Wine Lover's Wine Country Tour with Escape from the Rock Cruise
How do I book or make a reservation?
You can book online to receive an online discount, or call our office at 1-866-231-3752 (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?
Full refunds will be given for cancellations to any 1-day and half-day tour reservations made more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. Any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will not be entitled to any refunds.
Tours with hotel packages and other third-party attractions tickets (ie. Monterey aquarium tickets) cancelled or changed with more than 10 days notice prior to departure, will incur a $35.00 fee or a fee of 10% of the package cost, whichever is greater.
Cancellations of any Tour package or 3rd party attraction ticket with less than 10 days notice will not be entitled to any refunds. Airport shuttles, Bay Cruises and Alcatraz tickets are nonrefundable.
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.
Day 1 - Wine Lover's Wine Country Tour
The one and only Wine Lover's Wine Country Tour is a VIP, semi-customizable, and informative tour of California Wine Country. Travel on a 13-passenger luxury vehicle and have the opportunity to request your favorite wineries! Only our Wine Lover's Tour goes to 4-6 different wineries in both Sonoma and Napa Valley, including famous and boutique wineries. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides will inform you about the history of Wine Country and you'll also learn the process of wine-making! The package price does not include wine tasting fees. Some wineries offer complimentary tastings, but most charge a fee ranging from $5 to $20. Check out some of the wineries we visit on a regular basis.
Day 2 - Escape from the Rock Cruise
Board the Escape from the Rock cruise instead of the Alcatraz ferry cruise. Departing from Pier 39, you'll sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, pass by Treasure Island and Sausalito, and get the opportunity for panoramic, 360-degree views of Alcatraz Island as you circle around it twice. Learn about the history of this maximum-security prison without stepping foot on the island. Hear thrilling tales of famous inmates' escape attempts. Listen to stories about the brutal life and the unscripted accounts of life on "the Rock," while relaxing on a boat. Also perfect if Alcatraz tickets are sold out!
Wine Lover's Wine Country Tour with Escape from the Rock Cruise - Times Approximate
Day 1 - Wine Lover's Wine Coutnry Tour
|8:00 - 8:15 AM||Pick-up from Extranomical San Francisco SOMA Office.|
|8:15 - 9:00 AM||Pick-up for your Wine Lover's Tour at your San Francisco hotel in downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.|
|9:00 - 9:10 AM||Cross the Golden Gate Bridge into the Marin Headlands, and maybe stop for a picture. Otherwise, continue north and...|
|9:10 - 9:20 AM||Pick-up in Sausalito if necessary.|
|9:20 - 10:30 AM||Travel north on U.S. 101 through Marin County into Sonoma Valley or beyond. You're in California Wine Country! Talk about where to go, what to see and taste, what to eat, and how much to buy!|
|10:30 - Noon||Visit a winery or two before lunch. Learn about the history and process of wine-making.|
|12:00 - 1:00 PM||Find some lunch! We'll either plan the tour so you have lunch at one of the wineries, go to a place in Napa Valley, or start the drive back and make it to Sonoma for lunch.|
|1:00 - 4:00 PM||This is the best part of a semi-private tour. After lunch, choose to either spend more time at Napa Valley wineries OR go further north into Sonoma Valley OR work your way south towards the Carneros.|
|4:00 - 4:45 PM||Choose to stop in beautiful Sausalito and enjoy the views of San Francisco, Alcatraz and the Bay. You also have the opportunity to take an optional ferry (fare not included) back to San Francisco, landing in either Fisherman's Wharf or at the Ferry Building (and find your own way back to your hotel).|
|5:00 - 6:00 PM||Go back across the Golden Gate Bridge and get dropped off at your San Francisco Hotel.|
Day 2 - Escape from the Rock Cruise
Weekdays at 10:00 AM (Jan 2 - May 13)
Weekends at 11:30 AM (Jan 2 - May 13)
Daily at 11:30 AM (May 14 - Sept 3)
Daily at 11:15 AM (beginning Sept 4)
| 1.5 hours||For an excellent alternative to the Alcatraz ferry cruise, Escape from the Rock can compare to no other. Departing from Pier 39, the cruise will sail around Alcatraz multiple times for a panoramic 360-degree view. You will also get to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and listen to astonishing tales of famous inmates' escape attempts. See and learn about Alcatraz without stepping foot on the island. Full bar on board. |
*Tour departure times are on a first-come first-serve basis.
Wine Lover's Tour℠ with Escape from the Rock
- 9-hour Wine Lover's Tour on the 1st day
- Semi-customizable tour of wine country
- Request your favorite wineries
- Travel on a 13-passenger luxury vehicle
- Escape from the Rock Cruise on the 2nd day
- 360-degree views of Alcatraz Island
- Hear tales of famous inmates' escape attempts
- Learn about this prison without stepping foot on Alcatraz Island
- Full bar available on board