Wine Lover's Luxury Wine Country Tour with Alcatraz
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 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can book a tour with us in person at our office location, provided our office is open.
How do I pay for my tour?
If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged within 24 hours. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can pay us in person at our office location for any tour, provided our office is open. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number.
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. Please note that “pre-paid” cards and “travel” cards often are not accepted by our system and it is possible we may ask you to provide an alternate payment method if the initial payment does not go through.
Cash: You can pay cash at our office location for any tour. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number. Please state to your reservation agent that you would not like your card to be charged and that you would like to pay your Expedition Leader in cash on the day of your tour.
Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option, nor can you choose to pay with cash for any online reservations.
Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?
Are there any advantages by booking my tour online?
Can I combine two or more discount codes?
At this time only one discount code can be accepted per reservation. You must choose which one you would like to apply upon making your booking. There is a space for the discount code or “tracking code” on the final page of the booking form.
My discount code isn’t working!
Not every code will be applicable to every single reservation. Please read the terms of the discount code you are attempting to use carefully, and note that some codes provided by third parties may have expired. If the code is valid and has been correctly applied you will see the value reflected on the final checkout page before submitting your reservation.
I’ve already made a reservation but forgot to add the discount code. Can you refund me the discount?
Unfortunately, any discount code you would like to use must be applied at the time of your booking. The code must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.
Can I cancel or change my reservation?
Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets, Alcatraz Tours, Seaplane Tours, and any other 3rd party tours are non-transferrable and non-refundable. For Extranomical-operated tours, any cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on the tour, and must be made 72 hours before tour departure to get a partial refund, or at least 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation.
Where do I pick up the tickets for my tour?
You do not need to have a physical voucher to board Extranomical-operated tours. Please follow the instructions on your confirmation for any 3rd-party-operated tours such as Bay City Bikes, Blue & Gold Fleet, Airport Express, et al. If you have purchased the Ferry Bay Cruise tickets, your Expedition Leader will give these to you upon boarding your tour.
Please note that Alcatraz Cruises will require that each adult boarding the boat to Alcatraz bring their photo ID or passport for identity verification.
The Wine Lovers Wine Country with Alcatraz Tour is a semi-private tour to the Wine Country Region, Sonoma and Napa, plus an Alcatraz Tour the following day.
Day 1: Wine Lovers Wine Country Tour
The great thing about this Wine Country Tour, you tell us where YOU would like to go in the Napa Valley Region, Sonoma Valley Region, or both. Our wonderful guide will spend the first hour discussing the options and taking suggestions whilst on the way to the Wine Country. Usually we tend to visit four to six boutique wineries in one day. On the drive up north, your guide will educate you on the history of California and wine making therein. This trip will provide the opportunity to sample wineries from the Napa region and/or the Sonoma Valley region. We’ll also find time to grab a tasty lunch in between your wine tastings, or maybe at one of the wineries! Some wineries offer complimentary tastings, but most charge a fee ranging from $15 to $25, and winery hosted tours usually cost extra.
California has approximately 1400 Wineries and 650 of them are located in San Francisco’s backyard of the Sonoma and Napa Valley counties. Here is our list of wineries that we visit on a regular basis. Keep in mind we won’t visit all of these on a single tour. Do try to keep a clear head for the next day though, because you will be visiting Alcatraz Island!
Click Here to View a short list of California Wineries
Day 2: Alcatraz Tour
Please meet at Pier 33. Alcatraz Island, located in San Francisco has to be one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Journey across the bay, as your Alcatraz Tour begins with a 45 minute audio presentation "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cell house Tour," featuring recordings of guards and inmates who actually lived and worked on the Island. When your Alcatraz tour is finished then explore Alcatraz Island as long want on your own, but please do remember to get the ferry back to San Francisco in time!
Availability for Alcatraz can be very limited, especially during the summer months. Your booking request will be processed in the order received. Your website booking for Alcatraz tickets is not guaranteed until you receive an email confirmation from us. For real time availability, please call us at 1-866-231-3752.
Wine Lovers with Alcatraz Tour - Times Approximate
(15 Passenger Van or mini-bus)
Starting August 1, 2015 this tour is available Thursday through Sunday only
Day 1 - Wine Lovers
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Pick up for your Wine Lover's Luxury Wine Country Tour at most San Francisco hotels in downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.
9:00 - 10:00 AM
|Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge or Bay Bridge and enjoy stunning views of San Francisco. Maybe even stop and snap a picture if the weather allows it. Otherwise, continue north to Sonoma or Napa Valley.|
10:00 - 12:00 AM
|You're in Wine Country! Visit 2 wineries before lunch and receive a wine making education from a winegrower. Learn about the wine making process and what makes the California wine country so special.|
12:00 -1:00 PM
|Now it's time for a picnic lunch at a winery!|
1:00 - 4:00 PM
| After lunch, either spend more time at Napa Valley wineries or if you have been to Sonoma, make your way north into Napa Valley now. Talk about where to go, what to see and taste, what to eat, and how much to buy!|
4:00 - 6:00 PM
|Make your way back to San Francisco. You will be enjoying views of the city while driving over the Golden Gate Bridge or Bay Bridge on your way back to San Francisco. We will drop you off at most San Francisco downtown and Fisherman's Wharf hotels. |
Day 2 - Alcatraz Tour
Please meet at Pier 33-Embarcadero Street. Local public transportation - F Streetcar, BART-Embarcadero station.
The ferry ride from San Francisco to the island takes approximately 10-15 minutes. Once you arrive on the island, a brief presentation of the island's history and guide to touring the prison is given. An audio tour is provided on entrance of the cell house that gives a recorded commentary from former inmates, prison guards and prison wardens. It takes roughly between 2 and 2 1/2 hours to do the full tour and just enough time to grab a souvenir. The ferry leaves roughly every thirty minutes. Learn interesting facts about the island, such as that Alcatraz was not only used as a prison but also as a harbor defense fort during the civil war and before then, was America's first lighthouse on the West Coast. Experience the beauty, history and infamy of Alcatraz Island on the San Francisco Bay.
* Tour departure times are subject to availability.
Wine Lover's Tour℠ with Alcatraz
– Julia A. on 07/31/2014
My partner and I visited San Francisco for his 40th birthday and my 33rd birthday. We were also desperate to see Alcatraz and could not get tickets anywhere. When I came across Extranomical Tours, I booked straight away! What a perfect combo package. Don was our wine tour guide and his knowledge, professionalism, interest and personality were totally perfect and everything we could have asked for! The communication with staff, the live chat on the website, the way they helped us throughout the booking and tour process was so much appreciated! We had the best day ever and would recommend this tour to everyone! We cannot wait to go back again next time and will use Extranomical again!
Thank you so much!
– christi s. on 10/26/2012
Paul was terrific! I purchased this tour for four people including my 83 year old mother who is a bit slow moving. Paul was very attentive to her needs and made her feel very welcome while not slowing down the rest of us. I was in Carmel and San Francisco for 7 days and this tour was the best of all. You have a real gem in Paul. He has a lot of positive energy and is entertaining while educating.
|Tour Prices*||Adults (12+)|
*Alcatraz tickets $37.25 per person is included in price. Wine tasting fees are not included in the price.
- Free Hotel Pick Up for Wine Lovers Tour
- Semi Private Luxury Tour
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Winery Stops: 3 - 5
- Alcatraz Tour
- 45 Minute Audio Presentation "Doing Time"
- Tour Operator: Extranomical or 3rd Party