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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

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icon10 to 11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 8 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

For one of the best wine country tours from San Francisco, combine a visit to Northern California wine country with a Muir Woods experience for a truly fabulous day out. This Super Saver provides two popular tours at one discount price, allowing you to see and taste the delights of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. You’ll begin with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument with an informative guide to stare up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then you'll visit three wineries, with wine-tasting included. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have free time on Sonoma Plaza to buy lunch if you haven't opted to upgrade to the lunch option.
  • Explore the giant redwood sequoia trees on easy walking paths
  • Tour Napa and Sonoma wineries and try 3-5 wines at each
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected San Francisco hotels
  • Share your experiences with free WiFi available

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Secure visits to 3 wineries after Muir Woods in the morning—a rare combo.
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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)
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)
Gratuities
333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Muir Woods National Monument tour: Hotel pickup in San Francisco starts early for the drive north across the Golden Gate Bridge, meaning you’ll reach Muir Woods before many other tours arrive. On your way out of the city, see the Palace of Fine Arts and the Presidio.

Muir Woods National Monument is home to a pristine forest of California coastal redwoods, which are some of the planet’s tallest and oldest trees with heights that can reach 250 feet (76 meters). You have some time here to wander through the grove of giant sequoias and cross over mossy streams. Your guide will tell you about the local vegetation and wildlife along the nature trail. Then return to the tour vehicle for the drive further north into wine country.

Wine country tour: When you reach your first winery in Sonoma County’s Carneros region, you can explore the grounds, enjoy photo ops of the vineyard and sample a variety of wines in a welcoming atmosphere. For lunch, guests can choose one of two lunch options. The first is to venture out on their own and try one of the many cafés and restaurants located in the plaza. The second option is to upgrade their wine country experience to the next level with a private seated gourmet food and wine pairing experience at a local restaurant. They will enjoy delicious local food paired with a collection of California wines. After being greeted with Sonoma Valley cheeses and sparkling wine, guests may select a course such as white bean & vegetable soup, pasta with almond-arugula pesto and grated pecorino romano or grilled salmon with seasonal vegetables and balsamic reduction. Afterward, continue your tour to your second and third wineries in Sonoma County or Napa County for more tastings. Enjoy a leisurely stop at each winery, and you’ll have the chance to taste 3 to 5 wines of different varietals, from white to red to sparkling. Tasting fees are included, and you may purchase bottles not available in retail stores to take home. See below for a sample of wineries you may visit.
 
Your day trip ends with the drive back across the Golden Gate Bridge. Admire views of the vast Pacific and the rugged coastline before hotel drop-off.

Redwoods & Wine Country Escape with Gourmet Food & Wine Pairing upgrade: Discover Muir Woods National Monument, Sonoma & Napa Valley in 1 Day and enjoy an exclusive three-course gourmet meal and wine pairing. (Lunch for children not included in the rate and needs to get paid at the restaurant).

NOTE: Tastings are usually held at Kieu Hoang Winery Cline Cellars and Mayo Family Winery, but locations are subject to change, depending on availability.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Presidio of San Francisco
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
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
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Muir Woods National Monument
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 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Mayo Family Winery
Small, family-owned winery located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley making over 20 award-winning varietals of wine.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cline Cellars
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
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kieu Hoang Winery
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
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Muscardini Cellars
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
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mission San Francisco Solano
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
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Sonoma Barracks
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
Warm, brick-lined space in a historic building for Mediterranean & Italian fare & ample wine.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sonoma Plaza
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Trek Winery
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
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lake Sonoma Winery
One of our possible stops for wine tasting
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
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
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 37 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Extranomical Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 37 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch.

Traveler Tips


  • "The road there is VERY winding and it can be scary for those who are afraid of heights; this should be taken into consideration." See review
  • "It doesn't worth to rent a car and drive there." See review

