Redwoods and Wine Country Day Trip from San Francisco

Gaze in awe at 300-foot, 1,000-year-old redwoods and sip wines in Russian River Valley in just a day

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 3 Reviews · 10.00h 13 max · San Francisco, United States

Can't decide between a day trip to the redwoods or wine country? With this full-day small group tour from San Francisco, you can do both! Enjoy door-to-door service and leave the city behind for a day of great wine, great food, great company, and stunning Californian nature. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge to the stunning Armstrong Redwoods Reserve then enjoy wine tastings and lunch in the beautiful wineries of Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. What better way to spend a day in California?

  • Door-to-door service from San Francisco
  • Drive across Golden Gate Bridge
  • Explore the Armstrong Redwood Reserve
  • See the Giant Sequoias up close
  • Cruise through beautiful Sonoma wine country
  • Visit two renowned California wineries
  • Stroll through the vineyards
  • Enjoy wine tastings and a picnic lunch

Your day begins in VIP style, as you're picked up by your friendly driver-guide for your full-day experience of California's epic nature and world-class wineries. With a small intimate group and luxury transportation, you'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge and head to Armstrong Redwoods Reserve to see some of the planet's largest trees up close— the Sequoia sempervirens, or coastal redwoods.

Later, you'll continue south towards Sonoma, where you'll visit two stunning wineries to enjoy wine tastings, a tasty picnic lunch, and time to take in the scenery of the beautiful Russian River Valley. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in San Francisco in the early evening.

Redwoods and Wine Country Full-Day Tour Description

Your 10-hour day trip from San Francisco includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in San Francisco

  • Modern luxury minibus transportation for the day

  • Admission to the Armstrong Redwoods State National Reserve

  • Wine tours and tastings at two renowned Sonoma County vineyards

  • Delicious picnic lunch at a vineyard

  • Drive across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge

  • Engaging local driver-guide throughout

  • Maximum group size of 13

Door-to-Door Service

Your day begins with hotel pickup in San Francisco and also includes drop-off back at your hotel after the tour, so you don't have to worry about taxis and meeting points. Firstly, you'll head over the Golden Gate Bridge as you leave the city to head north, and along the way your friendly local driver-guide will get to know the group and explain what's in store for you.

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

As you approach the mighty redwoods, your guide will explain how these groves were miraculously spared from the Gold Rush. During the 1840s and 1850s, thousands of majestic redwoods were cleared for those seeking to strike gold.

The Armstrong Redwoods are named after Col. James Armstrong who purchased this land for future preservation and saved a remarkable slice of American nature for us all to enjoy. Before entering the grove, enjoy a stop for coffee and a light breakfast (not included). It's a good chance for a little pick-me-up before you explore the trails.

Once in the Redwoods, you'll have at least 90 minutes to explore the area. Embrace the tranquility of the forest and majesty of these millennia-old tees. Measuring over 300 feet tall with some over 1,000 years old, the coastal redwoods are a natural wonder. Through the trails, you'll also find a seasonal waterfall adding to the park's beauty.

Drive through California Wine Country

You'll hop back in your luxury minibus for a drive through the beautiful Californian countryside towards the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. While heading past the hills and vineyards, learn about the history of California wine making and how this became one of the world's most popular wine regions. Your guide will explain why Russian River Valley and the nearby Sonoma and Napa Valleys are perfect areas to grow and produce wines.

Wine Tastings, Vineyard Tours, and a Picnic Lunch

While you're in wine country, it'd be crazy not to sample some of the finest wines California has to offer. Today you'll visit two wineries—one small boutique and the other a larger and more grand affair. At both wineries you'll enjoy wine tastings led by local wine experts. Learn about the grapes that thrive in the Russian River Valley along with the wine making process that create the delicious Californian vino.

After all that exploring and sipping delicious local wines, you'll probably be hungry, so a delicious picnic lunch will also be served in the grounds of one of the wineries.

Return to San Francisco with Golden Gate Bridge Photo Stop

After your full-day redwoods and wine experience, you'll begin the journey back to San Francisco in the afternoon. Driving through the Marin Headlands, you'll stop at a stunning overlook for wonderful views of the Golden Gate Bridge. With the bridge and San Francisco in the background, it's a great opportunity to get that perfect vacation photo!

What you get with this tour
Hotel pick-up and drop-off in San Francisco
Modern luxury minibus transportation for the day
Admission to the Armstrong Redwoods State National Reserve
Wine tours and tastings at two renowned Sonoma County vineyards
Delicious picnic lunch at a vineyard
Drive across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge
Engaging local driver-guide throughout
Maximum group size of 13
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Amazing time
26 January 2022
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This trip was amazing we would do it again and again. Anthony was a fantastic guide. Ask for him he'll keep you laughing.. he is so knowledgeable and so personable. Great time

Great vacation add on!
25 January 2022
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Anthony made this tour wonderful! Great drive, beautiful views, good stories. We had one of our best vacations ever and this was a big part of that!

Everything We Wanted to See in One Trip
06 January 2022
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We were only in San Francisco for 2 days so we were very happy to find a tour to the Redwoods and to Wineries. We had a wonderful time and they even picked us up right at our hotel!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Your tour includes hotel pickup from most downtown and waterfront areas in San Francisco. Please contact us after booking with your hotel name for pick-up. We'll reach out with an alternative meeting point if your hotel isn't covered.

What to bring?

Some comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, and sunscreen or rain jackets depending on the weather forecast.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in San Francisco. They're a specialist local tour company who we know uphold our high standards.

Is this tour suitable for kids?

Kids are more than welcome to join the tour but they'll have to miss out on the wine. The legal drinking age in the US is 21.

Are there bathrooms on the bus?

We do not have bathrooms on our buses but we can make a stop during the drive, which is approximately 1.5 hours one way.

What to bring?

Some comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, and sunscreen or rain jackets depending on the weather forecast.

Where to meet?

Your tour includes hotel pickup from most downtown and waterfront areas in San Francisco. Please contact us after booking with your hotel name for pick-up. We'll reach out with an alternative meeting point if your hotel isn't covered.

Is lunch included in the tour price?

A delicious picnic lunch at one of the vineyards is included in the price of the tour.

What if I'm vegetarian, vegan, or have special dietary requirements?

Please contact us after booking to let us know your requirements. We’ll work with our partners to accommodate your needs.

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