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Tour di 1 giorno della Wine Country e delle sequoie della California. Il nostro tour della Wine Country e di Muir Woods combina una camminata tra gli alberi più alti del mondo con un rilassante pomeriggio in 3 aziende vinicole nella mondialmente famosa terra del vino californiana, che si trova a circa un'ora da San Francisco. Dapprima, faremo una piccola deviazione sulle Marin Headlands per giungere a Muir Woods, una favolosa valle colma di sequoie giganti della California. Trascorrerete circa un'ora all'interno del parco e poi, tornando sui promontori di Marin, proseguiremo verso nord. Durante il viaggio verso la storica valle di Sonoma e le Carneros Regions, avrete modo di essere introdotti alla storia della Wine Country. Trascorrerete 30-60 minuti in ognuna delle aziende vinicole, con degustazione di vini gratuita (generalmente 5 deliziosi vini in ogni azienda vinicola). Non preoccupatevi, avrete tempo di fare pure un ottimo pranzo! Sulla via del rientro, passeremo anche per la piccola cittadina di Sausalito, dimora di migliaia di barche a vela e di centinaia di case galleggianti, con una vista magnifica di San Francisco e della Baia. Per finire, ci fermeremo (nel caso non fossimo riusciti a farlo già al mattino) vicino al Golden Gate Bridge, dove potrete fare splendide fotografie dall'alto. Questo tour è ideale sia per i novizi che per gli esperti del vino e per coloro che apprezzano la spettacolare natura nella foresta di sequoie della California.
Aziende vinicole - Con anni d'esperienza alle nostre spalle ed una montagna di ricerche, siamo stati in grado di stilare una lista di aziende vinicole che non solo rappresentano il meglio della Wine Country, ma ci permettono pure di mantenere bassi i costi e di offrire degustazioni gratuite a qualunque fermata del tour. Ci teniamo a considerare qualunque tipo di azienda, da piccola e famigliare, a grande ed espansa, senza dimenticare l'attrattiva visiva, un'atmosfera confortevole, una buona presentazione ed una buona qualità. Alcune aziende ospitano occasionalmente eventi privati che ci impediscono di visitarle, oppure potrebbe darsi che vi siano già troppi altri Van che invaderebbero tutti una piccola azienda, perciò i nostri autisti confermano il programma finale il mattino stesso del tour, a volte dopo aver parlato con il gruppo durante i prelievi. Dunque, non visitiamo sempre le stesse aziende durante i nostri tour, ma ne scegliamo 3 da questa lista di aziende vinicole sulle quali possiamo contare.
Tour di 1 giorno della Wine Country e delle sequoie della California - Orari approssimativi (Van per 15 passeggeri o mini-bus)
8:00 - 9:00
Prelievo per il tour della Wine Country al vostro hotel di San Francisco nell'area Downtown/Fisherman's Wharf
9:00 - 9:15
Tragitto attraverso il distretto di Marina, davanti al Palace of Fine Arts (Palazzo delle Belle Arti), il Presidio e poi in direzione nord attraverso il Golden Gate Bridge, le Marin Headlands, fino al monumento nazionale di Muir Woods
9:15 - 9:30
Prelievi ad hotel a Sausalito (se necessario)
9:40 - 10:00
Ascoltate la storia delle sequoie della California durante il tragitto lungo i promontori e verso la valle di sequoie al monumento nazionale di Muir Woods
10:00 - 11:00
Passeggiata a Muir Woods. Trascorrete un'ora nell'ombra di sequoie della California alte più di 70 metri, ammirate le felci ed il muschio che rivestono il ruscello Creek, respirate l'aria fresca, attraversate il ruscello su uno dei 3 ponticelli e tornate infine al negozio di souvenir e allo snack bar
11:00 - 11:45
Proseguimento in direzione nord sulla U.S. 101 verso la prima fermata in un'azienda vinicola nella regione di Carneros nella contea di Sonoma, luogo di nascita dell'industria californiana del vino
11:45 - 12:15
Arrivo alla prima azienda vinicola dove potrete gustare gratuitamente svariati vini californiani. Oppure fate una passeggiata e fotografate il paesaggio ricco di vigneti
12:30 - 13:30
Partenza per la pausa pranzo, in centro a Sonoma oppure nello storico villaggio di Glen Ellen, nel cuore della valle di Sonoma. Comprate qualcosa da mangiare (o portate un pranzo al sacco), godetevi il paesaggio e date un'occhiata alle vetrine dei negozi dopo pranzo
14:00 - 16:00
Tornate al veicolo per continuare il tour. Visitate altre 2 aziende vinicole e degustate gratuitamente vini californiani, con splendide vedute delle colline circostanti. Fate un tour esclusivo in una cantina di maturazione del vino in una delle aziende, prima di partire per il rientro a San Francisco
16:00 - 17:00
Inizio del rientro a San Francisco lungo la Marin County, con una piccola deviazione attraverso la caratteristica cittadina di Sausalito (rientro in traghetto fino a San Francisco opzionale - non incluso nel prezzo)
17:00 - 17:15
Coronate la vostra giornata con una fermata al di sopra dell'oceano e del Golden Gate Bridge, con una magnifica vista di San Francisco, della Baia, del Bay Bridge, delle colline nell'est della Baia e di Alcatraz
17:15 - 17:30
Ritorno attraverso il Golden Gate Bridge e riporto al vostro hotel di San Francisco
Giorni operativi: 1 gennaio - 31 dicembre Giornalmente
Sequoie della California. I giganti sempreverdi furono "scoperti", come del resto tutto il territorio oggi conosciuto come California, dagli spagnoli, a metà del 1500, poco dopo la scoperta della Baia che prese il nome di Monterey (Montagna del Re). Furono presto chiamati Redwoods per il colorito rosso-marrone della corteccia e del durame, entrambi dovuti ad un'alta concentrazione di composti chimici chiamati "tannini". La grandezza di questi alberi e l'ambiente nel quale vivono, hanno affascinato la gente per migliaia di anni. All'inizio, i costruttori li credettoro inferiori ad altri legni dolci adatti alle costruzioni, ma per finire realizzarono che le strutture create con il legno delle sequoie duravano molto di più ed un vasto numero di infrastrutture e case in tutto lo Stato venne costruito usando il legname di questi enormi alberi. Durante quel periodo, le sequoie vennero studiate da scienziati che scoprirono svariate caratteristiche uniche. Contando gli anelli si scoprì che potevano vivere fino a 2000 anni, misurazioni della terra mostrarono inoltre diametri fino a 7 metri ed un'altezza di 80-110 metri. Presero così il nome scientifico di "sequoia sempervirens" (dal nome di un capo dei Nativi e dal latino "sempre vivente"). Milioni di ettari di foreste di sequoie sono stati disboscati con metodi tutt'altro che sostenibili. Dopo aver vissuto in quasi ogni continente e regione del mondo negli ultimi 100 milioni di anni, una striscia larga circa 80 km e lunga circa 650 km (dal confine con l'Oregon fino a sud di Monterey) è oggi il loro unico habitat naturale. Sono alberi che crescono in fretta e vi sono molti parchi ed aree protette dove hanno potuto crescere indisturbati da quando sono stati abbattutti più di 100 anni fa, ma solo il 5% delle foreste originali è rimasto intoccato.
Muir Woods è una di queste. Muir Woods. Seppure si trovasse solo a circa 25 km dal cuore della città in costante crescita di San Francisco, l'accesso era difficoltoso e visto che le sequoie della California si potevano trovare in abbondanza in altri luoghi, le leggi dell'economia permisero la conservazione di Muir Woods, mentre altre foreste sparivano sempre più velocemente. Il grande terremoto di San Francisco del 1906 cambiò però tutto quanto, poiché 250 mila persone si trovarono improvvisamente senza casa e dunque l'acquisto di legname crescette vertiginosamente. Non fosse stato per William ed Elizabeth Kent, che acquistarono 120 ettari di foresta giusto qualche anno prima e combatterono per evitare l'acquisto della loro proprietà da parte di grandi aziende e governi locali, oggi Muir Woods non ci sarebbe. Dopo che le corti li perseguirono legalmente, essi donarono il loro terreno al Governo Federale e l'allora Presidente degli Stati Uniti Theodore Roosevelt lo dichiarò "monumento nazionale" nel 1908, seguendo il desiderio dei Kent di dargli il nome del naturalista John Muir. Oggi, il parco è uno dei luoghi più visitati al di fuori della Baia di San Francisco, con approssimativamente 800 mila visitatori all'anno.
