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Giant Redwoods and Wine Country 1-Day Tour from San Francisco

Giant Redwoods and Wine Country 1-Day Tour from San Francisco

The Most Comprehensive Redwoods & Wine Country Tour with all tasting fees included

  • What do I need to bring?

    • Park entrance fee
    • Valid ID
    • Camera
    • Money for additional wine tasting at the Sonoma Plaza
    • Sunscreen during summer months
    • Bottled water
    • Money for lunch
    • Winter clothes during the winter months
    • Solid shoes
  • What should I wear?

    We recommend comfortable walking shoes, such as shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads. Hiking sandals (rather than beach sandals) can be worn on the Redwoods & Wine Country Escape during the summer months. High heels, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes are not recommended.

  • Is the Muir Woods entrance fee included? And how long do we spend inside Muir Woods?

    The tour price does not include the Muir Woods entrance fee, which is $10 per person (based on 2016) and must be paid when you reach the entrance of the park. You have about an hour on your own inside the Muir Woods National Monument.

  • Which wineries are we going to visit?

    On our Redwoods & Wine Country Escape tour we visit 3 wineries, located in Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley. Each winery stop ranges from 30-45 minutes. We’ve narrowed the list of winery stops to those that offer the best California Wine Country experience for our clientele. We have preferred partner wineries that we like to visit but the wineries may depend on the day. Occasionally, a winery on our tour may be closed for a private event, so our tour guides may change the itinerary on the day of the trip.

  • Does this tour go to Napa?

    Yes, we do. The itinerary of visiting Napa Valley AND Sonoma Valley in combination with Muir Woods National Monument is what makes this tour unique.

  • Are wine tasting included and how much money do I need for the additional wine tastings in Sonoma Plaza?

    Yes, all wine tasting fees at the 3 winery stops are included on this tour. If you want to join additional wine tasting, please feel free to do that. The wine tasting fees range from $5 to $20.

  • What languages are available for this tour?

    The tour is narrated in English but we offer complimentary audio guides in 8 languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, and Portuguese. If an audio tour is required, please specify the languages needed in the comments section on the reservation page.

  • Is this tour suitable for children?

    Yes, children of all ages are welcome on the tour though drinking alcohol is not permitted for those under the age of 21. Please bring a valid photo ID.

  • Do we stop at Golden Gate Bridge?

    Yes, there will be about 15-minutes for a photo stop opportunity at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

  • Can we buy food or do we have to bring our own lunch?

    You are more than welcome to bring a bagged lunch though you will have time to pick up lunch or sit down at a casual eatery at the Historic Sonoma Plaza.

  • What is the advantage of this combination tour compared to the tours separately?

    The Redwoods & Wine Country Escape combines two of California's top attractions. You get the chance to see the Giant Redwood trees and you will join several wine tastings in both Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley - all in just one day. There is also a huge saving by booking this combination tour rather than booking both trips separately.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Golden Gate National Recreation Area now requires advance reservations for private vehicles wishing to utilize the parking areas at Muir Woods National Monument. We offer daily departures -- book with us and secure your spot to see the Redwoods. 

Redwoods & Wine Country Escape  - Two tours in one! Stroll through graceful Redwood Sequoia groves, then an afternoon of exclusive winery experiences in California’s sunny Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley . All wine tasting fees are included!

We’ve earned more 5-star reviews on this Giant Redwoods and Wine Country tour than anyone!           

Majestic trees await. Start your morning exploring the Coastal Redwood groves ahead of the crowds. The morning fog may still be lifting from trees that soar for hundreds of feet above your head as you stroll for an hour along pristine nature trails.  Be on the lookout for California’s native coastal ferns, oak trees, clover, squirrels, fox, and even deer!

Sip the good life. Our “insider” guides make this Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley portion of the tour a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. Each of the three wineries you will visit are quite different from one another ranging from boutique to grand. At each exclusively arranged experience, you’ll enjoy a friendly wine country welcome and breathtaking scenery while learning the stories behind the wineries. Oh...and you’ll taste wines selected especially for us by the winemakers themselves. Be ready to add to your wine cellar while you are there as most of the wines are not sold in retail stores! Check out some of the wineries we visit here. 

Best lunch ever! Want to complete your visit to California’s wine country with a private food and wine pairing experience at the most renowned restaurant in the Sonoma Valley? Select this upgrade and you’ll be served classic California cuisine along with a collection of local wines in a seated setting. Check out the seasonally updated menu. Wines, lunch, tax and gratuity are all included. If selecting the lunch upgrade, please add your meal choices in the comment box at step 2 of check out.

If you prefer, you can spend your lunch break exploring Sonoma Plaza’s many restaurants, boutique shops, and wine tasting rooms.

The big finish. On the journey back to San Francisco we’ll make one final stop at a scenic look-out point with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge where you can take some fabulous photos while reflecting upon the amazing day that you have had!

Click here for a list of the wineries that we visit on this tour

Note: For the rare event that commercial parking is not available at Muir Woods, we reserve the right to arrange an alternative destination for experiencing Giant Coastal Redwoods. 

