The Ultimate Day Trip: Alcatraz & Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

55 Reviews | San Francisco, USA

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10 hours (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
A note about this tour
Our maximum size for group tours is 6 people on a 14 passenger bus to allow for physical distancing. The use of masks is required in the vehicle. Guests must bring their own. Guide training to ensure the safest possible conditions.Each winery has their own restrictions, which all guests must follow.


Enjoy two of the Bay Area’s top attractions on this full-day tour that combines beautiful scenery and fascinating history. Spend the morning in Sonoma Valley, where you’ll visit two wineries for wine tastings. Then head back to San Francisco and board the ferry to Alcatraz Island. Tour the former prison on your own with its award-winning audio tour, and admire the sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. A photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge is also included. The Sonoma portion of the tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience with a knowledgeable guide. Tasting fees at the two wineries is included as well as the ticket for the Alcatraz tour.



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Average 4.62 out of 5 stars based on 55 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Pranavi G, Nov 2019 Verified
I bought this as a birthday present for my boyfriend as we never had gone wine tasting before or seen Alcatraz and thought it would make for a fun day and IT DID! The whole process was easy and enjoyable from being driven to Sonoma and the chosen wineries to being dropped off at Fisherman's Wharf for lunch to having tickets at will call for the ferry ride to Alcatraz. We thoroughly enjoyed our day because it didn't feel overly planned out and we were left to do what we wanted with loose structure
Lauren Z, Oct 2019 Verified

Our tour guide Heather was excellent and the wineries were great. The Alcatraz tour was really interesting. Definitely recommend!

Matthew K, Aug 2019 Verified

This is a small group tour with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. I definitely recommend this for first time visitors to the SF/Wine country area.

Bill A, Jul 2019 Verified
A great way to experience 3 of the bay areas pleasures in one day. We enjoyed both wineries.The larger property had a very interesting free California Missions museum to go through.The second winery-much smaller-was a pleasure because of an excellent hostess,Pat. She also let us sample a more expensive wine not on the normal list.The drive was pleasant because of our friendly tour guide(Stephanie,I hope I got that right!)who kept up a friendly banter the whole way.The stop at Fort Point to view the Golden Gate bridge was short-I wish that had been longer.We got dropped off near Fisherman's Wharf and had at least 2 hrs. to eat and browse before making our way to the Alcatraz Ferry for that leg of the trip. We had over 2 hrs. on the island which may or may not be enough time for some folks(arrive at 4:15,depart at 6:30,approx.).For us it was fine,we were exhausted from a full day(my phone said I had nearly 19K steps for the day! Highly recommend for those who can handle a lot of walking!
Justin D, Jul 2019 Verified

Jeffery was an awesome guide. This was a full day of fun. Well worth the cost. The wineries were wonderful.

Deborah P, Jul 2019 Verified
We had a wonderful experience from start to finish! Heather was our tour guide for the Sonoma Valley Wine Tour and she was truly exceptional! Knowledgeable, friendly, excellent driver and provided us a lovely time to and from the wineries as well as some extra scenic stops!
21sportsfan, Sep 2018 Verified

Our driver Skip for the wine tour was awesome, great combination tour

Araceli V, Jan 2018 Verified

amazing tour. Can't miss it.

KATHY H, Sep 2017 Verified

Really enjoyed this tour....was a morning trip in Sonoma Wine Country, our guide was Jan and she was awesome. We liked that this was limited to a small group - 13 or less.

This tour included on your own - tickets to Alcatraz that we found out later was hard to get to unless you booked ahead. Alcatraz was very interesting and enjoyable. I do think it should be noted that the Alcatraz site is equal to walking up 13 stories. That was not a problem for us but it would be for many people. Alcatrez site can take a limited amount of people up using a small conveyance but most people walk.

That said - the tour was great and I would book through here again without hesitation.

Andrew F, Aug 2017 Verified

It was fantastic and there is too much info to put here so find out how much fun we had, photos, video and all we learned at my travel blog
Our guide, Chris, for the Wine Tour thru greendreamtours was AWESOME! You need to book this trip : Thanks Cool Destinations! Once again for a good time!

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