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Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley

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Sonoma, United States

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Embark on a unique wine country experience with a trip aboard the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley. Modeled after the famed cable cars of San Francisco, the trolley shuttles you through Sonoma’s picturesque winemaking region with stops at three different wineries. Taste regional varietals at each estate, and savor a gourmet picnic lunch catered by top-rated local bistro The Girl & the Fig. Learn about the history of Sonoma from your spirited guide as you roll past a handful of historic landmarks throughout the day.
  • Full-day wine country tour from downtown Sonoma
  • Ride in a replica of a historic San Francisco cable car
  • Enjoy the trolley's narration by a local historian and actor
  • Visit three family-owned wineries
  • Admire the scenery of vineyards and hills from the trolley
  • Pickup and drop-off from downtown Sonoma
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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-$30 per person at each winery)
Tasting fees are not included. Fees range from $25-$35 per person per stop.

Departure Point

453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Skip the stress of driving and navigating among dozens of different wineries, and let the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley whisk you through the vineyards. Make your way to the historic Sonoma Plaza midmorning, where you’ll meet your guide and climb aboard the beautiful trolley — a lovingly created replica of a vintage San Francisco cable car. Take a seat and enjoy the fresh valley air streaming through the windows as you cruise through Sonoma’s rolling hills and renowned vineyards.

Stop at three different wineries hand-picked for their welcoming atmosphere and excellent wines, and sample classic California varietals like chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and merlot (tasting fees not included). Winery hosts will be on hand to provide tasting notes and background on the wines you enjoy.

Midday, stop for a picnic lunch catered by French-country bistro The Girl & the Fig, a local favorite. Savor a gourmet spread of sandwiches, side salads and desserts, served family style so you can pick and choose among the tasty offerings.

Throughout the day, your lively host provides commentary on passing attractions and brings to life fascinating chapters of California history. Learn about Sonoma’s past as a Spanish mission and hear local folklore as you roll past historic landmarks including the Mission San Francisco Solano, the Bear Flag Monument, General Vallejo's Soldier Barracks, the Sonoma and Swiss hotels and the charming town of Glen Ellen.

Your fun and historic tour concludes back at Sonoma Plaza.

Please note: This tour is for those 21 years or older.
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Sonoma Valley
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 at the winery and a 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 $20 to $30). 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.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tasting fees are not included and must be paid to the winery upon arrival. Fees range from $20-30.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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 Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley.
What is the policy on sanitization during Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley?
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 Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley.
What is the social distancing policy during Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley.
What is the maximum group size during Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley.

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A worthy experience
, May 2021
Fun group of people that toured together. A little windy in the back of the bus, and the seats were a bit uncomfortable, but a good time nonetheless.
Amazing adventure
, Apr 2021
Paul the driver was very informative and funny. Went with 2 girlfriends and we had an absolute blast!!!
Great way to see Sonoma
, Apr 2021
We had a great time on the tour!! Highly recommend. It was informative and fun, with a good variety of wineries to try. Paul our driver was great. Overall, a good experience, we may be back with friends!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you yes please come on back.
Great time!
, Apr 2021
Our tour was wonderful and do much fun! Paul our tour guide was very funny, informative, and attentive to all of the passengers on the trolley. We will definitely book this again the next time we visit.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for the kind words and will pass along to Paul.
Great way to see & experience sonoma
, Mar 2021
This is the way to do Sonoma wine tasting. Site seeing & wine with a great host. Highly recommended over renting a car
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Great overview of Sonoma
, Sep 2020
Great time. Great wineries overview in Sonoma. Really hot towards the end. The lunch was small but refreshing.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for the review. Yes the weather is starting to get up in the 90's.
, Sep 2020
We ended up not going on this tour. We did not come to CA for our trip due to the Fires. We were definitely Disappointed to miss this tour. Maybe next year.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Kerry, let me know when you reschedule the trip and we can help you out.
Trolly wine tasting
, Mar 2020
Paul was a very informative host. Great experience. Went to 4 great wineries. Lunch was great too. Very fun
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
Well organized and fun tour of the vineyards with an informative DD!
, Feb 2020
Dave was a great guide. Picked us up at the lodge at Sonoma renaissance hotel and dropped us off. Went to 4 wineries with a brief tour at 3 and great longer tour with wine caves and picnic lunch at Buena Vista with Alicia(she was fabulous too). Picnic lunch was good as well. Well organized, full day tour of Sonoma wine country with your own knowledgeable DD! Highly recommend. Only downside is you have to pay a wine tasting fee at vineyards but you do get a discount at some
Favorite Wine Tour
Rachel P
, Oct 2019
I have been in the San Francisco area for 3 years now, and done a couple of the wine tours. This one is truly a treat! We had a great time listening to the history of Wine Country while riding to the various wineries. The wineries were so charming, welcoming, and delicious! Thank you Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley for the great memories!!

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