While planning for a Napa tour, you want to make sure that it will go beautifully from start to finish. And speaking of beautiful, the Wine Country offers plenty of beautiful scenery and the people in Napa are also beautiful folks. And that’s not all! Napa tours offer great and fun activities for its visitors.
Tourists who have been to the Napa Valley can’t help talking about the perfect scenery — well-arranged rows of grapevines, clusters of trees, and houses, wineries and some massive mansions are huddled together at one end. Of course, some stand solitarily amidst the vineyards.
Many tourists visiting Napa Valley are really there for the wines. People have different preferences when it comes to visiting wineries and tasting rooms. For those who want to explore the big names, they can go to such wineries as Domaine Chandon, Robert Mondavi Winery, Inglenook Estate, Beringer Wines, and many more. For those who want intimate winery discoveries, they can explore the more off-the-beaten-track establishments such as Artesa Vineyards & Winery, ZD Wines, Trefethen Family Vineyards, and Reynolds Family Winery.
Some visit the wineries just for their distinctive architecture and unique physical charm. Some wineries even integrate art into their buildings. Examples of these distinctive wineries include Del Dotto Vineyards, Hall St. Helena, The Hess Collection (which also serves as an art gallery), Chateau Montelena, Castelo di Amorosa, Clos Pegase Winery, Domaine Carneros, and Quixote Winery.
Along with visiting the wineries and sampling their products, connoisseurs cannot complete their gustatory journeys without food! Napa boasts some of the world’s best and most diverse cuisine. If you don’t know where to start — unless you know what you’d really like to eat — just check out the most renowned restaurants in the region such as Ciccio (for the “perfect pizza”), La Taberna (for tapas), Mustards Grill, The French Laundry, Morimoto, Redd, or Gott’s Roadside (for their burgers).
End your Napa tour on a special note. If you want to do it in a more unforgettable way, ride a hot air balloon! If you decide to do so, choose Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) the first company to offer hot air balloon flights over the Wine Country.
Once you’re up in the sky, you will see well-arranged rows of grapevines, lush vegetation and an overall breathtaking landscape greeting the glow of the sunrise.
BATV also offers you and the other guests additional awesome treats like a pre-flight breakfast and delicious seasonal post-flight brunch. Our packages also offer on-the-ground tours of the vineyards as well as wineries, a limo bus service with on-board breakfast (and a mimosa), photo ops of the Golden Gate Bridge, picnic-style lunches, optional shopping and sight-seeing. If you would like to learn more, call us at 800-464-6824 to get your questions answered or make a reservation.
There’s not a more thrilling, enchanting, unique and unforgettable way to end your Napa tour than riding a hot air balloon ride!