When you get to visit Napa Valley – whether this is your first time or you have been there many times – the magic always unfolds as if every visit is a new experience. Each visit to Napa Valley Wineries is also a new experience.
Even if you are visiting Napa Valley for only a short time, you will still be able to experience and enjoy the best and the finest in the famous wine growing region. Napa Valley is surely an eyeful of natural sightseeing wonders, has over 400 wineries and tasting rooms, hundreds of options to dine as well as shop, and a few more unexpected delights that Napa Valley has up its sleeve.
One of the things you may never have thought of as being immensely enjoyable is the sunrise hot air balloon ride over the gorgeous Napa Valley landscape. If you want to include a hot air balloon ride in your Napa Valley getaway, look no further than Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) as they offer both hot air balloon rides and wine tours.
One of BATV’s most popular packages is the San Francisco Balloon and Wine Tour Package. At just $836 for two, this is the best option if you plan to go on a Napa getaway with your husband or wife, best travelling buddy, or your special someone.
There are many things to see and do during the San Francisco Balloon and Wine Tour package. For such a small fee you will be able to appreciate the beauty of the Napa Valley and go to some of the most popular wine tours in the region, and also have the chance to experience luxury for two days.
On the first day of the San Francisco and Wine Tour Package, you will be transported from downtown San Francisco in the comfort of a limo bus. A continental breakfast awaits you when you get on board the limo, with freshly-baked croissants, cream cheese, and fresh fruit…plus a mimosa drink. A stop at the vista where you can see the famous Golden Gate Bridge is definitely not to be missed!
Your well-informed chauffeur and guide will show you several points of interests and answer your questions as you journey to and through the wine country. The wineries in Napa and Sonoma offer a surprising range and variety of tastes which will satisfy your appetite for wines.
The foodies, in particular, will enjoy the olive tasting and then the picnic lunch, where you can build your own turkey sandwich on freshly baked rolls, olive pasta, hummus, and so much more.
On the second day of your tour package, this is where you will finally get to experience the sunrise hot air balloon ride! Before the big event, enjoy the aroma of coffee and freshly baked goods in the pre-flight breakfast. After a short orientation, you will be driven to the site where you will witness the inflating of the hot air balloons. Once the balloon rises upright, then it’s time to hop into the basket!
The change of the seasons will allow you to discover the diversity out of Napa Valley’s beauty, once you’re up the air. In the summer, the vineyards you see on the ground look like a patchwork of neat little green rows, interspersed with a few clumps of greens from the trees and shrubs as well as houses that look now like toy buildings. In the autumn you will be greeted with an explosion of warm colors of yellow, orange, red as well as green in some trees, bright greens and purples from grapes as they are ready for harvesting.
After that wonderful flight, you will be treated to a sumptuous post-flight brunch, all fresh and seasonal, with sparkling wine. We also offer a post-flight brunch at the Oxbow Public Market. It’s the newest and hottest food and wine destination in Napa. And what’s more, the Michelin-rated restaurant C Casa in Oxbow provides our delicious and fresh brunches.
Balloons Above the Valley has been providing hot air balloon for over three decades. Our experienced pilots will put you at ease, allowing you to enjoy your hot air balloon flight, while our office staff provides excellent service with warm and smiling hospitality.
Our commitment to providing first-rate service to our clients has been rewarded with honors. Recently, we have been awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Hall of Fame honors.
Guests who visit Napa Valley deserve only the best. When they’re looking for the very best, they contact Balloons Above the Valley for an unforgettable hot air balloon flight, excellent service, and outstanding Napa Valley wineries tours!