A wine tour near San Francisco will make a great addition to your travels in and around the city. This is true especially if you want to escape the concrete jungle for a while, going to the Wine Country makes for an excellent and refreshing side trip!
If you want to make the most of your travels in the Wine Country (while you’re staying in San Francisco), you might want to include a hot air balloon ride in the morning! For this reason, you shouldn’t choose any hot air balloon ride operator — go for a world-class company like Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) for the best wine tours whenever you stay in San Francisco!
BATV has created a package specifically those who stay in the city and wish to travel to the Wine Country: the San Francisco Balloon & Wine Tour Package.” It fuses the two distinct pleasures — from the land and from the air — for two days for only $836.50 per two persons.
You will be picked up in the morning by one of Napa Valley Wine Tour’s chauffeured limos in San Francisco, and you will be driven to the Wine Country. Enjoy an onboard breakfast with mimosa, and stop at a vista point to view the Golden Gate Bridge as you leave the city.
The wine tours include visits to four wineries: two in Napa and another two in Sonoma. You will also be led to the production at one of the wineries where you will discover the process of winemaking, and also have the chance to try Olive Press’ olive oil tasting as well!
You and the other guests will also love the picnic lunch at one of the wineries! Enjoy the freshly prepared meals as you enjoy the lovely countryside scenery that surrounds you.
The second day of this package is the one you’ve waited for — the sunrise hot air balloon adventure!
But before that, be sure to have a full and warm tummy! A buffet-style breakfast awaits you and the other guests. It consists of freshly baked pastries and Starbucks coffee. A brief orientation follows, and after that, you’ll be driven to the launch site.
After the balloons are being inflated, you’re now good to get aboard the wicker basket and ready to fly!
Enjoy unobstructed views of the Napa Valley — immaculate rows of lush vineyards and the famous valleys flanked by the majestic mountains and the rolling hills as they greet the warm rays of the morning sun.
A fresh and delicious seasonal brunch with champagne will follow after the one-hour flight. It also provides you the opportunity to mingle with new friends and discuss the wonderful hot air balloon experience!
If you choose to do the last-minute shopping or sightseeing after the champagne brunch, the Napa Valley Country Wine Tours will pick you and drop you off at either Oxbow Public Market or The Napa Valley Premium Outlets. Finally, you will be driven to the Ferry Terminal in Vallejo where you will take the ferry back to San Francisco with free ferry tickets. Or you will also have the option to be taken to the Ferry Terminal directly after the brunch.
Balloons Above the Valley has kept its reputation of being one of the best and the most trusted hot air balloon operator in Napa Valley for over 40 years. Choosing BATV over our competitors will give you a greater chance of enjoying a successful wine tour in San Francisco.