Our driver Jake really made this tour enjoyable! The scenery was beautiful. We visited 3 wineries with a total of 11 wine samples all of which were delish.
– Rachel L. on 04/25/2018
One of the best parts of a 3-day trip with friends! The Mayo winery, hands down, had the best wine. Tour guide was wonderful, great sense of humor and entertainer, and gave great information during entire trip! We saw some amazing views of the city and of Sonoma and Napa!! Would love to go back! :)
– Lauren M. on 04/18/2018
A Highlight of our Trip: Tips for Future Travelers.
Wow, I could not recommend this tour any more! It was our favorite part of our San Francisco trip. Like most tours, it comes down to careful planning, exceptional experiences and most importantly the people. Our tour guide Aoka was incredible! She had the best stories about the city and kept us entertained on the drive to Muir Woods and Wine Country. We didn't feel like tourists, rather like locals on a big group outing. The winery choices were exceptional and the option to explore downtown Sonoma for lunch on our own was great! Tips for travelers: take the times seriously. Don't be late back on the bus because you will hold up the rest of the group and potentially be left behind. Respect the times and know they are accurate. Bring a couple extra layers for Muir Woods. You can leave them on the bus for the wineries, but it's chilly in the forest (but SO worth it!) Bring cash!!! You'll want to have cash on hand to pay the $10 entry into the forest, as well as to tip all of your lovely people throughout the day. Also check out the Cheese Factory for lunch. It's a great place for cheese to pair with your wine and you can have a quick picnic. My only feedback for the tour is that rather than picking everyone up one by one (which took almost an hour if you were first to be picked up) it seems to be more efficient to have a central meeting place and ask everyone to be there by a certain time. We could have slept an extra hour. This wasn't a negative perse, and didn't deter from the amazing trip throughout the day! Thank you again!!
– Kelly C. on 04/18/2018
Aoka was a great tour guide. Thank you for a great tour. We wish the weather would have been nicer but that is not in your control and Aoka made the best of a wet situation making us as comfortable as possible.
– Susan T. on 04/18/2018
Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour
Such a great tour! Our tour guide was amazing as well (Jake) and we did everything I hoped for and more!
– Nina D. on 04/18/2018
– Melissa H. on 04/18/2018
Kimberly was the best. She was informed, in control of the group and made the entire trip pleasurable and enjoyable! I highly recommend!
– Harald T. on 04/18/2018
A day to remember with joy
Cimberly was an excellent guide and driver. Her knowledge about San Francisco, the Bay Area, Redwoods and the vine area was important for our overall good experience. And she has an excellent humor. The vine yards was just what we hoped for. Thanks for giving us day we will remember with joy.
– Kate M. on 04/13/2018
Fit so much into one day and Ben was a great guide!
– Jim P. on 03/22/2018
We had a beautiful day for touring the Muir Woods and three wineries and Phil was a great tour guide. His informative and humorous commentary kept us entertained while we saw some beautiful countryside. The three wineries that we visited were smaller businesses that took the time to explain their wines and showed us how they are made. We were truly impressed with everything that we saw and heard that day and would highly recommend Extranomical Tours and especially Phil. Thanks for a lovely day!
– 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
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!
– Catherine D. on 02/01/2018
Had a great time. Just wish the pick up time time was faster. We didn't get to take pictures by the Golden Gate Bridge because we were picked up 45 minutes late. Other than that, our tour guide did well! Aoka drove safe, got us everywhere on time and was knowledgeable & friendly.
– Jordan B. on 02/01/2018
Everything was great
– Debra W. on 02/01/2018
Anthony was truly the most amazing Tour …
Anthony was truly the most amazing Tour Director that we have ever experienced! He was very knowledgeable and humorous at the same time. We would highly recommend this tour. If you take his tour be sure to say hi to Pudding :)
– Kayla C. on 02/01/2018
Anthony was MAGICAL
Anthony our tour guide and driver was absolutely magical during our tour on Saturday. He was full of knowledge of the city and made it very comical, there was never a dull moment throughout the day. I am especially thankful for the exellent customer service I experienced the day before our trip and day of making sure we got to our pick up location. I also notified extranomical we were coming into town for a birthday and they gave the birthday girl a bottle of wine!!!
– Niki T. on 01/23/2018
5 Star Muir Woods and winery tour
We did then Muir Woods and wine tasting tour and highly recommend it! From start to finish it was a wonderful and we’ll organised tour with the fantastic Anthony who was our driver/tour guide for the day. What a great guy, so knowledgable about San Fransisco, Muir Woods then also the wineries. He went above and beyond to make it such a great day. So a huge thank you to Anthony! He is an asset to this company! We can not recommend this tour enough. It gave us plenty of time to see Muir Woods and also plenty of time at each of the 3 wineries. Don’t hesitate to book this tour!
– Patricia K. on 01/23/2018
The exprience was amazing!
The exprience was great. Akola (might be spelling her name wrong) was amazing. Her personality and guide was the icing on the cake. We had a great group even though it wasn't the tour we orginally booked for. Great customer service and wine tour selection. My only suggest will be a better direction to pick up location and be attentive to time management with pick up. Overall, my group of girls had a blast and we will definitely use again. Keep the sweet girl driver and keep her happy.
– Catherine D. on 01/23/2018
Great tour, great guide, great time!
Great tour, great tour guide! She was a safe driver and was pretty knowledgeable of the area. We had Aoka as out guide. She was pretty funny and provided us water and snacks.
– Francesca A. on 01/23/2018
We had such a wonderful time
We had such a wonderful time. Our tour guide, Antony, was very knowledgeable and informative, but it was his sparkling personality that really made our trip to the Napa/Sonoma wine country absolutely perfect! We also very much enjoyed the VIP lunch experience in Sonoma Square. I would heartily recommend this experience for anybody looking to visit wine country.
– William R. on 01/23/2018
A great time was had. Fun and educational tour I would recommend to anyone.
– Jose Mario H. on 01/12/2018
Yes, it was excellent! Specially because of Steve, our driver and host. Give him the honors he deserves!
– Rosalint K. on 01/12/2018
Great day out to Muir Woods and the wine country.
We really enjoyed our tour to Muir Woods and the wine country. Steve (and especially Guiness!) were the best guides. The pace of the day was perfect and Steve‘s commentary and music were perfect! I can highly recommend this tour!
– Marianne E. on 01/12/2018
Great experience with the Muir woods …
Great experience with the Muir woods and Wine Country Tour! Highly recommended for those who might be intimidated by the cost of Napa trip. Loved the Mayo winery given Richard's knowledge. Denise our tour guide was knowledgeable too and kept us safe throughout the entire trip!
– B. C. on 01/02/2018
– Roux3 G. on 01/02/2018
Travis was great
Travis was great. The tour itself was probably an hour too long then the traffic mix up at the Golden Gate bridge was a mess.
– Happy T. on 01/02/2018
Gino thanks for great tour!
Gino thanks for great tour!
– Nick P. on 12/01/2017
Tour leader was excellent
The tour itself was great. Phil, the tour leader, was excellent and entertaining. The lunch was a little disappointing - not great value for money and the service was not very welcoming.
– Stephanie C. on 12/01/2017
I definitively recommand !!
- Easy to book - Pick up at your hotel / hostel - The guide was interesting and funny ; the winery generous and with a nice variety of products - Timing was perfect to see both of the activity (wine and muir wood) This is the out of town tour that you need to do if you're visiting San Francisco!!
– John Z. on 12/01/2017
In the world of touring random cities …
In the world of touring random cities across the planet, Anthony at Extranomical tours is right there in the top 5! He provided very interesting fun facts around and about the city, witty and well informed. Thank you for a fun trip Anthony.
– Hemant H. on 12/01/2017
It was an amazing tour
It was an amazing tour. Our tour guide Mark was very informative & totally entertaining. We did good on timing everywhere. Mark gets 5 stars. We're here from NY celebrating my wife's 50th birthday & this was an awesome addition to the celebration.
– Christofer H. on 11/15/2017
Denise was the best tourguide I have …
Denise was the best tourguide I have ever met. Gave good information, was funny and always took care of you.
– LG U. on 11/15/2017
Very fun tour guide
Very fun tour guide - Roman .. went to nice places
– Eduardo H. on 11/14/2017
Nice tour with good …
Nice tour with good choose-your-own-adventure portions. Vlad was nice and kept it running smoothly.
