Napa Valley tours offer opportunities to see this wonderfully beautiful region of California, which boasts fantastic weather and easy access to many attractions along scenic drives such as Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail. One way to make the most of a vacation to Napa is by booking a tour of Napa; these excursions can be tailored to fit all kinds of travelers’ tastes and budgets. Whether you're an active, outdoorsy type who likes to mix in exercise with sightseeing or a wine enthusiast who wants an extensive educational tour of wineries and vineyards, there are Napa Valley tours for you.
On Napa bike tours, which are a great way to spend summer days in this part of California, you'll bike along scenic roads to several fine wineries, where you can enjoy picnic lunches and wine-tasting. These tours can start from all parts of Napa Valley—you can take Calistoga tours or St. Helena tours, or cover several valley cities in one fell swoop. Tour companies often offer to transport your wine purchases since toting too many bottles will slow you down when you're biking, and some of these tours also can also include accommodation. Bike tours are a great way to spend the day outdoors while exploring Napa's famous wineries.
Another popular kind of Napa Valley tours are shuttle tours. Napa winery shuttles take small groups to several wineries for wine-tastings and tours. If you're celebrating a special occasion, such as a wedding, consider taking a limo tour; your chauffeur will pick you up in Napa Valley and take you to various wineries. This type of shuttle tour of Napa is another great way to see various Napa attractions without having to worry about transportation logistics. If you're staying in Napa Valley overnight, consider booking a tour package that includes accommodation—these vacation packages are just another way to simplify planning your trip.
Of course, some of the best Napa tours are the wine tours. Napa wine is world-famous, and many well-known wineries often tours, including Frog's Leap, Quintessa, Trefethen, Peju, Rubicon, and Robert Mondavi. You might walk around the winery, tour the vineyards, visit cave cellars, and learn about the wine-making process. Those who love sparkling wine will enjoy the champagne offerings at Gloria Ferrer, Domaine Carneros, Domaine Chandon, Mumms Napa, and Schramsberg. For history buffs, the vineyard tours at the Rubicon vineyards in Rutherford are a treat; there you can explore the vineyards, taste five of the Estate wines, take a historical tour, and visit the Centennial Museum. Many wineries require you to make advance reservations for tours and tastings, while others accept walk-ins, so it’s best to plan ahead so you can visit all your favorite spots.
If you're staying at one of the resorts, you might want to try one of the Calistoga tours offered. Wineries such as Castello di Amorosa and Sterling are located in this charming town, and they are very popular among the Calistoga tours.
Whether you decide to bike or shuttle, and whether you focus on wine-tasting or vineyard touring, a tour of Napa is sure to enhance your experience in the valley. Simply do some research ahead of time, and you'll find a great fit for your trip, ensuring that you return home with wonderful memories of Napa and new knowledge about the area’s wine.