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 about one hour here to wander through the grove of trees with your guide, who will tell you about the local vegetation and wildlife along the nature trail while you walk over mossy streams. 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 tomato bisque, 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. Total time at each winery is about one hour, and you'll have the chance to taste five to 10 wines of different varietals, from white to red to sparkling. Tasting fees are included, and you may purchase bottles to take home, if you wish. 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
• Muir Woods National Monument, Sonoma & Napa Valley in 1 Day
• Enjoy an exclusive three course gourmet food and wine pairing!
• Lunch for children not included in rate and needs to get paid at the restaurant
Wineries visited may include:
• Madonna Estate Winery: Discover four generations of winemaking by the Bartolucci family at dry-farmed vineyards producing a variety of organic, hand-crafted wines.
• Cline Cellars: This classic, family-owned winery specializes in Rhone varietals and sources fruit from Sonoma Valley and Contra Costa County.
• Mayo Family Winery: Founded in 1993, single vineyards produce the highest quality and enjoyable wines.
*Wineries are subject to change.
~Wine Pairing Upgrade Menu~
NV Gloria Blanc de Noir, Sonoma
Cheese Plate with Fresh Fruit
(Choose one from below)
with fresh basil and Parmesan Cheese
Classic Caesar Salad
romaine hearts with the Bistro's home-made Caesar Dressing
2014 Dirty Pond Pinot Noir, Sonoma
(Choose one from below)
with almond-arugula pesto and grated Pecorino Romano
seasonal vegetables and balsamic reduction
Tour departs from Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, South of Market, Japantown. Financial District, Chinatown, and Marina (west end of Lombard Street) hotels, and the Ferry Terminal in Sausalito.
*For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Towers on 333 O'Farrell Street (Maison Street entrance) if your hotel is not listed。