– Angela W. on 11/14/2017
Great tour guide
Great tour guide! Muir Woods was amazing. Wineries visited were just ok. 2 on the list we could go to we're closed. Food recommended in Sonoma was not the best.
– Patricia C. on 11/14/2017
We took the wine and Muir Woods tour …
We took the wine and Muir Woods tour with Anthony as our guide. The tour was good and Anthony was spectacular!
– Kathy R. on 11/14/2017
Excellent tour. I do not enjoy wine and went on this with my husband. I so enjoyed this tour. Roman was entertaining, knowledgeable and extremely helpful!! I would highly reccommmend this tour company
– Lilya O. on 11/14/2017
The tour was fantastic
The tour was fantastic! We had Anthony as our tour guide and appreciated his humor, expertise, as well as safety and navigation skills. I have done other bus tours of Muir Woods/Wine country, and hands down, this is the best experience that I had. My out of town visitors are still raving about it! I will recommend this company and Anthony to anyone
– Kevin H. on 11/09/2017
Great tour. Really appreciated to stop locations they picked.
– Neil K. on 11/08/2017
A fantastic day out
A fantastic day out. A highlight of our 4 day trip to SF.
– Alessandro W. on 11/08/2017
Travis was a great tour guide for our trip. I would recommend him to anyone that is interested in going to a wine tour. Definitely a great experience and a must do!
We had a really fun day on this trip. Anthony was a great guide--very funny and he kept the energy up all day! We also got an awesome view of the bridge and Anthony was more than willing to take pictures of the different couples on the tour. The woods and wineries were great, but we were a bit disappointed in the lunch that we bought with the tour. While the food tasted good, it was small portions and the service was not the best. We asked for water near the beginning of the meal and had to ask about 4 times more before we actually got it.
– Glen W. on 11/08/2016
Great experience. Friendly. Followed schedule according to iteniary.
– Thomas V. on 11/01/2016
Steve was great and answered a lot of questions- expert navigation and very eager to pleased the people on the tour highly recommend
– Victoria K. on 10/31/2016
Loved Roman, he's hilarious. Super punctual and good crowd rallying skills (key to get people moving).
– James W. on 10/28/2016
I had a great time! The whole day was fun, Vlad took really good care of us all and had lots of info about wine & life in general! Muir woods was the perfect start even if still a little chilly at 8.45 the stroll soon warmed us up and made for some great photo ops1 First winery was a cool place with donkeys as well as vines and generous pours. Lunch was at just the right time after our first winery visit and in lovely Sonoma. Second winery was a little rushed we thought, but the third stop at Mayo winery was just perfect as we got to go in the cask room and great more info on the the wine-making process and tradition. The Mayo also has a great wine-garden. Our last stop at the Golden Gate lookout was just perfect and again Vlad gave us just the right amount of time to take pics and chill before boarding again and heading back to our hotels. My compliments to our excellent leader - Vlad the Great! :)
– Heather T. on 10/25/2016
This was a great combination tour. Lars was gave great information and was very nice to all clients--even the ones who didn't follow timelines and made us late everywhere. As a travel agent I appreciated the way the tour was thought out and the information provided. Job well done!
– Alexander M. on 10/23/2016
Great day out. Muir Woods was a wonderful experience. The whole day was beautiful and relaxing, topped off by the panoramic views of the Golden Gate. Vlad was magnificent. Thanks from Scotland. I have rated you on Trip Advisor (travelling wilbur you 64).
– glenda d. on 10/19/2016
Roman was very informative, funny, kept everyone in a happy engaged mood! We had time to visit and wonder around in the beautiful Muir woods and a wonderful way to start the trip!
– Cathleen M. on 10/18/2016
We were very pleased with our Muir Wood/Wine Tour. Even though the weather was rainy Paul and the group made everything so enjoyable. Friendly people, good food and wine!
– Monica D. on 10/17/2016
Vlad is very knowlegeable about wines. He kept us all engaged during the trip. He was awesome!
– Joan B. on 10/14/2016
Ben was great. The tour was so worth the money and we had the lunch option which exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend going through this site again. You all were great. Going to the Muir Woods early was nice too. Had the place almost to ourselves for a while. The wine stops were fun. Just a very positive experience all the way around.
– Mike A. on 10/09/2016
The tour was very informative and relaxing. We had enough time at each place to see and do what we wanted to do. Phil, our driver and guide was very knowledgable and funny. He kept it very light hearted and was very patient. He answered all of our questions and was very professional. If I ever return I would certainly use Extranomical for any additional tours.
– Julie W. on 10/08/2016
Excellent day and Roman was brilliant
– Joe C. on 10/01/2016
Very good tour guide, bus with nice windows,wineries were nice but only one was very good..
– Richard M. on 09/29/2016
Fabulous tour guide, great vineyards!
– Katie H. on 09/26/2016
The tour was amazing. Roman was hilarious and definitely added a lot of fun to the trip. I would highly recommend this tour and if you can, request Roman. You won't regret it. I would have paid double for this tour and still thought it was worth every penny.
– Camille W. on 09/23/2016
We sat in the back of the bus and it was a little hard to hear Vlad.
Also, I thought we were going to stop to take a picture of Golden Gate Bridge but we didn't.
– Camille W. on 09/23/2016
We sat in the back of the bus and it was a little hard to hear Vlad.
Also, I thought we were going to stop to take a picture of Golden Gate Bridge but we didn't.
– Mosab S. on 09/22/2016
Curt was Awesome! He was funny, engaging, informative and was very attentive to our needs. He even was kind enough to record my proposal to my girlfriend!
– Brenda D. on 09/15/2016
Anthony was an amazing tour guide. Great sense of humor, knowledgeable, interactive, and a safe driver. I was not thoroughly impressed with 2 of the 3 wineries (Cline was the best of all), but I still had a very good time and would recommend the tours to other people.
– Elizabeth S. on 09/07/2016
Tour was great! Bus was there right on time and I liked that it was a smaller bus and not a huge motor coach. Going early to beat the crowds at Muir Woods was GENIUS. We could tell as we were leaving how intense the crowds were getting; it was peaceful to enjoy it early in the day. The wineries were fun; Mayo and Cline were amazing, Madonna's wines weren't nearly as good, I thought, but the staff was kind and knowledgeable.
Roman was an excellent driver and had a great personality. I've been on a few tours in different locations and Roman was the first guide that seemed like an individual with his own opinions (all complimentary, of course!) rather than a sanitized corporate ambassador.
– Jeff C. on 09/03/2016
Trip was good. Roman is an amazing tour guide. Funny. Good Driver. Good knowledge. Keeps everyone on time.
– Jeff C. on 09/03/2016
Trip was good. Roman is an amazing tour guide. Funny. Good Driver. Good knowledge. Keeps everyone on time.
– Eileen F. on 08/29/2016
Roman was knowledgable, courteous and entertaining (great sense of humor).
– Sabine V. on 08/27/2016
We had a great time, it was well organized, and the guide was full of info and very pleasant.
– Diana O. on 08/16/2016
It was a good tour, as we got to do a lot of stuff in a short period of time and get a good impression of both the Muir woods and wine country. Anthony was great and herded us along nicely, he had a good energy, even though we were up so early. We took the upgraded version with the gourmet lunch, but I really wish we would have had more time to enjoy our lunch (apparently we arrived 10 minutes late because of other guests being late, but even then it would have been a short lunch). Had I known this, I would have settled for a nice sandwich at the cheese factory! Nonetheless the food was good, the wines were tasty, and the whole experience was very interesting. I would recommend this to people who don't have much time to do it all, but still want to do it all. You get a good overview. I loved that we got to Muir woods BEFORE the big crowds!
– Jacqueline & Jorge L. on 08/15/2016
Our trip was absolutely wonderful! Steve Bloom was an outstanding guide. Very knowledgeable of San Francisco, its history and even recommended a few restaurants to try out while in town. He was prompt during pick ups and gave us plenty of time to explore. Steve is very professional, and you can tell he enjoys showing the beautiful city of San Francisco, Muir woods, and Wine country. We felt safe with him, especially the drive to Muir woods (because of winding roads). It was definitely a fantastic experience and would definitely recommend Steve to anyone looking to have a good time!Thank you Steve!
– Larry M. on 08/12/2016
Anthony was a great guide - went above and beyond to give a great tour and keep everyone laughing. I would highly recommend him.