Reviews

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star-5
An enjoyable day
John_J
, Apr 2021
We enjoyed it all, but especially Muir Woods. Randall, our driver and guide for the day was excellent and genuinely seems to care that all of his guests enjoyed their day. He went above and beyond.
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star-5
Affordable and fun day trips in the bay area
Beullah_E
, Apr 2021
Alberto was so knowledgeable and funny! This day trip is perfect for when your time in SF is limited. You hit the bay areas most treasured tourist gems. Highly recommend for solo travelers or couples.
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star-5
Beautiful tour- would definitely do it again
Kristel_P
, Apr 2021
This tour was awesome.. we thoroughly enjoyed every part of it!. Dustin was so great, super knowledgeable and funny and all around everything a great tour guide should be. Muir Woods was so beautiful, though i do remember when i booked this seeing that the price of the entry ticket to the monument was "Now included" and when we arrived that was no longer the case. If I had to pick one thing i would change that would be it.. having to pay that extra $60 (4ppl) was annoying and unexpected.. But everything else on this day was perfect. There was even a lil mishap with the keys in Sonoma... but Dustin handled it all so graciously that it didnt detour from our time at all. Great Job Dustin! and THank you !
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Great to hear you had a 'perfect day' -- that's our goal every time. Thanks for pointing out the issue with the Viator description, we are looking into the matter and will correct it.
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star-5
Cata de vinos
Karen_D
, Mar 2021
The boutique wineries we visited were great. Our guide Kimmy was fantastic: funny and knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Glad to hear you enjoyed our selection of wineries on the Muir Woods and Wine Country tour. The winemakers really appreciate having you as guests. We will pass you kind words on to Kimmy.
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star-5
Great experience with Brian!!!
Sunitha_P
, Mar 2021
Brian was great, very good tour guide and extremely helpful And accommodative. He made sure to cover some main attractions on the way. Great experience, keep Up the good work.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thanks for joining our Muir Woods and Wine Country tour. Happy to hear you had a good time. We'll pass your praise on to Brian. Travel well!
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star-5
Worth every penny
Amy_M
, Feb 2021
What a great day! Kimmy our guide was wonderful! Great stops and lots of fun! Totally worth it!! Lots of wine, good food and the best valentines day
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Kimmy told us that she had such a good time with everyone on V Day -- thanks for being part of it. Stay safe and travel well!
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star-5
Great Time
Saira_T
, Oct 2020
I enjoyed the trip. I would advise changing the pick up from the Americania. It is a homeless shelter. The Tour Guide Dustin was great and he took us the GG Bridge. He ran a good schedule.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thanks for the advice. Dustin will be thrilled that you enjoyed your day. Let's do it again soon!
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star-5
Awesome tour
CheEnjoys
, Oct 2020
The tour was a great experience and well worth booking. Our tour guide was fabulous. The restaurant stop loved it. I would recommend a great choice to book!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
That is wonderful to hear. It's been a tough year for wineries and they are so happy to return to hosting guests. We'll pass your compliment on to Plaza Bistro. Thanks!
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star-3
A fun experience, but not socially distant
RED
, Sep 2020
Our driver was very nice. I wish someone would have called to let us know they were running late picking us up. I don't know why they couldn't pick us up at our hotel because after we picked a bunch of people up, we drove right past our hotel. We booked it because the listing said it would only be sold to 50% capacity. When we first got on, there were only 10 or so people but we watched it fill up slowly, out of 34 seats there were only 6 empty. We told the driver and he said we could get off, but at that point we were already planning on doing that for the day. We would have had to find a way all the way back to our hotel and so we stayed. He did tell the owners but I never heard from them. He was a good driver, I felt safe with his driving and judgement. He made it fun and told us we would have a good time. He played music and chatted with us. The Muir Woods stop is absolutely breathtaking. I enjoyed that hour the most. It was fantastic. It smells, and looks divine. The wineries were ok - they were fun. Not the best wine but everyone was professional, organized and welcoming. If the owners would have split the group into 2 buses, this would have been a 5 star review. It's nice not to have to book appts and get yourself to all these places, especially when you're from out of town and don't know much about the area. I hope none of us get sick from that day.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
RED - we are delighted to hear that your tour was enjoyable and very much appreciate your feedback on our safety procedures. We are continually looking for ways to improve and acknowledge that besides "being safe", guests need to feel assured in order to relax and enjoy themselves. We promise in our descriptions that odd groups and singles will have a seat open next to them and on the day of your tour there were several large groups (who were comfortable sitting together). Generally, our buses are running well below their capacities and sorry that the seating arrangements left you feeling uncomfortable. Your suggestion is a good one, so in the future, we will split large groups off into their own private vehicle. Thanks.
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Wine tour 9/6/2020
Perry_C
, Sep 2020
Our tour guide was great! Very friendly, knowledable and all around great guy. The bus was comfortable as well.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Kimmy enjoyed having you on her tour. Please come back and tour with us again soon!
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