Wine Country Tour Shuttle
If you want something relaxing, try the Wine Country Tour Shuttle. This tour lasts all day and begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Ferry Station. Here, you will be picked up by shuttle and travel over the Golden Gate Bridge to wine country while a well-versed tour guide gives you a quick course about wine.
You will then visit two wineries and can partake in the wine tasting. At the second winery, lunch will be served. After lunch, you will travel to three more wineries and then board a ferry in Vallejo. This 45-minute ride over the bay will allow you to take in spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge before dropping you off at Ferry Landing at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Tickets for the tour are $95, as of November 2009. This includes the price of the shuttle, bus and your picnic lunch. Prices for wine tasting run about $5 to $10 at each winery. Refer to the company's website for additional information or changes in ticket prices.
Napa Wine Tours (Jeep Tour)
If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, a Jeep tour might be the way to go. The tour will pick up people at most San Francisco hotels at 9 a.m. You will step into a Jeep and travel over the Golden Gate Bridge toward the first winery. The company ensures a tour guide who is well-informed and entertaining. You then will travel to three more wineries on your excursion. After your wine tasting has come to an end, the Jeep will drop you off at your hotel after a day out in the valley.
The price per person is $145.95, as of November 2009, with a requirement of two people in your party. You can also secure a private Jeep tour for one to five people for $505.95. Included in the price is transportation and free pickup and drop-off (at most hotels). The tour price doesn't include meals or wine tasting. Refer to the company's web site for possible changes.
Napa Wine Tours (Two-Day Excursion)
If you want a tour that lasts overnight, try the Muir Woods & Wine Country Overnight Tour. This tour will pick you up by a van at most San Francisco hotels and take you over the Golden Gate (with a quick stop at the Presidio below it). You will then travel to Muir Woods, an old-growth coastal forest which boasts large redwoods. You will then travel to the small town of Healdsburg and partake in wine tasting at three wineries. You will then check into your hotel and gear up for the next day.
Day two focuses on wineries and makes stops to at least four of them. The day starts at 8 a.m. Lunch will be held at the historic Sonoma town square, and you may visit California's northernmost mission, Mission San Francisco de Solano. You will be dropped off at your hotel at approximately 6 p.m.
The cost per person for single occupancy is $484.95 and for double occupancy is $351.95, as of November 2009. The cost includes transportation and hotel. Meals, entrance into Muir Woods and wine tasting fees aren't included. Refer to the company's web site for new information.