– Tara W. on 08/08/2016
The tour was fantastic! When I was talking to family that lives in San Francisco, they were impressed by all the stops we made and the wineries that we visited.
– Erlinda S. on 08/07/2016
An excellent trip and an excellent tour guide.
– Robert F. on 08/04/2016
What a great trip. The driver was so good with all of us. He made the trip fun and informative. Great selection of wineries with Klein being my favorite.
– Mahesh T. on 08/04/2016
Travis has been an outstanding guide & adhered to timings perfectly without hurrying.
– christine p. on 07/13/2016
My husband and I had a fun, fantastic day on the tour. The redwoods part of the tour was relaxed with a peaceful walk through these great trees. Anthony was a great guide, very knowledgeable and friendly, giving us that extra piece of information somthat we got the most out of this tour. The timing and length all parts we spot on. We both especially enjoyed Anthony's choice of music on the way back, Johnny Cash as we passed San Quinten , a fun way to end the day
– Jude T. on 07/11/2016
He was professional as far as being punctual, safe and attentive to his driving and on top of that he was entertaining and funny. His insight in issues concerning nature and the forests and wine gave depth to what gifts and treasures we now enjoy and we can leave to the future generations.
– Tami G. on 07/08/2016
We had a great time on this tour. Our tour guide, Roman, was knowledgeable and entertaining!
– Barbie B. on 06/14/2016
I have never been on a tour like this, and it exceeded my expectations. First off Lars was so friendly and welcoming. He was also very knowledgeable, and pointed out several attractions and famous landmarks on the way to and way home from tour. The other guests were so much fun too. So unexpected. The bus was comfortable, and Lars was good about not over doing the talking. He would provide information, but at same time he allowed us to take in experience. Plus the attractions were absolutely beautiful.
– Alice S. on 06/13/2016
– James C. on 06/03/2016
Anthony was extremely informative and provided "insider's" knowledge. Tour was well paced. In the last row (below the AC system) it was a bit tough to hear his narrative however. It was great to make Muir Woods the first stop as it was less congested. We also arrived prior to 9:00am, thus got into the park free. The three winery stops were well paced, giving us enough time to enjoy.
– Coleen W. on 05/28/2016
We had a great time on the tour. Paul was very personable and full of information. The bus was on time and quite comfortable. One suggestion would be to maybe have bottled water available at a small charge. Otherwise the tour was excellent, keep up the great work!
– Kara B. on 05/24/2016
Kurt was very knowledgeable about the area and I learned a lot of great information. The wineries we went to were great and the staff was friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour to others in the future. THANKS KURT!!
– Richard L. on 05/07/2016
Lars was very informative. Also, very helpful and all around nice guy.
– Tom T. on 05/03/2016
Tour was great, Guide was great, Drop off could have been better, Overall would go again and would highly recommend.
– Patricia B. on 04/30/2016
My daughter, son in law, and I went on the wine country tour, and we absolutely enjoyed every minute of it! Lars was our tour guide, and we couldn't have asked for anyone better. He made it so interesting, and comfortable; and has a great sense of humor! We loved it so much, and didn't feel rushed at all. Thank you again, so much! I will highly recommend Extranomical to everyone!
– Kayla T. on 04/26/2016
– Russ S. on 04/25/2016
Paul did a good job pointing out various interesting things during our drive. Good itinerary, enjoyed the variety of wineries we visited. The price point is solid as well for a full day's activity / wine tasting.
– Oscar O. on 04/08/2016
Our tour leader Ben was excellent. Kept everyone informed. The wineries however were not what we expected. You should include at least one of the "big" producers of wine so we can have the real feel of a winery. Muir woods was fantastic! Wine country, not so much.
Tour leader saved the day.
– Cristina C. on 04/07/2016
Roman was very pleasant and the tour was great. I enjoyed being able to sit back and watch the views.
– Sheri H. on 04/06/2016
Lars was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and informative about the area. He was very understanding when I needed to move from the back of the van because of the winding roads. We would definitely take a tour with him again.
– Julie B. on 04/05/2016
The tour was great and Anthony made it even better. He was welcoming and a pleasure to spend the day with. He was funny and entertaining, all while sharing his knowledge of the region with us. I would highly recommend any tour with Anthony!
– Rick P. on 03/30/2016
Lars is a fine tour operator. He is very knowledgeable, has a great wit, and explains the highlights of the tour very well.
The idea of heading early to Muir woods is a great idea. The tour was very enjoyable, and I wouldn't change anything.
– Neil B. on 03/29/2016
Anthony was a really great guide. Knowledgable, friendly and funny while keeping in mind the customer experience the whole time. He really made the difference in a trip that could have been a very long day. From start to return, he was fun and upbeat. He made your tour the highlight of our trip to SF!
– Ficky B. on 03/28/2016
Anthony was an outstanding tour guide. He had even taped information to play during the winding road trip to Muir Woods so he could focus on safely driving. He was informative, funny and just a really nice guy. The entire group loved him!
– Vince D. on 03/23/2016
Curt was prompt and courteous. He was informative, appropriately witty, and helpful. The bus was a little loud...a few loose screws maybe? It was cold and rainy during they day, but I believe Curt mad good choices to give the best experience possible.
– Andrea S. on 03/22/2016
We were hesitant to do a wine tour with our two daughters 4 and 8 but it was great. Anthony was full of information for the entire family. The tour bus great for the kids to sleep on as we tracked through the country. It was fabulous getting to Muir Woods before they charged which the crowd was heightened as were departing the forest.
– Craig R. on 03/22/2016
Tour guide was well informed and funny. It was a great way to sample Muir Woods and Wine Country.
– Karen T. on 03/21/2016
It was fabulous. Lars was amazingly knowledgeable and fun!
– Brian K. on 03/14/2016
The tour was so much fun, and Anthony was fabulous. We had some confusion on getting picked up, but Extranomical got everything taken care of in the end and Anthony was glad to have us in the group. Despite being a soggy, wet day we had a blast. Thank you so much Extranomical!
– Gary G. on 03/02/2016
Great time in Muir Woods. Anthony was able to get us to the park prior to 9 am which resulted in no charge for entering the park. Then off to wine country, with lots of commentary along the way. Wineries were fun, but wish we had more time at last stop...Cline.
– Sean P. on 02/29/2016
Phil was great!
– Jessica and Larry K. on 02/22/2016
The tour was fabulous and Anthony was even better! He was very personable, very entertaining, and full of knowledge. We had an amazing time!
– Robert P. on 02/20/2016
Phil was an excellent tour host as well as keeping the bus passengers informed everywhere we went. The Muir Woods were outstanding as well as the wine visits. Each one of the wineries visited had excellent information for any question asked.
– Andrae K. on 02/19/2016
Anthony was informative, helpful, and most importantly...FUNNY! So glad he was our tour guide!
– Melanie K. on 02/16/2016
I really enjoyed the tour and our guide. The only winery that I did not like that much was the middle one (I think Madonna). It was small and there wasn't much room to walk around. I also felt like a lot of the wine tasting time was spent selling their wine openers.
– Richard P. on 01/23/2016
Great tour. Frank was a very personable and interesting guide.
– Andrew F. on 01/22/2016
Thoroughly top tour made extra special with courteous and knowledgeable fun guide to spend the day with.
– Pablo B. on 01/19/2016
It was an excellent experience. Don was very nice and everything was carefully done.
– Sarah K. on 01/18/2016
What a nice day! Loved the combination of stopping and hiking for awhile in Muir Woods and then off to the wine country. Phil was a great tour guide!
– Kurt B. on 01/04/2016
Great trip with a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods and three wineries. Easy pick up in the morning from our hotel. Only issues we had were some fogged up windows on the bus due to the cold weather and heavy traffic downtown SF on the return trip. Otherwise I would definitely recommend taking this trip to see the area and sample the wines of the region.
– Laura S. on 11/26/2015
Roman made the tour very fun and interesting. The wineries themselves were so-so, and Muir Woods was great. Would have loved to have more time in the woods.
– Joelle D. on 11/20/2015
It was a wonderful day, just to short at the Muir forest. Thanks to Phil !
– tom s. on 11/13/2015
Roman was the best thing about our trip to Muir Woods and wine country. In fact, he was the best thing about our trip to San Francisco. He was informative and hilarious..Couldn't recommend him more.
