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We can pick you up anywhere within 90 minutes’ drive of San Francisco—at your home, hotel, ship's terminal, or the airport!
Dry Creek, Russian River
:Wine Tasting in the Russian River, Dry Creek & Alexander Valleys
- Views! Gardens! Beautiful Architecture both traditional and modern
- Gourmet Lunch in a truly off-the-beaten-path dining find
- Tastings at 3 or 4 distinctive wineries
- Tour of America's most famous producer of sparkling wines (option)
- Healdsburg's quaint town plaza
- Option to visit Santa Rosa: "Peanuts" creator Charles Schultz' Museum, or botanist Luther Burbank's home, the Melissa bee garden, or the rose-oil factory
Afterglow or Regret?
Choosing what to do with your limited time and resources is important and irreversible. Once back home either you live in the afterglow of a wonderful experience—reviewing your pictures, recalling many priceless moments and stunning panoramas. Or you regret that you wasted your time herded in a crowded bus, tired and frustrated in a rent-a-car or way over budget in a limo. Sightseeing in the San Francisco Bay Area is expensive and while you may "save" $$ by opting for the cheaper alternative, you're sure to miss many hidden gems of the city, an unique winery, that truly memorable ocean vista.
Make the mistake of choosing a big-bus tour and you pay the least per-person but must start the tour in a place convenient to them, spend most of your time looking through a window, missing many of the smaller family-owned and literally off-the-beaten-path wineries that are forbidden to buses. Forget spontaneity as the itinerary cannot respond to your requests. Most big buses go to the same wineries where you're often in crowds and exhorted to hurry. You get what you pay for.
Choose to rent a car and spend precious time picking it up then poring over maps and getting lost anyway. As you drive you won't know what you're passing and you'll have no one to ask. You risk getting caught in traffic bottlenecks, missing the most scenic and interesting routes and off-road attractions, wasting time searching for gas stations, and if you're the driver, you can't take in the sights if you want to avoid an accident, and shouldn't drink and drive. And if you're not careful about where you park, you'll spend a bundle on fines.
Choose a limo and pay more—often a lot more with all their hidden fees—twist around in your seat since limos position you with your back to the scenery, experience a driver who's not necessarily an historian or knowledgeable about history or architecture, and forget about visiting many fascinating places where limos cannot physically go.
Come with us and we'll help you remember that you're on vacation minimizing your stress, maximizing your pleasure.
What will it Cost?
Because each tour is designed to fit your interests, our fees vary. Basically you pay by the number of hours in your itinerary. We do not add the fuel surcharges, "license fees," "tax" and mandatory gratuities that many other companies do.
|FEE||Average Duration||Additional Costs
(paid to vendors)
|Gratuity||Add'l Hours||Minimum Duration|
|$640*||9-10h||Tasting/Winery Tour Fees, Lunch||**||$60 ea||8h|
* Not per-person
* These fees are for couples, groups of up to 6 people, or solo travelers. For groups of 7 to 25 (whereby we charter a minibus), please ask for a quote.
** A gratuity is customary and will be appreciated, but is not required. Please note that if you are being referred by a Travel Agent, s/he may add a commission (fee for finding and making arrangements with us) to your total.
There are more reasons why we're your best choice for a tour of our California Wine Country!
Russian River Wineries Tour Itinerary incl. Dry Creek, Alexander Valleys
When you've already "done" Napa and Sonoma yet still desire a relaxing day spiced with world-class wines, the AVAs along the Russian River beckon. They're lesser known than Napa and a little farther from San Francisco, but what they may lack in familiarity they more than make up in bucolic settings and quality wines.
Connoisseurs' Choice: Specialized Tours where You Select the Wineries
For the connoisseur who knows exactly what s/he wants…you name the wineries you most want to see. "Connoisseurs' Choice" tours are by definition "private" and are priced accordingly. Would you like to venture out to the spectacular Alexander Valley or Anderson Valley regions, or south to Carmel Valley or farther north to Mendocino…or even to stay overnight? Unleash your imagination.
Call: 1-800-960-8099Reserve Your Tour