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Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour

San Francisco, United States
Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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The Sonoma Valley is one of California’s oldest and most renowned wine regions. On this full-day tour, travel around the Sonoma Valley in a Vintage VW bus and visit award-winning wineries. Learn all about the winemaking process as you tour a wine cave, sample a variety of Californian wines during guided wine tastings, and tuck into a gourmet Italian-style lunch at a winery restaurant.
  • Guided wine tastings at Sonoma Valley Wineries
  • Delicious lunch of gourmet Italian cuisine and regional wines
  • Round-trip transport from San Francisco in a vintage VW bus
  • Small-group tour ensures an intimate tasting experience
  • Option to upgrade to a private tour for up to 6 people
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Professional Guide
Small group tour
Bottled water
points of our famous San Francisco city tour, Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge (value of $85)
Photo ops at Golden Gate Bridge (if weather permits)
Light Snacks
Visit to 3 award-winning wineries
Cost of lunch- Usually averages between $10-20
All the Tasting fees -some can be waived with bottle purchasing-

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Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.Hotel pickups around Union Square are between 8:30-8:45 and pickups in the Fishermans Wharf area are between 8:45-9:00. Please provide the number you can be reached at so that our guides can call you and give you an exact ETA. If your hotel is not listed, please meet us at 427 Post St. (Union Square pickup) or 1300 Columbus Ave (Fishermans Wharf pickup)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • For the shared tour option, a minimum number of 4 people applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Recommended tip amount : tips make up a large chunk of our tour guide income in the US) Thank you for being considerate as we would like to give you a Professional tour guide.
  • If you prefer to eat lunch at the Sonoma Plaza- please let us know. We might be able to make that happen. Depending on the group consensus.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Note that each vehicle seats up to 7 people total. We can still accommodate larger groups seated in separate vehicles.
  • Everyone in your group needs to complete our digital waiver.
  • COVID-19: A plexiglass partition has been installed between the driver and passengers. The touch points on our buses will be fully disinfected between and during tours.
  • Anyone showing symptoms of COVID 19, including fever, cough or shortness of breath won’t be able to participate.
  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask while inside the bus. We will have extra masks for purchase in case you have forgotten yours. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Painted Ladies Tour Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "If riding in a SUPER COOL, vintage VW bus (that backfires occasionally) through beautiful wine country and hanging out with fun people isn't your thing, you should look for a tour somewhere else." See review
  • "Very good tour guide from Painted Ladies, at some of the wineries it went a bit fast though to be able to reflect over what wine you actually tasted but that is rather up to the winery guide." See review
  • "The day was really well planned; stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, a winery, lunch, a winery with cave tour, another winery, and then a chocolate shop!" See review


206 Reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers

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Great time, but wish we had time for downtown sanoma
, Nov 2021
We enjoyed the wine tour. We were disappointed that we didn’t get to see or spend time in downtown Sonoma. We were at the wineries for a very long time, so it seems that could be shortened to give time for this. Our tour guide, Armando was fantastic.
Wine with the girls
, Oct 2021
We loved it! The wineries were cute and the food was good. We had a blast singing in the VW bus on the way back. There was a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Would highly recommend!
Excellent time!!!
, Oct 2021
What a truly amazing trip! Adorable and comfortable VW van, fun people, and an excellent tour guide. Weather was perfect and the wineries were fantastic. Worth every penny and would do it again in a heartbeat!!🍷
Day drinking fun
, Oct 2021
We had a great time on this trip and would highly recommend spending a day of your San Francisco trip doing this. Loved all the stops on the tour and really enjoyed the wine. The VW bus was so cute and our driver was very knowledgeable.
No respose
, Oct 2021
Due to illness my daughter and I couldn’t go on our scheduled date. Tried to reschedule but got no response
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
So sorry AnnMarie that you had to cancel your tour last minute. We have all our customer sign a covid waiver where it says clearly if you show signs of covid symptoms we can not allow you on the tour as we protect the health and wellbeing of all our passengers on our tour, including our guide. Our guide had been communicating with you back and forth and with us as well. We offered it as a credit for future use but you were only in town for a few days. I hope you can understand we follow the CDC guidelines and well as the 24 hr Viator/TripAdvisor cancelation policy. We hope a speedy recovery for you and your daughter . Be well.
A memorable 10 out of 10 experience!
, Sep 2021
We did a wine tour in Sonoma/Napa with our amazing tour guide - Armando. I’ve been wine tasting many times but this was my favorite wine tasting experience. The weather, the company, the guide and of course the mode of transportation (a 1974 VW bus named Buttercup) …. everything was top notch!
1 traveler found this review helpful
So much fun
, Sep 2021
My daughter and I loved this trip. We enjoyed seeing the sights of Sonoma, learning about the region from Gurkan and sampling the wine. I highly recommend Painted Ladies Wine tour! We loved the intimate size of our group!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wine tour
, Sep 2021
Armando was great! We really enjoyed his tour and knowledge of the wineries we visited and the Bay Area stops.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Gürkan is the BEST guide!!!
, Sep 2021
Gürkan was wonderful, personable, and very knowledgeable! We had a great time in our girl's trip, and some are even coming back with their own family to tour... Hopefully with Gürkan!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience!
, Sep 2021
Wonderful tour! Loved the small group. The tour guide was amazing. I loved how he explained the different parts of the city to us and gave us interesting history facts as we drove up to Sonoma. The winery choices were great. I would recommend this to a friend.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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