– Gillian N. on 11/11/2015
Our tour guide Kurt was friendly and knowledgeable, and I enjoyed all the winery stops on our visit. Though we packed a lot in to the day, I would have liked to have more time for lunch/exploring in Sonoma Plaza.
– Megan T. on 11/09/2015
Anthony was the best! I would definitely recommend a tour with him to anyone!
– Amanda P. on 10/31/2015
We had a great time on the tour! If you stop in Soma for lunch, The Girl & The Fig is amazing! And their lavendar mojitos- delicious and refreshing!
– Michael S. on 10/29/2015
I really enjoyed our tour experience. Ben was a great tour guide and we loved his jokes. I found the content to be relevant and allowed you to participate or kick back and enjoy. I only wish it had lasted longer.
– Tim D. on 10/25/2015
Awesome day. Our best part of our 5 days in San Francisco. It was wonderful.
– Jennifer H. on 10/20/2015
Wish I could find the tour guide's name that I wrote down....he was AMAZING!!! Fantastic tour and highly recommended!!!! Convenient hotel pick up with good communication, nice clean bus, on time, plenty of time at each stop, great value. Can't say enough good about this tour!!!!!!
– JHENGGUEI L. on 10/16/2015
The guide is friendly and interesting. I like the tour, because it's totally like the introduction on website.
– Deborah R. on 09/14/2015
We loved Muir Woods. Wish we had a little more time there! Madonna and cline wines gave wonderful descriptions of their product. I thought Madonna was pricey and i didn't particularly like the wines. I loved some of Cline's wines and enjoyed the tasting and information very much. At Jacuzzi, he kept telling stories about his children, or family, rather than giving descriptions of the product. I would have liked to been able to tour where the wine is made, but perhaps that is a different tour which is offered. Phil was fantastic. He was informative and has a terrific sense of humor. We loved him!
– Leo L. on 09/10/2015
We were on the Wine Lovers Tour to Napa and Sonoma.
Overall it was wonderful. Frank was excellent!
The a/c in the back of the bus needs to be addressed. It got really hot back there.
Suggest running the route so there's time for lunch. We stopped at a nice "convenience store" and the food was great but we ended up eating on the bus.
– Rebecca L. on 09/01/2015
Excellent tour... excellent tour guide!
– Charles K. on 08/24/2015
Excellent tour. Lars was very knowledgeable about the region's history and was very accommodating . We had a little trouble understanding some of the things he was saying in the van due to his Dutch accent.
– Melissa E. on 08/23/2015
We had a wonderful time with Extranomical! Frank was timely at every juncture, and kept us going all day with great facts and history of San Francisco and all the sites we visited. The Muir Forest was absolutely beautiful, and we got to the park before literally thousands of others! Thank goodness we were early that morning! A great time at three lovely wineries, and lunch in Sonoma was perfect. The weather was unseasonably warm, but the tour well made up for it! I appreciated all the details Extranomical puts into their tours, such as knowing their contacts at each wine stop (so we weren't delayed) and timing the day perfectly! I highly suggest you book with Extranomical - you'll enjoy it very much!
– Russel F. on 08/22/2015
This was a perfectly enjoyable tour - - the trip (and the music along the way) was well planned out, the tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable, and the vineyards very welcoming. We couldn't have been more pleased -- we will highly recommend this to all our friends!!!
– Jaclyn M. on 08/17/2015
I generally enjoyed my tour. I wished we would have spent more time in the first winery, Jacuzzi. The tasting was amazing, the grounds were beautiful, and I would have enjoyed more leisure time to sample the other items for purchase, including the olive oils and balsamics.
– Lori K. on 08/17/2015
Was very pleased to find a one day tour that covered both Muir Woods and Wine country. Time spent in Muir was adequate and the wineries visited were a nice mix. Tour driver/guide was very knowledgeable about each stop and offered information on what to expect at each stop and along the way.
– Karen S. on 08/16/2015
While in the San Francisco area, we took three tours from three different companies and this one, by far, was the very best. Roman rocks - he did a fabulous job.
– Nicholas T. on 08/14/2015
We had a great time - definitely recommend it
– Debra M. on 08/14/2015
Tour guide was very good. Felt a bit rushed at Muir Woods, would have liked 15-20 minutes longer there. Did not have a brochure with me, so did not know which wineries we were going to until we got there. A small printed map would be nice. Good visibility from bus, but seat in front of us did not stay upright, and it was one of the bumpiest rides I have had.
– Wayne R. on 08/13/2015
Roman was a terrific tour guide: very funny, considerate, and full of good advice.
– Kristina V. on 07/30/2015
I had a great time on this trip. Bus rides can be boring but our guide Roman made every part of the trip a blast. We did the early tour and I highly recommend it as we got to the Muir woods before all the other buses making it a truly amazing experience.
– Jamie M. on 07/29/2015
Absolutely amazing. Curt was an amazing tour guide. The Muir woods were a gem that I was not expecting. The 3 wineries visited were unique and interesting. Perfect day trip and well worth the price.
– Karen G. on 07/22/2015
The tour was fantastic. Great driver/leader and compatible group. And the wineries were great.
– Priscilla C. on 07/14/2015
I'm not a big drinker, but I had an amazing time! The location for the Golden Gate Bridge stop was perfect and I loved going to the different size wineries. Our tour guide Lars was perfect for our group.
– Christine C. on 07/13/2015
Don was just an amazing tour guide. He was so accomodating, so courteous and so polite. He kept us all on track and was respectful of what people wanted to do. Don is very knowledgeable about wine and as a person who knows a bit about wine it made for some really good conversations. On the drive back, which was busy, due to the road closures, Don made a bit of small talk and then said "Sit back, enjoy the scenery and I'll put on some background music." It was just the right way to wind down the road trip. He was one of the best tour guides I've ever had. I'd specifically sign up with Don again if we ever travel back that way. He's a great ambassador for your company.
– Elvin C. on 06/29/2015
This was the best guided tour we have ever been on and we have been on tours all over the world. Roman was super, entertaining and informative. He was also very considerate of the passenger needs. I am encouraging our friends to check out your company and gave you a good Yelp review the day we came off the tour.
We have been to wine country many times always on our own, so with a friend visiting from Brooklyn we decided to try a tour bus instead of fighting the traffic. One of the best decisions I have ever made.
– Al K. on 06/27/2015
We really enjoyed our tour. We saw a lot of San Francisco while the bus was picking up other passengers, and our guide was discussing a lot about the neighborhoods we were in. Getting to Muir Woods early was great. We really enjoyed our time there. The three wineries we visited were very good as well. The lunch stop was excellent. It was very nice to walk the square in Sonoma and choose from the variety of restaurants there. We would recommend your firm to any of our friends visiting the area.
– John G. on 06/23/2015
Tour delivered as promised. Curt was entertaining. Only drawback was other customers late returning to the bus.
– Steven L. on 06/16/2015
Paul is highly organized, kind, enthusiastic, very funny in a kooky way, efficient, knowledgeable, passionate.
Let me say this: I could keep going on searching for just the right adjectives to concoct the ideal review for this guy, but my randomness will have to suffice for now. Further, it's almost cliche when someone writes a review for him or her to note that they don't normally write reviews--well, in my case, it's by and large true. Paul takes an extended interest in his passengers, and, additionally, he's actually your friend on the tour.
Paul is good, and he's got soul. If he's your guide, you're going to exit that van a better citizen.
– Nathan R. on 06/12/2015
Andy was knowledgable and entertaining. Muir woods was awesome and the wineries we visited were great. I never felt rushed or that we were spending too much time at places.
– Dirk K. on 06/11/2015
– Sandra S. on 05/26/2015
Roman made it a good day. He kept it fun with lots of advice and direction, and commentary. I really like that the tasting fees were included. I was afraid that 3 vineyards would get repetitive, but that wasn't the case at all. They each had something else to offer and made it fun.
– rob & janet b. on 05/26/2015
Roman was energetic, knowledgeable and very safe while guiding us through the tour. He goes the "extra-namo-mile" to ensure we get the best views and experience. He balanced the schedule and time allotted for each experience very well. We would definitely do another tour with Roman.
– Betty H. on 05/25/2015
great tour,everyone on tour was pleasant and on time, guide was awesome.
– Caroline B. on 05/24/2015
Great tour and extraordinary bus driver and guide!!!
– Javier K. on 05/05/2015
The service was excellent and the tour guide was very kind. He gave us the information that made the tour very interesting. It was my first visit to San Francisco and also my first visit to the wine country and Muir Woods. It was an unforgettable tour.
