Is admission to Muir Woods included?
The tour price does not include the Muir Woods entrance fee, which is $15 per person and must be paid when you reach the entrance of the park (cash or card accepted).
How much time will I spend in Muir Woods?
Muir Woods is extremely popular and officials strictly limit the time for visitors. You will spend a bit over an hour exploring the ancient redwoods and other endangered creatures along Redwood Creek trail.
What wineries does the tour visit?
After the Muir Woods, you will be welcomed to three boutique wineries in both Sonoma Valley and Napa Valleys. Our group of partner wineries are charming, family-owned affairs. While you sip on a flight of estate-bottled wine, wine educators will explain how the local terroir and their craftsmanship make their products special.
Does this tour go to Napa?
Yes. You will visit Napa Valley AND Sonoma Valley after the Muir Woods experience.
Must I bring a valid photo ID?
Yes. You will need a valid ID showing that you are at least 21 years old if you would like to consume alcohol.
Are wine tasting fees included in the tour?
Yes. All tasting fees at the wineries are included in the tour cost. Optional extra wine sampling or visits to wine tasting rooms at our lunch stop in Sonoma are not included but you may purchase them a la carte on site, time permitting.
Is this tour suitable for children?
We discourage bringing children under 6 years old on this tour. Some of our winery partners do not permit children in the tasting room.
Do you pick up outside of San Francisco?
We offer a complimentary pick-up from hotels located in San Francisco. If you are staying away from the downtown area, we suggest taking a shared ride service or public transportation to the Hilton Union Square hotel on O’Farrell Street. Our pickup location is outside the Mason Street side entrance.
What should I bring?
San Francisco can be chilly in the morning and you will be spending 2-3 hours outdoors. It’s best to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals. Bring a valid government-issued ID, a light water-resistant jacket, camera or phone, water bottle, hat and sunscreen, umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain), and cash or a credit card for lunch and the park entry fee at Muir Woods (currently $15 for adults).
Can we drink alcohol on the bus?
Yes. However, the wine at wineries is generous and our experience suggests that drinking between stops can become excessive.
Where do we have lunch?
Our restaurant partner is the acclaimed Plaza Bistro. The restaurant serves updated California cuisine in a historic building on the Square in downtown Sonoma.
Why is the lunch upgrade not available for the kids?
The lunch is a wine pairing that is not appropriate for children. Plaza Bistro restaurant offers many kids-friendly lunch options that can be purchased on the spot.
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions at the gourmet lunch?
The Plaza Bistro has dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options. Vegan options are not available.