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Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Discover the Napa Valley at a relaxed pace on a 6.5-hour small-group tour. Comfortable transportation collects you from your hotel and carries your group to three distinct wineries, where you can enjoy tastings at your own expense. Listen to live commentary and ask questions at any time. Your experience also includes a complimentary picnic lunch at a charming winery.
  • Relax in round trip shuttle transportation
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Napa Valley
  • Visit three backroads wineries
  • Get the personalized experience of a small group
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3 winery visits
Driver Tour Guide
Transport by small shuttle
Picnic lunch
Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off within towns in tour region (Not San Francisco)
Fuel surcharge
Lunch
Wine tasting fees ($20-$25 at each winery) per person
Gratuity for the guide (Suggested 18-20%) per person.
Groups of 5 or more traveling together will be charged a 20% gratuity for the guide at the end.
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
600 Main St , 600 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Archer Hotel Napa , 1230 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023
Saturday:10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023
Saturday:10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Please call local operator after booking to provide a mobile phone number and an email address
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Platypus Tours Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure location for the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:This tour includes hotel pickup from most hotels in the Napa area. After your reservation is confirmed, call the phone number on your ticket to provide your contact information, so the office can contact you to coordinate pickup.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I be picked up from my hotel in San Francisco for the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:Unfortunately, there are no hotel pickups in San Francisco.
Jun 2021
Q:
Which wineries will we visit during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:During the tour, you will visit three different wineries. The wineries are selected in advance by the tour guide and change daily.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I pick the wineries that we visit during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:The tour guide selects the wineries you will visit in advance, so guests do not pick the wineries. If there are specific wineries you have already seen or plan to visit, let the office know and we can avoid those wineries on the day of the tour.
Aug 2021
Q:
How long do we stay at each winery during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:While there is no set time to spend at each winery, the group typically stays about 75 minutes at each stop. You'll stay a little longer at the winery where lunch is served.
Aug 2021
Q:
Are tasting fees included in the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:Tasting fees are not included. Each winery charges a tasting fee and prices depend on the flight you choose Typically, the tasting fees are $20-$25 per person at each winery. Many wineries will waive tasting fees if you purchase wine to take home.
Feb 2022
Q:
Do I need to bring ID for the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:Yes - you will need a photo ID to participate in the tastings at the various wineries we visit.
Jun 2021
Q:
How many people can join the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:This small-group tour has 8 to 12 guests on board.
Aug 2021
Q:
What type of vehicle is used during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:The tour is offered in a small shuttle bus. The shuttles have perimeter seating, so guests can better get to know each other.
Aug 2021
Q:
What options are there for lunch during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:The boxed picnic lunch is served on the grounds of one of the wineries. It consists of turkey & cheese sandwiches on Ciabatta bread, homemade fresh quinoa salad, sliced fruit, a rolled-oat dessert cake, and bottled water.
Aug 2021
Q:
Are there Vegetarian options for lunch during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:Yes, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-free options are available, however, they must be requested in advance. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring my child on the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:This tour is for adults 21 and over. At this time we are unable to accept any guests under 21 years old.
Jun 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:It's best to dress in layers, as the mornings can be chilly, and late afternoons can get very warm. Casual dress is best, with comfortable shoes. High heels are NOT recommended.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I buy wine during the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley to bring home with me?
A:Absolutely! Some wineries will even waive your tasting fees when purchasing wine.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I store the wine I purchase on the bus for the duration of the tour?
A:There is plenty of room to store wine purchases. You can also buy a wine shipper box on the bus for $10 (holds up to 12 bottles.) Fill it up and check it on your return flight. Many wineries are also able to ship if that is more convenient.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring a dog or other animal on the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:Registered service dogs are welcome on the tour. Other animals are not permitted on the tour.
Aug 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley if I'm not staying in the Napa Area?
A:Yes - The meeting place is in downtown Napa located at 600 Main Street (along the riverfront). There is a free parking garage right across the street on levels 2 and 4. The pick-up time for the Napa Valley Tour from this location is 10:15 am.
Jun 2021
Q:
What time is the tour departure for the Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:The tour departure is 11 am. Hotel pickups are between 10 and 10:45 am. The local tour operator will contact you a night before the travel date to confirm your exact pickup details.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Napa Valley.

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  • "Take this small group tour, you will have no regrets!" See review
  • "We had plenty of time at each vineyard and the tour made it very convenient for us with pick up and drop off at our hotel in Napa." See review