– Jeffrey F. on 04/30/2015
I'd definitely recommend Extranomical to others!
– Cheryl P. on 04/24/2015
After a 14 hour delayed flight and getting to our hotel a 5 am, we truly considered canceling our Redwoods and Wine Country tour. We mustered up the energy and got on the bus. From the moment we stepped on, our tour guide, Roman, turned our whole day around. He was hysterical, as well as extremely educated and full of information about the area. Muir Woods was beautiful and then we went on to wine country. Roman pointed us to the best places for lunch and we were not disappointed. We proceeded to finish up at the wineries, which were all excellent and headed back toward San Francisco. The last stop we made was a breath taking view of the Golden Gate. This was a great tour and Roman made it so much fun. The shuttle was clean and very comfortable. I highly recommend this tour and be sure to ask for Roman as your guide!
– Dave L. on 04/20/2015
Great tour! Frank was an excellent tour guide, we had a great time and saw everything we wanted to, and he even got us back to our hotel an hour earlier than expected!
– Jennifer L. on 04/13/2015
We had a great, stress-free day. Pick-up was on time right in front of our hotel. We crossed over the Golden Gate Bridge and stopped for a photo op since the forecast called for afternoon fog. Off we went to Muir Woods, with Lars providing a great commentary the whole way. After Muir Woods, we stopped off at Sonoma Square for a fantastic lunch and some wine (on your own) then we were off to 3 great wineries. We couldn't have asked for a better day!
– Yew Chen L. on 03/30/2015
It is fun and enjoyable. Just wish that the shopping time can be longer !! :)
– craig n. on 03/26/2015
Nick was really a fun tour guide. He was funny, friendly and knowledgable. We felt in good hands with Nick.
– Ricardo F. on 03/26/2015
– Angel F. on 03/25/2015
Although the van's rear sound system was non-functional, the overall experience was excellent. Don was very flexible and able to work with us to plan our itinerary. He was very knowledgeable and friendly.
– Kate R. on 03/25/2015
Thank you so much! My parents and I don't typically go the "tour bus" route, preferring to get places ourselves and design our route with more flexibility. The service was wonderful!
– Barry P. on 03/24/2015
Excellent selection of wineries.
– Brieauna L. on 03/13/2015
Frank was great. He was extremely knowledgable and took us to amazing wineries. I would definitely recommend Extranomical Tours and Frank as a tour guide.
– Robert S. on 03/12/2015
Very fun trip. It was my 2nd time doing the Wine Lover's Tour and I enjoyed it.
Couldn't make it to the winery I suggested (Chateau Montelena) because it was too far but still enjoyed it.
Wouldn't recommend going back to Bourassa Vineyards tho, didn't enjoy the experience.
– Nathan W. on 03/10/2015
Very enjoyable day, tour guide, Anthony, made the day very fun and interesting also.
A great way to combine the Muir woods and wineries.
– Thomas B. on 03/02/2015
Very nice tour. Ben was a great tour guide, very personable and knowledgeable. All three wineries were a good time and the Redwoods were beautiful.
– Jenna B. on 02/20/2015
We joined extranomical tours for a girls trip to San Francisco and loved every minute! Our guide, Don, was so knowledgable and friendly, and made the experience so enjoyable. We loved the diversity of this specific tour: the view and photo opportunity of the Golden Gate Bridge; the beautiful walk through Muir Woods, and the three different wineries that each had something to offer. Thank you for the incredible experience!
– Michelle B. on 02/13/2015
Don made an effort to provide us with a good range of wineries that would meet our expectations.
– Marilou B. on 02/09/2015
We were a group of 6 USA folks joined by 5 others from all over the world! Frank was delightful, told stories, pointed out the sitghts and the history. He kept everything lively and fun, got people to mix and chat. He really made the tour for us all!
– David C. on 02/07/2015
An outstanding experience.
– Linda Y. on 02/03/2015
The tour was very informative and well structured. Our tour guide was really nice and very exprienced with lots of knoweldge on the tour contents. The group of people who were on the same tour were nice and pleasant to be with. The convenience and efficiency of the tour was way beyond my expectation.
– Derek G. on 12/09/2014
After our original wine tour was cancelled by Green Dreams tour two days before our scheduled date, we were left with no idea who else to book with. We quickly found Extranomical on the internet and I am extremely glad we did. They were so easy to book with and I have without no doubt, that our tour guide Lars, was the best. Hands down. I have never met a tour guide who knew more about the history of things than Lars. Every topic he was well informed in, kept the information going even with there was a lack of response. He drove wonderfully through the winding roads of Muir woods. He made sure we were on time everywhere we went while still allowing the group adequate time to experience each spot. He kept conversation with myself upfront, even when no one else was interested in what he had to say and I greatly appreciate his attitude, advice on things in San Francisco, and general knowledge that gave me more insight to the things we were experiencing. If Lars were to ever leave Extranomical tours, they would be losing an EXTREMELY valuable employee. Can't say enough good things about him.
– john k. on 12/08/2014
a very good trip even in difficult weather ( flooding) Frank managed to get us through to Muir woods
– Henriette F. on 11/24/2014
I liked the tour
– Cindy Z. on 11/09/2014
Lars was great!! He was funny and kept us all entertained and on schedule. He was very accommodating and knowledgeable about everything! Overall a great time.
– cathy b. on 11/08/2014
Really great time. Roman was especially entertainment.
– catherine p. on 11/03/2014
We had a wonderful time on our tour, and Roman was very knowledgeable and entertaining!
– Kristin B. on 10/30/2014
Everything and more. Best way for a newbie to explore multiple locations in one day. Perfection!
I will recommend this tour to EVERYONE who is visiting San Francisco.
– gaelle S. on 10/27/2014
Loved every minute
– Darla K. on 10/26/2014
The tour was well done and kept to schedule. Roman was an exceptional tour guide.
– Sara S. on 10/25/2014
Roman did a great job of keeping us informed and entertained!!! He was polite and patient. Awesome! Would recommend this tour to anyone!!
– Scott S. on 10/21/2014
Our tour was AWESOME from start to finish. We saw & did so much in the course of the day, and Roman was a great guide. He gave us so much information from San Fran history to wine to where to go for lunch and more. He was super entertaining and very punctual! It was great how every winery was ready for our group when we arrived. I can't believe how much we packed into one day. It truly couldn't have been better. Will definitely recommend your company! Thanks so much!
– Ariana G. on 10/20/2014
Nick was a great tour guide! Loved the drive and the facts about San Francisco sprinkled throughout.
– michel c. on 10/18/2014
my beloved long day ! YES
– Sue W. on 10/15/2014
It is a very good tour. Roman did a wonderful job and kept us entertained. I will do it again for other tours in the future and recommend to my siblings and friends.
– Reggie G. on 10/14/2014
Had an excellent time and it was very informative.
– Josh Y. on 10/10/2014
Roman was hilarious throughout the day and efficient in picking everyone up on time, even getting out and running to direct people onto the bus. He was an expert driver, knowledgeable and personable with everyone, stopping to say hello and chat with us at lunch.
– Jessica M. on 10/01/2014
Roman MADE this trip! He was hilarious and did a great job teaching our tour about the California region while also adding his own humor and entertainment. I loved the morning Muir woods tour (prior to the crowd's arrival). Roman did a great job avoiding traffic and allowing us a great view of the golden gate bridge.
– Christina W. on 09/28/2014
Roman was very knowledgeable and extremely courteous.
I would definitely recommend him and also the tour to everyone.
– Dionne S. on 09/28/2014
Marc was very entertaining and had a wealth on knowledge on SF History, Muir Woods, and Wine Country.
I will definitely recommend Extranomical Tours to my friends and family.
– Karen F. on 09/25/2014
Leo was an amazing tour guide! We did the Muir Woods/ Wine Country tour. My sister (who doesn't even like wine) loved the tour because of Leo. He is so much fun, so helpful and a great tour guide. We had a great day!
- The Canadians - Karen and Mariah
– Christy M. on 09/10/2014
Roman was an awesome tour guide......he made the tour such a great experience!
