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Wine Lover's Tour℠ with Escape from the Rock

Wine Lover's Wine Country Tour with Escape from the Rock Cruise

  • How do I book or make a reservation?

    You can book online to receive an online discount or call our office at  1-866-231-3752 or  1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged. Reservations by phone require a credit card to hold your seat(s). You can also come to our SOMA office prior to the tour departure date and pay cash directly.

  • What types of payments do you accept?

    Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept Debit cards with symbols of these card companies. 
    Cash: Guests can pay cash at our SOMA location for any tour.  

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option.

  • Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

    Yes, you can get a up to $9 off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical operated tours only. 

  • Is there any advantages by booking my tour online?

    You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at!

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours before tour departure, or at least 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation to get a partial refund. 

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets,  Alcatraz Tours, Show tickets, Seaplane Tours are non-refundable. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on a tour. 

  • Where should I pick up the tickets for my tour?

    You don't need a ticket for most of our tours, vouchers are provided when they are needed. Most times your confirmation email is enough. We will specify in your email confirmation after you've booked the Yosemite tour what information you will need to have with you.

Day 1 - Wine Lover's Wine Country Tour
The one and only Wine Lover's Wine Country Tour is a VIP, semi-customizable, and informative tour of California Wine Country. Travel on a 13-passenger luxury vehicle and have the opportunity to request your favorite wineries! Only our Wine Lover's Tour goes to 4-6 different wineries in both Sonoma and Napa Valley, including famous and boutique wineries. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides will inform you about the history of Wine Country and you'll also learn the process of wine-making! The package price does not include wine tasting fees. Some wineries offer complimentary tastings, but most charge a fee ranging from $5 to $20. Check out some of the wineries we visit on a regular basis.

Day 2 - Escape from the Rock Cruise
Board the Escape from the Rock cruise instead of the Alcatraz ferry cruise. Departing from Pier 39, you'll sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, pass by Treasure Island and Sausalito, and get the opportunity for panoramic, 360-degree views of Alcatraz Island as you circle around it twice. Learn about the history of this maximum-security prison without stepping foot on the island. Hear thrilling tales of famous inmates' escape attempts. Listen to stories about the brutal life and the unscripted accounts of life on "the Rock," while relaxing on a boat. Also perfect if Alcatraz tickets are sold out! 

Wine Lover's Wine Country Tour with Escape from the Rock Cruise - Times Approximate

Day 1 - Wine Lover's Wine Coutnry Tour

8:00 - 8:15 AMPick-up from Extranomical San Francisco SOMA Office.
8:15 - 9:00 AMPick-up for your Wine Lover's Tour at your San Francisco hotel in downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.
9:00 - 9:10 AMCross the Golden Gate Bridge into the Marin Headlands, and maybe stop for a picture. Otherwise, continue north and...
9:10 - 9:20 AMPick-up in Sausalito if necessary.
9:20 - 10:30 AMTravel north on U.S. 101 through Marin County into Sonoma Valley or beyond. You're in California Wine Country! Talk about where to go, what to see and taste, what to eat, and how much to buy!
10:30 - NoonVisit a winery or two before lunch. Learn about the history and process of wine-making.
12:00 - 1:00 PMFind some lunch! We'll either plan the tour so you have lunch at one of the wineries, go to a place in Napa Valley, or start the drive back and make it to Sonoma for lunch.
1:00 - 4:00 PMThis is the best part of a semi-private tour. After lunch, choose to either spend more time at Napa Valley wineries OR go further north into Sonoma Valley OR work your way south towards the Carneros.
4:00 - 4:45 PMChoose to stop in beautiful Sausalito and enjoy the views of San Francisco, Alcatraz and the Bay. You also have the opportunity to take an optional ferry (fare not included) back to San Francisco, landing in either Fisherman's Wharf or at the Ferry Building (and find your own way back to your hotel).
5:00 - 6:00 PMGo back across the Golden Gate Bridge and get dropped off at your San Francisco Hotel.

Day 2 - Escape from the Rock Cruise

Various Departures*

Weekdays - Monday to Thursday at 11:30 AM 
Weekends - Friday to Sunday at 11:30 AM and 3:45 pm 

 1.5 hoursFor an excellent alternative to the Alcatraz ferry cruise, Escape from the Rock can compare to no other. Departing from Pier 39, the cruise will sail around Alcatraz multiple times for a panoramic 360-degree view. You will also get to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and listen to astonishing tales of famous inmates' escape attempts. See and learn about Alcatraz without stepping foot on the island. Full bar on board. 

*Tour departure times are on a first-come first-serve basis.

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Wine Lover's Tour℠ with Escape from the Rock
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)
Regular Price:$205
Internet Special:$195


  • 9-hour Wine Lover's Tour on the 1st day
  • Semi-customizable tour of wine country
  • Request your favorite wineries
  • Travel on a 13-passenger luxury vehicle
  • Escape from the Rock Cruise (2nd day)
  • 360-degree views of Alcatraz Island
  • Full bar available on board
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