Sitting to the north of San Francisco, Sonoma, Mendocino and Napa Counties are home to a myriad of wineries, tempting visitors from across the globe to taste their award winning wines. Boasting a near perfect climate, soil and water supply speciality chardonnays and zinfandels are produced to exemplary standards. In addition you will find locally grown produce and cheeses in the charming markets and a scattering of small towns with big personalities.
Board the Napa Valley Wine Train and sail through the picture-postcard setting of Northern California's Napa Valley region. This three hour excursion, starting and terminating at Napa Valley Station, follows the historic train line built in 1847 by Samuel Brannan. The 26 mile journey take you through famous wine valleys to the quaint town of St Helena, then loops back to Napa Valley.
The vintage carriages, built between 1915 and 1952, have been lavishly restored to their original decor of a bygone era to enhance the experience. Napa Valley Wine Train has a choice of two excursion options, Gourmet Express or Champagne Vista Dome, for either lunch or dinner.
Guests choosing Gourmet Express travel in the Pullman Lounge Car, enjoy swivel lounge cars, rich polished woods and custom designed fabrics. Those selecting to dine at first sitting enjoy an appetiser and entree in the Pullman Dining Car and then relax back in the lounge for dessert. Second sitting enjoy appetisers in the lounge and move to the Pullman Dining Car for entree and dessert.
The epitome of elegance, those choosing the Champagne Vista Dome are treated to perfect views of the manicured vineyards and unique California architecture through the elevated dome windows. Passengers dine at their lavishly appointed tables with fine velveteen chairs, reminiscent of the early 1920's.
From £72 Gourmet Express
From £94 Vista Dome
Departures year round.
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