– Caroline S. on 08/31/2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our wine and redwoods tour. Ben, our tour guide, was absolutely fantastic - he spoke very knowledgably about San Francisco, the woods and the wine country, while also throwing in some jokes. He was brilliant. The woods early in the morning were beautiful and it was lovely and quiet. The wine stops at Mayo and Cline's were really good and the wine was great; however, we would not re-visit nor recommend the Madonna Estate. The wine itself was nowhere near as high quality as the other two wineries and the speaker there was quite pushy and spoke for far too long about wines we should purchase from them or clubs with their wine that we should join. Other than that it was a fantastic tour and the stop in Sonoma Plaza was also great. Thank you to Ben for making it such a great day.
– merryly p. on 08/28/2014
had a really good time. wasn't sure if tour would go on because of the earthquake, but tour was great. really enjoyed the fact that we could chose our own place for lunch. ben had really good descriptions of restaurants available.
– Amanda R. on 08/26/2014
We had a wonderful tour with a knowledgable guide. Enjoyed our visit to Muir Woods and would recommend this tour to our friends and family. The stop at the GG bridge was amazing and made the whole trip worth it!
– Stephanie R. on 08/17/2014
Had a great time! The wineries were great and the guide interesting! Lots of fun and good experience!
– Janel M. on 08/16/2014
Tour destinations were great. Winery guides were very helpful and informative. We didn't understand our guide when he introduced himself so we aren't certain who we had.
– Katharine G. on 08/12/2014
Roman was an excellent tour guide, though at times tangential and overly chatty which might have helped some of the car sick tourists get through the windiest of roads. We very much enjoyed wine country, though I think we would have preferred to skip Mayo and spend more time in Napa. Great wine, great people, good weather!
– Starr D. on 08/12/2014
Muir Woods + wine country was a great day trip. We thoroughly enjoyed two of the three wineries we visited. Madonna estate left something to be desired, but Cline and Jacuzzi were fun, and we enjoyed our lunch at the Swiss Hotel in Sonoma.
– Barbara W. on 08/11/2014
Roman was a lot of fun. The only disappointment was that we didn't stop long enough in Sonoma Plaza. We only had time for lunch and weren't able to check out the plaza any further.
– Jeffrey L. on 08/09/2014
The bus was on time and comfortable. The guide was excellent in every aspect. Muir woods was wonderful and getting us there early was great because the park was empty, peaceful and relaxing. I could see when we were leaving that as the park filled up it lost some of the quiet that was so inspirational.
The wineries themselves were mediocre at best in terms of the quality of wine; for the most part the staff in these places were very accommodating and gracious.
– Richard K. on 08/05/2014
Overall, very good.
– Deepak N. on 08/04/2014
Excellent, fast-paced, crisply timed tour of both Muir woods and the lovely wine country.
My colleague and I loved every moment!
– Danielle I. on 07/22/2014
Andy was a great, enthusiastic tour guide with so much knowledge. I never felt like he was rushing us but he also kept the tour running smoothly and timely as well. Definitely would recommend this tour to others.
– Donna M. on 07/19/2014
Awesome tour. Our guide, Nick, was very nice and knowledgeable. The tour was very well done, got us to Muir Woods before the crowds, hotel pickups were timely. The wineries we stopped at were lovely. Lunch in Sonoma was terrific.
– joshua s. on 07/16/2014
A great way to see a little bit of a lot in a short amount of time. Loved lunch stop in Sonoma.
– Cayla P. on 07/15/2014
As for the tour itself, I was very pleased! I had originally planned on taking a tour with a different company that was slightly less expensive but where I would have had to pay for the tasting fees at the wineries--the convenience and experience of this tour was definitely worth the few extra bucks. Roman was a great tour guide all around -- very informative and fun! He was able to keep us on a schedule that I feel designated a perfect amount of time during both parts of the trip. This allowed us on our return to make a bonus stop at the Marin Headlands to take in some amazing views of the Golden Gate bridge. I would highly recommend his tour!
– Vito N. on 07/14/2014
Ben was a great driver and tour guide. I am glad I did not have to drive up to Muir Woods
nor have to negotiate the streets of San Francisco. The woods were awesome and we learned
a lot about wine making. The tasting samples were more than generous, and the winery hosts
excellent. Ben also provided lots of good info about Muir woods and the wineries. Plus
he gave us good suggestions for lunch in Sonoma.
– Genine Ira G. on 07/12/2014
The tour was a very good deal. Got a free upgrade from Wine Country to Wine country AND Muir Woods. Really appreciate it!
– Catherine L. on 07/11/2014
Roman was an excellent tour guide - entertaining & knowledgeable. I enjoyed the Mayo and Cline wineries best of all. In fact, I would have gladly done one less wine tasting to either have more time in the Muir Woods or for exploring Sonoma Plaza at lunchtime. Getting to the woods before the other buses was a big plus. As we were leaving the crowds were showing up!
– John H. on 07/02/2014
Great trip. Got to see Muir Woods before the crowds, then visited Somona and Napa Counties for wine tastings. Roman was an excellent driver and guide and certainly kept us interested throughout the whole day.
– Philip F. on 06/30/2014
Very content. Saw plenty of Muir Woods and Wine Country and was conveniently dropped off in Sausalito.
– Stiina R. on 06/30/2014
Great tour overall. Got to see a lot and taste good wines. The lunch stop in Sonoma Plaza was really nice. Ben was a fun and informative guide.
– Lauri C. on 06/29/2014
We went on two wine tours during our trip to San Francisco. The Extranomical tour was BY FAR better. Ramon was hilarious. We did our tour on the first day we were in San Francisco and as we went sight seeing I referred back to his jokes with every place we visited. He was the BEST tour guide. He made our tour a great, great time. This tour was way better than I ever expected. Tell Ramon his "Chicago Friends" say hello!!
– Kristin G. on 06/29/2014
Ben was funny, knowledgeable and prompt. He made sure we had a wonderful experience and knew fun facts about all our stops. I would recommend Ben and Extranomical Tours to anyone coming to San Francisco.
– Miriam J. on 06/27/2014
Trip is nicely spaced out thru the day to allow adequate time for each stop and to not cram all of the wineries together.
– Mackenzie T. on 06/26/2014
The tour itinerary was perfect and ran smoothly. The wineries were excellent and the tour guide was knowledgeable.
– Lindsay M. on 06/24/2014
The Redwoods were beautiful and we got there early enough to avoid the crowds. The wineries were perfect and had a lot to offer. We especially appreciated that there were no extra tasting fees!
– Andrew S. on 06/21/2014
Andy was great. Got us to Muir Woods before the crowds. He was knowledgeable and friendly with good recommendations at each stop. Two of the 3 wineries had good presentations and not a bad pour anywhere. Would recommend.
– Virginia B. on 06/09/2014
Small group taken to a great variety of wineries.
– John K. on 05/20/2014
Roman made this tour - fantastic guide!
– Jo M. on 04/29/2014
Whole trip was fantastic and our guide couldn't have done more to make sure we all had a great day.
– Steven M. on 04/13/2014
Roman was a fabulous host ! He knew
What he was telling us about and he was
Hilarious....his comedic timing was spot
On as was his driving !
– Santiago A. on 04/09/2014
Miur Woods, Mayo winery
– Rachael R. on 04/09/2014
Ben was very entertaining, nice and showed us around various areas of San Francisco. Will definitely do a tour again when I come back with my boyfriend!
– Troy C. on 04/08/2014
The woods and wineries were great. Our guide was fantastic and friendly.
– Melissa S. on 03/30/2014
Our tour guide was entertaining and informative. It was a very well-planned tour and we enjoyed not having to worry about the logistics of the trip. The initial pick up at our hotel location was also very convenient. Overall, we had a great time and would definitely refer others!
– Julia P. on 02/02/2014
Easy way to get out of San Fran and see Muir woods and wine country. It was great getting to Muir woods early, before the crowds and kids rolled in, and the wineries and lunch stop made for a great afternoon.
– Gina S. on 01/30/2014
Marc was a wonderful tour guide. He was courteous, knowledgeable and fun. Muir Woods was incredible. The scenery on the drive was worth taking the tour.
– Jose R. on 01/26/2014
Diverse tour for outside of San Francisco, did it all in one day. Would highly recommend to anyone!! Sonoma square lunch stop was a great treat.
– Julie R. on 01/23/2014
Andy was the best part of the tour. You can tell he makes an effort to learn everyone's name and bring in relevant and recent stories about the area to keep the long drive fun and engaging.
– Margaret T. on 01/23/2014
Tour guide was fabulous! Knowledgeable & funny & polite & went out of his way to give everyone a wonderful experience. This is the best tour we'd ever been on ' regards tour guides & we have done many in n America
– Mark A. on 01/14/2014
The Muir woods and Madonna winery were my favorite stops, and Andy was a great and very helpful guide. He had lots of great info to share and his lunch recommendation in Sonoma Square was awesome.
