- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Experience the Sonoma wine region in a unique way – on the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley. Jump aboard this historical replica of a San Francisco cable car and grab a seat on a special wine tasting adventure you will never forget. This open-air trolley will let you experience the picturesque vineyards like no other tour. On this tour, your friendly and knowledgeable guide will take you to four family-owned wineries for tastings. You will visit Sonoma's top historic landmarks and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch during one of the scenic stops.
Must be 21 years or older to take this tour.
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Editor's Pick
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- Lunch included
- Charter Fee and taxes (Gratuity not included)
- Pick-up from San Francisco is NOT included
- Alcoholic drinks (Wine is available to purchase at each winery)
- Wine tasting fees at each winery ($20-$25 per person at each winery)
453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA
Returns to original departure point
DAILY, Sunday through Saturday
Your day in California wine country starts as you hop aboard the Sonoma Wine Trolley, modeled after the famous historical cable cars of San Francisco. Enjoy the breeze as your knowledgeable tour guide whisks you off to four outstanding Sonoma-area wineries, known for both their wines and their hospitality.
Each wine tasting takes place in a private setting, where your own representatives at each winery will explain the different varietals you’ll sample and the background of the wineries (wine tasting fees are not included and you can expect fees of $15 to $25).
There will be wonderful photo opportunities on this tour and your friendly guide will be happy to take a photo or two of your group so you can document your memorable day in wine country.
In addition to your live guide, a local historian and actor, George Webber, provides the recorded narration of the Sonoma Wine Country Trolley. Between winery stops, enjoy his upbeat, whimsical commentary and stories as you travel through California's early history. Some of the historic landmarks you’ll see on the tour include:
• The Sonoma and Swiss hotels
• General Vallejo's Soldier Barracks
• Mission San Francisco Solano (Sonoma Mission)
• Bear Flag Monument
• General Vallejo's Home and State Park
• Sonoma Development Center
• Town of Glen Ellen
Enjoy lunch in a hidden-gem location, which may be among a vineyard, on a garden terrace or in a wine cellar, depending on the weather. Indulge in a picnic catered by Sonoma’s famous The Girl & the Fig restaurant, four-star rated on OpenTable and Yelp. Their delicious and hearty lunches are served family style, allowing everyone to pick and choose from a variety of sandwiches, side salads and desserts. Bottled water is included.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Jackets and rain protection are recommended in the winter months.
- Minimum age is 21 years
- MUST advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- No consumption of alcoholic beverage is allowed on the trolley
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
The Sonoma wine trolley was a great experience and a unique way to explore Sonoma. Paul was such a great tour guide, he had the whole day planned for us. He gave us some history on Sonoma, scheduled all of our stops for the day, and provided a great tour. I highly recommend taking this tour if you are in the Sonoma Valley area.
The trolley ride was a really nice way to see Sonoma and our driver was very knowledgeable and helpful! We thoroughly enjoyed the vineyards they took us to and the tours offered at the Ravenswood and Buena Vista Winery’s. We would definitely recommend this tour and think the cost was reasonable.
What a wonderful trip despite the fact that we visited 4 wineries 3 of which were fantastic and 1 at which we did nothing but sit and drink wine which was a waste of time especially since the wine was terrible. Also don't be surprised by the elective xtra charges at each winery if you want to taste the wine which was $20 per person at 3 places and $10 dollars at one in additional to the price for the tour. This was a tad more than advertised, would probably cost less if we drove around ourselves. But having never been in that area before I have no regrets but would plan differently if I know what I do now.
A good trip, luckily for us the trolley bus had technical problems so we went on a coach, the 4 wineries we visited were interesting and a good way of seeing some of the countryside around Sonoma, a good tour guide.
Ride was extremely bumpy... this should be included in the description. I have had a mastectomy in the last two years and I was in a lot of pain for the next couple of days. Also, the steps on the trolley are very high, my mother is 77, this was problematic. This needs to be included in the descri
Excellent tour, very nice wineries visited. Highly recommend this tour. But call before you go to see which wineries you will visit so you can plan you visits to other wineries.
The open air Trolley is a great way to experience Napa Valley. We visited three wineries and had four tasting opportunities. Lunch is included and you decide which of the wineries you want to partake in the tastings tasting fees not included. Rutherford, Raymond and Andretti were the wineries we visited and all were charming and provided a wonderful, informative experience. The people I met were fantastic and added so much fun to the day!
The Wine Yrolley tour was amazing. We got private tours and tastings at the wineries. The tour guide had lots of water to drink between tours and collets to keep our wine in.
Although this felt a bit commercialized, it was a fun way to travel through wine country
We enjoyed everything about the tour except that we had to move from the trolley to a bus. It was still worth taking the tour, though, as we learned so much, and enjoyed the various wines.
This tour is an excellent way to be introduced to the Sonoma Valley. Visited 4 different wineries including a tour. Had a delicious picnic lunch and met nice people. A perfect day! Thanks Kyle.