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Make your day in wine country memorable on a fun tour aboard the Napa Valley Wine Trolley. The open-air cable car is a replica of the historic trolleys seen in San Francisco and offers gorgeous views of the vineyards as you travel to three wineries to sample the local blends. An expert guide will accompany you along the way, providing entertaining and factual commentary about Napa’s rich history. Midday, stop for a lunch at Ottimo Napa Valley, a local favorite.
  • Napa wine country tour by open-air trolley
  • Experience Napa’s gorgeous scenery from a fun and unique perspective
  • Ride in a replica of a historic San Francisco cable car
  • Visit three family-owned wineries or tasting rooms
  • Pickup and drop-off from Oxbow Market included
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Pick-up from San Francisco is NOT included
Wine-tasting fees at each winery (USD$30 to $40 at each winery)
Oxbow Public Market , 610 1st St, Napa, CA 94559, USA

Trolley will arrive around 10:00 AM across the street from the Oxbow Public Market at 610 1st St, Napa in the south parking lot. You will see the trolley and hear it ringing its bell. Pick up is between 10:00 am and 10:15 am. Trolley will depart at 10:15 sharp.

10:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your wine country experience will begin with pickup at Oxbow Market in Napa. Hop aboard the open-air Napa Valley Wine Trolley and soak up the views as you take off. A local guide will join you on board to pass along stories about the region’s wine culture and history.

You’ll make stops at three family-run wineries or tastings rooms. Learn about the local cellars, their notable varietals and what makes this region one of the best in the world. (Please note that wine-tasting fees range between USD$25 - $35 and are not included with your ticket.)

Stop for lunch catered by Ottimo Napa Valley, a local favorite. All served family style!

After lunch with your fellow travelers and a full day of wine tasting, your trolley will return you to Oxbow Market. There are several wonderful dining options in the area if you’d like to continue exploring around Napa.
Stop At:  
Oxbow Public Market
You’ll be picked up at Napa’s Oxbow Market in the late morning for a 6-hour tour on the Napa Valley Wine Trolley, an open-air vehicle modeled after a historic 1890s San Francisco cable car. Enjoy the wind in your air as you take in the beautiful sights and smells of Napa wine country. Your friendly, knowledgeable guide will keep you entertained with commentary and stories about Napa’s history and wine culture.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Napa Valley
Visit four family-owned Napa Valley wineries for private wine-tasting sessions. Your hosts will explain the different varietals you taste and give you a background on the wineries (wine-tasting fees are not included; fees range between USD$20 and 35). Stop for lunch catered by French-country bistro The Girl & the Fig. Enjoy gourmet sandwiches, side salads, and desserts. All served family style! You’ll have plenty of wonderful photo opportunities throughout your tour, and your guide will be happy to take a photo of your group so you can document your memorable day in wine country. At the end of the day, you’ll be taken back to Oxbow Market – there are plenty of delicious dining options here if you’d like to have dinner after your tour.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Jackets and rain protection are recommended in the winter months
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • No consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed while riding the trolley
  • You MUST advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Napa Valley Wine Trolley operates “Rain or Shine” year-round. However, if there is a chance of rain, high winds, or unforeseen mechanical problems, we may have to substitute the trolley for a mini-bus. Napa Valley Wine Trolley reserved the right to substitute or change wineries at any time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Your pick up is at Oxbow Market and the Trolley Departs at 10:15 do not be late.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Foreign language guides offered with notice: Spanish, French and Mandarin. Please contact the supplier directly after booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Napa Valley Wine Trolley
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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.
What is the policy on sanitization during Napa Valley Open Air Wine Trolley Tour with 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 Napa Valley Open Air Wine Trolley Tour with Lunch.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Napa Valley Open Air Wine Trolley Tour with 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 Napa Valley Open Air Wine Trolley Tour with Lunch.

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  • "Yes, you need to purchase your tastings at each tour yourself, but this is clearly indicated in the sign up and if you've done any research ahead of time you'll find it is standard for any Napa tour." See review


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Great way to see Napa Valley
, Dec 2021
Very fun way to see Napa Valley. Great guide with local history to share and delicious lunch between the wineries. Highly recommend for
Happy anniversary Amor mio, mío
, Nov 2021
The driver listened to my request about finding an specific wine he surprised at the last winery we visited and I was able to taste it and purchased a few bottles. Had a great time can’t wait to do it again. 1
Great ride, awful wineries
, Nov 2021
Trolley and driver was great. The wine tasting were awful! None of the 12 passengers bought nothing…that should tell you. Lunch was fantastic. The last wine tasting was terrible, it was a substitute as the scheduled winery cancelled. Not impressed
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Very sorry that you were not happy with the selection of wine tasting stops. While we do switch stops up often, our groups love the stops we make. Perhaps it was a bad day for that last stop. Again very sorry you did not enjoy.
Great Time!
, Oct 2021
We had a great time on this tour! The driver was very informative and wineries and lunch were fabulous!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for the wonder comments.
Our driver Richard was...
, Oct 2021
Our driver Richard was awesome. Very knowledgeable and super fun! We definitely recommend the trolley.
Beautiful, delicious, so much fun
, Sep 2021
Me and my husband had lots of fun. We went to a vineyard that was a replica of Thomas Edison’s house. We also saw Danielle Stelle’s house and ate at Michael Chiarello’s restaurant. The food was delicious and the wine at all the stops. All the people on the trolley were very fun!
, Sep 2021
While Paul (our guide/driver) and the Constantinople winery were enjoyable, we did not expect $200 in tasting fees..especially given the tiny pours we were given; we didn’t stop at Domaine Chandon which was advertised; and we didn’t stop at the French-country bistro (The Girl and the Fig) for a gourmet spread os sandwiches, side salads and desserts. Instead, we stopped at a small family winery and were served mini pizzas and a salad. Bottom line...we would not do this again and cannot recommend this outing. ☹️
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
I am very sorry you felt that we did not stop at the places you had expected. We dont stop or advertise that we stop at Domaine Chandon any longer. It is an old picture but we do not state we stop there. Girl and the fig is also an old stop and has not been listed on our website for sometime. We actually stop at the world famous Chef Michael Chiarello Ottimo Restaurant and tasting room for lunch. Once again sorry this did not meet your expecations.
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A blast!
, Sep 2021
We had a blast in the Napa Wine Trolley. The wine tastings were great and socializing with others in the tour was fun! We got to taste some of the grapes off of the vine and learned a lot about the wine making process.
Good time!
, Sep 2021
It was a beautiful experience. The wine selection and restaurant were great. The driver knowledge of the history of Napa valley was amazing.
Educational. Excellent. Fun.
, Sep 2021
The driver was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Napa. He engaged with riders by sharing town history, current events impacting the area, personal stories as a native.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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