The Best Private Wine Tours in Napa Valley
September 17, 2020
There’s no better way to learn about the Napa Valley and all it has to offer than on a guided tour. Whether you’re looking to soak up the stunning scenery, get fit, learn, build up your wine collection, or all of the above, there’s a Napa Valley wine tour with your name on it. Leave behind the stress of planning (and driving) and let local experts guide you to the very best of Napa Valley.
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Explore the back roads of Napa on an open-air electric tuk-tuk! The local experts at Laces & Limos will sweep you away on a safari-like Coombsville AVA adventure, where you’ll explore off-the-beaten-path boutique wineries (some of which aren’t even open to the public), get up close with vineyards and winemakers, and stop off for a scenic wine country picnic lunch along the way.
Ever wish you had a friend in Napa to tell you all the best places to go and wines to try? Add Napa Native Tours to your Christmas card list, because they’re about to be your new BFFs. These long-time Napa residents have the inside scoop on the best under-the-radar Napa Valley experiences, where to taste hard-to-find wines, and how to enjoy Napa Valley like a seasoned local.
A San Francisco treat right here in Napa Valley! Hop aboard the Wine Trolley for an open-air tour of Napa Valley. With socially-distant seating and extensive cleaning protocols in place, the Trolley is ready to roll to your favorite Napa Valley wineries. An easy-breezy tour option for those who just want to sit back, sip wine, and enjoy the scenery.
Work off that wine you’re going to drink with Napa Valley Bike Tours. Pedaling past rows of vineyards on a Winery + Picnic Bike Tour, you’ll enjoy a sensory experience that simply can’t be duplicated inside a car, tour van or limo. A knowledgeable local guide will chat about the vineyard to vino process during your leisurely ride, and you’ll stop at two wineries along the way. Because you’re bound to work up an appetite, a delightful Bouchon Bakery picnic lunch is included. Electric bike tours are also available if you'd rather cruise than pedal.
West Wine Tours
The coolest way to tour wine country? By vintage VW bus, of course! Charge up your phone because you’re going to want plenty of Instagram shots as you cruise the valley in a restored VW Bus. If you want a totally casual way to explore the valley, kick back, and just have a great time with friends, the crew at West Wine Tours is ready to deliver. Bonus- a complimentary farm to table lunch is included on each tour.
Get whisked away in style. With Classic Convertible Wine Tours you’ll cruise the valley, top down, in a 1947 Packard convertible limousine. Your friendly local driver will take you behind the scenes to meet the people, winemakers, and families that make each and every winery so unique. After your first stop, a pre-ordered picnic lunch will be set on a table cloth with stemware and plates to enjoy overlooking the vineyards. If you’re looking to create a truly special experience during your trip to Napa Valley (a proposal, perhaps?) this is the tour for you.
Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Napa Valley is one of the most spectacularly beautiful places in the world — why waste time indoors when you can explore miles of vineyard-view hikes and off-the-beaten-path trails? Active Wine Adventures pairs great wine (and beer!) with exciting hikes, inspiring art, and a dose of local history. Create a custom tour or choose one of their popular Hike & Wine or Hike & Beer options for an amazing day exploring the great outdoors of Napa Valley.
Craving an escape from the City by the Bay? Kick back and leave the driving to Beau. For no additional travel fee, the knowledgeable and friendly tour guides at Beau will not only pick you up from any hotel in San Francisco and take you to beautiful wine country, they’ll show you some of Napa Valley’s best-kept secrets and hard to find hidden gems along the way. Whether you are a wine novice or serious collector, Beau can custom-tailor your perfect wine tour from San Francisco to Napa.
Explore Napa Valley’s most fabled historic wineries on Pure Luxury’s Pure Fascination Tour. First up is Freemark Abbey Winery, which traces its roots back to 1886 and was home to Napa Valley’s first female winemaker. After indulging your passion for handcrafted wines with a history, you’ll head to Chateau Montelena Winery, whose Chardonnay famously won the 1976 Judgement of Paris and helped put Napa Valley wine on the world stage. The winery’s stone castle is carved into a hillside overlooking a Chinese garden, lake, and vineyards reaching out to the base of Mt. St. Helena. If it’s your first time in Napa Valley, this is the tour to take.
The smaller mountain appellations of Napa Valley are often overlooked, as they lie well off the familiar path of Highway 29. Enjoy an adventurous day exploring small family-owned wineries on stunning backcountry roads in the mountain wine appellations with Hidden Napa Jeep Tours. You’ll trek the mountain roads in an open-air Jeep Wrangler convertible on a totally custom tour designed around your wine tasting preferences and vision of a perfect wine tasting day in the Napa Valley.
Verve is not your typical wine tour operator. As local industry insiders with 20+ years of personal relationships, impeccable taste, and a flair for the creative, the insider connections at Verve get you off the tourist trail and show you Napa wine country as you’ve never seen it before. Each and every wine tour is custom-tailored to your unique tastes and interests. Want to learn to open a bottle of wine with a saber? Discover the Napa Valley wineries everyone will be talking about next year? Experience the most epically romantic weekend of your life? Verve can make it happen. You'll travel in style and comfort in one of our luxury vehicles with a charming and knowledgeable local host, whose insider status secures your backstage pass to the wine business and all its delicious beauty.
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