When people plan a trip to Napa Valley, they have a lot of considerations, including budgeting and listing the activities they want to do. That’s why many of them prefer the Napa wine tour packages. These fixed packages save people time from having to further plan their itinerary, as well as help them to plan their budget better.
If you want more than just the usual wine tour, then choose Balloons Above the Valley (BATV). BATV has been providing hot air balloon flights and wine tours to clients for over three decades. We have amazing hot air balloon and wine tour packages that will entice everyone who wishes to make their Napa Valley trip more memorable.
Here are three of BATV’s hot air balloon and wine tour packages to consider:
1. Sunrise Balloon Flight and Champagne Brunch
This package is perfect if you’re planning for a short getaway in Napa! It may be the most basic among our other packages, but there’s nothing ordinary about it! Especially if this will be your first time riding a hot air balloon and you don’t want to spend that much, at $209 per person this should be the package for you. At this affordable price you will be able to enjoy the full luxury of wine tours in Napa Valley. First you will be served with breakfast that consists of freshly-baked pastries and freshly-brewed Starbucks coffee so that you won’t get hungry before taking your flight.
After the breakfast you will be transported to the launch site where you will witness the amazing process of inflating the hot air balloons. At the time of sunrise the winds are stable and the temperature is cool which the hot air balloons prefer. When you get to board the basket, you will be gradually lifted up into the peaceful sky where you will eventually get to witness the sun rising from the horizon. You can see the warm rays touching the endless rows of vineyards as if waking them up from their slumber.
Viewed from above, the endless, neat rows of vineyards make up the pretty patchwork look of the Napa Valley, with the verdant hills and mountains as well as the clear blue sky serving as a gorgeous backdrop. You have not need to fear because BATV’s pilots are extensively trained and their experience and enthusiasm will put you at ease. In fact, you may not realize how quickly you’ve forgotten your fear because it is so easy to get caught up in the awe of the beautiful landscape greeting the sunrise. You will never see this type of beauty in the Napa Valley from the ground, or when even standing at a vista point from the hills you’ve trekked, or from your hotel balcony. It truly is beautiful and awe insprining!
Our pilots will also guide you to other points of interest while you safely cruise through the crisp and calm morning air. After an exhilarating hot air balloon flight, you will then be treated to a champagne brunch celebration with other guests, either from your basket or one of the other balloons. There, you will have the opportunity to share your wonderful experience as you dine on fresh and delicious seasonal brunch with a sparkling wine. With this amazing experience flying on a hot air balloon and enjoying the other perks, they’re guaranteed to make you want to come back for more!
2. Balloon and Wine Tour Package
This package is similar to the Sunrise Balloon Flight and Champagne Brunch, but the difference is that this package also includes wine tours. At $608 for two passengers, you might consider this wonderful package especially if you want to have a Napa tour with your special someone or a friend who also loves traveling and wine.
Like the first package, you will enjoy a pre-flight breakfast, an awesome sunrise hot air balloon flight, and a post-flight brunch with champagne. After that, you will be transported through the valley for a wonderful wine tour, where you will have the chance to visit premium wineries, taste their own house wines, and learn the process of winemaking from grapes to glass. Ride in luxury aboard the limo bus as you enjoy and learn about wines at the same time. You will also love our picnic-style lunches as you take a stop from visiting the wineries and the vineyards. You may choose to take the wine tours right away after the sunrise hot air balloon flight, or choose to do it the next day.
3. San Francisco Balloon and Wine Tour Package
If you plan to visit and stay in the San Francisco Bay Area for a week or more, you may also wish to visit the outskirts of the city to discover and experience something new. For this, you may opt for BATV’s San Francisco Balloon and Wine Tour Package which begins in the city and continues a relatively short drive from downtown.
This two-day tour package is priced at $836 for two persons, making it perfect for traveling and honeymooning couples or buddies who plan for an extra-special Napa getaway.
On the first day, our transport arm will pick you up from San Francisco and take you to the wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. You will get to experience the comfort and luxury inside a limo bus, where you will also have breakfast (plus a mimosa) along the way. You will also love the picnic-style lunch in Wine Country that we’ve prepared especially for you. A wine tasting, as well as olive tasting, is also included in this package.
The sunrise hot air balloon flight takes place on the second day. Of course, there will also be a pre-flight breakfast and post-flight champagne brunch. And that’s not all! You may also choose to do a last-minute shopping at the Oxbow Public Market or the Napa Valley Premium Outlets before being transported back to San Francisco by ferry. Or you have to option to be sent back to San Francisco by ferry right away after having the champagne brunch celebration.
With these three sunrise hot air balloon and Napa wine tour packages from BATV, it’s up to you to decide which one of them you will choose. Although they have some differences, these packages will provide you the same level of pleasure and make your Napa wine tours really special and unforgettable.