This tour combines the world's tallest trees at Muir Woods in the morning and a tour of Sonoma to taste world-class wines in the afternoon. Small groups for a more personal experience.
The day begins with a free pick up from your hotel. We will stop at the Palace of Fine Arts before heading North across the Golden Gate Bridge on route to Muir Woods. We wind our way along the Pacific Coast Highway through the coastal mountains near Mt. Tamalpais, the highest point in the North Bay. Maps and guides in hand, we begin with a short walk in Muir Woods, a National Monument set aside in 1908 as a federally protected area. Here you will see the tallest trees on earth and a portion of a forest that used to cover large sections of the California coast. The Coastal Redwoods will be towering above you as you walk along Redwood Creek, which flows from Mt. Tamalpais nearby. You will have plenty of free time within the park. From easy to strenuous, ocean views to deep woods, the sights, sounds, and smells are sure to remind the visitor what the woods are all about, and there is something for everybody.
Regrouping again before noon, we make for the Wine Country we can stop for a short break in the historic town square of Sonoma and a chance to visit the Sonoma Jack Cheese Factory for a tasting or add an additional winery to the schedule. After lunch we visit 2-3 wineries for tasting in the famous Sonoma and/or Napa Valleys. You will have a chance, if you are over 21, to taste a wide variety of whites, reds, and dessert wines at such places as Viansa, Cline, Homewood and Benziger Family Wineries. You will also have a chance to see the beautiful valleys that have been supplying California (and now the world) with fantastic wines for over 60 years. The scenery of the rolling hills and the rows and rows of wine grapes will amaze you as well as provide great snapshots. To conclude late in the day we head back to San Francisco, returning you to your hotel between 5:30 and 6:00pm.
• World famous Golden Gate Bridge.
• Presidio - ex military base turned National Recreation Area.
• Marin County the wealthiest county in the U.S.
• Highway 1- the world famous Pacific Coastal Highway
• Muir Woods - home to the Coast redwoods
• Sonoma Valley - part of California's world famous wine country.
• Sonoma historic town square.
****Passengers traveling with toddlers or babies, you MUST purchase a child ticket and are responsible for bringing a child seat for your child. California Highway Patrol requires by law a child seat for any child under 6 years old. Babies under 1 year and 20 lbs or less need to be in the front seat facing the rear of the vehicle. The tour itinerary is general as decribed above, however, we sometimes switch the order of the two destinations if our schedule requires****
8 - 9 hours
165 Jefferson, San Francisco
FREE pick up and drop off from most San Francisco hotels, narration
food, tasting fees (if applicable), park entrance fee of $3, and driver's gratuity