– Julia V. on 01/14/2014
Muir Woods was a peaceful, almost magical place. Our tour guide Marc was fabulous, friendly, well spoken, informative, the kind of guy you'd be happy inviting to a barbecue at home!
– Lauren T. on 01/05/2014
I liked the history of the city that was shared above and beyond the Muir woods and wine tour destinations. I learned so much about the city in just one day which was perfect when we were only there for a few short days.
– Kristine S. on 10/08/2013
Our guide! Safiya was fantastic. She went out of her way to make sure everyone had a memorable experience, for example, finding a banana slug at Muir Woods and taking tons of photos for us in front of the Golden Gate bridge. We also appreciated the small size of our tour group.
– Debra M. on 09/25/2013
The commentary added an element that a self-guided excursion could not match. I could enjoy the trip without the demands of driving and navigating.
– Heather M. on 09/08/2013
I really enjoyed the Viansa Winery and the Muir Woods.
– Johanna E. on 09/06/2013
I couldn´t find a wine tour to Napa & Sonoma at the same time, and add Muir woods was excellent!! The view that we had of Golde Gate bridge was gorgeous gorgeous!!!!!
– Angela J. on 09/05/2013
We had an appropriate amount of time at each destination, and I particularly appreciated that we went to Muir Woods early enough to beat the crowds.
– Fabiola B. on 08/18/2013
It is hard to pick the best. My husband and I enjoyed every moment of the tour. From the moment Roman picked us up to the time he dropped us off. Everything was great. Roman even gave us some recommendations for lunch and that was great too. When I called, the people I spoked to before making my reservation and after to confirm my reservation were very polite and informative.
– Marnie C. on 08/14/2013
I loved Muir Woods and Madonna Winery.
– Melissa J. on 07/31/2013
Roman was a great guide. He kept us on track with time and made the ride on the bus informative, interesting and fun. We enjoyed Muir Woods and our favorite winery was Cline Cellars. We LOVE our tour!!!
– Nadia K. on 07/11/2013
I think this was my favourite part of my San Francisco trip. Had a great time!
– Karuna B. on 07/08/2013
The tour guide was very knowledgable
– Beth W. on 06/28/2013
Muir Woods stop was great. Roman was very knowledgeable about the history.
– Shane L. on 06/24/2013
Loved the Muir Woods stop.
– Victoria M. on 06/14/2013
There really wasn't a part of this trip that I didn't love - the whole thing was about what I expected only better :)
– Joy J. on 06/13/2013
Marc the Tour Guide was extremely helpful, informative and simply put made the entire tour very interesting, so much so that we looked forward to recommending him. We had all 4 tours booked with Extranomical as was recommended by a friend who had taken it earlier. We took the Sunset Cruise, Muir woods and Wine country tour (Napa and Sonoma), Hop-On Hop-Off as well as the Yosemite 1 day tour. really loved the experience and would definitely recommend the tours to everyone else too.
– Bryan & Carla W. on 06/12/2013
The tour guide was very personable, informative and interesting.
– Jing X. on 06/08/2013
Marc could drive and talk to us at the same time! I found that very impressive.
– Andrea L. on 05/29/2013
I liked everything about the tour. It was so nice to start off in Muir Woods. We were there for a little over 1 hour. It was plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. The wineries we toured were lovely boutique vineyards. This provided a personal touch for all, as the owners happily answered all of our questions. We did not feel rushed in any way; and the samples of wine we received were very adequate. We did not feel the need to purchase wine there; but decided to have the bottles shipped as they are the same cost (no tax; just shipping) which turned out to be about the same. Roman our tour guide was very welcoming and entertaining throughout. We also stopped at the Golden Gate Bridge on the way back to take pictures since we were ahead of schedule. This tour is a time saver if you only have a few days in San Francisco, since you accomplish two destinations in one day. Leaves the evening open for a nice dinner at one of the city's amazing restaurants. I will take this tour each time I visit San Francisco, if I am fortunate enough to come back.
– Debbie S. on 05/29/2013
Our driver was a wealth of information and had a great sense of humor.
– Melissa R. on 05/28/2013
Safiya was fabulous! Funny and enthusiatic! She made the trip great & memorable
– Julie R. on 05/27/2013
Felt that Roman was enjoying sharing his knowledge and experience with us. That he cared about our safety - on & off the bus - liked the things that seemed extra like getting off to look at climbers on Half Dome etc. Brilliant sense of humour and totally enjoyable & relaxing day. Perfect.
– Amanda S. on 05/19/2013
Marc was a WONDERFUL tour guide - informative, funny, kind, and generally a great person to spend the day with. He also took those of us who did not want to stay in Sausalito to a great lookout point, which was unexpected and enjoyable.
– Cecilia L. on 05/08/2013
Sufficient time at each stop and did not feel pressured to buy anything. All recommendations felt genuine and not a sales pitch. Ben had great commentary and tidbits to share throughout the tour. Thumbs up on driving the crazy roads/traffic and keeping commentary going Ben!
– Lindsey S. on 05/08/2013
Marc was great! Muir Woods was amazing!
– Jeff E. on 05/06/2013
Madonna Winery and Mayo Winery were our favorites. Also loved the views of the Golden Gate Bridge from the scenic stop.
– Cynthia G. on 04/30/2013
Our tour guide, Ben, was excellent. We had a great time on this tour and will recommend it to other friends.
– Colleen M. on 04/09/2013
Loved the whole tour.
– Kalli S. on 11/18/2012
Marc was an awesome tour guide. He made the day fun and exciting. The 1st and last winery we visited was great! It was a fun day with minimal suggestions for improvement.
– James M. on 10/23/2012
We went to Muir Woods first and i loved it. Smelled awesome. Then we toured the wine country. I liked Cline Vineyard the best. Andy was a great guide. We loved San Francisco. Thanks James Martin "Eddie"
– Frank C. on 08/28/2012
Our tour guide was excellent. She was personable - and knowledgable. You could not do any better than her.
– Eddy T. on 07/30/2012
The wineries were great, Muir Woods was beautiful, and lunch in Sonoma was fantastic. Our whole day was Extranomical for myself, my wife, and our 21 year old daughter.
– Peggy L. on 07/28/2012
The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The schedule allowed the right amount of time at each place to explore but not get bored.
– Ashleigh D. on 07/24/2012
Andy was a fantastic guide. He was very passionate about wine and was very informative. He kept our interest the whole tour and was great!
– Timothy C. on 07/18/2012
Combination of tastings, winery visits, and visit to Redwoods all included and in the tour price (minus the park entrance). Great value for the money.
– Edith L. on 04/29/2012
It is hard to say. It was a very good tour overall. I enjoyed the wineries and seeing the vineyards; Muir Woods was gorgeous.
– Maureen C. on 04/28/2012
Informative, courteous timely driver.Great way to highlight numerous adventures when time is limited. Next time back in San Francisco will definitely take additional Extranoical Tours.
– Deborah F. on 04/09/2012
Andy was so knowledgeable that he really added to my enjoyment of the trip. I have been to both places before but his commentary and special viewing spots were very good.
– Tara T. on 11/29/2011
My favorite parts were while we were on the bus and Andy was informing us of interesting factoids and history of the city. It was nice to sit back and let someone else drive while learning about San Francisco.
– Neville M. on 09/25/2011
The Tour guide Marc was very informative and helpful, going of his way to please all without disappointing the rest of us.
– Sarah T. on 09/20/2011
It is a well ran tour and well worth the price. I live in the Bay Area and this is the third time that I have taken visiting family and friends on this same tour. Our guide was great. The last time, in May, our guide was also great. And the time before was several years, but a great guide, as well. I don't remember his name, unfortunately. Thank you.
– Berys A. on 09/19/2011
Andy was so friendly and informative about the areas we visited. The Sonoma Valley and Sonoma town were delightful and the weather warm and beautiful. Jacuzzi was a stunning winery.
– Calum M. on 09/18/2011
Rick was incredible. Easy to get along with, informative and engaged the entire bus throughout the course of the day. The wineries were fantastic as well, as were the stops in the city of Sonoma and the Muir Woods.
– Shawna M. on 08/24/2011
Andy was well-versed in the history of almost everything we passed along the route. This was a nice touch.