With over 400 wineries and tasting rooms, Napa Valley, California has no shortage of flavors for every taste. At 35-miles by five-miles, the area is simple to explore and is full of the unexpected. Within the valley sits five towns, each with its distinct character and personality, and 16 grape growing regions, known as appellations. The least expensive times to visit Napa are in the off-season which runs from October to May. Don't worry that you miss the good stuff if you come during the off-season. Sure, there will not be any grapes on the vines, but you will enjoy manageable crowds at the wineries and bright yellow mustard plants blanketing the hillsides. You can find excellent tour deals from Vezer Family Vineyard, Napa Valley Wine Trolley and Beau Wine Tours. Keep reading for more information on some of the best Napa Valley tours and deals.
One of the best deals in Napa is the general wine tasting tour and 2-for-1 tastings offered by the Vezer Family Vineyard through Priority Wine Pass. With the insanely inexpensive price of $15 per person, you can experience a sampling of the award-winning Vezer wines in the Manas Gardens Tasting Room or Blue Victorian Tasting Room. As their experts walk you through an expedition of the senses, you will learn what makes Suisun Valley the premiere grape growing region. Vezer also offers the Blue Victorian Cellar Master Blending Tour for $39 per person with one complimentary guest. The tour includes a walk through the stunning Blue Victorian room with a wine specialist where you learn about the winemaking process and experience in the barrel room.
The Napa Valley Wine Trolley Tour is $99 per person and allows you to uniquely experience the Napa wine region in an open-air trolley. The vehicle is a replica of the historic San Francisco cable car featuring unobstructed 360-degree views of the vineyards dotting the hills as you wind through the valley. The tour also features four wineries for tastings, and in between stops you will learn about Napa's history and wine from a knowledgeable guide. The picnic lunch is catered by The Girl & the Fig, a French country bistro that is a favorite among locals. The tour lasts six-hours from beginning to end and light walking is involved so pack comfortable shoes. The tour also operates on rain or shine basis throughout the entire year.
The Napa Valley Balloon Ride & Wine Tour Package from Beau Wine Tours is another favorite among visitors. There are two tour options: Balloon Ride and Luxury Sedan Tour which costs $987 for two people, and the Balloon Ride and Luxury SUV tour which costs $1,574 for four people. The tours offer the same content only with different vehicles to accommodate more people. The package price includes a pre-flight breakfast, beautiful sunrise balloon flight (if desired), post-flight champagne breakfast, and personalized chauffeured tour of Napa Valley including gratuity. Each vehicle is equipped with Blue Tooth connectivity, free guidebook, and bottled water. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are available. Up to two additional passengers can be added to the SUV tour for $239 per person.
With a rich history and countless activities, Napa Valley is the premier wine region in the United States and becoming a global destination for travelers. Stroll the vineyards, sip award-winning wines with a dramatic view or talk with the winemaker on your next trip. Whatever your pleasure, Napa offers an understated, exceptional experience.