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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco

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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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train, including lunch, during this full-day tour from San Francisco. After transportation via ferry and shuttle from San Francisco, climb aboard the restored antique train to enjoy a gourmet, locally-sourced lunch and wine pairing. Travel through the Napa Valley's rolling vineyards for towards the charming town of St. Helena.
  • Enjoy a unique, scenic dining experience aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Ride a restored antique train through gorgeous Napa Valley
  • Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet lunch and a glass of wine
  • Admire gorgeous views of rolling vineyards on your ride to St. Helena
  • Round-trip transport from San Francisco included
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Round-trip ferry or bus transport between San Francisco and Vallejo
Round-trip shuttle transport between Vallejo and Napa Valley Wine Train
Lunch
Coffee, tea and water
Server gratuities (recommended)
Soft drinks, juice and alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Arrive at the Ferry Building in San Francisco to board a ferry (Monday-Friday) or bus (weekends) to Vallejo. In Vallejo, transfer to a shuttle that will take you to the starting point of the Napa Valley Wine Train.

Climb aboard the antique restored train, where you are shown to your seat and poured a welcome glass of wine. Relax and enjoy the views out of the train's large glass windows as it travels north through Yountville, Oakville, and Rutherford on the route to St. Helena.

Take a break from the gazing at the scenery to explore the antique train. Visit the kitchen car to watch your gourmet lunch being prepared or stop by the lounge car to enjoy a cocktail or another glass of wine (own expense.)

Choose the first or second lunch seating (see Schedule & Pricing below for details.) The menu is seasonal, and features fresh, in-season ingredients (see Itinerary below for a sample menu.) The highly-acclaimed restaurant uses sustainable meat and produce that are locally sourced from within the Napa Valley whenever possible.

Hop off the Wine Train in St. Helena in the early evening to board the shuttle for Vallejo, and take the ferry or bus back to San Francisco.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ferry Building Marketplace
On the morning of your tour, head to the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Depending on the day you select, you’ll take the ferry (Mon-Fri) or a bus (Sat-Sun) from here to Vallejo, where you’ll then board a shuttle and head north to beautiful Napa Valley wine country.
Stop At:  
Napa Valley Wine Train
When you arrive in Napa, hop aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train! You'll be directed to your seat. Then, simply sit back and soak in impeccable views of Napa’s stunning vineyards as you travel north to the quaint village of St Helena, passing the towns of Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford along the way. When your eyes aren't pasted to the large viewing windows, you’re encouraged to explore this unique train during your journey – you may even visit the kitchen car to watch the chefs prepare your gourmet meal. You’ll sit in your choice of the first or second seating section, depending on when you’d like to enjoy your lunch (see Schedule & Pricing for details). Choose from a fresh, seasonal menu, and enjoy a delicious meal prepared to your specifications (see Itinerary below for a sample menu). This highly acclaimed restaurant prides itself in using fresh ingredients and sustainable produce, as well as humanely raised meats and line-caught or farmed fish. Before or after your meal, head to the lounge car to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine from the bar (own expense) and lounge on the love seats. Your Napa Valley Wine Train experience will end in the early evening, when you'll board the shuttle for your return trip to Vallejo. You’ll then hop on the 5:15pm ferry to return to San Francisco.
Duration: 11 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Any reserved seats not claimed within 10 minutes prior to departure may be released for resale
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Ferry runs Mon-Fri; bus runs Sat & Sun
  • Not wheelchair or scooter accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Napa Valley Wine Train

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

  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco?
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
See all safety measures taken by Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco?
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 Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco?
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 Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco?
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 Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco.