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star-5
A great day in Napa
Michelle_L
, Aug 2022
This was a unique way to visit three very different boutique wineries in Napa. At each place, we got a very different vibe, perspective, knowledge, etc. as the day went on and the wine flowed, the group got very chatty and had a lot of fun. Sarah, our driving, was great.
star-5
Great day.
Jim_R
, Jul 2022
Kelly chose great wineries for our tour and gave us plenty of time at each place. The locations were beautiful.
star-5
Awesome fun Napa tour
James_G
, Jul 2022
We had a blast!! Gary was a great guide. Loved his stories about Napa Valley Set a great atmosphere for everyone to enjoy the day😊
star-5
Great tour!!!!
Frank_P
, Jul 2022
This trip was exactly what we were looking for. The tour guide Steve was pleasant and knowledgeable. He explained the ins and outs of wine making and the wine industry. We went to three wonderful wineries. The bus was comfortable and the guests friendly.
star-1
A scam. Not recommended.
Brad_V
, Jul 2022
A scam. Will be advising our hotel in Sonoma who recommends this tour. It was our second Platypus tour. 5 years ago the tour was quite good. Now a scam.
star-5
Ideal Napa Wine Tour Experience
Perri_K
, Jul 2022
This tour is a fantastic option for anyone who wants to visit Napa wineries but doesn't want to coordinate multiple reservations, transportation, etc. The tour guide chooses which vineyards you'll visit based on availability and we all had a great time at all three. We learned about wine and the history of the area and of course tried plenty of the local wines! Tasting fees are not included, but that's just as well since the wineries will waive the fee if you buy a bottle or two. For at least one of the places we visited they said our tasting fees were discounted from being on the Platypus tour.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Renay_D
, Jul 2022
I decided to celebrate my birthday in Napa and I'm so happy I booked this tour! Louis, our guide, picked 3 excellent wineries. They were smaller vineyards but had great wine! The lunch was very tasty as well (not just your typical turkey sandwich, but a little fancier). The wineries had great wine and excellent views to get that perfect Instagram photo. I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get a sample of what Napa Valley has to offer.
star-5
Fun day and excellent value.
Susan_O
, Jul 2022
Great tour guide, Steven. He found the best small wineries to visit and we had a lovely lunch. Steven organized all the wine that everyone bought. A very fun day and excellent value!
star-5
Wonderful Tour
Merav_C
, Jul 2022
Everything about this Tour was wonderful, Luis our tour guide was excellent. The vineyards we visited, the hosts at the vineyards, lunch, the group and more.
star-5
Wonderful
Candice_M
, Jul 2022
Linda and the crew at the wine tasting locations was absolutely amazing. This tour brought wonderful touchest to my birthday we really enjoyed.
star-4
We loved seeing smaller wineries
Grace_S
, Jul 2022
We loved this experience however our driver Lewis demanded his tip before the tour was over which I thought was rude and awkward since I was already tipping over 20% so I can recommend the tour but not the driver.
star-5
Absolutely incredible!
Chris_S
, Jun 2022
What an amazing way to spend a day! The tour was just brilliant, small tour group which made it very personal and Jared was excellent. All the wine farms we visited were hidden little gems, off the beaten track, not mainstream and we would never have been able to find these on our own. Their wines were delicious! Before going on this tour the one thing I was skeptical about was the “packed lunch”. I was afraid it was not going to be enough food or not a good quality meal. I was TOTALLY wrong, the food was more than enough and we had a stunning side salad, delicious sandwich, fruit and a dessert. There are loads of other tours to choose from that are much bigger and less intimate- I almost booked one of those myself and I am so grateful that I found Platypus tours and went with this one instead. It was fantastic from start to finish and I can’t recommend it enough!
star-5
Great Winery tour
See_Q
, Jun 2022
Interesting tour of hidden gems. Nice and friendly group makes the experience very memorable. I certainly would recommend this tour to anyone unfamiliar to Napa.
star-5
Girls Trip 2022
Doreen_T
, Jun 2022
My girlfriends and I had a great time. We met some amazing people, along with our tour guide Rob. He was fun, engaging and attentive. I would highly recommend this tour,
star-5
Wine in a mountain
Saisha_S
, Jun 2022
The wineries Dave takes you too are so far north in wine country. I love this because we would’ve missed these places otherwise and you get to drink wine in a mountain.
star-3
TASTING VERSES/ WINE TOUR AND TASTING
Amedeo_R
, Jun 2022
I guess the tour was as advertised, but not what I expected. This tour was strictly wine tasting, I should of booked a winery tour, one of the winery did take us a short distance to the plants. I believe in your advertisement you should make it clear this strictly wine tasting.
star-5
Amazing Experience
Kim_W
, Jun 2022
It was a wonderful Day. Kelly did a great job of sharing her love of the area and the different wineries we visited.
star-5
Amazing experience! It...
Rumman_S
, Jun 2022
Amazing experience! It was my husband’s birthday and I booked the tour for him. Rob was our tour guide and he was amazing. We went to three Wineries and each of them very unique from the other one. I have learned so much about wine and the whole harvest process. It was extremely educational and fun at the same time! Rob took care of the wine we bought and made sure to hand it to us at the end of our trip! I would recommend this 100%
star-5
Our Napa Tour
Taramattie_S
, May 2022
We had a most wonderful tour with Tour Guide Luis, he is very knowledgeable about the region, vineyards and wineries. It was a small group of about 5 friendly couples. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Beautiful day wine tasting!
Maria_H
, May 2022
We had a wonderful day in Napa! We went to 3 wineries, with a great lunch at the second. We enjoyed ourselves with 3 other couples. It was nice that were picked up at our hotel. We were given the option of be dropped off in downtown Napa for dinner on our own and to uber back to our hotel. This saved us time and traffic to go back out for dinner. We highly recommend this tour!!!

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