Giant Redwoods & Wine Country Tour from San Francisco - Times Approximate

(11 hours approximately)

7:30 - 8:30 AM
Redwoods & Wine Country tour pick up at your hotel in the downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area.*
8:30 - 9:00 AM
On your way to the landmark Golden Gate Bridge, see the Marina neighborhood, the Palace of Fine Arts, and the Presidio. Learn about the Redwood giants while driving through Marin County.
9:00 - 10:30 AM
Spend an hour walking among the shadows of the 200-foot Coastal Redwood trees. Explore nature trails as you observe giant ferns, moss-lined creeks and aromatic Laurel trees. 
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Head to the first tasting stop in Sonoma county, the birthplace of California's wine industry. Drink in the stunning California Wine Country landscapes.

11:30 - 12:30 PM
At the first winery learn about the process of winemaking and how to sip wines for maximum enjoyment. Stroll the grounds and take photos among the vines.

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Arrive at the picturesque Sonoma wine country plaza. Browse among dozens of quaint shops and select a spot for lunch.
2:45 - 4:00 PM
Rejoin the tour group and continue to two more wine tastings where you can taste (and buy) a variety of delightful and interesting wines.
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Start the journey back to San Francisco. 
5:30 - 5:45 PMEnd the day with a photo stop overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and the city skyline.**
5:45 - 6:30 AMReturn to San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge and get dropped at the front door of your San Francisco hotel.*

*In areas with a high concentration of hotels you may be redirected to another hotel location that will allow us to streamline the pick-up and drop-off process in order to maximize the time spent on the tour.

**Stop dependent on weather and traffic conditions.



Expected Days of Operation:
January 2 - December 31 Closed: New Years Day January 1st, and Christmas Day December 25th


Customer Reviews

Giant Redwoods and Wine Country 1-Day Tour from San Francisco
– Nikola S. on 02/22/2018

Lovely wine tour with excellent guide Aoka whose also an excellent driver. Highly recommended.
– Elsie Y. on 02/22/2018

A day fill w fun! My bf and I love it. We got to see a lot in a day. Our tour guide, Mark, was humorous w/ lots of cool facts about SF to share. We wish the Muir wood part would be a little longer (like 1/2 hr). The second winery place (Mayo) really doesn’t have very good wine in our opinion. But other than that, great tour and it’s nice that we got to stop at the golden gate for sunset pics at the end! Very good tour!
– Kim K. on 02/16/2018

Great Tour! Easy to book online direct with the company. Confirmation was sent within minutes of booking. Hotel pick up was on time. Ben, our guide, was personable and very informative during our time on the coach. The Muir Woods experience was amazing! He provided a bit of commentary in regards to timelines while at Muir Woods allowing us to experience it at our own pace. He gave excellent suggestions for lunch options while at Sonoma Square - we enjoyed the Sunflower Cafe which had excellent food, service and a beautiful outdoor garden to enjoy it in. Of the three wineries we stopped at, we enjoyed Mayo & Cline as they offered both the tasting and education as we sipped. The middle winery, Kieu Hoang, not so much. We found it to be more of a sales pitch versus a tasting experience. We would certainly rebook if we are in the area agai
– Patricia S. on 02/16/2018

Really good service, quick answer, everything as informed and even better. Amazing driver, great explanations, very good mood, friendly, lovely!!! Anthony is the best!!!
– Marco R. on 02/16/2018

Vine, Nature, Fun My wife and I enjoyed the tour, Aoka did a wonderful job expaining the differen areas, lots of fun facts and safe driving! Thanks!
– Joanna L. on 02/16/2018

Good tour and is definitely worth a visit if you like wines and nature. We had Aoka as our guide and she is very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely recommend to friends.
– Greg M. on 02/16/2018

Very happy with the tour, especially the fact that the driver (Jacob) went out of the way to show us some extra places. Nice. Bus rides a little bumpy. The wineries could have/should have done a better job explaining the taste details of their product - it wasn't until the last place that someone actually took time to explain wine tasting basics! Not the tour's fault of course, but something you should pass on to the operators/owners. But a great tour overall.
– JOhn S. on 02/09/2018

Highly Recommend Extranomical Tours! We had a great Napa/Sonoma tour with Extranomical - Anthony did a first class job as our guide, and made the excursion fun and educational! Highly recommend!
– Kim K. on 02/09/2018

We enjoyed the day trip out to Muir Woods and the wineries. We quite enjoyed Mayo Winery due to not only the wine, but the passion behind it. We also enjoyed Cline Vineyards, beautiful location, grounds and personable people. We weren’t too keen on the middle winery, Kieu Hoang as we found it more of a sales pitch then a tasting/educational experience. Ben was terrific!! We chose to do lunch on our own and highly recommend the Sunflower Cafe in Sonoma square. Would book again!
Redwoods and Wine Country Escape
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$129$104
Internet Special:$121$98
Redwoods & Wine Country Escape with Food & Wine Pairing Upgrade
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$176$104
Internet Special:$166$98

*The  food and wine tour price for children does not include food.

*Tour prices do not include Muir Woods park entrance fee of $10 or meals.


  • Convenient SF hotel pickup and drop off
  • Stroll through Coastal Redwoods
  • Three wine tastings at exclusive wineries
  • All wine tasting Fees Included
  • Lunch stop at the historic Sonoma Plaza
  • Gourmet lunch upgrade option
  • Learn how to select wines you love
  • Experience both Sonoma and Napa valleys
  • Customer friendly cancellation policy
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