Napa Valley Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour: Full-Day Experience
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772 Ratings
Napa
Embark on a full-day, small-group wine-tasting tour in Napa Valley. Visit charming wineries, enjoy a picnic lunch, and learn about local history and wine making. Book now!
Duration: 6 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Napa Valley - Your journey commences with a pickup from your hotel in Napa Valley. The location of your stay will determine the specific area of the wine country you’ll explore. If you’re lodging outside the vicinity of the wineries, you have the option to converge at a predetermined common location.

You will explore three quaint, off-the-beaten-path wineries and enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the picturesque setting of a vineyard. Your guide will weave engaging narratives and impart nuggets of knowledge regarding the region’s history, culture, and viticulture.

This experience is genuine and devoid of any pretentious or overly touristy elements. We pride ourselves on providing an intimate, amusing, and unforgettable experience. The tour is designed to be relaxed and welcoming, ensuring a delightful time. You’ll have the opportunity to taste some of the most renowned wines in the world. Our typical visitor may not be a connoisseur of wine but is eager to learn about the craft of winemaking and is happy to share this adventure with a small group of fellow wine enthusiasts.

What's Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within towns in tour region (Not San Francisco)
  • Transport by small shuttle
  • Driver Tour Guide
  • 3 winery visits
  • Picnic lunch and bottled water
  • Surcharges on fuel
What's Not Included
  • Wine tasting fees ($20-$25 at each winery) per person
  • Gratuity for the guide (Suggested 18-20%) per person.
  • Groups of 5 or more traveling together will be charged a 20% gratuity for the guide at the end.
Additional Information

Come along to our full-day, small-group journey through the stunning wine landscapes of Napa Valley! Expect to drop by three cozy, off the beaten track wineries and enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the harmonious setting of a winery. Your informed guide will regale you with captivating tales and intriguing snippets about the local history, culture, and vintning. We excel at providing intimate, light-hearted, and truly unforgettable experiences.  Your guide will arrange a delicious picnic lunch for you at a scenic winery. Post the tour’s end, we’ll drop you back to your pick up location. The tour typically accommodates between 8-12 guests.

  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Please call local operator after booking to provide a mobile phone number and an email address
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Location
Main Street & 5th Street
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Kathy_m
Feb 20, 2024
Extraordinary! - Our guide Tessa was AMAZING, and her choice of three local wineries could not have been better. Our day was filled with memorable moments in the setting of unique and charming tasting rooms, with history and stories woven in throughout our day. I would highly recommend this tour!
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Daniellepu1995ed
Feb 20, 2024
A lot of fun! - Dave did a great job driving us around. We visited three wineries and learned a lot about wine and the Napa area. We did have to pay for each of the tastings (although sharing with your companion is fine) and there was more of an expectation to purchase bottles than on other tours I’ve been on.
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Judith_p
Feb 8, 2024
Highly recommend this tour - Steve was a great tour guide - gracious, knowledgable and a good driver! He picked three terrific, family-owner wineries for our visit. All three had unique qualities that made them very special to visit and the three hosts were fun and informative. We had a very nice boxed lunch at the second winery - good quality and plenty of food. The small group of 7 on our tour agreed that it was a fun, informative and overall delightful day!
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Vickiwq9922sf
Feb 1, 2024
Cintequentially Amazing - Jason was the best! Super knowledgeable and willing to go hard on all the wine smarts. Picked some unique great vineyards that were all a very different experience for different reasons. Fun for all.
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Angelak_d
Jan 31, 2024
Perfect 40th Birthday Celebration - We had a phenomenal time touring Napa, St. Helena and Calistoga! This was our first time visiting wine country. Our tour guide Army was so fun and threw in a couple surprises for us all. Perfect way to celebrate my 40th Birthday. A day I will never forget for sure! Platypus tours made the experience so relaxing and memorable. Loved every second!
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Tracey_a
Jan 9, 2024
Do not miss this one! - Army was a great guide and made the day fun and informative. We had a small group of 6 and it was perfect.
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Dalia_a
Jan 6, 2024
Great way to explore Napa's wine country! - Tessa (our Platypus driver) was awesome! She picked us up at the River Terrace Inn and drove us to three unique wineries. In addition to just driving us, she provided plenty of information and answered all of our questions. She was also present for the winery tours, which personally made us feel like we had an insider friend in our corner. Her friendly, personable, and down-to-earth demeanor was greatly appreciated and elevated our experience. We visited in January and lucked out with great weather and non-existant crowds. Lastly, If you're able to specify when booking, ask for Tessa. Thank you, Tessa! -Jason & Dalia
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Stephanie_b
Dec 31, 2023
Excellent small group wine tasting. - Our local guide picked us up right in time. There were 4 couples on our tour to 3 small family owned wineries throughout the Napa valley. Each was very unique and different from the other.
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492ryanb
Dec 27, 2023
Amazing day in Napa wine country! - My wife and I came to Napa for a long weekend to have fun before I began a business trip and were so glad to find Platypus Tours. We didn’t want to rent a car so finding a tour that would pick us up at the Napa hotel and drive us for the day was exactly what we were looking for. We were met promptly at 1000 at our hotel (Springhill Suites) by our guide driving a fair-sized bus. Our guide was Stephen and he was fantastic, very nice and so knowledgeable about all things wine related as well as the valley itself. We drove around and picked up several other groups and then got started. We went to 3 smaller, family owed wineries during the next 6 hours: Rutherford Ranch, AuburnJames and lastly Backstage. All 3 were very different from one another, but we really liked Rutherford the best. During our second stop at AuburnJames Stephen brought in prepackaged lunches for all of us from the bus while we had some welcome wine and it was great. All the tastings were scheduled ahead of time so we could walk right in and be seated. It was really quiet, could be because it was a Sunday but our individual winery hosts were all knowledgeable and did a fantastic job entertaining the group. Stephen was excellent all day and even stopped at a place where we could buy Napa Olive Oil and fresh meat/cheeses for charcuterie boards to take with us. At the end of the day, he offered to either drop us off downtown Napa or take us to the door of our hotel which was a really nice touch. Everything about the day was great from logistics, lunch and our guide Stephen. We liked it so much we decided to book the North Sonoma tour with Platypus too! Highly recommend this tour group.
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G5175mlcharlotted
Feb 21, 2024
Tour at the wineries chosen was at mom and pop locations with swearing and not professional - Rob was our tour guide and wasted so much time with talking too much. We sat on the bus more than we spent at the wineries. I do not recommend spending money with this company. Plan your tour with wineries you would love to see. You learn alot with wineries like Ballinger, Del Dotto and others.
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