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briancass
, Jan 2020
Great Experience! The staff on train stations, shuttle service and culinary event on board was outstanding!
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I absolutely loved this tour. I...
Pamela G
, Jun 2018
I absolutely loved this tour. I recommend it to everyone.
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Very disappointed with this trip the...
Les W
, Mar 2018
Very disappointed with this trip the food was excellent, however, the rest was a letdown, and certainly not worth the price paid.
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Great way to see the wine country...
Augusta A
, Dec 2017
Great way to see the wine country. Beautiful scenery!
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We started our trip at the Ferry...
sbaker09
, Jun 2017
We started our trip at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The bus was waiting there as described. The trip to the train station was comfortable and without issue. Unfortunately, when we arrived at the train station, there was a 2 hour wait to board the train. The actual ride on the train, as well as the scenery were nice. The meal was great and the service on the train was outstanding. We were offered a small glass of wine while enjoying appetizers. For the meal itself, we were tasked to buy any additional wine. At the conclusion of the train ride, we had yet another hour and a half wait for the bus back to San Francisco. I understand that transportation was provided from many different areas however, it would be much preferred to stage the train trip closer to the arrival time. We spent 3 and a half hours waiting for a 3 hour train ride. I am not sure I would recommend this unless you were driving yourself so that arrival and departure times could be controlled a bit better. The bus dropped us off at the ferry station. We had only our vouchers to show the ferry agent. Fortunately, there were very few passengers headed back into San Francisco. He simply shook his head and let us board. The bus driver didn't know what the process entailed, so we were left to somewhat fend for ourselves with the ferry. A ferry ticket would have been helpful as well.
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This was a great experience and...
Rachel K
, Mar 2017
This was a great experience and exactly as described when you book. The bus to Napa we went on a Saturday was good, the driver was informative and entertaining. The train ride was outstanding. We ate lunch in the second seating they tell you when you get there if you are first or second seating. The scenery was great. It was a a cold, rainy day. At this time of year the vineyards are bare, but the hills were green and the fruit trees were in bloom. The food and drink on the train was excellent. In our party we had the salmon, steak and chicken and everyone was very happy with their food. There was about an hour of free time before and an hour and a half after the train ride in downtown Napa. The ferry ride back to SF was fine. We didn't know there were two stops - you can get off at Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf or at the Ferry Building where the tour started.
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I really had a wonderful day on this...
Lord Sebastian
, Jan 2017
I really had a wonderful day on this tour, I got two wine tasting boards so I drank five glasses of different wines whilst relaxing in the lounge on the first half of the tour and then the next whilst having a superb lunch in the restaurant. What a marvelous tour, relaxing, excellent service and very tasty food with some good wines from the Napa valley that your traveling through. Highly recommend this tour.
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The train and lunch was fabulous...
Mark H
, Jun 2016
The train and lunch was fabulous. Great food and beautiful scenery. Explored the length of the train, all the way to the engine. One disappointment - the dome car was out for refurbishment and not there to see. Also, if you are taking the tour on Saturday or Sunday - you will have the bus to the wine train, but you are taking the ferry back to SF - this was not clear in the paperwork. Also, left SF at 8:15 and returned at 6:00pm - allow more than the stated 7 hours. All in all, a must see and do!
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For me this tour was just...
Ciara T
, May 2016
For me this tour was just ok. You need to be at the Ferry Building at approx 8 to get the ferry which takes approx 1 hour. Then a bus is waiting for you off the ferry and you travel for approx 45 minutes to get to the train.I did this tour with my husband and our 19 month old daughter. Even though our daughter was included in the booking there was no high chair at our table. We asked our server for a high chair and while he said yes we did not get it until the main course was out.The meal on the train was nice, nothing amazing and printed on the menu was a suggestion of 10-15 dollars per head for tip. At the price of these tickets you would think tip would be included. Not only that but you move to a different carriage on the train after your main course for dessert where again you are expected to tip your server. Overall you spend approx 3 hours on the train. When you return you can view the picture that were taken before you got on the train-picture was 35 dollars. After which you have approx and hour to explore the town before your bus collects you for your ferry back to San Francisco. I would not recommend this tour, it was most definitely not worth the price.
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The wine train experience was nice...
Patricia N
, Feb 2016
The wine train experience was nice. The problem we had was with the transportation from San Francisco to the train station. We were not picked up and had to find our own transportation there or miss the day trip. This ended up costing us 100.00 extra dollars.
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