranged in advance with Tower Tours.

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visit 2 favorite wineries and enjoy 3-5 wine tastings
  • Tour an exclusive winery estate with barrel room
Full description
Start your day in the afternoon, as you head north to the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and marvel at the San Francisco skyline in the distance. Next, drive through the beautiful town of Sausalito, a seaside Mediterranean-like village harbored across the San Francisco Bay and famous for its sweeping views. As the vine-covered hillsides come into view, you will visit 2 favorite wineries of the region for wine tastings and an exclusive estate tour. Experience the inner workings of the wineries and their family history in Napa and Sonoma Valley as an expert wine host walks you through the fermentation process, barrel-aging, bottling, and, of course, tastings of some award-winning varietals. At each winery, enjoy up to 3-5 tastings of their signature blends. Your day concludes with a scenic drive back over the Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco as the sun slowly starts to set into the Pacific Ocean.
Includes
  • Pickup service from Hilton Union Square or local partner's office in Fisherman's Wharf
  • All wine tasting fees
  • Winery estate tour
  • Live tour guide
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food/lunch
Not suitable for
  • People under 21 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  •  You must be at least 21 years old with a valid photo ID to participate in the wine tastings
  • Please note that there is no lunch stop since this is a half-day tour
  • Wine tasting fees, winery estate tour, and local taxes are included in the ticket price
  • Please note that lunch will not be provided
  • Tips (recommended) are included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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We think that the difference of this tour was our guide George! He is definitely the best guide you can have for a tour like this. He has the ability to get attention of the complete group and his explanation of San Francisco is the best you can have. George is for sure the best and makes all The difference for this tour. I think because of him, that this tour was above expectations.

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August 4, 2021

Great wine tour and we had a really nice tour guide!! Definitely recommend

October 25, 2021

September 26, 2021

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